About Us

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.

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Thanks to our partners for all you do to help! 
  • QMIX 107.3 – Columbus, Indiana
  • White River Broadcasting Company – Columbus, Indiana
  • The Republic – Columbus, Indiana
  • Coca-Cola Bottling Company Inc. – Columbus, Indiana
  • West Side Walmart
  • Columbus Signs
  • The Doug Otto Center
  • The United Way of Bartholomew County
  • City of Columbus
  • Kroger
  • Dorel Juvenile Group
  • Kohl’s
  • Central Tech Solutions