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Friday, December 10, 2010

Sub for Santa Families Still Needed!

During the hustle and bustle of this busy season, I'm encouraging you to remember those less fortunate.  Sure, we could all use more money, but for the most part we all have sufficient for the very necessary and a whole lot of unnecessary too.  There are so many people around us with less!  And it is so easy for us to help out.
I just talked with the United Way Utah County chapter, and they still have many, many families on the Sub for Santa list waiting for sponsors.  And it's so easy to sponsor!  You just provide some basic info, then you pick the number of kids you want to sponsor.  You connect directly with the family and set up a time to deliver the gifts.  This is the type of service that your family will learn from and remember.
We sponsored a family two years ago, and I still remember the amazing experience of delivering their gifts.  The single mom was so grateful and literally cried as we dropped off the items.  My children learned a HUGE lesson about gratitude as we pulled up to their tiny, rundown home.  We all left with very full hearts.  I am certain that my family was way more "helped" than that little family!  I can't wait to do it again this year.
If you are interested in finding out more, go to this link.
Fill out the info, and you can have your family before the weekend is over.  With all of the amazing Amazon toy deals, you could really provide a fabulous holiday for a needy family while spending very little.  I'm guessing that $15-20 per child would buy a WHOLE LOT right now.  Maybe your family can only help one child, maybe twenty--either way,  I'm sure you'll be the one walking away changed from the experience.
***I'd love to hear your thoughts on this and any traditions of service you have for the holidays. 


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