Christmas in Jefferson County is a program of the Jefferson County Chamber of Commerce that brings together all the resources of the community to provide food and toys to needy families of Jefferson County. The Chamber of Commerce and Family Resources Center coordinates all the activities and utilizes businesses, neighborhoods, churches, civic clubs and each school in Jefferson County. With the help of over 200+ volunteers, the Chamber brings together all these resources to provide assistance. In each of the past several years, over 550+ families and elderly citizens received Christmas food baskets and 500+ children received a bag of toys from the Angel Trees placed throughout the community.
Each October, individuals and families needing assistance (food and/or toy box) MUST REGISTER during the three day registeration period (NO LATE REGISTRATIONS ACCEPTED). Each school sends home a letter with the registration requirements, location, dates and times; also, the information is posted on the Chamber's Event Calendar and Standard Banner Newspaper. If you are unable to make any of the three registration days, please call the Chamber office or Family Resource Center before the last registration day to see how we can assist you.
This program operates as a committee and is divided into two divisions: food and toys. Fred Taylor serves as Chair for the food and toy division and Fonda Garvin as Chair for the volunteers and Karen Blomdahl as Chair for the registration division. Anyone interested in serving on the Christmas in Jefferson County committee should call the Chamber office at (865) 397-9642.
There are dedicated days to food drop-off and to toy drop-off at the National Guard Armory in Jefferson City; volunteers and the National Guard Armory are scheduled on these specified days to help inventory & box each item. Please have your donations available on the designated day to ensure as many people in the community will receive this great gift at such a difficult time.
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To learn more on how to Donate, Volunteer or Register, please contact:
* Chamber office
Ph: (865) 397-9642
* Family Resource Center
Ph: (865) 397-4466
Please make donations to: Christmas in Jefferson County
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 890, Dandridge, TN 37725
Physical Address: 532 Patriot Drive, Dandridge, TN 37725
Christmas in Jefferson County is a non-profit program under a 501(c)(3)
Please note that the registration for a food/toy box starts months prior (October)
to distribution day, which is in December.
**Individuals/families Must register & be approved to receive a food/toy box***
Please check with the local newspaper, schools, Family Resource Center,
or Chamber for the dates of registration/distribution.
The Jefferson County Chamber of Commerce would like to THANK all those who participated as sponsors, donors & volunteers for
2014 Christmas in Jefferson County ......