Christmas Drive

Christmas Drive

About This Campaign

Since 1995, the Children’s Center has provided Christmas presents to the children we are serving, thanks to generous donors from our local community. Each year, Christmas plans begin in November when staff and volunteers begin contacting the children, youth and families we serve to find out what they need and want for Christmas.

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 many years we served between 125-175 children. In 2017, the number of children served increased dramatically to 262. Fortunately, our supporters rallied and all of the children were given presents of clothes, toys and other items. In 2018, we are expecting to serve 250-300 children again 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.

Center staff and volunteers take the time to find out about the individual situation, needs, preferences and wishes of each child. We also work closely with Child Protective Services and other community agencies to ensure that efforts are coordinated and not duplicated.

Cash donations to this effort will be used to purchase toys, clothes, shoes, coats and other gifts for the children we serve.
Fannin County Childrens Center

Campaign to Support Fannin County Childrens Center

The Fannin County Children’s Center has been serving abused and neglected children since 1993.  Our mission is promoting safety and improving the lives of abused and neglected children.   Our programs include CASA, Children’s Advocacy Center and child abuse prevention.  CASA, which stands for Court Appointed Special Advocates, recruits community volunteers to be advocates for children in foster care.  The Children’s Advocacy Center facilities a multidisciplinary team of public and private agencies involved in the investigation, prosecution and treatment of child abuse. 

The Children’s Center is a 501(c)3 organization, therefore donations are tax deductible to the extent allowable by law. Gifts to the center will help sustain many efforts to prevent child abuse and restore the lives of children who are victims of abuse and neglect.