Rotary Supports Christmas 4 Kids
Rotary President Eric Jackson presents a check to Debbie Lamberson, Rotarian and President of Christmas 4 Kids
Christmas 4 Kids is a Non-Profit Organization that was created in 1982. For nearly thirty years, Christmas 4 Kids has given the joy of Christmas to thousands of Middle Tennessee children that might not otherwise experience it. Each December, local businesses, volunteers, celebrities, recording artists, and their bus drivers set aside two days from their busy schedules for these special children. The season for giving kicks off every November with the Charlie Daniels and Friends Concert to benefit Christmas 4 Kids. The concert is the cornerstone of Christmas 4 Kids’ fundraising efforts. In addition to the concert, Bob Parks Realty-Sumner County Office holds a live auction in December that has now become their second largest fundraiser.
The entire year’s efforts come together when the buses pick up 400 children and bring them to a Christmas Party held in their honor. Santa and Mrs. Claus host the party, which provides lunch, live music, dancing and a lot of fun! After the party, the children get back on the buses for a parade, led by the Nashville Trolley carrying Santa and Mrs. Claus, that stretches nearly five miles and features more than 70 Tour Buses, ending at the Super Walmart in Hendersonville. Each child is met by his or her own chaperone, and they’re given $150.00 to buy anything they want. Plus, Christmas 4 Kids gives every child a brand new winter coat. For more information visit www.christmas4kids.org.