Dec. 3 ACCEPT application deadline!



Atascosa County Christmas Elf Project Target 2011, also known as ACCEPT, is a major community effort to help make Christmas a happy time for all residents of Atascosa County. Program organizers remind everyone that they are continuing to accept applications on these dates and sites.


•Monday, Nov. 28-Saturday, Dec. 3 at the First Baptist Church of Pleasanton youth building, 311 Smith St. from 9 a.m.-noon.


•Monday, Nov. 28-Friday, Dec. 2 at First Baptist Church, Highway 16 (corner of Peach and Campbell) from 9 a.m.-noon.

•Saturday, Dec. 3 at St. Matthew’s Catholic Church classroom #5, at 1608 Campbell St. from 9 a.m.-noon.


•Saturday, Dec. 3 at the Poteet Fire Station, 530 Ave. H, from 9 a.m.-noon.


•Wednesday, Nov. 30-Saturday, Dec. 3 at the Rev. John Wagner Family Center from 9 a.m.-noon.

Please note, applications will not be accepted after Dec. 3.

Dates for wrapping and decorating boxes at the First Baptist Church youth building, 311 Smith St., are: Sunday, Dec. 11 from 3-9 p.m. and Monday, Dec. 12 from 9 a.m.-9 p.m.

Dates for sorting, wrapping, setting up and distributing at St. Andrew’s Parish Hall in Pleasanton are:

•Tuesday, Dec. 13 from 9 a.m.-9 p.m.

•Wednesday, Dec. 14 from 9 a.m.-9 p.m.

•Thursday, Dec. 15 from 9 a.m.-6 p.m.

•Friday, Dec. 16 from 9 a.m.- 9 p.m.

•Saturday, Dec. 17 starting at 8 a.m. They will try to be out by 1 p.m. on Saturday.

ACCEPT non-perishable food list

Canned vegetables: green beans, peas, corn, mixed vegetables, spinach, beets, tomatoes, yams, potatoes and hominy.

Canned fruit-fruit juices: peaches, pineapple, apple, fruit pie fillings, oranges, prunes, fruit cocktail, pears, grapes, cherries, etc.

Canned meat-peanut butter: tuna, chicken, turkey, Spam, ham, etc.

Soups: chicken, beef, Ramen, tomato, vegetable.

Baby items: canned milk, cereal, baby fruits, juices, etc.

Dried staple foods: 1, 2, 3 or 5 pound bags flour, sugar, rice, beans, pastas.

ACCEPT Gift Categories

Do NOT wrap gifts. Please include batteries for any battery operated toys. We cannot accept clothing.

1. Baby dolls

2. Barbie, Ken, fashion dolls with extra outfits

3. Action figures (GI Joe, Power Rangers, etc.)

4. Games

5. Sports items ( basketball, football, soccer, volleyball)

6. Toiletries (after shave, male and female cologne)

7. Male wallet, female purse

8. Stuffed animal

9. Cars, trucks

10. Baby gift for 0-18 months.

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