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Wed Dec 16, 2020, 10:06 PM

When people used to go shopping at a mall

there was a tree from which one could pick a wish and fulfill it by putting the gift under the tree, to be delivered to the wisher.

Where does one go now to help those in need for a gift?

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Reply When people used to go shopping at a mall (Original post)
angstlessk Dec 2020 OP
KentuckyWoman Dec 2020 #1
KarenS Dec 2020 #2
Ohiogal Dec 2020 #3
FSogol Dec 2020 #4
c-rational Dec 2020 #5
WhiskeyWulf Dec 2020 #13
GoCubsGo Dec 2020 #6
Doreen Dec 2020 #7
bedazzled Dec 2020 #11
Doreen Dec 2020 #14
Nay Dec 2020 #8
Cracklin Charlie Dec 2020 #9
angstlessk Dec 2020 #10
Cracklin Charlie Dec 2020 #12

Response to angstlessk (Original post)

Wed Dec 16, 2020, 10:09 PM

1. Call your local school, church or food pantry. They'll know.

However, with the covid a lot of them are just asking for the cash instead. What good is a new set of clothes or a toy if they are homeless or hungry...

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Response to angstlessk (Original post)

Wed Dec 16, 2020, 10:13 PM

2. one of our local walmarts had a tree,,,,, truly it's nearly too late,,,,

a local food bank donation might be the answer at this point.

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Response to angstlessk (Original post)

Wed Dec 16, 2020, 10:15 PM

3. Our public library always has a tree like that.

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Response to angstlessk (Original post)

Wed Dec 16, 2020, 10:17 PM

4. Here's how you can help: USPS 's Operation Santa

You can read children's letters to Santa and donate what you want

https://www.uspsoperationsanta.com/

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Response to angstlessk (Original post)

Wed Dec 16, 2020, 10:21 PM

5. The Post Office used to keep letters to Santa you could read and pick from. I did that one year

and delivered presents. We announced ourselves as Santa's helpers. Good memories.

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Response to angstlessk (Original post)

Wed Dec 16, 2020, 10:23 PM

6. Check your local newspaper.

You might be see something advertised there. In my town, our local Presbyterian church has a Secret Santa program. There's also Toys for Tots, and animal shelters, and women's and children's shelters often have "wish" lists. If they have a web page, you can find the wish list there. Some of them, like my local ASPCA even have an Amazon page, where you can buy supplies and have them shipped directly to the shelter.

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Response to angstlessk (Original post)

Wed Dec 16, 2020, 10:31 PM

7. A Goodwill or Salvation Army.

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Response to Doreen (Reply #7)

Thu Dec 17, 2020, 12:42 AM

11. goodwill makes management rich

they don't care about people in need. truly.

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Response to bedazzled (Reply #11)

Thu Dec 17, 2020, 02:47 AM

14. Good point

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Response to angstlessk (Original post)

Wed Dec 16, 2020, 10:54 PM

8. My YMCA has a tree like that. nt

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Response to angstlessk (Original post)

Thu Dec 17, 2020, 12:21 AM

9. We looked around and found one in our family.

She’s getting ready to get a big surprise!

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Response to Cracklin Charlie (Reply #9)

Thu Dec 17, 2020, 12:31 AM

10. Wow great glad you are so kind

an unexpected gift will be so wonderful for her!

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Response to angstlessk (Reply #10)

Thu Dec 17, 2020, 01:20 AM

12. Everyone is so excited!

We won’t be together, but we are gonna make it rain on a very special person, who has had a difficult year.

The whole rest of our extended family is giving liquor gifts, or lottery tickets. We wanted to limit everyone’s time in public.

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