Operation WANA 2.0. Changing the world, one asshole at a time.

 

**UPDATES** Please please PLEASE do not post your email address in the comments in the conventional @ .com way.  You will be spammed by evil spammers hunting out email addresses.  You have to post it like modg AT gmail DOT com. I can’t go through and edit all of your email addresses.

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Keep the generosity going. So much positivity here. So proud of you all. xoxo

 

It’s finally here. And I must apologize for taking so long to get this going this year. WHY do I have to keep having babies at Christmas? Annoying right?

So here we go. For those of you who weren’t around last year for this, let me recap briefly:

I was on an asshole streak, commenters were on an asshole streak (an asshole streak is brown). And it just fed off of each other and felt bad. A woman named Catherine (who I’m still in touch with) mentioned that she and her family were struggling this Christmas. It wasn’t in a way where she was asking for anything. But B and I decided to help her privately with a Target gift card. It definitely wasn’t much but it started something big.

It gave me the idea for WANA. It felt so much better NOT being an asshole than being one. And I knew that we all could benefit from something like that. So I asked commenters to post if they needed help to ask for it here and hope that other commenters could connect and offer help in any way. I had no idea what to expect.

THOUSANDS of people were helped last year. I was blown away. People had 3, 4 and even 5 comments to each comment in need, offering help. It was a huge success. And I believe much of the success came from helping actual people. Not just donating money or toys to an anonymous person through a charity, but making a human connection. That’s all we really want. Is to feel like we’re making a real difference. And I think this accomplishes that.

I wish I could show you the post, but it crashed from the comments and started getting a ton of spam. So we’re going to follow some rules to make this super successful this year.

If you or your family is in need this year, please post a comment that starts with this exact quote: **IN NEED** followed by your need. This helps us to find your comment easily.

If you’d like to respond to a comment of someone in need with an offer of help, I ask that you provide a way to contact you outside of the blog for personal details. However in order to post your email address for communication purposes please post in this format

sueellen AT gmail DOT com. (this will prevent spammers from grabbing your email address here). If you are posting a need, wait for someone to respond before giving out your email so we know that you have been helped.

Some tips to make this great:

  • You’ll do best to leave open ended requests. i.e. don’t ask for a check for 500 dollars. People were helped much more with toys for their kids, warm clothes, gift cards, etc.
  • If you are asking for help and you happen to receive many offers to help, please do the right thing and decline some of the offers so that person may help others.
  • If you are offering help, please trust your gut. 99% of people here are good and honest people. But once pair up with someone in need, I can’t help you. It’s really an act of good faith. Think of it like finding a pen pal.
  • I realize that the deadline for Christmas is very close and I’m truly sorry for that. I just ask that you do the best you can to help things arrive by Christmas for these families. Especially if it’s toys for the holidays. However if it’s something else, the Christmas deadline shouldn’t be mandatory.
  • The comments will become overwhelming, but I will do the best I can to highlight comments that have not received help yet in blue (with a comment from me). Try to search these out.
  • If you have something to give, I ask this year that you don’t post comments that are **TO GIVE**. It becomes too difficult to match. Please only respond to those in need with your offer.

The blog will continue on while this post is in action, however I’ll have an icon posted in the sidebar to allow you to easily get back to this post.

I really hope we can help many people this year. And as I mentioned, this year’s WANA is dedicated to the families who suffered loss in Connecticut yesterday. If you’d like to send cards, donations, etc. The school’s address is: Sandy Hook Elementary School, 12 Dickenson Drive, Sandy Hook, CT 06482

 

Please begin posting your needs immediately. Please spread the word as well to anyone that you know who is in need. Thank you!

 

Happy WANA everyone!

xoxo

MODG

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Too embarrassed to post my real name here December 15, 2012 at 10:51 am

**IN NEED** Hi there, I feel bad that I am one of the first comments and embarrassed to admit that I have been really waiting and hoping for the operation WANA post. I have a 4 year old little girl and a 19 month old little boy, who will not be having a Christmas this year. We received help last year through WANA and it was amazing that my children were given a Christmas, but I swore to myself I would not let myself get in that position again. However, here we are again. My husband and I put money to the side every month so that we could. Buy Christmas presents this year but then some unexpected problems came along. We had to get a whole new brake system on the back wheels of our car (pads, rotors the whole nine) and some belt replaced and some other minor work that not only used all of the money we had put to the side, but we also had to charge the rest to our credit card putting us so far behind. Now , for the past few months we have struggled to buy groceries, diapers and wipes as well as other things like shampoo and toilet paper, let alone buy Christmas gifts. And to top it off we just started hearing a grinding when we brake so we know we are going to need new brakes in the front before it starts snowing, which we have no clue how we are going to afford that either. It breaks my heart to know that my kids will have nothing for Christmas so I am reaching out here. If there is anything you can do to help please let me know. I would really appreciate it and God bless. My email address is frenchtoaststicks221 AT gmail DOT com

MODG December 15, 2012 at 11:18 am

please respond to this comment here first before emailing so we know that she has been helped

Ashley December 15, 2012 at 11:29 am

I have 2 kids also, one 3 year old girl & a 14 month old little boy. They are fun at this age! I have quite a few things I could send your way. Email me clothing sizes, diaper size, shoe size, whatever @ ashleyemartinez AT gmail DOT com

Merry Christmas!

Lindsey December 15, 2012 at 11:31 pm

I also have a 4-yr-old girl and a 22-month-old boy. It would make me and my family so happy to help your family out. Send me your home address to lynnzee77 AT yahoo DOT COM. I would love to give you a gift card so you could buy your kiddos some presents for Christmas! Love, Lindsey

Jason Thuringer December 17, 2012 at 9:33 pm

Hi I’m a single parent with 5 children I was wondering if there is any way you and your family could help me with anything for my children this holiday ? Please get back to me asap. Thanks

Alicia December 18, 2012 at 6:21 pm

Hi,
If you email me your kids’ sizes and ages, I’d be happy to help!

Alicia December 18, 2012 at 6:22 pm

Sorry… The email address is adartshaw AT hotmail DOT com

Jason Thuringer December 18, 2012 at 11:56 pm

whats your email again it sais it’s invalid just email me at jasondabaptist AT yahoo DOT com thanks

Nicole December 23, 2012 at 12:16 pm

I have a 4 year old girl and an 18 month old boy and have some things for you. A bag of toys they would both enjoy, clothes, hats/gloves. Emailing you now :)

Nicole December 15, 2012 at 11:03 am

**IN NEED** My Husband and I have a blended Family with 4 Children under the age of 10, We both work full time and have been trying to work on our Christmas shopping for months. We have done well and explained to our kids (ages (9,7,6 and 15 months) that even Jesus only got 3 presents and that’s not the reason for the holiday. But as we face a foreclosure on our home we are looking at moving very soon, and we are already on a $50 a week grocery budget (Scary, I know) Our kids don’t need toys, they really just need clothing and shoes, anything would help, I love secondhand clothes so if yours have outgrown it, we could use it. Bless all of you, I can’t wait to see more comments so maybe I can Clothe someone else’s Baby Boy for Christmas. NCarnes at g mail dot com

MODG December 15, 2012 at 11:14 am

Nicole, let us know if your kids are girls or boys for the clothes. Also please respond to Nicole here first before emailing so we all know if she has been helped.

Melanie December 15, 2012 at 11:17 am

Hi Nicole! As MODG said, can you give us your kids’ ages, sexes, and sizes to see what we’ve got. I’ve got two boys and they outgrow things so quickly. Merry Christmas!

Nicole December 15, 2012 at 11:34 am

Can’t believe I left out their ages, I was too worried about getting the words to come out right,We have a 9yo Girl (size 10) 6 & 7 & 15month Boys (sizes 6, 8, and 18-24 mos,) Thank You guys ;)

stephanie December 15, 2012 at 11:41 am

Hi Nicole,
I’d like to send some clothes and gifts your way. I will email you now for more info!

Happy Holidays!
Stephanie

Nicole December 15, 2012 at 11:54 am

@ Stephanie It’s Ncarnes 1981 at Gmail. I’m an Emotional wreck OMG…

Haley December 15, 2012 at 11:16 am

**IN NEED** I feel like an asshole posting this. I have a decent job and my boyfriends job pays weep this time of year, but I’m on maternity leave and bills have piled up. Our one month old was in the hospital with RSV and co-pays and my partner missing days of work to take care of our three-year-old have left us without any extra funds for presents. The one month old doesn’t know the difference, but I would love to be able to get gifts for my girls this year. I had managed to buy their stocking stuffers before all of this happened. I’m embarrassed that we are in this position, but if someone could help us out this year I would be so insanely relieved and grateful and all of those things. I’m babbling because I don’t know how to end this. Thank you for organizing something like this.

Heather December 15, 2012 at 11:21 am

Hi Haley! Two girls? 1 month (CONGRATS!) and 3? I’d love to send along some gifts for them! You can email me at hpjacksn @ gmail . com, or post your email address and I’ll send you a note!

Haley December 15, 2012 at 11:27 am

That would be so amazing. This is insane! My email is haleykrouse (at) yahoo.com.

Heather December 15, 2012 at 11:58 am

Email sent!

Thanks for bringing back WANA, MODG! I was helped out last year when my husband and I were expecting our first, and I’ve been so excited that we’re in a position to help out this year. This is a community of awesome!

Lori December 15, 2012 at 11:18 am

**In Need**

To keep this short and not crowd the comment area I am in need. My husband and I are up over our heads in student loan debt. After a year of living with my parents after college, we finally bought a house because apparently that’s what you do when you get to a certain age and start having kids. Ugh being an adult sucks. And now with a almost 18month old boy and a 3 month old girl (Modg I know exactly what you’re going through)…our finances are tight. Like choke our neck tight. So my husband and I have decided no gifts for us and just necessities for kids. Which means diapers and wipes. So with that I am in need of some stuff for these two little beings that are the love of my life for our first real Christmas in our own house! Ultimate awesome needs would be a toddler bed mattress, or some brown loafer or boot type of shoes for my son. It’s starting to get cold and all he has are sandal type of shoes. Other needs are any 2t clothing- long sleeve shirts and the casual comfy pants for running around the house. And books or toys. I am not fancy and don’t need new stuff so i will totally take hand me downs and used items. My daughter is still a baby baby so she doesn’t really neeeed anything. Please contact me at Lorimkerr at gmail.com if you are able to help. I would appreciate it so much and I promise to send pics of the happy little receivers! God Bless!

Catherine December 15, 2012 at 11:35 am

What size of shoes does your son need?

Cara Gorrill December 15, 2012 at 11:53 am

Hi Lori! It looks like Catherine is interested in helping with the shoes, and I would love to help out with the clothing/toys! I will email you now!

Jamie December 15, 2012 at 11:50 am

Lori, I have so many 2t boys clothes for you. I will email you now to find out where to mail them. Xoxo

Lori December 15, 2012 at 12:52 pm

Thank you all! I will keep an eye out for those emails. My son wears a size 5 right now so size 5 or 6 will work (in shoes). Thank you guys again so much!!!

Catherine December 17, 2012 at 8:26 am

Look for an email from seigatto AT yahoo DOT com.

Rebecca January 21, 2013 at 12:40 pm

Hi – I know the season has passed, but do you want some outgrown cute stuff for your baby girl? I have lots to share! Let me know. RebeccaCcain at gmail dot com.

Jenn December 15, 2012 at 11:23 am

**In Need**

Hi MODGE readers, the company my DH worked for closed earlier this year which through us for a loop as I’m a SAHM with 5 littles under 8. DH went back to work last month which we are crazy thankful for, but we also had to use the last of our savings to put the minimum delivery amount for heating oil this week and are really struggling to make Christmas a go for our oldest two girls since they will be the most aware I think. We are in Canada though, so I’m not sure if we count, but we would so appreciate any help at all as we never thought we’d be in this position. Thank you for reading :)

Jenn December 15, 2012 at 11:41 am

Jenn,

I would LOVE to help send a few items for your girls. I have been so excited for WANA this year as I was actually one of the people in need (and helped!) last year due to a layoff. Things are MUCH better this year and I am so unbelievably thankful to be able to pass it on. Please send me your email so I can get in touch and get the items out to Canada in time for Christmas. Merry Christmas!

Jenn

Kari78 December 15, 2012 at 12:32 pm

Where in Canada? (My husband is Canadian) Sizes, ages & genders of kids?

Sarah December 15, 2012 at 1:07 pm

Hi Jenn, I am in Canada as well and would love to help you. Please email me sarah.dubois77 at gmail dot com
Thanks MODG for providing this community of awesomeness.

Catherine in Toronto, Canada December 15, 2012 at 1:38 pm

I’m also in Canada, please email me at catherine.vettese at yahoo.ca

Regan in Alberta December 16, 2012 at 3:43 pm

I am also in Canada, and would love a chance to help locally! (Okay we’re a big country. Locally-ish, without crazy cross the border shipping charges!) I would love to help. E-mail me at: reganwheel AT gmail DOT com.

keltie December 16, 2012 at 11:05 pm

I was hoping to find someone from Canada here–mostly because I know I can get stuff to you before Christmas! I see that there have already been a few responders, but since you have 5 little loves, please email what you are missing and I’d love to help fill in the gaps. keltieneville AT gmail DOT com

Crady December 15, 2012 at 11:26 am

*** IN NEED ***

This is a biggie, so I totally get it if people can’t provide this, but I’m going to ask anyway. I have a 2 year old. He has many health issues plus a significant developmental delay. Cognitively he is about a six month old. Emotionally he is about an 8 month old. His IQ is currently 55. He attends a developemental day care and gets physical, occupational, and speech therapy several times a week. While there, he uses an iPad. And he loves it. He actually grabs at it, touches the screen, interacts with the various games, etc. He doesn’t do this with anything else other than his stuffed animals. The therapists are thrilled with this and want him to have one at home. But I just can’t afford one. I work about 6 hours a week as a tutor (I wasn’t able to go back to work full time after my son was born, since he is in and out of the hospital so much) and my husband is training to be a pediatric emergency room doctor. However, until he is actually a pediatric emergency room doctor he makes very little money. Anyway, if someone is getting an iPad upgrade for Christmas this year and would like to donate me their old one, that would be awesome and amazing, crady1 AT gmail DOT com

Oh, and if you want to read more about my journey with my son, http://cradysboy.blogspot.com/

HaleyH December 15, 2012 at 5:56 pm

Emailing you now!

Crady December 17, 2012 at 11:30 am

Again, thank you! I am truly overwhelmed by your generosity.

Megan December 18, 2012 at 4:24 pm

Hi Crady,
Did you get an iPad for your son?
If not, I’d love to help.
Let me know.
Megan

For my kids December 18, 2012 at 5:29 pm

Hey Megan if she did and your still willing to help there is a mom below that posted looking for one for her son. About same disabilities. Her email I believe was mommasangel1206@gmail.com

Love to help. December 18, 2012 at 7:51 pm

Megan I saw a mom with a little boy going through almost the same thing below looking for one. I guess her insurance company backed out of paying for the ipad her son needs. I don’t know if you can still help but figured I would try.
Her email is mommasangel1206@gmail.com

Krista Martinez December 15, 2012 at 11:39 am

**in need** my husband and I just recently relocated to the San Antonio Tx area, and are working in finding jobs but it is proving to be a little more difficult than we thought it would be and we are finding funds running out faster, than they can be replinished we have no furniture except a bed, and are truly starting over bare bones in a new state farther away from family and friends. Thank you in advance!

Kari78 December 15, 2012 at 12:34 pm

Do you have kids or pets?

Amanda R December 15, 2012 at 2:07 pm

Furniture? Baby stuff? I’m in SATX, too.

Krista Martinez December 15, 2012 at 6:37 pm

We don’t have kids we have been suffering through infertility. We’re needing basic furniture like a couch and chairs and dressers

Krista Martinez December 15, 2012 at 8:57 pm

Oh and it’s klmartinez819 AT gmail DOT com to easily get a hold of me since for some reason it’s not sending me notification that anyone is replying to me comment

Lindsay December 16, 2012 at 9:06 am

I have a dresser for you, and also live in SA. Please email me at ldking82 AT gmail DOT com and we can figure out a time to drop off!

Krista December 16, 2012 at 7:09 pm

I wanna say thank you so much to Lindsey for the dressers! And if its not greedy of me to keep my **in need** out there in hopes of someone in the area with a couch or some chairs or other living room seatings would be willing to share.

Amanda December 17, 2012 at 12:56 pm

Looking to see what if anything we can do. Will let you know!!

Krista Martinez December 17, 2012 at 1:00 pm

Thanks! Let me know if you need contact information

Amber December 15, 2012 at 11:55 am

**IN NEED** This is a big one, so I hope someone can help. I am not posting this for myself but for my mother. Not including me, she has 5 children. Ages 16, 15, 13, 4, and 1. She has been unable to find a job and is trying to survive off of the social security she gets, which is only. $900 a month. Most months she cannot afford her mortgage and right now she is staying with a friend because she couldn’t pay her water bill or electirc so they got shut off and she cannot affford to get them turned back on. My brothers and sisters have not had a Christmas in a few years and I wish more than anything that I could provide that for them, however we are struggling ourselves. Anything would help, toys, clothes, diapers for the baby, help with some bills, I don’t know…whatever anyone can do to help. I know my mom is very depressed with her situation and so are the kids, so I am hoping someone can help. Thanks. Please email me if you can. My email address is amrussell9 at gmail dot com.

Nicole December 15, 2012 at 11:59 am

Would a small cloth diaper stash help? I have a bunch and can send some her way!

Amber December 15, 2012 at 12:06 pm

I don’t know because I don’t think she has the means to wash them. She can’t afford laundry soap so I am not sure how that would work? I know her friends washing machine was broken the last time I spoke with her and she was washing clothes in the bathtub with dishsoap

Jess December 15, 2012 at 12:26 pm

I have a juniors size 7 cute black dress and some purses I was going to take to goodwill…are the teens girls or boys?

Amber December 15, 2012 at 12:53 pm

Oh I should have said that. The 16 yr old, the 13 yr old and the 4 yr old are girls and. The. 15 yr old and 1 yr old are boys.

lo December 15, 2012 at 1:57 pm

I am going to email you re: some things for the 16 yr old and 13 yr old girls. I have some new purses, jewelery to send. Not sure about the other kids…

Amber December 15, 2012 at 3:18 pm

Ok. Thanks. I will be watching for your email.

Christa December 15, 2012 at 9:13 pm

Are you still in need of things for the boys? I could send giftcards. I will also email you. my email is cmobinns at gmail dot com

Alice December 15, 2012 at 10:37 pm

I’ll email you tonight, I may have some things for the boys and little girl.

Amber December 15, 2012 at 11:39 pm

Thank you so much!!

Lindsay December 15, 2012 at 12:01 pm

***IN NEED***
(MODG, please delete my last one… I was an asshole and left out the “in need.”)

I keep finding myself asking for help and I HATE that I’m in this position once again. I am a stay at home mom to two toddlers. My daughter is 3 and my son will be 2 on Christmas. My husband was THIS close to managing his own store early this summer when he was fired for something totally and utterly ridiculous. He’s recently found a new job, but only working part time making minimum wage. We live with my father who can’t even get bills paid because we are unable to help him financially. We were able to start a layaway for my kids for Christmas but had to return it due to my dad’s hours getting cut at work. We don’t need much, but anything and everything is greatly appreciated. Clothes, toys, random nick nacks, gift cards, anything. I don’t want to ask for anything specific as I know my children and myself will be grateful no matter what we receive. Those who are helping, you are truly God sends and I cannot wait to pay it forward. I can promise that if we receive help, you’ll get a Christmas card in return. I know it isn’t much, but sometimes all we need is a simple “thank you.”

stephanie December 15, 2012 at 12:08 pm

Hi Lindsay,
Please email me: tanner dot steph at gmail dot com

Send your kids clothing needs & sizes and toys they might like!

Thanks,
Stephanie

Lindsay December 15, 2012 at 12:11 pm

Thank you SO much Stephanie… e-mailing you now. :)

Maddie December 15, 2012 at 12:48 pm

Lindsay, please email me your mailing address! thetoppstitch at gmail dot com

I crochet owl and sock monkey hats and I have some to send your way!

Vanessa December 27, 2012 at 3:17 pm

Hi Lindsay,
I know Christmas has passed, but I have a care package I can send if you are interested. Email me at vanessabrandes at yahoo and we can talk!

Kelly Melcher December 15, 2012 at 12:07 pm

*Diapers to Give* I have a box of about 80 Target brand size 4 diapers I’d love to send to someone who can use them. They were uses for my diaper cake about a year ago, so they were rolled up and are not in the plastic, but they’ve been stored in the original box since then. They’re great condition, please let me know if you can use them! My kiddo is a peanut and I think she’ll be well potty trained before we need that size.

Chantal Hayes December 15, 2012 at 2:17 pm

Kelly, we could definitely use the diapers! My husband and I have been in financial dire straights since I recently had two miscarriages in a row with tons of complications after… with so many bills racked up from hospitals/doctors, this Christmas has been really difficult to say the least. Anyway, my daughter is 2 1/2 and wears size 4 diapers. We would totally appreciate it!!

Kelly Melcher December 15, 2012 at 10:38 pm

Chantel, what’s your email?

Chantal Hayes December 16, 2012 at 10:37 am

Chantal.d.hayes (at) gmail (dot) com

Clarissa December 15, 2012 at 12:12 pm

** IN NEED **
I just posted a longwinded description as to why I am ** IN NEED ** this year, but I didn’t see it after I submitted, so I am sorry if it is a double posting. I have 4 kiddos…My oldest is a girl she is 7, My twins are 6 one boy and one girl, and my youngest is a 19 month old boy. My husband and I are 29 years old and surviving off of my income alone after a year plagued with 2 heart attacks, numerous hospital stays, Quadruple Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery, and Congestive Heart Failure diagnosis as of October even after the heart surgery. It has been ROUGH…..the kids have not asked for anything this Christmas, and they have been so very awesome through all of this even while Daddy has been sick and Momma has been running around like a chicken with no head. They have numerous clothing needs, but my wish is to see them smile by opening a want. I know Christmas isn’t about presents and they do too, but having such beautiful little humans in my life makes me want to ask for what they don’t ask for themselves. If anyone could help my email address is clarissa dot ramirez 1983 at gmail dot com. There is so much more to my story, and if you want to know just ask! Happy Holidays to all!

Melissa December 15, 2012 at 12:24 pm

Hi Clarissa!

I am emailing you now to find out what “wants” your children have for Christmas!

Clarissa December 15, 2012 at 12:36 pm

Thank you Melissa I appreciate your response!

Heidi December 15, 2012 at 12:32 pm

Hi Clarissa,
I think I could put a box of goodies together to send. Nothing fancy, just some fun stuff for Christmas Day. I will email you for details.

Clarissa December 15, 2012 at 12:37 pm

Thank you Heidi I am overwhelmed, thank you.

Erica December 17, 2012 at 5:42 pm

since it seems that there are people getting the “wants” I would be happy to get some of the “needs”. Please e-mail me at epereira916 at gmail dot com. Your children sound beautiful!!

Liz December 15, 2012 at 12:22 pm

***In Need***
After not finding work in the building industry for a while, my husband, 2 year old son and i are relocating to an extremely cold climate, where he has been offered a job. We are spending all our spare cash on the move and we already have presents for my son for Christmas thanks to grandma! but what we need are warm clothes! We live in a warm climate and goodwill has nothing! My son wears 2t and my husband wears 32/30 pants and size medium tops. i wear size 12 pants and large tops. Im totally embarrassed to ask but this is such an amazing group of women i thought, maybe someone has some clothes they’re going to get rid of anyway?!. Thanks so much!

Annette December 15, 2012 at 12:36 pm

Liz I can certainly help with clothes for you and maybe for your husband. Email me to let me know more details (your address) etc. :) caravelloah at yahoo dot com. :)

Maddie December 15, 2012 at 12:36 pm

Hi Liz!

I crochet (really cute) sock monkey hats. I would love to send one to your little boy. Please email me your address at thetoppstitch AT gmail DOT com.

Kari78 December 15, 2012 at 12:40 pm

Where are you moving to (we live in Alaska)? Email me at Kari1978 at gmail DOT com. I could put together some hats, gloves and small things for you.

Jabbermommy December 15, 2012 at 12:49 pm

Hi Liz,

I have a warm winter coat in 3T and probably some other clothes as well. Email me your address! Pound0925 AT yahoo DOT com :)

laura Prell December 15, 2012 at 1:27 pm

Hi, I have winter coats that I would love to send to you and your husband I will email you now.

laura Prell December 15, 2012 at 1:29 pm

LIZ, hi Sorry I thought you had your email posted. please email me about coats for you and your husband
please email me. lauraprell (at) me DOT com

Liz December 15, 2012 at 1:29 pm

Thank you so much everyone! I will be emailing you asap! You are amazing!

Liz December 15, 2012 at 1:31 pm

Laura, my email is elizabethias3 at gmail dot com. Thank you so much!

Kerry December 17, 2012 at 4:12 pm

Liz, I have a brand-new coat I could sent you. I think we’re about the same size. I see there are already a couple of replies, but if you still have a need for a coat, please feel free to drop me line: annkerry at gmail dot com

Jenny December 15, 2012 at 12:25 pm

**IN NEED** I am so grateful for this, MODG, you have no idea. This has been the worst year of my life. My husband passed away unexpectedly in February and it has been awful. We have a 13 year old son and twin girls, age 5. The kids have had a really hard time dealing with their dad’s death, as have I. We had no savings or life insurance. The costs of the funeral and burial were enormous, and I was barely getting by as it was. Then in October I was laid off from my job as a social worker. My unemployment doesn’t cover the costs of our mortgage, utilities and food, and it definitely won’t cover Christmas. We have no family to lean on, and I’m afraid we’ll be losing our house soon. The kids have had a terrible year, and it makes me sick not to be able to provide for them. We are in need of help with gas, food, and even cash for utilities. I had purchased a small gift for each child before I was laid off, so they aren’t totally without, but I won’t be able to give them anything more than that. This Christmas is going to suck without their dad here, and now with all of these financial worries they’re super depressed. I’d appreciate any help available. Thanks for listening.

Marlene December 15, 2012 at 12:49 pm

Jenny – can you email me at measterly at gmail dot com? I’d like to help with some of your bills.

Stephanie December 15, 2012 at 1:07 pm

I would love to help your family with! Please e-mail me your address at kampeters2001 at gmail dot com.

lo December 15, 2012 at 2:19 pm

Can you post your email address? Id like to send you something….

Lara December 15, 2012 at 4:46 pm

Please post your email address! I’d like to help.

Jenny December 15, 2012 at 6:16 pm

jenandk2008 at gmail dot com

Thank you!!!!

lo December 18, 2012 at 2:37 pm

OK, I just emailed you.

Jenny December 15, 2012 at 6:21 pm

jenandk2008 at gmail dot com

Thank you!!!

Jenny December 15, 2012 at 6:26 pm

jenandk2008 at gmail dot com

Thanks so much!!!

Lauren December 15, 2012 at 5:03 pm

Hi Jenny, if you send me your address (I’m Lauren DOT fisher AT yahoo DOT com) I’ll send you a gas card. ( :

Jenny December 15, 2012 at 6:20 pm

I emailed you. Thank you!!!

Cara December 15, 2012 at 5:23 pm

Jenny, my dad died when I was about 10 yrs old. Leaving my mom with me, my 9 yo sister & 5 yo brother. It was really tough, but we all came out okay in the end. My mom always made a big deal out of Christmas even though she didn’t have much to give. I’d love to help your family. Email me at flippingmackeral at g mail dot com.

Jenny December 15, 2012 at 6:21 pm

I have emailed you. Thank you!!!

Erica December 17, 2012 at 5:49 pm

please email me Jenny at epereira916 at gmail dot com and let me know of some supermarkets in your area so I can send you a gift card.

Madeleine Young December 15, 2012 at 12:28 pm

**IN NEED IN CANADA**
I was on here last year for WANA and thought that it was amazing! My husband could only find part time work last year and with a 4 year old and a new baby, Christmas time was tough. I was helped out with a grocery gift card and it really relieved the stress of feeding everyone for once. I figured everything would get better by the new year but do I have a story for you! Completely out of the blue in February my husband had a mental breakdown (mainly regarding stress and work) and threatened to kill me and others while the girls were in the house. He spent a month in the hospital and another 4 unemployed due to his health. I decided I couldn’t have him home after that and made the hard decision to leave for the safety of the girls. I have been stuck with all the bills and had to deplete all of our savings, RRSPs and RESPs for the girls, before having to sell our stuff on kijiji so our utilities wouldn’t get cut off. I am now taking care of 6 kids during the week to make ends meet all by myself (including my 2) all under 7 but on top of all of this, I have chronic pain. Listen up MODG…when I gave birth 5.5 years ago my daughter’s massive face up head ripped the back of my vagina out like a flap. A flap. I’ve spent 5 years going to doctor’s and have just now, in the last 6 months, potentially found the problem and need surgery to put everything back where it’s supposed to be. It’s painful all the time but worse when I stand up. That’s pretty awesome when I have 6 kids or need to stand in line at Walmart for groceries. Oi! I completely understand the stories of traumatic births and don’t ever judge anyone…it’s rough!
Anyways, the year has kind of sucked. It can only get better from here (for sure this time!) but I’m on here leaving a comment because it’s been tough and I could use all the help I can get.
MODG, you are the best person and I hope you know that!

Catherine in Toronto, Canada December 15, 2012 at 1:39 pm

Where in Canada are you? Email me. catherine.vettese at yahoo.ca

Natasha December 15, 2012 at 3:01 pm

What’s your e-mail address?

Madeleine Young December 19, 2012 at 12:34 am

Hey Natasha,
I’ve already heard responses from two others so I’m hoping you’ll be able to help somebody else one here. Thanks you so much for the offer, it’s is truly appreciated!

Regan in Alberta December 16, 2012 at 3:49 pm

Email me reganwheel AT gmail DOT com. I’d love to send a gift card to help out.

keltie December 16, 2012 at 11:12 pm

would love to help out, please email me at keltieneville AT gmail DOT com

Michelle December 15, 2012 at 12:32 pm

**IN NEED** I never thought I’d be on this end of WANA, as we were in the position to help another family last year. :( We are in an awful spot financially and without help we won’t have enough food for Christmas, much less gifts for the kids. My husband works hard at his job, long hours but is underpaid and hasn’t had a raise in three years. I am unable to work due to health problems. My fifteen year old son has Aspergers (Autism Spectrum Disorder). He struggles so much socially and emotionally, but works hard to succeed in school. It breaks my heart that we are unable to give him much. We can’t afford to drive him to his therapy as much as he needs to, or pay his copays for his appointments. This helps him when he is able to attend. Our four year old daughter has Celiac disease and requires special gluten free food or whole, unprocessed foods, both of which are expensive. To pay for the kids’ special needs we have eliminated all the extras. Cable, going out, participating in fun activities, are all out. We are struggling to pay our gas bill and I worry it will be shut off. I don’t know where the money will come from for utilities and food, let alone Christmas. We have no family nearby and they aren’t in the position to help anyway. Anything you guys can spare would be greatly appreciated. Merry Christmas to everyone.

Annette December 15, 2012 at 12:38 pm

Michelle— I’m Celiac too and can at least bake some treats for your kids! :) Send me an email so I can mail you some fun stuff. caravelloah at yahoo dot com

Danielle December 15, 2012 at 2:31 pm

Email me! Danimay13 at yahoo dot com

Jessica December 16, 2012 at 1:24 am

would love to help you out.. email me at bradylove823 AT sbcglobal DOT net

Lex December 15, 2012 at 12:34 pm

**IN NEED**

Hello everyone reading this. I’m stretched so far out of my comfort zone asking for this, and it makes me really nervous. I hate feeling like a burden. But this year has been hard. My live in boyfriend and I recently split up, and he left one day without paying any bills off, and without taking his cat, and just leaving me stranded. I’m 20 years old, working three jobs and I’m never home enough to pay the rent that I can’t afford. I’m too humiliated to ask my folks for help, because when I’ve asked before they use it against me and then refuse to help because they have their own financial issues. But I can’t make my car payment, I still don’t have car insurance, which lead to a $660 ticket that there’s no way I can pay off, I don’t know how to grocery shop so I rarely have any food besides ramen. I dunno. I feel abandoned and alone and this is my first Christmas by myself. Floundering in debt is not a good feeling around the holidays. On top of everything, my grandmother in Texas just passed away two days ago and I don’t get to say goodby. I guess this is kind of a rant more than an in need because I don’t want to ask people to send me money, that’s wack. But I do need food. I do need some sort of help. I’m trying to find a roommate but it’s at least a few months before anyone around me wants to love. It’s frustrating.

Lindsay December 15, 2012 at 1:01 pm

Hi lex – Can you please e-mail me at Lindsay dot Bjorhus at gmail.com … I’d love to drop a care package in the mail to you.

Lex December 15, 2012 at 1:17 pm

And I meant move, not love haha.

Rebecca December 15, 2012 at 2:58 pm

Lex, please email me at rebecca dot krouse at gmail dot com and let me know what supermarkets are near you. :)

Alice December 15, 2012 at 10:47 pm

My email is AllisaurusROAR at AOL dot com. I can’t give you money since I don’t work, but I can help you with the grocery thing. I hate groceries and was “bad” at it for years, especially age 18-24. My health suffered greatly. I know what it’s like to be lonely and have to choose between rent and food. Get in touch with me.

Shannon December 15, 2012 at 12:34 pm

**TO GIVE**

I have 2 new 9 mth baby girl outfits and 3 new baby girl pants. I’d be happy to pick up a few shirts too if someone could use this size.

theresa gianna December 17, 2012 at 5:58 pm

my girl’s only 4 months right now, but she’s growing fast and we could use these. are the pants 9 month as well? please email me at t.maria.colbert (at) gmail (dot) com

Lex December 15, 2012 at 12:35 pm

Also my email is alexisary AT hotmail DOT com

Jess December 15, 2012 at 12:42 pm

Not In Need

I just wanted to say that it has been a year and I was so touched by everyone’s generosity last year. It’s amazing how much has changed in a year. I was so blessed by everyone last year and it is one of those things that will warm my heart forever. :). I hope everyone finds what they are looking for this year <3. I'll be scanning the boards to see if there is anyway I can help! Christmas blessings to you all.

Kimberly December 15, 2012 at 12:50 pm

**IN NEED**
My husband and I are expecting our first little boy in early February. We are so happy to be bringing this little life into our homes. Unfortunately, my body gets very angry during pregnancy. I have been hospitalized several times and had to quit my job in order to maintain this pregnancy. I have been on bed rest and I don’t qualify for disability. The loss of my income has hit us hard. My poor husband has been picking up every extra shift he can, but my hospital bills have put us deep into the red. I am worried we won’t be able to buy the things we need for our little one, and I hate the stress that this has put on my wonderful husband. We could really use a little extra help this year- even if it’s just a couple packs of newborn diapers. If we are fortunate enough to be matched with someone, I would be so grateful. We hope we are able to return the favor next year.

Steph December 15, 2012 at 12:56 pm

Kimberly, I’d be happy to help out. I have some diapers I can send as well as some baby clothes. Please email me at samacon AT g mail DOT com.

Kimberly December 15, 2012 at 1:34 pm

Thank you so much for the offer, Steph! I paired up with Nicole, so I hope you are able to help another mom or mom-to-be in need. I truly appreciate your generosity! Thank you!

Nicole December 15, 2012 at 12:58 pm

Kimberly, My sister and I have BOTH have little boys ages 7 months and 15 months, we have tons of clothing and even have Cloth Diapers to give, (plus all the baby gear you could need if you happen to be close enough to get it to you) please Email me if you’re interested, Ncarnes 1981 at Gmail

Kimberly December 15, 2012 at 1:32 pm

Thank you so much! Emailed!

Lara December 15, 2012 at 1:53 pm

Hi Kimberly, Would you be ok with some gently used items? We have a four-month old baby boy and I am getting ready to go through his closet and get rid of his newborn and 3-month clothes. Would that be helpful or are you covered for clothes?

Nicole December 15, 2012 at 2:15 pm

@ Lara, I will be sending out A LOT of clothes to her this week but she will still need the little tiny stuff, we purged all of ours, so please help her out!

