To apply for assistance

You must be a resident of Queen Anne’s, Caroline, Dorchester, Kent and Talbot counties.

Pick up an application through your county department of social services or at The Star Democrat, 29088 Airpark Drive, Easton. Apply no later than 3 p.m. Monday, Nov. 23.

If you receive assistance from Social Services, you must apply through your agency.

If you do not receive assistance from Social Services, you must submit with your application:

  • copies of Social Security cards for adults and children on application
  • proof of home address (copy of utility bill, rent or mortgage payment in your name)
  • proof of income (copy of 2019 income tax return and/or last two pay stubs)

If you receive assistance from any other Christmas charitable program, you will not be eligible to participate in the BCF.

Brighter Christmas Fund awards are dependent on donations from the community. Filling out an application does not guarantee that you will receive anything.

For more information call 410-200-1884. Email

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