What is the Fort Gordon Christmas House?

Christmas House began in 1966 when a group of nurses on Fort Gordon hosted a teddy bear
drive in order to ensure that children of deployed soldiers received a Christmas gift. In the years
since Fort Gordon Christmas House (FGCH) has fulfilled its mission to provide Fort Gordon’s
active duty military families from all branches of service (Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine and
Coast Guard) who are experiencing financial need during the holiday season, the opportunity to
receive assistance and have a happier holiday season.

Each military family who applies and qualifies for assistance receives a $50 gift card to the
Military Commissary (grocery store) for their holiday meal. In addition, the service member,
spouse or designated guardian can choose two-age appropriate, new, unwrapped toys and a book
for each child in their family, infant-teen. The gift cards and toys are distributed from a
cheerfully decorated facility over a two-day period in December.

In 2017, FGCH assisted 250 military families and 550 children. This year, our first full year in
operation as a private, non-profit organization, we anticipate assisting 325 local military families
and 715 children. The need continues to grow as we seek to help an expanding number of
military personnel who are coming to staff and support Fort Gordon’s military operations.

The continuing success of Fort Gordon Christmas House is due to the hard work of many
enthusiastic and caring volunteers, as well as to the generous support of organizations and
individuals in the Fort Gordon and Greater Augusta Area communities.

Here is how you can make a difference…

Cash donations are always appreciated. Please make checks payable to Fort Gordon Christmas
House. Fort Gordon Christmas House is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and 100% of your
donation is tax-deductible. Or, if you prefer, host a toy drive. We can provide a holiday-themed,
decorated donation box for your collection point and help get your donations to our secure Fort
Gordon Christmas House storage facility.

We also collaborate with businesses in the Augusta area and beyond who want to help support
Fort Gordon Christmas House. If you would like to sponsor a fundraising event, please let us
know.

How can we contact Fort Gordon Christmas House?

Fort Gordon Christmas House can be reached by mail at:
PO Box 7030
Fort Gordon, GA 30905
or by email at fgchfunds@gmail.com

Your generosity and continued support help local military families in need have a happier
holiday. Thank you!