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. 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. 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.
In 2018 we registered and qualified 1703 children in 578 families! 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 1688 children in 408 families. 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.
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 then 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.
Please join with us this year in experiencing the true Joy of the Christmas Spirit.
St George News