Sunday, December 2, 2007

Christmas for those less fortunate

This year some friends and I are contributing money to a pot to buy things for Christmas for a needy family in our neighbourhood.
This is a great learning experience for our children, who have more than they really need, and want more than they really need.

We just found out about the family yesterday. They are a family of 5 with children age 8 and 6. The oldest is a girl, and then there are two 6 year olds, maybe twins, a boy and a girl. They have a list of special requests, but are generally thankful for anything you can give them. Among there requests, we also buy them a Christmas dinner, with all the fixings. Turkey, stuffing, etc.

The requests are as follows - Dad (games), Mom (clothes), 8 yr old girl (books), 6 yr old girl (hat and mittens) and 6 yr old boy (toys). I feel for the little girl who requested a hat and mitts. That is so sad.

We are now going to pool all of our money and make a big shopping day, to pick up all the items for this family. A little amount of time and money on our part will make a big difference in this family's lives. I am glad we are fortunate enough to be able to do something like this. I will take my two out next week and have them pick out something that they think the kids would really like. I want them to be involved in this process.

I hope this Christmas is a very happy one for this family.

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