Christmas 4 Kids
The GOAL of the organization is to make Christmas a happy and joyful time for some special children in the community. Christmas 4 Kids, Inc. is a two day event that is a result of a year of fund raising by the organization.
The Major Fundraiser will be held in November at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, featuring THE CHARLIE DANIELS BAND & FRIENDS.
The event is held in December each year. On the first day (for a small donation per person) the public has the opportunity to tour the buses of some of their favorite country music stars. The bus companies and artists lend their buses to the drivers and many even furnish the fuel. We have approximately 50 buses on display each year. The buses are open on the first day from 5:00 P.M. to 9:00 P.M. at Walmart in Hendersonville (weather permitting). We invite the artists to come out after 5:00 P.M. to sign autographs. Some of the artists who have stopped by for autograph sessions are: Conway Twitty, Chris Young, Trisha Yearwood, Naomi & Wynonna Judd, Jeff Bates, Larry the Cable Guy, Gretchen Wilson & Taylor Swift.
Garth Brooks & Tim McGraw & Faith Hill & Charlie Daniels are a few of the artists who donate items for all 300 children. A concession table is set up in Walmart on the first day and merchandise is sold that the artists have donated. In the past, we have had items from Tracy Lawrence, Joe Diffie, Chris LeDoux, The Oaks, Lorrie Morgan, Vince Gill, Martina McBride, Big & Rich and Randy Travis.
The second day of the event, all the buses are sent to the schools to pick up the children. Adult chaperones are assigned to each bus. The children are taken to a local church in Hendersonville. They enjoy a meal provided by Garth Brooks and a photo session with SANTA! After a couple of hours of fun at the church, they once again board the buses. Their destination…Wal-Mart and shopping! Each child is assigned an adult chaperone before entering the store. This is for security reasons and to be sure that each child spends their $150 on anything THEY want. Most of our chaperones have been with us for years.
Once you experience this event you are HOOKED & we have you for life!