Connie and Curtis are partnering with the Kent County Department of Human Services program to ensure that some local needy children experience the magic of Christmas in a good way!

Connie and Curtis Christmas Kids is a Christmas toys, books, arts and crafts kits and personal care drive for children in foster care from newborns to high school age kids.

We've expanded upon last year's effort by including 3 online registries to help you shop and by adding more drop-off locations!

How To Participate

You can help out kids in the Kent County Department of Human Services program by either purchasing one of the toys listed below and dropping it off at a drop-off location or heading over to one of the three Christmas Kids Registries (Toys "R" Us, Amazon, Kohl's) and purchasing a gift!

Connie and Curtis Christmas Kids Registries

Ship to: 121 Franklin St SE #200, Grand Rapids, MI 49507

Connie and Curtis Christmas Kids’ Wish List


  • Teething toys
  • Stacking cups
  • Board books
  • Playskool toys
  • Sleep sacks*


  • Baby dolls (multicultural)
  • Duplo blocks
  • Little People
  • Picture books
  • Playskool or Little Tikes toys

5-12 year olds

  • Match Box/Hot Wheels Cars
  • Barbie Dolls (multicultural)
  • Action figures (Spiderman, Marvel, and Star Wars are very popular)
  • Footballs
  • Baseballs
  • Legos (smaller sets are great)
  • Art kits
  • Art supplies
  • Coloring books*
  • Crayola crayons*
  • Stuffed animals
  • Chapter books
  • GRPS Uniform shirts in child sizes*
  • Winter coats*
  • Hats, gloves, mittens*


  • Body wash sets (guys and girls)
  • Footballs
  • Basketballs
  • Fuzzy blankets
  • Art supplies
  • Gift cards (Meijer, Target, McDonald’s, Burger King, Taco Bell) Smaller denominations ($5-10) are great-we can double up on cards to keep things even between siblings
  • Young Adult books
  • GRPS Uniform shirts in adult sizes*
  • Winter coats*
  • Hats, gloves, mittens*
  • School supplies*

A few requests…

  • Please no used or handmade items
  • Please no religious items
  • If you are shopping at Dollar Tree or other dollar stores, we prefer the coloring books over any other items. The kids love the Disney, Marvel, Star Wars, Care Bear, etc coloring books. We like to leave other items at the dollar stores for the families to purchase if they are trying to stretch a tight budget.
  • *Starred items are things we are in need of throughout the year

Connie and Curtis Christmas Kids Drop-Off Partners

After you've purchased a gift, you can drop it off at one of several locations.  Valvoline Instant Oil Change has 13 locations available to drop-off presents, Your Space Self-Storage has 6 locations available as drop-off points, The Flo's Collection has 3 locations available to drop-off toys, and you could always drop-off your presents at the Kent County Department of Human Services.

For more details, call  (616) 558-7841 or contact Wendy Wheeler at Kent County DHS by email.