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Toy Shop Registration Information

When is Toy Shop Registration?

Registration dates will begin November 2 and last until December 2.

You can register at any of the following locations:
  • Distribution Center (Open Monday through Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Space limited due to COVID safety requirements)5880 N. 60th St.  (414) 464-2971
  • Citadel Corps (By appointment only)4129 W. Villard Ave. (414) 463-3300
  • Coldspring Corps (By appointment only) 2900 W. Coldspring Rd. (414) 763-9797
  • West Corps (By appointment only) (1645 N. 25th St. (414) 342-9191

What precautions are you taking due to COVID-19?

This year will be a bit different for distribution as we will be asking families for suggestions/recommendations for toys for their children. We will be doing a pre-packaged box for all children that are registered rather than have individuals shop for themselves.

We will be doing temperature checks when recipients and volunteers come into the building, and ask that they wear masks as well. We can only have 20 people in the waiting area at a time due to our space limitations with social distancing requirements.

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 By appointment only
  • Coldspring Corps – 2900 W. Coldspring Road (414) 763-9797 By appointment only
  • West Corps – 1645 N. 25th Street (414) 342-9191 By appointment only

If you live in the following zip codes:

53110, 53129, 53130, 53132, 53154, 53172, 53207, 53220, 53221, 53228, 53235. You will be served by the Salvation Army Oak Creek Corps.  Please call 414.762.3993 for information.

What ages of children can receive toys?

This is new this year. Children born on or after January 1, 2008 (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
  • Copy of State or Federal Income Tax Forms containing full birth date   
  • Public Immunization Record printout containing birthdate
  • (http://dhfsWIR.org)

 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?

November 2, 2020 – December 2, 2020

What if I Received Toys in 2019?

Families that participated in the 2019 Milwaukee Toy Shop are not automatically eligible to register for toys in 2020.  You must register for the 2020 Toy Shop

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

No.  Please do not bring children with you.  According to the CDC guidelines for social distancing the number of people allowed in the building will be limited and will be reserved for adults.

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.

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

Call the Toy Shop at (414) 464-2971