Charities that offer help during the holiday season in Indiana. Please post feedback about any charities you may know about.
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Not sure how far they go but I live in Fairmount, Indiana and we have a group called the Helping Hands. Every year they put out applications around this town and a few surrounding. Fill them out and turn them back in and if you meet their requirements(low income, elderly etc) They bring you food LOTS of it and gifts for your children. They are wonderful even though I am very low income I try to put money in their jars when I can. (11/16/2005)
These organizations are in Knox County, Indiana. Hope this helps somebody.
Vincennes Food Pantry PO Box 1235 Vincennes IN 47591 (812) 882-7310
North Knox Social Ministries 413 Murlin St Bicknell IN 47512-1926 (812) 735-3262
Generations PO Box 314 Vincennes IN 47591-0314 (800) 742-9002
Ridgecrest Baptist Church Food Pantry 1820 McKinley Ave Vincennes IN 47591-0857 (812) 882-0401
Salvation Army Vincennes 2300 N 2nd St Vincennes IN 47591-2444 (812) 882-6933
Community United Methodist Church 1548 S Hart Street Rd Vincennes IN 47591 (812) 882-2220
Kerusso Koffee House 202 West 2nd Street, Bicknell, IN 47512 (812) 735-4175
Check with the local United Way. They should be able to direct you to organizations that can help. (11/30/2005)
Are your children on SSI? If not you need to apply at your local social security administration. You also need to apply at your local welfare office for food stamps, medicaid and TANF (cash assistance) to see if you are eligible for these services. Your local United Way is a clearing house for all the charitable organizations in your area and can give you names, addresses and phone numbers for these agencies. If your husband is only working part time maybe he could care for the grandmother while you work when the boys are in school. I worked days and my husband worked nights. He slept while the children were in school and cared for them until I came home after school. It was hard but we made it through. Good luck (12/01/2005)
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