Lara December 15, 2012 at 2:19 pm

@Nicole, that’s great! What are the sizes you are sending? “Tiny stuff” to me means newborn…but I guess 3-month is still pretty tiny. Let me know.

@Kimberly, email me with your contact info if you are interested. accordingtolara at gmail dot com.

Kimberly December 15, 2012 at 5:28 pm

Thanks Lara! I emailed you :)

Lara December 15, 2012 at 2:17 pm

MODG sorry, can you edit this to take out my blog link. I don’t mean to be self-promoting.

Lara December 15, 2012 at 2:18 pm

OK clearly I am sleep-deprived. That comment, too. Sorry for being an ass.

rachel December 15, 2012 at 4:09 pm

I see that people are jumping in for baby stuff which is great. Do you need maternity clothes? If so let me know what size. Rekrull at hotmail dot com

Kimberly December 15, 2012 at 5:27 pm

Rachel, thank you so much for offering! However, the upside to bedrest is that I get to live in my pajamas ;-) I really appreciate the offer, though, and I hope you are able to help out another mommy-to-be in need!

Tatiana December 15, 2012 at 10:18 pm

Hi Kim,
I would love to send you some diapers and wipes. Email me at tatianamclemens AT aol DOT com

Erica December 19, 2012 at 4:57 pm

Kimberly, Are you still in need of some stuff? I have an unopened package of size 1 diapers and some newborn and 3 month baby boy clothes. I was also hospitalized during my pregnancy…I think my body was really pissed off at my getting knocked up! So I feel your pain there. Please let me know if you need anything, I will help if I can. Merry Christmas!

Kimberly December 21, 2012 at 5:57 pm

Hi Erica!

Thank you so much for the offer! We have received a few things, so if anyone else needs help, please feel free to contact them instead. If you aren’t able to match with anyone else, we would appreciate anything you are able to give. My email is kymandcory AT gmail DOT com.

ElisaM December 15, 2012 at 12:58 pm

***IN NEED***

And feeling terribly guilty after hoping to be in the position to help someone this year. Somehow that has not worked out, we are getting no help this year and are struggling to pay the bills right now. My children are an 11 year old boy, 9 year old boy, 6 year old girl, and 22 months old boy. No one has even asked for anything, I think they know what’s going on even though they act happy and relaxed, they are not stupid. As this is the case, I don’t even know what to ask for. Any help is appreciated. I feel bad asking for anything after yesterday, my heart goes out to those who won’t be able to spend the holidays with their loved ones. Thanks for reading this, and thanks MODG for all you do.

Ali December 15, 2012 at 1:14 pm

Hi Elisa-

Please email me allison DOT L DOT billings AT us DOT pwc DOT com. Sorry for my ridiculously long email :)

Thanks!
Ali

ElisaM December 15, 2012 at 2:42 pm

Messaged you Ali, hope it goes through!

Ali December 15, 2012 at 3:33 pm

Got it….thanks!

Adriana December 15, 2012 at 5:29 pm

Hi! Email me at Adriana dot terry at gmail. I’d like to send you a little something for your family!

ElisaM December 15, 2012 at 11:27 pm

Will do, thank you!

Weeble's wobble but they don't fall over December 15, 2012 at 1:04 pm

*IN NEED* Mental illness is like a fog. It covers everything, making you believe you will never see the sun again. This year has sucked. My husband is trying to deal with his bipolar which came to explosive head in June, at his job, three months before the birth of our second son. His bipolar has taken away the joy of our sons birth, my vbac, my firsy sons second birthday and nearly our marriage. We are all alive but battered and wounded, i have ppd that leaves me crying everyday my three year old goes to bed and wakes up asking for his daddy. We have medical bills piling, despite medical insurance. I cannot tell my husband the financial strain we are under from the bills and student loans because it causes him panic attacks. . By far we are not the most needy, my children have clothing and diapers and will have presents under the tree, all thanks to my inlaws. However I would love to be able to buy groceries for chritmas dinner without having to take the money from another bill and feel the guilt and worry about how to replace it.

Ashley C December 15, 2012 at 2:14 pm

I’d love to send you a gift card to buy groceries for Christmas dinner. Please send me an email at demureprincess7(at)gmail(dot)com

Jason Thuringer December 17, 2012 at 9:38 pm

Hi I’m Jason a single parent with 5 children looking for someone to help me out could you please get back to me asap thanks alot .

Andrea December 15, 2012 at 2:15 pm

Would an Amex gift card help? Email me at andybendj AT gmail DOT com. And let me know.

Rebecca December 15, 2012 at 2:56 pm

Please email me at rebecca dot krouse at gmail dot com and let me know which supermarket is near you. Would love to send a little food $. xoxo

Jason Thuringer December 18, 2012 at 11:47 pm

Hi I was wondering If you could help me out with a food gift card please email me at jasondabaptist AT yahoo DOT com thanks

Elizabeth December 17, 2012 at 7:24 pm

Hi, I wish that I had something I could send you this year. This has been a difficult year for us, too. I was so touched reading your post. My husband also has bipolar disorder and PTSD and, in the past, it has really affected both his job and our finances. It is a terribly lonely feeling being the caregiver/spouse in this situation and my heart is breaking for you. I just wanted you to know I’m sending prayers and thoughts your way. Please know someone in the world is feeling the pain and fear with you. I am so sorry. If you ever need to talk to someone who has experienced bipolar/anxiety issues with their spouse, you can always email me. I wish there was more I could do. Wishing you a peaceful Christmas!

Rachel December 15, 2012 at 1:11 pm

**IN NEED*
I hate to ask for help, but we’re find ourselves in an extremely tight spot this year. My husband and I have a 20 month old son and I am 5 months pregnant. We’ve spent the last year or so barely scraping by after I was laid off from work and unable to find a job. I’ve been babysitting a couple extra kids, but one of them recently moved and now I’m barely bringing in any money and my husband’s retail job doesn’t even cover the bills. Miraculously, he was able to find a wonderful job which he starts in February, but it’s across the country and we’re going to have to borrow the money it will cost to get there. So with this big move coming up, we just can’t justify spending money on gifts. He is lucky enough to have a cousin and friend who have passed down plenty of clothes for him, but I think he would really enjoy a little toy, but perhaps a gift card would be best since it would probably be easier to wait until after we’ve moved to buy things.
Thank you so much Modg for setting this up, you and everyone offering help are so amazing.

Liz December 15, 2012 at 2:11 pm

Hi! I am actually recieving help from some wonderful ladies on here with clothes for our own big move, so I wanted to pay it forward! My son is 2 and I actually have a 20$ ToysRus gift card that i haven’t used yet from his birthday that I could send you…let me know at elizabethias3 at gmail dot com.

Rachel December 15, 2012 at 8:37 pm

Thanks so much for the offer, I sent you an email

Maddie December 15, 2012 at 5:40 pm

I also have a $10 toys r us merchandise credit that I will be happy to send you. Please email me your address. thetoppstitch AT gmail DOT com

Rachel December 15, 2012 at 8:40 pm

And thank you, too. I sent you an email as well.

Catherine in Toronto, Canada December 15, 2012 at 1:22 pm

**TO GIVE**
My husband, daughter and I live in Toronto, Canada and we would love to partner up with a Canadian family in need. Please let me know if you need help during this holiday season, it would be my honour to get involved. xoxo

Catherine in Toronto, Canada December 15, 2012 at 1:37 pm

Whoops just saw the “don’t post TO GIVEs”… I’ll keep my eyes and ears open for Canadian families in need and connect that way.

Emily December 15, 2012 at 1:23 pm

*To Give*
I have a washed but never worn really cute girl’s My First Christmas onesie, leggings, and hat set in size 0-3 months. I bought the wrong size and washed it before realizing it. If anyone could use it, please email me at emilycicora at gmail dot com, I can send it out Monday!

I found a picture of the same outfit: http://i.ebayimg.com/00/s/NzY4WDEwMjQ=/$T2eC16NHJHYE9nzpc)CeBQTL7ghMF!~~60_35.JPG

Emily December 15, 2012 at 1:26 pm

Ugh, I don’t know why that link didn’t work, but if you cut and paste, it does.

Emily December 15, 2012 at 1:33 pm

And now I just realized you asked people not to post “to give” things, so apparently I am an asshole after all. LOL

Jess December 15, 2012 at 2:22 pm

lol I don’t think you’re a butthole at all. I’m getting dizzy looking at the in needs because I have things to give but no one needs them. :)

Liz December 16, 2012 at 6:33 am

Hi! What do you have to give?! It’s so nice you want torea give! I know of a few families in my area….

Lucy December 15, 2012 at 10:01 pm

I would love the outfit for my little girl if its still available. She’s 3 months old and I would love to have a “first Christmas” outfit for her. My email is Lsierra688 AT yahoo DOT com. Thank you and thanks to MODG for WANA!

Rachael December 15, 2012 at 1:32 pm

**IN NEED** I can’t believe I am doing this, but I lost my job in August and ended up having to take one that pays $800 less a month than I used to make. I have some promising interviews on the horizon, but there won’t be any bigger pay checks til at least the end of January. My husband and I aren’t getting gifts for each other this year and we are fine with that, but my son (age 4 1/2) only asked for two things for Christmas, Star Wars Legos and a remote control dump truck. I was able to get him a small set of Legos, and fortunately I did get some other small things earlier this year, but I really want to be able to get him that dump truck. I would truly appreciate any help that anyone can give me. He is such a sweet boy and has never asked for more than two things for his birthday or Christmas. It breaks my heart that I can’t give him those two things. You guys are amazing and if I am helped this year, I will absolutely turn it around and help someone else next year. Happy holidays!

may December 15, 2012 at 1:58 pm

I have a 4 1/2 year old son as well and would love to send your son the dump truck. Can you email me at maylee444 AT yahoo DOT com and send me your information? Best of luck!

Beth December 15, 2012 at 2:13 pm

Hi Rachael! I would love to give your son an awesome remote control dump truck. Because really, who wouldn’t want one of those? Please email me at bethanyalvanos AT gmail DOT com.

Beth December 15, 2012 at 2:22 pm

Rachael, I know May and her son would have a blast together picking out a dump truck for your son so I will let her take that one. However, I would love to pick out another equally fantastic gift for him, maybe an extra gift he wasn’t expecting will make his Christmas truly special. Please email me (address in first post) with a couple more ideas you know he would love.

Rebecca December 15, 2012 at 3:02 pm

Rachael,
I’d love to send your little guy something additional to his two requests. What else do you think he would like? Please email me at rebecca dot krouse at gmail dot com. Merry Christmas!

Rachael December 15, 2012 at 3:29 pm

I am completely overwhelmed that I got three responses to this. I had to go in the other room so my boy wouldn’t see me cry. :)
Bethany, the email I sent you was returned as undeliverable. Rebecca, I just emailed you too. I was only hoping to get the dump truck!! Anyone else who is interested in helping, please keep scrolling and help someone whose wish hasn’t been fulfilled yet. I promise to pay this forward next year, when times should be better! Happy holidays to you all!

Beth December 15, 2012 at 9:01 pm

Yes, so sorry. Let’s try this again. bethanyalvanos AT yahoo DOT com.

Elizabeth December 15, 2012 at 2:25 pm

***IN NEED***

Hello everyone, I’m writing this for my family. My husband and I have an 18 month old daughter and a baby boy due in February. I stay at home with our daughter and my husband works a job that pays the bills just barely. Thankfully some of our extended family can help with presents for our daughter, but what we’d really like to do is help my mother-in-law. She gives so much of her time to everyone in her life. She has 3 adults (2 of her children and her daughter’s boyfriend) living with her that do not help pay the bills and it seems every month they are behind in rent and utilities. She also only has a seasonal job, so right during the winter she gets one day of work every couple weeks. Because we live in a vacation community, there is basically no hiring at all here during the wintertime, and so she can’t find a replacement job either. On top of that, she can’t seem to qualify for food stamps because she never got a legal divorce from her husband, even though they haven’t lived together in 15 years. Last night I was on the phone with her and she was crying because she can’t even fill her gas tank up to get to work for that one day. It breaks my heart because we would give anything to have money to help with her groceries and gas money or even her water and electric bills, but we are completely tapped out financially. I feel so torn and guilty that we can’t give and do more for her. I don’t want my daughter’s granny to end up losing her house in the middle of the winter. She always takes on the weight of the world for her kids, even though she gets little thanks. I guess if anyone would/could offer maybe gas or grocery gift cards for her, that would help so much. Thank you for everyone on here who gives to someone in need. You are all amazing, and MODG, you know we all love you and are thankful for your giving heart.

sandy ramos December 15, 2012 at 2:46 pm

Elizabeth,
I would love to help. Send me your email at the following: ramos2s at yahoo dot com
Sandy

Elizabeth December 15, 2012 at 2:54 pm

Thank you so much, Sandy!! I just emailed you.

Jess December 15, 2012 at 6:05 pm

I would love to send you a pottery barn kids sleep sack for your baby boy! Jne828 at gmail.com

Elizabeth December 15, 2012 at 7:54 pm

Thank you so much, Jess! I just emailed you. So thankful for all the kindness.

bailey December 18, 2012 at 1:49 pm

hi elizabeth! i’m happy to help both you and your mother in law. please email me: bailey DOT silverman3 AT gmail DOT com. happy holidays! xox

Elizabeth December 18, 2012 at 11:01 pm

Hi Bailey! I just saw your comment and emailed you a few minutes ago. Thank you so much!!!

JW December 15, 2012 at 2:36 pm

In Need

Hello– I am a mom of 2 with one on the way. This year it would be a huge blessing to me to receive a warm maternity jacket. ( I can’t seem to find an inexpensive coat big enough to wrap around my large belly, due in April).

My sons have coats that they need, but we could also use some hats and gloves for them. My littlest son is in size 6/7 shoes and getting a paid of boots in his size would also be helpful. I would appreciate any small help we could get! Thanks so much!

Corrie December 15, 2012 at 3:32 pm

Hi JW- I just had a little boy this past April, and the maternity coat I bought last winter (and probably wore 3 times) is just hanging in my closet. I would love to send it if you’d use it. I can pick up some boots for your kiddo, too. My email is corriehanson AT gmail DOT com.

JW December 15, 2012 at 3:52 pm

Corrie I responded to you! Thanks so much.

Nellie T December 15, 2012 at 4:30 pm

Hi JW: I’d love to help with your sons’ needs this year. Please email me at: nellieelsbeth AT hotmail DOT com.

JW December 15, 2012 at 2:37 pm

pair*

Melissa December 15, 2012 at 3:46 pm

In Need:

Hi, I’m a stay-at-home mom of a 2 year old girl and 10 month old boy. My husband works full-time and as much overtime as he can, but medical bills are eating us alive even with our parents helping out. My daughter is in multiple therapies to help her catch up from prematurity, is being evaluated for a possible late diagnosis of CP, and will soon be tested for food allergies as the source of her recurrent reflux. I’m unable to work because of her therapy schedule as well as my own health issues – the biggest and most recent issue being the discovery of my own food allergies – wheat, soy, and oat. If medical bills weren’t the problem to start out with, now I’m barely scraping enough together for groceries to cover eating around my allergies. We’re good for Christmas presents – we planned ahead and took a chunk of tax returns for that – but my son could use some infant shoes size 4 and 5, a 12/18 month hoodie or fleece jacket, and 12 month pants. I’ve lately been eating less myself so the grocery costs aren’t as high in order to get him clothes for winter.

If anyone could offer any help I would be forever grateful. Many thanks in advance!

Darlene L December 15, 2012 at 3:58 pm

Whats your email address I can send you some 12 month pants and a warm fleece for your son

Melissa December 15, 2012 at 4:08 pm

faeriequeeneonwow AT yahoo DOT com

Thank you so much Darlene!

Darlene December 15, 2012 at 4:33 pm

okay emailed you!

Darlene December 15, 2012 at 4:36 pm

your email said it wasn’t valid, is that the right email address? You can email me at youngmammatales at yahoo dot com so I can get something sent out to you on monday

Melissa December 15, 2012 at 5:39 pm

Sent you an email. Hope it went through. Thank you again, Darlene.

Hali McCloud December 15, 2012 at 4:09 pm

My email is halikaleolani at netzero dot com. Email me. I’ll be happy to send you the clothes and shoes your kids need.

Melissa December 15, 2012 at 4:17 pm

Thank you Hali! Sending an email shortly.

Beth December 15, 2012 at 10:33 pm

I have two pair of size 4 never worn sneakers and a few pair of really cute pants. I can throw in some additional little items as well. Bdcania at gmail .

Melissa December 15, 2012 at 11:31 pm

Sent you an email Beth. Thank you!

Amanda Vallejo December 15, 2012 at 3:52 pm

**IN NEED**

Let me just preface this with this year sucks. My husband and I were both working full time to take care of our 2 year old daughter, until I got pregnant and was cut down to 2 days a week and now we’re struggling like we never have before. Currently, I’m behind on gas and electricity and forget having money for Christmas. It wouldn’t be such a big deal if my daughter wasn’t old enough to get the holiday, but she is and I know without help we’re going to really break her little heart. We’ve applied for state assistance (food stamps) but were denied because we still “make too much money” for them. Who decides that, I don’t know, but they’re crazy. So I guess I’m just asking for any help anyone can give. You can reach me at a.g.sellers@live.com

Thanks to everyone, and thanks to MODG.

Hali McCloud December 15, 2012 at 4:26 pm

Are you being helped? I thought maybe someone emailed you directly. If so, let me know so I can help someone else. If not, email me with what your daughter would like for Christmas. halikaleolani at netzero dot com

Amanda Vallejo December 15, 2012 at 4:39 pm

No, I haven’t had any responses. I’ll email you, thank you!

Mary December 15, 2012 at 4:41 pm

Hey Amanda,

I also haves 2 year old daughter and am pregnant and understand how hard it must be not to be able to give her a Christmas. Email me at mkilianski10 at gmail dot com and we can figure out a way I can help.

Mary

Amanda Vallejo December 15, 2012 at 5:30 pm

Thank you Mary! I emailed you.

Olivia December 15, 2012 at 4:51 pm

I emailed you! Would love to send gifts :)

Amanda Vallejo December 15, 2012 at 5:31 pm

Thank you Olivia, I emailed you!

Amber December 15, 2012 at 3:53 pm

**IN NEED** this has been the worst year of my life! I lost my mother who was my best friend suddenly when she fell out dead in the drs office of a massive heart attack on 9/11 of all days. Then my daughter who is now 4 was diagnosed with bleeding ulcers in her duodenum, my now 6 year old daughter got pneumonia from a cold and her wheezing and oxygen are awful and they are thinking she has asthma n

The Other Jen December 15, 2012 at 4:02 pm

Amber, what is it that you need?

Amber December 15, 2012 at 4:12 pm

Sorry this posted before I finished it but the while story is below and I don’t know how to delete this one

Amber December 15, 2012 at 4:10 pm

**IN NEED** this has been the worst year of my life! I lost my mother who was my best friend suddenly when she fell out dead in the drs office of a massive heart attack on 9/11 of all days. Then my daughter who is now 4 was diagnosed with bleeding ulcers in her duodenum, my now 6 year old daughter got pneumonia from a cold and her wheezing and oxygen are awful and they are thinking she has asthma now. My son who is 20 months old suffered a sever chemical burn in his diaper area from generic diapers so has to wear pampers or buggies. I had to have major jaw surgery called a bilateral modified condylotomy and my jaw was wired for 8 wks and I’m going to have to undergo another procedure because my cartilage is misplaced and I can’t open wide and it hurts to eat. Then my husband has an unknown heart condition where he has both tachacardia an bacacardia and it’s adding extra beats and skipping 12-16 beat per minute. He was unable to work for 7 wks and couldn’t draw any income and now his pulse is down to 90 they released him to work but only 7 hrs a wk!! We need help with EVERYTHING!!! Their biggest wants are things we couldn’t dream of purchasing even though I really want to be able to personally buy them gifts, but as long as they are happy because they are givers and precious and deserve these! My 6 yr old daughter really wants a furby and an easy bake ultimate oven and she is in desperate need of clothes in size 6/6x. My 4 yr old daughter really wants a bicycle but she wants one that has a baby doll carrier on it and she wants baby alive baby wanna walk and gymnastics Dora and needs size 4t pants! My son needs diapers and I want him to have a hit wheels track and a case for his cars! We also need your normal household items like toilet paper, detergent, soaps, shampoo, etc. His grandma is covering our electric bill until we get our taxes but I don’t know how long she can. If anyone can help in anyway it will be a HUGE blessing to us! I just want to keep the magic of Christmas alive for my babies and let them know that Santa does cone through and there will be more than dust bunnies under the tree!

cassidy December 15, 2012 at 5:18 pm

do you have an email address? i may have some stuff for your girls..

Amber December 15, 2012 at 6:02 pm

Princessamber18 AT hotmail DOT com
I also wanted to add my son needs size 7 W shoes and likes Mickey mouse. And I need size 2 pants from losing weight from my jaw being wired! And I do NOT mind hand me downs at all!!!

Amber December 15, 2012 at 6:24 pm

My Sis in law just bought the baby alive for my 4 yr old!! Thank God!!! But it’s a gift from them so I’m still needing thing to give them from us and Santa! My 4 yr old also loves lalaloopsy

Amber December 15, 2012 at 7:17 pm

and oh my goodness we could use some sort of gas card!!! with all these appoints fro us in all different counties and states we NEED gas!! (not to mention we are well over due for an oil change) so PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE ANY help will be greatly appreciated!!! I am helping many with donations where I live but no one around me has anything I am in need of and I want my angels to be happy on christmas morning!

Amber December 16, 2012 at 11:12 am

can anyone help with anything?

Lauren December 16, 2012 at 11:07 pm

Amber,
I’m about to email you so be on the lookout for one!

Amber December 17, 2012 at 9:39 pm

Thank you so much for what you have done and are doing! You have been a big blessing to my family!

Natalia December 15, 2012 at 4:24 pm

**In Need**

I really hate that it has to come down to this but I really appreciate this opportunity. I am 25 and am struggling financially. I moved to Virginia last April for a live in nanny job and got the news in June that they all of a sudden no longer needed me. I was given one week to move out and since I knew no one in Virginia, I packed up all my stuff and moved back to RI. As everyone knows, the economy is not the best right now and RI is especially hard. I spent all summer trying to find a job and applied to hundreds of positions. I finally accepted 2 part time jobs and am working so hard to try and make ends meet but my montly bills come out to more then what I make in a month. I am a month + behind on pretty much all of my bills which has really ruined my credit and honestly makes me break down thinking about how I am ruining my future. I am barely making rent every month and have had to push other bills back further just to not get evicted. I buy groceries about once every two weeks when I have some spare money and am only able to put $10-$15 in my gas tank at a time and pray every time it gets low that it can just last me until I get another $5 to put in it. My parents help out when they can but they are struggling too and they have my two siblings in elementary school to worry about and as a 25 year old adult, I don’t want to be an additional burden to them.

I honestly appreciate any help that anyone could give.

Amanda December 15, 2012 at 5:37 pm

Hey Natalia! I turn 25 in a week and about a year and a half ago was in a similar position with this awful economy (I am even a former nanny!). Thankfully this year I’m in a position to be able to help, so please email me at amredneb AT gmail DOT com and you can send me some info so that I can get you something you need.

Natalia December 16, 2012 at 6:46 pm

Hi Amanda,
I emailed you but I’m not sure it went thru.

My email is, nll142 AT hotmail DOT com

Marisa December 17, 2012 at 11:13 am

Hi Natalia! Please email me at marisa DOT anne DOT garcia1 AT gmail DOT com and let me know what I could send that would help the most! (Grocery gift cards, etc)

Jordan December 18, 2012 at 12:59 pm

natalia – i want to help. please send me an email and let me know what store you’d like a gift card to.

my email is jordanmarisasilverman at gmail dot com. im looking forward to talking with you!

Auri Anderson December 15, 2012 at 4:54 pm

***IN NEED***
This year has been a tough one for me and my little man. His father has been in and out of his life thus far and earlier this year he seemed to be making a valiant effort to do the right thing and get his stuff together so that he could be around to watch our son grow up. I though as long as he is making a true effort i would be willing to let him be around. Well right before thanksgiving that thought came back to slap me in the face (literally). My son’s father showed up un-announced at 6:30 in the morning; not sober, after a scramble through my house he eventually left. I was not harmed, and I am soooo very thankful that my son was not awake to witness this. As soon as I shut my front door a made a call to the police and within 10 minutes they were at my house to let me know that they had him in custody. He will now be serving a few years in prison. I know I did the right thing, but it makes my heart a little heavy to know that I made the choice to let him back into my son’s life. Now my heart breaks a little each time my three year old asks about his daddy.
Well when his father left, so did the child support that I had just started receiving. This makes it tight around here. And to make matters worse my car has had problem after problem, and buying a new one right now is just not foresee-able. I am not asking for anything specific and I know that there are so many families out there worse off than we are, but at this point any little bit will help. I am so blessed to have my son when so many recently lost their loving children. Thank you so much for all of you out there that are able to give a helping hand to all those in need. MERRY CHRISTMAS AND GOD BLESS.
Sincerely,
Auri Anderson
octobermommy48 AT gmail DOT COM

Son is size 4T-5T size 11T shoes

MODG December 15, 2012 at 8:57 pm

Hi Auri, maybe leaving some ideas would help some people to help you. Toys for your son? gift cards? clothes?

Auri Anderson December 15, 2012 at 9:43 pm

Food gift cards would make top of the list, and clothes. He has enough toys though so those willing to help with that can help other kids. We have a local walmart, frys, and safeway. Thank you again!

rachel December 15, 2012 at 10:00 pm

Im sending you an email. My family would love to help youre. Rekrull at hotmail dot com

auri December 15, 2012 at 10:26 pm

Thank you Rachel, I sent you an email.

kat December 17, 2012 at 4:59 pm

I would like to help. Please mail me your address and what food stores are near you. kat at livinglikethekings dot com

Angelica December 15, 2012 at 4:57 pm

**IN NEED**
Last year my daughter was fortunate enough to receive WANA help and it made her Xmas so much more fun because of it, even though, like everyone else, I’m embarrassed to admit we needed help. Now she’s 2-1/2 and we have a 3 month old and it’s a similar financial situation…except there’s a new baby. We are lucky to have another girl so the baby gets hand-me-downs, but my older daughter is about to max out of her 3T clothes. So that’s what we really need: 4T girls clothes, and hand-me-downs are the best thing ever.
We use WIC for food and both kids are on CHIP and Medicaid. Both my husband and I are working and just not making enough. I feel like we have enough presents that the girls will get from their grandparents so I want someone else to benefit from that kind of generosity. I just want to make sure my girls have clothes and food on the table. So the second thing we could use is a gift card for groceries.
I do my best to find deals and just not spend money, so I think we’ll slowly pull ourselves out of this, but I have learned that when it comes to my kids, I will ask for help. So thanks in advance, you kind, kind souls. ill.sleep.whem.theyre.grown AT gmail DOT com. My blog is http://illsleepwhentheyregrown.com if you want to read more about my girls.

MODG December 15, 2012 at 8:58 pm

Can anyone help Angelica with some kids clothes?

Jenn December 20, 2012 at 10:58 pm

I’d like to send Angelica (although I know her as Jell Jell) a little something. Can you tell me where to send it to? Thanks!

Caroline December 15, 2012 at 8:59 pm

Angelica,
I don’t have any clothes to send you, but I’m happy to contribute grocery gift cards. I will send you an email.

Angelica December 15, 2012 at 9:06 pm

That would be amazing! Thank you for this, really. I can’t thank you enough for helping us get through this rough patch.

Monica December 15, 2012 at 9:50 pm

I would love to send you a giftcard so that you can buy clothes for your girls. I will send you an email.

Angelica December 15, 2012 at 10:16 pm

That’s so thoughtful! I’ll look for it. You both are so wonderful.

Angelica December 16, 2012 at 12:12 am

I haven’t seen your email in my inbox – would you mind leaving a way to get ahold of you? Again, many thanks.

Beth December 16, 2012 at 10:16 am

Monica, I forwarded your gift onto Angelica. Please see message below.

Kade December 19, 2012 at 11:20 am

Hi Angelica, I sent you an email did you receive it? I have lots of clothes I can send you

Rebecca Nicole December 16, 2012 at 1:28 am

I’d like to help with some clothes. I’ll be e-mailing you shortly :)

Beth December 16, 2012 at 10:15 am

Hey guys – just wanted to point out that I believe Angelica included the wrong email address – there was a typo – an m instead of an n. I went ahead and created a gmail account with the correct email last night to make sure the responses didn’t get lost in cyber-space. I have fielded all of the messages for Angelica and I have forwarded all of them onto her. I will field any more responses that she receives at that email address, but please do send the rest of the responses directly to Angelica:

ill.sleep.wheN.theyre.grown [at] gmail DOT com.

But just incase any one misses this message – I emailed Angelica and she has all of the log in information for the account I made. So she will receive all of the responses at either email address, now.

Angelica December 16, 2012 at 9:29 pm

I wondered what happened! My daughter spilled a drink on my laptop last week so I’ve been using my phone to use the intertron…typo city. Thanks so much Beth! What a sweet gal. What did I do to deserve all this kindness? Thank you all, and thanks for making sure I actually got the help!

Monica December 17, 2012 at 10:15 am

Thanks for doing that Beth. Angelica – I did sort of wonder if there was an issue with the email but it was late and I was thinking! I will go in and re-email the gc but please don’t hesitate to let me know if you don’t receive it.

annie December 15, 2012 at 5:02 pm

**IN NEED**

I am fortunate enough to be able to say that I have never been in need until this year. I never imagined I’d be the “helpee” rather than the helper, yet here I am. My husband lost his job six months ago. We have a 1.5 year old and a newborn. We qualified for foodstamps, so we are not hungry by any means. We have had family help with the children’s Christmas gifts and we have had hand-me-downs for clothes for them. We are just trying to get by without going bankrupt before he finds a job. A year ago we had zero debt. We have now racked up an embarrassing amount of credit card debt. We are struggling to make the monthly payments. This summer we sold one of our cars to get enough money to pay our bills for a few months but that has since run out. We don’t live in a pedestrian-friendly city, so selling the other car isn’t an option right now. We are about to max out the credit cards and after that, I don’t know what we’ll do for things that the food stamps won’t pay for, like monthly bills, etc. We were going to cancel our cell phones but can’t afford the penalty fee for canceling. I have been given a huge dose of humility in the past year. I have never needed help before in my life, but I need it now. Anything would be appreciated. There are others that are much more in-need, I’m sure (like I said, we aren’t hungry) so I feel guilty even asking, but I don’t know where else to turn. Thank you and Merry Christmas!

anniehall711 at gmail dot com

Inna December 15, 2012 at 8:06 pm

Hi Annie. Is your newborn a boy or girl? If she’s a girl and in need of clothes, I have some I can send your way! Let me know! innabuschell AT gmail DOT com

jamie December 15, 2012 at 10:08 pm

Hi Annie – I can help out if your newborn is a boy! My son is four months old and has outgrown his Nb and three month clothes. Email me @ jmf3143 At hotmail DOT com

Jamie December 15, 2012 at 8:29 pm

Hi Annie, is your 1.5 year old a boy or girl? I have 2t girls clothes if you could use the hand me downs :)

annie December 15, 2012 at 10:57 pm

thank you both so much for your kindness! truthfully, we have already had so many hand me downs that we are all set for clothing and toys. we have been blessed with friends and family who have given clothes to us. as much as I appreciate your offers to send clothes, I wouldn’t feel right taking them when we have enough to get us by and others don’t. I hate to decline *any* help, because I feel like beggars can’t be choosers, but it also isn’t fair to take something that someone else might be desperate for. we are mostly struggling to pay our bills (we have already lost our home) and prescription costs for the kids (no major health issues, but both are on prevacid, which is pretty costly for us each month even with insurance. We had a plan through my husband’s job but are now on medicaid (the children are-h and I are not insured anymore) and medicaid won’t cover the prevacid. We are not able to cover our monthly bills (rent, utilities, medical bills, etc.) and are also not able to buy things like detergent, gas, and other basic things that food stamps will not work for. Thank you all again. The kindness of others is truly overwhelming.

harbormom December 16, 2012 at 9:37 pm

Would a Shell, Chevron or BP gas card help? Those are the petroleum companies in my area and I would like to send you a gas card…

harbormom December 16, 2012 at 9:38 pm

Or WalMart/Target card? For things like detergent or other basics that food stamps don’t cover?

annie December 16, 2012 at 11:16 pm

harbormom-
yes!! either would be immensely helpful! things like target/walmart cards are wonderful so we can get soap, shampoo, diapers, toothpaste, etc. just the things that the food stamps don’t cover. thank you so much! or the gas cards-either would be appreciated!

annie December 17, 2012 at 8:10 am

*harbormom*-What is your email so I can get in touch with you? Thank you!

Suzy December 15, 2012 at 5:05 pm

***In Need***
Like so many others, I really didn’t think I would be in this position. My husband and I are expecting our first child in February. For the past three years, my job has been our main source of income as he finished school and two months ago, the unthinkable happened – I was laid off. Luckily, I had enough in savings to get us through December with all of our bills but NO ONE is willing to hire someone 8 months pregnant although I am extremely qualified. We were blessed to receive many gifts from family at our baby shower but now we have reached the end of our savings and I’m getting increasingly worried as we get closer to February. We don’t need Christmas gifts, we have our health, each other, and a baby boy on the way! But we are struggling to pay bills, buy groceries, and finish buying what we need for the baby: mainly diapers (I’d really like to cloth diaper my son), breast pump, carrier, and probably other newborn must-haves that I am not thinking of at the moment!

Anything anyone could help with would be so appreciated. Even if i dont get a response, i just wanted to say Modg, you are amazing. And all of you women reaching out to help others is so beautiful and touching. Thank you! My email is skcongdon3 at gmail dot com.

Amanda December 15, 2012 at 5:18 pm

Hi Suzy! First, super huge congrats on your pregnancy and my prayer is for you and your husband to have a wonderful Christmas, to find a great new job and of course a healthy baby! I dont think anyone expects to be without and I’d love to help; please email me at aamandaelliott AT gmail DOT com and let me know what grocery stores are in your area and some of your biggest baby needs are! Merry Christmas to you and your growing family!

Annette December 15, 2012 at 5:46 pm

I could send you about 30 cloth diapers …they aren’t the best (there isn’t enough elastic in the legs so the leak a bit–not always…and it depends on your baby) but it would get you started. Email me if you’re interested: caravelloah at yahoo dot com

I can also make you cloth wipes to use…they are SUPER Easy to use if you are going to cloth diaper…and cheap…. we just wet them with warm water before using one and then wipe away. :)

Nellie T December 15, 2012 at 6:11 pm

Hi Suzy: I have nursing gear and some cloth diapers that I can send your way. I’ll email you with the details.

Suzy December 15, 2012 at 6:16 pm

Thank you so much for your kindness!

Lila December 15, 2012 at 6:39 pm

Hi Suzy,

This is a long shot, but would you happen to be in Virginia? I have a pack-n-play I could give you, it’s just too big to send, but I’d be willing to drive…I’m in SE VA. Having one to put my son in has been super helpful (he’s 5 months)…I never knew about pack-n-plays until I had a kid. The things you learn…anyway, good luck, either way!

Lila

Suzy December 15, 2012 at 9:29 pm

Thanks Lila but I’m in WI. Merry Christmas to you and your family!

Kim December 15, 2012 at 8:44 pm

Hi! I can help you out on the cloth diaper front. E-mail me at kimberly.ann.cochran AT gmail.com and let me know if you are having a boy, girl, or want things gender neutral.

Kristen S. December 15, 2012 at 10:17 pm

Suzy – email me, I may have a pump for you!! shortcake769 at yahoo dot com

Andrea December 16, 2012 at 2:42 am

Hi,
I have a few swaddle blankets and some newborn and 0-3 month boy clothes that we are finished using.
Let me know if you are interested, I will also send you an e-mail!
Andrea

Andrea December 16, 2012 at 2:55 am

Or you can email me at Andrea.C.Tropeano at gmail dot com

Kristian December 18, 2012 at 3:24 am

I’m emailing you now. I may have a breast pump with your name on it, Suzy!

rebecka December 15, 2012 at 5:06 pm

*in need*
Hi, well I am asking for help for my dad. He is close to 60 and wa injured at work. His back is ruined, he is completely disabled. My brother and I do what we can to support him but I lost my job 6 months ago. My dad needs clothes, a warm coat and food. I’m scared. He’s not well mentally either, he is severly depressed and I feel like he’s given up on life. If you could pray for him or send good vibes, I appreciate it so much. Irishbirdie AT gmail dot com

Nellie December 15, 2012 at 7:25 pm

Hi Rebecka–I’d like to help with a coat and gift card for food. I’ll email you.

