As FUD Employees, we are truly thankful to have the opportunity to give back to our area this 2014 Christmas. Our Christmas for the Kids program is intended to be our way as a family of FUD Employees (not the company) to help those in our district. We have personally held a bake sale, pancake breakfast, and a chili cook off to raise money. Our fundraising total this year was $2520.00. We were able to buy Christmas gifts for 24 children (20 from Helen Ross McNabb, 4 from A.L. Lotts Elementary School) as well as contribute one Thanksgiving Food Basket, and two Christmas Food Baskets.
After all of that we had some money left over. We wanted to put it to use for children in need. We reached out to KARM, who told us they had 20 children at the Serenity Shelter. So we sent $500 for them to have $25 gift cards for each of the 20 children.
Thanks to FUD Employees in 2014, 44 children will have gifts for Christmas, and children from three families will have food to eat when they are not at school.