The Sertoma Club of Jackson County’s 47th annual program to ensure children do not have to go without gifts this Christmas has begun with the placement of Christmas Miracle Angel Trees at two locations in Seymour.
Those locations are Jackson County Public Library-Seymour Branch and Shoe Sensation in Seymour.
“We are not associated with any national or international toy drive. Anyone who donates gifts or money to Sertoma Christmas Miracle can rest assured knowing that their contribution is used only for the children of Jackson County,” said Christmas Miracle Co-Chairman Ryan Begley. “This program only exists because of the extraordinary charity of the people of Jackson County.”
Unwrapped gifts that are purchased are to be dropped off at Christmas Miracle Headquarters. This year, Christmas Miracle Headquarters is in Shoppes of Seymour at 357 Tanger Blvd. in Suite 211.
Donations to the Christmas Miracle effort also may be dropped off at headquarters or mailed to Jackson County Sertoma Club, Box 841, Seymour, IN 47274.
Hours of operation for Christmas Miracle Headquarters are as follows: 1 to 4 p.m. Tuesday to Friday; 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday to Friday; and noon to 4 p.m on Saturday.
Applicants may also fill out applications at Headquarters.
Applications are available at the Jackson County Health Department, the WIC office, Seymour City Hall, Jackson County Department of Child Services, the Human Services office and all branches of the Jackson County Public Library, including Crothersville, Medora and Seymour, and all partner agencies of the Jackson County United Way.
Applications also are available at the Jackson County Sheriff’s Department at 150 S. State Road 250 in Brownstown (during business hours) and at Bundy Brothers at 3 N. David St. in Medora.
Applications should be completed and mailed to Jackson County Sertoma, Box 841, Seymour, IN 47274, or they can be brought to Christmas Miracle Headquarters. The deadline to apply is Dec. 19.
All applications are processed through Charity Tracker, so resources can be used without duplication of other services.
For questions, call the Christmas Miracle Headquarters at 812-498-2275. The phone will be answered during open hours.