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Each year we help hundreds of parents provide great memories for their children, ages 0-18 years old. We bring joy to our community by providing age-appropriate toys, games, and necessity clothing items based on each child's unique interests and needs. 


Year Established

The Christmas Program started in 1993 and now helps spread joy during the holidays for disadvantaged families who live in Holt or have a student attending Holt schools.


Numbers Served

In 2023, we served 775 children across 305 families. That means that over 775 were able to return to school after the holiday break knowing they were remembered at Christmas just like their peers.



Give-A-Kid-A-Christmas goes above and beyond what similar programs provide by extending our service to those up to 18 years of age and providing both toys and clothing during the holidays.

How to Receive Help

Distribution for our 2024 Give-A-Kid-A-Christmas program will be on Thursday, December 19th from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Holt United Methodist Church. (Corner of Cedar St. and Aurelius Road in Holt)

Sign-up for the 2024 Holiday season will begin on Saturday, October 19th - starting on the day of our Give-A-Kid-A-Coat winter weather gear distribution event. 

To apply, check back here on or after October 19th for a link to the Sign-Up Google Form.
The deadline to sign-up will be in early December.

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 proof that you meet the income guidelines.

After the above 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.

ALL applications REQUIRE the following proofs:

  • Picture I.D. (Valid Driver’s License or State Identification card)

  • Proof of current address (Ex: property tax receipt, lease agreement, utility bill, MDHHS Paperwork)

  • MDHHS Case Paperwork (Including case number, home address, and list of household members receiving benefits) OR Proof that children are currently receiving Medicaid benefits OR Paperwork to verify income for ALL adults 18 & older in the home

  • 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/teacher, etc.)

Your items will be distributed for our 2024 Give-A-Kid-A-Christmas program on Thursday, December 19th from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Holt United Methodist Church.
** Be sure to mark December 19th on your calendar! **

How to Help This Year's Program

Make a
monetary donation

Cash donations are always appreciated and they go a long way as we proactively shop for the best prices and bulk ways to purchase whenever we're able. 

Donate today via our above PayPal link or 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


You can purchase items for a direct donation to Give-A-Kid-A-Christmas's 2024 program on our or Wishlists. Shop from a variety of price ranges and items will be sent directly to Give-A-Kid-Projects’ headquarters for sorting and distribution. Be sure to choose Give-A-Kid-Projects Headquarters as your shipping destination at checkout! If you prefer to shop in person at Target or another store, you can call us at (517) 694-1230 to arrange a time to drop off your purchased items at our headquarters on Holt Rd.

Wishlists for the 2024 holiday season will be populated and shared here and on our Facebook page in October.


If you are interested in adopting one or more children for Christmas (purchasing clothing and toys with inspiration from their wishlist), please contact Carrie at (517) 694-1230 or via email at

Find a WISH TRee

Each year we have Wish Trees available in our area. 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 12th, 2024.

This Year's Wish Tree Locations Will be Announced in November 2024.


Volunteers are always needed to help sort and inventory incoming donations. For more information, please call us at (517) 694-1230, or email us at

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