Tonight is the first night that you can help firefighters make a child’s Christmas brighter.

The Columbus Firemen’s Cheer Fund’s toy boxing sessions start tonight. They will be held in the Doug Otto United Way Center on 13th Street from 6 to 9 p.m. on Monday, Wednesday and Friday evenings.

Volunteers are needed to sort toys, clean used toys, stock donations on shelves, replace batteries and package gift boxes.

The Cheer Fund is also still accepting toy donations. You can drop those off at the United Way Center or at any Columbus fire station.

The delivery day for the packages is Saturday, Dec. 16th. Volunteers are also needed that morning to make deliveries across Bartholomew County.

For more information or to make a monetary donation you can go to