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November 27 – December 1, 2017

Applications for assistance for children this year WILL BE taken only with a written and signed recommendation from the school counselors where the children attend, your clergy leader, or from any of the several social service agencies participating. The applicant then returns the completed recommendation letter to the application center at the Washington County School District Woodward School building on Tabernacle Street, room 101. Hours are 9 am-5 pm Monday, November 27th and Friday, December 1st; 9 am-7 pm Tuesday thru Thursday, November 28-30. Please, no children at the application center. We do not supply babysitters.

The recipients will also be asked for the following:

  1. Photo ID and proof of residency in Washington County
    If their ID does not show their current address they will need to show proof of
    residency such as Utility Bill, Insurance Bill, Credit Card bill, or Bank Statement.
  2. Children’s Birth Certificates of each child showing linkage to parents
  3. Court Documents if child is in the custody of someone other than a parent
  4. Letter from referring organization


If you have already received assistance from KONY Coins for Kids three times, then you are no longer eligible to apply for assistance


Cash donations can be made through any coins box location throughout the area; on the www.coinsforkids.net website by credit card, PAYPAL, or dropped off at the Canyon Media Studios at 3143 South 840 East, St. George (across the street from Bloomington Hills Elementary) New unwrapped toys ($15 minimum) can be dropped off at many of the elementary schools or any of the Marines’ TOYS FOR TOTS toy collection containers. (see www.southernutahtoysfortots.com)

Volunteer Opportunities

Set-up and sorting
Monday, December 18th, at the Dixie Center starting around 9 am. Just show up, no sign up required.

Tuesday, December 19th, at the Dixie Center starting around 8 am. No sign up required to volunteer.


Tuesday, Dec 19th, 5 pm till finish at the Wal-Mart Supercenter in Bloomington. We’ll need hundreds of shoppers (young kids can help mom and dads) Just show up and you’ll get a clipboard and a family to shop for. There is no need to register to participate. Please plan to shop for several families. Be sure to bring a jacket as you may have to line up outside the store as we usually have dozens of shoppers waiting in line before we officially start.


Wednesday, December 20th, from 8 am till we finish, at the Dixie Center (on Convention Center Drive)  We could use help! ALL WRAPPERS are being asked to bring a roll or two of wrapping paper if they have it (not required) Scissors (unless they want to bring their own) and tape will be provided! Plus, we can always use donations of scotch tape, scissors, clipboards, name tags, ribbons, etc. Just show up to wrap! There is no need to sign up or register before hand to wrap!


Thursday, December 21st, 4-9 pm at the Dixie Center. Santas and santas helpers are always needed. Santas need their own suit so if you have one, great! We also do have suits available. Santa suits require a small refundable deposit. We could always use additional helpers with vans or pickups! To participate as a Santa, you do need to register with Hal, 435-632-0439. Or send us a note through our website, www.coinsforkids.net

KONY Coins for kids is a program which operates under the non-profit, fully licensed charitable organization (501c3) named KONY CHARITIES.

KONY Coins for Kids exists to help provide Christmas for needy children in the local area who otherwise would go without presents at Christmas time. The program began in 1990.


In 2009 we registered 2,527 children in 953 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 2083 children in 765 families!

FAMILIES HELPING FAMILIES is the name of the group (originally organized by KONY COINS FOR KIDS) of volunteers that accept and process applications for assistance. Families that have received gifts for 3 years or more through this program will not be included. Only needy children ages 1-17 of the St. George and immediate surrounding areas are eligible. (Washington, Santa Clara, Ivins, Leeds, Hurricane, La Verkin, Toquerville, Central, Veyo, and municipalities located within)

Applications are then given to various charities that desire to provide Christmas gifts for children. Canyon Media will have the database for the names.

Only one application per family will be accepted. Intentional duplicate applications and/or intent to defraud the charity will cause elimination from the program.

Gifts for the kids vary depending on the program assigned the names. Due to the large number of applicants, we cannot provide computers, stereos, X-boxes, iPads, and other expensive requests. Gifts can be exchanged after Christmas for size, color, etc, but may NOT be redeemed for cash.

Deliveries of the gifts by Santa will be made  ONLY TO THE HOME WHERE THE CHILDREN RESIDE, between 4-9 pm on Thursday, December 21st, 2017.

The program is dependent solely upon charitable contributions; all contributions are tax deductible. Contributions can be made at or families adopted at Canyon Media offices.