Toy & Food Drive

Christmas is for Children

The Southlake Fire and Police Departments are again participating in this year’s Christmas is for Children program and you can participate too. CIFC prides itself on providing a complete holiday memory for children and families who otherwise would not have a holiday celebration. The goal is to fulfill each child’s Christmas wish list with something they want, something they need and something educational. Children need your generosity this year more than ever. How can you help? Just bring a new unwrapped toy or clothing for any age group from infant to teen, boy or girl and/or non-perishable food items to the lobby of 2100 West Southlake Boulevard, 100 East Dove Road or 600 State Street (Police or Fire Lobby). Look for the large donation box to drop off your items. Some suggested food donations: spaghetti and sauce, peanut butter and jelly, canned vegetables, pancake mix and syrup. You can also donate gift cards to stores like Target, Wal-Mart and Kroger. There are so many ways to help. To learn more go to

The Story:

In 1991, two social workers answered letters to Santa Claus (found in New York’s “dead letter” box) from the children of four needy families and made their Christmas wishes come true. Since that time, Christmas is for Children has supported over 45,000 underprivileged children and their families. What makes Christmas is for Children unique is their approach to bestowing charity in a way that beneficiaries retain their dignity, witnessing the true spirit of Christmas and the very best of humanity.

This will be the 29th year for Christmas is for Children (CIFC),  a non-profit organization [501(c)(3)] dedicated to providing all children with the love, care and joy that are revealed in the spirit of Christmas.

Drop Off Locations:

 2100 West Southlake Boulevard
100 East Dove Road
600 State Street (Police or Fire Lobby)

*Look for the large donation box to drop off your items. 


If you need additional information please contact Renni Burt at (817) 748-8349 or Valerie Snyder at (817) 748-8173.

If you would like to mail a donation, please send to:

Christmas is for Children
PO Box 92833
Southlake, Texas 76092