2017-07-14 / Viewpoint

Christmas House will be taking donations throughout month of July

PERSPECTIVE
BY JAMIE RIEDY
Fort Gordon Christmas House

Fort Gordon Christmas House provides toys and commissary gift cards to military families who are in financial need during the holiday season. During July they will conduct a toy donation drive in conjunction with “Christmas in July,” the increasingly popular start of the holiday shopping season.

New, unwrapped toys for boys and girls, infant to teen, can be dropped in donation boxes located at the Main Exchange and the Dwight D. Eisenhower Army Medical Center throughout the month of July.

Off-post, Moe’s Southwest Grill, located at Mullins Crossing Shopping Center, 4239 Washington Road in Evans, will donate 20 percent of its collected receipts on purchases made on Wednesdays in July, from 3 to 9 p.m. In addition, a donation box will be in place at this location every day during the month.

The Fort Gordon Christmas House is celebrating 51 years of giving joy and new toys to military families. More than a toy drive, we provide military parents and guardians an opportunity to choose toys they think their child will like in a cheerfully decorated holiday boutique setting.

The continuing success of Fort Gordon Christmas House is due to the hard work of many enthusiastic and caring volunteers, as well as to the generous support of organizations and individuals in the Fort Gordon and Central Savannah Rivera Area communities.

In 2016, Fort Gordon Christmas House helped 207 families and 500 children have a very happy holiday, but as the Fort Gordon community grows, FGCH looks to reach even more children this year and in the years to come.

I hope Christmas in July events, sales and promotions will help remind us of the needs of some in our community and the mission of Fort Gordon Christmas House, but meeting the growing need is a year-round endeavor.

We welcome and greatly appreciate the community support.

For information on more ways you can help Fort Gordon Christmas House, email fgchfunds@gmail.com.

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