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LIF HOLIDAY DONATION 2011

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OffWithHerHead23
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Meaghan

LIF HOLIDAY DONATION 2011

Hi All!

Last year, DBJ808 did a holiday donation thread for LIF families in need. We had a horrible year last year, and were one of the families in need. It would have been a "dollar store Christmas" but for the fact that so many people were so generous and wonderful, it made my kids' Christmas amazing.

We are much better this year, and I would like to step up to the plate and organize this, if there are families who are in need. And because it worked so well last year, I am cutting and pasting from last year's thread:

This is my proposal for those who would like to receive...
The families would be completely anonymous. If you would like to participate you can FM me directly and it would be done privately, discreetly, and names would NEVER be disclosed. I would need to know your child's age and size so appropriate gifts can be bought. You would need to be able to pick up the gifts for your child/children at my house (Lindenhurst). Once I know who is participating, I can post ONLY the age/gender/size of your child so appropriate gifts can be bought. Gifts will be unwrapped so you know what your child is getting and so I can distribute them properly.

To those who would like to donate...
who would like to participate? The gift can be as little or as much as you would like. The gift would need to be unwrapped and sent by December 9th.

More information will follow once I know who is interested in receiving and donating. I can only do this if people are willing to participate on both ends. The season is all about giving and although this is anonymous... what better way to celebrate the holidays then to make someone elses a little brighter!!! Thanks in advance!


Posted 11/15/11 11:18 AM
 
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julz33
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Re: LIF HOLIDAY DONATION 2011

I will participate again this year. So nice of you to organize! Chat Icon

Posted 11/15/11 11:21 AM
 

Ophelia
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remember, when Gulliver traveled....

Re: LIF HOLIDAY DONATION 2011

I would like to participate, and hats off to you for paying it forward!!!!! Chat Icon Chat Icon

Posted 11/15/11 11:24 AM
 

mnmsoinlove
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Re: LIF HOLIDAY DONATION 2011

I would love to participate. Will there be a mailing address to send the gifts or do they have to be dropped off?

Posted 11/15/11 11:29 AM
 

OffWithHerHead23
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Meaghan

Re: LIF HOLIDAY DONATION 2011

We can do either, drop off or mailing. I will wait for people to FM me and then will post a master list of ages, sizing, etc.

Posted 11/15/11 11:29 AM
 

LoveyQ
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Re: LIF HOLIDAY DONATION 2011

I am interested and hats off to you for organizing this year!

Would it only be clothing gifts? Or would toys be ok too? Maybe those families who are in need can include a general idea of what the child is into for toy options too?

Posted 11/15/11 11:35 AM
 

CathyB

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Re: LIF HOLIDAY DONATION 2011

Posted by LoveyQ

I am interested and hats off to you for organizing this year!

Would it only be clothing gifts? Or would toys be ok too? Maybe those families who are in need can include a general idea of what the child is into for toy options too?



As well as preferred color for clothes, would hate to buy a pink jacket for a girl who was dying for a purple one, you know?

Posted 11/15/11 11:38 AM
 

LoveyQ
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Re: LIF HOLIDAY DONATION 2011

Also, I don't remember how it was done last year, but if a family of more than 1 child wants to participate, may I suggest that you don't list the children together as siblings? That way it will be less likely to figure out or guess who the family is? For example, a family of a 5 year old girl with 10 month old son (totally making up) might be easy to "guess" amongst our smallish LIF community. Better to maybe list all the kids in age order or something like that with no reference to siblings or anything, KWIM? Not meaning to overstep here, just an idea I had that might make truly needy families more likely to ask to participate.

Posted 11/15/11 11:39 AM
 

angelbear217
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Lisa

Re: LIF HOLIDAY DONATION 2011

I would love to help as well. I am also in Lindenhurst, so if you need help organizing/mailing etc, I am available to help with that too. Thanks for doing this!Chat Icon

Posted 11/15/11 11:39 AM
 

RandiG
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Re: LIF HOLIDAY DONATION 2011

Will the master thread be on families helping familes? Also how do you make sure all the kids get gifts, are we assigned to one child?