Denise December 16, 2012 at 9:48 am

Emailing you about clothes for your dad.

Stephanie December 17, 2012 at 11:44 am

Rebecka, I have some pants and shirts in various sizes that my husband no longer wears, all in great shape, I’d like to send. If they are his size I’d love to send them!

aunt DOT phanie AT gmail DOT com.

Angel in Hiding December 15, 2012 at 5:19 pm

In Need
I am not asking for help for myself but for a friend of a friend whom I have never met, but whose story has touched me. she is about 25 years old and a few months ago lost her husband in a tragic accident. This was hard enough on her as it was, but 4 days after his passing she found out that she was pregnant with their first child. They had been trying for a couple years with no luck. Now she will not be able to share this happy news and experience with her husband in person. She seems to keep her head up well about the situation and thinks of it as having an angel to watch over their little one from above.
But without his income she had to move back home with her parents who were struggling themselves. as selfless as she is she helps them out as much as she can. I am asking that those out there that are able to help send her things that every newborn would need. Diapers, onsies, giftcards would help, or anything else you can think of.
I am choosing to remain anonymous since this is about her and her precious one about to join her.
I have her name and address and will give it to those who can help via email.
Thank you and God Bless!

angel_in_hiding2012 at yahoo dot com

gabrielle December 15, 2012 at 6:47 pm

Hi there, I’d love to help.

Email me at gabriellerobin AT yahoo dot com

runawaykiwi December 16, 2012 at 4:22 pm

Emailing you now

gabrielle December 17, 2012 at 11:14 am

Hey there.

I am not seeing your email in my inbox. Will you confirm what email it was coming from so I can search for it? If I can’t help your friend I’d like to offer my help to someone else.

Thanks!

Mary December 18, 2012 at 1:29 am

emailed you again but as a reply to the email you sent to me so hopefully you received it.

Amy January 31, 2013 at 12:57 pm

I found this blog today and am reading through and this post touched my heart. I am on my lunch break weeping for this young lady. Although it is past Christmas, I would like to reach out to you and find out if her needs were met and what I can do to help.

I will also email you. Look for an email from amy at gmail dot com.

Vanessa December 15, 2012 at 5:48 pm

**IN NEED**
Hi, my name is Vanessa and I was told about this by a friend. What an amazing thing to do!!! Here’s a little background about me: I’m a 33 year old single mom of 3, working full time at a breakfast restaurant while my kids are at school, then taking care of them solo for the rest of the time. I’m just squeaking by when it comes to our bills, but there’s just no way I’ll be able to give the kids a Christmas this year. My kids are: my son, 11; and my daughters 8 & 7 – If anyone would be willing to send along a giftcard (I think some stores even do electronic cards which is neat) so I can get them some winter clothes and a gift for under the ‘tree’. Please, feel free to email me at nessa.mooney AT live DOT com if you can help.

Lauren December 15, 2012 at 8:17 pm

Hi Vanessa – I’d love to help. I will email you.
Lauren

McKenzie December 15, 2012 at 9:32 pm

Hi Vanessa,
Please email me @ melissa.m.mckenzie@gmail.com.
I can order you things on Amazon and have them shipped to you.

tiffani December 15, 2012 at 6:20 pm

i am a recently single mother of five great kids. me and my husband were married for seven great yrs and one day he just never came home. he decided to moving with his older gf and take care of her and her four children. he hasn’t helped financially for the last three mths. he also hasn’t seen the children in that long. i have four daughters 4 mths, 4,6,,8 and a 9 yr old son. ll my kids were planned and are with the same man so please don’t judge i have always wanted a big family. but now i have tp special needs children which keeps me from working i have been looking for a job but no luck yet. we are one the verge of losing our home which we rent and my car no longer will start. i could use any help my children were already told Santa will probably not come this year but i don’t know how to explain why they don’t have winter clothes or coats. my kids are sizes girl 3/6 mths girl 4t clothes abduction size 9 shoe…girl 6x size 10 shoe girl 7/8 shoe size 13 and boy size 10 shoe 2. please help me i love mthmy kids more then life itself but its been really hard :,( i never expected to do this alone.

Nellie December 15, 2012 at 7:24 pm

Hi Tiffani–I’d like to help. Let’s connect over email: nellieelsbeth AT hotmail DOT com

Nicole December 15, 2012 at 8:48 pm

Hi Tiffani,

Please e-mail me at helperbear at yahoo dot com. I can help you get some warm clothes for your kiddos.

Sheri December 15, 2012 at 10:44 pm

I have a 25 dollar WalMart giftcard that I could send. It isn’t much but hopefully it helps with something. email me your address at tofutitan AT gmail dot com and its on its way :)

tiffani December 15, 2012 at 11:39 pm

my email is tifrymal224 at gmail i have an angel sending my kids coats any other help would be wonderful!!

tiffani December 17, 2012 at 1:22 pm

my children will be receiving coats and shoes from loving angels can anyone help with walmarts gift card for a Christmas dinner. I hate to still ask for more but I can’t afford to feed my kids as it is and i called their school but we missed the cut off date for food help.

Sara December 15, 2012 at 7:01 pm

**IN NEED** Hi everyone. I’m a young stay at home mom to an almost 2 year old (her birthday isn’t long after Christmas). I have health problems (mostly mental, some physical) that prevent me from working. My boyfriend (her father) works very hard to support us, but we barely make it. We don’t have any presents under the tree right now, but I was lucky enough to find a deal on a trike and was able to use an old gift card to get our little girl something special this year. But we don’t need things and I’m sure she will hardly remember this year. What we struggle most with is food. I’m an egg intolerant celibacy and it makes our grocery bill ridiculously high. I feel extremely guilty for putting this burden on my family.

I wasn’t going to write on here because I did last year and received some amazing packages that really changed my life at the time. It feels selfish to be asking again. But my pride is not as valuable as food on the table. I know God puts people together for a reason and it’s not my place to question why.

Thanks for reading this far and thank you MODG for doing such an incredible thing, again! I hope it’s as magical as it was last year and I hope it keeps going so I can one day be on the giving end!

smichelletanner at gmail dot com

Sara December 15, 2012 at 7:13 pm

sorry for being an asshole and having my email on there. That’s what I get for not waiting until I was at a computer :(

Sara December 15, 2012 at 8:15 pm

Also just realized it autocorrected to egg intolerant celibacy haha! It’s CELIAC not celibacy. I can’t have gluten, not sex. Oh boy, no one is going to respond to this haha

Maureen December 15, 2012 at 8:26 pm

Hi Sara,

I’d love to help – I’ll email you.

Maureen

Kay December 15, 2012 at 7:32 pm

**IN NEED**

Some background on myself: I am 23 years old, recently married to my wonderful 30 year old husband. We have a 5 year old daughter (from my previous relationship. Her birthday was just this back week), a 3 year old son (who technically isnt ours. He is my daughter’s half-brother but both their father, and his girlfriend gave us custody), and just found out I’m pregnant (due august 3).

My husband recently got laid off from his job main job (he still has a second part time job that brings in about $200 a week) which was our main source of income. My husband has been trying like crazy to get another job but hasn’t been having any luck. We’ve been struggling to buy groceries, clothes (mostly for the 5 year old, we’ve gotten a lot of hand-me-downs from my sister to help with our son), pay bills (just got an electric shut off notice :(), and havent been able to get anything for Christmas or my daughter’s birthday. I feel horrible having to ask, but some things are more important than pride. My family is in need. If anyone could help with giftcards, gifts, clothes, things for new babies, anything at all, it would be amazing.

Thank you so much, Modg, for doing this. It is an amazing gesture. And thank you to everyone who is so generous to help.

Cathy December 15, 2012 at 8:05 pm

Hi Kay,
Shoot me an e-mail, I’d love to send you a gift card to Target or Walmart.
catherineannbreen AT gmail dot com.

Zan December 15, 2012 at 8:29 pm

Kay, would love to help. Email me: zan023 AT hotmail DOT com

Jessica December 16, 2012 at 2:00 am

is the baby on the way a boy or a girl? i have a TON of girl clothes NB to 12 months email at bradylove823 AT gmail DOT com if you need them

Rachael December 16, 2012 at 12:36 pm

If the baby on the way is a boy, I can send some clothes after Christmas! I actually posted on her and have been helped already. I want to pass along some of the love with whatever I can!

Rachael December 16, 2012 at 12:36 pm

Duh forgot to leave my email for you, Kay! Please email me at ra_rejiester at hotmail dot com!

Kay December 16, 2012 at 4:37 pm

Jessica,

I tried to send you an email, but it said your e-mail address was invalid. Please e-mail me at khowland988 AT gmail DOT com

Thank you.

Kristian December 18, 2012 at 3:36 am

Kay, I have a 5 year old daughter who wears mostly 6/6x clothing. I haven’t gone through her closet lately, but I would be more than willing to look for some 5t clothes for your angel. If you’re interested, my email is kennisonk AT hotmail DOT com.

Lara December 15, 2012 at 8:27 pm

*IN NEED*. I don’t really want to ask, but I need help. Not a lot, but I just started working after being unemployed, and I won’t get a check before Christmas. My husband works, but the jobs are not always there, so some weeks he doesn’t bring anything home. We haven’t paid our rent yet, so his next check has to pay that. I have two boys, 8 and 6, and a little girl that will be two next month. She has plenty of clothes, but the boys really don’t have that much. They wind up wearing the same pants at least twice a week. My husband and I aren’t getting each other anything, we just want to be able to have a small Christmas, with some things for the kids under the tree. Anything would be a great boost, it’s hard with Christmas and a birthday so close together. Thank you to anyone who responds.

MODG December 15, 2012 at 9:00 pm

Can anyone help with boys clothes age 8 and 6 and any toys?

Juhy December 18, 2012 at 4:59 pm

Lara-I would love to help you. I can send you a gift card to a store near you. Send me an email with your address and what stores are near you. Juhyaurora at yahoo DOT com

Jamie December 15, 2012 at 9:05 pm

Lara, i have some size 6 and 8 hand me downs (pants and shirts) for your boys and I’d be happy to mail them to you. Send me an email with your address to Jamie dot Weingartner at gmail dot com. :)

Sara December 15, 2012 at 9:14 pm

Lara,
Let me know if you still need some boys clothes! Are they in size 6 and 8? And if you are still in need of some gifts for your children for under the tree. Send me an email at sarafarrellbaker AT gmail DOT com.

Debbie December 15, 2012 at 9:38 pm

Hi Lara! I’d like to offer some help. Please email me at debgohr AT mcavoyfamily DOT com.

Amanda December 16, 2012 at 1:33 am

Hi Lara, I have a ton of size 10 boys clothes. I know you need 6-8 but if you want a head start for when they grow I would be happy to send them to you!

Lara December 16, 2012 at 9:41 pm

Thank you Amanda. I’m not sure if I have the space to store much, buy if you have anything with super heroes or transformers on it, anything boyish, they would love that. My email is lnorman427 AT gmail DOT com.

Amanda December 17, 2012 at 12:24 am

I have some awesome transformers stuff! I will email you ;)

Ronna Sellers December 15, 2012 at 9:04 pm

**IN NEED**

My husband n I are disabled n taking care of our 2 yr old granddaughter. I have been waiting 3 yrs for SSI due to a tumor in my left hip that prevents me from working, my husband broke a vertebrae in his back 9 months ago while working, that prevents him from the same. the courts n our bad run is preventing us of having anything this Christmas. We are Lucky to have a place to live, but I would like my granddaughter to have a better Christmas than we are able to provide this particular year. I ask for your prayers on next yr being better n any help would be so appreciated.

Ronna Sellers December 15, 2012 at 9:05 pm

Forgot to add that my email is sellersrm AT yahoo DOT com
:)

Lesley December 16, 2012 at 12:36 am

I’m sending you an email and would like to help, if I can.

Lynet Witty December 15, 2012 at 9:54 pm

IN NEED. My two kids, husband and myself live off his teacher salary and this is our 6th month in a row to live paycheck to paycheck with ALWAYS a week of living off of our last $20. This is INSANE! I hate this economy, I can’t get a decent job and daycare is through the roof! Seems that life just keeps getting harder and I’m becoming more and more bitter. Reading through all the comments of people wanting to help really really has warmed my heart. I would LOVE to help a family. I would LOVE to give and give, but how can I when I am barely surviving here too? I just wanna punch something sometimes.
Anyway, my poor kids need mainly shoes, pants and shorts, they have sufficient tshirts. Their ages are 4 and 2. Their sizes are 4t and 3t and shoe size 6 and 8 — both boys. Any help would be SO so welcome.

Darlene December 15, 2012 at 10:05 pm

Are you in warm climate? I have some 3 and 4th shorts I could send your way, maybe some pants as well I will look tomorrow when its light out.

stephanie December 15, 2012 at 10:12 pm

Hi Lynet – what is your email? I’d love to help with some gift cards.

Lynet Witty December 16, 2012 at 7:47 pm

Stephanie, I am truly touched!!! !!!! Your sweet reply has made my holiday! My email is sanlynet AT gmail DOT com
Again, from the very VERY bottom of our hearts, thank you.

Lynet Witty December 16, 2012 at 7:48 pm

Darlene, yes, we live in South Texas (very warm climate). Thank you so much for thinking of us. My email is sanlynet AT gmail DOT com if you happen to have some.
Thank you from the bottom of our hearts <3 :D

Darlene December 17, 2012 at 4:31 pm

I emailed you!

rachel December 15, 2012 at 10:16 pm

Lynet send me an email. I also have 2 boys ages 4 and 2 (he’ll be 3 in a month) and i may be able to send you some clothes. Rekrull at hotmail dot com

TheHappyMamma December 15, 2012 at 10:33 pm

I believe I have some new shoes in those sizes, let me look tomorrow. I also have some pants and shorts I can send you. Could you please post your email so I can get these to you? :)

Lynet Witty December 16, 2012 at 7:46 pm

TheHappy Mamma OHH you just made my holiday! That would be so wonderful! My email is sanlynet AT gmail DOT com

Lynet Witty December 16, 2012 at 8:14 pm

Thank you Thank you Thank you a million times over, guys.

Sharon Bennett December 15, 2012 at 10:06 pm

IN NEED
I am not asking for help for myself but for a good friend. She has been out of work for over a year and has finally gotten a new job-starting after the New Year. She has two little ones – 2 year old twin girls – they are so cute!! I think I can manage food and a toy or two for the girls but I could use help getting some clothes for my friend. She has lost a lot of weight this year and needs clothes for her new job. She says the office isn’t too dressy – any gently used pants and tops would be good. She has to wear closed toe shoes with no high heels – but wedges would work. She wears about a size 6 in pants and a small or medium in tops. Maybe a necklace, a scarf or some pierced earrings would help – I know she sold all her jewelry at a consignment store. I know she would never ask for help for herself – everything goes to the little ones. Any help would be appreciated. infinity65 at junodotcom

Debbie December 15, 2012 at 10:25 pm

I was just about give a couple items that I don’t wear (some I have never worn) away to goodwill. I may even have a scarf or some jewelry too. I’m sending an email.

Whitney M December 16, 2012 at 11:10 am

Emailing you.

randie December 17, 2012 at 12:27 pm

I have a 35$ credit at the Loft- I would be happy to send it! Email me an address at randiepdx at gmail dot com

Kim December 15, 2012 at 10:14 pm

***IN NEED***
My daughter is a single mom through no fault of her own, so no judgement. She has one little boy, my only grandchild :) She is struggling to make ends meet. I help when I can but it is getting tougher and tougher in this economy for most out there. So I am asking that anyone who can help her out. Grocery gift cards, clothes 5T, shoes size 12T and maybe some presents for under the tree. She doesn’t know that I am doing this, so please just make her world by giving out of the kindness of your heart. Email me for her address. Merry Christmas to all.
kimkilgore59 AT yahoo DOT com

Michelle December 15, 2012 at 11:40 pm

Hi Kim, My family would love to help your daughter. Michelle

Michelle December 15, 2012 at 11:41 pm

Emailing you now

Sara December 15, 2012 at 10:31 pm

My name is Sara my daughter walkout on her three little girl a little less then a month ago. I have been trying my best to provide for these children but i only receive a small disability check and can’t not work. Im 57 and never imagined i would have to raise children again. If anyone can help please reach me at sarajayjohnson at aol.com. thank you and God bless hoping to find one angel to help give these girl a hope in life.

Mary Ruth December 16, 2012 at 7:22 am

Hi Sara,

I would love to help make Christmas special for your granddaughters. Please e-mail me their ages, clothing sizes and interests or a special gift you know they will love. I will do my best!

maryruthkester at gmail dot com

Jordan December 18, 2012 at 1:10 pm

sara – i want to help your granddaughters and you as well! please email me so i can send you all some gifts.

jordanmarisasilverman at gmail dot com. looking forward to speaking with you!

dana December 15, 2012 at 10:44 pm

**in need**
I really hate to ask but I am in need this year. I have two boys age 5 and 1.5 I could use some help getting them a thing or two for Christmas. I could use some socks for my littlte one and my oldest needs some too. If anyone could help with a gift I would appreciate it but I don’t expexpect it. My youngest loves team umizoomi, Jake the pirate, and bubble guppies. Ive been looking for a certain Geo toy from team umizoomi but I cant find it or the pirate ship from Jake the pirate that I know he’d like. My oldest is into lego ninjago and angry birds. But neither are on my budget. It is insane how much angry bird toys are especially since he wants some star wars set. If you could help id appreciate it but if not I know there are others that might need it more.. if you ch help please email me. I cant check this site often since it takes so long to load all the wonderful comments on my phone. My email is danaflood11 AT flail DOT com

dana December 15, 2012 at 10:45 pm

Gmail dot com. Sorry my phone wouldn’t let me edit

dana December 15, 2012 at 10:48 pm

I forgot to add grocery or gas giftcards would be a blessing.

Stephanie December 17, 2012 at 9:47 am

Hi Dana,
Look for an email from me!

Stephanie

Cyn December 17, 2012 at 10:06 am

Dana,

Emailing you now.

heartbroken December 15, 2012 at 11:04 pm

I am a single father of two of the most amaziwng kids. My son is 10 and my daughter is 3months old. After years of trying for another child we were blessed with our Angel she was born premature and her mother passed during childbirth. Thus will be the saddest Christmas ever. I lost my job after caring for my daughter that spend six weeks in the Nicu. she is home now and growing perfectly but due to living off our savings for the last three monthsi can’t afford to give them Christmas. Mydaughter won’t understand burt my son will on top of him losing his mother he will learn that Santa doesn’t always come someone please help. transmissionmantom at aol.com

Jessica December 16, 2012 at 2:08 am

do you need any baby girl clothes? i have so many i could help you with. let me know – bradylove823 AT sbcglobal DOT net

Samantha December 16, 2012 at 2:35 am

I would love to help you with gifts for your son. Please email me at samanthaswadish AT yahoo DOT com

Jenn December 16, 2012 at 11:45 am

I would also like to help with a gift for your son, emailing you now!

Jamie December 15, 2012 at 11:49 pm

*IN NEED*

I was fortunate enough to be a helper last year, and now this year I find myself in the unfortunate opposite position. :( 4 months ago my fiancee decided he did not want a family anymore and disappeared. He moved cross-country and abandoned our now 12 month old son. He took our savings and even the few dollars I had in my wallet. I wasn’t working, but was luckily enough to frantically land part-time work and move in with friends. My son had his birthday last week and got a little cake and a few hand-me-down gifts, which I am thankful I could provide, but I’m afraid he won’t have much of a Christmas. I spend more money than I make on childcare and our share of rent, and have virtually none left over. Most of all I would be so amazingly appreciative of means for food and diapers, but any little thing helps! My son will need 24 month clothes soon, as well.

I want to thank every single person here for helping anyone, even if it isn’t me. And a huge thank you to MODG. You are such an amazing person for hosting this at all, but especially in the midst of newborn days! Thank you, thank you, thank you all.

Shelley December 16, 2012 at 1:09 am

Hi Jamie, I’d love to send you some diapers & a Christmas present or so for your son. Please e-mail me at shelleybvail at gmail dot com.

Jessica December 16, 2012 at 2:10 am

would love to help out with essentials and a christmas gift as well. bradylove823 AT sbcglobal DOT net

Brenda December 16, 2012 at 12:02 am

***IN NEED***
It’s crazy how things can change so much in a year, last year we were the ones helpin others and this years we are in need. Ill try to keep this as short as possible. My husband lost his job working in the city and we were forced to move back to our home town making less than half of what we were last year. We are currently not even able to make it paycheck to paycheck. And along with that our youngest son had to be hospitalized for multiple seizures. I don’t like asking for help but I know we could really use it.
We could use size 4 diapers (any brand)
And any type of store gift cards to help with groceries.
We have two boys aged 4 and 2.
Thank y’all so much! And God bless!
Email: brybryk87@gmail.com

Daphne December 16, 2012 at 12:09 am

Hi Brenda,

I’d love to help – emailing you!

Jane December 16, 2012 at 12:15 am

**IN NEED**
A daughter of a good friend of mine works at a summer camp for inner-city and underprivileged kids from NYC. The campers come to the camp on scholarships. This year, the donors and agencies that provide the scholarships for the kids have to cut the number of scholarships they give out due to money they have spent on Hurricane Sandy relief in the NYC area. I have heard countless, amazing, stories of what this camp has done for many children. Without these scholarships the number of campers attending this summer will be cut by a third.
So, what the camp needs is just money. I know MODG said the best way to go about this is to ask for things, but there cannot be a camp without these scholarships. It may be a long shot, but I figured I would give it a try. This is a link to Emily’s donation page: http://www.crowdrise.com/CHGlobalChallenge/fundraiser/emilyturner1
Every little bit helps.

Additionally, if you have the means/desire to donate actual supplies to the camp as well, get in touch with Emily. eturner1225 at gmailDOTcom Or if you have any questions at all, I am sure she would be happy to answer.
THANK YOU ALL!! MODG power!

Jo December 16, 2012 at 12:36 am

***IN NEED***
Family of four living on one very small income..trying to make it till the next paycheck. We currently have $23 left after we pay bills every paycheck and its just not enough to get by. WE are in DESPERATE need of grocery gift cards and diapers. I have two young boys ages 1 & 4. Thank you you helping out!! You guys are all awesome!! Hopefully next year we will be the family helping!
jwarmel87 at gmail dot com

Jess December 16, 2012 at 1:03 am

Hi Jo!
I would love to help with a Target or Walmart gift card. Emailing you now!
jessjess7304 AT gmail DOT com

sydney December 16, 2012 at 5:05 pm

I have 12 bum genius cloth diapers that are one size fits all. I only used them a few weeks on my baby before switching to disposable. Would you be interested in those?

Jo December 16, 2012 at 5:17 pm

I would love to try them out! Thank you!!

Micah December 16, 2012 at 1:00 am

I received help last year from operation WANA from some AMAZING angels and unfortunately I am needing help again this year. 2012 has been a roller coaster for me and my babies. On January 3rd my then almost 7 month old daughter was diagnosed with Chronic Kidney Disease due to a birth defect in her kidneys that was not previously detected. She is now 18 months and in the advanced stages of Chronic Kidney Disease and will advance to end stage renal failure and require dialysis and renal transplant. At the beginning of the year her father and I were out of work and struggling but our luck turned around and he found a good job and I began graduate school. We also found out we were expected again in August. Unfortunately the good fortune did not last long. My daughter’s father was unable to accept the challenges that our daughter’s illness brought and left us a few months before I gave birth to our second daughter. To be honest he does not accept her illness at all. He is now living with another woman and her daughter and supporting them. I have not been able to afford an attorney for setting up child support and have had to seek state assistance in this and we still do not even have a court date. I receive occasional support from him but barely anything. I am supporting myself and my 18 month old daughter and my 4 month old daughter with student loans I get from graduate school. I have applied for dozens of jobs but I have not gotten any. The main issue is finding a job that will still allow me to make sure my 18 month old gets to all of her therapies and her doctor’s appointments. I did get a part time job at a local store but lost it after only a couple of weeks when I missed too much work because of my daughter’s hospitalizations. I hate to be asking for help again but at this point I do not know what else to do. To be honest it is only by the grace of God that we have a roof over our heads. Every single month lately I am pretty sure we are about to be evicted when somehow the rent is able to get paid. I have not been able to buy anything for Christmas. I am working hard on my Master’s degree and hope to be in a position to be able to help others very very soon!!
I really want to be able to give my daughter’s a good Christmas, they are 4 months and 18 months old. I would really like them to have a few gifts. I have plenty of clothes from my four month old left over from her sister but I am in need of some winter clothing and winter hats for my 18 month old. She wears a size 18-24 months. She also needs socks but does have shoes since she wears special orthotic shoes. I am also struggle to buy diapers each month with two in diapers so if anyone has some size 4 diapers that they are not using I would greatly appreciate it. Both of my girls are in size 4′s (my 4 month old is a hefty 19 lbs).
I hate so much to be needing help but any help that anyone could provide would be absolutely wonderful!!!
Thank you so so so so much MODG for doing this again!!!

Jenny December 16, 2012 at 1:33 am

Micah,
I want to help you. Please email me cornelius0516 AT aol DOT com. Is there a Wal-Mart or Target near you? I’m a nurse and I understand what you must be going through — at least from my experience with patients.
Sincerely,
Jenny

Micah December 16, 2012 at 1:56 am

I just emailed you. Thank you so much for your offer to help!!

Kristin December 16, 2012 at 2:26 am

Hi Micah,
We can help with some 18-24 months clothes and diapers! Email me at kswan1979 at aol dot com.

Morriah December 17, 2012 at 6:39 am

I can help. Coats, gently used toys, and diapers. Xoxo. Morriahdavis AT hotmail DOT com

Morriah December 18, 2012 at 4:21 pm

Diapers are on their way, along with some socks. I will mail the coat and some toys for under the Christmas tree tomorrow. xoxo!

Kristin December 18, 2012 at 6:44 pm

I have a brand new winter hat that should fit your 18 month old! Please email me if you’re interested and I will send it to you. kristinhebert624 AT hotmail DOT com

Micah December 16, 2012 at 1:09 am

**IN NEED**
I received help last year from operation WANA from some AMAZING angels and unfortunately I am needing help again this year. 2012 has been a roller coaster for me and my babies. On January 3rd my then almost 7 month old daughter was diagnosed with Chronic Kidney Disease due to a birth defect in her kidneys that was not previously detected. She is now 18 months and in the advanced stages of Chronic Kidney Disease and will advance to end stage renal failure and require dialysis and renal transplant. At the beginning of the year her father and I were out of work and struggling but our luck turned around and he found a good job and I began graduate school. We also found out we were expected again in August. Unfortunately the good fortune did not last long. My daughter’s father was unable to accept the challenges that our daughter’s illness brought and left us a few months before I gave birth to our second daughter. To be honest he does not accept her illness at all. He is now living with another woman and her daughter and supporting them. I have not been able to afford an attorney for setting up child support and have had to seek state assistance in this and we still do not even have a court date. I receive occasional support from him but barely anything. I am supporting myself and my 18 month old daughter and my 4 month old daughter with student loans I get from graduate school. I have applied for dozens of jobs but I have not gotten any. The main issue is finding a job that will still allow me to make sure my 18 month old gets to all of her therapies and her doctor’s appointments. I did get a part time job at a local store but lost it after only a couple of weeks when I missed too much work because of my daughter’s hospitalizations. I hate to be asking for help again but at this point I do not know what else to do. To be honest it is only by the grace of God that we have a roof over our heads. Every single month lately I am pretty sure we are about to be evicted when somehow the rent is able to get paid. I have not been able to buy anything for Christmas. I am working hard on my Master’s degree and hope to be in a position to be able to help others very very soon!!
I really want to be able to give my daughter’s a good Christmas, they are 4 months and 18 months old. I would really like them to have a few gifts. I have plenty of clothes from my four month old left over from her sister but I am in need of some winter clothing and winter hats for my 18 month old. She wears a size 18-24 months. She also needs socks but does have shoes since she wears special orthotic shoes. I am also struggle to buy diapers each month with two in diapers so if anyone has some size 4 diapers that they are not using I would greatly appreciate it. Both of my girls are in size 4′s (my 4 month old is a hefty 19 lbs).
I hate so much to be needing help but any help that anyone could provide would be absolutely wonderful!!!
Thank you so so so so much MODG for doing this again!!!

Please delete my previous post MODG, I left out **IN NEED**

Darlene December 16, 2012 at 1:19 am

I have a brand new in the box never been opened Sofie giraffe that maybe your 4 month old would like? I bought one and received another as a gift and have been meaning to take ours back since they are like $25 but haven’t yet and would love to send it to you if you think your daughter would use it.

Micah December 16, 2012 at 1:22 am

That would be wonderful Darlene! My 18 month old never had one of those but I always heard great things about them so I know she would love it. My email is micahannewoods AT gmail DOT com. Thank you so much!

Britt December 16, 2012 at 6:43 am

I have so many clothes & shoes I would like to send you. I will e-mail you. I have a big stack of size 24 mo – 2t clothes waiting to go to someone. Plus shoes. I don’t think I have any winter coats though so if someone else can send some winter coats your way, that would be great.

Darlene December 17, 2012 at 4:33 pm

Emailed you!

Amanda December 16, 2012 at 1:10 am

**IN NEED**

As many others have stated this is embarrassing to write. Hard to admit when you need help. I am writing for my son, he is 11. His biological dad took his own life this year. It has been so hard. We were never married, just high school sweethearts. I am married now, and gave a 15 month old little girl. Christmas is going to be so different this year, I am stressing myself out everyday making sure my son is ok. My husband is amazing and loves him like his own and my son knows that. Financially things are hard, we never got child support and my son didn’t qualify for a social security benefit because his dad never worked. His dad was a good man but was severely bipolar.

I am wanting something special for my son this Christmas. We have gotten him presents, his birthday was December 12 th so we split up the gifts. I know that people on here are crafty and unfortunately I am not. I have searched and searched esty and local shops where I live for something that would represent the memory of his dad, like a hang in there bear but not that because he would think it was cheesy. Someone from my work made him a ‘hug’ blanket after the death ( each stitch represents a hug and you wrap yourself in it when you need one ) he loved it. So I guess I am hoping for ideas or something along those lines. I just don’t want him to be sad anymore and it’s so hard.

Any ideas/items would help!

Thanks everyone!!!!

Sommerlee82 AT gmail DOT com

Amanda December 16, 2012 at 3:45 pm

I got an awesome email from Rebecca with great ideas that I can make for my son. I guess I am more needing creative people to hell me with ideas like that. Pinterest is my friend for sure but most memorial stuff I see anywhere really is more adult then I think I need. Any ideas help ;)

Cyn December 17, 2012 at 10:14 am

Does he have T-shirts or clothing items that remind him of his dad? They can always be sewn into a quilt.

There is also a website (https://www.daddydolls.com/) that is meant for deploying soldiers where you can get a stuffed toy that has a picture of you on it. I know that sounds cheesy, but if you have a picture of his dad, you could always get something like that made so he can still talk “to” his dad and give him hugs or even beat it up and throw it when he’s angry, as I imagine there will be some anger at some point.

I’m not sure if that helps, but just some ideas. So sorry for your son to go through this. Losing a parent at that age is incredibly difficult.

Amanda December 17, 2012 at 2:33 pm

Cyn, That is perfect.

We actually got ALL of his dads stuff when his apartment needed to be cleaned out. That was hard for me. So I do have teeshirts that I am sure James would like to see made into a blanket. What a great idea.

I have never heard of the daddydolls but I am looking into it for sure! I work for the Veterans Administration and I am going to pass that around to make sure everyone knows about that!

Rebecca, another really sweet lady, emailed me with ideas as well. Sometimes it really helps to have other people think outside the box to get your mind going. I have been so stressed and consumed with how my son is doing that I really feel like with these good ideas I can chill now and know there are a ton of options! Everytime I googled ‘memorial ornaments’ or something to that effect I got a lot of older, if you will, items or ideas that never seemed to work.

Thank you SO much!

Amanda December 16, 2012 at 1:31 am

**IN NEED**
I apologize if this post twice but I attempted a few minutes ago and it was rejected due to e-mail. We are a struggling family of three. My husband and I have a 20 month old daughter. To make a long story short, my husband lost his job during my last month of pregnancy. He was unemployed for six months. We are drowning, still reeling from this. He is employed now but with a less paying job. The debt we racked up on necessities (fuel, groceries, bills, etc) is killing us. I hate to ask for help but we could really use some. Just today while shopping, our daugher came across a doll and carried it throughout the store. It broke my heart to have to take it from her before we checked out. If we could have, we would have got it for her. There is no way we can get this doll. Or any gift for her for that matter. And it breaks me down. I would love for our daughter to have this doll, or something, anything, to unwrap. We would truly appreciate any help. Thank you so much for listening.

Lesley December 16, 2012 at 1:56 am

Is it a particular doll she wants or just any doll? We aren’t in the best financial position ourselves this year, but my 3 yo daughter has more dolls then any child needs. Most have barely been touched. I would love to help if we can. Please list or your email address or you can contact me at hoernela at yahoo dot com.

Amanda December 16, 2012 at 8:17 am

Lesley, I will email you now. Thank you so much.

Lesley December 16, 2012 at 2:43 pm

I didn’t get an email. Can you please try again? It sounds like the doll may be covered, but I could send some other stuff.

Jessica December 16, 2012 at 2:15 am

i would love to buy this doll for your daughter email me at bradylove823 AT sbcglobal DOT net

Jodie December 16, 2012 at 7:49 am

I have a 22 month old daughter who is in love with baby dolls. Can we buy your daughter some baby doll accessories or an additional baby doll? Please let me know. jodie DOT vonseggern AT gmail DOT com

Amanda December 16, 2012 at 8:16 am

Thank you Jodie. I will email you now.

Amanda December 16, 2012 at 8:15 am

Thank you so much Jessica. I will email you now.

lindsey December 30, 2012 at 4:36 pm

Please email me. Christmas is over but I have two precious girls and would love to send u something

lindsey December 30, 2012 at 5:01 pm

Lindseywright514 at gmail dot com

vivien December 16, 2012 at 1:50 am

IN NEED

Posting this not for me but for my little sister. Her and her husband are struggling to povide for themselves and their daughter. My husband and I have boughts clothes and presents so their girl e
Has Christmas presents this year but I know they are struggling putting food on the table. Any walmart or target or grocery cards would be so helpful for them. Please let Me know if you can help

God bless.

Natasha December 16, 2012 at 10:54 am

Vivien,
What’s your e-mail address?

vivien December 16, 2012 at 1:57 pm

Girlobidient AT gmail DOT com

Natasha December 16, 2012 at 3:24 pm

E-mailing you now

Nicole December 16, 2012 at 2:41 am

** IN NEED ** Last year I was able to help a family through this incredible time and I will still help as I see I can, but this is different. I am 24 years old and live 3,000 miles away from my INCREDIBLE mother. I moved for a job a couple years ago. Recently my mom filed for divorce from my step-dad (it was a long time coming and I am glad she finally had the gall to do so) and now times are tough for her. She works 4 part time jobs and saved up enough to file, now that he has counter-sued, she is fearful the next bill for her attorney will be very high. She is also having car troubles, still trying to keep up with family bills,my youngest sister is totally acting out, and still give us a Christmas (she has said it will be small, but I know she will spend every penny she can).

What I am asking for is help with sending her a package. I am getting a few things together for her. I know her Christmas morning will be bleak to say the least. She is trying to stay positive but everyday when I talk to her I can hear the sadness in her voice. I live paycheck to paycheck myself so I am not able to get her much. Any kinds of gift cards (starbucks, target, amazon, sephora) or knick-nack type stuff would be AWESOME. I put a trip home on my credit card but with work I just can not get out there until a bit after the holidays so I want to make sure she feels loved in my absence with the chaos surrounding her.

