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GOOD SAMARITAN NETWORK

HOLIDAY ASSISTANCE

NOTICE:  During the coming weeks and months the Holiday Assistance program may need to change in its approach from past years, due to COVID-19. Watch the website regularly for  updates and details. Please consider your health and the health of others. If you feel sick, or a high risk individual, do not attempt to attend.
ONLINE application submissions deadline, Dec. 3.

As a participant you voluntarily assume all risks related to exposure to COVID-19 and agree not to hold Good Samaritan Network or the venue liable should you get sick.
Also, you can expect long lines, possible changes and new participation guidelines. These and other changes may be announced at any time.

HOLIDAY ASSISTANCE DATES

 
Harvest
Thanksgiving

November 19

9am-1pm - Thanksgiving Distribution 

(application required) 

Privately sponsored

or located at: 

Hamilton County

4H Fairgrounds

Noblesville, IN

November 24

11am-2pm - Thanksgiving Day

Drive-Thru ONLY!

NO Sit Down Meal
at ANY Location.
Limited Shut-In Deliveries - with advance sign-up. 

Various onsite locations available and delivery application required.

Recommended Thanksgiving Deadline: November 1

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Christmas

December 10

9am-2pm - Christmas Distribution 

(application required) 

Privately sponsored

or located at: 

Hamilton County

4H Fairgrounds

Noblesville, IN

 

ONLINE Christmas Deadline: December 5

December 24

DECEMBER 24 - Christmas Eve Meal Shut-In Deliveries (shut-in/advance sign-up required)

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Christmas

Holiday Share Day
(Pre-Event)

TBA

Date TBA

 

Share in some wonderful GENTLY used clothing, large toys, baby items, household and Holiday items and more - before Saturday's Distribution. Inventory changed during both days! While inventory lasts! 

Primary location: LLAMA BARN, Hamilton County 4H Fairgrounds, Noblesville, IN

No client application required for this pre-event!

ONLY visit one please. 

HAMILTON COUNTY 4H FAIRGROUNDS LOCATION and dates are only for those clients who are assigned to GSN. Privately sponsored clients will stay home on these dates, or as notified, and will not attend these Holiday Assistance Distributions/Sites - unless their private sponsor does not show up or make a personal appointment with the client  by the distribution date. 

 

THANKSGIVING ASSISTANCE | NOVEMBER

 
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Nov. 24- 11am-2pm

NOBLESVILLE

A Thanksgiving Day DRIVE-THRU meal (No Sit Down Meal) is provided at this Hamilton County site from 11am-2pm.

 

All locations include a FREE DRIVE-THRU meal (No Sit Down Meal). All assistance is first-come-first served.

Location: 

White River Christian Church
1685 N.10th Street  

Noblesville In
 

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Nov. 24- 11am-2pm

SHERIDAN

A Thanksgiving Day DRIVE-THRU meal (No Sit Down Meal) is provided at this Hamilton County site from 11am-2pm.

 

All locations include a FREE DRIVE-THRU meal (No Sit Down Meal). All assistance is first-come-first served.

Location: 

Sheridan Community Center
300 East 6th Street

Sheridan, In

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Nov. 24- 11am-2pm

FISHERS

A Thanksgiving Day DRIVE-THRU meal (No Sit Down Meal) is provided at this Hamilton County site from 11am-2pm.

 

All locations include a FREE DRIVE-THRU meal (No Sit Down Meal). All assistance is first-come-first served.

Location:

St. Louis de Montfort
11441 Hague Road

Fishers, In

Thanksgiving Assistance Distribution

 

This year’s annual Thanksgiving Assistance for Hamilton County residents, which includes distribution of food boxes and baskets, will be held on the dates, if not privately sponsored, at this location: Hamilton County 4H Fairgrounds, Noblesville, IN. A “Holiday Assistance” application is required.  Applications should be completed online (www.gsnlive.org) as soon as possible, or contact the Good Samaritan Network office (317.842.2603). One application, completed annually, can be used for Thanksgiving Assistance and/or Christmas Assistance.

 

Thanksgiving Day FREE Meal - 3 Locations

 

A Thanksgiving Day DRIVE-THRU meal (No Sit Down Meal) is provided at various Hamilton County sites from 11am-2pm. Staging  and venue locations include: 

Noblesville - White River Christian Church, 11am-2pm

Sheridan – Sheridan Community Center, 11am-2pm

Fishers - St.Louis de Montfort, 11am-2pm

 

All locations include a FREE DRIVE-THRU meal (No Sit Down Meal). All assistance is first-come-first served.

