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Spread the Word!

It’s that time of year…

…the time to give to others who are less fortunate. Well, that should be every time of year, but you catch my drift.

The doctors at my new job decided to help People to People and “adopt a family” this year. I wasn’t too sure what that meant or what to except when I went to People to People on my lunch break last week.

I walked in and there were huge binders full of letters from almost 800 families explaining why they need help, their financial woes, and most of all, how they wish they could afford holiday gifts for their children. Each letter had a wish list attached from all the children whose parents could not provide them their wants (dolls, legos, etc.) and their needs (beds, underwear, coats).

As I sat there sobbing, I couldn’t figure out how I was supposed to choose only one family and I kept wishing I was rich enough to “adopt” them all.

Because that is obviously not a reality, I figure the best thing I can do is spread the word to have others hopefully go check out their local People to People (or another similar organization).

My daughter and I gathered some clothes for our “adopted family” on Thanksgiving morning and I knew right then and there that this would be our yearly tradition…

I hope you can do the same…

😊

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20 thoughts on “Spread the Word!”

  1. What a blessing to be put in contact with some people who are truly, genuinely in need of help. That is sweet of you to give back. I’ve been brainstorming some activities for my daughter and I to do this month that celebrates the true meaning of this holiday. Thanks for sharing!

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  2. What a lovely idea 😊 We are doing the ‘gift tree’ in our local shopping centre this year- Its a Christmas tree filled with gift tags each with a child’s name and age on. These children won’t get any Christmas presents this year as their families can’t afford it so we are going to pick a tag this week and buy a gift for someone. I’m really looking forward to making someone smile this Christmas and am like you, I wish I could do them all!

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  3. Such a great idea! When my family first came to America (we didn’t have a lot of money) we had a sponsor family here for the first Christmas. The family bought all of us nice thoughtful gifts. It was one of my most memorable Christmases because I got an art kit that I really wanted. Great way to pass on the love.

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  4. That’s such a great idea. In Hong Kong we did a similar donation. Called the Box of hope. We delivered at a local school and they than send it to different countries around Asia.

    It felt very rewarding and so emotional. It was just basic needs items and a toy but it will put a big smile on the receivers little face! 😍

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