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Getting Help

Eligibility Requirements

Families must meet all of the following requirements to be eligible for assistance.

  • Children and Guardian must reside in Franklin County, Ohio.
  • Children must be enrolled and attending school, grades K – 12.
  • Children 16 and older must present a picture ID at the appointment.

Clothing Process

Step 1: Application

  • Only a custodial parent or legal guardian may apply.
  • Complete application in person at the local libraries on select Saturdays starting August 23rd.
    Click to see all times and locations.
  • Complete application at Charity Newsie Headquarters beginning weekdays September 2nd through
    Friday  December 30, 2014  9:00AM-12:30PM.  Evenings hours being Monday September 8, 2014 to November 3, 2014  from 5:30PM to 7:30PM;  Mondays ONLY. Click for directions to Headquarters
  • Present the following documents when applying:
    • Social Security card, or Taxpayer ID number, and photo identification for yourself (driver’s license, state ID, Resident Alien Card, etc.)
    • Proof of household income (benefits letter, recent pay stub)
    • Identification for children (Social Security Card)

Step 2: Home Visit

  • Each family receives a home visit by a Charity Newsie volunteer
  • Children must be present at home visit
  • No appointments will be made for the home visit

Step 3: Clothing Appointment

  • Appointment times are given during the home visit
  • You must bring your child to our Headquarters store to receive clothing