Since 1995, the Children’s Center has provided Christmas presents to the children we are serving, thanks to generous donors from our local community.
Our Christmas Drive provides gifts of clothes, toys and other gifts to the children and youth who are being served by our two primary programs: CASA and the Children’s Advocacy Center. For the last three years, we have served 260-290 children for Christmas.
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.
This year we are doing things a little differently. But one thing that has not changed is the need for gifts for children and youth ages 0-18. Each child will receive a hoodie, coat or shoes, a book and 2-4 age appropriate gifts. We suggest allocating $150 per child, whether you choose to purchase gifts or make a monetary donation. (If you cannot give $150, please do not worry, your gift will be combined with other gifts to make it all work out for ALL of the children and youth we serve.)
- 9-1-1 Nutrition
- Blessings & Butterflies
- Bonham Chrysler
- CapTex Bank (Bonham & Trenton)
- Fannin Federal Credit Union
- First United Bank (Bonham & Leonard)
- Fix and Feed
- Legend Bank
- Rebel Roots Boutique
- Red River Gypsies
- Stay Grounded Coffee Company
- Tax-Assessor Collector’s Office (Tag Office)
- Warrior Tire
Amazon Wish List – If you prefer to shop on-line, be sure to check out our Amazon Wish List! You can even choose to have your gifts delivered directly to our center. https://a.co/fTwO7Kb
Wish List for Christmas gifts for kids
- Toys for children under 3
- Gifts for teenagers
- Craft kits, markers, coloring books, journals, art sets, etc.
- Board games, Legos and books
- Footballs, basketballs, soccer balls
- Perfume, cologne, bath sets, make-up sets, curling irons, straighteners
- Jewelry, Purses, wallets, make-up bags & backpacks
- Gift cards for clothing, discount stores and fast food restaurants
- New hoodies and coats
- New tennis shoes
For donors who are short on time, the center also accepts cash donations which will be used to purchase gifts. Make a check out to FCCC and indicate it is for Christmas or pay by credit or debit card and give now.
We ask that the donations arrive by Friday, December 11 or earlier if possible. Donations can be dropped off anytime we are open, Monday – Friday 8 am to 5 pm. We will continue accepting donations past the deadline. We have already started delivering presents and will continue to do so, especially the week of Dec 14-18.
We will have extended holiday hours to allow more time to drop off gifts
8 am to 6 pm on December 7-10
Bring gifts to the Children’s Center at 112 West Fifth Street, Bonham, TX 75418
Interested in volunteering with this year’s Christmas Drive? Contact Andrea at firstname.lastname@example.org or (903) 583-4339 to learn more about how you can volunteer.