Our Mission and Impact: Coins for Kids is a compassionate 501(c)3 non-profit organization, unwavering in its mission to provide a memorable Christmas for disadvantaged children in Southern Utah’s, Washington County area. We operate on the cornerstone of generosity, ensuring that 100% of the funds raised directly benefit the children. Our operations thrive purely on volunteer efforts, with no administrative expenses or paid staff.

Our Achievements and Outreach: In the year 2022, we reached a milestone by registering 1,632 children from 544 families, marking our largest ever adoption number as these children found support from various organizations and families.

The Art of Giving: We invite individuals and businesses to embrace the essence of Christmas by “adopting” one of our families. This involves shopping, wrapping, and delivering gifts, an act that truly embodies the spirit of giving. The heartwarming feedback from our community “elves” is a testament to the profound impact of this initiative. Learn more about adopting a family!

Need Assistance this Holiday Season? Learn more about the qualifications and apply here!

Ways to Contribute: Join us in making a difference for our community’s children in need.

Monetary Donations: We welcome all contributions, whether cash, check or digitally.

Adopting a Family: Engage directly by adopting a family, ensuring they have a memorable Christmas.

Encourage your company or team to sponsor a family! This is an excellent chance to foster team unity and camaraderie, all while making a meaningful contribution to our community. It’s a win-win for team building and giving back!

Angel Trees: Set up an Angel tree in your workplace to collect gifts.

Organizing Toy Drives: Rally your community or workplace to gather toys.

Christmas Parties with a Twist: Redirect your gift exchange funds to help children in need or by adopting a family!

Tax-Deductible Donations All contributions are fully tax-deductible, underlining the transparent and community-focused nature of our fundraising.

Join Our Cause We warmly invite you to be part of this year’s endeavor. Together, let’s embrace and share the true joy of the Christmas spirit.



To participate in KONY COINS FOR KIDS program, all parents/guardians seeking assistance must fill out an online application between November 1st and November 15th, 2023.

Failure to apply will result in not being qualified for assistance this year.

Applications will be pre-screened and families that are not eligible will be notified.

If you have received assistance from Coins for Kids three or more times in the last 10 years, you will not be eligible for assistance this year. If you do not qualify for Coins for Kids, and you need assistance, we recommend you register on-line with Toys for Tots.

Eligibility for Children:

  • Age Range: Assistance is available for children aged 2-17 years.
  • Special Consideration for 18-Year-Olds: If an 18-year-old is still attending high school and living in the same household, they may also be eligible.
  • Infants Under 2 Years: Applications for infants under 2 are only considered if there are other eligible children (aged 2-17) in the family. Sole applications for an infant under 2 will be referred to Toys for Tots.

Qualification Criteria:

To qualify for assistance, applicants must:

  1. Obtain a written and signed referral letter from one of the following:
    • School counselors of the children’s school
    • Clergy leader
    • Any participating social service agency from our list of Qualifying Organizations.
  2. Provide all the required documentation (detailed below).
  3. Note: If you have received gifts for 3 or more years within the last ten years, you are ineligible for assistance this year. In such cases, we recommend registering with Toys for Tots at Toys for Tots.

Required Documentation for Application:

If you do not receive a notification of ineligibility, we invite you to visit the Washington County School District Building for the verification of your documentation. This step is crucial to complete your application process for assistance from Coins for Kids.

Please Join Us on the Following Days:

  • Monday, November 13, 2023: 9 AM – 7 PM
  • Wednesday, November 15, 2023: 9 AM – 7 PM
  • Friday, November 17, 2023: 9 AM – 7 PM

Location: Washington County School District Building, 121 W Tabernacle St, St. George, UT 84770

We understand that life can be busy, but it’s important to ensure your documentation is reviewed to maintain your eligibility for assistance this year. We’re here to help and look forward to assisting you through this final step of the process.

Please bring the following items:

  1. Photo ID and Proof of Residency in Washington County. If your ID does not reflect your current address, please bring additional proof such as a Utility Bill, Insurance Bill, or Bank Statement.
  2. Birth Certificates of each child, clearly showing the linkage to the parents.
  3. Court Documents, if applicable, in cases where the child is under the custody of someone other than a parent.
  4. Referral Letter from the appropriate organization that has endorsed your application.

This verification step is crucial for confirming your eligibility and ensuring that we can provide Christmas to your family.

Important Deadline:

Please note that no applications will be accepted after November 15, 2023.



Coins For Kids extends its heartfelt gratitude to all of our incredible sponsors, whose generous contributions are the lifeblood of our program. Every cent counts, from the individual shoppers who kindly drop spare change into our iconic red Coins for Kids boxes in stores, to the corporations that magnify impact through donations, your support is invaluable. THANK YOU!

We urge you to join us in expressing our profound appreciation to our esteemed public partners listed below. Their unwavering support and collaboration are pivotal in our mission to spread joy and make a difference in the lives of countless children in our community.