Kat Kennedy
Orange County Fire Rescue
kathleen.kennedy@ocfl.net
407-832-3387

Betsy Owens
Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Florida
bowens@bgccf.org
407-841-6855

Orange County Fire Rescue’s “Shop With A Firefighter” Brings Holiday Magic To Deserving Children

Firefighters Create a Special Holiday Experience for Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Florida Kids

Orange County, Fla. – Orange County Fire Rescue is again partnering with Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Florida and Toys “R” Us to make the holidays extra special for some deserving children through Shop with a Firefighter, which will be held Thursday, Dec. 14, 2017, at 5 p.m. at Toys “R” Us at Millenia.

The goal of the event is to ensure children who may otherwise go without are paired with a caring local hero – and a Toys “R” Us gift card – to select holiday gifts. Firefighters dress in their Class A uniform and escort the children around the store, spending quality time together one on one. Firefighters in bunker gear wrap the gifts outside, and a fire engine is displayed for the children to enjoy.

Donations for Shop with a Firefighter will increase the number of children benefitted by the program. Three thousand dollars has already been raised. Additional donations can be made at https://www.gofundme.com/SWAFF-2017 to help even more families.

WHO: Orange County Fire Rescue in partnership with Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Florida

WHAT: 4th Annual Shop with a Firefighter

WHEN:Thursday, Dec. 14, 2017, at 5 p.m.

WHERE: Toys “R” Us
4607 Millenia Plaza Way
Orlando, FL 32839

PHOTO/VIDEO OPPS: Children from Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Florida shopping for holiday gifts with firefighters in uniform

About Orange County Government: Orange County Government strives to serve its citizens and guests with integrity, honesty, fairness and professionalism. Located in Central Florida, Orange County includes 13 municipalities and is home to world-famous theme parks, the nation’s second-largest convention center, and a thriving life science research park. Seven elected members make up the Board of County Commissioners including the Mayor who is elected countywide. For more information, please visit www.OCFL.net or go to the Orange County Facebook and Twitter pages.

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