Adams, Cameron & Co., Realtors along with HomeBridge Financial Services, Inc., and Hayward Brown Insurance Flagler, Inc. are proud to be the sponsors of the second annual Christmas Come True, “Christmas in July” fundraiser! The event takes place on Thursday, July 29th from 5:30pm-7:30pm at the Palm Coast Community Center.
Enthused by the leadership of Adams Cameron agent, Ron Harlow, this is the first of many fundraising events held throughout the year to benefit the non-profit charity, Christmas Come True. The mission of Christmas Come True is to “provide parents, unable to financially afford a traditional Christmas experience for their families, a customized Christmas dinner, new clothing, & age appropriate toys/gifts for each child. We work all year to help with rent, utilities, car repairs, food & more!”
Started in 2009 by Executive Director, Nadine King, Christmas Come True works solely with volunteers and generous donations from local businesses to help Flagler
County families in need. Over the past twelve years, Christmas Come True has helped more than 1353 families which is over 3793 children have a Christmas come true! Each family receives a personalized Christmas dinner and each child receives new clothing, toys, gifts and a Christmas stocking filled with goodies and age-appropriate hygiene items and any special needs items. In 2020, Christmas Come True helped 264 Families with 503 Children! Over $15,000 in emergency situations to families in Flagler County!
Fundraising events are held throughout the year and range from charity golf tournaments, tea at local women’s clubs, and even organizing donations at the charity’s resale shop Begin Again Home Goods Home Store in Bunnell. After volunteering with Christmas Come True, Harlow felt inspired to put together, “Christmas in July.” A fundraising event featuring DJ music by Pyramid Disc Jockeys, a silent auction, food and drinks with all proceeds directly benefiting the charity! “Last year we held the 1st annual Christmas in July event outside in the extreme heat and during the middle of COVID and still had a great turnout. This year we will be inside and with fewer restrictions so we look forward to a great crowd. Christmas Come True is such a great organization that helps so many people in our community, we want to help them as much as we can!” Ron Harlow says.
Because this 501c3 organization is not government funded, the charity is supported entirely by generous donations. “It’s fundraising events like these that bring the community together and help support a great cause,” Harlow says fondly. “We like to stay in contact with the families we help!” Executive Director Nadine King says. “I take great joy in matching families with generous benefactors. I like to think of Christmas Come True as the bridge between the people who give and the families in need!” King adds.
The highlight of the year is in December, of course, when the families of Christmas Come True celebrate the season with a big dinner and provide gifts, mostly donated from benefactors throughout the fundraising season. “I can’t begin to tell you how much Christmas Come True helped my family. I have 2 degrees and my husband is a truck driver. Last Christmas I was the only one working then I lost my job three weeks before Christmas! Then Christmas Come True showed up and was able to help my family! I’m so thankful!” One recipient said fondly. “It is such a blessing to have our local businesses partner with Christmas Come True to lift the spirits and better the lives of our many families that truly need a helping hand.” Nadine King says.
If it’s on your heart to make a charitable contribution this year, we encourage you to consider Christmas Come True. More information can be found on their website: https://christmascometrue.org/index.html
Founded in 1963, Adams, Cameron & Co. is the largest real estate company in the combined Volusia and Flagler Counties with over 300 agents. Celebrating 58 years, Adams, Cameron & Co. is pleased to support the area’s residential and commercial real estate needs by bringing the most resources available with a pleasant family run atmosphere. More information is available at http://www.adamscameron.com.