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United Way Angel Tree applications available starting Oct. 1

Applications for the United Way of North Central Arkansas’ Angel Tree program will be available beginning tomorrow.

The program assists low-income families in Independence County with Christmas gifts for their children.

Parents/guardians can pick up applications at the Department of Human Services, 100 Weaver Ave. in Batesville beginning tomorrow. The applications are to be returned to DHS no later than Thursday, Oct. 31, 2019, for processing. No applications will be accepted after that date.

All information on the application is strictly confidential for those receiving services. The criteria for eligibility are:

1. Children must be ages 2 (two) – 12 (twelve) and living in the home listed; and

2. The household must be receiving S.N.A.P. (Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program).

United Way relies upon individuals and businesses to select an Angel. Names will be available to purchase gifts for the Angels from Nov. 18 through Dec. 11.

For more information or to donate or volunteer, please contact the United Way office at (870) 793-5991 or by email at

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