Christmas is for Children(CIFC) and the Annual Food Drive form a non-profit organization [501(C)(3)] dedicated to providing all children the love, care and joy that comprise the spirit of Christmas.We are seeking organizations and induviduals to partner in this exciting and important endeavor by contributing gifts, food, funds, or time. CISD children and over 1,400 children in the DFW Metropolex, need your help this this year more than ever.

Our Story

In 1991 two social workers answered letters to Santa Claus (found in New York’s “dead letters” box) from the children of four needy families, making their Christmas wishes come true. Since then, Christmas is for Children has supported over 40,000 underpriveleged children and their families dealing with poverty, AIDS, domestic violence and substance-abuse. What makes Christmas is for Children unique is our approach to bestowing charity in a way that our beneficiaries retain their dignity.

Christmas is for Children(CIFC) and the Annual Food Drive form a non-profit organization [501(C)(3)] dedicated to providing all children the love, care and joy that comprise the spirit of Christmas.We are seeking organizations and induviduals to partner in this exciting and important endeavor by contributing gifts, food, funds, or time. CISD children and over 1,400 children in the DFW Metropolex, need your help this this year more than ever.

How the CIFC Program Works

CIFC prides itself on providing a complete holiday memory for children and families who otherwise would not have a holiday celebration. Our goal is to fulfill each child’s Christmas wish list with something they want, something they need, and something educational. Volunteers “sponsor” a child by shopping for items specified on the wish lists and delivering wrapped and tagged gifts to one of several prearranged drop off sites the first week in December. We also sponsor an Annual Food Drive from November through December. Volunteers assemble food baskets and the agencies we sponsor pick up assembled food baskets and gifts and deliver them to the designated families just before the holidays.

We are honored to have the assistance of CISD schools with the following programs: “The Battle of the Boxes” cereal drive; “Bring in Your Change and Change a Life” coin drive; “PB & J Contest”; P.A.L’s(Peer assisted Leaders) Shopping Trip; “Bundle of Joy” Preemie clothing drive. In partnership with ALTRUSIA and local scout troops, the “Red Bag Food Drive” helps fill food baskets.

Your continued and generous support will make holiday dreams come true for hundreds of children and families across the DFW Metropolex. Please donate your time, food, money, and toys, so we can continue to aid these families in their time of need.

Our Team 

 

Trish Murphy Rae – Founder

Renni Burt – Team Lead

Lexie Callies – Angel Wishlist Coordinator

Elena Carroway-Freeman – Food Drive Coordinator

Kristi Dyer- Sponsors and Angel Assignment Coordinator 

Jana Schleif- Agency Liason

Abby Waterstreet – Fundraising