Hooksett, NH - The following programs will be offered to Hooksett families in need during the upcoming holiday season. If you would like to apply for any of these programs, please call (603)485-8769 or email PFlynn@hooksett.org as soon as possible to make a confidential appointment with the Hooksett Family Services Department. These appointments will only take place in 30 minute intervals on the following dates: Tuesday, October 12th from 8:00am – 4:00pm; Wednesday, October 13th from 8:00am – 11:00am and 2:00pm – 6:00pm; Thursday, October 14th from 8:00am -4:00pm,. The deadline to apply for the following programs is Thursday October 14th at 4:00pm.
Clothes Line Kids Program- Children’s outdoor winter clothing is provided through donations from the Hooksett GE employees/Salvation Army (one child per family).
Thanksgiving Food Baskets- Families are provided with a food basket and turkey. Winter clothing donations from the above program are distributed with the food baskets.
Hooksett Holiday Assistance Programs - Holiday gifts are provided to families (children under 18, High School seniors are eligible) through community donations. Christmas food baskets will also be provided.
*Who is eligible?
Hooksett families with children ages 17 (or through Senior year of High School) and under that are currently receiving any of the following:
Food Stamps Fuel Assistance SSI/SSDI Hooksett Community Food Pantry
TANF Section 8 WIC Medicaid
*What is my family eligible for?
If eligible, families can sign up for any and all of the following:
A Thanksgiving food basket with a turkey
Outdoor Winter Clothing (one child per family)
A Christmas food basket with a turkey
Supplemental Christmas gifts for each child- each child will receive gifts up to $100 in value. Each child may request 1 thing that they want, 1 thing that they need, 1 thing that they wear, and 1 thing that they read, watch or listen to.
**No requests for:Computers/Tablets/Fitbits/Bikes**
*The intention of this program is to assist families by providing a few additional gifts so please plan accordingly.
*What do I bring to my appointment?
-Proof of your enrollment in any of the above assistance programs, proof of Hooksett residency, and 4 gift ideas for each child: Something they want, something they need, something they’ll wear, and something they’ll read, watch, or listen to.
*When do I pick up my donations?
-Thanksgiving Distribution- Saturday, November 21st at the Town Hall Gym 10:00am - 12:00pm (Winter clothing will also be distributed at the gym on this day)
-Christmas Distribution- Saturday, December 19th at the Town Hall Gym 10:00am - 12:00pm.
If you have any questions, please call Family Services at 485-8769.
The above programs are made possible through community donations and, therefore, cannot be guaranteed. Past participation in any of these programs does not ensure enrollment for the current year.