Christmas is upon us. And millions of Americans will celebrate the Birth of Christ by gathering with family and friends. But not everyone has the chance to celebrate the holiday like everyone else. All over the country, children with special needs will spend Christmas struggling with disabilities.
But in one county, hard-working heroes are making sure these children get a very special Christmas. After hosting a drive for weeks, they will be delivering these surprises in a way that would impress even Santa Claus.
St. Lucie County firetrucks on Wednesday morning rolled up to homes of children with special needs with an annual delivery: Christmas gifts from the St. Lucie County Fire District’s Christmas 4 Kids program.
Volunteers have been working hard for weeks to gather clothes, toys, blankets, and other gifts for these children, all with specialized lists to ensure they received exactly what they wanted.
Imagine that delivery! Firetrucks loaded with gifts, arrived at the homes of special needs children to surprise them with Christmas gifts. St. Lucie County held a toy drive to collect donations of gifts especially suited for these children and their needs.
And after all the gifts were collected, the firefighters showed up in their bright red trucks to hand them out to the children. You can imagine how delighted these children were, and their parents, to receive this kind of treatment.
Sometimes, families with special needs children feel overlooked and neglected. While the rest of the world celebrates Christmas in the ordinary way, special needs families might not always be able to do the same.
This story is a reminder that Christmas isn’t just about having fun with family. It is a chance to share with those in need. To remember those in our communities who might need a little bit of extra help.
Thankfully, there are many among us who are more than willing to reach out and help.
- Firefighters in St. Lucie County delivered gifts to special needs children for Christmas.
- The Fire Department held a drive to collect toys, blankets, and other gifts.
- They delivered the gifts in fire trucks to the homes of special needs families.