'KFDI Christmas Crusade For Children' To Help Needy In Wichita
November 20, 2014 at 2:29 PM (PT)
JOURNAL BROADCAST GROUP Country KFDI (TODAY'S KFDI 101.3)/WICHITA is partnering with CAPITOL FEDERAL, THE SALVATION ARMY, and the WICHITA POLICE DEPARTMENT for the "KFDI CHRISTMAS CRUSADE FOR CHILDREN."
This is the 40th annual event, which allows the KFDI family of listeners to provide a magical CHRISTMAS for underprivileged children in the WICHITA area. More than 1,000 children annually are assisted by the program, and this year's adopt-a-thon will be held MONDAY, NOVEMBER 24th and TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 25th. Those wishing to participate should phone (316) 832-9002 between 7a and 6p (CT) to receive the first name, age, and CHRISTMAS wish list of a child in need. Participants may then drop off new and unwrapped gifts for their sponsored child at the KFDI studios located at 4200 North Old Lawrence Road in WICHITA between MONDAY, DECEMBER 1st and SATURDAY, DECEMBER 13th. Hours for drop offs will be from 9a to 6p (CT) MONDAY through FRIDAY, and 10a to 4p (CT) on SATURDAYS.
"Forty years of 'CHRISTMAS CRUSADE' is a milestone. Generations of WICHITANS have participated and benefited from the CHRISTMAS CRUSADE partnership, and the program continues to grow each year," remarked KFDI PD JUSTIN CASE. "This year, the virtual angel tree is expanding our reach, allowing people to pick the list of a local child from their smartphone or tablet."
This new digital feature can be utilized by registering online at www.kfdi.theangelgivingtree.org, where participants will receive the needed information to purchase gifts for their adopted child.
THE SALVATION ARMY coordinates the list of youth in need for the "KFDI CHRISTMAS CRUSADE FOR CHILDREN" each year, and all recipients have been determined to be eligible for the program and agree to not receive gifts or assistance from any other agency during the holiday season. KFDI does not accept names of children or requests for assistance directly, but those needing assistance for the holidays are encouraged to contact INTER-FAITH MINISTRIES OPERATION HOLIDAY for information.