Remembering the Needy and Underprivileged Children at Christmas
The Firemen’s Cheer Fund is thought to be the oldest charity in Bartholomew County that depends solely on public donations for its existence. It is one of several efforts within the Columbus community at Christmas to provide the needy with useful gifts.learn more
With concern for the health and safety of our community volunteers, we have suspended traditional volunteer gift boxing opportunities for the 2022 Cheer Fund season. We will, however, rely on delivery volunteers to assist with the December 17 delivery day.learn more
This year, the Cheer Fund is only accepting new toys and monetary donations. Donations can be dropped off at your local Columbus fire station. You can also mail checks to 1101 Jackson Street Columbus, IN 47201 or drop off at any fire station.learn more
The United Way of Bartholomew County is here to provide assistance to area residents for a wide range of services and support. The Columbus Firemen's Cheer Fund works closely with our local United Way through their Holiday Assistance program.
The Columbus Firemen’s Cheer Fund is known as the oldest charity in Bartholomew County that depends solely on public donations for its existence. It is one of several efforts within the Columbus Community at Christmas
to provide the needy with useful gifts and a meaningful experience.
The Firemen’s Cheer Fund was founded by the Columbus Fire Department in 1930, when some caring firemen realized that poor children probably see few, if any, gifts under a Christmas tree. City firemen banded together that Christmas to hold a party for some 50 needy children to whom they gave presents, using $1,500 dollars collected from the community.
Please fill out the form below with any questions or concerns or if you are interested in volunteering.