Our friends at 22 Until None have a wonderful program called Task Force Kringle where families who are struggling can get up to $1000 to spend on Amazon for Christmas gifts. In 2018 they were able to help 11 families with Christmas expenses. That number grew to 18 in 2019. This year they have secured funding and sponsorship to help 30 families in need of assistance! Their application period for this amazing fund is open until November 1st so get your info into them ASAP! They have only had a handful of families register this year and would like to meet their goal of helping 30 families through the 2020 holiday season.
Required Criteria for Applicants:
– Must have a DD214 showing discharge status with honorable discharge.
– Must have a VA disability rating of 30% or more.
-Must have children under 18 in the house and listed as dependents through the VA, these must be your own children either biologically or through marriage, adoption, or fostering, a significant other’s child or a relative’s child living with you will not qualify.
-Must show you have a situation causing financial hardship to the household as in a medical event causing many bills, catastrophic accident to home or self, loss of employment, etc.
You must be able to provide proof of all the criteria listed above in the form of bills, police reports, medicare benefits, repair bills, etc. If you have been a recipient previously you forfeit your eligibility for this program. Task Force Kringle also counts as a form of financial assistance.