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Toy Shop Registration Information

Registration at Milwaukee City Salvation Army Corps and Distribution Center

In order to meet the anticipated requests for toys this year, registration will be a one step process. This registration process will run from October 31, 2022 – November 30, 2022 at the following locations: 

  • Distribution Center – 5880 N. 60th (414) 464-2971
    • Monday - Wednesday 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
    • Walk-in only
  • Citadel Corps – 4129 W. Villard Avenue (414) 463-3300
    • Monday from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
    • Tuesday from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
    • Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. to 2 p.m.
    • By appointment only
  • Cold Spring Corps – 2900 W. Cold Spring Road (414) 763-9797
    • Online preregistration beginning October 31, 2022. 
    • Online preregistration will close at 11:59 p.m. on November 28, 2022
    • The link for preregistration can be found on their website at www.sacoldspring.org
  • West Corps – 1645 N. 25th Street (414) 342-9191
    • Monday - Wednesday from 10 a.m. until noon and 1 p.m. until 3 p.m.
    • By appointment only

How do I qualify to receive toys?

You must register your children at one of the four Milwaukee Salvation Army locations.

Where are the locations? Call for dates and times

  • Distribution Center – 5880 N. 60th (414) 464-2971
  • Citadel Corps – 4129 W. Villard Avenue (414) 463-3300
  • Coldspring Corps – 2900 W. Cold Spring Road (414) 763-9797
  • West Corps – 1645 N. 25th Street (414) 342-9191
  • If you live in the following zip codes: 53110, 53129, 53130, 53132, 53154, 53172, 53207, 53220, 53221, 53228, and 53235 you will be served by The Salvation Army Oak Creek Corps. Please call 414-762-3993 for additional information and to schedule your appointment.

Appointments will begin on October 31, 2022 and run Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. with the last day of registration being Friday, December 2, 2022. Distribution for the Oak Creek Corps will be on Friday, December 16, 2022 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday, December 17, 2022 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Snow day will be on Monday, December 19, 2022.

What ages of children can receive toys?

Children born on or after January 1, 2010 (ages 0 – 12) are eligible to receive toys.

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, and proof of the birthdate(s) of their child(ren).

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

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 is 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 (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
  • 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
  • Public Immunization Record printout containing birthdate which can be found here.

Digital/Electronic Documentation will NOT be accepted.

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

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.

When can I register for toys?

October 31, 2022 through November 30, 2022.

What if I Received Toys in 2020?

Families that participated in the 2021 Milwaukee Toy Shop are not automatically eligible to register for toys in 2022. You must register for the 2022 Toy Shop.

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

No. Please do not bring children with you.

What if I can’t get there to register? Can someone else register 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 complete the registration for you and the reason you are unable to register. They must also bring their identification as well.

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

Call the Toy Shop at 414-464-2971