Task Force Kringle
In 2018, 22 Until None instituted their Christmas program for veteran families in need. That year, with help from some sponsors, we helped 11 families. In 2019 it grew to 18 families. For 2020 we are on track to assist 25 families. Application period opens Oct 1 every year and ends on Nov 11. Recipients are notified on or before Thanksgiving, so gifts will arrive by Christmas. Each family has up to $1000 to spend on Amazon for gifts, including shipping and tax.
*Must have 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. They must be YOUR children naturally, through marriage or legal adoption/fostering. Relatives and significant other's children are not eligible.
*Must have a situation causing great financial hardship to the household: medical event causing a lot of bills, catastrophic accident to home or self, loss of employment, etc
*Must be able to show proof of all of the above. Examples of proving hardship are SNAP benefits, Medicare benefits, medical bills, repair bills, etc
*If you are a recipient, you forfeit any eligibility for this program for 5 years. It also counts as a form of assistance.