Christmas Drive for the Children’s Center

teddy bearThe Fannin County Children’s Center is currently seeking donations for their annual Christmas Drive. Last year, generous donors made it possible for 315 children and youth served by the center to get presents of clothing, coats, shoes, toys and other gifts. Organizers expect to serve a similar number of children this year.

Some of the children helped by this project are living in foster homes, away from family and friends. Other children have gone to live with grandparents or other relatives as a result of abuse or neglect. Many of these families struggle financially when one or more children suddenly come to live with them. In other families, the discovery of sexual abuse in the home has meant the loss of family income when the offender leaves.

Donations of cash, toys, new coats, new hoodies, shoes and other items are now being accepted.

Teddy bear trees, which contain wishes or needs are going up at several local businesses including: Brookshire’s, Blessings & Butterflies, Bonham Chrysler, CapTex Bank (Bonham & Trenton), Farm N Home Casualty, First United Bank (Bonham & Leonard), Legend Bank, Stay Grounded Coffee Company, Tax-Assessor Collector’s Office (Tag Office), Texas Farm Bureau Insurance, and WalMart

For donors who are short on time, the center also accepts cash donations which will be used to purchase gifts for the children. The center also has an Amazon Wish List:

Donations can be brought or mailed to the center at 112 West Fifth Street, Bonham, Texas 75418. The center is open 8 am to 5 pm, Monday – Friday, with extended hours until 6 pm on Dec 6-8.

Organizers ask that the donations arrive by Dec 9, or earlier if possible. This will allow time for gifts to be sorted and delivered in time for the holidays. Checks should be made out to FCCC and indicate they are for Christmas. Donations can also be made by online on the center’s website. All donations are tax deductible to the extent allowable by law. For more information, call 903-583-4339 or visit


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