Holiday assistance applications being accepted through December 5

The Allegany County Community Action Angels holiday gifts program for children is accepting applications through Tuesday, December 5.

The annual initiative, sponsored by ACCORD of Belmont, receives applications and then refers families to local town and/or school programs, if available.

Children through nine years of age receive gifts and those from 10 to 18 are provided with gift cards.

Eligibility is assessed on a first-come, first-served basis, up to available resources, dependent on a completed application with proof of current income for all household members.

Information and the application process is available at, with a list of local providers at Those without internet access can call (585) 449-0271.