HELP MAKE THE HOLIDAYS BRIGHTER FOR FAMILIES IN NEED!
Support the Seminole County Sheriff’s Office Community Foundation
Each December, the Foundation joins with community care providers and local business partners to host a “Christmas Village” to help provide a brighter holiday for children in foster care, as well as those who have faced abuse or neglect. Volunteers hold toy drives and raise funds to obtain thousands of toys, then set up a festive Christmas Village, complete with games, cookie decorating, crafts, and visits with Santa. While the children enjoy the activities, their parents and caregivers secretly shop for toys to help provide a bright Christmas morning. Families attending the event are by invitation only.
This event takes a great deal of planning and collaboration, and there are many ways in which you and your organization can help!
Volunteers are needed to assist with setting up the Christmas Village on Friday, December 15. This involves decorating dozens of trees and the Santa photo area - it's a task any holiday decorator would love! Volunteers are also needed for the day of the event on December 16. Some of the tasks include assisting with serving food to volunteers, helping with registration, supervising the children's activities, and gift wrapping. Volunteer alone, bring your family, or get your company or group involved! Volunteers must be at least 16-years-old and a background check is required.
Interested in helping with the 2017 Christmas Village? Please fill out the registration form or email Barbara Sellers for details.
Donate toys individually, or as a family, or encourage your company, church or civic group to put out boxes and have a toy drive! Our goal is to provide the families with quality toys for their children. We are in need of several thousand toys to reach this goal.
We accept toys for all ages! Many people ask what to get for those in middle school and high school, below are a few suggestions for this age group.
- building Kits
- STEM kits
- craft Sets (male and female)
- manicure kits
- remote control cars/planes/helicopters
- bedroom room décor
- fishing poles
- sports gear
- wallets (Male and Female)
- lotion kits
- makeup kits
- manicure/ nail art kits
- hats (male and female)
- Bluetooth speakers
- tabletop games (Air Hockey, billiards, ping pong)
- jewelry sets
Toys can be dropped off at any of the following locations until December 15th:
Seminole County Sheriff's Office Main Building, 100 Eslinger Way, Sanford
Seminole County Sheriff's Office East Region Office, 1225 East Broadway, Oviedo
Seminole County Sheriff's Office South West Region Office, 120 West Pineview Street, Altamonte Springs
Seminole County Sheriff's Office North Region Office, 805 Primera Blvd., Lake Mary
Seminole County Fire Department Station #11, 175 Newburyport Ave, Altamonte Springs
Seminole County Fire Department Station #12, 325 Douglas Ave, Altamonte Springs
Seminole County Fire Department Station #13, 3860 E. State Road 436, Apopka
Seminole County Fire Department Station #14, 600 Hattaway Drive, Altamonte Springs
Seminole County Fire Department Station #16, 930 Wekiva Springs Road, Longwood
Seminole County Fire Department Station #21, 681 Seminola Blvd, Casselberry
Seminole County Fire Department Station #22, 7122 S. US Hwy 17-92, Casselberry
Seminole County Fire Department Station #23, 4810 Howell Branch Road, Winter Park
Seminole County Fire Department Station #24, 102 N. Moss Road, Winter Springs
Seminole County Fire Department Station #25, 1055 Red Bug Lake Road, Casselberry
Seminole County Fire Department Station #26, 850 Northern Way, Winter Springs
Seminole County Fire Department Station #27, 5280 Red Bug Lake Road, Winter Springs
Seminole County Fire Department Station #34, 4905 Wayside Drive, Sanford
Seminole County Fire Department Station #35, 201 W. County Home Road, Sanford
Seminole County Fire Department Station #36, 6200 W. Lake Mary Blvd, Lake Mary
Seminole County Fire Department Station #41, 3355 E. State Road 46, Sanford
Seminole County Fire Department Station #42, 320 W. State Road 46, Geneva
Seminole County Fire Department Station #43, 110 E. 7th St, Chuluota
Seminole County Fire Department Station #65, 4999 N. Orion Blvd, Orlando
Seminole County Library Jean Rhein Central Branch, 215 N. Oxford Road, Casselberry
Seminole County Library East Branch, 310 Division Street, Oviedo
Seminole County Library North Branch, 150 N. Palmetto Avenue, Sanford
Seminole County Library Northwest Branch, 580 Green Way Boulevard, Lake Mary
Seminole County Library West Branch, 245 N. Hunt Club Boulevard, Longwood
Central Florida Zoo & Botanical Gardens, 3755 NW Hwy 17-92, Sanford
Financial donations are tax deductible and are greatly appreciated. Donations may be made by clicking on the button below, or send checks made payable to the SCSO Community Foundation to 100 Eslinger Way, Sanford, FL 32773.
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Corporate partners or individuals contributing $500 or more will receive signage at the event, have logo placement on materials, and be publicly acknowledged throughout the event. For more information or to send logos, please email: Foundation@SeminoleSheriff.org.
Learn more about the Foundation here
Questions? Email us at Foundation@SeminoleSheriff.org or call (407) 665-6880