DATE: May 2, 2014
Christmas In July
MEDIA CONTACT: Shelly Turetzky
Broward County Office of Public Communications
MEDIA CONTACT: Dr. Celia Earle, Christmas In July Committee Chair
BROWARD COUNTY, Fla. - Once again, Broward County and Kiwanis Divisions 23 and 24 are partnering for the Christmas In July project to benefit homeless children living in Broward County.
Christmas In July activities culminate with a day filled with entertainment, games, food and gifts that provide homeless children, from newborns to age 18, with new clothing, socks, shoes and underwear, reading books and toiletries. School aged children also receive school supplies for the upcoming school year. This is all made possible through the generosity of Broward County residents, companies and County employees.
Collection boxes are located at select County facilities and at all Broward County Libraries through Thursday, July 3. 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
• Aviation Department, 2200 S.W. 45th St., Dania Beach
• Child Care Licensing & Enforcement, 2995 N. Dixie Highway, Fort Lauderdale
• Broward County Main Library and all branch libraries
Please remember that only NEW items should be donated. 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 18 years.
Residents can also make monetary donations on the Christmas In July website through PayPal. Visit Christmasinjulyinc.com.
The number of children helped by Christmas In July has grown annually. Since its inception in 2002, Christmas In July has served more than 12,500 homeless children in Broward County.
Kiwanis Divisions 23 and 24 are also reaching out to the community for financial and in-kind support for Christmas In July. For more information, visit Christmasinjulyinc.com or contact 954-684-4897.