The Newton County “Christmas for Kids” Program is urging for applicants to apply to their program. Organizers say the applications for the program were stolen as well as the laptop being used to process them.
Stolen without a trace. The Newton County Christmas for Kids Program is piecing together a new plan for its incentive after applications were stolen. Every year the program provides presents for area children, but this year that’s going to be difficult.
“I’m very heartbroken that we have to get the people out there again and make them come back out and reapply. Because we want to help every child in need that we can,” says Donna Ashford, Newton County Christmas for Kids.
Earlier this week about 600 applications as well as a laptop belonging to the program were stolen. However, organizers are promising given the circumstances, they will work to provide children with their gifts.
“We will fill applications until Christmas Eve if that’s what it takes to do to get every child taken care of,” says Donna Ashford.
Grady Weston has been participating in the program around 20 years. And he is asking for everyone to just re-submit their application to the incentive.
“We you need to get by your local fire department, city hall or Extreme Sports at 5203 South Rangeline or the Newton County ambulance district headquarters there in Neosho, and fill out another application,” says Grady Weston, Committee for Newton County Christmas For Kids.
To for more information on how to get applications and to re-submit your application, you can follow the link we’ve provided here.