we are dallas christmas cheer
Dallas Christmas Cheer has been around for 50 years and is a grass-roots program started by local community members who wanted to make sure children and families in need would not go hungry over the holidays. The program evolved over the years and joining in the effort those many years ago was Dallas Volunteer Fire Department and other volunteers who set about fixing toys and gathering up items for a meal for those in need and served about 50 local families. It was then our father and Grandpa~ Curt Lamb took over the reigns. Curt continued to manage the program for over 40 years and in 2000 handed the reigns over to his son, Warren and family, Sue, Scott and Eric to continue the legacy and to honor our father and grandfather who loved our community.
From these roots Christmas Cheer continues to grow and is a well-known, well-respected local non-profit 501c3 organization that helps families who have fallen on hard-times. Christmas Cheer has a Board of Directors and committee members who work hard to keep this program running smoothly.
Christmas Cheer reaches over 300 local families, approximately 1000 individuals each year; this includes 500 children and 100 senior citizens; these families live in the greater-Dallas area and receive a food box that has enough food for the holiday meal and beyond. The box also includes books for the children, gifts for senior citizens and if donated, toys for children.
board of directors
Warren is responsible for making sure our program is successful each year; oversees operation, motivates board members, fosters relations with community and stakeholders all to provide a holiday food box to families in need over the holidays.
Sue is responsible for maintaining financials, assures compliance and reporting required for non-profits and manages the database of all applicants for holiday boxes, prepares financial statements and meeting notices and minutes.
Directors are responsible for organizing and conducting food drives, fund-raising, outreach, oversight of senior gifts, coordination with schools; book drives, management of application process, attending meetings, contacting and securing sponsors for project and coordinating volunteers and delivery for Christmas Cheer pack-out event each December 24th.