-2017- For twenty three years now, we've been working hard to see that kids in our area get a "normal" Christmas, regardless of their circumstances. While the need varies from year to year, it's always a huge number. This year there are just under 800 kids in the program. Michele and I have decided in order to keep what's left of our sanity to start with 250. Once we get those adopted out and people still want to help, we'll take on more.
Here's the part that is always the same: these kids need us. This is the only charity that they are enrolled in and it will be their only source of gifts this Christmas. Unfortunately, I recognize many of these same names year after year. It is also the only charity I know of where the giving is so very direct. 100% of everything you get goes directly to your angels.
In the past we've done as many as 679 kids, so I know we can get it done this year.
The Salvation Army has painstakingly interviewed all of the families in the program to verify the need and this is the only Christmas charity that they're enrolled in. These kids will not have a Christmas if it weren't for generous people like you. How can I be sure? The SA uses a charity data base clearinghouse that ensures they're not in any other Christmas charity.
Please do me a couple of favors. Forward this message to anybody you think might be interested in joining our mission. Also, if you've adopted angels in the past and would like to share a story about how this has touched you, your family or your kids, please drop me a note. I'd love to post some of these stories on the website.
Peace and Respect,