Frequently Asked Questions
 

What is Christmas In Action?
Christmas in Action is a 501 (3)c non-profit volunteer organization that repairs home for the low-income elderly, disabled and veteran homeowners in Wichita County TX. The Wichita County chapter was started in 1983 All repairs are made at no expense to the homeowner. Local business, civic organizations, individuals, churches and Sheppard AFB help sponsor house repairs through donations of funds, volunteers, or skilled services.

When are Christmas In Action Events?
The Christmas in Action Volunteer Work Day is scheduled the last Saturday in April with a make up day on the first Saturday of May. When volunteers are available, projects can be completed anytime of the year. However. Christmas in Action performs more urgent repairs throughout the year when needs arise.

How is a home considered for repair?
Applications for the annual Christmas in Action Volunteer Work day are accepted throughout the year.

What are the eligibility requirements?
The main requirements for your application to be considered: You must own and reside in your home. Christmas in Action does not make repairs on rental property. You must be considered low-income elderly (over 60), low-income disabled and a low-income veteran. The home must be in Wichita County TX. You must also want to remain in your home for at least 2 years after repairs are made. You must provide proof of ownership and income for all occupants living in the household.

What is the application process?
Applications are received by Christmas in Action. Applications are processed for proper qualifications. A visit to the home is conducted to evaluate the work. Repairs are completed by a contractor or volunteers depending on urgency, need and difficulty, etc.

How may I participate in Christmas In Action?
There are several ways to participate: Serve on the Christmas in Action Board. Donate services or materials. Volunteer to do repairs. Make monetary donations to purchase supplies and skilled labor.

What is a House Captain?
House Captains are the project coordinator for a particular house or project. They are usually individuals who are skilled or have knowledge of home repair. House Captains are in charge of coordinating repairs and assigning work to the volunteers on the Christmas in Action Work Day.

How may I volunteer to be a House Captain?
To volunteer, contact Christmas in Action and a representative will be happy to visit with you and answer any and all questions.

How can I donate funds, supplies or services to Christmas in Action?
Sometimes the repairs are too extensive for our volunteers and contractors must be used. Monetary donations may be submitted to the Christmas in Action, PO Box 8467, Wichita Falls, TX 76307 or online.

Supplies such as construction materials, electrical and plumbing supplies, tools, and paint supplies are all needed to make the necessary repairs to each house. Companies, businesses or individuals may donate supplies by contacting Christmas in Action to arrange drop off or pick-up.

Christmas in Action success depends largely upon the work performed by skilled labor. Electrician, plumbers, and carpenters are needed for many projects. Contact Christmas in Action at (940)696-9393 to donate your labor or services.

Christmas in Action is a nonprofit 501 (c)(3) organization and all donations are tax- deductible.

How can I join the board of Christmas In Action?
Anyone interested in serving on the Christmas in Action Board or a specific Committee may attend a Board meeting scheduled the third Thursday of each month, at 6:00 pm at 1113 Sheppard Access Rd. Wichita Falls, Texas 76306 or Contact Christmas in Action at (940)696-9396.

Christmas in Action Board consists of 10-12 volunteers from the community. There are no paid positions on the Board or staff. Officer positions consist of President, Vice President, Treasurer, and Secretary.  Board members help in area such as Home Selection, Food, Volunteers, Fundraising, Supplies & Materials, Publicity & Public
Relations, etc.