Christmas Wish 2019 is currently accepting applications to help those needing help providing Christmas gifts for their children. Applications will be available through Oct. 11.

Applications are available from 8 a.m.-4 p.m., Monday through Friday, at The Bulletin lobby, located 16 W. Sixth St. Applications should to be returned to The Bulletin by 4 p.m. Oct. 11.

Volunteers will work to make the wishes of children come true. Christmas Wish is a charitable program of The Baxter Bulletin which provides gifts for children in its readership area. There are no income guidelines, but parents need to fill out an application, provide proof of residency, proof of custody and relate why they need help, as well as what kind of gift that would make their child happy on Christmas morning.

Since the program operates on the generosity of the area, as well as fundraisers, the circumstances of each application are published in The Bulletin’s print and online editions. Area residents, charitable and service groups, churches, etc., then adopt a wish to provide the desired gifts, or donate items or money to help make the many wishes come true.

How to apply

Applications may be picked up and should be returned to The Bulletin office by 4 p.m. Oct. 11. Wish is unable to mail, fax, email or text applications.

How wishes are distributed

Once applications are processed, each applicant will be informed if their application has been approved or denied. At that time the applicant will be given their wish number. Pickup dates will be published in the paper and posted on the Christmas Wish Facebook Page. Wishes will be available for pickup at The Bulletin starting Dec. 9-12.

How to help

Do you want to help Christmas Wish? Here are a few ideas:

• Toys and clothing may be brought to The Bulletin office.

• Monetary donations may be dropped off anytime at The Bulletin office, 16 W. Sixth St., or mailed to Christmas Wish, 16 W. Sixth St, Mountain Home, AR 72653.

• Have an idea for a fundraiser to benefit Christmas Wish? If so, call Deyette at (417) 501-6663.

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