Thursday, November 25, 2021

Holiday help is available

Applications for assistance from both the Sumpter Township and 2021 Belleville/Van Buren Township Goodfellows Christmas Food and Toy Distribution programs are now available.

Van Buren application forms are available 24/7 at the Van Buren Township Police Department front desk at 46425 Tyler Road in Van Buren Township. Applications for Christmas help from the Sumpter Township Goodfellows are now available at Sumpter Ace Hardware, the Sumpter Township Police Station and Sumpter Township Hall, as well as at district schools.

Printable forms are also available online on the Van Buren Township website at . The computer forms are for City of Belleville and Van Buren Township residents only. Forms can be completed and immediately submitted at the police department or filled out off site and returned. Call-in, mail-in or e-mailed applications will not be accepted.

Applications for assistance in Van Buren and Belleville will close at 3 p.m. Friday, Dec. 3. Sumpter Township applications will be accepted until Dec. 6.  Sumpter Township applicants will be notified by phone to schedule a pick-up of holiday gifts Dec. 12-15. For more information or questions about the Belleville/Van Buren Goodfellows program, contact Pam Fleming at (734) 260-4150 from 9 a.m. until 6 p.m. weekdays.

For more information about the Sumpter program, call Cathy Sykes at (734) 740-6300.