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Eligibility Requirements

  • Applicants must be active-duty military stationed at Fort Hood, 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?
  • 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. 


  • 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 once you start the application.

Applications will be accepted between
1 September -15 October. 
What if I am selected?
  • Our Applications Team will contact you, letting you know when to select your shopping date and time.  You will be provided a Signup Genius link where you will select your own shop day and time.  These slots will be filled on a first-come, first-serve basis.  Please only select ONE time slot 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 sign up, 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.

Do you still have questions?


You are welcome to email our applications team directly at

2022 Application  
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