THANK YOU!!! brady (dot) nicole (dot) m (at) gmail (dot) com

Linnea December 16, 2012 at 9:08 am

Emailing you! Merry Christmas.

Rosie December 16, 2012 at 9:48 am

I have a Starbucks gift card I could pass along. I’m emailing now.

Your mom must stay strong! Merry Christmas!

runawaykiwi December 16, 2012 at 3:55 pm

I design necklaces and would love to send one for your Mum – emailing you now!

http://www.etsy.com/shop/Runawaykiwi

Erin December 17, 2012 at 7:30 pm

Hi gal, I’ve been reading these things all day and this is the one that just made me tear up. (they all do, but you know what I mean.) My mom was just laid off and her dog died in the same week. I live 3000 miles away, and my sister and brother-in-law are going to his family’s in NE for the holidays. She’s shouldering most of the work to care for her mother, who’s a handful, let me tell you, and she’s receiving very little help and support from her siblings. Christmas is looking sad for her.

Long story short, I’d love to be able to do something nice for another gal’s mom who’s struggling. Hopefully you can let her know that she’s caught the attention and admiration of people out there in the world and she can keep going. email me at jebhoward AT gmail DOT com

Linnea December 16, 2012 at 9:01 am

++In Need++

I came across this reading another blog that I love. Amazing Idea! I hope to help someone here. This post if for my mother. My Mom was placed on the heart transplant list last year. She cannot work due to her heart and my step father works very hard trying to keep them afloat as a truck driver. My mother also cares for my Autistic sister with lots of help from friends. My mother lives in Ky and I am in TX so getting to help her with little things like heart healthy food isn’t an option. I would love it if someone could bless my mom with some heart healthy food this year. She is often left with PBJ and things like Ramen, because moms make sure their families are okay before themselves, even if you need a new heart.

Because I have to work so much to keep my family afloat (I have a 12 year old and a 5 year old) I simply cant help her as much as I wish I could. I actually feel quite horrible about it. She is so sad this year ….. There is just a lot I wish I could change for her. If any one can help, even if you are a transplant survivor? Maybe you could give a note of encouragement? Tell her sometimes everything is okay and works out for the best? Thank you for your time, I hope everyone here has the merriest of Christmases, thank you!

Linnea December 16, 2012 at 9:02 am

linneacollins@rocketmail.com……oops forget that.

Jessica December 16, 2012 at 9:28 am

I’m emailing you now! I’d love to help!

Jenn in Tenn December 17, 2012 at 12:52 pm

Is there a Trader Joe’s nearby for her to shop? I have an unused GC that I could send her way if that’s an option for her! Let me know! jenniro 926 at hotmail dot com.

Mary Kay December 19, 2012 at 10:02 pm

My best friend is a healthy survivor of a heart transplant almost five years ago. We would love to help! You’re an amazing daughter, she is lucky to have you. Emailing you now….

Jordan December 16, 2012 at 9:54 am

**IN NEED**

I’ve gone back and forth and deleted my comment a few times, but here goes… My husband and I have two healthy, beautiful kids for which I am so grateful (out daughter will be 11 months and our son just turned two in September). I am currently unable to work due to the cost of child care for both babies negating my income almost entirely, and my husband is a full-time student working very hard to be able to support us solely one day. Unfortunately that leaves us swallowed up with student loan debt and with not much “extra” to live on. Luckily with some help from our families we have been able to scrape together a nice little Christmas for our kids, but my daughter’s birthday is fast-approaching and there are still a few things she needs that we couldn’t put under the Christmas tree. She’s quickly outgrowing her infant seat, and will be needing to upgrade soon. I know it’s a long shot, but if anyone lives near northern Virginia and has a spare carseat they’d like to get rid of… We’d be so grateful! We’ve been fortunate enough to have cousins supplying us with hand-me-downs, but the seasons don’t always match up as far as sizing goes and we’re finding ourselves lacking in winter clothes for her, as well. Right now she is in a size nine month, but with cloth diapers she can usually fit well into a 12.

Thank you so much in advance to anyone who can help, and thank you MODG for the opportunity you are giving so many of us!

Laura December 16, 2012 at 11:16 am

Hi Jordan, from my family to yours I would like to help. My e-mail shoppingmoma at gmail dot com.

The Other Jen December 16, 2012 at 2:39 pm

Jordan,

Please email me. I would like to help!

lortonj AT chrisman DOT k12 DOT il DOT us

Jordan December 16, 2012 at 9:25 pm

Jen, thank you so much for your response.. I am so overwhelmingly happy right now! I sent you an email :)

Jordan December 16, 2012 at 9:22 pm

Laura, I sent you an email… Thank you so so much for your response!!

Amber December 17, 2012 at 12:34 pm

Jordan, I am in the Northern Virginia area and have a lot of baby toys and gear that I was planning on donating. I would love to help you out if I can. Please let me know if you could use anything else: amber DOT bartell AT gmail DOT com.

Moni December 16, 2012 at 9:58 am

*in need*

I’ve been kind of awful to my family this year. I got in a fight with my stepdad and hurt a lot of feelings. I said I wanted to move out to live with my dad and I didn’t mean to make everyone so angry and sad with me. My mom lost her job this year and just started a new one so we don’t have a lot of money to go around. My mom has a thyroid problem and the doctor changes her medicine a lot. Her long, brown hair is falling out in clumps and she looks so tired and sad all the time. We had to have a plumber out because it messed up our drain and she just cries and cries about it. It cost a lot of money and my stepdad keeps saying we’ll be tight but we’ll be okay. Could anyone send me suggestions on how to help her? I would love to send her to get her hair cut so she can feel pretty again but I don’t have enough money to send her somewhere and she has spent a lot of time taking care of us and not so much time taking care of herself. thank you.

Moni December 16, 2012 at 9:58 am

my email is monkeydo 27 at gmail dot com

Nancy December 16, 2012 at 9:51 pm

Hi Moni,

I would love to help you and your family. My email is nancy dot hankel AT gmail dot com. I will email you to figure out how best to help you, your mom, and your whole family.

Rudy December 16, 2012 at 10:08 am

*in need*
I am writing here today because my brothers wife just told me about this website. She told me she just posted and got responses and thought of my daughter to. Well I am a single dad to a one year old girl. I dont know if this matters but my babys mother is not in our lives. I work two jobs and can barely make it one check to the next. I guess what I am saying is that I am unable to provide my daughter with a Christmas she deserves. I would love for my daughter to have some presents. I would love for her to have a good Christmas. Any help would be appreciated. Thank you all.

Nicole December 16, 2012 at 10:24 am

I would love to send some presents. E-mail me so I can get a better idea of age, things she likes, and where to send it. brady(dot)nicole(dot)m(at)gmail(dot)com

Erin December 16, 2012 at 10:48 am

Hi Rudy- I would love to help give your little girl a wonderful Christmas! Please email me at erinelizabethgrace AT gmail DOT com.

Rudy December 16, 2012 at 11:06 am

Thank you both Nicole and Erin. I will email you both. We thank you so much.

Rachael December 16, 2012 at 10:39 am

I am seriously crying right now. You guys have totally restored my faith in humanity. One person just sent me enough in Target gift cards that we can make this a truly amazing Christmas for our boy. All I wanted was a remote control dump truck! You guys are really amazing. I will definitely be paying this forward next year, when hopefully times will be much better. I don’t even know what to say. THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU MODG and all who are helping someone this holiday season. You are wonderful people and I love you!
Happy Holidays!

Help us December 16, 2012 at 11:08 am

Please help anyway you can. I lost my husband in a job related accident. I have a 16 yr old girl and a 8 year old girl of my own, on top of that I have custody of my 6 Mths old nice. We received help with clothes through our church for the younger kids but my 16 yr old has no clothes for school she is a size 9 pants medium tops and a 7 1/2 in shoes ( even hand me down are fine) we could also use laundry soap, toilet paper, diapers and wipes ( or gift cards to purchase items.) I hate asking for a hand out but its been a terrible year for us and though we can’t do toys for Christmas just having what we need and each other will be enough. Merry Christmas!

Britt December 16, 2012 at 11:19 am

What’s your email?

Help us December 16, 2012 at 11:51 am

floydholly11 at yahoo dot com

Britt December 16, 2012 at 12:37 pm

I figured I should post on here what I am sending you so other people can hopefully help with other stuff. I am sending you 5 pairs of jeans in every color in the rainbow and a few shirts. Unfortunately I don’t have any shoes to send you.

Help us December 16, 2012 at 1:23 pm

Thank you so much Britt if anyone else could help with m younger daughter and niece

Rye Rye December 17, 2012 at 3:54 am

I wear size 7 1/2 shoes and I’m sure I have a pair or more around here that I don’t wear anymore and are in great condition that your daughter might like. Emailing you now…

runawaykiwi December 16, 2012 at 4:03 pm

I don’t have anything useful that I can send, but I design necklaces and maybe your 16yr old would like one?

Emailing you now xx

Rye Rye December 17, 2012 at 12:55 pm

I emailed you last night about sending some shoes for your daughter but haven’t heard back. Email me if you are interested
rye__rye at hotmail dot com

Ellen December 17, 2012 at 1:51 pm

I would love to send you some diapers/wipes, email me and let me know what size and preferred brands.

Ellen December 17, 2012 at 1:51 pm

eewhitley AT gmail DOT COM

Ellen December 17, 2012 at 10:30 pm

Diapers and wipes on their way, should be there on Thursday.

Rye Rye December 17, 2012 at 2:23 pm

sending out shoes later today or tomorrow & just sent you a gift card too, hope this helps.
Happy Holidays!

Sahrariver December 17, 2012 at 4:46 pm

I just emailed you. If no one has stepped up yet I’d like to help with the soap, tp, diapers, and wipes. Let me know what size diapers and a mailing address. Also, let me know if you still need any particular clothes for the girls.

Anon December 16, 2012 at 11:09 am

Hi-I feel petty putting this when people’s kids need presents for the holidays, but I am on an extremely tight budget since I’m a student and I work full time. My boss has talked to me about my clothing–it’s old and ill-fitting. I really need nicer, work-appropriate clothes for the cold-weather months. It’s especially hard because Im tall and thin. I wear a size 0-2 long/tall pants and a size xs or s top. Thank you!

Ashley C December 16, 2012 at 12:10 pm

if you send me an email at demureprincess7(at)gmail(dot)com I have shirts I could send your way. I’m 5’1″ so unfortunately none of my pants would work :(

Erika December 16, 2012 at 12:38 pm

I’ve got a couple pairs of dress pants that should fit as well as some tops. My email is erm06002 at gmail DOT com. Let me know your adress, ill send them your way!

Jenn December 16, 2012 at 4:05 pm

I may have a few very lightly used things to send you, please email me at beckermo4 (at) gmail (dot) com. Thanks!

Sahrariver December 17, 2012 at 4:49 pm

Anon … I’m also tall and thin so I know how hard it is to find good fitting clothes. Send me your email and see what I can do to help. Please include your sizes again just in case I lose track of your post. sahrariver AT gmail

Anon December 16, 2012 at 11:14 am

** IN NEED:
Hi-I feel petty putting this when people’s kids need presents for the holidays, but I am on an extremely tight budget since I’m a student and I work full time. My boss has talked to me about my clothing–it’s old and ill-fitting. I really need nicer, work-appropriate clothes for the cold-weather months. It’s especially hard because Im tall and thin. I wear a size 0-2 long/tall pants and a size xs or s top. Thank you!

Megan December 16, 2012 at 12:23 pm

Hi Anon!

Can you email me at megan (dot) lame (at) gmail (dot) com? I work from home now so I may have some things.

Megan

Carly December 16, 2012 at 1:53 pm

What’s your email? I have gently used tops I could send you.

Carly December 16, 2012 at 1:57 pm

or email me: carlystamey at gmail dot com

Kristin December 17, 2012 at 2:07 pm

I’m also short so pants won’t work but I wear xs/s and would be glad to send you some tops/sweaters after I go through my closet. If you’d still like clothes, email me at kristintworek(at)gmail(dot)com

Ri December 16, 2012 at 12:04 pm

**IN NEED & WILLING TO TRADE**

My husband and I are expecting our first (a boy) in late February. While we are so excited to be parents, this was certainly a surprise for us. We both just finished our masters this month and my husband is struggling to find a teaching job for January. We’re about $90,000 in debt and currently have zero income. While our family is helping us out, they can only do so much. We would greatly appreciate anything “baby”. Right now all we have are some newborn/0-3 month clothes and a few pacifiers.

Also, we live somewhere that stays very warm and many of my winter clothes dont get put to much use. If anyone is in need of a coat, a few sweaters, and some scarves and gloves. (sizes small and medium) Please, please let me know!

Thank you MODG, this is a beautiful thing! xoxoxoxo

Samantha December 16, 2012 at 12:19 pm

Ri,
I’d love to help. I had twins on Nov. 2 ( a boy and a girl) and have lots of stuff I can send your way. Please email me your address. Samanthamartin19@gmail.com

Lila December 16, 2012 at 12:23 pm

Hi Ri,

I just finished grad school, my husband is still working on his MS, and we have a 5-month old. I know how much of a crunch that can be and would love to help you out by sending you some of my little guys’ gently used clothes! We have warm and cold weather items and I can sort out the appropriate ones for you! What is your email address?

Thanks!
Lila

Lila December 16, 2012 at 12:30 pm

Or just email me: lilaeverose (at) gmail (dot) com :D

Erika December 16, 2012 at 12:50 pm

Hi Ri!

We have a 2 year old that is almost ready to transition out of his crib. Where do you live?

Ri December 16, 2012 at 4:56 pm

We live in Texas :)

Ri December 16, 2012 at 5:20 pm

But as we have already received generous replies from two other people so I’d feel more comfortable if the crib is offered to someone else who needs it first. Thank you!!!!!

Annette December 16, 2012 at 10:52 pm

Ri–do you want a set of 30 cloth diapers to use? They aren’t the best brand..but they work well enough. Email me caravelloah at yahoo dot com. I also have boys baby clothes I can send you. :)

Vanessa December 17, 2012 at 10:42 am

Hello Ri – I have some newborn diapers and a few other items I would love to send. Can you please email me at vanessamrosenfeld AT gmail DOT com?

Danielle December 17, 2012 at 1:22 pm

Hi! I have some baby clothes, from size newborn to 6 months, that were either never used or lightly used by son who is now 8 months. I’d love to send you some stuff. Email me at dfsussan (at)gmail(dot)com.

anonymous December 16, 2012 at 12:12 pm

**In Need**

I hate, hate doing this :/
My husband and I have two children together, a 4 yr old, and a almost 2yr old. We have always lived pretty fair until a few months before my son came. Early last yr my husband who is our soul provider fell sick, he was in and out of the hospital for months trying to figure out what was wrong with him, in this amount of time he missed a huge amount of work, and racked the hospital bills up over $43,000. He’s doing better now and has been back at work, but we fell behind so much then that we haven’t been able to dig out of the hole. This year we had to close our savings account once it was drained, and sell anything we had of value (including any jewelry I had, my computer) and the topper was when our only vehicle blew up leaving us the only option of financing a new one. I planned this whole year to put money aside for Christmas, but I just never had any, as it is now were falling behind on bills. Anything would be extremely helpful. My children are in need of clothing, shoes and things as simple as sippy cups. Thank you!

Rachel December 16, 2012 at 12:37 pm

Email me at rac2283 at yahoo dot com. I would love to help you out!

Erika December 16, 2012 at 12:57 pm

Do you have boys or girls?

Anonymous December 16, 2012 at 12:59 pm

4yr old girl 20month old boy

Erika December 16, 2012 at 1:02 pm

Email me at erika.yani AT gmail DOT com. I have little girl shoes I can send your way!

Jenalee December 16, 2012 at 9:17 pm

Please email me at jenuhleeh AT HOTMAIL DOT COM and I can help with some boy clothes, maybe some toys, etc! Please remind me in the email what you are in need of since I have offered to help a few people and dont want to get things mixed up!

Jenalee December 18, 2012 at 8:59 pm

Hi, I didn’t get an email, did you send?? Jenuhleeh at hotmail dot com.

Stephanie December 20, 2012 at 10:11 pm

What is your email, I would love to help.

Emily December 16, 2012 at 12:25 pm

A friend told me about this and I am so glad that they did but I am barely able to provide for my daughter right now and she will have very little Christmas. I am a single mom with a 21 month old precious little girl and unfortunately I have now way to get her anything for Christmas. I had a really great job but unfortunately I lost it 3 weeks ago. It was a small business and the owner decided to relocate out of state only a week before closing. I hope to find another job soon. Right now I am struggling to pay bills and had to return what i had bought for my daughter for Christmas just to put food on the table. If anyone could help I would really appreciate walmart or target gift cards so I can be able to put food on the table for my little girl and myself and buy her something small for Christmas. I would appreciate any help at all. Thank you!!

Stacey December 16, 2012 at 1:30 pm

Emily,

Email me at fancycow AT hotmail DOT com. I would love to help!

Stacey

Steve December 23, 2012 at 3:50 pm

Hi Emily,

I may be a little late to provide help before Christmas, but I would still like to assist your family if I can. Please email me at stevesiegmund AT hotmail DOT com – Steve

lauren December 16, 2012 at 1:06 pm

**IN NEED**

My husband and I are in need of help this Christmas. We have a 1.5 year old and a newborn. My husband lost his job and has been trying to find something but hasn’t had much luck with the economy like it is. We had to move out of our house recently because we couldn’t pay the bills. We have friends who have given us hand me downs for the kids to have enough clothes, but we are struggling to pay the bills. We have maxed out our credit cards to buy things like diapers, toiletries, etc. We can’t pay our utility bills. We have thousands of dollars in medical bills. I have crohn’s and no insurance and my medication costs are through the roof. Any help would be so appreciated. Target or WalMart gift cards for things like diapers, toothpaste, and prescriptions, etc. Thank you so much!
laurenliz80 at gmail dot com

Emily D December 16, 2012 at 1:58 pm

Hi Lauren – I am not able to offer much but I would be happy to drop a giftcard in the mail to hopefully make things a little easier for you. Babies are expensive. If you still need help please email me (babydenehy2010@gmail.com) with your address.
Emily

Robyn December 17, 2012 at 3:45 pm

Hi Lauren! I’d like to help you out as I have Crohn’s too and know how expensive medications can be. Please reach out to me at robyn dot pearlstein at gmail dot com to get in touch! Thanks.

Amanda December 16, 2012 at 2:13 pm

NOT IN NEED

I have some gently used boy clothes, 6months to a year. Please email me at gatesae AT gmail.com if you are interested.

Thanks

Elizabeth Gonzalez December 16, 2012 at 2:16 pm

Hi! Went don’t have much either but I would live to help you out and send a couple gift cards! Please send me your address so I can get them out ASAP! elizabeth jane 77 at me dot com

Elizabeth

Angelisa December 16, 2012 at 3:16 pm

**IN NEED**
I’m not really sure how to start this. I try to do as much for my family as I can but things are really difficult for us. My husband is in school full time and I am currently a stay at home mom (looking for work). We have 2 girls; a 9 year old, and a 15 month old. We recently discovered our 9 year old has Aspergers, she is very smart and creative and loves helping with her baby sister. We have no income, but try to do as much for ourselves as we can. Any help is appreciated! I just think it’s wonderful that there are still people who truly just want to help. I hope that one day I can be on the giving end of such a beautiful operation! Thank you so much!

Meaghan and Adam December 16, 2012 at 6:04 pm

Hi Angelisa,

We would love to help your family out this christmas. Please email me at mkormondy-10 AT sandiego DOT edu – Looking forward to hearing from you.

Angelisa December 16, 2012 at 7:09 pm

Thank you so much Meaghan and Adam! I will be responding in email shortly! Thanks again!

Juhy December 18, 2012 at 5:18 pm

Angelisa-would love to help you. I can send you a gift card to a store near you. Send me an email with your address and what stores are near you. Juhyaurora at yahoo DOT com

Julia December 16, 2012 at 3:33 pm

*** IN NEED ***
***IN NEED***
Hi, I’m Julia. My Daddy was diagnosed with inoperable Stage 3 lung cancer on nov7. We are doing Chemo weekly & radiation daily for next 7 weeks. Our motor blew in the car last month & my brother gave me a car he bought for $1000 with his student loan money. Desperately need help with gas getting my Daddy back & forth to treatments. I’m not worried about me. My hubby & I haven’t been able to do Christmas in so many yrs we are used to it. But this may be the last Christmas we get with daddy & I’m scared & struggling. Daddy needs to drink Ensure plus or Boost plus to keep his weight up. We can’t afford them so any help with that’d be great. My sisters due in 3 mo A girl. She needs ANYTHING. You may not be using for a baby girl, even if its only a bib or onesie . We’ve got nothing. Since mama’s heart attack 2 yrs ago its been beyond hard. We are raising my niece & nephew so any clothing you want to pass down would be greatly appreciated. Boy age 3 shoe 8 size 3t-4t. Girl age 2 shoe 7 size 2t-3t. I took daddy & got his disability applied for & his job is still keeping him on insurance but that’s $198 week. And the food stamp office said they will try to get his case worked before Christmas. Still waiting… Any coupons you want to send for grocery shopping. Trying to squeeze everything I can out of a dime. I know there are a lot of us in bad shape this time of year but I believe in Angels, Miracles & a power greater than myself. If you’re the praying type, please do so for us. Love, Hugs & all MODG’s hippie jazz – Julia ( jbrtltt AT gmail DOT com)

Jess December 16, 2012 at 4:49 pm

I’d be happy to send you some Ensure for your dad! Please email me at gottrvlbug AT gmail DOT com

Julia December 16, 2012 at 8:39 pm

Thank you so much Jess! That would be such a blessing! I found three coupons for Boost but that stuff is very expensive. What little I can come up with wont last long. I will email you. Many, many thanks ~Julia

Melinda December 16, 2012 at 5:07 pm

Hi Julia,

My goodness honey, I completely understand your situation – 5 years ago, we got news that my dad’s cancer had spread to his lungs, we lost him right before Christmas. Its a hard thing to go through, driving your dad to chemo treatments, but its also an unimaginable gift to be able to be there for him – it truely is a time you’ll come to cherish.
I’d love to help out anyway I can – melindafredenburg AT hotmail DOT com

Julia December 16, 2012 at 8:42 pm

Thank you Melinda. Any help at all would be very much appreciated ~Julia

Tiffany December 18, 2012 at 10:06 am

Hi Julia! I lost my dad 3.5 years ago to lung cancer. I was also his taxi and care taker and we relied heavily on boost and ensure to keep his weight up. I want to help, as I have walked in your shoes and they are oh so hard!! Please e-mail me at houstons AT live DOT com. I will add you all to our prayer list as well! E-mail your needs and sizes as well…..I can’t figure out how to copy and paste on this thing! God bless you for taking care of your family!

Gracie December 16, 2012 at 4:24 pm

This is awesome. That is all.

Kortney December 16, 2012 at 5:06 pm

**IN NEED**

I cannot tell you how relieving this post is. There are no presents under our Christmas tree, nor are there toys or clothes in a closet awaiting wrapping. I’m not sure how we’ll be able to provide our 2 year old with any more than hugs and kisses for Christmas. I can’t tell you when the last time was that my husband and I actually went out on a date. My little man has few clothes that actually fit him and what he is wearing isn’t exactly winter-ready. My husband works full time at a youth treatment center, and I spend my time with my little man and helping everyone in our family I can with childcare, food, so on and so forth. We’ve never been good at asking for help ourselves. But realizing how near to Christmas we really are is hard today. Bills are chronically a month or two behind in this seemingly never-ending game of “it will be better next month” but it never is. Any kind of help would be amazing. Thank you so much.

rachel December 16, 2012 at 8:19 pm

Email me. I pry have some winter clothes i can send your little guy. Rekrull at hotmail dot com

Melissa December 16, 2012 at 8:48 pm

Hi Kortney,

Please email me at melandrich2007 at yahoo dot com. I don’t have much, but have two sons, ages 4 and 2, so I’m sure we might have some clothes or toys that your little one would like!

Melissa

Meg December 17, 2012 at 1:00 am

Kortney,

I’d love to send you a package. Will you email your address to meghanhavens AT gmail DOT com. What size clothing is your little guy?

Joely December 16, 2012 at 5:26 pm

****IN NEED****
This is for a very close friend.. Her little one has polycystic kidney disease and is on dialysis and waiting for a liver and kidney transplant. Her weekly doctor appts are two hours away and she had to quit her job to stay home to take care of all the meds. I would love to surprise her with gift cards for gas? Target or Walmart?
joelster87 at gmail dot com
Merry Christmas y’all!

harbormom December 16, 2012 at 10:10 pm

I’d like to provide a gas or Target/Walmart gift card. E-mail me connie at shawanderson dot com

Danielle December 17, 2012 at 1:01 pm

I would also like to send your something. Emailing you now…

Naomi December 17, 2012 at 12:14 pm

I would love to help with some gift cards. Email me at nomerstoo at gmail dot com.

Darlene N December 16, 2012 at 5:26 pm

IN NEED

Please help if you can. I am struggling to raise two grandchildren (8 yr old girl and 11yr old boy) after losing my son a few years ago. I have been doing ok, except for extra’s like gifts and snacks and paper supplies and stuff like that.
Now, an even worse event, my daughter got in an accident and totalled her car, after losing her job of 10 years. She is lucky to get out with only a broken arm She has a 20 month old boy. I have also been trying to help her and am now stressed to the max! How am I going to provide Christmas for my family??? My grandkids have been through so much, I would like to give them the world, but at this point anything would do.
IF there is anything anyone can help with, it would be greatlly appreciated and God bless you!
Trying to keep our spirits us.
email.darlene@yahoo.com
If anyone can help, it would be appreciated.

Merritt December 17, 2012 at 11:00 am

I am sending you an email- I had a ton of girls clothes-(sizes ranging from 8- 12) I would be happy to send them to you for your grand daughter- I even have some boys clothes as well.

Darlene N January 1, 2013 at 3:09 pm

Thank you Merritt for the Girls clothes that you sent my grandaughter. She Loves them!

BriAnn December 17, 2012 at 3:21 pm

Darlene – my family and I would like to help out! You’ll receive an email from me shortly! Merry Christmas!!

Best,
BriAnn

Darlene N December 17, 2012 at 8:58 pm

Thank you, Merritt and BriAnn. Your assistance is GREATly appreciated! I hope to someday” pay it forward”

As a note, my daughter with the broken arm and bruised body, decided to slip and twist her ankle ( which is now a Kankle) back to x-ray in the morning if its not better! At least she is keeping a sense of humor about it all.
God bless both of you for your help.

Marie Cody December 16, 2012 at 5:41 pm

This year has been so hard. My son has been going through testing for autism,sensory disorders and things of that nature. My husband lost his job at the beginning of the year and we were relying on side work to pay our bills. I have had back surgery and have a degenerative condition. I managed quite well until an accident where I was hit by a drunk driver. We finally got stable,my husband found work,my son making progress in therapy,then we come home from a dr appointment to find our home burglarized. My medicine,my sons,gone. Jewelry,money , games,old phones gone. Some of which had photos from my son as a newborn. This is the first year my son has been into Christmas. He will be three in April. I’ve always been the one that donates and volunteers so this isn’t easy. I just would like for him to have something to open Christmas morning. He could always use extra clothes. Or just being able to have a Christmas dinner. I so badly wanted this year to be special. My grandfather has cancer,this will probably be his last Christmas with us. Even if its something small,something used,I would appreciate it more than you know. He wears a 4t pants and shirt and size 11 shoe,he’s a big boy :) he loves action figures,pocoyo,star wars and coloring. You can email me at mariecody2010ATgmailDOTcom merry Christmas and God bless.

Mrs. Dubose December 16, 2012 at 6:06 pm

I can help with some coloring book and crayons for your son. I will email you.

Mrs. Dubose December 17, 2012 at 12:58 am

This woman is very sweet and grateful and just lovely to email. I was able to put together a package of coloring books, sticker books, and crayons for her son but I hope someone else can help with some of her other needs!

Becky December 17, 2012 at 9:33 am

I will send you an email. Would a Target giftcard help?

Marie Cody December 17, 2012 at 10:18 pm

Becky that would be perfect. Thank you!!!

Melissa December 16, 2012 at 5:45 pm

IN NEED
This year has been the biggest struggle of my life. A divorce, one year sober, and recovering from crippling depression. I started working after 18 months unemployed, and just spent every last dime moving into a home from my parents’ RV…I have two kids, a girl who’s 10 and my son who’s 4. They have clothes, just no toys or stocking stuffers. I’m a social worker, busy making sure all my patients have what they need for Christmas, and I incessantly worry about my little ones…they have been through so much, and mommy is doing all she can to make things right. God bless you all :)

Rosie December 16, 2012 at 6:07 pm

Melissa, I have a Walmart give card that I could pass along if you have a Walmart near by.

If it would help you, email me please: missrosie AT hotmail DOT com

Melissa December 16, 2012 at 6:25 pm

I just emailed you with tears in my eyes…so very grateful

Emily December 16, 2012 at 8:00 pm

Melissa, I would like to help you make your family’s Christmas wonderful. Email me at emily AT provost DOT org and tell me what would be helpful, stores near you for gift cards, etc.

MODG, pat yourself on the back, mama. This is one hell of a good deed.

Melissa December 16, 2012 at 9:01 pm

I just emailed you Emily…this is such a beautiful site with such beautiful people

Melissa E. December 17, 2012 at 12:36 pm

From one Melissa to another – I have been there! I am also divorced with a four year old little girl and have faced battles with depression as well. It’s easy to say, but I understand what you are going through. *hugs*

I see that a couple people have offered to help already. If you still need anything else, or would just like someone to chat with who’s walked in your shoes, I am always available!

meandthepeanut AT yahoo DOT com

Melissa December 17, 2012 at 7:13 pm

I’m in awe of the generosity of you women…such wonderful souls

Christina webber December 16, 2012 at 5:55 pm

***IN NEED***
Hi, I am a single mother of three, my oldest is a boy, age 16 , my daughter is age 11, and my youngest boy is age 10. My house was recently robbed by their father. He took all of their stuff, video game system, cameras, TV I mean there want much he didn’t take. I don’t get any help, and I have write a few bills. It’s hard to put food on the table let alone keep a roof over or heads. I’m swallowing my pride and asking for help for them. I have no Christmas presents for them, and don’t know what I’m going to do. My oldest would probably love video game system, our a gift card. My daughter loves clothes and video games, and my youngest would love anything video game related, our like a lap top computer, as his was stolen, and they need a computer for school work. I personally don’t want anything for Christmas, except for my kids to have something to open Christmas morning. If you could help, I would do appreciate it!!! Thank you, and merry Christmas!!!

-Christina Webber.

Christina webber December 16, 2012 at 9:41 pm

If anybody could help with a gift card of some sort so I could put it towards some kind of gift for the kids, that would be so awesome. They are really great kids that deserve the world, but don’t get much ever. Please can anybody help us??

Cyn December 17, 2012 at 10:24 am

email me at cynericson AT gmail DOT com

I’ll try to help as much as I can.

Christina December 17, 2012 at 4:16 pm

Thank you so much!!! I will be emailing you very soon!!!

cat December 18, 2012 at 2:16 pm

I can’t do anything like a video game system, video games or a laptop… but I could do a small gift card that you could put towards something for the kids. Is there a specific store you had in mind?

Christina webber December 18, 2012 at 7:11 pm

Hey cat, that would be so amazing if you could help with a gift card to Walmart our target. You can email me at christinawebber20 At gmail Dot Com

squirrelprancer December 16, 2012 at 6:04 pm

***TO GIVE*** I don’t have any real money(student loans) or kid stuff, as I have no mini humans of my own. I am fantastic with kids, CPR certified for infants, children, and adults. I live in the DC area- if you need a sitter or someone to just come over while you do laundry, take a nap, or watch housewives, I can entertain your nuggets. I don’t have a car cuz it’s not necessary, so keep that in mind. I’ll provide my email if anyone is interested. Also, I know we can arrange a sitter/mother’s helper in St. Louis if need be over the holidays.

Mrs. Dubose December 16, 2012 at 8:01 pm

This is really nice of you!

**In Need** December 16, 2012 at 6:10 pm

Hello, this is my first time posting on a forum like this, or asking for assistance in a public forum. My name is Kc, I am a single mother of 5 kiddos, ages 14, 12, 10, 10 and 8. My husband passed away unexpectedly in April of 2011 so it has been a rough year and a half or so battling depression and trying to maintain a good head on my shoulders. I am employed full time (with a company that I’ve been with for five years) and I go to school part time. Just like many of you that have posted here, I am also having a hard time making ends meet because I’ve had to cut some of my work hours to help care for my mother, who also lives with me. She is terminally ill with stage 5 metastatic breast cancer that has spread to her bones. Although I am able to cover my bills, we’ve had to let things go, like our vehicle. My children are in need of shoes, and warm clothing. I feel bad asking for help because I know there are families out there that are still faced with much worse. Last year Christmas was nonexistent because I was mentally unavailable due to my debilitating depression at that time, I’d just really hate for it to happen again. Any help would be greatly appreciated!

-Kc

Jessica December 16, 2012 at 8:54 pm

Hi Kc,

Email me: j_lemoncelli at yahoo dot com with some sizes and preferences for clothes and/or. I would love to help with some gifts.

Chelsey December 16, 2012 at 9:37 pm

KC email me at chelseykm @ gmail dot com. I’d like to help.

Kiki December 17, 2012 at 5:36 pm

KC – A little help from a Walmart gift card is on it’s way. You are clearly a strong and humble woman Keep faith in yourself.

K

Kc Long December 17, 2012 at 7:42 pm

This has truly been a blessing. Thank you ladies so so much!

Danielle December 16, 2012 at 6:15 pm

Hi everyone. I am mom to 6 year old twin girls. I am trying my best to provide this holiday but it is hard as one twin has been sick so much I got laid off from work. They love everything. Lalaloopsys are their favorite. Cheyenne who is a bright child with ADHD, sensory and possible autism loves Legos and trains as well as girly stuff, barbies and lalaloopsy. Madison loves arts and crafts and baby dolls. Anything would be wonderful to help us. We have to live a natural lifestyle with Cheyenne’s diagnosis and pay out of pocket for her services and diet so money has been tight. For anything specific or questions please feel free to email me dbrauch at me dot com. Thank you in advance and happy holidays.

IN NEED December 16, 2012 at 6:21 pm

Reposted can’t delete this one. Forgot to put in need. So sorry.

IN NEED December 16, 2012 at 6:16 pm

Hi everyone. I am mom to 6 year old twin girls. I am trying my best to provide this holiday but it is hard as one twin has been sick so much I got laid off from work. They love everything. Lalaloopsys are their favorite. Cheyenne who is a bright child with ADHD, sensory and possible autism loves Legos and trains as well as girly stuff, barbies and lalaloopsy. Madison loves arts and crafts and baby dolls. Anything would be wonderful to help us. We have to live a natural lifestyle with Cheyenne’s diagnosis and pay out of pocket for her services and diet so money has been tight. For anything specific or questions please feel free to email me dbrauch at me dot com. Thank you in advance and happy holidays.

IN NEED December 16, 2012 at 7:45 pm
stephanie December 16, 2012 at 9:55 pm

Danielle – I’d love to help. emailing you now. Merry Christmas.

Mia December 18, 2012 at 12:35 am

Shopping for the girls was a blast! Can’t wait to send the gifts your way!

Kaitlyn December 16, 2012 at 6:18 pm

**IN NEED** I have 3 small children,ages 5, 4, and 2. My husband and I have been Struggling to give ours a Christmas this year. In October my husband had to have surgery on his neck/ spine which resulted in his unemployment, our move to his parents and alot of stress. I am a full time student and stay at home mom, I have tried looking for employment but it is really difficult. My husband cant drive and bc of our move I have to drive my children to and from school. My oldest started kindergarten this year and I didnt want to change his school when he is doing so well and my daughter goes to pre-k from 9-1130 Monday through Friday. We have very little help when it comes to anything. My husbands parents help with the minimum they can and my father also but just like most, can only afford to do so much. We struggle coming up with necessities like diapers, wipes, shampoo and toothpaste, and with gas prices it is awful all the driving I have to in a day between the kids school, my school and doctors appointments.(my youngest is growth hormone deficeint, and his pituitary gland is under-developed, which affects him in many ways and we are always in and out of doctors for check-ups and testing and what have you). Anyways, this has been hard on me, even more so this Holiday season and hate that I am even doing this. I know Chistmas isnt about getting presents but to 3 small children who believe in Santa, Christmas comes no matter what and it breaks my heart. We would appreciate any help and hopefully I can pay it back by helping those who may need what we do not use any more. Thank you & Merry Christmas :0

Abby December 16, 2012 at 9:00 pm

Kaitlyn, I would like to help with toys for the kids. Send me an email at a DOT hollenbeck AT comcast DOT net with the interests of your three kiddos.

