Thank You so much to everyone who has helped us this year! There are too many to mention here but thanks for your Support. This year we have been able to help 12 trucking families in need have a better Christmas. We had 16 families nominated, 15 families were voted on. 3 families were eliminated via our vetting/voting procedures, and 1 family we were unable to contact. Over the last 7 seasons we have helped 112 trucking families with over $66,000.
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you all!!
WELCOME TO THE NEW HOME
One of the many happy families helped by the Truckers Christmas Group
TRUCKERS HELPING TRUCKING FAMILIES IN NEED AT CHRISTMAS
We are excited to announce that we are now a 501(c)(3) registered charity and gearing up for our 2015 fundraising drive.
As many of you know we have run this group under various organizations every year. Last year we were informed by our latest partner that we would need to go out on our own. By August 10th 2014 we had a corporation formed and bylaws in place. Now after months of government forms etc. we are now a fully registered 501(c)(3) charity.
What this means is that we can now collect money legally and properly, and in our own name. We can issue tax receipts to donors and our corporate sponsors. It also means that the money donated will now be non-taxable, none of us want your hard earned money going to taxes instead of the families. We wanted to set this up properly and by doing so we are now fully in control and will not have to rely on others anymore.
The core group of founders, Maggie, Eldon, Greg, as well as Mark, Mary and Kerry, and many long term volunteers are all involved in this venture and want this to be the best year yet. Everybody involved in this group is a volunteer and receives no renumeration for there work with the TruckersChristmasGroup. All monies raised go towards the families and minimal operating expenditures.
The Truckers Christmas group began in 2008 by Truckers who wanted to help Truckers and their families that have fallen on bad times, have a better Christmas.
Thanks to your help the Christmas Group has raised $60,000 and helped 100 trucking families in need over the last 6 years and we would love to help even more this year.
You can help us help others by checking out our TruckersChristmasGroup Christmas Store where you can shop for all sorts of deals on amazing products that have been donated by our sponsors. All proceeds raised in the store go to the Christmas fund.
We will soon be accepting nominations for trucking families in need until a couple of weeks before Christmas. Applicants must be truck drivers to qualify for assistance. We will be dispersing funds to qualifying families in time for Christmas. Check back here soon for more information and be sure to visit and like our Facebook page.
A very special thanks to Knight Web Services for there help in the creation of this new website.