For those in need of help with gifts for their children during this upcoming holiday season, information letters and applications for the Mayor’s Christmas for Children Program can be picked up at the Gardner Multi-Service Center during regular business hours.
The letters and applications can also be obtained from the lobby of City Hall at the Utilities or Parks and Recreation counters during regular business hours.
Applications are to be brought in to the City Hall Lobby on the screening days – Nov. 12 or Nov. 19 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Applications will not be taken by employees of the city of Gardner nor the Multi-Service Center.
The Mayor’s Christmas For Children Program will not be income-based this year.  It is open to any child,  from newborns to age 18, living in the USD 231 school district.
For more information, call (913) 856-0938 and leave a message.
Calls will be returned as soon as possible.
The program was a great success in 2010 due to the generosity of donors.  Persons or organizations that would like to “adopt” children for Christmas are asked to call (913) 856-0938 or send an email to [email protected]