The Christmas Angels program matches local families with sponsors who can provide toys and clothing to children during the holiday season.
In 2020, the Christmas Angels program matched 476 families for a total of 1,265 children with sponsors who provided toys and clothing for the holiday season. United Way of Johnson County also partnered with several community organizations to assist the remaining 93 children from 50 families who were not directly sponsored to be sure that all children who needed assistance received holiday gifts.
Thanks to all the Johnson County sponsors and volunteers who helped the Christmas Angels program successfully impact 1,355 children from 525 Johnson County families.
How to receive Christmas Angels assistance- November 17, 2021 Application Deadline
Parents and legal guardians of children in Johnson County, Indiana can apply for Christmas assistance through the Christmas Angels program. If your child(ren) attends a Johnson County, Indiana school, please contact your child's counselor to receive an application.
If you do not have school-aged children, you may request a Christmas Angels application, by e-mailing your full name (first and last), address (street address, city and zip code), and the name(s) and age(s) of your children to ChristmasAngels@uwjc.org. Within 24 business hours, you will be sent an application in the mail along with instructions and a postage paid envelope to return your application and any other documentation that might be needed. Due to COVID-19, we will not be taking in-person applications. Please do not come to the United Way office as we will not be allowing individuals to come into the office. How you receive your Christmas Assistance will be determined by each sponsor and United Way of Johnson County. United Way of Johnson County will be adhering to guidelines as it relates to COVID-19 and making adjustments as needed.
Please click on Parent-Guardian Information 2021 to read important information for the 2021 Christmas Angels program. After receiving your application and all enclosures if you are unclear about something please e-mail ChristmasAngels@uwjc.org or call 317-494-6241 and leave a message.
How you can help Johnson County families for Christmas
There are two ways to assist families in Johnson County through the Christmas Angels program.
1. Serve as a Family Sponsor to directly purchase gifts for children in a particular family or families. Family Sponsors can be individuals, families, service groups, neighborhoods, business, faith-based groups, etc. who provide Christmas assistance for particular children in the community.
For more information on serving as a Family Sponsor, please click on the Family Sponsor Information Sheet.
2. Serve as a Gift Sponsor to provide toy and gift items for the Angel Tree Store. Each year we have more families apply for assistance than we do sponsors. In order to serve all families who qualify, Gift Sponsors provide items for the Angel Tree Store so that parents whose children are not matched to a sponsor can come and pick out gifts for their children.
For more information on serving as a Gift Sponsor, please click on the Gift Sponsor Information Sheet.
Once you have determine how you would like to help, click the appropriate choice below to complete your sign up form.