The Holiday Giving Program is now over and distribution has concluded for this year. For a referral to the Holiday Giving Project (HGP), an individual or family should contact their Department of Health and Human Services caseworker; Housing Opportunities Commission counselor; Montgomery County Public School (MCPS) counselor (if caller has school age child); or other participating social service agency who may be involved. The HGP is for Montgomery County residents in financial need. Customers can only request a referral for themselves and their family members living in same household. Toys for Tots partners with the HGP to provide toys for December holidays and serves only those Montgomery County families with a HGP referral. Therefore, there is no separate referral list or referral process for Toys for Tots.
All Holiday Giving food, gift cards, and toys come from public and private donations. The HGP cannot guarantee that everyone who has been referred will receive assistance, as it depends upon donations received. As donations are available, individuals/families will be contacted by letter, phone or through a referrer with a plan explaining how to go about receiving assistance.
The deadline for making Thanksgiving referrals is Wednesday, October 26 at 11:59 PM (Thanksgiving is on November 24 this year); The deadline for making December holiday referrals is Friday, November 18 at 11:59 PM.