Monday, December 12, 2011

Christmas is a Time for Giving

I have a soft spot in my heart for kids. It makes me so sad to know that children out there that may have nothing or very little to open during the holidays. What is worse is knowing there are children living in foster homes with no real home or place to grow.

Brian and I don't have a lot of money and we usually can't afford to get one another elaborate gifts. We usually fill our stockings with goodies we need throughout the year and use like razors, toothbrushes, socks, fruit snacks, etc. Instead we have made it a point to buy gifts for children in need every year. I can't imagine the number of children who might be going with out.

Brian's company "adopts" foster children each year for Christmas. Usually Brian picks the teenage boys who request gift cards but this year he picked a 16 year old girl who requested clothes. Oh a girl after my own heart! This year I asked him if I could go out and shop for her. I can't imagine being 16 and not having new clothes or anything to open Christmas morning.

I had a field day at Old Navy on Black Friday. I purchased 9 items for her and spent around $35. I couldn't stop!!! I'm thinking about going out and getting some accessories too.

Here are some of the goodies I purchased.

 I bought:
One pair of pants
Four Shirts
One fleece pull over
Two pairs of socks
One scarf
I really hope M enjoys her holiday gifts. 
Most of all I wish her a permanent home and a loving family!

I also purchased a few toys for my job's Toys for Tots collection. Black Friday Walmart deals were the $3 ZuZu Pets and $5 Remote Control Car. I also purchased a few Toy Story and Dora puzzles at The Christmas Tree Shoppe.

Do you donate during the holidays?

If so what charities and what do you donate?

Doesn't it feel good to do good for others?


Nichole said...

I love this post!! My husband says he doesn't want or need anything and that if I want to do anything for Christmas, I can use the money I was budgeting for him and use for kids/families that could use it! We have a food bank close that I donated food to and I am working on getting toys for some kiddos as well...haven't gotten too far yet but I'm glad to see you have! That girl will be so happy with her new clothes <3

Natalie said...

<3 Heartwarming! I wish there were more generous people in the world like you guys. My fiance and I usually pick some names off a tree through our church to donate, we have so much fun shopping for them :)

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