The Christmas Kids originated in 1946 when the first radio station on the Treasure Coast broadcast an appeal to help a little girl with brain cancer. The generosity of listeners was overwhelming--the toys and money donated
helped little Reba Nell & many more children.
The campaign has continued every holiday season since. In 2006, the Christmas Kids provided toys for more than 1800 children referred by St. Lucie County Community Services and other agencies.
Over the years, the Christmas Kids expanded to include summer recreation programs for children, plus medical supplies & school clothing for families with no other place to turn.
Many thanks to all who helped with the Friends of the Christmas Kids Auction!
You enabled the Christmas Kids to give more than $14,000 to: St. Lucie County summer recreation programs, helping an estimated 150 children in day camp & swimming programs. City of Port St. Lucie Parks & Rec. for "camperships" to help pay summer camp fees
& to allow free use of Minsky Gym. Ft. Pierce & Port St. Lucie Police Athletic Leagues for police-supervised boxing & recreation.