Remembering the Needy and Underprivileged Children at Christmas
The Firemen’s Cheer Fund is probably 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
We will be open to the public on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, from 6pm to 9pm. We will also be available for special group volunteer sessions. If you are interested in doing a group activity, please call our Cheer Fund line to schedule a date.learn more
We are accepting new or gently used toys. They can be dropped off at the United Way building or your local fire station. You can also mail checks to 1101 Jackson Street Columbus, IN 47201 or at any firestation.learn more
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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.