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@Marcyaz (36138)
United States
December 19, 2015 4:23pm CST
Christmas will be a little merrier for 120 families in 2015 with 325 children in and near my town. It's our version of Toys for Tots one of the Churches in our area will be holding the event and volunteers will be helping parents select gifts for their children. Each child will receive: One large or two small age-appropriate stuffed animals. One clothing item. A hat and mitten set. A $15 to $20 gift. Five stocking stuffers. In addition, each family will receive one game as well as a blanket. Does your town do anything like this?
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@simone10 (22271)
• Louisville, Kentucky
20 Dec 15
Yes, we do the toys for Tots and there are also some churches who have families that they buy for each year.
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@Marcyaz (36138)
• United States
20 Dec 15
The Toys for Tots is very popular and lots of churches join in to help those in need at Christmas time @.simone10
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@Susan2015 (17940)
• United States
19 Dec 15
No I don't think so. But it's wonderful that yours does that.
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@Marcyaz (36138)
• United States
20 Dec 15
That is to bad if your town doesn't do anything for those in need in your town. The towns people here are very generous when it comes to needy people at Christmas time.
@MALUSE (29866)
• Denmark
19 Dec 15
Yes. The local newspaper as well as private organisations organise lots of events to collect money for people in need.
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@Marcyaz (36138)
• United States
19 Dec 15
That is wonderful to hear that in Germany you also have help for people in need.@MALUSE
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@marijuana (588)
• Tel Aviv, Israel
20 Dec 15
No we have nothing like that in our town :) But that's good to know and I am happy for those families who are receiving them.
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• United States
21 Dec 15
Does Israel have christian churches?
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@Marcyaz (36138)
• United States
21 Dec 15
@fedupjane Yes, I will answer your question as Israel does have some Christian churches.
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• Tel Aviv, Israel
21 Dec 15
@fedupjane Oh yes! There are Christian churches in Israel. @Marcyaz we Church members do activities and parties to celebrate Christmas together but that's all :) Since most of the Christians in Israel are those like us from other countries who come to work here. -- no family and children :) We do raise funds for member who are financially in need or when we need to send out help for people affected by calamities such as storm in the Philippines.
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• Lakewood, Colorado
20 Dec 15
I am not sure what we have here, but I know there are many gifting programs. It is nice to help others.
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@Marcyaz (36138)
• United States
20 Dec 15
It definitely is nice to help others and gifting programs are helpful to those in need.
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@jstory07 (55830)
• Roseburg, Oregon
21 Dec 15
&TiarasOceanView the boys and girl club give out thousand of gifts to children in the Denver area. And we have toys for tots and the Cathiolic church has a homeless sheltar and apartments that families in need can live in for up to a year. They also have a toy drive for all children in need.
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• Lakewood, Colorado
22 Dec 15
@jstory07 It is good to know Judy. I wish I would have known that when we were homeless.
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@much2say (33443)
• United States
20 Dec 15
How wonderful! I know there are various "big" organizations that do these drives, so surely there are others but I'm just not aware of them.
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@Marcyaz (36138)
• United States
21 Dec 15
We are not a big town but do try to do many activities like this for people in town who would otherwise not have a Christmas.
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@much2say (33443)
• United States
22 Dec 15
@Marcyaz Your town is so fortunate to have such generous folks like you who take care of the community!
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@Marcyaz (36138)
• United States
22 Dec 15
@much2say It is everyone working together to make this possible, thank you.
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@celticeagle (112809)
• Boise, Idaho
20 Dec 15
We have dozens of churches that do things like this in our community. I am very proud of where I live. Very giving and good people.
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@Marcyaz (36138)
• United States
20 Dec 15
Great that you live in a town that also has good and caring people and the churches in your community come together to give to those in need.
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@celticeagle (112809)
• Boise, Idaho
20 Dec 15
@Marcyaz ..It's pretty amazing really. I see a story on the news of a family having trouble and next I hear they are being given money, and all manner of help. It is fantastic.
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@just4him (84886)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
20 Dec 15
That's very nice of the church.
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@Marcyaz (36138)
• United States
21 Dec 15
Yes the church is very involved in this community to help those in need at this Christmas Season.
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@jaboUK (48782)
• United Kingdom
19 Dec 15
There is something similar where I live and it's run by a local organisation called The Round Table. They do great work.
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@Marcyaz (36138)
• United States
19 Dec 15
The Round Table what an appropriate name for an organization and glad you also have something similar there. @jaboUK
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@marlina (58259)
• Canada
19 Dec 15
Yes, there are a lot of going on here for people who need help.
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@Marcyaz (36138)
• United States
19 Dec 15
Good to know there is a lot going on in Canada for people who need help this Holiday Season.@marlina
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@Asylum (46238)
• Manchester, England
19 Dec 15
Not to my knowledge, which is certainly a great pity.
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@Marcyaz (36138)
• United States
19 Dec 15
Oh that is sad as all counties or towns should be doing something for those in need especially the poor little children. @Asylum
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@Asylum (46238)
• Manchester, England
19 Dec 15
@Marcyaz I fully agree, as would no doubt many other locals, but it is more difficult for individuals to instigate such things and we rely on councils and businesses to start the proverbial ball rolling.
@Marcyaz (36138)
• United States
20 Dec 15
@Asylum Maybe someone needs to put a bug in the ear of the council and businesses to start the ball rolling.
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@jstory07 (55830)
• Roseburg, Oregon
21 Dec 15
We have the boys and girls club that does that for families in need.
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@Marcyaz (36138)
• United States
22 Dec 15
That is wonderful as I had no idea that the boys and girls club did that for families in need.
• India
21 Dec 15
Great job. Keep it up
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@Marcyaz (36138)
• United States
21 Dec 15
Thanks and have a great day.@noblewriter
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@whiteream (3560)
• United States
20 Dec 15
That is wonderful, we have a local food bank that does stuff like this. My family helps out with it every year.