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 for the day of the event on December 10, 2022. Some of the tasks include assisting with supervising the children's activities, gift wrapping, and assisting with "shopping" for gifts with the caregivers. 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 2022 Christmas Village? Please fill out the Registration Form
or e-mail Melanie Rivera
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 the Seminole County Sheriff's Office Main Building, 100 Eslinger Way, Sanford until December 1, 2022.
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.
Donate via PayPal:
Corporate partners or individuals contributing $1,000 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