Annual Thanks for Giving and Cobb Christmas Registration to be held October 15 and 16

The Center for Family Resources, in partnership with Cobb Christmas and the Georgia Department of Human Services, will be hosting a registration event for the organization’s 34th annual Thanks for Giving program, and for Cobb Christmas, on October 15 and 16 at the Cobb County Civic Center.

The programs are designed to help low-income Cobb County families alleviate some financial stressors during the holiday season. Thanks for Giving will be registering individuals and families to receive a box of traditional Thanksgiving groceries plus extras for lunches while children are out of school for the holiday, and Cobb Christmas will be registering individuals and families for dependent children to receive age-appropriate Christmas gifts. Together, the two longstanding programs have served tens of thousands of Cobb County residents since their inception.


Registration Schedule:

Tuesday, October 15

9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Wednesday, October 16

11 a.m. – 7 p.m.



Cobb County Civic Center, 548 South Marietta Pkwy SE, Marietta, GA 30060.


Documentation Needed for Registration:

Picture ID (such as a driver’s license) for the applicant;

Social Security card OR birth certificate for each person in the household;

Written verification of all household income for the previous 4 weeks, such as check stubs or a letter from employer, printed on letterhead;

Written verification of all unearned income (e.g., TANF, unemployment, worker’s comp, Social Security, SSI, child support, etc.);

Persons with no income in the previous 4 weeks must verify their situation (e.g., separation notice, letter showing exhaustion of benefits, etc.)

Verification of residency in Cobb County, (e.g., a lease, utility bill in your name, etc.)


Applicants must be low income and live in Cobb County. Cobb Christmas applicants must have dependent children ages 1 to 15 years living in the household with them.


For more information on the Thanks for Giving program, please visit or call 770.428.2601. To find out more about Cobb Christmas, visit or follow

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