Thanksgiving Baskets & Holiday Overview

November kicks off a flurry of activity at the Council of Community Services.  In the coming weeks there will be multiple opportunities for people in need to receive assistance for the holidays.  There will also be great opportunities to volunteer!

“Turkey Bucks”

Now through Thanksgiving, Albertsons is collecting “Turkey Bucks” through the checkout registers. “Turkey Bucks” provide Thanksgiving meals with all the trimmings which the Council of Community Services then distributes to those in need. The delivery date for these Thanksgiving meals is yet to be determined because of this, there are no signups required to receive a Thanksgiving meal.

Secret Santa

From November 6th through December 6th on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 10am-3pm income qualified households will have the opportunity to sign up for the Secret Santa program and the A.B.A.T.E Toy Store.  The Secret Santa program is a product of the Campbell County Recreation Center.  Once families have enrolled in the Secret Santa program, the children write a letter to Santa describing their Christmas wishes.  These letters are kept in a book at the rec center where they are available to be read and then be sponsored by a Secret Santa.  If you’d like to help with the Secret Santa program, consider being a Secret Santa or make a monetary donation at the rec center.

A.B.A.T.E Toy Store

The A.B.A.T.E Toy Store serves families with children through the age of 18.  Parents/guardians who are eligible will receive a voucher for the Toy Store where they can select gifts for their children.  The Toy Store will be hosting numerous “Stuff the Bus” events where new, unwrapped toys can be donated to fill the store.  If you’d like to support the A.B.A.T.E Toy Store watch Basin Radio Network’s website for upcoming “Stuff the Bus” events or monetary donations can be made at CAMPCO Federal Credit Union.

Income Guidelines for Secret Santa and the A.B.A.T.E Toy Store

Family Size

Max. Gross Monthly Income





















Each Add. Member

+ $451

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