Northern Beaches Angel Gift

The Outer Banks Woman’s Club is seeking sponsors and donors for its Angel Gift Program, now in its 35th year. The club is joining in a collaborative effort with the Dare County Department of Health and Human Services, whose role is to screen applicants.

Residents interested in seeking assistance through the Angel Gift program should apply by calling or visiting the Dare County Health and Human Services Department in Manteo at 252.475.5500. Applications will be taken from October 12, 2022 to November 3, 2022. This is the ONLY application period.

Families eligible for the Angel Gift Program who live north of Oregon Inlet must be below 200% of the federal poverty level, but unique situations will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Additionally, applicants must provide proof of income and a completed application. Due to increased attendance, priority will be given to eligible families who were not assisted in the past year. Additional families will be included, funds permitting, on a first-come, first-served basis.

The Outer Banks Woman’s Club asks applicants to be prepared to provide their children’s wish list, as well as clothing and shoe sizes during the interview process.

The continued success of this program would not be possible without the generous support and funding provided by businesses, organizations and individuals in Dare County and beyond.

For more information on sponsorship or donation opportunities, please call the Outer Banks Woman’s Club at 252.455.0163. For questions regarding applications, please contact Leigh Brinkley at 252.475.5566.

Hatteras Island Angel Gift

The coalition implementing the Hatteras Island Angel Gift program is seeking sponsors, donors and applicants for the upcoming holiday season. The program is offered in conjunction with individuals, businesses, churches and other organizations committed to bringing the joy of Christmas to the children of Hatteras Island. The Dare County Department of Health and Human Services works with these organizations to provide referrals, administrative support, and identify family needs, as well as to help protect the confidentiality of the application.

Most donations come from local businesses, organizations and individuals. In addition to donation boxes and angel requests located at businesses for donors to sponsor, cash and toy donations are also accepted.

For families who need help this Christmas, Hatteras Island Angel gift requests can be picked up and dropped off at the Frisco campus of the Dare County Department of Health and Human Services. Application dates will run from October 10, 2022 to November 7, 2022.

Participants do not need to be a client of the Department of Health and Human Services to receive Angel Gift. Entrants must live on Hatteras Island and gifts are only available to children in the applicant’s care. Telephone interviews will be required to verify information and assess needs once completed applications are submitted. Children from 0 to 14 years old are eligible for sponsorship. Other children in the household with eligible children may be included if they are under 16 and enrolled in school. For families who have received Angel Gift for three consecutive years, the application will be reviewed by the committee and sponsorship is not guaranteed.

For questions about the program or to make a donation, please contact program coordinator Linda Oneal at 252.475.4390 or Jessica Nonnenmocher at 252.475.9320.