Galt Toy Drive to accept assistance applications

The Cosumnes Fire Department and Galt Police Department will be accepting applications for Christmas assistance on Saturday, Nov. 2 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and Wednesday, Nov. 6. from 3-6 p.m.

Qualified families must reside within the city limits of Galt or the service area of the Cosumnes Fire Department, including Wilton. Toys will be available for resident children ages 1 to 10 only. Qualified families are determined based on household income and number of people living within the household. The qualifications are: 1-3 household members, maximum monthly household income $2,400; 4-7 members, $2,800 a month; and 8 or more members, maximum monthly household income $3,200.

Applications must be made in person, on a first-come, first-serve basis. Applications will be available at the Galt Police Department, 455 Industrial Drive, on Saturday, Nov. 2 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and Wednesday, Nov. 6. from 3-6 p.m.

You must bring proof of your ID – driver’s license, ID card or picture ID; proof of residence – current utility bill or current rent receipt; proof of income – paycheck stub, SSI verification, CalWorks summary or student aid verification; and proof of each child – birth certificate or school ID.

Galt Senior Resource Center

The Galt Senior Resource Center is now open. Regular business hours are 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday (excluding holidays). The resource center is located at the Chabolla Community Center, 610 Chabolla Avenue. For information, call 745-7332 during regular business hours or leave a message for a return call. If you are interested in helping at the Resource Center, please call (209) 366 7180.

Senior Club

The Senior Club in Galt welcomes seniors 55+ to join the club, which meets at the Chabolla Community Center, located at 600 Chabolla Ave., in Galt. Member business meetings are the first Monday of every month at 1 p.m. Bingo is held most Mondays starting at 1 p.m., and most Thursdays starting at 12:30 p.m. Fun Days and potlucks are held the second and third Mondays at 12:30 p.m. Game Days are every Friday starting at 12:30 p.m., with many games offered. Various other events are held throughout the year. Contact Pat McCormick at 206-963-1230, Darlene Aguilar at 209-857-0198 or the office at 209-366-7180 and join the fun for only $10 per year (

Nar-Anon Family Group Meetings

Nar-Anon Family Group Meetings is an anonymous program for friends and family members who are dealing with drug addiction. Local meetings are held weekly on Saturdays from 9:30-10:30 a.m., at the Galt United Methodist Church, 571 C Street in Galt.

Sunshine Closet donation sites

Sunshine Closet is a food and clothing closet that helps provide for local residents. Collections of canned food and dry good items, as well as gently used and new clothing, are received at Horizon Community Church, 446 Fairway Drive in Galt on Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (209-745-0700) and at United Methodist Church, 471 C Street in Galt on Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday from 9 a.m. to noon (209-200-2628).

The clothes closet is open on the second Thursday from 9:30-11 a.m., and is located on the Fairsite campus, 902 Caroline Avenue in Galt, in the last portable classroom off the back parking lot.

The food closet is open on the second Thursday of each month from 8-10 a.m., and on the fourth Thursday from 8-9 a.m., at the United Methodist Church.

L’Chayim volunteers

In order to continue helping the community, L’Chayim of Galt needs volunteers. If you can fold, measure, sort, count, cut, tag, sew, knit, crochet, visit, drink coffee or would just like to get out of the house a few hours a week, then this women’s drop-in center would love to see you.

Hours are Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The shop is located on Fourth Street in Suite 160 between D and E streets. For more information, call 209-744-1143.

L’Chayim Boutique and Gift Shop

L’Chayim of Galt helps make rag quilts for the needy in our community. Kits are available for home seamstresses to complete on their own time, or teachers are available Wednesdays to help with the quilts and have knowledge of rag quilt construction. Machines are available to use at L’Chayim.

L’Chayim received a wonderful donation of flannel, child-themed prints and other prints at affordable prices. A limited supply of corduroy and upholstery fabric will be $1 a yard.

L’Chayim is located at 400 D Street, Suite 160 (entrance on Fourth Street). Visit the boutique Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.