DATE: June 6, 2013
MEDIA CONTACT: Ric Barrick, Office of Public Communications
MEDIA CONTACT: Dr. Celia Earle, Christmas In July Committee Chair
Residents are encouraged to participate in the annual Christmas In July project to benefit homeless children in Broward County.
Broward County and Kiwanis Divisions 23 and 24, have partnered once again to host Christmas In July, which culminates with a day filled with entertainment, games, food, gifts and, most importantly, provides homeless children, from infants to age 19, with new clothing, socks, shoes and underwear. School aged children also receive school supplies for the upcoming school year. These items are personalized for each child and all made possible through the generosity of Broward County residents and County employees.
Collection boxes are located at select County facilities and at all Broward County Libraries through Wednesday, July 10. To find the nearest branch library, visit broward.org/library, click LOCATIONS/HOURS.
In addition to libraries, collection boxes are located at the following Broward County facilities:
• Downtown Governmental Center, 115 S. Andrews Ave., Fort Lauderdale
• Government Center West, 1 N. University Drive, Plantation
• Main Courthouse, 201 S.E. Sixth St., Fort Lauderdale
• North Regional County Courthouse, 1600 W. Hillsboro Blvd., Deerfield Beach
• South Regional County Courthouse, 3550 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood
• West Regional County Courthouse, 100 N. Pine Island Road, Plantation
• Water and Wastewater Services, 2555 W. Copans Road, Pompano Beach
• Port Everglades, 1850 Eller Drive, Fort Lauderdale
• Child Care Licensing & Enforcement, 2995 N. Dixie Highway, Fort Lauderdale
• Broward County Main Library and all branch libraries
Please donate only NEW items. The following is a list of suggested items for donation:
• Shoes and socks
• Diapers/wipes/baby clothing
• School supplies
These items can be for a girl or boy ranging in age from infants to 19 years.
Christmas In July is a 501(c)3 organization.The number of children helped by Christmas In July has grown annually. Since its inception in 2002, Christmas In July has served more than 11,000 children in Broward County. For more information, call 954-331-4648.