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Monday, November 10, 2014

Christmas for Needy Children & Help in General

Christmas is just around the corner.  It is time for the planning to begin and I will need to ask everyone's help once more.  :)  This year it is for the children.  :)

My dream is to make Christmas for each of the now 21 Munchkins that are in my "Food Blessings in a Backpack" program.  These children are all from needy families and it would be so wonderful to help out the parents a little in this way and to surprise the lil' ones.  :)  Plus it makes the heart feel good to imagine their cute faces when they open their presents on Christmas.  :)

I am sending this out now already to find out how much support, financially and physically, I will receive for this project and if it is okay to proceed.  Please feel free to share this blog with anyone and in any way you can to get the word out for help.  :)  The more the merrier.  :)  I need each and everyone of your support.  :)

I have put together and holding onto so far a Wish List for the parents to fill out for each child asking their sizes for clothes, shoes, toys or gifts they are asking Santa for this year.  I  have a number of books already that Miss Blanca from Outer Limits Preschool is helping out with, and it is our beginning.  :)

It would also be nice to have home baked cookies for the Munchkins and other little surprises.  So if anyone would like to volunteer some baking when it gets closer, that would be so welcome once more.  :)

When it gets closer, I would also need some volunteers to help with the wrapping of the presents, and maybe even making some Christmas cards for the Munchkins from Santa.  :)

Since I am stuffing 21 backpacks now every week, which adds up to 84 meals each weekend, I also need more help with donations of food and or funds to keep up with this.  I figured out that it costs about $7.00 per child per weekend for four meals and snacks, etc., which is about $600.00 a month for just the food.  And of course there are always a few other expenses, like gas, plastic bags, etc. The support is coming in very slowly and this puzzles me since it is for little children.  Their ages are from 2 to 10, and all need the support each weekend.  I go through an incredible amount of food each week and it would be really awesome if I could continue to do this.   :)

At this point I am struggling along, but I do have two incredible Angels who help out regularly.  :)   Mark and Bill send a small check every month, and Dave donates food from CostCo every two weeks.  :)  I truly know that I can rely on all three, but I could use more help like that on a regular basis.  :)  It is really hard for me to keep asking you all for help, I feel like I am begging every time I send out a blog entry.

So please share your thoughts on this with me and please help out whichever way you feel you can.  :)

Sending a great big Hug and many Blessings to each and everyone of you !!  :)

Karin
LKarinElliott@aol.com
520-326-2236

L. Karin Elliott
3364 E. Popinac Loop
Tucson, AZ 85716