2019 PVEN Toy Program

2019 Angel Tree and Toys for Tots Program

Sign ups for the 2019 PVEN Toy Program begin October 16th and continue through mid-November.   2019 Toy distribution dates will be December 17th and 18.
All approved participants will be able to receive toys provided by the US Marines’ Toys for Tots and Pocono Record’s Toys for Joy programs.
Additionally, those who sign up before October 27th will be able to make custom toy requests through the Angel Tree program that works with local churches and businesses to provide specific toys to children.  Check the PVEN calendar for signup dates and time. 

NOTICE 1: All sign-ups are by appointment – call in advance to reserve a slot.
NOTICE 2: Failure to  show up for your appointment without calling us in advance may result in your family going to the back of the sign-up schedule. Multiple no-shows may result in your not being permitted to participate.

All sign-ups are by appointment only.  Call PVEN and leave a message for a call-back to schedule a sign-up session. 570-992-3136

Sign-up sessions are available on the dates on the PVEN Calendar (beween 10AM and 2PM each day). All sign-ups are at the PVEN Community Service Center – 2334 Route 209, Sciota 18354 (Across from Frank’s Pizza, near the Flag Store). Go behind the front building to enter the office on the lower letvel.

Who can participate?

Families with children ages newborn to 17 who reside in the Monroe county townships of Chestnuthill, Eldred, Hamilton, Jackson, Polk, and Ross.

Families must meet the financial guidelines established by the PA Dept of Agriculture’s Bureau of Food Distribution Emergency Food Assistance program

Required Documents to Register:

  1. Birth Certificates for all children 17 and under and custody papers, if applicable.
  2. Current documents for 2019 verifying income for the ENTIRE household. (income tax records from 2018 will not be accepted). This includes but is not limited to:
    1. ALL Household Pay Stubs (4 each if paid weekly, 2 if paid bi-weekly)
    2. – AND – Public assistance records stating amounts received
    3. – AND – Disability benefits / SSI / Social Security for 2019
    4. – AND – Pensions
    5. – AND – Child Support
    6. – AND – Unemployment Benefits
  3. Verification of address by lease, mortgage, or property taxes – must have the year 2019 on the documents. Rent receipts / bills will NOT be accepted
  4. All addresses must be a physical address and not a PO Box
  5. PHOTO IDENTIFICATION NECESSARY TO REGISTER AND PICK UP TOYS
If you are a local business or civic organization that would like to sponsor Angel Tree gifts, please contact the PVEN Office at 570 992 3136 and leave a message for callback.

If you would like to sign up your family to receive gifts, see the requirements and instructions above or to the left.

PVEN Nondiscrimination Policy:
In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, religious creed, disability, age, political beliefs, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA. 

Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits.  Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.  Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.

To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at: How to File a Complaint, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992.  Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:

(1)        mail:
U.S. Department of Agriculture
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
1400 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;

(2)        fax: (202) 690-7442; or

(3)        email: program.intake@usda.gov.

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.