I am not sure if I shared this with you or not but I run a Children's Christmas http://www.goodtidings4U.com Since it is time for Spring & the infamous Spring cleaning, i would love for you to keep my store in mind - Donations greatly needed!
It's a place (home ec room) where the children can come in a purchase a gift for their Mom & Dad for $2. (Usually $10 - $20 & up gifts). I am always desperately looking for donations (gifts and/or money - I purchase gifts) and if you would like to part with any of your goodies - magazines, papers, albums, projects created, caps,etc., i would find them a loving home ** Ideas are last Q&A on page - scroll down**
Please check out my website & if you can spread the word, I would love it. All advertising, website and goodies come from my family’s generosity - we really sponsored the last 4 years. Last year due to our financial situation, we relied on donations – it took a lot of work, but it was a success.
2010 is going to be my 6th year. 78 kids came through the store in 2009 & I am pleased to say $300 is being donated to the school for reading program purchase.
A HUGE pay-it forward. ** You get to donate something that you don’t' use, fit, enjoy, not the right smell, - in turn a child can do chores to earn money to purchase the gift for $2 (I combine donations - check out my photos). Then the kids can come inside (no parents allowed) where they can take their time perusing the gifts laid out on the tables & take it up to the volunteers where we wrap and help them with a label and send them home. Each gift costs $2 (the gift they receive is $10 & higher in value) - they can only purchase 1 mom & 1 dad gift. All money is donated back to the elementary end of the school (since its younger kids shopping).
I am calling on YOU to help spread the word and make 2010 another exciting year for the kids and teach them about Christmas and the "real" spirit of giving. I tell people to just volunteer once and experience the excitement, joy and things the Children do or say - you would totally give every year with no questions asked.
I still have to put up my 2009 photos and such, just needed to get my 48 hour clock to work right for me - lol...
Thanks again for even taking the time to read this - if you can spread the word and get everyone thinking and participating while spring cleaning - even better!! . Hugs and wishing you all an awesome weekend and joyful holiday!
All information should be on my website, if you have questions, please ask away - that way I can see what I am missing and post accordingly.
To all my "elves" thank you for your continued support - i APPRECIATE you!! To my fellow supporters - i NEED you! To my shoppers, i LOVE DOING THIS for you!
Would love to hear from you - share some love!