Holidays

2020 Holiday Gift Distribution

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Children from birth through 12 years of age who live in Bartow, Cherokee, Clayton, Cobb, Coweta, DeKalb, Douglas, Fayette, Forsyth, Fulton, Gwinnett, Henry, Newton, Paulding or Rockdale County and receive public assistance are eligible to receive gifts from The Empty Stocking Fund. This year, in an effort to keep you and your children safe and healthy, you will be able to shop online for your child(ren)’s holiday gifts.

You will need to register your child(ren) and upload proof of benefits (see detail to the right). Once your registration is approved, you will receive an email with a link to our holiday store where you will be able to choose holiday gifts for each eligible child. Once you have made selections for all eligible children, you will receive a confirmation with all of your order details.

By Thanksgiving, you will receive an email with information about how, when and where you will be able to pick up your gift packages. We are still working on a distribution plan that will allow for safe, contactless distribution and appreciate your patience.

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Proof of Benefits

Please see the below list of acceptable forms of proof of benefits.

Proof of Benefits MUST:

– Be uploaded as a PDF document. Login to Gateway or contact a case worker to obtain a PDF copy. Screenshots of Gateway converted to PDF will NOT be approved, unless the screenshot includes a matching parent / guardian name, child(ren)’s name(s) AND current date of coverage.
– Show CURRENT coverage
– Include the child’s name AND the parent/guardian name and those names must match the names submitted via the registration form.

Medicaid / SNAP
Notice of Eligibility Decision
(View Sample)

SSI/Disability Income
SSI Benefits Verification
(View Sample)

Foster Care
Placement letter from DFCS / approved agency
(View Sample)

Childcare and Parent Services
CAPS Certificate
(View Sample)