Archives for December 2011

Thank you ‘Santa’! Wishlist #9 – Carla

Thank you (thank you, thank you!) again to Jen, Matt and everyone at There Really is a Santa Claus for making this a Christmas that Carla and Mia will remember for a long time to come…
Hello Amy,
The gifts were just what we needed. My mom loves the cd player. And I love my winter coat. . We got a nice carseat for Mia. I am sending you a picture.
Thank you very much again and God Bless you and Jennifer and all the people that made this possible.
Have a great New Year!!!!!
Carla

Season’s Greetings

 

We were recently introduced to a wonderful organization, There Really is a Santa Claus. Long before December rolls around, founders Jen and Matt (santa@therereallyisasantaclaus.org) work tirelessly to bring holiday cheer to those less fortunate. Their team sifts through mounds of ‘Dear Santa’ letters at the main post office, selecting those that touch their hearts the most and helping as many families as they can.  Since 2008, they’ve raised over $50,000 and have quite literally answered the prayers of more than 90 local families. Their compassion for others and dedication to keeping the magic of the holiday season alive for their recipients is truly inspiring.  

We are so touched that our friends at ‘There Really Is a Santa Claus’ so generously offered to adopt one of Share Our Spare’s families this season.  Thanks to the incredible group of volunteers and donors, the holidays are going to be extra bright for Carla and her daughter Mia this year.  We can’t wait to see what ‘Santa’ brings them…stay tuned!

Sweet 16!

Great news — we just confirmed our 16th drive! By the end of next month — just by ‘Sharing Our Spare’ — we will have helped 16 different families in need of the most basic infant and toddler essentials.  We will of course keep you updated as these drives come to a close and we are able to share what we’ve collected with our families!