The Ottawa County Holiday Bureau, Inc. was established in 1962. It is a non profit organization of local residents providing families with food, toys, and essentials for the Christmas Holiday, Many disciplines are used in this effort, churches, businesses, schools, clubs, organizations, and individuals.
The Holiday Bureau includes all of Ottawa County divided into seven separate units which are Genoa, Elmore, Oak Harbor, Port Clinton, Portage Township, Catawba and Marblehead. These are all tied together by a county wide Board of Trustees whose function is to provide coordination between units and to prevent duplication of services. Each unit has its own chairman and treasurer. The County Board of Trustees also establishes policy and procedures, eligibility criteria, the method of fund raising, etc. in order that the Holiday Bureau services can be uniform throughout the county. All persons involved in the Holiday Bureau are volunteers, there is no paid staff. Eligibility for the program is determined by a salary scale based on the WSOS and HEAP guidelines. Special circumstances such as a catastrophic illness or other financially disastrous situations are taken into consideration. each unit has its own distribution dates and locations where families can pick up their food or have it delivered to them. The Holiday Bureau works closely with the Port Clinton Salvation Army, which provides toys for each unit.
Distribution Dates: FOOD Danbury Wednesday December 12 2012
Oak Harbor Thursday December 13 2012
Curtice/Genoa Saturday December 15 2012 (Toys will be given with food)
Port Clinton Saturday December 15 2012
Elmore Thursday December 20 2012 (Toys will be given with food)
Catawba Saturday December 22 2012
TOYS These towns must pick up their toys at: The Church of Truth Ministries
Wednesday December 12 2012