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2014 HOLIDAY DONATION THREAD

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OffWithHerHead23
Keep passing the open windows

Member since 10/06

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Name:
Meaghan

2014 HOLIDAY DONATION THREAD

Hi All!

Four years ago, we had a financial situation where we were on the verge of losing our house, were using a food pantry for groceries, and definitely could not afford Christmas for our children. It would have been a "dollar store Christmas" but for the incredible people of LIF. Through the holiday donation drive run by DBJ808, we were able to have an amazing Christmas for our children. Over the course of the last 3 years, we have been able to make the holidays bright for over 35 children.

This year, I am blessed to be able to run this program again. Here is how it will work:

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, and specifically what they would like for the holidays, so appropriate gifts can be bought. You would need to be able to pick up the gifts for your child/children at my home in Babylon. Once I know who is participating, I can post ONLY the age/gender/size/wish 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 GIVE:
As soon as I have children signed up to receive, I will be creating a thread detailing who is buying what for which child. We were able to keep it extremely organized last year. The gift can be as little or as much as you would like. The gift would need to be unwrapped and sent by December 10th.

*** IF YOU KNOW SOMEONE WHO WOULD BE INTERESTED IN RECEIVING BUT IS NOT ON LIF, PLEASE FM ME ***

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 11/3/14 10:53 AM
 
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2BadSoSad
LIF Adult

Member since 8/12

6791 total posts

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Re: 2014 HOLIDAY DONATION THREAD

Chat Icon Chat Icon Chat Icon Chat Icon Chat Icon Chat Icon Chat Icon Chat Icon Thank you for doing this again! Looking forward to participating again this year! Such a great thing all the ladies on this site come together to do!

Posted 11/3/14 11:26 AM
 

MaMaTeenie
Party of 5

Member since 4/08

6489 total posts

Name:
Mommy

2014 HOLIDAY DONATION THREAD

I have been checking for this post everyday because I can help this year!! Thank you for doing this xoxo

Posted 11/3/14 12:48 PM
 

MsSissy
xoxoxo

Member since 3/07

39159 total posts

Name:

Re: 2014 HOLIDAY DONATION THREAD

Thank you for doing this again.
I will definitely donate.

Posted 11/3/14 12:59 PM
 

Leb
LIF Adult

Member since 12/09

4166 total posts

Name:

2014 HOLIDAY DONATION THREAD

So lovely of you!

Posted 11/3/14 1:00 PM
 

mnmsoinlove
Mommy to 2 sweet girls!

Member since 3/09

8585 total posts

Name:
Melissa

Re: 2014 HOLIDAY DONATION THREAD

Would love to donate again this year! Thank you for organizing everything

Posted 11/3/14 1:26 PM
 

JRsMaMa
LIF Adult

Member since 11/07

2044 total posts

Name:
Jake's Mama

Re: 2014 HOLIDAY DONATION THREAD

As always, thanks again for organizing! Looking forward to shopping!

Posted 11/3/14 2:00 PM
 

MrsA1012
love my little girl !

Member since 9/10

5777 total posts

Name:
Me

2014 HOLIDAY DONATION THREAD

I am in. I can't wait to see the list.

Posted 11/3/14 2:14 PM
 

Maddie180
LIF Adult

Member since 2/07

1992 total posts

Name:

2014 HOLIDAY DONATION THREAD

My son and I can't wait to buy gifts! Thank you for doing this.

Posted 11/3/14 6:42 PM
 

LI-Joy

Member since 10/07

2910 total posts

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Re: 2014 HOLIDAY DONATION THREAD

I will donate. Thanks so much for organizing. Chat Icon

Posted 11/3/14 6:59 PM
 

Katareen
5,000 Posts!

Member since 4/10

7179 total posts

Name:
Katherine

2014 HOLIDAY DONATION THREAD

I will donate as well!

Posted 11/3/14 7:21 PM
 

momtimes2
LIF Infant

Member since 4/14

333 total posts

Name:
stephanie

2014 HOLIDAY DONATION THREAD

I will donate as well, thanks

Posted 11/4/14 9:58 AM
 

MCD0524
LIF Adult

Member since 4/10

1199 total posts

Name:

2014 HOLIDAY DONATION THREAD

I look forward to this every year! Thank you for organizing this again!

Posted 11/4/14 11:52 AM
 

DRMom
Two in Blue

Member since 5/05

20223 total posts

Name:
Melissa

Re: 2014 HOLIDAY DONATION THREAD

I will as well. Last year I had a major shipping delay in the items I donated, So I would like to provide a gift card if that works.

Posted 11/4/14 11:59 AM
 

MrsB12614
LIF Adult

Member since 4/14

1986 total posts

Name:
Mrs

2014 HOLIDAY DONATION THREAD

So wonderful. I would like to give as well!

Posted 11/4/14 12:14 PM
 

WannaBeAMom11
LIF Adult

Member since 1/11

7391 total posts

Name:
Name

2014 HOLIDAY DONATION THREAD

I keep hopping on to see if names have been picked.

Posted 11/4/14 4:14 PM
 

OffWithHerHead23
Keep passing the open windows

Member since 10/06

3627 total posts

Name:
Meaghan

Re: 2014 HOLIDAY DONATION THREAD

Posted by WannaBeAMom11

I keep hopping on to see if names have been picked.



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Posted 11/4/14 10:03 PM
 

MorningCuppaCoffee
Tired!

Member since 12/07

16353 total posts

Name:
Allison

Re: 2014 HOLIDAY DONATION THREAD

Will contribute.

Posted 11/5/14 5:53 AM
 

cthalloran
LIF Infant

Member since 7/09

363 total posts

Name:
Crystal

Re: 2014 HOLIDAY DONATION THREAD

I am in

Posted 11/5/14 12:42 PM
 

sunnyflies
LIF Adult

Member since 9/09

1757 total posts

Name:

2014 HOLIDAY DONATION THREAD

How do you vet the families to know if they truly are in need?

Posted 11/5/14 4:13 PM
 

OffWithHerHead23
Keep passing the open windows

Member since 10/06

3627 total posts

Name:
Meaghan

Re: 2014 HOLIDAY DONATION THREAD

Posted by sunnyflies

How do you vet the families to know if they truly are in need?



I do not vet them. My feeling is that if someone is coming to me saying they need help, it is not my place to ask them to prove it. If they end up not being truly in need, then that is on their conscience, not on mine.

Posted 11/5/14 4:25 PM
 
 

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