Secret Santa at School
December 8, 2010 9:03am CST
This school year, I have gotten very involved at my son's school... I volunteer in the K classrooms, pull duties in the book store, and this week, I'll be in the new Elf Shop... I've become very friendly with the staff too... This week, it was crazy busy getting requests for assistance for the Holidays, by parents, who were really having a hard time, financially... I felt so blessed and so sad at the same time... I felt blessed because I was able to sponsor 3 children; purchased hats, mittens, socks and two outfits each... But I was so sad too because, do you know that parents are actually requesting BLANKETS for their children?? They don't have enough warmth in their homes! These little guys/girls are cold in their own homes!!! I was so sad! I KNOW, logically, that there are many many people who need assistance, I used to hold drives for the vets in the city... we collected so many every day things to help make their days better and nights warmer... But to think of children going hungry, cold, without toys... When I look at my little guy, I just can't wrap my head around the pure sweetness of him being HUNGRY or COLD! I wish I could afford to provide more for the little angels that go without.. I wish I could do more, but now all I can do is pass the word around to others... Do you have Secret Santa programs at your child's school?
• United States
10 Dec 10
My son's class will be having a traders market this year. Last year and the previous years, the kids were encouraged to take stockings, and then encouraged to buy items at the dollar store, such as: stickers, pencils, maybe some gum, etc...so that the gift would only cost $1, but they would have enough to share with all their classmates, and everybody would get the same thing. I thought this was the greatest idea.
• United States
10 Dec 10
I don't think that they have anything like this at my daughter's school, but it is something that would be very good for them because there are a lot of students at the school that really don't have anything at all. That said, I had hoped that our family would have been in a financial situation this year where we would have been able to try to help a family that didn't have anything to have Christmas. Instead, we were just able to get by ourselves. That said, I hope that next year we will be able to do more to help people in need.