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Eligibility Requirements

  • Applicants must be active-duty military stationed at Fort Cavazos, to include active Guard and Reserves; with dependent children between the ages of six months and 12 years by December 25. Applications are accepted from all ranks, with a concentration on E5 and below.  Special circumstances or emergency applications will also be processed for all ranks. Selected families will receive two brand new toys, one stocking stuffer, and one book per child. In addition, each family selects one game to promote the importance of quality family time.

How Do I Apply?
  • Applications can be submitted beginning September 1 and will be accepted through October 15. New  applications will not be accepted after October 15. You can apply by clicking on the link below.  In order to complete your application all information must be filled out. 


  • Applications will require the Soldier's Unit info, specifically Brigade, Battalion/Squadron, Company/Troop/Battery, sponsor's unit CFRR (Command Family Readiness Rep) or Point of Contact.


  • You must complete the "Required Explanation of Financial Need" section of the application.  You are unable to leave this blank and complete the application.  We do not need all details, just the general reason you have a hardship.

  • Please ensure you have this information ready before clicking on the application below.

Applications will be accepted between
1 September -15 October. 
What If I Am Selected?
  • Our Applications Team will contact you with a shopping day sign up if approved. These slots will be filled on a first-come, first-serve basis and slots may be limited. You will need to bring a valid military ID, we cannot service you without it. Only ONE time slot will be given to choose gifts for ALL of your children.

  • We ensure that we have a great selection of toys from the first day of shop days to the last.  Don't worry, regardless of the day you are assigned, there will be a great selection in the workshop for you to choose from!

  • Spouses may shop without their soldier.

  • You must shop at your designated time.  We will only reschedule in a case of emergency.

  • Children are NOT ALLOWED in the shopping area, so please make arrangements to shop without them. If there is absolutely no other option, we have a small area for children to wait with a few toys and books. Due to space constraints we ask that you do not bring strollers or wagons into the Workshop.

Still Have Questions?


You are welcome to email our applications team directly at

2023 Application  
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