It may be July, but Fort Hood Santa’s Workshop is already drumming up support to bring Christmas cheer to military families.
The non-profit held their annual Christmas in July fundraiser at Texas Roadhouse in Killeen early Wednesday.
The workshop provided toys for more than 3,000 kids in 2016 and they are hoping to double that number this year.
Santa’s Workshop President Emily Damboise said they help more than 87 units at Fort Hood.
“We’re run solely by volunteers and we would not be able to do it without the amazing people that come together and provide us their time but also more importantly their big hearts, help us out and to bring a little magic of Christmas back home to our military families."
The Santa's Workshop organization started back in the 80's with the 13th Expeditionary Sustainment Command.
This years theme is "All In-No Child Left Behind."
Brigadier General Douglas McArthur McBride Jr., 13th ESC Commander, said Christmas in July, hosted by Texas Roadhouse, is the first of five fundraisers they will have in order to build up the stockage and gain irreversible momentum within the community.
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