By Heather Regula. Correspondent
Christmas in July, a month-long fundraising effort by the non-profit group Foster Love Bell County, aims to raise funds to help meet the needs of children in foster care in Bell County.
Christmas trees are set up at multiple business and churches throughout Bell County, and donation ornaments are attached to the trees. The decorations provide directions on how to make a tax-deductible donation, via PayPal or by mail, to Foster Love Bell County.
“All funds raised will stay right here in Bell County and will go towards helping children in foster care in our community, throughout the year,” explained Candace Cartwright, of Foster Love Bell County. “We are doing the Christmas in July fundraiser for the third consecutive year. Last year we raised approximately $12,000, and that money helped tremendously. We are excited to be kicking off this month-long fundraiser!”
Christmas in July donation trees can be found at the following locations: Whimsies (Belton), Fuzzy’s Taco Shop, Oppose Gravity Performance Training, Temple Bible Church, Good Life Bakery Cafe, The Catch, Grace Bible Church, Nami Japanese Steak & Sushi (both locations), JNeely’s Burrito Bar, Backyard Bbq Restaurant (Morgan’s Point), Smile at the World Orthodontics, Smallcakes Cupcakery & Creamery, Callies Boutique, Richard Fossum, DDS, Market Heights Family Dental, Benchmark Family Dental, First Texas Brokerage Company, Tri-supply, Pediatric Therapy Works, Fire Street Pizza, The Salons at Tuscan Square, Discount Tire, QTL Dental, Re/Max Temple-Belton Properties, Bite the Bagel Deli Cafe, Temple Choice Dental, RK Bass Electric, J Kelley’s Salon, Jody’s Restaurant, First Baptist Church (Belton), and Edward Jones—Jennifer Adams.
The mission statement of Foster Love Bell County is “Foster Love Bell County exists to serve Bell County by meeting the needs of foster children and those who love them.” Christmas in July carries out this mission statement by providing an opportunity for the Bell County community to come together in support of foster children.
Donations in any amount can be made at PayPal.com/Send firstname.lastname@example.org. Financial contributions can also be sent to Foster Love Bell County, P.O. Box 2175, Belton TX 76513. Donations can also be made by clicking the “donate” button on the Foster Love Bell County Facebook page. Please provide your email address as donations are tax deductible and statements will be sent via email.
For more information, contact Foster Love Bell County at email@example.com or visit the Facebook page.