The Christmas Program started in 1993, and now helps provide Christmas for disadvantaged families who live in Holt or have a student attending Holt schools. Give-A-Kid-A-Christmas has helped hundreds of parents provide great memories for their children, ages 0-18 years old. In 2021, we served over 575 children across 255 families with gifts and new clothing items. That means that over 500 children were able to return to school after the holiday break knowing they were remembered at Christmas just like their peers. (and with the confidence of a new outfit)
How to Receive Help
Note, the deadline to sign up for this program was Friday, December 7th, 2023.
This program is for all children who qualify, ages 0 to 18 years (even teenagers, as long as they are still in high school or the high school’s early college program). Note, the person signing up the child(ren) must be either the primary custodial parent or the legal guardian.
To qualify you must either live at an address inside the Holt/Dimondale School District OR have at least one child that attends a Holt/Dimondale school. You must also be able to show that you meet the program’s income guidelines.
Even if you have engaged with Give-A-Kid Projects recently, it’s important that you fill out this information in full so that we can provide the best support for the children on your list this holiday season.
After this form is submitted, the next step will be a board member calling you to schedule an appointment to show the required proofs at our headquarters location in Holt. Your sign-up process is not completed until you have shown the required proofs at that agreed-upon appointment time.
Distribution of your items will be on Thursday, December 21st at Holt United Methodist Church on the Corner of Cedar & Aurelius in Holt, MI.
** Be sure to mark December 21st in your calendar! **
All applications REQUIRE the following proofs to ensure applicants meet the program’s income requirements.
- Picture I.D. (Valid Driver’s License or State Identification card)
- Proof of current address (property tax receipt, lease agreement, utility bill, etc)
- Paperwork to verify income for ALL adults 18 & older in the home
- DHS paperwork listing household members receiving benefits OR proof that the children receive free/reduced-price school lunches OR proof that the children qualify for Medicaid
- Medicaid/insurance card OR birth certificate OR Social Security card to verify children 17 & under in the home
- If you do not live in the Holt School District, then you must bring proof that your child attends a Holt/Dimondale school or that at least one child within your home attends a Holt/Dimondale school (current report card, current school ID, signed statement from the school, etc.)
How to Provide Help
There are several ways you can help provide a wonderful Christmas for our families this year. Pick the one(s) that works best for you. Your acts of kindness and generosity will make a huge impact on a child’s life this Christmas. Thank you on behalf of our entire community for considering a way to support this program this upcoming season!
Adopting families for Christmas
If you are interested in adopting one or more children for Christmas (purchasing clothing and toys), please contact Carrie at (517) 694-1230 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wish Trees (Locations Coming Soon!)
We will have a few Wish Trees available in the area this year. Please feel free to stop by, pick up a star with a Christmas gift listed, purchase the gift and return it to the Wish Tree location by December 13, 2023.
Wish Tree Locations:
Union Bank of Dimondale
Holt United Methodist Church
Dart Bank of Holt
Delhi Township Library in Holt
Volz Family Chiropractic
Donate Items in Need from our Curated Amazon Wishlist or Target Wishlist
Our Amazon Wishlist and Target Wishlist both allow you to browse our specific needs, including toys and clothing, to support the children on our Christmas list. You can choose which items you would like to purchase from a variety of price points and, when you check out, those items will be sent directly to our headquarters for sorting and delivery to our area families. (note, you could also purchase in person at Target if you prefer! If so, please email or call us for a time to drop off, or visit any of our wish tree locations and place items within our donation box.)
Be sure to choose “Give-A-Kid-Projects” as your shipping destination upon checkout! Thank you!
Make a Monetary Donation
Monetary donations for the Christmas Program are always appreciated!
If you prefer to mail a check, please make it payable to Give-a-Kid Projects and mail it to:
P.O. Box 576
Holt, MI 48842
Volunteers are always needed to help sort and inventory incoming donations, and to help at various events. For more information, please call us at (517) 694-1230, or email us at email@example.com .