Sunday, December 4, 2011

Giving back at Christmas

I wanted to let you know about two opportunities to give back during this holiday season. The boys and I are working on a couple of things and would love to give you the opportunity to give as well!

1. Make-a-Wish letter campaign. (yes, I have mentioned this before)
This requires NO money (just time and a postage stamp).
Write a letter to Santa, put it in a stamped envelope and drop it off at Macy's. Each letter will be a $1 donation to the Make-a-Wish foundation. As most of you know part of our 2011 year was our Make-a-Wish trip for Brayden. It was magical beyond words (dare I say better than Christmas!). If you cannot make it to Macy's, you can give it to us to drop off.

Find out more about this campaign and a fun website for the children.
Macy's or Make-a-Wish

2. Toys for Inova Fairfax families.
We know too well, the time and money that is involved in any hospital stay. Inova Fairfax is where many of the chronically or critically ill children of Northern Virginia are taken for medical care. Many families struggle with this during the holiday season. Staying at the hospital for any length of time is exhausting on the family and the wallet. We want to gather as many gifts as we can so that the families staying at the hospital over Christmas time have an opportunity for presents. Over the next two weeks the boys and I will be collecting toys (and wrapping paper) to take to the hospital. Toys for any age, books, movies, coloring books or even just a box of crayons.

You can drop them off at our house, meet at school, at church or we would be happy to come by to pick them up!

Thank you for helping us with the opportunity to give during this Christmas season.
If you have any questions, please just let me know.

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