We're proud to support some wonderful local organizations doing great work in our backyard.
Thank you to all who came to support the collective glassware raffle at Pretentious Barrel house! We collected $1,200 in donations and gifts!
The Firefighters 4 Kids program started in 1977 after a Columbus firefighter, Mike Mullins, had an emergency call to a home with young children and noticed they had nothing for the children for Christmas.
Mike began the program working with a handful of other firefighters in the basement of his home. In the beginning , the toys that were provided were often used toys or new toys that Columbus firefighters had donated to be delivered to families in need. As the needs in the community grew, and as more people got involved, the program was able to expand and begin to assist more children during the holiday season.
In 2017, the program provided toys to 5,262 families and 14,879 children. They do all of this from donations from the community and sponsors.
The program provides toys for children ages 0-12, and if they have items available, provide gifts for children ages 13-14.
To learn more, please visit them at: https://www.firefighters4kids.com