Welcome to the Coins for Kids website.
Coins for Kids is a 501(c)3 non-profit, charitable
organization dedicated to the goal of providing Christmas for disadvantaged
children in the Washington County area of Southern Utah (Clickhere to learn more about us). 100% of all funds raised are used for
this purpose. There are no administrative costs or paid staff, everyone working
with Coins for Kids is a volunteer (Visit our EventsCalendar to view our events and get information on volunteering to assist withthose events). All donations are completely tax deductible. The money
that is raised for this effort comes directly from the community in the form of
individual donations as well as corporate donations (Clickhere for more information on our corporate sponsors), there are NO
government grants or subsidies. (Click here to make adonation)
In 2011 we registered and qualified 2454 children in 927 families, our largest year ever! Some of these children were then adopted by other organizations and families (our largest adoption number ever!!) so the Coins for Kids organization actually shopped, wrapped, and delivered Christmas to 1700 children in 800 families.
For the past ten years, on a limited basis, a few Marines from the area have been actively helping the Coins for Kids Program in the Washington County area. The Mission, Goal, and Objectives of the Marine Corps Toys for Tots Program is emulated by what has been done with Coins for Kids." (click here to read more about the Coinsfor Kids / Toys for Tots partnership)
Coins for Kids also encourages individuals and businesses
to "adopt" one of our families and shop, wrap and deliver the gifts themselves.
This is one of the greatest ways to experience the true meaning of Christmas;
that of "giving". Every year we have numerous "elves" call us back to thank us
for giving them the opportunity to experience the true meaning of CHRISTmas for
the first time in their lives. (Click here to adopt a family).
There are lots of ways that you can help us make Christmas
special for our area's "at risk" children: Make a donation
of cash or new, unwrapped toys; drop your change in one of the many "Coins for
Kids" boxes located throughout the County
beginning November 1st; adopt a family, volunteer to
shop and wrap the presents to the
children; sponsor an Angel tree in your place of work; have a toy drive;
instead of exchanging gifts at your upcoming Christmas party, donate that
amount of money to Coins for Kids.
Coins for Kids guarantees two things: that your donation
will not only put smiles on lots of little faces, but will put a smile on your
face as well this Christmas. Please join with us this year in experiencing the
true Joy of the Christmas Spirit.