Just a couple of days ago, Putnam City children woke up with hope in their hearts that they might have gotten a gift from Santa Claus. Some had more hope than others, but thanks to this community, 1200 more of our children’s hopes were realized.
We say it often, but it cannot be said enough, our CareShare volunteers have the biggest hearts. We are so grateful that they choose to think of someone else’s kids as their own, and purchase them some clothes, a toy or two, maybe a book. I don’t like to think of where our children would be without the people all across this community who choose to support our children in this way.
I don’t get to be there when the little girl and boy I adopted open their gifts, but I imagine it. I remember the excitement I had as a child when I got new clothes. I would try them on and dance around, maybe do a little fashion show for my parents (I admit my husband is subjected to that still today J). I hope she loves the fuzzy sweatshirt. My gal also got a sticker book from us, because when I was a little girl I loved to collect them. I hope she does too. We bought some clothes for our little boy as well, but he might be more excited by the Hot Wheels we selected.
I had fun picking out the items, and I bet the other 400 adopters did also. It’s a little stressful because you don’t know the kids personally, but that also gives you some freedom too.
To all of our adopters, I hope you take a moment during this season to imagine these children opening up the items you picked out for them, seeing the happiness on the children’s faces, and knowing that you helped preserve the dignity of their parents.
THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU!!
Merry Christmas to you ALL!