Holiday Heads up! After the great success of last year's gift drive
, I'm organizing another for this holiday season.
posted by ThePinkSuperhero to MetaFilter-Related at 1:40 PM (45 comments total)
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Consider this my official report back on last year's drive- it went great. All 12 of our kids got exactly what they wanted, plus the various accessories to make that thing work (batteries, etc). In addition, thanks to your overwhelming generosity, the organization got additional direct shipments of diapers, books and toys, which were greatly appreciated.
Here's a thank you e-mail I got from the organization after the founder tracked me down on Facebook: I have been hoping to find the person who was so kind as to help us out in a big way this Christmas Season. If you are the Kate who offered to put our information on your web page asking for donations, I can not thank you enough! Since our phone conversation last Monday we received almost two dozen cases of diapers more than enough for each of our mothers to have one, and boxes of children's books and toys for infants. What a blessing you have come to be to us here in East Harlem.
Given how well it went last year, I'll be organizing it again for this year, and for more kids! Stay tuned for the Metatalk post in 3-4 weeks where I reveal the list of what our kids are asking for and ways you can help.