NORFOLK, Va. -- (WVEC) With the holiday season approaching, The Salvation Army Hampton Roads Command is accepting applications for its annual Christmas Assistance program which includes Joy Fund, Toys for Tots, and Angel Tree.

The Salvation Army partners with 13News Now, The Virginian-Pilot Joy Fund, Unit a chance to brighten the lives of children and families who are in need.

The Salvation Army will accept applications for holiday assistance from people who live in the following areas at the following locations and on the following dates:

Cities of Norfolk, Virginia Beach, and Chesapeake

Christmas Depot, 1205 Fordham Drive, Virginia Beach

November 11 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

November 14 from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Portsmouth and zip codes 23321 and 23323

The Salvation Army of Portsmouth, 2306 Airline Blvd., Portsmouth

November 11

10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Anyone applying for assistance will need the following documentation:

  • Current/valid government picture ID for the parent/guardian
  • Birth certificates for all children ages 0-11 so age can be verified (If the applicant is not the parent of the children, birth certificates and proof of guardianship are needed.)
  • Current documentation of TANF, income-based housing, and/or Food Stamps (SNAP), if applicable

If you do not receive any of the income qualifiers listed above, please bring the following:

  • Employment pay stubs for the last 30 days for all working household members
  • Proof of unemployment benefits, child support, Social Security, SSI and/or verification of any other type of household income

If reporting $0 income, you will be required to go to your local Employment Commission office and get documentation showing you have not worked in the state of Virginia in the last quarter.

Proof of household crisis will be required if your income exceeds current poverty guidelines.

Additional information about the Christmas Assistance program and the Angel Tree program can be found here.