The Christmas season is fast approaching, and sponsors and donors are needed for the annual Dare County Angel Gift Program. Information for those in-need about how to apply to receive an Angel Gift this year has also been released.
Northern Beaches Angel Gift
The Outer Banks Woman’s Club is seeking sponsors and donors for their Angel Gift Program, now in it’s 34th year. The club partners in a collaborative effort with the Dare County Department of Health & Human Services, whose role is the screening of applicants.
Residents interested in applying for assistance through the Angel Gift Program need to apply by calling or visiting the Dare County Department of Health and Human Services in Manteo at 252.475.5500. Applications will be taken by phone from October 12, 2021 – November 3, 2021. This is the ONLY application period.
Families eligible for the Angel Gift Program who live north of the Oregon Inlet must be below 200% of the Federal Poverty Level, however unique situations will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Additionally, applicants must provide proof of income and a completed application. Due to increased participation, priority will be given to eligible families who were not assisted last year. Additional families will be included, as funds permit,on a first come, first-served basis.
The continued success of this program would not be possible without the generous support and funding provided by businesses, organizations, and individuals from Dare County and beyond.
For more information regarding sponsorship or donation opportunities, please call the Outer Banks Woman’s Club at 252.455.0163. For questions regarding applications, please contact Leigh Brinkley at 252.475.5566.
Hatteras Island Angel Gift
The coalition that implements the Hatteras Island Angel Gift program is seeking sponsors, donors and applicants for the upcoming holiday season. The program is provided in collaboration with individuals, businesses, churches and other organizations committed to providing Christmas joy for children on Hatteras Island. The Dare County Department of Health & Human Services works with these organizations to provide referrals, administrative support and identify family needs, as well as to help protect the privacy of the request.
Most of the giving is from local businesses, organizations and individuals. In addition to Donation Boxes and Angel requests located in businesses for donors to sponsor, monetary and toy donations are also accepted. Angel Gift volunteers will do shopping after the cutoff date for donations passes, which is on December 1, 2021.
For those families in need of assistance this Christmas, applications for Hatteras Island Angel Gift are available to pick up and drop off at the Dare County Department of Health and Human Services Frisco campus. Application dates will run from October 4, 2021 – November 1, 2021.
Participants do not need to be a client of the Department of Health & Human Services to receive Angel Gift. Participants must live on Hatteras Island, and gifts are provided only for child(ren) in the custody of the applicant. Phone interviews will be required to verify information and assess needs once completed applications are submitted. Children 0-14 years of age are eligible for sponsorship. Other children in the home with eligible children may be included if they are under 16 years of age and enrolled in school. For families that have received Angel Gift for three consecutive years, the application will be reviewed by the committee and sponsorship is not guaranteed. COVID-19 related situations will be taken into consideration.
For questions regarding the program, or to make a donation, please contact the program coordinator, Linda Oneal, with Hatteras United Methodist Church at 252.986.2149 or Jessica Nonnenmocher at 252.475.4390.