Jenalee December 16, 2012 at 9:03 pm

Kaitlyn,
Please email me the genders of the kids and what age they are, as well as your mailing info. I think I can help you out with some toys and possibly clothing if you are in need of that!

Kaitlyn December 17, 2012 at 10:22 am

email me at kceaston AT yahoo DOT com

Jen December 16, 2012 at 9:35 pm

I have an Amazon gift card that I can send you – it’s not much, but I’d like you to have it. Email me: jk0418 AT gmail DOT com

Lara December 16, 2012 at 10:02 pm

Kaitlyn, I’m so glad you’re getting help.

Kaitlyn December 17, 2012 at 9:40 am

Jenalee, thank you, thank you, thank you but you didnt leave an email address. You can email me at kceaston AT yahoo DOT COM

Kaitlyn December 17, 2012 at 9:52 am

emailed, I hope I got them right. Thank you ladies so very, very much!

Jenalee December 18, 2012 at 9:08 pm

Ugh! I’m so sorry! I just saw this and emailed!

Bree December 16, 2012 at 6:18 pm

****IN NEED****

This is actually a post for my brother. He has 2 children 8yr old daughter and 10yr old son. His wife left him and took all the presents they had bought for the kids, the washer, refrigerator (with ALL the food inside) and even the Christmas tree! I was able to find him one that a someone was upgrading, so he’s got a tree and the kids made their own ornaments for it. He recently started a new job a few months ago but is still in the probationary time period and is not making much money. He is a hard working man and wonderful father. So far the only thing under their tree is some handmade gifts made out of construction paper that the kids made. The little girl loves the outdoors, hunting, fishing, animals, but is also girly and has asked for big girl hair bows and an apron to wear when she helps her daddy cook. The little boy is very smart and loves board games, books and building big Lego projects and performing “magic tricks”. This breaks my heart bc they deserve so much, I’m helping how I can, but I’m a single mom myself trying to make ends meet with my 7yr old daughter and don’t have extra income to spare. Please, if you have an old washer or fridge in the Rapides/Grant Parish area of Louisiana this family sure could use it. Any gifts or gift cards for the kids would be very much appreciated. I can be reached at Angelbree84 AT aol DOT com. Thank you for helping my brother, he’s doing everything he can for his babies. Merry Christmas.

harbormom December 16, 2012 at 10:23 pm

I would like to provide a gift card to Target or Walmert. Please e-mail me at connie at shawanderson.com

The Other Jen December 16, 2012 at 10:26 pm

Bree,

I would like to help your brother’s daughter with some girly items. Perhaps someone knows more about boys (I have girls!).

Please email me at lortonj AT chrisman DOT k12 DOT il DOT us

*Jen*

melanie December 16, 2012 at 11:30 pm

emailed!

Bree December 17, 2012 at 6:31 pm

Thank you ladies! Emailed y’all! :)

Alicia December 18, 2012 at 6:43 pm

We have more Lego than we know what to with! If he doesn’t mind not getting a new set, I can send you a big box for creating! Email me adartshaw AT hotmail DOT com

Kc Long December 16, 2012 at 6:22 pm

**In Need**
Hello, this is my first time posting on a forum like this, or asking for assistance in a public forum. My name is Kc, I am a single mother of 5 kiddos, ages 14, 12, 10, 10 and 8. My husband passed away unexpectedly in April of 2011 so it has been a rough year and a half or so battling depression and trying to maintain a good head on my shoulders. I am employed full time (with a company that I’ve been with for five years) and I go to school part time. Just like many of you that have posted here, I am also having a hard time making ends meet because I’ve had to cut some of my work hours to help care for my mother, who also lives with me. She is terminally ill with stage 5 metastatic breast cancer that has spread to her bones. Although I am able to cover my bills, we’ve had to let things go, like our vehicle. My children are in need of shoes, and warm clothing. I feel bad asking for help because I know there are families out there that are still faced with much worse. Last year Christmas was nonexistent because I was mentally unavailable due to my debilitating depression at that time, I’d just really hate for it to happen again. Any help would be greatly appreciated!

melanie December 16, 2012 at 8:38 pm

Kc, what size clothes and shoes do your kids need and what gender?

Kc Long December 16, 2012 at 11:53 pm
Kc Long December 16, 2012 at 11:55 pm

I have four girls ages 14, 12, 10 and 10 and one boy, he is 8. My son wears boys size 10 in jeans and tops and size 4.5 shoes. My twins wear a size 12 in girls tops and bottoms, shoes size 5 and 5.5. My 14 year old wears a size 11 juniors tops and bottoms, size 9 shoe, and my 12 year old wears a size 14 juniors and size 6 shoes.

Any help at all is greatly appreciated, thank you!
-Kc

melanie December 17, 2012 at 4:01 pm

sending you an email, I may have some clothes and shoes in my closet that will fit your girls

IN NEED December 16, 2012 at 6:29 pm

I am saddened I have to post on here. I’ve tried so hard this year to provide for my daughters this holiday. They are 6 and 7. The youngest has chronic asthma and being evaluated for autism. She also has a lot of gut problems and has to be dairy, gluten, wheat, egg free which along with supplements is overwhelming. I have not bought one gift and don’t know where to begin. :(

IN NEED December 16, 2012 at 7:45 pm
Jen December 17, 2012 at 9:21 am

I am sending you an email.

Bridgette December 17, 2012 at 11:37 am

Hi,

I sent you an email!

Lilly December 16, 2012 at 6:52 pm

***IN NEED***
***IN NEED***

This is an amazing post!! While I wish I could be one of the angels providing the amazing help unfortunately I am in need right now too. My husband and I are overjoyed to be expected our first child, a baby girl, in February. We have always done pretty well but some preterm labor scares has put me on bed rest and left me unable to work. Even worse my husband was laid off from his job last month. We have been so lucky to receive hand me downs of almost everything our new baby will need but since we have no income and his unemployment has not gone though yet we are struggling to have food. I have been able to get some help from WIC but we have not been able to get food stamps since when looking at our income from the past two months it shows my husband had some income even though he does not anymore. My husband does not mind eating a less but we are concerned about me not being able to eat well and the health of our unborn baby. If anyone could find it in their heart to help us with a little bit of food for Christmas I would be so grateful!

Lilly December 16, 2012 at 6:53 pm
Ashley December 16, 2012 at 7:34 pm

I’m emailing right now!

Lilly December 16, 2012 at 9:13 pm

Thank you so much!!

Sarah December 16, 2012 at 8:53 pm

Lilly,
I’ve got a couple of restaurant gift cards I’ll send your way. Not the healthiest food for a preggo but something to at least fill your stomach. I’ll email you.

Lilly December 16, 2012 at 9:13 pm

Thank you so much!!!

In Need... December 16, 2012 at 6:59 pm

**IN Need**
We are a family of Five 3 kids ages 9 boy/7/girl/5boy we are asking for any help to make their Christmas a great one we have had a rough year with moving and me being unemployed so it’s so tough right now with the bills behind I hate to ask for any help but being so tight right now it breaks my heart I have been selling whatever we have to pay some bills but then we get electric bill for 700 and it makes me stress out!!! Please help us just bring a smile to their faces and some food in the house …
God Bless

In Need... December 16, 2012 at 7:31 pm
Flor December 17, 2012 at 3:12 am

I left out my name and maybe some Ideas like gift cards to Walmart/kohls / albertson food or anything that is helpful Please anybody that can help my family…

Mrs. Dubose December 17, 2012 at 5:13 pm

Does your town do free energy audits? That $700 electric bill is a budget killer. I have a 4 bedroom two story house and three kids and our electric bill is like $120 a month. I wonder if you can call and get some assistance with that, through your county or town. I hope someone comes along who can help you with some of your needs.

Amber December 16, 2012 at 8:17 pm

**IN NEED** I feel like my post was lost so I’m trying again since one replied but haven’t heard anything back from her. We have no money due to major health issues and being unable to work much and are behind on bills. I do NOT mind anything used! I have been donating to everyone I can in my area but no one can help me. We have 3 kids; a 6 yr old girl, a 4 yr old girl, and a 20 month old son. My oldest has only asked for a furby and easy bake ultimate oven and is in a big need of soze 6/6x clothes and size 13 shoes. My middle has only asked for a bicycle since she has never had on but really wants one with a doll carrier and the gymnastics dora but is also in love with lalaloopsy and in need of panties, socks, size 4t pants, and size 9 shoes. My son really loves cars and tools and I want him to have a hot wheels track and case and he needs size 7w shoes and size 4 diapers but has to have huggies or pampers due to a chemical allerys from the gel in the other brands. I have coupons for tour r us so gift cards there would help a lot. Also ANY household items and toiletries. And I am in need of size 2 pants. I can sometimes get discounts at Walmart. But please any help for my kids so they don’t wonder why Santa didn’t come or bring the only things they asked for would be a huge blessing! Thank you in advanced! princessamber18 at hotmail dot com

Arimomma December 16, 2012 at 10:12 pm

Hi Amber, I’d like to help with some toys. Emailing you!

Amber December 16, 2012 at 10:41 pm

Oh my goodness! This is a prayer answered!! Thank you! Now I have faith my kids will have presents!!

Lesley December 16, 2012 at 11:58 pm

This is just a little thing, but I have an new pack of Hello Kitty 4T panties we don’t need and I would love to stick in the mail to you. I’ll email you.

Amber December 17, 2012 at 2:09 am

Thank you!! Yes please on the panties and I received both your emails and will reply as soon as I can!

Amber December 17, 2012 at 2:55 am

I’m sorry I have not received an email from you yet but yes in the panties PLEASE :)

Amber December 17, 2012 at 6:40 pm

Can anyone help with a gas card or juniors size 2 pants? We are a family of 5 and 4 of us are having to see drs in different cities states and counties over bad medical problems! and it’s a struggle to get everyone the care they need while we are struggling with finances an having gas to get to needed places and I only own 2 pair of pants

Scarlett December 18, 2012 at 5:09 pm

STILL NEEDED! pants and gas card! and also if anyone has an extra GPS they dont need or use, I would love to have it as a gift for me and hubbs for christmas!

Danielle December 16, 2012 at 8:28 pm

In Need!!!

I am a proud aunt/momma of two girls. It’s been a long road since I’ve received custody 4 years ago. We have always done well for ourselves and have always had the money to help others during these season. This year is different. Alot has changed. They are very happy girls but I’ve been laid off work and now working as needed for a company has made it unbearable. I have not bought a gift yet. It was hard enough for their birthday this dec 2. One has alot of appts and therapy and services that we go to and always hope ill have the gas to get there o the money to pay for the appt (ins doesn’t cover these appts). Her sister and I also require a special diet for celiac and that alone hurts our budget. I have bent over backwards for these girls and love them as they are my children as I have birth to them as I would do anything for them. They were only a year when they came to live with me and they do not know any different and are obsessed with Santa as Santa has always been good to them. They will be crushed this year to find nothing under the tree and I do not know what to do. :( I was really hoping I would be able to help others on this blog again like we did last year.

Thank you so much in advance and god bless.

Daniellebrauch6@gmail.com

stephanie December 16, 2012 at 10:02 pm

Danielle – are you the same Danielle from a few posts up with the email of Dbrauch@me.com? If so, I just emailed your me.com address.

Krista December 16, 2012 at 8:33 pm

***IN NEED*** I am nominating my parents. They have a small business and the economy has hit them hard. My mom has started sewing baby booties and bibs to sell at different craft fairs to try to produce more cash flow. They are trying to sell their house as well. They are hard workers and it is hard to see this happen to them. My husband and I try to help, but we have our own young family of our own. They helped me for so long, I would love to be able to give back a little more. Please email me, kjn417 AT yahoo dot com.

Leslie December 16, 2012 at 9:05 pm

I’d like to help, Krista. I can send some GCs for your parents. I’ll email you – mine is LCarroll819 at gmail dot com

John December 16, 2012 at 9:47 pm

I lost my job, my car , my home and Im doing my best to keep everything else together . Its my daughters first Christmas but Santa will not be coming. I am thankful for my sisterr who has taken us in and to our family and friends for the wonderful gently used clothing coats and shoes but the magic of Christmas is missin . If anyone can help out with a gift card to provide a Christmas dinner and maybe one educational toy for my little girl. She loves Bubble Puppies. Any help may brighten up our holidays. johnmueller87 at yahoo dot com

Jennifer December 16, 2012 at 11:22 pm

Hi John,
Would love to help you out with a gift card for food and gifts for your daughter. I’ll email you for logistics. Merry Christmas!

Jamie B. December 16, 2012 at 10:34 pm

Forgot to say “IN NEED” at the beginning of my comment above ^^^^

Mary December 16, 2012 at 10:51 pm

***IN NEED***
A girl I have never met is in need. She lost her husband in an accident and just four days later she found out that she was carrying their first child. They had tried for years with no luck, and now she will never be able to share this experience with him in person. She is staying as positive about it as she can, but beings as he was their main source of income she had to move back in with her parents. She is having a little boy very soon and needs help with some of the essentials. Diapers and such, but gift cards to target, grocery stores, or even little boy clothes would be such a blessing. I posted this before, but only received one reply so I am trying again. Would any of you kind people out there please help this girl out? Please email me for her name and address.
angel_in_hiding2012@yahoo.com

Lila December 17, 2012 at 12:22 am

Hi Mary,

Is the woman in need in a cool climate? I have lots of warm winter clothes for 0-3 month old boys. Let me know – contact me at lilaeverose (at) gmail (dot) com.

Thanks,
Lila

Jenalee December 18, 2012 at 9:11 pm

I would love to help! Please email me at jenuhleeh at hotmail dot com amd let me know her needs and mailing address. I have boy clothes for sure!

Kade December 20, 2012 at 12:23 am

I had sent an email to the above email address before but didn’t get an answer, are the emails getting through? Would love to help

Mary December 21, 2012 at 7:05 pm

Janelee and Kade didnt get emails from either I will email you both in a few minutes. These arent for christmas so no rush on shipping anything.

Mary December 21, 2012 at 7:15 pm

Kade… I have no email address for you. If you can give it I will send you an email with her information :)

Jamie B. December 16, 2012 at 10:52 pm

**IN NEED**

Hello to all you Santa’s helpers, angels, and lovely
benefactors,

I need help getting winter/snow clothes and boots for my three adorable girls (4, 2, 10 months) and again more help to make a magical Christmas happen for my family.
My husband is pushing himself through school as fast and furiously as he can and I’m a full time SAHM/Etsy shop owner.
I don’t feel good about just taking without reciprocating so I’m hoping to trade your help for my services/items. Please email me and I will send you the link to my shop.
I make super cute woodland animals that can be ornaments, necklaces, pins, clips, etc. I also make unicorn/narwhal horns, plushies (whatever you like) and Wee Wonderful dolls.
My email is: spontaneousday@gmail.com.
Thank you so very much for your consideration!
And thank you to MODG for using her blog in such a wonderful, giving manner!
Merry Christmas!

Danielle December 16, 2012 at 11:25 pm

What size is your 4 year old? I may have a winter coat, snow pants and clothes?

Jamie B. December 17, 2012 at 12:11 am

Thank you! She is a size 5. :D

Danielle December 17, 2012 at 8:01 am

Ok. I will look. And email uou

Sara December 17, 2012 at 12:20 am

I may have some things for your 10 month old, depending on what size she wears.

Jamie B. December 17, 2012 at 12:46 am

Thank you! She is in a 12 months or 18 months size. Both work fine.

Sara December 17, 2012 at 12:49 am

Hmm… my 15 month old is just now in 12 months but let me see what I have. Will email you.

Sahrariver December 17, 2012 at 4:37 pm

Jamie … I just emailed you. I’d like to fill in the gaps should you still need any winter clothes/boots.

Trish December 16, 2012 at 11:43 pm

*****IN NEED*****
It breaks my heart to have to do this and be in the position to need help but I know that’s what these things are for. Me and my husband just found out we are adding another little one to the family. We already have two little boys ages 4 & 20 months and had finally gotten out of the baby stage. We got rid of everything as we thought we were done having kids. We already struggle to buy groceries and diapers as of now. I would greatly appreciate any baby items or maternity clothes y’all have to offer. I usually wear a small/medium. I plan to breast feed and we do not know the gender yet. Thank you very much.
tnttucker13 at gmail dot com

Sara December 17, 2012 at 12:18 am

Could you use some milk freezer bags?

Shauna nolan December 17, 2012 at 12:51 am

Emailing you now :)

Katie December 17, 2012 at 1:55 am

Emailing you now!

Lisa December 16, 2012 at 11:51 pm

**IN NEED**

My husband, 4 year old son, and 1 year old girl have been drained financially and emotionally by the hardships of this year. My husband, always hard-working, has been in-employed or under-employed for most of the year. I’ve faced some frightening neurological diagnoses, the long-term outcome of which I’m still waiting to find out. Due to our mounting costs and diminishing financial resources, our only option was to move in with my parents, who are challenging people to say the least. My family of four has been crammed into one tiny bedroom, with most of what we own in storage. We never expected this situation to last this long. We’re accustomed to taking care of ourselves.

My 1 year old won’t notice that she’s missing out on presents, but what I do need for her is a new extended RF car seat, as she is almost too long for her infant seat. My son is covered, since we received some nice hand me down toys to give him. We have medical bills to pay, too. I feel tacky asking for money, but I’m trying to put my pride aside and ask the universe for what we need. Perhaps gas cards or grocery cards would be useful, as we could put the money we normally spend on gas and food towards my medical bills.

Thank you to all who read this.
Limide123 (at) gmail (dot) com

Lisa December 17, 2012 at 9:09 am

I can help with the car seat. E-mailing you now.

Amy @ drivethirtythree December 17, 2012 at 9:14 am

emailing you now

Amber December 17, 2012 at 12:31 am

****IN NEED****

Hi guys, I’m posting this on behalf of one of my good girlfriends. She’s had a really tough year. She’s just gotten out of a destructive realationship and is trying to land on her feet for her and her 2 year old son. She’s works very hard and still has trouble making ends meet. She is behind on bills and isn’t sure if she will be able to give her son the Christmas he deserves. If anybody could help me help her it would be so amazing. I’m not in the best position to help myself. Any gift cards would be so helpful. Her son Nic loves to color a draw and Loves Yo Gabba Gabba
Thank you to all with your giant hearts.
amentrup AT yahoo DOT com

Megan December 17, 2012 at 7:32 am

Hi! I would love to help! E-mail heading your way!

Erin December 17, 2012 at 8:58 am

I would love to send a few coloring books and Christmas treats to Nic! Emailing you :)

Rimmie December 17, 2012 at 4:28 am

**IN NEED**

First let me say Happy Holidays to all! My back story is my ex-husband and I reconnected this year after a year apart. Things went well at first, then, in June he was hurt at work. We were living together by this point (we do not have kids. My body doesn’t work correctly so we instead have furry kids, 3 lovely doggies and 2 cats that keep us busy). Anyways, my fiance had to take 6 months off work while he had surgery to fix his blown disc in his lower back. Workman’s comp was our only source of income as I can’t work right now due to depression and fibro. The checks netted us some money, but not a lot. He went back to work 2 days before Thanksgiving and they way his pay works, we won’t get a check to January, which will be small due to an accounting error on their end. We went to the doctor Friday and he was released with a 50 lb max lifting restriction. We are worried. His job says he cannot come back with any stipulations. I’m not trying to make this sound like a sob story and I hope it doesn’t come off that way. Yeah, we have bills and it’s been rough. My parents help, but they too have money problems as they own their own small business. To sum up, my in need is simply to ask you kind souls for thoughts, prayers, good juju sent our way anything along those lines that we make it through all this. Thank you for reading this and any good thoughts, prayers, etc. sent our way. I hope each and every one of you has an amazing holiday.

MODG December 17, 2012 at 11:10 am

Rimmie,
Can we help in any specific way? Grocery gift cards, anything? Can anyone offer help to Rimmie?

Rimmie December 17, 2012 at 1:07 pm

Honestly, I hate to ask for anything at this time of year. I know people have their own families to take care of. My e-mail is Rimmiehunter at sbcglobal dot net if anyone has inspiring things to send or say. This truly was a great thing to do MODG. To you and everyone else that helps, I hope you get repaid in blessings tenfold. I cannot thank you enough. You rock!

Janet December 18, 2012 at 11:49 am

Hi Rimmie! I’ll send you an email, I’d love to mail you a cash gift card so you can get groceries or whatnot. You can also contact me at janetmcowan at hotmail dot com.

Kasey December 17, 2012 at 11:47 am

Rimmie – I’m absolutely sending all kind of positive thoughts and juju your way. Drop me a line if you need someone to talk to, or maybe I could send something to help with the puppies and kitties if you don’t want anything for yourselves? Take care- kasey19062 at aol com

Marie Cody December 17, 2012 at 5:06 am

********** in need**********
I posted earlier about my son who will be three in April. He is special needs We were really hoping to be able to get him the things he uses in therapy and such for our hole this year. With my husband being laid off,the home being robbed and then literally every penny we had to our name stolen with my wallet Friday evening I can not do that. I am devastated. I wanted so badly for this to be special. My grandfather who my son absolutely adores has cancer,this will probably be his last Christmas. My husband works hard for what we do have and I always give back to the community. As a victim of domestic violence nothing makes me happier than going to women’s or pregnancy crisis centers,hand in hand with my husband and son and giving these ladies and children hope. Showing them that it can and will get better. I always sponsor a family for holiday dinners etc. I am hopeless myself right now. I am looking at the tree with nothing under it,and I am just so upset. If I had the gas $ to drive to the pawn shop I had every intentions of pawning anything and everything that was worth money. I keep telling myself god never gives us more than we can handle and that he will provide. I keep saying it but I am losing hope. I did get an email from an absolute angel that said she was sending crayons and coloring book for our son. Thank god. It is truly blessing. I am so happy to have found this website. He has sensory issues as well so anything that involves motor skills really gives him something to refocus on and calm down. I feel as of I’ve already missed so much with him because of my health condition and I was so sure we would be able to have a wonderful Christmas. Especially with my grandfather. I am in need. I am losing my hope that I always tell others to cling to,I haven’t stopped crying and telling my son and husband sorry. Sorry I didn’t watch my wallet better,sorry I can not work. I also would be willing to send clothes to anyone that needs them. If you send me sizes I will be happy to look though his things. I have never had to ask for this,I have always been the one sending everything I could,allowing money in our right budget to buy a shirt for a child with cancer or send a senior citizen a care package and now I am on the other end. If you can not help or do not need clothes,please pray for us. Also,my son loves mail. He has gotten very excited about getting Christmas cards. Even that would be appreciated and I’d be happy to send one to anyone who would like one for their child,a senior citizen living alone,anyone. If it would bring a smile to their face and give them hope. I am praying for a Christmas miracle. Email me at mariecody2010ATgmailDOTcom if you would like a card,would like to send one,if your children need othes or if god willing you can help. God bless you.

Shauna nolan December 17, 2012 at 9:10 am

We don’t have much extra this year and it’s coming from Canada so I can’t promise Christmas but I have a 2 year old son and we would love to send some special mail to you. Sending love and prayers, I’ll email you :)
Shauna Nolan

Rachael December 17, 2012 at 9:48 am

Sending you an email Marie :)

Heather December 17, 2012 at 9:48 am

I would very much like to help in any way that I can, and hopefully in time for Christmas. I will send you an email!

Kellee December 17, 2012 at 6:22 pm

Hi Marie,

I have some books and things I would love to send your little man. And my always-drawing-and-card-making son would surely love to send some cards his way as well. Emailing you now :)

Marie Cody December 17, 2012 at 10:10 pm

Kellee
He would love that. He loves crafts as well so I’d be happy to send one to your little guy!! I didn’t get your email,just wanted to make sure I didn’t miss it mariecody2010@gmail.com thank you very,very much.

Julia December 17, 2012 at 7:36 am

***IN NEED***
I poster an IN NEED earlier and some Angels have responded. This left my heart full of gratitiude & the need to feel like I am helping others. My Daddy has been diagnosed with inoperable Stage 3 Lung Cancer & we are doing chemo weekly and radiation every day. I had posted that we need help with Ensure plus & Boost plus as he needs to keep his weight up & the blister in his throat and esophogus from the radiation keep him from wanting to eat. This stuff is expensive & we cannot afford it. Any way, when we were there I asked one of the nurses about the three hats I saw laying on the counter. They were so sweet. She said someone had made them & donated them but that was all they had left. Now I am not the crafty type but my Mama is and my sister is. I thought if I could receive some help with yarn, we could make some & take them up there when we went so it wouldn’t use extra gas, we’ll drop them off since that has become our second home. So I am asking for any donation of yarn. Even if it is not a full skeen (sp?) Mama can work with anything. OR if you are the crafty type & can whip up those little knitted caps that would be great. I just feel so scared & helpless, especailly this time of year that I figured if I can do something to help someone else, it would take my mind of it maybe?? My heart is in the right place & im trying. Any questions, feel free to ask. ~ Love, Julia
jbrtltt AT gmail DOT com

Laura December 17, 2012 at 8:54 am

Hi Julia-
I am sending an email your way.

Rachael December 17, 2012 at 9:52 am

Julia I have a bunch of yarn I could send your way. Emailing you now :)

Renee December 17, 2012 at 11:29 am

Hi Julia – I have several skeins of yarn that I can send you. Sending an email your way now.

Renee

Nicole December 17, 2012 at 9:38 am

MODG, you are awesome.

Kianga December 17, 2012 at 9:52 am

**IN NEED** Hello All, My name is Kianga. I have 3 girls ages 12, 11, & 8. They wear sizes 3 in jrs, 12-16 in kids, & 8 in kids.

My husband went thru open heart surgery in January of last year and every since then I have been supporting my entire family on one income. Christmas is extremely hard b/c I have no money to buy any of the items my children want, let alone need. We have been fighting with SSI to get my husband some income, but of course due to his age, they have denied him and we are going through the appeals process. He had an aorta disection and has been deemed by his doctors and disabled. My mother is also going thru the same type of thing with her husband, so the support that I would normally get from her, is non existent this year.

We are not asking for much and any help would be appreciated.

We are a simple family, so my kids really need school uniforms and jackets. Even though we live in AZ, its still cold.

Please let me know if you can do anything to help!

Happy Holidays

Aida December 17, 2012 at 10:28 am

Hi Kianga,

I live in Arizona too and I’d love to help you in any way that I can. Please email me at: aiduta AT msn DOT com

Merry Christmas!

Kianga December 17, 2012 at 7:50 pm

pls email me at kianga.ingram@gmail.com. I am sorry, I am working so its hard for me to stop to email you individually…PLEASE EMAIL ME EVERYONE & I WILL REPLY TONIGHT AFTER WORK. Thank you all for your support!!

Mia December 17, 2012 at 10:40 am

Hi Kianga! I’m eighteen and I still have some clothes that I’ve never worn in those sizes.

Send me an email so we can talk more!

miaccaponi AT lewisu DOT edu

Mia December 17, 2012 at 11:05 am

Although I do live in IL, and by the time I sort through my stuff I don’t know when it will actually get there.

Let me know!

Kianga December 17, 2012 at 7:51 pm

pls email me at kianga.ingram@gmail.com. I am sorry, I am working so its hard for me to stop to email you individually…PLEASE EMAIL ME EVERYONE & I WILL REPLY TONIGHT AFTER WORK. Thank you all for your support!!

Stacey December 17, 2012 at 10:27 am

It breaks my heart to even have to do this. The love and generosity I am seeing is amazing. My partner and I have two girls. We love them so much. They are 5 and 7. We tried really hard to prepare this year for Christmas and it didn’t work out as my fiancé got laid off when the company closed. I work but it’s just enough for bills and even then it cuts close. Our girls have such a belief in Santa I am not sure what to do this year. My youngest daughter has alot of medical needs and my ins won’t cover most of it. She has a procedure coming up that we have to pay out of pocket and that is we’re most of the money I have it going. Not including her prescriptions, supplements and occupational therapy. She needs a weighted blanket so bad but I can’t afford one. She without it sleeps maybe 4 hours a night. Our older daughter is healthy thankfully. If anyone is able to help out please email me at staceynicole82@yahoo.com. I am so thankful. They have not asked for much but do want the wii u which I explained is not possible. So anything would be wonderful. Please feel free to email me with any questions. They love babies, barbies, lalaloopsy, puzzles, gymnastics and makeup nail styling. God bless and merry Christmas.

MODG December 17, 2012 at 11:09 am

Can anyone help Stacey with a blanket or little girl toys?

Suganya December 17, 2012 at 11:21 am

Hi Stacey-

I just e-mailed you…

Stacey December 17, 2012 at 12:54 pm

Suganya thank you for the Gc for a blanket. I am so grateful. That will help her so much.

I am so glad I came upon this page. I was even able to get someone some clothes my girls don’t use anymore. It’s amazing.

If anyone can help with some toys/clothes for the girls that would be wonderful. They are a 6 slim pants6 shirt and a 7slim 7 shirt. I also can trade some more clothes I have that do not fit them.

Danielle December 17, 2012 at 1:11 pm

I’m emailing you now…

Stacey December 17, 2012 at 6:09 pm

Thank you to Danielle I am set with toys. If anyone can spare clothes that would be wonderful. Thank you and god bless

Stacey December 17, 2012 at 1:56 pm

If anyone also has any adult women’s clothes. My partner lost 100 lbs and is still wearing clothes too big as food is more important right now. She is not expecting anything for Christmas but I feel horrible that she works to pay bills and we still struggle. Of you have size 12 pants and med/ large tops that you no longer need that would be so helpful. Any questions please email me.

Sara December 17, 2012 at 7:28 pm

Stacey, I just emailed you about sending some clothes for your partner. I look forward to hearing from you.

Maree December 17, 2012 at 10:31 am

My email. Address is lovemykids1126@gmail.com. the message. Is :

hopefully this will post had trouble all morning
***IN NEED*** It makes me so sad to post this. I am not normally one to ask for help and I contemplated even posting this. I understand there are people that are having much bigger issues than myself but I dont know where else to turn and it cant hurt to try and get a little help. I am a recently single mother of 2 wonderful children, a 3 year old girl and a 17 month old boy. Things between their father and myself just werent working out anymore so he left a few months ago and I have been doing this whole parenting thing on my own since then. I bought my kids a few Christmas gifts this year even though I could hardly afford it because I really wanted them to have a Christmas. I am struggling to get by as it is. We dont have any other family or anything so what they got from me was all they were getting. We live in a small apartment so there wasnt anywhere for me to hide the gifts at so I had to leave them in my car. Well the other day someone broke into my car and stole every single thing that I had bought for them, as well as my daughters winter jacket and the few toys they had in the car to play with while I was driving. They didnt take my radio or anything else, just my kids stuff. I dont understand how someone can be so cruel to steal a chilld Christmas but they were a true grinch. I am heartbroken because that was all I could afford and now there is no way I will be able to replace any of the gifts or my daughters coat and it is starting to get really cold here. If there is anyone out there that could maybe buy them one or two gifts each or send me a gift card so maybe I could get them each something. I also need a winter jacket for my 3 year old since hers is gone now. If there is anyone out there that could help it would mean the world to me and to my children as well. Thanks so much. My email address is Lovemykids1126 AT gmail DOT com

MODG December 17, 2012 at 11:08 am

Can anyone help Maree wtih some toys for her 2 kids and possibly a warm coat?

Kristie December 17, 2012 at 11:39 am

Hi Maree – I’m going to send you an email.

Erin December 17, 2012 at 11:37 am

Maree, I would love to help! What size coat does your 3 year old wear? And what stores are in the area? I would love to put a gift card in the mail ASAP. I look forward to hearing from you. Hugs. Erin
ecricard AT gmail DOT com

Santa December 17, 2012 at 12:12 pm

Hi Maree, I’m sure I could help you out in some way! I’m sending you an email!

Rebecca December 17, 2012 at 12:21 pm

Hi Maree, sending you an email now!!

Danielle December 17, 2012 at 1:09 pm

Hi! Maree, I’d love to help. Can you email me at danielle DOT gerena AT gmail DOT com and we’ll figure out how to get it to you?

Nicole December 23, 2012 at 12:27 pm

Emailing you now–I can help with some toys and winter stuff :)

Jen December 17, 2012 at 10:37 am

**IN NEED** I hope I’m not too late. My friend told me about this last night and it’s an answer to my prayers. I’m a single mom to one little girl, age 5. I’m a full-time college student and work full-time in a crappy job. Between my wages and some student loans our rent is paid, and most of the time our food and utilities, but that leaves nothing for extras. My daughter asks for very, very little because she knows we are poor. I try to make up for it with a lot of time at the library, park, and free activities, but at Christmas it hurts especially. Now that heating costs have risen I’m struggling to get food on the table, and we definitely won’t have a Christmas. This weekend she asked me if Santa could bring her some play food for her hand me down kitchen we got from a friend at work. I told her I didn’t know. She would love that more than anything, and I would love to know I can put food on the table and gas in my car so that we can drive around looking at Christmas lights. She LOVES to look at Christmas lights, and doesn’t understand why we can’t have any (in our tiny apartment). Can anyone help me help a little girl believe in Santa? :(

Kelley December 17, 2012 at 10:39 am

Hi Jen, I’d love to help you in some way. Send me an email at kelley.w.mcfarland at gmail dot com and let me know more about your daughter! :)

Jess December 17, 2012 at 11:06 am

Hi Jen- I’d love to know a bit more about what your daughter needs/wants and also what grocery stores are in your area. Thanks! Email me at gottrvlbug AT gmail DOT com.

Christine December 17, 2012 at 2:28 pm

Hi Jen! I’d love to send your little girl some play food. My email is mrschristinehamilton at gmail.com

Emily D. December 17, 2012 at 10:45 am

**IN NEED** Hey y’all. So…here’s the thing. My husband lost his wedding band (bad boy!) and I would really like to surprise him with a wedding band on Christmas. I just don’t have the extra cash to buy one right now. He keeps telling me not to worry about it…but he’s all mine–and I want everyone to know! I don’t suppose one of you has an extra wedding band laying around? I want to say he’s a 10…does that sound right? I could always re-size something after giving it to him. I know this is silly…but sort of big to me. And I want to stay under the radar and that’s hard when he handles the finances (which are tight anyways). Thanks in advance to anyone wanting to help!

Emily D. December 17, 2012 at 10:59 am

…and nothing fancy!

Veronica December 17, 2012 at 2:00 pm

You can check goldmind.com. They have really reasonable prices for tungsten bands.

Veronica December 17, 2012 at 2:01 pm

thats goldmine …

Emily D. December 17, 2012 at 4:09 pm

I will check it out, thanks!

Emily D. December 17, 2012 at 4:12 pm

humm, just checked it out and it didn’t seem to be a jewelry web site?

Kristen December 17, 2012 at 11:23 pm

My fiance just bought his wedding band off of Amazon – it’s tungsten, and was $150 at the jewelry store, but only $10 on Amazon!!! You should check it out.

Emily D. December 18, 2012 at 1:29 pm

oh wow…those are good deals. Now to figure out how to buy one!

Jessica December 17, 2012 at 11:18 am

**In Need**

hey ladies. i love this group here. reading through this has left me in tears to see all these wonderful people so willing to help others. i wish i could be the one helping but unfortunately we’re in the opposite position.

i have a 4 month old baby girl with terrible acid reflux. her medicine is really expensive so i try to just soothe her and help her through it without giving her medicine every time, so she is uncomfortable a lot and it breaks my heart. we go a lot of times without groceries because we have so many unexpected bills. her formula is also really expensive which is not something we planned on. i was expecting to bf, but for whatever reason i stopped producing milk. she has clothing and christmas presents, so it’s not like we’re destitute or anything.. i just wondered if anybody could help us a little. i am not sure what to expect, but i just thought i would try.

our bills are crazy. i had to be induced, so our hospital stay was long and expensive and we have a giant co-pay. also, i started having gallstone attacks during my pregnancy, so when my baby was 4 weeks old i had to have surgery to have my gallbladder removed. money is so tight and it leaves us feeling so stressed instead of being able to enjoy the holiday season.

please don’t help me unless you really feel lead to. i know there are many people out there struggling a lot more than us. i just thought maybe there would be a person out there with a way to help. thanks everyone! i truly hope every person who is posting here, whether it be a need or a need met, is truly blessed this christmas.

