Every year, Of One Accord Ministry provides Christmas assistance to children in need through the Christmas for the Children (CFTC) program. Children (ages 0-14; and age 15-17 if a child 14 or under lives in the household) who are registered for the CFTC will have their specific Christmas wishes listed on Shopper Sheet tags, which are "adopted" and fulfilled by community members, churches, and organizations. To streamline the application process, all CFTC applications (for Hawkins County residents) will be completed online this year.
Once the application is submitted electronically, Of One Accord Ministry staff will review and consider the application for approval. If the application meets the eligibility criteria list below, Of One Accord Ministry staff will contact the applicant via email, text, phone, or mail with more instructions for participating in the CFTC program.
If you wish to apply for CFTC assistance, please click the link (application available in both English and Spanish) below to start your application. If you have any questions or issues with the application process, please call or email Jennifer Kinsler (423)500-1019 or firstname.lastname@example.org .
Deadline to apply is November 19, 2020. Late applications will not be approved.
Link to apply: https://www.ofoneaccordministry.org/christmas-for-the-children
To apply, please have the following items/documents available:
Government-issued picture ID for the parent/guardian of the household;
Proof of income (current 2020 food stamp letter is preferred;
Proof of children (current 2020 food stamp letter is preferred; birth certificates or custody papers for all children in household);
Proof of address and residency in Hawkins County (current 2020 lease/utility bill)
Applications are open online for Hawkins County residents only. The Shepherd’s Corner in Hancock County will release more information about their upcoming applications soon.
Criteria to participate in the program:
must be a Hawkins resident or your child must attend a school in Hawkins County;
must be the parent or legal guardian of the child;
the child must live in your household;
and children in household must be 14 years or younger. NOTE: Older children (15 to 17 years) are eligible to apply IF they live in the household with younger children. Foster children are ineligible for the program since they are served by other agencies in the county.
Gross income of household cannot exceed maximum income limits for applicant household size. The chart below shows Gross Income Eligibility Guidelines, based on 125% of Federal Poverty Guidelines
Household Size Gross Monthly Income Maximum
*To determine maximum income levels for households above size 8, add $467 for each additional member to the maximum monthly income for household size 8.
If you need assistance completing the online CFTC application, please contact the appropriate location below:
Lower Hawkins County Residents
Rogersville- Headquarter Office
103 Brownlow Drive
Rogersville, TN 37857
Upper Hawkins County Residents
Church Hill Medical Mission Office Building
401 Richmond Street
Church Hill, TN 37642
(423)256-2408 (NOTE: only call during CFTC office hours since this is our medical clinic regular office)
No email for this office.
Monday and Thursday ONLY
Christmas Food Boxes
Families who sign up and are approved for the Christmas for the Children Program will automatically be registered to receive a Christmas Food Box. You will receive a postcard in the mail. You must show your postcard on the day of pickup to receive your food box. Details regarding date of pickup, etc will be included on the postcard.
NOTE: Older adults in Hawkins County will need to come by the food pantry in Church Hill or Rogersville and fill out an application.