Christmas Cash For Kids November 28th – December 2nd
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
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 your donation to the station or send in a check or money order made payable to “Christmas Cash for Kids”For more info go to https://www.wfmd.com/christmas-cash-4-kids/