How to Apply for Help from the Christmas Bureau

For assistance with Christmas Dinner and gifts and toys for children 16 and under, you must apply before December 11th at the JCEO Outreach Center in the Town in which you reside. City of Plattsburgh residents should apply at the Salvation Army. In the Towns of Beekmantown, Mooers and Schuyler Falls, where there is no Outreach Centers, families are required to apply at their Town Offices.

City of Plattsburgh residents… keep watch at this website and the local news media for information about where and when to apply.

Eligibility requirements are:

  • There must be children in the household, age 16 and under, at time of application.
  • Applicant must have proof of social security numbers for all in household.
  • Must show proof of income for everyone in the household, including salaries, Benefits, child support, etc.
  • In the case of custodial situations, the full Christmas package will go to the Parent who will have the children on Christmas Day, and that parent must make application.

The Christmas Bureau is a non-government, community donor-funded, all volunteer organization whose sole mission is to provide Christmas for low-income families throughout Clinton County. We are a Not-for-Profit 501c-3 organization.

New website!

The Christmas Bureau has gotten a new website! We are hoping to reach more folks by creating a new website at our new address, This new website enables us to easily manage news and upcoming event information to keep the community up-to-date on our goings on.