There is now a $1.00 per child application fee. We will not turn anyone down for assistance because of the inability to pay the fee. Please visit the Youth Service Bureau for more information.
All of the money collected will be put in a scholarship fund. Please check back for more information on the scholarship eligibility process.
How do we do this?
Montgomery County Youth Service Bureau
Mail: Attn: Jennifer White
209 E Pike St.
Crawfordsville, IN 47933
Fax: (765) 362-5719
Names will be available the first week of November.
If you are interested in helping with REINdear this holiday season, please complete the form and return it to the Youth Service Bureau as soon as possible.
REINdear (Reaching Everyone in Need) has been around since 2003. Our mission is to coordinate community efforts to support children who would normally do without during the Christmas season. Several community agencies, including all three local school systems, the Department of Children’s Services, the Youth Service Bureau, the Family Crisis Shelter, and several volunteers, were frustrated with the fact that families were put on multiple lists for assistance with Christmas gifts. This group worked together to stream line the list of families in need and the process of gift giving. We facilitate the collection and disbursement of Christmas presents between the donors and the families. With he generous support of our community, we are able to help approximately 1,200 children in Montgomery County each year.
Each year schools and other community organizations assist us by getting request for help forms out to families. REINdear then keeps a database of names and information about the children and families who need help this Christmas season. This database includes the children’s age, size, favorite color, interests, as well as a list of needs and wants. It is our hope that any individual, church, business, or organization wishing to assist a family (or families) in need will allow us to lend a hand by providing the names and information of the children that need assistance.
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