Christmas Comes In July Too This Year

She isn’t bringing in snow for Christmas in July in the Palm Coast area, but Nadine King is once again taking advantage of the popular mid-summer marketing ploy to raise public awareness of the financial needs of those served by her non-profit, Christmas Come True.
“That would be a ‘no way’ on the snow,” she joked with Palm Coast Magazine. “But a definite yes, yes, yes on getting a head start on fundraising for the coming holiday season and raising awareness of the year-round needs of families in this community.”
CCT raises more than $100,000 each holiday season to provide presents and meals to struggling Flagler County families. In 2021, the organization helped 160 families with more than 500 children.
CCT’s work goes far beyond the holidays. In early June, King said rents and utility bills for several clients struggling to get by were paid by the organization. The organization provides household goods — particularly beds and bedding — on a year-round basis.
Several events are planned for the month of July.
July 13 at 6 PM: Hammock Wine & Cheese located at 5368 Oceanshore Boulevard hosts a fundraising event for the CCT building fund. Event admission is $12 in advance or $15 at the door and includes complimentary buffet and live music. Drink specials available for purchase. A silent auction and raffles are also scheduled.
July 21 at 5:30 PM: Adams Cameron Realty and Ron Harlow host a fundraising event specifically for the CCT’s Christmas Fund. Event features auction items, entertainment, food, and raffles.
A “Building Brick” fundraiser for CCT also begins in July. Each brick is $50 and will be engraved with the donator’s name. These funds will be earmarked for CCT plans to purchase a building of approximately 40,000 square feet for its holiday and year-round operations and to create a community learning and business center, King said. CCT’s thrift store located at 2729 E. Moody Boulevard in Bunnell.
— Amy Armstrong