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Forgotten Child Fund taking applications for Christmas

By David Carroll

CHATTANOOGA (WRCB)- The Forgotten Child Fund is gearing up for Christmas again and will be taking applications at a new location. This year, the toy store is located at 1715 E. Main Street, across the street from King's Smokehouse.

The charitable organization provides toys for needy families who are unable to buy Christmas presents for their children. It is best known for the Santa Train, which includes a long parade of emergency vehicles delivering presents on Christmas Eve.

Captain Kelly Simmons, president of the Forgotten Child Fund, said applications are being accepted  through December 12, 2010. The toy store and application center is open Monday through Friday, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

The Forgotten Child Fund is operated and supported by volunteers with many emergency response agencies, including the Chattanooga Fire Department, Chattanooga-Hamilton County Rescue, Chattanooga Police Department, Hamilton County Emergency Services, Hamilton County Sheriff's Department, Red Bank Fire Department, Signal Mountain Fire Department and several volunteer fire departments.

For more information on the Forgotten Child Fund, visit the website at

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