20400 Superior Road · Taylor, MI 48180 · USA
 Phone (734) 282-7171 · Fax (734) 282-7105

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 2019 Hope for the Holidays Online Application Instructions 




We accept applications from residents of the following communities only: 

Allen Park,   Brownstown,   Ecorse,   Flat Rock,   Gibraltar, Grosse Ile,   Lincoln Park,   Melvindale,   River Rouge,   Riverview,   Rockwood, Romulus,   Southgate,   Taylor,   Trenton,   Woodhaven and  Wyandotte


Assistance eligibility is every 4th year; If you received assistance from this program in 2016, 2017, or 2018 you are not eligible to apply this year. We can give you resources for other programs.


We can accept applications for children age 14 and under only.  Listing older children will delay your application so we can contact you or can cause you to not receive help.


If you apply to our program you must agree to NOT apply for assistance with any other program. You will be removed from our program if you enroll in another Holiday Assistance Program.


1.    Fill out the application completely.


Notes for Wish portion of application – include sex, age, FIRST NAME ONLY, all clothing sizes and any gift ideas for each person. Be specific with clothing sizes, bedding sizes, cultural preference for dolls, types of movies, music or books and anything else that is significant.  Please include a few gifts for yourself.  Asking for computers, furniture, or expensive items will cause your application to be rejected. Sponsors are more willing to help those with modest lists and real needs.


NOTE:  The “wish list” gives the sponsors gift ideas. Sponsors determine what assistance they can provide, if they “adopt” you.  We do not promise to supply everything (or anything) on the “wish list.


2.    This program is NOT first come, first served.  


3.    Completed applications will be reviewed and you will be notified if you are eligible and an appointment is available.


4.  We receive more applications than we are able to help. We cannot promise that all applicants will receive an appointment or be ‘adopted’.


Please bring these required pieces of documentation if you are selected for an appointment:

* Current ID for all adults

* Social Security cards for all adults

* Proof of Income (wages, DHHS, SS, etc.)

* Proof of Children (birth certificate)

* Proof of Residence (lease, utility bill)



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