Now that Thanksgiving is over, United Way Toys from the Heart and Christmas assistance programs have begun! Toys from the Heart is a Christmas assistance program that serves families with children under the age of 18. The program ensures that families experiencing financial difficulties receive assistance during the winter holidays. Upon approval, families are able to shop for toys, sports equipment, school supplies, and personal items for their children. The program also offers families a dinner box that includes all the holiday essentials, including a turkey or ham! Toys from the Heart is a collaborative effort of several local nonprofits. New River Community Action's and United Way conduct eligibility screenings throughout the NRV while Knights of Columbus maintains donated items and coordinates shopping efforts for participant. The eligibility dates are listed in the picture below. When you come in for screening please make sure to have your proof of address, proof of income, and an ID for all children. Please note if you have been served by another community holiday program you will not be eligible.