 

Thanksgiving Day Delivered Meals

 

GSN will also provide meal deliveries for the elderly, disabled, or shut-ins who have signed up for a Thanksgiving Day meal delivery and/or Christmas Eve meal delivery. Delivery is needs-based and an application does not guarantee delivery. Volunteers will deliver to their assigned households early in the day on Thanksgiving Day or Christmas Eve. Residents must be home.

 

CHRISTMAS ASSISTANCE | DECEMBER

 

Christmas Assistance Distribution

 

This year’s annual Christmas Assistance for Hamilton County residents, which includes food, toys, and clothing, will be held on the listed date.  Location: Hamilton County 4H Fairgrounds, Noblesville, IN. A “Holiday Assistance” application is required.  Applications should be completed online (www.gsnlive.org) as soon as possible, or contact the Good Samaritan Network office (317.842.2603). One application, completed annually, can be used for Thanksgiving Assistance and/or Christmas Assistance.

 

Christmas Eve Meal Shut-In Delivery

 

A Christmas Eve meal is provided to elderly, disabled or shut-in Hamilton County residents who sign-up in advance. Assistance is first-come-first-served for the elderly or special needs clients who have signed-up for a Christmas meal delivery. Delivery is needs-based and an application does not guarantee delivery. Volunteers will deliver to their assigned households early in the day on Christmas Eve. Residents must be home. 

 

HOLIDAY ASSISTANCE DETAILS

 
Girl Decorating the Christmas Tree

“I am disappointed that I must seek assistance, but I am so grateful to your organizaiton which graciously helps someone in need, like me. I humbly thank you!”

 

Holiday Assistance

“My husband and our 4 year old delivered Thanksgiving meals and we loved it. God really had a plan.”

 

Holiday Volunteer

 

Thanksgiving and Christmas DETAILS

 

We recommend that you apply ONLINE by the early part of November for Holiday Assistance.

 

GSN's signature holiday assistance program significantly impacts thousands of families every year. GSN clients are always able to receive food baskets for both Thanksgiving and/or Christmas. Additionally, clients receive new or gently used toys and clothing for the Christmas season - as part of our Christmas Distribution.

 

THE PROCESS

 

In order to be considered for any GSN Holiday event - a yearly application is required. We prefer you complete the Holiday Assistance Application ONLINE. Contact the office if you need a paper copy, or visit any Hamilton County agency. 

 

Everyone will receive some form of assistance from only ONE Hamilton County agency or source. No one will receive assistance without submitting an application (digitally/online or hard copy/mail).

 

Families will either be assigned to a 1) private sponsor (provided thru GSN) or 2) households will be assigned to GSN. Not both!

 

GSN Sponsorship

 

If you are sponsored by GSN - you will receive a phone call or text message within 48 hours before the event. This is your notification to attend the event site (Hamilton County 4H Fairgrounds/Noblesville). Make sure you have a current phone number (cell preferred) listed and there is room on your voice mail device for messages. Do not block GSN’s phone number.

PRIVATE Sponsorship

 

If you have a private sponsor, they will contact you directly (usually by phone) to arrange your Holiday Assistance. We cannot give out sponsor information, please don’t ask. It is important to be appreciative of your sponsors when they contact you. Be sure to be cooperative, gracious and accommodating. Remember, your private sponsor is purchasing holiday items for you and your family. Sponsorship criteria changes from one sponsor to the next. You are not able to request a private sponsor. 

 

A FEW REMINDERS

On the actual date of a Holiday event, if you do not have a private sponsor, upon arrival, you will be required to have:

 

  • a photo ID (driver’s license, etc.)

  • proof you work, attend a school, or have Hamilton County residency (Indiana - utility statement, etc.)

 

If you completed a Holiday Assistance Application - and have not been contacted by the day of the event - please go directly to the Hamilton County 4-H Fairgrounds on the date of the Holiday event you applied for.

 

Be aware sponsors (GSN or private) may contact you (usually by phone) from October thru December. Be sure you have room on your voicemail device for messages, and please do not block GSN’s phone number.

Please DO NOT CALL the Good Samaritan Network office unless you have an: address/city change, email change, phone contact number(s) change or a genuine emergency. It is your responsibility to communicate any changes in information - at any time – before or after the Holiday Assistance Application has been submitted to GSN.

 

Your submission of a Holiday Assistance Application provides your consent and approval that this information is valid and allows GSN to use/release information to network agencies and Holiday sponsors in order to provide services for you; including referral services, and you agree that you can be contacted by phone, email or mail.