By Tanna M. Friday
TRUSSVILLE – Giving to others is the reason for the season and it’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas for many children in Trussville, thanks to the efforts of the Trussville Fire Department (TFD), community merchants and volunteers.
Although our local first responders give back to their community daily, their focus will be on children this holiday season. The TFD will be participating in their annual Christmas for Kids program which assists needy families within the Trussville community providing Christmas for their children.
“Christmas for kids has been one of our favorite community-based programs,” explained TFD Chief Tim Shotts. “It brings us closer to the people we serve. We love it.”
Each year the TFD reaches out to local merchants and members of the community who volunteer their time, money and effort to the program.
“Some years past we have been able to gift 200 children,” said Shotts. “This year we are hoping to gift nearly 50 kids as we hope that this program will continue to grow.”
Shotts contributes years passed success to the generous donors, both through monetary and toys, from local merchants and community members.
“It makes the department happy to help the kids make their Christmas special,” said Shotts. “We enjoy doing this, especially seeing the smile on children’s faces.”
The fire department is accepting gifts all the way until Christmas at any of the Trussville fire stations.
If you have questions about the Christmas for Kids program or in regards to making a donation, please contact the Christmas for Kids program at firstname.lastname@example.org.