Wapello County Children’s Christmas & Silver Bells Programs
Wapello County Resource Center holds two Christmas Programs with the help of the community. Silver Bells for the seniors, pick- up is on December 6th. The 2018 Silver Bells program had a total of 215 homes with 246 seniors.
For the Children’s program, individuals are adopted through Ottumwa Fire Department’s Sparky Claus at a variety of locations and through other great businesses. If you are interested in donating or adopting please call (641) 682-8741 ext. 145. Please drop gifts at the fire station by December 8th or if after at the Sieda Neighborhood Resource Center at 725 West Second Street, Ottumwa. The Wapello Children’s Christmas Program, in 2018, provided 300 households with a total of 732 children gifts.
Applications are available at the Wapello Center for children ages 0 to 18. Applications need to be returned by December 6th. Any applications turned in after may not be adopted and will choose items at the Sieda Wapello County Shopping Day. Be sure to stop by or call the Wapello Center at (641) 682-8741.
Families of children not adopted have a chance to come by and select toys donated by the Ottumwa Fire Station on Friday, December 13th. If you’re family was adotped you will be contacted before that date to pick-up your gifts.