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Toy Shop Registration Information

When is Toy Shop Registration?

In 2019, Toy Shop registration will begin November 4 and will end on December 5. You can register at any of the following locations, please call for specific dates and times:

What areas does Toy Shop serve?

The Toy Shop serves families living in Milwaukee County with the exception of the following zip codes: 53110, 53129, 53130, 53132, 53154, 53172, 53207, 53220, 53221, 53228, & 53235. Families living in these zip codes are served by The Salvation Army’s Toy Shop in Oak Creek. Please call (414) 762-3993 for information.

How do I qualify to receive toys?

Everyone must be registered at one of the four Salvation Army Milwaukee County locations

What ages of children can receive toys?

Children born on or after January 1, 2004 (ages 0 – 15) are eligible to receive toys.

Where do I register for toys?

See the list above or the closest Salvation Army to your home.

What do I need to bring with me to register for toys?

To register children, parents or guardians as Head of Household must provide proof of their own identity, and their residence/address. You will also need to bring proof of the child(ren)'s birthday(s).

How do I prove my identity?

Provide ONE of these documents as proof of identity:

  • Current Driver’s License or valid picture ID Card (not expired)
  • Passport or Visa
  • Permanent Resident Card (I-551)
  • Employment Authorization Card I-766
  • Federal I-94 Arrival/Departure record
  • US Military Personnel ID 2

How do I prove my residence?

Provide ONE of these documents as proof of residence/address:

  • Postmarked envelope, postcard or magazine label with name and date
  • Driver’s license or ID card with current address listed
  • Utility bill (gas/electric/cable), bank statement or a letter from a government agency that has your name and home address listed
  • Letter, lease, rent receipt with home address from landlord
  • Property tax records or mortgage statement

To register children to receive toys, proof of the child’s birth date are required. No child will be registered without this documentation.

How do I prove my child’s age?

Provide ONE of these documents containing proof of a child’s birth date and ONE of these documents. (Foster Parents, Caregivers & Placement Resource Families can provide the Child’s Placement Verification Letter as documentation):

  • Birth Certificate for each child
  • W-2 Statement/Notice of Decision with information that matches photo ID and contains full birth dates and social security numbers
  • Child’s Placement Verification Letter for each child (Foster Parents, Caregivers & Placement Resource Families)
  • Certificate of U.S. Citizenship
  • U.S. Certificate of Naturalization
  • Wisconsin Notification of Birth Registration
  • Copy of State or Federal Income Tax Forms containing full birth date and Social Security number or individual taxpayer identification number
  • Public Immunization Record printout containing Social Security Number (https://dhfsWIR.org) Forward Cards are no longer accepted as proof of a child’s Social Security Number 

Digital/Electronic Documentation will NOT be accepted

What if I don’t have the right information to apply?

Proof of the child’s birth date is required. If you do not have documentation, it is your responsibility to obtain it. For assistance, we suggest you contact the Milwaukee County Courthouse or W-2 offices.

What if I Received Toys in 2018?

Families that participated in the 2018 Milwaukee Toy Shop are not automatically eligible to register for toys in 2019. You must have been provided with all the necessary documentation for the head of household and all children. Sign up at the location nearest to your home.

Can I bring my children with me to apply for toys?

No. Please do not bring children with you.

What if I can’t get there to apply? Can someone else apply for me?

Yes. They must bring your required documentation along with the required documentation for each child. In addition, they must provide a letter from you stating that they have permission to fill out the application for you and the reason you are unable to apply.

Where can I call to get information about applying for toys?

Call the Toy Shop at 414-464-2971