Focus has been helping families with Christmas expenses for several years, and wants
to continue the program. Here is an outline of the guidelines for this holiday
be eligible for the program:
family must qualify for free lunches by Household Income Form (HIF).
family cannot be receiving assistance from any other Christmas program.
children must be enrolled in Ballard County Schools.
children who are too young for school, parents must bring proof of Medicaid or
SNAP benefits from Ballard County DCBS.
A parent or guardian must attend two of the following workshops
in order to be eligible for our Christmas assistance, OR have attended Bomber
Bash plus one workshop, OR Bomber-Palooza at the Ballard County Middle School
plus one workshop. ALL WORKSHOPS WILL
BE HELD AT THE OLD PRESCHOOL BUILDING AT 455 OLIVE ST., LACENTER. Workshops are
Nov. 13, 6 p.m.: Kentucky State Police, drug trends
Nov. 16, 10 a.m.: Andrea Hagerty, social services
Nov. 19, 6 p.m.: Pastor Rodney Hill, parenting
Nov. 27, 6 p.m.: Pastor Brian Steward, parenting
Nov. 29, 10 a.m.: Reta Renfrow, internet and social media safety
Participants do not have to sign up in advance or
RSVP for a workshop – just come.
who attend the required workshops will receive a gift card to Kohl’s for each
child and will select items from the toys donated to Family Focus. This will
allow parents to shop for their children and pick out their individual
To sponsor a child or family,
please send Kohl’s gift cards, toys or cash donations to Family Focus, P.O. Box
434, LaCenter, Ky., 42056.
For more information, please call
Family Focus Director Kelly Wray at 270-665-8400, ext. 2026, or email Kelly.Wray@ballard.kyschools.us.