(Closed) Make a Difference this Christmas!

posted 11 years ago in Holidays
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

My Fi and I want to do this.  Where do we get the angel from the tree?  Do we have to contact our local Salvation Army?

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2009

I love this program!!! Thank you for posting!

Post # 5
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

Thanks for this!  We were looking to “adopt” a child directly this year instead of going through Toys for Tots.  I would love to help a child in our neighborhood.

Post # 6
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 2010

@stephin: you can contact your local salvation army or even a school in your area.  local churches sometimes have adopt a family where if a mom or dad is laid off the kids can still have a great christmas… we are donating m’s coat that is too small but still decent enough to wear and perhaps a few other things.. wal-mart has these toy drives and big bins that you can throw toys in it. 

Post # 7
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

This is a wonderful idea, thanks for posting it!

Post # 8
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

Wow, I never knew they did this, thanks for posting!

Post # 10
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

Just signed up!  Fiance and me will be shopping for a 6-year old boy this Christmas :o)  Luckily, I already put everything on my Black Friday shopping list!

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I’d love to do this! Our local food co-op adopts a local family in need (must live in the neighborhood around the store) every Christmas. They collect food and gift donations and throw that family a dream christmas with a full dinner and lots of presents (both practical and fun). Last year I donated money to the fund and then smiled looking at the pictures and the thank you card from the family.

Post # 14
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

From experience, I will also say that for those who contribute to things like Toys for Tots or other Toy drives in your area I know first hand that those gifts are greatly appreciated. I am a former Children’s Services Social Worker who has passed on those donated gifts to children in foster care and others ‘in the system’ who would otherwise have nothing to open on Christmas morning. It is truly a wonderful thing.

Bella

Post # 15
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

Yippee! I am going shopping for the child that I chose from the program that missrain recommended and that the Salvation Army is supporting.  I am going to try and not go overboard. The little girl I selected needs clothes and wants a Mickey Mouse stuffed animal.  I love buying girls clothes, probably because I don’t have a child myself.

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