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WFMD Radio in Frederick, Maryland, will launch its flagship fundraising program called “Christmas Cash for Kids” on Monday.
The weeklong radiothon program began in 1975 at the now defunct WZYQ in Frederick. A DJ received a distressing phone call from one of his listeners. There was a family in the Frederick area who would not have had Christmas without the generosity of the station, which raised $ 1,500, enough to bring Christmas to several families.
Since then, âChristmas Cash for Kidsâ has become a holiday tradition in Frederick County. It has grown to become the largest supplier of children’s toys and clothing for those who otherwise would have to go without.
âFor me the most distinctive aspects of this event are the lack of overhead and the fact that all money stays local,â said Frank Mitchell, WFMD program director. âThe deserving recipients are all vetted and contributions come from children’s piggy banks, corporate donations and everyone else. “
Last year, WFMD raised $ 128,201.32 through the generosity of caring people in Mid-Maryland. Once again, The Salvation Army will partner with the station to contribute to this annual tradition.
You can listen to the radiothon and find out more about âChristmas Cash for Kidsâ by clicking on this link.