By Erica Thomas, managing editor
TRUSSVILLE — The Trussville community has come together to donate toys and food for an annual program put on by Trussville Fire and Rescue.
Hundreds of toys and food donations have been received for Christmas for Kids. The items are being prepared for distribution to families in need on Sunday, Dec. 20, 2020.
Fire Chief Tim Shotts said around 30 families will be assisted this year. There is still more to be done. Donations are still being accepted and firefighters will go on the hunt for more toys on Friday, during a shopping trip. The department will use monetary donations to purchase more items.
Shotts said without the public’s assistance, the program would not be possible.
“Our program is designed to help needy families, within the Trussville community, provide Christmas for their children, where otherwise there would be none,” Shotts said. “Like in previous years, we are asking for your help.”
If you would like to assist the Trussville Fire Department with Christmas for Kids, you can drop off a new, unwrapped toy at any Trussville Fire Station. You can also make tax-deductible, monetary donations by mailing a check to: Trussville Fire and Rescue, ATTN: Christmas for Kids Donations, 421 Cherokee Drive, Trussville, AL 35173.
Donations go directly to qualifying families in need within the Trussville community. Shotts said no portion of donations are reserved for administrative costs.
“Our workers volunteer their time and energy,” said Shotts.
Donations will be accepted through Christmas. Anything left over will either be saved for next year or will be donated to Lovelady Center and Three Hots and a Cot.
For questions about the Christmas for Kids program, email firstname.lastname@example.org.