Christmas For Children had another successful year in Floyd County providing presents for families in need this holiday season. 53 families reached out to the organization for help providing holiday cheer for their children. A total of 114 children received gifts this year. The community once again came together to claim and shop for their own angel from one of the angel trees displayed around Floyd.
Christmas For Children could not continue year after year if not for the support of the Floyd County community. We want to acknowledge the generous support of churches, many businesses and individuals who have shown their support by contributing to the program. Citizens’ Telephone Coop and the Floyd Moose Lodge played a significant role in contributing volunteer’s time, tech support, and a space to hand out bags of presents. Their help ensured that this program ran smoothly.
This is also a year of change for Christmas For Children. Three members of the non-profit committee will be retiring after each serving approximately 12 years with the organization. Eva Gereau, Secretary, Sherri Femrite, Treasurer, and Glenda Brouwer, President all joined CFC at the same time in response to an ad in the Floyd Press seeking volunteers for the program. This was when CFC was under the leadership of Judy Weitzenfeld.
Anyone who is interested in volunteering for Christmas For Children are welcome to attend a committee meeting. Meetings are held 10 months of the year excluding January and August. We meet at 2pm on the third Tuesday of the month at the Floyd Baptist Church Fellowship Hall. You must undergo a background check and sign a confidentiality agreement to be on the committee. For more information please call 540-745-2947 ext.304.