Hickory – Registration for the 2018 Christmas Bureau will be held from October 1 to October 25, Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, 8am-4:30pm. Families should register at the Eastern Catawba Cooperative Christian Ministry, 245 East N. Street in Newton.

The Catawba County Christmas Bureau is a collaborative effort among several Catawba County agencies and organizations to provide toys, clothing and coats to children and teenagers in need of assistance during the Christmas season. The event serves children from birth through age 17, and families must be residents of Catawba County. Gifts are distributed at the American Legion Fairgrounds in Hickory in December.

The following documents are needed to register: photo ID or passport for each applying adult, birth certificate or social security card or Medicaid card for all children in the household, custody papers as applicable, proof of all monthly income, proof of all monthly expenses, proof of Catawba County residency.

For more information contact the Catawba County United Way at 828-327-6851 or ECCCM at 828-465-1702.