Applications for the 2012 Mayor’s Christmas for Children Program will be available at Gardner City Hall and the Johnson County Multi-Service Center starting on Oct. 8.

The program is open to families who may need assistance providing gifts for their children this Christmas. Children from pre-school age through grade 12, living within the USD 231 school district are eligible. Qualifying income guidelines apply.

Screenings for the program will be on from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Nov. 3 and Nov. 10 in the Gardner City Hall lobby. Participants must bring necessary documents showing proof of residency and proof of income to the screenings.

For more information, call (913)856-0938 and leave a message or send an email to [email protected]