Jessica December 17, 2012 at 11:20 am

my e-mail is jessicabuben at yahoo dot com

Alie December 17, 2012 at 11:23 am

Jessica, where do you get her medicine? Would a gift card to Walgreens or CVS be helpful?

Jessica December 17, 2012 at 11:32 am

we got it at publix. i am not sure if i can switch it. the perscription says we get 1 refill, but i don’t know how that works. do i have to go to the same pharmacy? thanks for being willing to help though! you are so kind!!!!

Southern Angel December 17, 2012 at 11:41 am

Jessica do you know who manufactures your daughter’s medication. Many pharmaceuticual companies now have a help program to get the medications for those in need of them, like you daughter. I lost my gall bladder after my last child so I know how hard that is. I wish I could help but I thought giving you that information about the companies may provide some help..

Jessica December 17, 2012 at 11:47 am

thank you! i am not sure who manufactures it, but maybe i will try to look into that! are there specific qualifications? i know a lot of programs don’t accept us because my husband is a teacher, so it seems like he makes a good salary but with all our bills and taxes and expenses, it gets eaten up really fast and unfortunately they don’t always take that into account.

lo December 18, 2012 at 3:23 pm

Try the COSTCO pharmacy. You can even get prescriptions there if you’re not a member. They are CRAZY CHEAPER than anywhere else!!!! My aunt gets meds there. . .Walgreens charges $160 and Costco charges $37 for the same thing.

Debbie December 17, 2012 at 11:06 pm

I know your pain all too well, Jessica. My son had horrible acid reflux for his first year and the medicine and the formula costs were just ridiculous. But it gets better eventually! Is your daughter using Similac Alimentum formula? We have a few cans leftover that we can send you. Email me at debgohr AT mcavoyfamily DOT com.

Sarah December 17, 2012 at 11:29 am

I have two girls, ages 5 months and almost four years. If anyone needs baby-toddler girl clothes please email me our info and sizes. All items gently worn. Email:sarah@parentingwithpinot.com

Rikki December 17, 2012 at 11:30 am

***in need*** I’m a SAHM of 4, and a surprise one on the way…this summer my husband was injured while on active military duty, and has since lost his job. we have struggled to pay bills and keep food on the table for 6 months, going through every charity and venue we knew of. The military has not paid my husband since August and we are now getting disconnect notices on utilities. He finally has a job interview this week (fingers crossed) but if he gets it will not start until January. We have been added to a Christmas adopt a family program, so the kids will have a Christmas, but our worries are keeping lights and water on.

Rikki December 17, 2012 at 2:44 pm

Sorry- email is Rikkicox DOT rc at gmail DOT com

Jess M. December 17, 2012 at 3:36 pm

Rikki,

Has anyone helped you yet? I’m not sure what I could do to help, but I would love to talk to you further and help in anyway I can.

Jess M. December 17, 2012 at 3:49 pm

By the way, my email is jessica DOT musser at yahoo DOT com

Jennifer December 17, 2012 at 11:37 am

****In Need****

My daughter will be 14 months old on Christmas. My husband was laid off when she was 6 months old and just started a new job last week. It’s only minimum wage until he gets though a month of training; then goes to commission. Sadly, the job market is awful here. I took a short maternity leave and have been working full time while doing side transcript work for extra money. Savings has been exhausted and I resorted to selling some of our items online for grocery money. We’re 2 payments behind on our mortgage & they are threatening foreclosure. Family is not in the position to help much; they’re experiencing their own medical problems. We’re not big on toys but DD could use books and a walk behind toy. She’s being stubborn and won’t walk without assistance; she loves books and uses the walking toys at daycare. We grocery shop at Target and would appreciate gift cards (I coupon there). It has been an incredibly difficult year for me emotionally and physically. The only joy has been watching our daughter experience her first year of life.

Bless each and every one of you who are willing to help others.

maybeitwasmemphis (at) gmail (dot) com

Helen December 17, 2012 at 11:46 am

Hi Jennifer. I’d like to be able to provide you with a walk-behind toy for your little girl. I’ll send you an email shortly to get your address!

Erin December 17, 2012 at 12:14 pm

Hi Jennifer. I would love to be able to help you some books for your daughter. I will send you an email and get your contact info.

Jennifer December 17, 2012 at 12:39 pm

Thank-you Erin. I received your email and responded. I am touched by all the WANA angels. I hope to be able to GIVE next year.

Jennifer December 17, 2012 at 12:16 pm

Thank-you so very much Helen! I hope the walker helps boost her confidence in walking by herself.

Rebecca December 17, 2012 at 12:23 pm

I would like to help, emailing you now.

Rebecca December 17, 2012 at 12:24 pm

just saw the other responses, good luck!

Southern Angel December 17, 2012 at 11:38 am

**In Need**
I hate this I really honestly do. The loss of my mother last year and the attempt to get her estate settled and all debts paid fell on our shoulders. I have 2 sons that are home and the oldest is 16. He ordered his class ring and that was his wish for Christmas, to have it. It kills me because he has worked hard, maintained A’s and B’s despite allergies that can lead him to miss several days in a row. I was able to make one payment on it and it was supposed to be on a 4 month plan. Now they want the money in full before the first of the year or it will be sent back. My husband is killing himself at work trying to make extra to buy Christmas but property taxes for our house and my mother’s house came due as did all of our vehicles and a 300 dollar electric bill. I just feel like we keep paddling and going no where. I know we will get anything we put into mom’s estate back but not until all of her stuff is sold and all other debts are paid. Our 12 year old simply asked for a computer game called Spore. He loves science and history and I often find him watching science and interesting facts videos on youtube. I just feel like an ass. I keep wondering when is it gonna get easier, better. We also became first time grandparents to a little boy who is my oldest son’s * he’s 20 don’t panic*. He was living away from home but got injured on his job and moved back here, so now we care for him as well until we get his worker’s comp case dealt with. My email is angelshrout(at)gmail dot com

Bridgette December 17, 2012 at 12:41 pm

please send me an email at bridgette.cram AT gmail DOT com w/ your address

I can have the video game sent via amazon prime two day shipping

Bridgette December 17, 2012 at 12:44 pm

also, the OS of your comp (windows, mac, etc.)

Southern Angel December 17, 2012 at 12:59 pm

ty both so much.. He is going to be thrilled.. the system is Windows 7

Amber December 17, 2012 at 12:48 pm

Emailed you!

Southern Angel December 17, 2012 at 3:18 pm

Ty to both who hopped in to help us get the game for my son.. I appreciate it so much.. Now anyone know where I can find a job.. Just went to set up a payment plan on the electric bill and found out they have to put in the new bill as well and it is 600 alone. Shoot me now.. I just cannot seem to win for losing somedays..

Southern Angel December 19, 2012 at 7:44 pm

the game arrived today tysm

Emily December 17, 2012 at 11:38 am

**IN NEED** This post is actually for my sister. She is a single mom of a precious 10-month old girl. Her “baby-daddy” barely gives her any support and I know she is struggling financially. I try to help out as much as possible, but I only have a part-time job and my family doesn’t have much financially either. I know that a ten-month old wont know the difference if she doesnt get much for Christmas, but I know my sister feels bad that she cant get much for her and I feel bad for her because she could probably pay some bills with that Christmas money.

Tia December 17, 2012 at 12:26 pm

What size clothes is she?

Emily December 17, 2012 at 12:28 pm

9 and 12 month

Tia December 17, 2012 at 12:58 pm

Bummer, I don’t have anything in that size yet. :( I’m not able to give financially this Christmas to WANA, but I have some clothes. It’s just that my youngest daughter is wearing that size right now. I hope someone else can help you!

Heather December 17, 2012 at 1:51 pm

Hi Emily. I have some 9-12 month old clothing that I can send to your sister. I’ll look through the toys I have as well. I have a 6 month little boy who probably doesn’t want to play with all his sister’s girly toys. Send me an email at hstehman at gmail dot com with your information and I’ll get it mailed out asap!

Teresa December 17, 2012 at 11:51 am

Hi. A friend of mine told me about this site as she was unbelievably amazed at the amount of people so willing to help families in need. I’ve never asked for much help as I have always felt there were others worse off than myself but this year has hit hard. I finally managed to get myself and my children out of an abusive relationship and since then we have been more than struggling. I’ve had to live with family or friends for most of the last year and my children have had to go without the simple things they use to take for granted. I’m now living in my own place but with the amount of bills we have and the little income that’s coming in Christmas is almost impossible. I have the kids a few items from their wish lists but thinking about how much they will have to open breaks my heart. I’ve explained to the kids alot this year the reason for Christmas isn’t presents but rather celebrating the birth of Jesus and sharing time with your loved ones but I know how kids are with getting the presents on Christmas morning. I’m not as worried about toys as clothing seeing as I haven’t been able to buy any clothing for them this year. The few things I have been able to get are the gifts I knew they wanted most and I couldn’t have those gifts not under the tree on Christmas morning. My children are 15 (girl) 14 (boy) and 4 (boy). If anyone has any hand me down clothes for those ages it would be greatly appreciated. I’ve planned on waiting until my income taxes come in to buy them clothes but with the amount of overdue bills piling up I know those have to come first so we will see what’s left over to work with. Thanks for taking the time to read my post! :) Hope everyone has a wonderful Christmas with your loved ones!

Teresa December 17, 2012 at 12:42 pm

Sorry forgot to include **in need** and my email is
Teresa.sannicolas at yahoo dot com

Melissa E. December 17, 2012 at 12:49 pm

Hi Teresa!

I am a survivor of a violent relationship myself, and I am also living with my parents at the moment with my four year old daughter. I understand how hard it is trying to get away, and then trying to get back on your feet after.

I would love to help with clothing for your kids! Please just shoot me an email with things like sizes, or what their personal taste is. I can send a gift card if that’s easier as well!

meandthepeanut AT yahoo DOT com

Teresa December 17, 2012 at 1:54 pm

Thank you so much for responding! I will email you right now! :)

runawaykiwi December 17, 2012 at 1:51 pm

Hi Teresa, I design jewellery that your 15yr old might like

http://www.etsy.com/shop/Runawaykiwi

I will email you now!

Teresa December 18, 2012 at 8:04 pm

Just wanted to say thank you to both of you for your help! It means so much to me! I can’t wait until I’m able to help someone else out like you’ve helped me! Merry Christmas to both of you! And may God bless you for your generosity! :)

Ryan December 17, 2012 at 11:52 am

We have a little boy and we’re going to be getting rid of clothes he’s outgrown. Mostly 18 month to 24 month stuff: shirts, shorts, jeans, socks, shoes, etc. All in great condition.

If there’s a family in need that hasn’t been helped, let me know and I’d be happy to ship as much as we can to you.

Ryan December 17, 2012 at 11:55 am

Sorry – you can email me at prideinlifeweb [at] gmail dot com.

Nichole December 17, 2012 at 11:54 am

*In need* Hi. I am not really sure where to begin. I am writing on behalf of my sister who is in need of some help. She is a single mother of three kids. A boy aged 4 (Size 3T) a girl aged 8(size 8) and a girl aged 11(Size 10/12). She was the vistim of domestic violence and finally had the courage to get away from her husband this summer. She works part time but barely gets her bills paid. She does not have the money for christmas gifts or groceries at this time. I had hoped to be able to help her out but I have trhee children of my own and was recently diagnosed with cancer. I am now out of work while I am being treated. I am fortunate enough to have a husband who can get us through this. If anyone could help her out with some toys, or clothing I would love to suprise her with gifts on Christmas morning. Her family is really expecting nothing this year. My email address is NTDMOM at AOL dot com.

Rbaker December 17, 2012 at 12:33 pm

Nichole, I left my own violent marriage 2 years ago and would love to help. I have some 3t clothes that my son barely wore before he grew out of that I could send. I know it’s not much, I know just about anything helps when you are starting over. Hopefully you will get some more responses, too! I’ll email you!

Nichole December 17, 2012 at 6:32 pm

Thank you so much! I replied to your email today. She will be so thankful!

rbaker December 17, 2012 at 12:17 pm

**In need**

Hi all! I am a single mom of a 3 year old boy. I actually got him Christmas presents this year at a rich person garage sale last summer, but this winter, I have really struggled to keep him in clothes and shoes that fit. I am a social worker and by no means make a lot, and child support apparently is optional. I am pretty thrifty and got him a “winter” wardrobe at a consignment store this fall, but he has seriously outrown almost all of it. The first time mom in me really thought that he would stay the same size all winter. Anyway, J is a long 4t now and almost in a size 11 shoes. If anyone has any (especially warm-we live in Nebraska) clothes that they would be willing to donate, I would be so grateful!

Erin December 17, 2012 at 12:30 pm

I’m just expecting our first, so I don’t have any clothes to give you, but would be happy to send along a gift card so you can pick up a few things, if you think that would help. I’m a social worker, too! Please email me at emma5w AT gmail DOT com if you think you could use something like that!

Karena December 17, 2012 at 12:41 pm

Hi! I have a snow bib that I’d love to send you that should fit your son now and next year too! You can email me at chevgirl357 at gmail dot com.

Alison December 17, 2012 at 12:23 pm

*in need*
Not sure how to start off here as I already feel like a guilty mom for posting. I have a 16 month old little girl. I do anything and everything I can to provide what little I can to her. It is a struggle to put gas in the car, food on the table, and to pay the bills. So far she isn’t getting much for Christmas and I feel like a huge failure for that. She LOVES books, balls, and Little People. Our needs would really be anything she could play with, gift cards, or size 12 month pants and pajamas.

Rebecca December 17, 2012 at 12:25 pm

I can help, email me at rcbartels at gmail dot com

Megan December 17, 2012 at 1:12 pm

We’d love to send her some Little People. Does she have the Noah’s Ark set? Email me with your address and some suggestions, we’d love to help.

Megan December 17, 2012 at 1:15 pm

Oops. email address is foxymeegs at gmail dot com

kelleyellen December 17, 2012 at 4:16 pm

I have lots of 12 month jammies that my daughter is getting too big for. I will also look through other clothes to see what you might be able to use. Is it cold where you are? email me at: kelleyellen (at) yahoo (dot) com

lindsey December 30, 2012 at 5:08 pm

Email me at lindseywright514 at gmail dot com. I have 2 girls and can help

Karena December 17, 2012 at 12:34 pm

***IN NEED***
This post isn’t for me, this is for my friend Heather. Heather lives in Louisiana with her 3 girls, ages 9, 7, and 5. Earlier this year she moved her girls away from her abusive husband, down to Louisiana with absolutely nothing. I mean NOTHING. She’s part of my online mom’s group, and about 6 months ago we banded together and came up with enough money for her to get some sheets and blankets for their mattresses and a used dining room table. She was more grateful than anyone I’ve ever known. Her girls aren’t going to have Christmas this year. And those girls are so sweet, that they haven’t complained one time. Neither does Heather. Even at her worst times, all I’ve ever heard her say is how grateful she is. She works full-time and doesn’t qualify nor ask for any assistance. Unfortunately she doesn’t make enough to even cover the girl’s lunches on some days. She literally has given up EVERYTHING for herself so that her girls don’t suffer. This family needs and deserves a break and I am hoping there is somebody out there who can help them have something this Christmas, or really any time. Honestly, groceries and simple things like that would mean the world to her.

Karena December 17, 2012 at 12:38 pm

Oh and my email address is: chevgirl357 (at) gmail (dot) com

Leslie December 17, 2012 at 1:46 pm

Emailing you now.

Karena December 17, 2012 at 4:56 pm

Thank you so much for the response, she (and I) will be eternally grateful.

Courtney B December 17, 2012 at 12:36 pm

**IN NEED**
I tried posting earlier unfortunately it didn’t go through. I need help I have no idea how to pin point exactly what I need I guess. My daughers 4 and 4 months both have one christmas present this year. Which is fine at least we were able to get them something. We also were able to get my neighbor one thing for both of her girls. I have been helping everyone else and need help myself. This year has been hard. My 4yo has come down with a lot of behavioral issues and sensory issues. She has speech problems on top of it so when she gets frustrated we can’t understand her. My husband just found a job in September after looking for one the last year and a half. I have no money except that what I get from selling tutus or clothing my girls have outgrown. We also share a house with my mom and my 19 yo sister who has high functioning autism and aspergers. Like I said this year has not been fun for us between our daughter then my little sisters problems. My neighbors mom committed suicide Dec 6th 2 days before my daughters 4th birthday. WE have all taken the news very hard as we were friends. To top it off her daughter has now been evicted. My husband is the only one who works between paying bills/rent and groceries and trying to help our neighbor we don’t have money left over. I guess I could really use some hat and mittens for our girls. my 4yo wears a size 6 and the baby is in 6month clothing. Our car heater is no longer working and its not exactly warm in oregon right now. I dread taking them out but have to for appointments. I figure asking for hat and mittens for both of them is the best shot i have. I don’t know when we will be able to fix the heater. Which upsets me more then anything. Our 4 yo has health problems that we haven’t been able to figure out she randomly spikes 102-105 fevers. I have had to take her to the emergency room when its been 30 degrees outside and pouring. Unfortunately again our car heater doesn’t work and neither does the defroster so I am driving with the windows open to keep the front window from fogging up so I can see to drive. If anyone can help with the hat and mittens or anything that would be great it would take some stress off of me as I am stretched too thin right now and dealing with PPD.
xxxxinnocencexxxx AT gmail DOT com

Michelle December 17, 2012 at 2:41 pm

Hi! I’m going to email you now! I can help out with mittens and hats! Michelle

Serial December 17, 2012 at 12:38 pm

*** IN NEED ***

My sister is a hardworking mama of two kids, a 10 year old boy and a 12 year old girl. She works as a manager at a Papa John’s. Between my sister and my parents (in the past I helped, too, but I can’t this year) we keep the kiddos in clothes and good health and even get them a few fun Christmas presents, but she’s had a big setback that I wish I could help with: Her car broke down and apparently it’s dead. Is there anyone in the Portland, Oregon, area who has a car they’d like to donate to help her get to school and get her kids around town? I thought it was worth a shot. I know that’s not a very open-ended request, but they don’t need clothes or shoes.

Thanks everyone! Someday when my b.f. is through grad school I’m hoping we’ll be able to pay it forward and help people out, too! My email address is eleanorpie AT gmail DOT com

Rebecca December 21, 2012 at 3:29 pm

Hi Serial,
I don’t live anywhere near Portland or have a car, but has your sister checked Craigslist? Looks like there are a few $400-$500 options listed. I know that’s still a lot of money, but it might be a place to start? Good luck!

Lucy December 17, 2012 at 12:46 pm

Like so many others here, I hate to have to ask for help but we’re at the needing end of WANA this year. After 4+ years of infertility (and the debt that comes along with it), we were blessed with a baby girl through IVF. Though we both have decent jobs, the struggle with infertility and the procedure of IVF have both drained our savings. We are now getting by paycheck to paycheck, barely paying for our bills on time. Anything would be appreciated, whether it be gift cards for formula & diapers, hand me downs for my 3 month old baby girl, gifts cards for groceries/gas, or small gifts for her first Christmas. Thank you to all of you on here willing to help complete strangers and to MODG for coordinating! Happy Holidays!

Kater December 17, 2012 at 10:40 pm

What size of clothes does baby cakes need? Please email me?

Lucy December 18, 2012 at 11:52 am

Kater,

She’s 3 months old. So anything in a 3 month or 3-6 month size would be great! My email is: lsierra688 AT yahoo DOT com – Thank you so much!

Rebecca December 17, 2012 at 10:40 pm

Hi Lucy! My friends and I want to help! What’s your email address?

Rebecca December 17, 2012 at 10:46 pm

Also will give you my address

simonDOTcDOTrebecca AT gmail DOT com

Carol Jane December 17, 2012 at 12:47 pm

***IN NEED*** I am a single mom with one precious little man. This will be his first Christmas, but it will also be my son’ s first birthday, my sweet little Christmas baby. I’ m currently working as many hours as possible which means I am working till 11 p.m. every single night. It seems I hardly ever get to see my son. I don’t get any help from his father and I was just told he wouldn’t be sending our son anything for his birthday/Christmas, including money for diapers or basic needs. I am living paycheck to paycheck trying to give my son whatever he needs. The money I had saved for Christmas this year went straight to a brand new car seat, which is more important to me than toys or new clothes, although I’ d love to get my son these things. I just relocated to a new area and don’ t know very many people. Sometimes it feels like its just the two of us against the world! It is very hard to reach out, but I need to give it a shot. Literally, 10$ would be considered such a blessing, that’s like 20 books from Goodwill! haha. Thanks to everyone taking the time to read this!!!

Amber December 17, 2012 at 12:53 pm

Email me at amber DOT bartell AT gmail DOT com. I’d love to send over a gift card for you.

Carol Jane December 18, 2012 at 1:23 pm

Thank you so much! My email address is xlaundryday AT hotmail DOT COM.

Kate December 17, 2012 at 12:55 pm

Hi Carol Jane,

My family and I would love to help you and your son. Please give me some ideas and your email address so we can work something out.

Thanks,
Kate

Carol Jane December 18, 2012 at 1:33 pm

If you can shoot me an email that would be awesome! xlaundryday AT hotmail DOT COM. Right now my son likes anything and everything. He runs a little small and 12 month clothes are perfect for him. Books are good, used clothes or toys are fine. Even any gift cards that you have lying around. He really needs shoes, size 3-4, and a high chair. Thank you for whatever you can do!

Lucy December 17, 2012 at 12:47 pm

**IN NEED**
Like so many others, I hate to have to ask for help but we’re at the needing end of WANA this year. After 4+ years of infertility (and the debt that comes along with it), we were blessed with a baby girl through IVF. Though we both have decent jobs, the struggle with infertility and the procedure of IVF have both drained our savings. We are now getting by paycheck to paycheck, barely paying for our bills on time. Anything would be appreciated, whether it be gift cards for formula & diapers, hand me downs for my 3 month old baby girl, gifts cards for groceries/gas, or small gifts for her first Christmas. Thank you to all of you on here willing to help complete strangers and to MODG for coordinating!

Christina December 17, 2012 at 1:07 pm

Hi Lucy, congratulations on the birth of your daughter! I have several cans of new, unopened formula I won’t be using as well as some 3-6 month baby girl clothing I would love to pass on. Email me at christinagabrielle AT live DOT com : )

Lucy December 17, 2012 at 1:35 pm

Christina, just sent you an email.

Amanda B December 17, 2012 at 1:26 pm

Hi Lucy – email me at amandaming AT gmail DOT com. I’m happy to send a gift card to help with some of your needs…let me know what stores you have nearby and I’ll send over :)

AmandaB December 17, 2012 at 12:59 pm

***IN NEED*** I am asking for help for my sister. We are a struggling military family ourselves and I can not help her and her kids. I lay awake at night worrying about how she is going to feed her kids. She works harder than anyone I know and still struggles to pay bills and put food on the table. Her douchbag ex-husband is useless and does not pay any child support. She has 3 kids, a 13 year old girl with special needs, a 9 year old boy (today is his birthday!!) and a 7 year old boy. I just can’t imagine how hard it is for her to not be able to buy her kiddos Christmas gifts. They need everything, warm clothes are high up on the list as they live in New England.
This is AMAZING BTW <3

kat December 17, 2012 at 4:27 pm

AmandaB I would love to help. Please send me the address to mail something to. Kat at livinglikethekings dot com

AmandaB December 17, 2012 at 6:22 pm

Sent you an e-mail. <3 Thanks!!

Alicia December 18, 2012 at 7:02 pm

Email me: adartshaw AT hotmail DOT com

Courtney J December 17, 2012 at 1:02 pm

***IN NEED***
This is not a request for myself this year, but for a friend of mine. In the last 3 months, the life of her and her kids has been turned upside down. There’s been a rape (to her son) and all the “court crap” that goes along with tht sort of awful thing, a job loss, a husband leaving and these kids having literally nothing. Forget just not having a Christmas, they don’t have much of anything anymore. She has 5 girls ranging in age from 3-12 and the little boy is 10. They are in some serious trouble and need everything from laundry soap, non-perishable food and blankets to clothes, money for gas and prayers. She has reached out to local churches and friends but the return has been relatively small. Is there anyone out there that would be willing to provide some help and love for this mom who’s going through hell? If so, please contact me at: shourtney AT gmail DOT com. Thank you for reading, say a quick prayer for my friend and Merry Sparkle Christmas!

Erin December 17, 2012 at 1:16 pm

I’d like to help out with as much as I can – I’m emailing you!

Heather December 17, 2012 at 1:18 pm

Emailing you now to help out your friend! :)

Christine December 17, 2012 at 1:30 pm

I was directed to this site by someone who is unable but wishing she could help, it’s helpful just knowing there is a place like this with such amazing people on both ends the Needing&Helping. We are a family of five, we moved to TN and have been here a few months struggling to get a new job but at least we’ve been able to help out family. While I am hopeful and optimistic that we will get a new job at some point, we could really use some help sooner. We have 3 children: 5-yo boy, 2 yo boy, 8 month old girl. 5-yo has just outgrown his clothes and is in need of 5/5t clothes; the 2yo has all of his brothers old clothes so he’s doing good; our daughter will be in need of some clothes when she gets to the 9-12 month stage. We’re not doing Christmas this year, I was hoping to at least do a nice Christmas dinner and drive around for lights; but right now I’m thinking it’s not financially feasible and we’ll probably just do a normal dinner and watch a Christmas movie or something. I would just really appreciate some clothes for the kiddos and anything else would be appreciated as well, but those would be amazing. We’re simple people, we don’t need or want much usually, things are just tough lately.
My email is: Greenify13 AT yahoo DOT com
Thank you so very much for taking the time to read this!

Liz December 17, 2012 at 3:48 pm

Hi Christine,
I would love to help you out. Please e-mail me at lizjdoidge AT gmail DOT com. What kind of toys are they into? I’d like to send more than just clothes.

Christine December 17, 2012 at 11:26 pm

I have sent you an email, I’m sorry for how long it took to respond, chasing children, cooking and cleaning can keep a person quite busy! I sincerely appreciate any help that anyone can offer us. Thank you so very much!

Christine December 18, 2012 at 12:24 am

I sent a reply, it didn’t go through, hopefully this one will! Thank you Liz, I’ve sent you an email. For future viewers: The 5-yo loves dinos, robots and books. My 2-yo loves cars/trucks, animals, trains. Our 8 month old daughter isn’t picky at all. She loves speed crawling after her brothers and is trying hard to find her balance and walk. No favorites or anything yet, she’s an easy-going baby! We are currently in TN, but it looks like the job market is grim and we are probably going to be on a roadtrip back to NY. My father, in NY, has offered to receive any large items that are sent for us. If things do look like they are going to work out here, he is going to drive down and see us and bring it all with him…sadly I don’t think we’ll last long here!
Thank you everyone for your consideration, not just for us, but for everyone!

becky December 17, 2012 at 1:32 pm

** IN NEED**
I heat my home with fuel oil. I filled the tank in August and is was $900 to fill. I have paid all but $200 and am almost out of oil again. They wont fill it until the other bill is paid in full. My home is small and it is just my 5 year old girl and me. I try and be as conservative as possible with it, but I have to keep her warm. I chose to use the $200 left to pay the bill to provide her with Christmas. I have some electric heaters, but they run the bill up so high. I can help another out by sending my daughters clothes and toys she has grown out of. Please email at artslut13 AT hotmail dot com

MODG December 18, 2012 at 11:39 am

anyone help with heating?

Nicole December 17, 2012 at 1:36 pm

IN NEED

The response to everyone’s needs is overwhelming. What a wonderful community you have brought together, MODG.
I have been going back and forth for the last few days on whether to ask for help or not. I know there are people in much more dire situations than we are, however after going over our budget for the upcoming month, I decided to ask for help.
My husband has only been able to find work part time, for the past 10 months and while I work full time, we have so much debt and medical bills, that we are not able to stay afloat. We have a 2 year old son and another boy on the way. We do everything we can to shield our son of the seriousness of our situation and he really does not want for anything, due to the generosity of my husband’s family. He has two cousins that he receives hand me downs from on a regular basis and we saved for many months to buy him a few new toys for Christmas.
We have stopped paying on all our debt, in order to afford rent, utilities, and groceries. But the medical office and hospital has sent collections after us. I am really worried about not paying these medical bills, bc as I said, I am pregnant and really do not want to get dropped from my doctor’s office or the hospital we plan to deliver at in 2 months. I have cut our grocery budget as much as I possibly can, in order to begin making payments towards our medical bills. My husband has already lost a significant amount of weight bc he refuses to eat very much, wanting to save the majority for my son and I.
If anyone can help with an Aldi’s gift card, it would be so appreciated. I never thought we would be in this situation, but here we are.
Thank you for listening and God Bless.

Erin December 17, 2012 at 1:40 pm

I’d like to send you an Aldi gift card. I’ll email you!

Erin December 17, 2012 at 1:42 pm

actually you didn’t leave an email address – you can email me.

erin DOT kramer06 AT gmail DOT com

JillianJillian December 17, 2012 at 1:50 pm

Hi Nicole,

I would love to help. please email me at jilliannroach at g mail dot com

ES December 17, 2012 at 1:45 pm

**In Need**
I am not asking for myself, but for a friend. She is a single mother to a 7-month old little boy. The baby’s father just up and left when she was 6 months pregnant, and she has literally been on her own since then. She moved to here with him, so she knows almost no one. Her relationship with her own family is not great, and she gets no support from the father. I met her through my PPD group, which she still struggles with on top of everything else. She is a teacher, but she makes a little too much qualify for WIC or food stamps, so she is barely scraping by. My family helps her with clothing for the baby, as we have a son a little older and can give her most of his outgrown things. We are also doing what we can for him for Christmas. What I would ask for her is a gift card for groceries, diapers, baby food, or other necessities–Target or Walmart, we have both nearby.

I admire her so much for doing all this on her own while struggling with PPD and anxiety. I know that I would not have made it through my own PPD without my husband and family support–her strength and grace humbles me. Her son is such a great little munchkin–even though he still wakes 3-4 times a night–she pushes through all of this to give him a better life. Even a small gift would help her get through the holiday season, and hopefully she can start 2013 fresh and hopefully. Please email me at eastowell AT hotmail DOT com if you can help.

Megan December 17, 2012 at 4:41 pm

Emailing you now!

Raquel December 17, 2012 at 1:47 pm

**IN NEED**
Hi everyone, I like many other have had the hardest year of my life; in May, my husband suffered from what we thought was a stoke at the time. He was paralyzed from his right side and had a severe speech impediment. When we got home 4 days later, he started to have seizures, and since the has been officially diagnosed with Epilepsy. He are now waiting for a decision from Social Security disability.

He was a federal agent and also in the US Air Force, and now he has lost his career, health insurance and a lot of his selfworth- as he’s only 28! Now, I have maintained our household by my part time job & help from my family , but I am now 35 weeks pregnant & cannot continue to asking our family to support us. I basically have stopped paying a lot of my bills & have been trying to wing it. I have been pregnant from the beginning of this ordeal and am constantly stressed out and nervous about the future.

We have received lots of hand me down clothing for our daughter who is due in a few weeks, but we don’t have ANY money left to buy diapers and much less any christmas gifts.

If anyone out there has any experience with epilepsy, SS disability and maybe even federal disability retirement, I would consider their stories & experiences that a gift. We are new to this & just trying to get though it.
BUT if anyone has an extra gift cards laying around, we sure would appreciate it as well. Still need to buy more things for our new arrival (i.e. diapers!)

Thank you for your time- happy holidays to everyone :)

my email is raquel r manzano at gmail. com

Christine December 17, 2012 at 2:32 pm

Hi Raquel. I’d love to send you some diapers. Email me at mrschristinehamilton at gmail.com with your address.

Raquel December 17, 2012 at 3:29 pm

Thank you Christine!! I appreciate more than you know !

Sahrariver December 17, 2012 at 5:07 pm

Has anyone stepped up to help you yet? I know how worried I was before my daughter was born … would I have enough of everything!! I’d like to have Costco Online deliver some basic supplies (diapers, wipes, detergent, etc) if you still need them. Send me your wishlist and your address and I’ll see what I can do.

Tag December 17, 2012 at 2:00 pm

IN NEED:
Hello, I have 3 children from 12 to 6. We are in need this year have fallen on tough times. My husband lost his good job 3 years ago and has been doing odd but steady things too keep up a float. I work full time. Between school bills, food and Car and health issues the past 2 months have been really tough. last Thursday his boss showed up to the job site to spring on him and his co worker that today your last day hears your checks.?! Can you say your a mean one Mr Grinch?! We have been living pay check to pay check. I get health benefits from work but with the resent many office visits and finding out my son is on the spectrum and so may one of my daughters. The co pays have sucked
our saving dry. I just read this and said hey I’ll toss to the world…….

MODG December 18, 2012 at 11:38 am

let us know specifically how we can help. gift cards? toys? clothes?

Tag December 19, 2012 at 7:05 pm

gift cards to the market… or what have you any bit will help. thanks!

Kiki December 17, 2012 at 2:08 pm

***TO GIVE***

I am so overwhelmed by all of the heartbreaking stories and generous souls that have commented so far. I do not know how to select a specific person to help, when I read so many posts from people who could benefit from things that I, to be honest, often take for granted as an ordinary life expense.

SO….here is what I would like to offer: 5 grocery store gift cards to Ralphs/Kroger or any other grocery store of the recipient’s choosing that sells gift cards online. If there are 5 families that need some help please contact blueeyebetty AT gmail DOT COM with your mailing address and I will send you a gift card. If Kroger is not accessible to you please let me know if there is another grocer that you prefer.

Also, I have boys jeans (size 8) and some boys (size small) tees to donate. They are all in good condition.

Blessings to you all. xxx

Amanda December 17, 2012 at 3:26 pm

Hi. I am emailing you regarding the gift card.

Christina webber December 17, 2012 at 5:40 pm

Hi my name is Christina. I have three kids, and it’s very hard to put food on the table. A lot of times I don’t eat so they can, and that’s ok. I don’t have those stores by my house, I have either Rainbow Foods our Cub Foods. If you could help my kids with food, I would be so very grateful!!! Please email me at christinawebber20 AT gmail DOT Com

Jason Thuringer December 17, 2012 at 9:47 pm

I’m struggling with ways to put food on the table if there is anyway you could help me and my 5 children with a gift card to cub or rainbow please email me at jasondabaptist AT yahoo DOT com

theresa gianna December 17, 2012 at 6:11 pm

i am emailing you now. thank you for this offer.

Danielle December 17, 2012 at 6:47 pm

I could use a grocery card. My daughter has a gluten free diet and its so expensive. :( we have near us stop n shop, whole foods and big Y. I would be so grateful. Dbrauch@me.com

Darlene N December 17, 2012 at 10:20 pm

I could use a grocery card for Walmart if that is a possiblilty. It would be nice to provide my grandchildren(adopted) with some food and snacks over Christmas break. Thank you for your generosity. email.darlene@yahoo.com

Chantel December 17, 2012 at 2:13 pm

*IN NEED*

Hi everyone, I’m a mom of two kids 14 and almost 10. I have a decent job but my significant other had been out of work for a very long time. She is finally employed but the salary at $10/hour helps buy groceries and fill up the gas tank to get us to and from work and that’s it. Oh forgot to mention that right after she got the job her car died. So I get up at 4am to drive her to work, come home and attempt to go back to sleep, drive my 9yo to school, drive myself to work, my gf takes the bus to my job to pick up the car and then I take two buses to get home after a very long work day.

