Wapello County Children’s Christmas & Silver Bells Programs – CLOSED
Wapello County Resource Center holds two Holiday Programs with the help of the community. Silver Bells for the seniors, pick-up is on December 7th. Applications were mailed to those that qualify. This program last year had a total of 295 homes with 360 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. Gifts can be dropped at the fire station or the Sieda Resource Center at 725 West Second Street, Ottumwa. In 2021 items were provided to 582 children.
Applications are available inside the Wapello Resource Center for children ages 0 to under 18. Wapello’s deadline is December 9th for Christmas applications or until time slots are filled, whichever comes first. Please get applications turned in as soon as possible to be adopted. Please call if you have questions or need help at (641) 682-8741.
If the children are not adopted, there will be a Shopping Day on Thursday, December 15th, for a parent or legal guardian to come and pick out items. If your family was adopted, Sieda will contact you before that date to pick up your gifts.