The Debbie Chisholm Memorial Foundation brings Christmas to 90 sick and abused kids!
Christmas 2013 was a very special time for DCMF and the children we serve. This year we provided over $45,000 worth of gifts to sick and severely abused children through our “Spirit of Christmas Program”. The 88 kids currently housed at the Childhelp Merv Griffin Village, in Beaumont, were treated to lunch by DCMF as we brought the In-N-Out Burger truck to their location. That was followed by a convoy of police and fire vehicles that delivered Santa and Mrs. Claus along with car loads of gifts. What made it really exciting is the fact that the kids got to choose exactly what they wanted for Christmas!
Their gift tally included (44) IPod Touch devices each with a $100 ITunes card and a set of headphones. Also, (18) Nintendo 3DS XL with games, (4) Sony PS Vita game consoles with games, a Nikon Camera, a portable Blu Ray player with movies and (20) smaller children chose toys from the Toys-R-Us catalog. In addition, we also made two home visits to kids who have cancer and delivered about $7,000 worth of Christmas presents to these wonderful children. This coming year marks the 20th year of operation for DCMF as we have granted 406 wishes and delivered over 3,000 spirit lifting gifts to kids at Loma Linda University Children’s Hospital. Thank you RSA, SEBA and all of our events sponsors for being partners year after year enabling us to accomplish amazing things for sick and abused children.
Executive Director, DCMF
Retired Riverside County Deputy Sheriff
Click here to see 2012 Spirit of Christmas photos
Click here to see 2011 Spirit of Christmas photos