Anyway, we are running around with our one and only car and we need 4 new tires like yesterday. Because she was out of work for so long we are behind on all our bills. Finding $400 for new tires is not possible us. It would mean not being able to afford groceries or paying our utility bills. It would be a blessing for my family to receive a gift card to National Tire & Battery (NTB) or Just Tires or PepBoys that we could use towards the purchase new tires. When I’m driving up and a down the highway at 4am I’m praying one of the tires doesn’t fall off. :-/

Thank you reading my rambling… I can be reached at chantelly AT gmail DOT com

MODG December 18, 2012 at 11:38 am

pepboys gift card for tires?

Chantel December 18, 2012 at 2:21 pm

Yes MODG, the PepBoys by my house does tire installation. :)

Ali December 18, 2012 at 3:11 pm

I can’t do much, but I’d love to help. I will email you to get your mailing address. You can’t have tires falling off a car!

Chantel December 20, 2012 at 2:42 pm

Thank you so so MUCH Ali. I’m just now seeing this reply. Checked my email and spam folder and realized I wrote the wrong email address. It’s chantelly21 AT gmail DOT com

:)

Momma's angel December 17, 2012 at 2:15 pm

I don’t know where to begin. My little one has been through so much. I cannot work right now because of all the appts and therapy appts. He is 5 an has sensory and autism along with ADHD and ODD. The amount of therapy he needs takes up the whole week. Between OT, therapy, appts with dr and the naturopath my fiancé is helping with bills and etc. I don’t expect anyone to be able to help with this request but I figure I would give it a shot. He uses a ipad at therapy and OT to communicate and to strengthen motor skills and hand eye coordination. The therapist recomenned for us to purchase one for him that has the new processor as it is compatible with the app he needs to use. We were able to get our doctor to write a script for the ipad 2/3 and the app but I’m fighting the insurance company about it. They say so far I would have to purchase it and then they could see if they could reimburse me. I don’t have the money to put up for it. I know how much it would help but I don’t know what else to do. So given how exp they are I was hoping maybe someone or a new one and has an older 2gen/3rd gen laying around that they do not use. If you do or have any questions please email me at mommasangel1206@gmail.com. We were able to get some gifts for Christmas but not alot and he would be so excited to be able to open one of these on Christmas morning if that’s at all possible I know it’s alot :(

Merry Christmas.

megan December 17, 2012 at 2:32 pm

does the first generation ipad not have the correct processor?

Momma's angel December 17, 2012 at 2:39 pm

No it doesn’t :( only the 2nd on. But that would be better than not having one

Momma's angel December 17, 2012 at 6:07 pm

With some research I’ve found the difference. Apparently the app requires the processor in the 2. At this point tho I’m sure he would do just fine with any generation ipad. Thank you all.

megan December 17, 2012 at 6:47 pm

is there anything else your son might need at christmas? i’m sorry i don’t have a 2/3 gen ipad to give to him.

Momma's angel December 17, 2012 at 6:52 pm

He loves Thomas the train. We bought a few things for him but nothing close to enough. He has a few pieces of tracks but would love a set. He is also asking for Percy. That would be wonderful. Thank you so much

megan December 17, 2012 at 6:54 pm

i’m going to email you now.

Momma's angel December 17, 2012 at 11:05 pm

If anyone has an extra one I would be extremely grateful. I just heard from te ins company and they will not be able to pay/reimburse as it is not a “medical” need. I am so sad because they will pay for a 4000.00 device but not this and that device only helps with speech. This is a medical need for my son as are hearing aids or others things that help children. :(

Liveonlove December 17, 2012 at 3:24 pm

Hi everyone,

I apologize if this comes as a double post. I don’t think the one I sent earlier went through.
I will do my best to make this short just in case it does double post. I am a single mom of a 16 month old and a 17 year old daughter. The youngest is taken care of for Christmas as he really doesn’t know the difference, however I’ve taken in custody of my oldest niece recently. She was having horrible horrible things done to her by my sisters husband, and needless to say, when my sister stood up for him I went and got her from that house with only the clothes on her back amid tons of police officers in the middle of the night.
Things have been a little tough as I try to take off work to get her to therapy appointments, the DA, we have a trial preperations coming up and things in the house have been slightly off to say the least. My oldest has been sharing her clothes since I’ve not had the extra to get either of them anything since I’m doing good to try to keep them fed since that comes first. I’d love to get the girls maybe a pair of jeans. They wear the same size. About a size 12/14 and maybe a new shirt each or a set of pj pants/sweatshirt(They like those xl for lounging around) They know that with the circumstances that things are VERY tight with the holiday as my number one priority is making sure they are healthy, protected and fed and they have been very accepting of this. I would just like to surprise them with a small something

I also have some necklaces that I’ve made and not been able to sell yet with everything going on. They are little bird nest necklaces with the little eggs entwined into them. If someone is in need of something like that and it may help please feel free to email me. I would love to try to help as well.

I can be reached at liveonlove1994 at g mails

Happy Holidays

Lauren December 17, 2012 at 3:53 pm

Hi,
I have lots of rarely worn/never worn clothes in those sizes that I was about to go through and either sell or take to goodwill including jeans, shorts, and khakis, and a few tops. I would much rather send them to you. I’ll send you an email soon, so I can get your information. What a wonderful Aunt to stand up for your niece.

MNP December 17, 2012 at 3:59 pm

What size shoes do the girls wear? I have several pairs of 8.5 that have never even been worn.

Mikia December 17, 2012 at 4:36 pm

I just emailed you!

Sarah Macon December 17, 2012 at 3:40 pm

***TO GIVE***
I know we aren’t supposed to be doing the “to give” thing but I can’t go through 600 comments at work so if anyone needs anything I list please email me at sejmacon {at} gmail {dot} com.
I have lots of baby girl clothes size 18M-2T
Toddler girl shoes size 6-7
Toddler girl socks
stuffed animals
Kids books
Kids DVDs
A good bit of women’s clothes size 6-8 & Small & Medium
Womens Shoes size 8
Mens shirts size Large
Mens Pants size 34×30
I can do a couple Target or grocery store gift cards as well.

Amanda December 17, 2012 at 3:51 pm

Hi my name is Amanda and we are a struggling family of three. I would be interested in the toddler girl clothing as I have a one year old little girl… She fits 18-2t. Or even a gift card if possible. My email is
Amanda_a1986 AT hotmail DOT com

Christina December 17, 2012 at 4:13 pm

Dear Sarah,
You are so sweet to be posting this!! I have a post on here that nobody has been able to respond to quite yet, and if you are still willing to help with gift cards, I would appreciate it so much. I am a struggling single mom of three, and buying food and presents is almost impossible. A lot of times I go without eating so there is enough for my kids. Their dad robbed my house a month ago, and he took all of their stuff. It’s simply heartbreaking, because they are wonderful kids. Merry Christmas to you and your family. Could you please email me at christinawebber20 AT gmail DOT com.

Ali December 17, 2012 at 7:19 pm

We could use your help. Please email me at alivaughn6 AT YAHOO DOT COM
I would greatly appreciate it.

Jason Thuringer December 17, 2012 at 9:53 pm

This post means the most to me . I’m a single father out here looking for someone to help me out alittle bit anything will make a difference when It comes to making my kids happy for a holiday like Christmas please Email me at jasondabaptist AT yahoo DOT com Thanks

Jason Thuringer December 17, 2012 at 9:57 pm

Hi Sarah ,
just read this post and was Thinking this would fit me alot . I’m a single father out here with 5 children and anything would make a difference could you please email me at jasondabaptist AT yahoo DOT com Thanks.

Samantha December 18, 2012 at 8:41 pm

Sarah I have a post on here for my best friend, but my yougest niece could use some more clothes (18m) if they have not been spoken for and she loves stuffed animals, and kid DVD’s please email me at lashadowgirl2003 AT yahoo DOT com thank you.

tiffani December 18, 2012 at 10:07 pm

Hi im a singlee mom of five very loving kids wewere lucky enough to receive coats for My children however they are on Christmas break for two weeks and I have no way to provide them lunch and breakfast that they usually receive at school if you could help with gift cards that would be great and maybe a did since we can’t afford cable would give them something new to watch . my email is tifrymal224 at email dot com please let me know if you can help.

Jamie Mother of three December 17, 2012 at 3:41 pm

**In Need** My husband and I are having a hard time getting our girls Christmas gifts this year, we had to travel out of town because my brother was in critical care on a venilator and the hospital was six hours away. A week after coming home my husband lost his job. His company laid off 60+ people right before Christmas. Any little bit would help. Our girls are 11, 6 & 1. Thank you, God bless!

Jamie Mother of three December 17, 2012 at 3:45 pm

My email is karebearsmommyAThotmailDOTcom

Elsie W December 17, 2012 at 4:11 pm

Hi Jaime,

I would love to help! I’ll send you an email now.

Elsie

Elsie W December 19, 2012 at 10:15 am

Hi Jaime,

I sent you an email on Monday, but haven’t heard anything. Did you get it? Feel free to email me at eewilburn AT gmail DOT com.

Elsie

Sharon December 17, 2012 at 6:09 pm

Hi Jamie, I’d love to help make your Christmas a little brighter this year for your girls. Can you please email me at Shazbah AT aol DOT com with any specific gifts you’d like for your girls and your address?

Sharon December 17, 2012 at 6:17 pm

Nevermind, I’ll email you!

Jessica Lara December 17, 2012 at 4:35 pm

**IN NEED**
My need is actually not a Christmas wish. I have a job and five wonderful kids. However i needed surgery and have been off work unpaid for over a month now. I have goney through my savings and had to return gifts to by food. The last week i haven’t been able to grocery shop because i spentt the last of my money on rent so we have a home. My kids cry themselves to sleep because they are so so hungry. Please someone help my children. We would really appreciate gift cards or e gift cards that can be printed out so we can go food shopping as soon as possible.My job is there for me as soon as my doctor releases me to work so i hope to help someone else out as soon as i get on my feet. We just never imagined I wouldn’t be out of work this long. my email is lovinmomo5 at aol dot com thank you for even taking the time to read this Merry Christmas

megan December 17, 2012 at 7:08 pm

jessica, where do you food shop? is there a store near you that offers e-cards?

Jessica Lara December 17, 2012 at 9:46 pm

walmart offers e cards annd they have lot of food cheaply priced.

Rosie December 18, 2012 at 10:11 am

I am emailing you now.

Emily December 18, 2012 at 1:46 pm

I helped out Ms. Jessica. I’m sure she would appreciate additional help as well!

Nicole December 17, 2012 at 4:47 pm

My in need comment won’t post. If this goes through I’ll post my in need below

Alyssa Fitz December 17, 2012 at 4:48 pm

**IN NEED**
I was here last year. I received and gave what little I could to those in need as well. I was the struggling family with a kid and one on the way with a heart defect. And here I am a year later, still struggling, but this time as a single mom. Shortly after my son was born my husband couldnt handle the stress of an “ill” child and bolted. My youngest is now the healiest, strongest kid out there but his medical bills have taken a toll on me emotiomnally, physically and financially. My oldest often asks when daddy is coming home and I dont have an answer for him. I dont have the money to give my kids the Christmas they deserve. They deserve to be cherished and loved this holiday season. They went through countless doctors appointments and stress all year long and they are only three and one. If anyone has gently used toys, or books it would be greatly appreciated. They loves cars, and trains and Toy Story. My email is Ly.lou7@gmail.com

Alyssa Fitz December 17, 2012 at 4:53 pm

I misspelled my email. it is Lys DOT lou7 AT gmail DOT com

meg December 17, 2012 at 5:58 pm

Alyssa, I would love to help! Emailing you now. :)

Alyssa Fitz December 17, 2012 at 4:51 pm

Correction my email is Lys DOT Lou7 AT gmail DOT com

Megan December 17, 2012 at 5:03 pm

** in need**
I read every single comment and everyone is so generous and amazing. My need isn’t very big but here it is anyway. My husband and I work hard but we have entry-level jobs and don’t bring home much. We have the sweetest, most loving 2 year old boy with another one due in 6 months. This has been the hardest year for us yet and it has tested our faith and we have survived. We lost our pregnancy earlier this year, which was so incredibly heart breaking. I missed a few weeks of work between my depression and long miscarriage process. At the same time, my father-in-law passed away from a long battle with liver disease. 2 months later, my husband was laid off. By the Grace of God, he found work after only one month. All these things put us just behind enough on everything that we haven’t yet caught our breaths or gotten everything paid up. We have a few small toys for my son ( some Hotwheels for his stocking) but nothing to open from us or from Santa. He loves anything From Disney Cars or any kind of trucks that are annoying with lights/sounds :) We are lucky to have older cousins of his that have given us a load of winter clothes but he has very few socks. He wears toddler size 7 shoes (socks are usually sized by shoe size). If anyone could help my lil bub have a gift or two to open, we would be forever blessed by your kindness. Thanks!! My email is m_moore862003 AT yahoo DOT com

meg December 17, 2012 at 5:42 pm

Megan, I would love to help your family! Emailing you now. :)

Brooke December 17, 2012 at 7:51 pm

Hi Megan -

I would love to help. I too suffered a MC this year which came right on the heels of my grandfather passing. I literally FEEL your pain. My husband and I are still trying on baby #1. I would love to help you with yours <3.

Please email me at brooke dot ginty at gmail dot com.

Megan December 17, 2012 at 8:33 pm

Brooke- thank you! I sent an email

Jennifer December 17, 2012 at 5:15 pm

**IN NEED**
I’ve never had to ask for help,so I really don’t know what to say! It’s so embarrassing asking for help.
We have always struggled to make it,but this last year has been unbelievably hard. My husband does roofing and his work has been so slow the last 6 months and now has completely stopped. He took the truck driver course at Greenville Tech and got his CDL’s but can’t find any work:( I’m just a CNA and lucky to make $150 aweek.I wouldn’t ask,but we are already 2 months behind on our house and the bills just won’t stop coming! We tried to teach our kids that christmas isn’t about presents but of course they are kids and want presents.I already get upset just thinking about their poor faces on christmas morning,so Anything would be greatly appreciated!! We have a 12 yr old girl and 4 yr old boy. Thanks so much!! jennifer_anderson_22 at yahoo dot com

Elizabeth December 17, 2012 at 5:56 pm

Jennifer,

I would like to send you something. Check your email.

Elizabeth

Jennifer December 17, 2012 at 6:05 pm

Thank you Elizabeth! But I didn’t get a email.

CR December 17, 2012 at 9:24 pm

Hi,

I’d like to help -sending you an email.

lo December 18, 2012 at 3:19 pm

I just emailed you. I’d like to send a little gift for your daughter.

Yesenia December 17, 2012 at 5:23 pm

* In Need*
I am hoping somebody can help my family I have 4 kids and this year has been rough with my son in the hospital at the beginning of the year with asthma attacks and my oldest having trouble with moving we are just wishing to give our kids a good Christmas 2 Boys 6/9 and girls 18/7
I am just hoping to get them one gift each and something on the table they made their Santa list and it breaks my heart I can’t get their list come true with bills past due it’s hard and needing new tires. I just want them to have a great Christmas maybe a gift card for some toys

We have target/ Walmart my email is yeseniagc at yahoo dot com

Yesenia December 17, 2012 at 7:51 pm

Correct email yeseniagc28 at yahoo dot com

Yesenia December 18, 2012 at 1:21 pm

Can anybody help my family

Ashley December 19, 2012 at 2:36 am

I can help. I will email you.

Sarah December 17, 2012 at 5:41 pm

Hello, I am writing this community to ask for help for my best friend of 19 years. She is 31 years old and her mother passed away on Friday at the young age of 51. She has 3 sisters, 21, 27, 29 and a little brother who is only 11 years old. Her mother passed away unexpectedly and did not have life insurance, nor was she working. They will receive less then $300.00 from Social Security to help cover the funeral costs, which is around $6,000.00 and that is with having her cremated and a small church service. They do not have the money to cover the funeral costs. Her funeral is this Saturday and they have to have the money to the funeral home by then. I am asking that someone please help in any way that you can! They only have one mom and they want to have these services to say goodbye. Flowers and any donations would be so very appreciated as the kids are on their own to cover all expenses!! Thank you so much in advance! Sarah
Here is the information:
Marietta M. Bard, 51, of Honey Brook, passed away on Friday, Dec. 14, 2012, at the Geisinger Medical Center of Danville.
The funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 22, at the Wilde Funeral Home, 434 Main St., Parkesburg, PA 19365, with a viewing from 10 to 11 a.m.
Interment will be at the convenience of the family.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Wilde Funeral Home at the above address to help offset the cost of the service.

MODG December 18, 2012 at 11:36 am

donations or flowers anyone?

HeatherRose December 18, 2012 at 12:58 pm

I’ve contacted the funeral home and am trying to make a small donation. It’s not much, but hopefully it’ll help some. I’m afraid to mail a check at this point because of the timing, but if the funeral home is able to take payment via paypal or over the phone, I’ll post again and let people know…

ronna sellers December 17, 2012 at 6:41 pm

Ronna Sellers December 15, 2012 at 9:04 pm

**IN NEED**

My husband n I are disabled n taking care of our 2 yr old granddaughter. I have been waiting 3 yrs for SSI due to a tumor in my left hip that prevents me from working, my husband broke a vertebrae in his back 9 months ago while working, that prevents him from the same. the courts n our bad run is preventing us of having anything this Christmas. We are Lucky to have a place to live, but I would like my granddaughter to have a better Christmas than we are able to provide this particular year. I ask for your prayers on next yr being better n any help would be so appreciated. E-Mail me at sellersrm@yahoo.com

MODG December 18, 2012 at 11:36 am

please let us know specifically how we can help? what are you looking for? toys? gift cards?

Ronna Sellers December 18, 2012 at 5:07 pm

gift cards would be helpful for groceries or to get a few things for the baby.

meg December 20, 2012 at 3:37 pm

hello ronna, i can help. please check your email. thanks.

Laura December 17, 2012 at 6:42 pm

**IN NEED** This is actually for my sister, husband & 6 kids! Ill try and make this brief as possible. Her husband just got back from deployment 5 months ago for the 2nd time. They decided that re enlisting wasn’t a good idea since they have 4 small ones and momma is not working. Every year they Never have Xmas. I don’t even think the kids have ever been able to be excited that Santa was coming cause my sister and husband never know if they will have last minute money for gifts..
As of right now my brother in law is working full time with a getting by job.
If its not a car breaking down, or a kid getting sick, more diapers, formula, gas, mortgage, bills, bills, bills. That’s all they can afford. If even that.
Most of the time they can get their kids 1 thing and then tell the kids when they get their taxes they will get them more.
I feel bad. Wish I could help them. But, money is tight on my end as well..
Anyway, If anyone would be interested in helping, the kids ages are (girl-6mo) (Boy-2) (Girl-4) (Boy-13) (Boy-18) & (Boy-21)

Laura December 17, 2012 at 11:27 pm

Just an Fyi! They are not lazy people. They are constantly on the go go go! There is never a break in that house and not to mention they also take care of their granddaughter while both of the parent are in treatment.
Their whole life just seams like bad luck one after another.
They can never just catch a break.
I truly hope someone can hear me out and let my nephews and nieces have a relaxing Xmas!
Thanks a bunch! <3

MODG December 18, 2012 at 11:35 am

Please let us know the ages of the kids and specifically what you’d like for help. Toys? gift cards?

Laura December 18, 2012 at 3:18 pm

Hi, thank you so much for replying!!
The kids ages are (girl-6mo) (Boy-2) (Girl-4) (Boy-13) (Boy-18) & (Boy-21)
The older ones don’t necessarily need much. Maybe gift cards!
The younger ones toys, book, play-doh. Just some fun inexpensive things that will be fun to open.
Mom and Dad defiantly need a break..

Kelly December 18, 2012 at 10:46 pm

Hi Laura,
I’d like to help. Please email me at kdefinis AT thedubingroup DOT com

Beth December 17, 2012 at 6:47 pm

In need.
I am posting more for my own therapy than as an expectation for remedy. All I want for Christmas, and every other day of the year, is to have a baby. For almost five years we’ve hoped each month would be our month. We’ve never been close. We have spent money that easily would have “cured” many others situations but couldn’t cure our desire.

My husband and I have dedicated our professional lives to the service of children and families, knowing this may be our only means to be able to parent. We have no neices, nephews, cousins. We have no Christmas morning toy assembly. We have no “read it again” bedtimes, no sticky faces, no 2 am feedings. We may never.

We do have so much though, we have full bellies and warm beds and share this fortune with as many as we can all year long. We do not have the access to our only hope; IVF.

We also have not told anyone of our awful journey. We have suffered in silence, allowing assumptions of satisfaction to quell rumors. But I am tired of the silence. I need help. I need a miracle of either acceptance of this life or of means to make my one dream come true.

I don’t expect an IVF money miracle, but you all have the power to pray for our, my, acceptance. I pray all of your Christmas miracles come true as well.

Alie December 17, 2012 at 7:14 pm

Although I’m not familiar with them, I know there are several organizations that offer grants and other financial assistance to couples needing IVF… I’m sure a quick search could stir up a few? Also, Stirrup Queens is a great website and resource, and a fantastic network of bloggers to help you feel less alone in this journey! My husband and I are just starting to deal with infertility ourselves, and even though we’re at the early stages, I completely understand how isolating it can be, not to mention the total frustration of the financial drain (we’ve spent over $2,000 in just two months on diagnostics alone… and we DO have insurance). Wishing you all the best…

Lindsay December 18, 2012 at 1:00 pm

Well I needed a good cry. I can only imagine the pain you’re going through. I wish so badly that I could offer something other than prayers but that’s all I have. I will be praying for peace for you and your husband no matter the outcome. Miracles DO happen and I hope that you’re on the receiving end of one. God Bless you!

tiffani December 17, 2012 at 9:56 pm

I literally cried my eyes out when I read this miracle message. I vow to pray every night that you will one day have a baby to call your own. I truly wish I could do more but I can’t. But know that I will be thinking of you and your husband each and everyday! Merry Christmas

Beth December 17, 2012 at 10:20 pm

Thank you ladies, prayers are so deeply appreciated.

Sabrina December 20, 2012 at 2:50 pm

Hi Beth,

I know you may have tried everything, but there are sometimes some diet related things you can try to help with fertility. Sometimes undiagnosed food allergies or blood sugar imbalances can effect fertility. I am a nutritionist with some experience in this– I’d be glad to help you out via email. Email me at sabrina DOT ramme AT yahoo DOT com if you would like some help. You would be surprised how much you can do with food to effect hormone balance.

HeatherRose December 18, 2012 at 12:45 pm

I’m a writer and editor and I’ve done some grant writing – if you find any of the organizations that offer grants/financial assistance to people seeking IVF treatment, I’d be happy to help with writing/editing a grant application. My email is heather dot r dot miliman at gmail dot com.

Amanda December 21, 2012 at 9:46 pm

My husband and I battled infertility for almost 3 years before our prayers were answered (those prayers were accompanied by 2 ivfs and 5 embryo transfers before our miracles arrived). You are not alone. My heart hurts for the pain you are going through, I know it all too well. I will hold you in my prayers. Please email me, there’s a little something I’d like to send your way that helped me along the way.
a-litko AT hotmail DOT com

Ashley December 17, 2012 at 6:47 pm

***IN NEED*** I stumbled across this amazing website while looking for help on my birth club. I have never asked for help in my life but find myself at a desperate point. I am 29 and just finished my masters degree. I am a teacher for children 3 to 5 years old with severe special needs. We have a 4 month old son. I had to take several months off of work to care for my son. The family leave act will only pay me 1/3 of my paycheck, which was a joke to begin with and now is almost non-existant. My husband has recently been laid off from his job, working for the town, doing work on the parks. My son has been very sick with chronic reflux and GI issues. We have been in and out of doctor’s offices since he was born. We are having difficulty putting food on the table and keeping our house. Christmas doesn’t seem possible this year. Not even sure what I am really asking for. Just feeling very helpless. My email is ash_linn AT hotmail DOT com. I will answer any question you may have.

Jennifer December 17, 2012 at 8:07 pm

Ashley-
I would like to help you. Please check your email.
Jennifer

Beth December 17, 2012 at 6:49 pm

*IN NEED* Hi, my name is Beth. I am a single mother of a great 4 year old boy named Royal. Royal is in need of a new bed and bedding….twin size. He is currently still sleeping in his crib that has been converted to a toddler bed because I cannot afford to buy him a new bed. I am currently unemployed and struggling to pay any bills, buy Christmas presents, well basically anything including the bed that he needs. I am posting on here as a shot in the dark and a prayer that someone will help me. I have never done this before so I really don’t know what else to say…
Thank you for taking your time to read my request for help.

Beth and Royal

CR December 17, 2012 at 9:32 pm

I would like to help – what is your email?

Beth December 17, 2012 at 10:49 pm

Thank you CR. My email is pearsonclan5@ yahoo dot com.

Ashley December 17, 2012 at 6:50 pm

**Wants to help**

Hello! I am a single mother of an almost 4 year old girl. I know how hard the holidays can be in general, let alone while feeling as though you are unable to provide 100%. I am extremely lucky and blessed for what my daughter and I have and would like to help out. I can’t help out financially, but if there is someone out there who needs girl 2T/3T clothes (especially warm!), I would love to send a package!!! Please reply here first and I will give me email! I just don’t want to give my email and feel bad if a lot of people email :( Merry Christmas everyone!!!!

Rudy December 17, 2012 at 7:57 pm

Hi. I am a single dad to a 17 almost 18 month old. We could definitely use the clothes and are interested!
My email is acostar1990@gmail.com

Ashley December 18, 2012 at 10:20 am

Hi Rudy!

I am at work and can’t email back quite yet, but I have seen your post and will get back to you tonight!!!

Rudy December 18, 2012 at 10:55 am

Thank you so much. I really appreciate it and will be checking my email tonight.

Samantha December 17, 2012 at 7:20 pm

**IN NEED** I am writing this for my best friend. She is 24 years old with 4 kids and has very little help. She has 3 boys (5, 3, &1) and 1 little girl (2). She does have a fulltime overnight job that pays the bills and doctor/hospital visits. She has not been able to work lately due to her youngest son being admited to the Children’s Hospital because he stopped breathing multiple times. The doctors are not sure what caused his to stop breathing and are not sure if he will make it. All 4 of her children have been in and out of the hospital this past year with many serious health conditions and they most likely will not be able to enjoy the holidays as a whole family this year. Please if you can help my best friend and her family. Gift Cards (Wal-Mart, Target, Gas Stations, Grocery Stores, etc.), Toys (Cars, Dolls, Balls, Action Figures, etc.) or anything else that may be able to help them. I would say clothes, but I do not know the appropriate sizes. Thank you in advance. Not only will I appreciate your help, I know that her and her children will as well.

~Samantha

MODG December 18, 2012 at 11:34 am

Hand me down toys anyone?

Alicia December 18, 2012 at 7:05 pm

Tons. Email me at adartshaw AT hotmail DOT com

Samantha December 18, 2012 at 8:26 pm

Thank you!! Emailing you now.

Jill December 17, 2012 at 7:48 pm

**IN NEED** My husband and I have decided to take in a family of 3 foster children and we will hopefully be getting the children this Friday, right before Christmas. We needed to buy a lot of things in order to be able to take in this family (a van, beds etc.) and we’re not getting any help from from DSS yet. It would be great if someone would send one toy for each child (boy 4yr, boy 3 yr, girl 2 yr) and a couple sets of twin sized sheets.

RD December 18, 2012 at 12:07 am

Can you share an address? Or email. I would like to help. Are you open to some hand me down clothing items as well? What is the weather where you are? Please email me rhettad AT yahoo DOT com

Jill December 18, 2012 at 10:09 pm

Hello RD, thank you for your offer! We’re not sure what their clothing situation will be (since we won’t have them until Friday) but we are definitely open to hand me downs. We live in a climate where they will definitely need warm coats/boots and jammies. Would you mind if I re-post on Friday once I have seen what they come with?

Jill December 18, 2012 at 10:13 pm

Sorry- didn’t read carefully, i was so excited. Will be emailing you asap!

Sara December 18, 2012 at 12:29 am

Hi Jill, That is so wonderful you are fostering this family. I can’t help with much, but I have a barely used set of fun-colored striped twin sheets a kid would like and a brand new in the package warm blanket I can send, if it will help. Post your email address if so.

Jill December 18, 2012 at 10:11 pm

We’d love the sheets! Thanks! my email is jbarbuti AT gmail DOT com If you email me I will give you my mailing address.

Sara December 19, 2012 at 6:05 pm

Jill, I emailed you yesterday but haven’t heard back. You must be busy! I’ll need your address though, so I can send something to you ASAP, so email me!

Mom in need December 17, 2012 at 8:19 pm

**IN NEED** Ive been a single mom for 15 yrs and have a wonderful teenage boy. Ive always had a job but two years ago I lost my car, my two jobs and my house. Been trying to get back on my feet ever since. My son is a little to old for toys but as a growing 15yr old boy, he could always use clothes and shoes this Christmas that fit and aren’t ripped. Anything would help. Thanks for reading……. tinkstth AT gmail DOT com

Rosie December 17, 2012 at 8:36 pm

Do you have an Old Navy or Kmart near you?

Mom in need December 19, 2012 at 12:58 am

Yes we have an old navy nearby

Ann December 17, 2012 at 8:28 pm

**IN NEED**
Hello, I am 22 years old and I have one year old twin boys. I am currently attempting to leave my mentally and physically abusive husband. My plans were halted when I lost my job a couple weeks ago and I have absolutely no money, and not much food. I haven’t been able to buy any gifts for my sons yet and it breaks my heart. Their father only makes enough to barely cover bills (thank goodness). I am very appreciative of this but I feel that my sons deserve a better Christmas than what I am able to give them. Any assistance or prayers would be appreciated! God bless you all!

Rebecca December 18, 2012 at 12:07 am

Hi Ann,
This sounds impossibly hard, but with the right support system I am sure you can get through it. What state are you in? There are agencies and people who can help you get out of an abusive situation and back on your feet. I used to work at a wonderful home in CT that was converted to a temporary house for women and children to re-start their lives. I would be more than happy to put you in touch with people who can help. Please email me at rekswims at iname dot com if you are interested in more information.
-Rebecca

Ann December 18, 2012 at 2:40 am

Thank you for your reply Rebecca, I will email you shortly. I also forgot to put my email on here before, it’s powerska AT etsu DOT edu

Ann December 18, 2012 at 2:42 am

Correction to my email: powerska AT goldmail.etsu DOT edu

ETSU December 18, 2012 at 11:01 am

I don’t have much financial way to help you but I have a huge family in TN and if you’re still near ETSU I have a few suggestions for assistance? email me at shockleyh at gmail dot com

Ann December 18, 2012 at 11:03 am

While Rebecca is very kind for extending her offer for information on places me and my sons can go, I have done most of this research myself and am weighing the possibilities. I was hoping that someone could assist in other ways, such as winter clothing for my 18 month old sons or maybe even a gift card for food so that I can make them a nice Christmas dinner? Anything would be greatly appreciated…

Ann December 18, 2012 at 11:05 am

I just saw your post ETSU, I will also email you shortly, I am always looking for advice/information on how to get myself and my sons out of the situation we are in, it’s been a struggle.

ETSU December 18, 2012 at 11:53 am

My uncle used to work for a Crisis agency there in Jefferson City, TN. I know that for just a few dollars, you can likely get some good warm clothes & food for your little guys. It’s called Appalachian Outreach. They also run the Samaritan House in Jeff City. I don’t know how far that is from you, but it is a home for abuse victims/ children/ moms in need. http://web.cn.edu/ao/SamHouse/SamHouse.htm Please email me. My uncle was high up there and his son still volunteers there as well as other family members of ours. I think maybe we could help you get in there or get some help. You deserve to be happy, healthy & safe Ann. I can get him on the phone and see what we can do if you’re interested.

Jennifer December 17, 2012 at 8:49 pm

***IN NEED***’
My name is Jennifer and I am 25 years old. I feel bad asking for any type of help when there are families with children that also need help. I recently had to have back surgery which is putting me off of work for a while without pay (this is the 2nd surgery in less than 2 years). I live at home with my parents but with me not working and my mom is unable to work due to multiple medical conditions we are living on my fathers paycheck alone. Because of this we are in danger of losing our car and have fallen behind on many other bills. I would really like to show my love and appreciations to my parents by getting them something small for Christmas or even being able to help out with groceries. I would really appreciate if you could help us but if you are unable to even your PRAYERS to get us through these difficult times would be appreciated. I pray that you and your families have a wonderful CHRISTmas and God Bless.

MODG December 18, 2012 at 11:34 am

Jennifer, what grocery stores are near you for gift cards? Let us know specifically what we could do for your mom for christmas

Jennifer December 18, 2012 at 12:17 pm

Thank you so much!!
We have Targets, walmart, kroger around us…my mom spends alot of time lounging around the house so if I would be able to get some new comfy lounging pajamas and maybe even get my dad some new lounging/pajama pants… or maybe something so that they are able to have a date night just the two of them…he never buys anything for homself and works really hard to support us

Jordan December 18, 2012 at 1:13 pm

jennifer – i would love to send you guys a gift card for the holidays.

please email me at jordanmarisasilverman at gmail dot com. looking forward to speaking with you!

Jennifer December 17, 2012 at 8:50 pm

Sorry forgot to leave my email: schulzj (at) bgnet(dot)bgsu(dot)edu
God Bless

nikki December 18, 2012 at 2:11 pm

Hi Jennifer,

I am emailing you now. I can help.

Nikki :)

Natalie December 17, 2012 at 8:51 pm

***IN NEED***
So this isn’t actually for me, but for a dear friend who would never ask for anything like this. She and her husband do a project every month where they raise donations and then cook and serve at least 200 meals to the homeless. Their kids used their allowances this month to buy winter hats to hand out with this month’s food. They don’t do it to “get” anything, but because they feel like it’s the right thing to do.

Her husband lost his job a couple of days ago and things were already hand to mouth for them. They have a 10 year old girl who loves Dr. Who and reading, an 8 year old boy who likes skateboarding and comic book heroes, a 5 year old girl who likes sparkles and unicorns and an 18 month old girl who was born very premature and just started wearing 12 mo. clothes. I would love to see these kids get some secret Santa anything (toys, clothes, books, whatever) because they have been so compassionate with strangers and it would be great to show them that works both ways. I can give you their address for shipping if this sounds good to you. Thanks and happy holidays!!

Ana December 17, 2012 at 9:47 pm

Natalie,
I would like to help. Please send me an email with an address I can ship the gifts too.
Thanks,
Ana
FOLINI at AOL DOT COM

MODG December 18, 2012 at 11:33 am

Natalie, the comment below is for you as well

Natalie December 18, 2012 at 3:22 pm

Thank you SO MUCH! Email sent with their address! I just want to say that with all of the negativity in the news I have been really down and Operation WANA and you wonderful ladies have pretty much single-handedly restored my faith in the goodness of humanity. I know that might sound extreme, but I’m pregnant and everything is extreme right now ;) Seriously, awesome.

Andrea J. December 17, 2012 at 9:17 pm

Natalie-
Please send me their address. My family and I would love to help.

Ajohnson1012 at hotmail dot com

-Andrea J.

Tammy December 17, 2012 at 9:28 pm

**IN NEED**

I have read though all these post and this is all so wonderful!! I am not in need but my daughter is. She has a 2 year old and a 3 month old and lost her husband while she was pregnant earlier this year. Her husband worked and they had enough but never any excess. When her husband passed she had to start working right away and now works two jobs and only sleeps a few hours each day so she can spend as much time with her babies as possible. She counts every penny and goes without everything so her children can have everything they need and she was even able to use coupons and sales to make sure they have some presents under the tree. She goes without so much. She has no clothes that do not have holes in them and since her feet grew during her pregnancy and never went back she only has flip flops that fit her feet. She gained alot of weight during her pregnancy and it makes it much harder for her to find clothes that fit at a price she can afford. She is constantly afraid she will get in trouble at her work for wearing sandals but tries her best to hide her feet from her boss and jokes with her co-workers that her feet get hot so she wears sandals in the winter. Can anyone help my daughter with some clothes without holes or some warm shoes?? She wears a size 10 shoe and 2x/3x tops and 22 size pants. If anyone could help that would be so wonderful because I am not able to help myself. She is such a hard working wonderful mother and really deserves it!

Tammy December 17, 2012 at 9:32 pm

Forgot my email! tammy1109 AT live DOT com

Karli December 17, 2012 at 10:33 pm

What type of shoes does she need for work? I would love to buy her a pair.

