WFMD Christmas Cash for Kids

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This year Christmas Cash for Kids is being held TBD.  Please mark your calendar to help us  make this year even better than last.  Remember… give until it hurts, then  give some more.

Thank you for all of your support! 
Listen and Call WFMD AM930 each morning at 301-663-4181

You may also charge your (tax deductible) Donation Online for Christmas Cash for Kids here at our website.

We are also in need of companies to provide advertising in the newspapers concerning Christmas Cash for Kids 2013.

 

The History behind Christmas Cash For Kids

In 1975, an announcer working at radio station, WZYQ, received a very distressing phone call from one of his listeners. There was a family in the Frederick area that would have no Christmas. The disc jockey made the decision and the station raised nearly $1,500, enough to provide Christmas for several families.

It was snowing on that Christmas Eve as “Santa” (the disc jockey) drove along a dirt road north of Frederick. He found a wooden shack. The mother and her three children didn’t live there. They lived in the shanty behind the shack. Santa knocked at the door. A little girl answered. She threw her arms around Santa and exclaimed, “My mommy said you’d be too busy, but I knew you’d come!”

“Christmas Cash for Kids” was born.

Since then, “Christmas Cash for Kids” has become a holiday  tradition in Frederick County. It has evolved into the single largest  provider of children’s toys and clothing for those who would otherwise have to  do without

Last year, WFMD raised over $145,400 due to the generosity of  caring people in Mid-Maryland.  Again this year, WFMD is working with the  Salvation Army, a local Frederick bank and many other businesses and  organizations to raise money to provide Frederick children with a Christmas they  would otherwise miss.

None of the money received is used for any overhead expenses.   It’s taken to the bank and can only be used after two authorizations.  The  funds are spent in Frederick County stores and purchases are based on quality  and price.  Please don’t go out and buy toys.  “Christmas Cash for  Kids” can purchase the appropriate gifts, clothing and supplies at much better  rates.  Take you donation to the station or send in a check or money order  made payable to “Christmas Cash for Kids

Here’s what you can do as a business.  If you’re a retail  business, put out a collection can.  Put up a poster in your storefront  window.  Pass the hat in your company or come up with unique ways of  collecting money, i.e. dress down days, funny hat or whatever you can come up  with.  Call the WFMD office at 301.663.4181 for a poster or information for  your business to show you are working to raise money for “Christmas Cash for  Kids”. 

This year Christmas Cash for Kids is being held December 2nd -  December 6th, 2013.  Please mark your calendar to help us  make this year even better than last.  Remember… give until it hurts, then  give some more.

 

 

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