Spirit of Christmas applications are available

Once again, the Louisiana Press-Journal and NECAC will sponsor the Spirit of Christmas to make the season a little brighter for some lower-income families.

Applications are ready to be picked up at the NECAC family service division during regular business hours from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.

“Applications are lengthy and require some thought. Families need to be specific and designate specific needs,” coordinator for the event, Dana Gordy, said.

All applications are due back to the NECAC office by Oct. 31. No late applications will be accepted.

Families chosen to be published and adopted are required to do four hours volunteer work and attend four hours of workshops on life skills. These will be announced at a later date.

Twenty families and five alternates will be selected.

“We really want to concentrate on the neediest families and seniors so we are most apt to review the serious applications from caseworkers and referrals from service organizations that have worked with and been in the homes of the families and seniors that know the real story behind our scenes. But in case we or local agencies are not working with the family but there is still a great need in the home we want to encourage and accept applications from individuals,” Gordy said.

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