The Treasurer for the DeKalb Foster Children's Fund is making an urgent plea for help during the holidays.
"We're needing to get money for their Christmas gifts," said Annette Greek.
Some nine thousand dollars is needed to serve the sixty children in foster care this Christmas and only two thousand dollars has been collected. "We've got sixty kids right now that have been removed from our county. DeKalb County is responsible for their Christmas needs. The state does not pay for this. We try to collect money each year for this project. I have collected not hardly two thousand dollars yet and it's going to take nine thousand dollars to do the one hundred and fifty dollars per child that we have been trying to do the last few years," said Greek.
"If anybody has it in their heart to help with this, please bring your donation to me at F.Z. Webb & Sons Gifts. I can take five dollars or whatever amount but if you can give five hundred or a thousand dollars that would be great. It takes all of us to make this happen for these children. There's always a possibility we may have even more foster kids in December. It can happen," said Greek.
The sooner you can make your donation, the better. "I try to have this done by the first week in December so I can get the money to the foster parents or to the children so they can do their shopping before Christmas. We send cash instead of gifts because the children are in so many different locations. If it's not the right gift, it could be hard to exchange it so it's easier to do cash," she said.
You may send your donation to: Annette Greek, in care of F.Z. Webb & Sons Gifts, 400 West Public Square, Smithville TN 37166. For more information call 615-597-4186.