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Fire Rescue news release on the annual Firefighters for Families Toy and Food collection

 

 

St. Johns County Fire Rescue (SJCFR) and Firefighters for Families (FF4F) are gearing up for our annual “Wonder of the Holidays” toy and food donation drive and we need your help.  As Christmas approaches, we will be collecting donations of any new unwrapped toys or non-perishable food items which can be dropped off at any fire station location in St. Johns Countyincluding Fire Rescue Administration through December 20th

 

If you are willing and have the ability Firefighters for Families needs your help in our collection of these items which will be distributed to SJC families.  If you aren’t able to shop and would prefer to make a monetary donation, checks can be made out to Firefighters for Families and sent to SJCFR Administration 3657 Gaines Rd. St. Augustine, FL 32084. 

 

FF4F is a 501(c) 3 of SJCFR supported solely by charitable contributions and donations primarily from the St. Johns County Community.  Each year, FF4F receives a list of families from the St. Johns County School District that meet adoption criteria.  Members of FF4F then spend the month of December shopping, sorting and wrapping hundreds of presents for these children and families.  When a family is adopted, each parent is asked to fill out a wish and needs list for each family member.  FF4F then attempts to match specific gifts with each child.  Each family is then supplied with essential clothing items, schools supplies, educational games, a holiday meal and a supply of non-perishable food items. 

 

This year, FF4F has been asked to adopt 100+ St. Johns County Families in need.  This is a big goal, but FF4F and SJCFR looks forward to working with the SJC community and doing our part to help those in need during this holiday season.  If you have questions about the program or would like to help, please reach out to us via email at jray@sjcfl.us or via phone at (904) 209-1747.

 

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