Hello + welcome to this tiny space on the internet! I created this blog (+ changed the name twice since) 14 years ago as a creative outlet from my career in the emergency room as a PA. After spending the past 7 (or so) years on social media outlets, I have decided to delete all of the ones associated with this blog and get back to the heart of blogging.
You may remember our community giving project from last year – see here!
There are SO many in need right now and I want to be able to come together with all of you to help. We have 15 families this year and MY GOAL IS TO FULFILL ALL OF THESE and by the power of Christ, I KNOW THAT WE CAN. Every little bit counts and some of these are $5-10 items so just do what you can to help – it will go a long way!
This community will continue to amaze me each and every day. LET’S LIFT THESE FAMILIES UP in PRAYER and what we can do to make their holiday a special one this year. LET’S DO THIS!
Once the item is purchased, it disappears off the list so you won’t see what’s already been purchased!
Please also consider encouraging others to join the https://bethematch.org/ registry and/or to donate blood to their local blood bank. Thank you so much!
An amazon wishlist set up for a family of 5 in East Hampton CT, who is starting from scratch after losing their home in a hurricane. They are a hard working family, who is having a difficult time making ends meet. We are hoping to get them back on their feet by providing house hold essentials.
Thank you so very much for adopting this family for Christmas. This list is for a set of 12 siblings (10 accounted for on this list), ages infant -15 years who recently came into care in the foster system. While I am unable to disclose many details about their situation I can tell you that they have been through a lot over the years. They have never been taught proper hygiene or nutrition, and never had any sort of medical care. Many of them struggle with food insecurity and are learning for the first time how to care for their bodies. More than toys, these kiddos long for the things that we take for granted- cool toothbrushes, nice water bottles, and fuzzy blankets. Because the family is so large, the children have been split amongst 4 families, who are doing their best to keep the kids in contact at birthday parties, park dates, sleepovers, etc. While these families are working through trauma, counseling, getting medical care up to date, etc, I would love to take the financial stress of the holidays off for them. I have been in touch with each of the foster families of these siblings and have compiled a list of needs for each child, as well as a gift or 2 for Christmas and organized it by age. For many of them, they will be celebrating Christmas for the first time. Thank you again for blessing them this holiday season!