Just an hour and a half after posting this, we surpassed our goal collection of $450 (we actually collected $460)!! You guys rock. Thank you. The donation drive is now closed.
If you followed the comment thread on this post, you may have read about how our own theattack, a social worker, is in the 11th hour to raise funds to buy gifts for the severely impoverished children she and her organization serve. They had hoped to be able to give gifts to all 75 of their kids at their annual Christmas party this Saturday, but many of their kids still do not have sponsors. If you are interested in helping theattack get gifts to them, you can paypal a donation to me at firstname.lastname@example.org with “theattack” written in the subject line and I will send the collection to her. We’ll make this a 24-hour drive so she has enough time to shop. If interested, please get your donation to me by 5 PM EST tomorrow, 12/13. Thank you!
More info from the attack:
“I work with an organization (The Child Advocacy Center) that covers five rural counties in Tennessee. We serve the most severely abused children in the area, and of those families, we are trying to provide Christmas gifts for the ones who are most in need. We are providing Christmas gifts for 75 children, but 7 of those don’t have any sponsors. These children would be grateful to have anything, and they’ve asked for things as simple as soap, deodorant, and underwear. We would love to be able to provide gifts for them in addition to clothes and hygiene products that we know they desperately need. Any help at all would be very much appreciated and put to good use. If there is any money that’s left over from the donations for Christmas, it will be used to provide other services for our families in the future.”
Our goal is $450 and I will let you know when we’ve reached that goal. Thank you.