This is not the most wonderful time of the year for many area families. When money is tight, purchasing presents for kids at Christmas is not a priority or quite frankly an option. I cannot even imagine how you tell a child that Santa is not coming. Please do not let that be the case. Toys for Tots is an option!

From now until December 13th Genesee County residents can apply in person for assistance at Toys for Tots headquarters at 4425 S. Saginaw Street in Flint, from 9:00am until 5:00pm. Toys for Tots assists children from birth to age fifteen. Specific documents are required for assistance. They are as follows:

  •   Parent CURRENT Picture Michigan ID 
  •   Parent CURRENT Proof of Income =  
  •   DHS Form 1605  and/or Last Check Stub 
  •   Parent Original Social Security Card 
  •   Child Original Social Security Card
  •   Child Official Birth Certificate (no copies)
  •   Proof of Legal Guardianship = Court Papers
  •   Piece of Mail - Showing Current Address
  •   Marriage and/or Divorce Certificate

There are no exceptions according to the Toys for Tots website. If you would like to donate to Toys for Tots you can get more information here.

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