Tammy December 17, 2012 at 10:45 pm

She needs shoes that are somewhat dressy but also comfortable since she is on her feet for 8 hours. Thank you so much!

Karli December 17, 2012 at 10:54 pm

I just sent you an email before seeing your reply. If you reply to my email (karli.davis AT gmail DOT com) with a color preference and address, a pair will be on their way tonight :)

Darbi December 18, 2012 at 3:43 pm

OMG! I CAN HELP!!!

Darbi December 18, 2012 at 3:46 pm

OMG! I CAN HELP!!! I am not in a great of a place this year as I was last year monetarily. Last year I was able to buy gift cards for a couple of families and just can’t this year. I’ve lost a bunch of weight this year and have TONS of clothes that would fit her. I literally just bagged up 5 trash bags worth of stuff and was about to take it to Goodwill. PLEASE email me, I would love to send her some stuff. I even wear a size 10 shoe and can dig through those as well! darbi DOT e DOT lynn @ gmail DOT com

Nicole December 17, 2012 at 9:37 pm

**IN NEED** I’ve tried posting comments with my story and such but they don’t seem to be getting through. I have a 1 1/2 year old daughter, times are tough and we could really use anything to give our little girl a great Christmas. We’ve been surviving off only my very small income from my knitting business and if you aren’t able to help in any other way, support with a simple “like” or “share” of my business page to help me support my family would be great. PeasAndCoos on FB. I’d be happy to take any custom orders or send a crocheted child’s hat in return for your generosity. Shoes, socks, cloth diapers, and diaper liners are things that are on our need list. She wears size 7 shoes and 3T clothes. Crossing my fingers this comment makes it through. nicoledevon at gmail dot com

Nicole December 17, 2012 at 9:38 pm

It worked! Here’s what I have been trying to put as a comment all day with a little bit of my story:

Hi there, I have a 1 1/2 year old daughter who will be having a very small Christmas this year. Seems each holiday season becomes a struggle for us. Things were going great until my husband became unable to work due to carpal tunnel, cubital tunnel, and a (so far) undiagnosed neck problem. He will be needing 3 surgeries and gets the first one on the 27th of this month. Any form of disability assistance has an undetermined waiting time and we are left with only my knitting/crocheting business as our income (which isn’t much since I just started it back up not too long ago). We luckily bought just a few things ahead of time that we saved for Christmas, so my daughter will have at least a couple things to open, but any help is greatly appreciated. We don’t live near much so a lot of the money we do have goes to gas to get to/from the grocery store and Dr. appointments. I understand there are people with children who will have NO gifts this Christmas, so please…help them first since I am grateful for the couple my daughter will have.

Nicole December 17, 2012 at 9:39 pm

But if you do choose to help, anything is so appreciated. We don’t need big or shiny or expensive. Anything for her to open would bring a smile to her (and my) face. Last year we were struggling as well and WANA was such an amazing thing for us. It’s amazing that just a few people sending little amounts to my PayPal and we were able to have a Christmas for our daughter. I’d like to thank all of you for being here and reading this and giving what you can, because even the little things truly do add up.

Nicole December 17, 2012 at 9:41 pm

I would also like to give what I can back to anyone that helps us and would be happy to crochet a hat in return to your generosity. I ask for nothing specifically, but my daughter is in size 7 shoes and could definitely use shoes as well as socks (3T). Cloth diapers/trainers are also very useful and appreciated. I’d also love any business brought my way. If it is a “like” on FB, or an order from my shop, it would help me in growing my business and supporting my family which is a HUGE blessing.

Nicole December 17, 2012 at 9:42 pm

My FB page for my business is PeasAndCoos (I do most of my orders through FB but you can find an Etsy link there as well) and my email is nicoledevon at gmail dot com.

Happy holidays everyone and thank you from the bottom of my heart!

Vicki December 18, 2012 at 12:35 am

Hi Nicole. I’ve got you. I’ll send you an email.

kelly December 18, 2012 at 11:42 pm

Hi Nicole – I’d be happy to send cloth diapers and a few toys/books. Check your email!

Angel December 17, 2012 at 9:43 pm

***IN NEED***

My name is Angel and I have two children. One boy age 15 and one girl age 11. I work full-time to provide for my family and it seems like I can never get ahead. This year started out alright and we were making ends meet until September 7th. My father passed away that day and it has been so hard ever since. After helping my mother with funeral costs and her day to day living, there isn’t much left this christmas for my kids. I am now two months behind in rent and it seems like once I get one month paid, the next month is due again. I have tried to get help from the county but they say I make too much and can’t help. I only make $12 an hour and my rent is $1025 a month. The bills just seem to keep piling up one after another. I receive NO kind of assistance at all. My kids are very understanding and say that it’s ok if they get nothing this year but I know deep down they don’t mean that. I’m not asking for much but maybe a gift card for clothes for them or a gift card for groceries so we can have a nice xmas dinner. I think it’s wonderful that so many people are able to be helped thru this blog and I hope that someday I might be able to help someone out in return. Thank you for your time and merry christmas!!

CR December 17, 2012 at 10:00 pm

Hi- I’d love to help. What is your email?

Angel December 17, 2012 at 10:22 pm

Thank you so much. My email is cheneynate AT yahoo DOT com

Angel December 17, 2012 at 10:44 pm

Hi CR..I hope that you seen my email address..

CR December 17, 2012 at 10:50 pm

Just emailed you!

Angel December 17, 2012 at 11:03 pm

thank you, I did receive it. I hope you got my response.

Scarlett December 17, 2012 at 9:45 pm

Can anyone help with gift cards for our family? To say, for instance walmart? We are below poverty level and a family of 5 with 3 kids under the age of 6. All of us except for my 20 month old are having to see specialists for medical issues they cant resolve and none are related to each other. My husband is only getting 7 hours a week. We do receive food stamps but that doesnt cover the cost of basic necessities. I save more at walmart and could also use a gift card there for gas since all of our doctors are in different counties, cities, and states. We have to scrape pennies just to keep the electricity on! If you can help, please let me know!

Scarlett December 17, 2012 at 11:42 pm

I just need other necessities not food related and some gas to make all these appointments, so it shouldnt be much and could use some dog food for our dog, so anything can help!

Scarlett December 18, 2012 at 8:03 am

anyone?

Suganya December 18, 2012 at 8:18 am

Hi Scarlett-

What is yoru e-mail?

S

Scarlett December 18, 2012 at 11:39 am

princessamber18 AT hotmail DOT com… i have received help with some toys but need help with this PLEASE

Scarlett December 18, 2012 at 11:56 pm

suganya, I never received and email from you although I’m not sure you were gonna send one

Suganya December 19, 2012 at 8:39 am

Hi Scarlett-

Just sent you an email. Let me knwo if you get it.

S

MODG December 18, 2012 at 11:32 am

Scarlett, list your email so we can contact you. list it like, ___ at ___dot com

Scarlett December 18, 2012 at 12:47 pm

Thank you, MODG… i did above and am praying someone will answer this prayer and need for my family!

Scarlett December 18, 2012 at 3:10 pm

still no response from anyone…. can anyone help? Suganya asked for my email but I havent gotten anything from her so I still neeeeeeed this help BIG TIME!

Suganya December 19, 2012 at 3:10 pm

Hi Scarlett-

Not sure if you got my e-mail this morning but I can defintiely help with a Home Depot or Walmart gift card. Will try and email you again now.

Thanks,

S

Scarlett December 20, 2012 at 12:15 am

Thank you Suganya for the email and the help!!!

Amber December 20, 2012 at 1:21 pm

EVERYONE I need a Christmas miracle!!! Is there a Santa out there that can help ASAP? my 4 yr old daughter asked Santa for a baby alive baby wanna walk and someone was getting it for her but that fell through! Please anyone who can get this for her from Santa on Christmas morning please do so! She is having surgery 2 days after Christmas and told Santa she wantsto have her for her surgery to take with her!

Rebecca December 21, 2012 at 3:36 pm

Hi Amber,
Did anyone help you with this yet? Please email me at rebecca dot krouse at gmail dot com.

Scarlett December 21, 2012 at 4:19 pm

Rebecca, I emailed you!

Wtf is going on December 23, 2012 at 1:19 am

Why are you posting using 2 names? Getting help frm all of these people with your stories?

Seriously, greedy people will ruin this for everyone.

Scarlett December 18, 2012 at 3:57 pm

not to mention, I could also use on to home depot because we need BOTH of our toilets replaced! one is in operable because of a huge crack in the tank and the other will not stop leaking so the water bill is rising and I’m afraid of ruining the floor, but I know thats far fetched and I would prefer it to walmart to help with basic necessities and getting us to where we need to go!

meg December 18, 2012 at 5:22 pm

Scarlett, I am emailing you now! :)

Scarlett December 18, 2012 at 7:34 pm

Thanks for your help Meg!!! Can anyone help with at least one toilet? I think I can get a whole toilet from home depot for UNDER $90, if not, its ok because I really appreciate what MODG has done to help everyone out like this!

Jason Thuringer December 17, 2012 at 10:09 pm

**IN NEED**
Hi my name is Jason and I’m a single father of 5 children ranging from 5-18 . I have two girls that are 6 and 18 , and three boys that are 5,9, and 10. I’m job less at this time and Im struggling to make my holiday a success. It’s been one stressful year and It’s been real hard for me to purchase my children gifts to let them have a great holiday. They would love anything please someone come forward and help me so that way my kids can have a good Christmas. Anything makes a difference when It comes to someone willing to help. Please email me at jasondabaptist AT yahoo DOT com thanks.

Daniela December 18, 2012 at 1:29 am

Hi Jason, I would love to help. Send me your email address.

Jason Thuringer December 18, 2012 at 2:01 am

Daniela….my email is jasondabaptist AT yahoo Dot com…Thanks so much

runawaykiwi December 18, 2012 at 12:58 pm

Hi Jason, I can help with a gift for your 18yr old

Let me know which one she would like http://www.etsy.com/shop/Runawaykiwi

Emailing you now!

Jason Thuringer December 19, 2012 at 12:01 am

If anyone could help me with a cub or rainbow gift card or anyother gift cards I could go buy my kids stuff please email me at jasondabaptist AT yahoo DOT com . thanks so much and merry Christmas to all.

Rachael December 17, 2012 at 11:35 pm

Hi, this is kind of embarrasing because I’ve never asked for this kind of help but recently I’ve started taking care of my niece and nephew along with my two girls and we’ve hit quite the rough patch. Could anyone help?? :(

Rachael December 17, 2012 at 11:41 pm

I forgot to leave my email it’s rachaelmae85@gmail dot com.

Loretta December 18, 2012 at 1:30 am

Hi,

I would like to try to help in someway. I am emailing you now.

Mommy of 2... Too ashamed to give my name =( December 17, 2012 at 11:58 pm

*IN NEED* I hate asking for any type of help, but I have to swallow my pride for my sweet babies. I would like help with a gift card in order to purchase a gift or two for my children, my son is six and my daughter is 3… We have had an awful year and are struggling to keep the necessities and that is all we can afford. I am commenting from a McDonalds WiFi connection because internet is not a NEED. If anyone could help me with ANYTHING, I would be forever thankful! Thank you so much…

Vicki December 18, 2012 at 12:42 am

If you email me, I can help you. vhgraff at gmail dot com. Let me know what you need.

Mommy of 2... Too ashamed to give my name =( December 18, 2012 at 1:34 am

Thank you SO much Vicki! I emailed you….

embarrassed December 18, 2012 at 12:14 am

*In Need*

This need is not for myself but for my husband & my dad. This year I was able to get things for my daughter for Christmas,and for my little niece & nephews but not for the adults in my family.
My dad has been raising my brother’s two littlest children for almost a year now- my brother & his wife are drug addicts. His wife is in rehab in a different state & my brother is in jail, awaiting prison. I just want to get my dad and his GF a nice gift card so they can go out to eat one night, maybe by themselves even. They have applebees, o’charley’s, and Perkins by them, as well as Ruby Tuesday. They deserve so much more than I could ever explain. They are both extremely hard working nurses who do everything they can for everyone else, but never get to take time for themselves.

For my husband, I wasn’t able to get him anything for Christmas except a book he has wanted for as long as I’ve known him, which I found at a secondhand store and some candy in his stocking that I made. He could use a new razor, he has been using mine but they are breaking out his face from the moisture strip. He needs a men’s razor, not the electric but just a hand-held, his skin is so sensitive & he’s been having a hard time this winter with his facial hair. He is such a good father, he works so hard to provide for me & our daughter while I take care of some health problems and stay home with our little girl. He really is an amazing man & I would love to just have a small token for him that isn’t homemade & something he needs.

I hope I am not asking too much.
Also if anyone needs some little girls’ size 5 toddler shoes, I have a pair that are high-tops with Dora on them, we bought them for her for Christmas but they’re already too small, and she only wore them to try them on. They’re brand new, with out tags. Please let me know if you need them.

embarrassed December 18, 2012 at 12:17 am

my email is heatheroliver218 at gmail dot com

Jenny December 18, 2012 at 12:27 am

Hi,
I would love to send you a gift card and a razor. Emailing you now…

embarrassed December 18, 2012 at 12:32 am

Thank you Jenny, I have replied!! If anyone needs the Dora shoes please email me.

Jill December 18, 2012 at 1:22 am

**IN NEED**
Hello, we are a family of three… proud parents of a 2yo little girl. Since her birth I havent been able to work due to a chronic condition and we are really struggling because of it. My husband works at a restaurant, paid on just tips. People are not tipping like they used to, management isnt giving him enough shifts each week and people just aren’t eating out as often. He has been working so so hard and is in physical and emotional pain because of it. I feel like the worst wife on earth. He needs a vacation so bad, I wish I could afford for him to take two or three days off and relax, he more the deserves a break.

We’re behind on everything, and I mean everything. For the first time in my life Ive been going to local food banks and we are selling our belongings to pay for a bill or two. My daughter just turned two in Novemb
er and we get her a present. And there wont be any for Christmas either
I am looking for work now, because no matter how bad my condition is we need the money. Another problem we have is our laptop is sooo old and filled with viruses I can barely send a resume and it blows up on me. We cant get our phone turned off because I need to be able to get a call for interviews.
If and when I do get a job I dont have any clothes that fit me because I havent worked in over two years.
We live in Denver and my poor husband doesnt even have a winter coat, I dont have any boots for the snow.
I have been wearing the same contacts for several months because we cant afford the exam and a new box of them. Some weeks we struggle to pay for my prescription medicine.
I hate to even post this but I have been able to help familes in the past and Im hoping now someone can help my family. For our specific needs I can write more in a private email. I already feel like I am asking for too much.
I am heartbroken because I cant provide for my daugther.

Sheila December 18, 2012 at 8:22 am

Hi Jill,
I’m so sorry to hear of your problems. My family and I would be happy to help. Please let me know what your email address is. thejavors at att dot net

Jill December 18, 2012 at 11:06 am

Hi Sheila, my email addrss is jmkessler1215@ hotmail

Thank you

Jill December 23, 2012 at 11:31 pm

I have not recieved anything from anyone. Can someone help with a grocery card? Thank you and Happy Holidays

P December 18, 2012 at 1:49 am

*Need*
Hello,
I have four wonderful kids. (23, 21, 11, & 9). I recently went through a divorce this past summer and ever since it has been extremely difficult to make ends meet regarding bills, groceries, rent. My oldest kids are on their own, but I am so worried about how to provide Christmas to my two youngest children (the 11 & 9 year old). They have witnessed such a tough year and I really want to make this Christmas special, but it is going to be really hard to do that. I have stretched what little money I do have to every extreme and there is little left for presents. We will be grateful for anything really, but some specific needs are:
*SHOES. Both kiddos really need shoes.
*Monster High Dolls or anything Justin Bieber for my 9 year old
*A basketball & pump for my 11 year old
*Gift cards to Walmart, Target, or Albertson’s so I can provide a nice Christmas meal to all 4 of my children
* We also recently had our laptop crash and while this is a long shot, we really could use a new one as both kids are starting to use a computer a lot for school work.

Thank you so much. We appreciate you all.

MODG December 18, 2012 at 11:31 am

Can anyone help this family? Shoes for an 11 and 9 year old (what size?)
food gift cards? walmart?

Kari December 18, 2012 at 12:28 pm

P- what is your email?

Ali December 18, 2012 at 1:07 pm
barbara December 18, 2012 at 1:11 pm

i would like to help. please send details for kids; shoe sizes, boy/girl, etc. Hang in there.
barbara AT abmartin DOT com

Kari December 18, 2012 at 1:10 pm

Or you can email me at savonaka at gmail dot com :) would love to help!

Jill in Denver December 18, 2012 at 1:53 am

*IN NEED**
Hello, we are a family of three (plus 3 animals)… proud parents of a 2yo little girl. Since her birth I haven’t been able to work due to a chronic condition and we are really struggling because of it. My husband works at a restaurant, paid on just tips. People are not tipping like they used to, management isn’t giving him enough shifts each week and people just aren’t eating out as often. He has been working so so hard and is in physical and emotional pain because of it. I feel like the worst wife on earth. He needs a vacation so bad, I wish I could afford for him to take two or three days off and relax, he more then deserves a break.

We’re behind on everything, and I mean everything. For the first time in my life I’ve been going to local food banks and we are selling our belongings to pay for a bill or two. My daughter just turned two in November and we couldn’t get her a present. And there won’t be any for Christmas either.

I am looking for work now, because no matter how bad my condition is we need the money. Another problem we have is our laptop is so old and ridden with viruses that I can barely send a resume and90% of the time it blows up on me. We cant get our phone turned off because I need to be able to get a call for interviews. If and when I do get a job I don’t have any clothes that fit me because I haven’t worked in over two years.
We live in Denver and my poor husband doesn’t even have a winter coat and I don’t have any boots for the snow.
I have been wearing the same contacts for several months because we cant afford the eye exam and a new box of them. Some weeks we struggle to pay for my prescription medicines. My husband’s work shoes hurt his feet and back so bad, he is always saying he needs new shoes or inserts in his shoes.

I hate to even post this but I have been able to help families in the past and I’m hoping now someone can help my family. For our specific needs I can write more in a private email. I already feel like I am asking for too much. I am heartbroken because I cant provide for my daughter. I want to get her a present, I need to get a job but our laptop is useless, I just want to better our lives and I am so depressed over how we are living right now. I know a lot of people are way off worse then us and I am very thankful for what we do have, we just need a little bit of help right now. Thank you for reading and Merry Christmas.

my favorite and my best- MFAMB to you December 18, 2012 at 7:37 am

jill in denver. hi!!! please email me and let me help you.
xo
jenny
my email is cleeclacker at gmail dot com

Jill December 18, 2012 at 11:09 am

Hi Jenny I just sent an email. Thank you

Jill December 18, 2012 at 11:11 am

Forgot to add my email is

jmkessler1215 @ hotmail. com

Darlene L December 18, 2012 at 11:57 am

What size shoes do you wear?

Jordan December 18, 2012 at 1:18 pm

jill – i want to help you guys. please email me and let me know what clothing you need at jordanmarisasilverman at gmail dot com.

looking forward to hearing from you!!!

Jill December 19, 2012 at 6:22 pm

8/8.5

Family of five December 18, 2012 at 2:13 am

I don’t even know where to begin. My husband and I just moved from cali to North Dakota this pasted summer to stay with my parents. We have three kids and he just got out of the military ( he wasn’t able to reinvest) and it has been hard to get back up on our feet. We now have fulltime jobs and just catch our bills up and we still owe. I was just wondering if their was anyone willing to help us get winter clothes for our children. We have a 8 yo boy and 5 and 6 yo girls. In cali it wasntt to bad, but it is freezing. We have done our best to get them what we could. All my clothes may be old and I don’t even have a nice coat, but all I care about is he ll ing my kids. If you can help please email me a vegasprincess1986@gmail.com. I’m not looking for anything new, just some help with warm clothes for my children. Thank you so much!! God bless you all!!

Amy December 18, 2012 at 6:09 am

Sent you an email.

Katherine December 18, 2012 at 10:00 am

emailing… from hellokittie16 AT hotmail dot com

Family of five December 18, 2012 at 9:52 pm

Thank you. I email you back. I’m so grateful right that there are some wonderful people like yourself out there. And I do make one promise, I will pay it forward to others in need of help them I’m back and well. Thank you.

Sophia December 18, 2012 at 5:53 am

**Can I help anyone in Australia?**
Inspirational stuff MODG xx

I have read through every comment and shed quite a few tears. Some at your readers stories, and some at your readers generosity. I would like to help in some way if I can. We are a family of 5, soon to be 6. I have 2 sons – 11 years and 1 year (his 1st birthday is on Friday!) and a 12 year old step son. We are expecting our LAST baby in April – a sweet little girl. We don’t have a lot, as money is tight around here too but I do have all of my 1 year olds clothes that he has grown out of and other baby stuff I won’t be using for the next one. We recently moved and did a big give to charity but our older boys are always growing so have some big kid things that we could give to anyone in need too.
If there are any readers from down under struggling that I might be able to help i would love to hear from you sophypoo AT gmail DOT com

Fiona December 18, 2012 at 5:57 pm

Another AUSTRALIAN reader who would love to help anyone Down Under looking for assistance.

Don't want to give my name December 18, 2012 at 7:39 am

I am a single mother of 2 girls ages 11 and 6. I struggle everyday to put food on the table for my family. I do PCA work partime and I am currently attending school. Both fathers of my children are in and out of their lives and they offer me NO help at all. This time of year is very hard for me. I try to give what I can to my girls and others. My car is barely running and daycare costs are outrageous and so is grocery prices. My kids are very simple kids. They don’t ask for much. I’m hoping that someboday might be able to help out with some gift cards or anything for them. I would be very greatful for some help this year. After losing my dad a few months backs, I am really not in the xmas spirit this year at all. I probley shouldn’t have waited this long to ask for help, but I just couldn’ t do it. I understand if everyone has already been helped. thank you for reading this and I hope someone might be able to help out a little. My email is susanneeds AT yahoo DOT com.
Thanks

katie December 18, 2012 at 9:53 am

i am emailing you now

katie December 18, 2012 at 9:56 am

the email address you gave is not working…can you email me at kko at travelers dot com

Don't want to give my name December 18, 2012 at 10:56 am

Katie–I’m sorry I posted the wrong email address. It is susanneeds AT ymail DOT com. I just sent you an email. I don’t have a computer but I will try to check the email periodically thru the day somehow. Thank you.

Amber December 18, 2012 at 8:15 am

***IN NEED***
Hi everyone! I posted here a few days ago asking for help for my brothers and sisters that live out of state and the response I got was amazing and now my siblingsget to have a Christmas for the first year in a long time!! So thank you to everyone who responded!
Now, unfortunatly I find myself in an unfortunate position too. My husband just got word dyesterday that his hours are gettig cut at work. We are barely scraping by right now as it is and when. I say barely scraping by we are lucky to have shampoo and toilet paper most months. I am hoping someone here will see this and can maybe help out. We could use diapers and wipes for our youngest who is almost 2. We could use giftcards for walmart or target to buy food and other necessities, as well as maybe a nice meal for Christmas. I don’t want to. Ask for toys for my kids because there are other things that would help out a ton more like clothes, shoes, etc. If there is any way. You can help please email me at: amrussell9 AT gmail DOT com. Thank. You so much and God bless

Laura December 18, 2012 at 8:54 am

Email on its way from lvassilowitch AT gmail DOT com

SJS December 18, 2012 at 8:16 am

**IN NEED**

I am actually posting for my sister. She and her husband are both amazing, kind, and loving teachers who just had their second baby. Maternity leave has put them in really tough spot financially. I wish I could help her more, but I just had a baby of my own. She isn’t worried about Christmas because the kids are too young to notice anyway, but what would REALLY help would be things like diapers, groceries, formula or even clothes for her 2 year old. Fortunately the baby is all set with clothes because she has all the older ones hand me downs. If anyone can help please contact me at sarahfetras AT gmail DOT com. I can facilitate getting things to her. I hope its ok with readers that I posted for her, she loves this blog and has two kids the same ages as MODG so has been reading since the beginning. She really needs help this year.

Thanks. This is so amazing. And we plan to give back next year when we are able to.

Rebecca December 18, 2012 at 9:35 am

Emailing you now!

Britt December 18, 2012 at 8:57 am

Sorry to do another **TO GIVE** post even though we aren’t supposed to. I have a pack ‘n play that I would love to give away but its way too big to mail. I am in Gainesville, FL and will be traveling to Charlotte, NC for Christmas so if someone in either of those cities is in need, please let me know.

I also have a Stage 2 Graco Gray convertible car seat in Charlotte if someone needs that.

My e-mail is erinbritt AT gmail DOT com.

Julie December 18, 2012 at 9:09 am

**IN NEED**

I feel like such a loser asking for help. The past couple of years have been so difficult. I was laid off from my job a few years ago. My husband became disabled a short time later. Last year, my brother (and best friend) died unexpectedly. One week later, I almost lost my husband to his medical issues. He was in the hospital for three weeks. One week after he returned home, I gave birth to our third child – a little boy with Down syndrome. Our 3 boys are the best things in our lives. We have managed to pull together a few gifts, etc for the holidays. What we could use most are gift cards to Shaws or Stop & Shop, Walmart, gas, etc. The basics are just so hard to come by right now. I can be reached at juliedennis AT email DOT com. Blessings to each and every one of you. Happy Holidays to all :)

Megan December 18, 2012 at 10:55 am

Hi Julie,

I will send you an email to get your info! Is it juliedennis AT gmail DOT com?

Megan

Julie December 18, 2012 at 7:51 pm

No, it wasn’t a typo lol. It is julidennis AT email DOT com. Thanks :)

Megan December 19, 2012 at 2:58 pm

Hi Julie!

I sent an email last night and let me know if you didn’t get it. And feel free to email me at megan DOT lame AT gmail DOT com.

Julie December 19, 2012 at 8:21 pm

I did respond, Megan….I hope you received my email :) Thanks!

Newlyweds on a Budget December 18, 2012 at 11:57 am

HI Julie, I am assuming your email address was at gmail, and not email? Just emailed you from my personal email address. I only have toiletries (shampoo, toothpaste, etc) to spare, but can mail those to you if you would like.

Mom of two December 18, 2012 at 9:16 am

Merry Christmas all. I don’t know where to start as I never thought I would have to do this. We have two little girls age 5 and 6. We are a happy little family who has been tested to the core. I’ve been laid off from work about a year ago so now I am a stay at home momma who takes care of my girls. The youngest has alot of immune deficiencys so she is constantly sick and uses a nebulizer daily it makes it hard to work. My fiancé works full time at 10 an hour and the little he gets helps. We have been able to buy the girls one gift so far but finding out I dot have the money for the electric now after fixing the car I don’t know what to do. Our town has its own elec company so it is cheap never over 140.00. My girls didn’t ask for alot this year but between bills. Food and gifts I don’t know where to put my money that I do have. I feel horrible reaching out for help as it is when my community is in such need after Fridays events here in ct. If there is a few angels out here that can help us I would be forever grateful. Thank you all. Momoftwo2006@hotmail.com any questions and I can tell you what the girls like, sizes, stores near us or even a card to help with electric. God bless

MODG December 18, 2012 at 11:30 am

Tell us the sizes, and stores, etc so we can find someone to help in the comments

Mom of two December 18, 2012 at 11:38 am

Younger is in 5 shirts 6 slim pants. Older is 6x and 6. We have target, Walmart, pretty much every store around here. We have stop n shop and whole foods. They love their tag readers but only have one book. They both like to read. They also enjoy makeup and doing nails. The youngest is obsessed with feetie Jammie’s.

Naomi December 18, 2012 at 11:50 am

Mom of Two — emailing you — will come from alustrial at gmail dot com

Mom of two December 18, 2012 at 12:22 pm

Thank you Naomi. I can use that for good. :) does anyone have any extra toys or clothes they can spare?

Mom of two December 18, 2012 at 1:14 pm

does anyone know where I could find cloth diapers for the little one? She is 5 and about 36-37 lbs and 41 inches. Waist wise she is tiny. My issue is after thinking about this she is not potty trained at night due to some issues and wearing a reg diaper is causing rash after rash and she even gets uti and yeast infections from them. I know they make them big enough for her but they are expensive. I didn’t know if someone had some they no longer use so I can stop using these disposiables and get her to not have to use steroid cream daily.

angela December 18, 2012 at 12:32 pm

Email coming your way. ♥

Mom of two December 18, 2012 at 12:49 pm

Thank you Angela. I will look out for it. :)

Mom of two December 18, 2012 at 2:03 pm

Your email was in my spam folder so I’m hoping my response reaches you.

angela December 18, 2012 at 4:47 pm

order from gymboree for the girls heading your way! ♥ tag books will go out tomorrow.

Kristian December 18, 2012 at 12:46 pm

My daughter has the Tag Jr. with quite a few books. She isn’t really interested in it anymore because she is learning to read. Do you have any need for the Tag Jr. books?

Mom of two December 18, 2012 at 12:51 pm

That would actually be great since the younger struggles with the regular tag books. Please email me at momoftwo1206@hotmail.com

Mom of two December 18, 2012 at 1:15 pm

Apparently don’t know my own email. Momoftwo2006@hotmail.com. Thank you kristian.

Mom of two December 18, 2012 at 2:00 pm

Kristian were you able to find my email? Or give me yours momoftwo2006@hotmail.com

Momma's angel December 18, 2012 at 9:20 am

In need!!

I don’t know where to begin. My little one has been through so much. I cannot work right now because of all the appts and therapy appts. He is 5 an has sensory and autism along with ADHD and ODD. The amount of therapy he needs takes up the whole week. Between OT, therapy, appts with dr and the naturopath my fiancé is helping with bills and etc. I don’t expect anyone to be able to help with this request but I figure I would give it a shot. He uses a ipad at therapy and OT to communicate and to strengthen motor skills and hand eye coordination. The therapist recomenned for us to purchase one for him that has the new processor as it is compatible with the app he needs to use. We were able to get our doctor to write a script for the ipad 2/3 and the app but I’m fighting the insurance company about it. They say so far I would have to purchase it and then they could see if they could reimburse me. I don’t have the money to put up for it. I know how much it would help but I don’t know what else to do. So given how exp they are I was hoping maybe someone or a new one and has an older 2gen/3rd gen laying around that they do not use. If you do or have any questions please email me at mommasangel1206@gmail.com. We were able to get some gifts for Christmas but not alot and he would be so excited to be able to open one of these on Christmas morning if that’s at all possible I know it’s alot

MODG December 18, 2012 at 11:29 am

It may be difficult for someone to send you an ipad. But we’ll keep trying to find someone. Is there another way we can help?

Momma's angel December 18, 2012 at 11:34 am

I completely understand that. We could use a food card or a gc to get him so winter clothes.

Elise December 18, 2012 at 11:59 am

I don’t have an iPad to give but I have some gift cards I can send. I will email.

Momma's angel December 18, 2012 at 12:53 pm

Thank you for the Starbucks card and target card Elise.

Momma's angel December 18, 2012 at 12:55 pm

If anyone has any clothes or toys. That would be wonderful. I know an ipad is out of reach and I feel horrible for even asking.

cat December 18, 2012 at 2:59 pm

Are you the same mom that posted earlier about an iPad? My brother works at an Apple store and I’m sending him an email about their floor models that they make available to store employees for super cheap, but I’m trying to keep tabs on how many I should be asking about. I think I’ve seen 2-3 moms asking about iPads but with so many comments I’m having a hard time finding the earlier ones.

Momma's angel December 18, 2012 at 4:15 pm

Hi. Yes I posted up above the other day but I couldn’t find it to see if anyone commented so I repose here. I am still looking for one and that would be so amazing. I cannot thank you enough! Please email me with any questions or information. Mommasangel1206@gmail.com

Thank you Cat and god bless you and your brother!!

Momma's little angel December 19, 2012 at 2:27 pm

CAT- were you able to find out? Looking forward to an email from you as it is easier than tracking Down comments. If you see this please email me. Thank you and god bless

Mommasangel1206@gmail.com

Rachelle December 18, 2012 at 9:33 am

*******IN NEED*********
Hi, I’m a stay at home mom of four, and this year as been extremely hard for us. We have a special needs son who is amazing, but it’s been a struggle financial wise to get everything he needs. Myself has been sick for some time now and they are thinking of another surgery. With all that has been going on, it been a test of all things. It saddens my husband and I that we won’t be able to give the kids a great Christmas.
If anyone could help out out would be a miracle for our family.
Please email me at shell5403 at Gmail dot com

MODG December 18, 2012 at 11:28 am

Rachelle
Let us know how we can help. Gift cards to grocery? Target? What would make a difference for your family?

Rachelle December 18, 2012 at 4:25 pm

Gift cards for groceries would be HUGE help. To be able to give my kids their favorite snacks (which is fruit) and to cook dinners would be awesome. I do most of my shopping at Target, and it would be a great to be able to get them some new clothes for the season

Katie December 18, 2012 at 4:27 pm

I’d love to help. Sending an email now.

In Need for my daughter December 18, 2012 at 9:56 am

Hello, It breaks my heart to even write this. My 15 year old daughter told me yesterday that she is being teased at school because of her clothes & shoes. She said the kids have been teasing her for a long time, but yesterday she was sent home because her pants ripped in the lunch room. It was one of only two pairs of jeans she has. The kids asked her “since your shoes can talk, why didn’t they tell you your pants were too small!” My heart is so broken for my daughter. She is truly a good girl, with a big heart. She knew we wouldn’t be able to get anything this year for Christmas, and she told me that’s okay.. then proceeded to knit hats with her Nana’s leftover yarn for the drive at her school. She wants to be a math teacher. She is my everything.

My mom (her grandmother) who we lived with passed away from cancer last August, and we have been struggling to make ends meet- I am a single mom with a McJob. We have been able to afford the bills but not basic needs like clothes. I shop at the thrift store mostly but it’s hard to find things in her size- she is on medication for depression since her grandmother passed & has gained 30 lbs. She is 5’2 and wears a 20/22 & 2X shirts, and size 7.5 shoes. She could use some sneakers so she can participate in Gym class next semester. I just don’t want the other students to be able to pick on her about that.
She wouldn’t mind if the things were used.

In Need for my daughter December 18, 2012 at 9:58 am

oh I forgot to leave my email. shockleyh at gmail dot com.

sarah December 18, 2012 at 10:40 am

emailing you now

In Need for my daughter December 18, 2012 at 10:55 am

Thank you Sarah. I have replied!

Summer December 18, 2012 at 10:57 am

Hi, I am emailing you now… What stores are near you that she can shop for clothes? Can she shop at Old Navy?

my daughter December 18, 2012 at 11:13 am

We have old navy. I have received 2 offers from different ladies to help us, Thank you Sarah & Crystal, so much. I hope you know how much you both mean to me this holiday season, I am so thankful for you both!! My daughter will be ready for next semester. Thank you!!

Kristin December 18, 2012 at 11:54 am

I would love to help your daughter out with a gift card. I just sent you an email.

Rachel Shields Williams December 18, 2012 at 11:56 am

There is an email coming your way from rachelshields623 at gmail dot com

Megan December 18, 2012 at 12:02 pm

Hi! I would love to help you! E-mail headed your way!

Brittany December 18, 2012 at 12:08 pm

Hi, I would love to help get a pair of sneakers for your daughter. I’m going to send you an email now to get your information. My email is B underscore Lefler at hotmail dot com.

Brittany December 18, 2012 at 12:10 pm

Before I could send my comment 3 other people offered to help. Since these wonderful people are helping make your daughter’s Christmas I’m going to help someone else in need.

Kelly December 18, 2012 at 12:19 pm

I would love to send your daughter some sneakers. Emailing you now from kdeberardinis at gmail dot com

Kelly December 18, 2012 at 12:21 pm

Before I could comment 3 others offered to help. I think I am going to help some others in need too

my daughter December 18, 2012 at 12:40 pm

Thank you all so much. Two very kind ladies have stepped up & have got our needs definitely covered here. You are all angels & blessings to an overwhelmed mom & her very deserving daughter. Thank you all for all your offers. I am covered for sure- I’m glad some of you are helping others too- I don’t want to be greedy! Merry Christmas Everyone!!

delana December 18, 2012 at 10:04 am

**IN NEED**
Hi I’m a mother to 5 great kids ages 11 –