The 5th Annual Trucker Charity Christmas Group is accepting donations and nominations for trucking families in need during the holiday season.

Since the all-volunteer Christmas Group was formed in 2008, over $37,000 has been raised and distributed to 59 needy trucking families in the U.S. and Canada. The Trucker Charity raises money through donations by fellow truck drivers and trucking-related vendors and businesses.

After the success of the first Christmas fund drive in 2008, group member Lance Wood founded Trucker Charity Inc., a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization that also helps truck drivers all year long.

The focus of the group is unique since the fund is used to assist only trucking families. Applicants must be truck drivers to qualify for assistance.

The minimum cash allotment given to each family is $500. Nominations for needy trucking families will be accepted through Dec. 19.

To nominate trucking industry families who are in a need of a helping hand

 go to http://www.truckercharity.org/donations.php

To make donations go to http://www.tfaforms.com/186368

All donations are welcome, no matter how big or small. Checks and money orders can be sent to Trucker Charity Inc., PO Box 276, 202 N Main St ., Summerfield, IL 62289.

Hard asset donations to be distributed can be sent to:  Trucker Charity Inc., 501 Woods Edge, West Lafayette, IN 47906
For more information call 618-580-3620 or 888-523-0087
 Trucker Charity has life coaching and job placement programs for truckers, and specializes in assisting stranded drivers. The organization is an all-volunteer operation; all donations are used to provide assistance to truck drivers.