Time to sign up for ‘Operation Christmas’

AVIS — The Pine Creek Township Police Department will be accepting families for the “Operation Christmas” program, a help fund designed to provide Christmas gifts to families in need in Avis borough, Dunnstable, Wayne and Pine Creek township areas.

Residents of the community who did not benefit from the program in the last two years may come to the Police Department at 23 Municipal Drive, Avis, and sign up and provide a wish list of gifts and sizes for their children if there is a need for help this Christmas.

Parents can come to the Police Department from 4 to 6 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 9; Saturday, Nov. 17, and Friday, Nov. 30.

Additional sign up times are scheduled at Aungst Cuts, 24 W. Central Ave., Avis, on Nov. 1, 2 5, 6, 8, 9, 20, 26, 27, 29 and 30.

The gifts will be pruchased, wrapped and delivered the day before Christmas. This is not a program based on family income. The only requirements are that the children must be age 15 or younger and the family must provide proof of residency in one of the municipalities that Pine Creek Township provides police coverage. Photo ID, a currrent utility bill and proof of guardianship of the children must be provided.

If a business or individual wishes to make a monetary donation to the “Operation Christmas” program, they can mail the donation payable to Operation Christmas, PO Box 596, Avis, Pa. 17721.