For the past 20 years, Tacoma firefighters have brought holiday cheer to the lives of thousands of Tacoma children and their families with deliveries of food, clothing and gifts just before Christmas. This year, firefighters raised over $14,000 dollars to help more than 140 children and families in need. “It’s always a great honor to help bring a little happiness to those less fortunate during the holidays,” said project organizer Lieutenant Jim Lee. Special deliveries from a fire engine, medic unit and Santa Claus are scheduled to start on Dec. 19 through Dec. 21. This year’s recipients were identified through the Tacoma School District Head Start Program, YWCA Women’s Shelter, the Sharing House and Mary Bridge Children’s Hospital.