The Wayne County Children's Christmas Bureau has announced its sign-up dates.

The Wayne County Children's Christmas Bureau has announced its sign-up dates.

This annual community program is warming up with "Community Heart!" The Honesdale Area Jaycees administer this seasonal program which helps Wayne County children enjoy a happy Christmas morning.

Jaycee members work with the Wayne County Volunteer Program and the Wayne County Chamber of Commerce to bring a Merry Christmas to hundreds of Wayne County children.

The Bureau operates solely on donations and depends upon the wonderful and historic generosity of the Wayne County community.

Need is especially great this year, and no donation is too small. You can adopt a family, or make a single donation to help the cause. Please know that every child helped is from Wayne County, so 100 percent of your donations stay here.

Checks are greatly appreciated and should be made payable to the WCCCB. Please mail them to the WCCCB, c/o Honesdale Area Jaycees, 200 Delaware St, Honesdale, PA. 18431.

The Christmas Bureau's program assists low income Wayne County families by purchasing gifts for their children for Christmas.

Please note the date and times to sign up for this year's Wayne County Children's Christmas Bureau. Sign up times will be strictly followed.

If your family is in need of assistance, please bring these items with you in order to sign up: You must bring a current utility bill (within last 30 days). A driver's license is not acceptable.

No applications will be accepted without proof of Wayne County residency. Social Security numbers for all children. (You must have physical custody of your children).

To register your children they must be between the ages of newborn – 16 years. If you do not have the required information you will not be able to register your children at that time.

To register, go to the Chamber of Commerce building. Please enter only through the Community Room entrance. Signs will be posted on the door. Registration days are:

Registration Dates:

• Monday, Oct. 29, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

• Tuesday, Oct. 30, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

• Wednesday, Oct .31, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

You will be given your pickup date and time when you sign up. Distribution of gifts will be on Sunday, Dec. 2. This year, they will be at the Park Street Complex located at 648 Park Street, Honesdale (old Stourbridge School cafeteria). Pick-up times will be assigned in advance and are strictly enforced.

Adopt a Family

A family, organization, group, club or even a communal gathering of friends can "Adopt A Family" for Christmas. Your generosity will help make the holiday season bright for the families using the Wayne County Children's Christmas Bureau. The good feelings you generate will last well beyond the holiday season. When a group adopts a Wayne County family, the joy and responsibilities are shared amongst the group. This is truly a tangible way to bring special meaning back to the Holiday Season.

Please join your neighbors in this heart-warming community project for our children. Call or e-mail Carleen during October and say, "We want to adopt a family this Christmas!" Carleen can be reached at 570-253-4262 or

The Honesdale Area Jaycees, Wayne County Chamber of Commerce and Wayne County Volunteer Program thanks all of the amazing people in this County for their terrific support ... every year!