Wapello County Children’s Christmas & Silver Bells Programs
Wapello County Resource Center holds two Holiday Programs with the help of the community. Silver Bells for the seniors, pick- up is on December 11th. Applications were mailed to those that qualify. This program last year had a total of 215 homes with 247 seniors.
For the Wapello County Children’s Christmas Program, individuals are adopted through the 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. Gifts can be dropped at the fire station or the Sieda Resource Center at 725 West Second Street, Ottumwa. In 2019 items were provided to 531 children.
Applications are available inside the Wapello Resource Center for children ages 0 to 18. Applications need to be returned by December 14th. Please get applications turned in as soon as possible to be adopted. If not adopted, there will a Shopping Day. For COVID safety, please call if you have questions or need help (641) 682-8741.
If the children are not adopted, a parent or legal guardian will be able to come on Friday, December 18th. If your family was adopted, Sieda will contact you before that date to pick-up your gifts.