Tuesday, August 9, 2022

Christmas is for Children Returns to Southlake

The Southlake Departments of Public Safety are again participating in this year’s Christmas is for Children program and you can participate too. CIFC prides itself on providing a complete Holiday memory for children and families who otherwise would not have a holiday celebration. The goal is to fulfill each child’s Christmas wish list with something that they want, something that they need and something educational. Children need your generosity this year more than ever. How can you help? Just bring a new unwrapped toy or clothing for any age group from infant to teen, boy or girl and/or non-perishable food items to the lobby of either one of these DPS locations; 600 State Street (Fire Lobby) or 2100 West Southlake Boulevard (Lobby). Look for the large donation box to drop off your items. Some suggested food donations: spaghetti and sauce, peanut butter and jelly, canned vegetables, pancake mix and syrup. You can also donate gift cards to stores like Target, Wal-Mart and Kroger. There are so many ways to help. To learn more go to ChristmasisForChildren.com.

The story behind “Christmas is for Children”
In 1991, two social workers answered letters to Santa Claus (found in New York’s “dead letter” box) from the children of four needy families and made their Christmas wishes come true. Since that time, Christmas is for Children have supported over 39,000 underprivileged children and their families. What makes Christmas is for Children unique is our approach to bestowing charity in a way that our beneficiaries retain their dignity, witnessing the true spirit of Christmas and the very best of humanity.

Christmas is for Children (CIFC) and the 12th Annual Food Drive form a non-profit organization [501(c)(3)] dedicated to providing all children with the love, care and joy that are revealed in the spirit of Christmas.

If you need additional information please contact Community Initiatives Officer Renni Burt at (817) 748-8349.

Non-Profit Gets Boost from CMS Students

Carroll Middle School  Student Council and National Junior Honor Society students helped out with Christmas is for Children this year and adopted angels that benefited the HOPE agency.

Christmas is for Children (CIFC) is a non-profit, non-denominational organization dedicated to providing all children the love, care, and joy that comprise the spirit of the holidays. Since 1991, CIFC has supported over 40,000 underprivileged children dealing with poverty, AIDS, domestic violence and substance-abusing parents.

This year CIFC will serve up to 1,400 children in Southlake, Keller, Grapevine, and the Metroplex, including CISD.  CMS contributed to a total of 35 angels.

 Click here to read what other campuses are doing this time of year to support individuals in need.

The Giving Spirit at Carroll Elementary

Carroll Elementary made the holidays brighter for 140 children through Christmas is for Children.

CES kindergarten teacher Mrs. Meacham and her class adopted a holiday “angel” again this year. The recipient is a 6 year old boy.  All students helped with purchasing items and wrapping them for the child.

The photo slideshow below features pictures from the Christmas is for Children drive as well as snapshots from Mrs. Meacham’s class.