Posted 11/15/11 11:53 AM
 

lvdolphins
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Re: LIF HOLIDAY DONATION 2011

Please count me in for participating!

Posted 11/15/11 11:54 AM
 

LoveyQ
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Re: LIF HOLIDAY DONATION 2011

Posted by RandiG

Will the master thread be on families helping familes? Also how do you make sure all the kids get gifts, are we assigned to one child?



Last year they listed the children, ages, sizes etc. and people posted who they wanted to buy for and were added under each name.

Something like this:

girl, 10 months, size 12 months
LIFusername1
LIFusername2


boy, 3 years, size 4T
LIFusername3
LIFusername1
LIFusername4

etc. People signed up for as many kids as they wanted and that way people could see how many people were already signed up for each child and could pick one that didn't have anyone buying yet or only one person buying, etc.

Posted 11/15/11 11:55 AM
 

RandiG
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Re: LIF HOLIDAY DONATION 2011

Thank you! Chat Icon

Posted 11/15/11 11:58 AM
 

LuckySV
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Re: LIF HOLIDAY DONATION 2011

I'd like to donate again!

Posted 11/15/11 12:08 PM
 

dlj97
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Re: LIF HOLIDAY DONATION 2011

I would like to donate

Posted 11/15/11 12:11 PM
 

OffWithHerHead23
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Meaghan

Re: LIF HOLIDAY DONATION 2011

Thanks to everyone who wants to donate! So far, no FMs of anyone who wants to receive. Hopefully people will take advantage of the amazing generosity of people on LIF. I hesitated to ask last year, mostly out of pride or feeling like I was asking for a handout, but am so happy I did, because it made a BAD year a lot easier.

Posted 11/15/11 12:50 PM
 

maymama
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Re: LIF HOLIDAY DONATION 2011

i have an item that i would like to donate, new toy for a 6-12 month old in a box Chat Icon i can give more info via PM. where can I send it or drop it?

Posted 11/15/11 12:56 PM
 

OffWithHerHead23
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Meaghan

Re: LIF HOLIDAY DONATION 2011

Posted by maymama

i have an item that i would like to donate, new toy for a 6-12 month old in a box Chat Icon i can give more info via PM. where can I send it or drop it?



I'm going to wait until I get people who want to receive, and then I will post a master list and people can sign up. Thanks!!! Chat Icon

Posted 11/15/11 1:02 PM
 

carissa1643
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Re: LIF HOLIDAY DONATION 2011

I would like to participate in donating

Posted 11/15/11 2:53 PM
 

Irishgrl13
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Re: LIF HOLIDAY DONATION 2011

I would like to donate as well! Chat Icon

Posted 11/15/11 3:21 PM
 

Reese1106
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Re: LIF HOLIDAY DONATION 2011

I would love to participate. Thank you for organizing. Chat Icon

Posted 11/15/11 3:47 PM
 

Katareen
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Re: LIF HOLIDAY DONATION 2011

I have a brand new (with tags) infant girl's winter coat I'd be happy to donate!

I planned to give at my work coat drive but I'd love to help a fellow LIFer in need.

Posted 11/15/11 4:46 PM
 

OffWithHerHead23
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Re: LIF HOLIDAY DONATION 2011

Bumping for the night crew

Posted 11/15/11 7:27 PM
 

RandiG
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Re: LIF HOLIDAY DONATION 2011

Posted by OffWithHerHead23

Bumping for the night crew



What boards are you going to put the master list?

Posted 11/15/11 8:16 PM
 

OffWithHerHead23
Keep passing the open windows

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Meaghan

Re: LIF HOLIDAY DONATION 2011

As of right now, I only have 2 children on the list. When I have more, I will post the master on FHF and crosspost to here.

And for everyone who asked, shipping the stuff is great! We will work the details out when we have more receivers.

Posted 11/15/11 8:33 PM
 
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