bring joy and innocence back
Posted by Eli Clarke
I want you all to know how blessed the family is to have your love, support and prayers. You guys are amazing! Christmas Eve is coming, its just a mere 4 days away. The Family is planning to travel to.grandmas on Saturday, one of the donors dropped off 2 gas cards with some gifts, (thank you!!) However, theres still a need. Can we raise at least 600.00 more dollars? Not quite our goal, but the 600 would help with travel expenses. The family needs a new microwave and vacuum cleaner too. Still trying to reach out to someone thats willing to donate XBOX 360 Kinect, with games and skylander WII U with games and 2 tablets. Weve had (at this point) only one donor with toys. Please find it in your hearts to spread the word, donate gifts or money, or gift cards. Donations can be dropped off at Cornerstone Church Lexington Rd. Thank you so very much, Love you all.
Posted by Eli Clarke
You cannot begin to know how blessed my family is for your out pour of love and support. Its shaping up to be a great Christmas. Ive been messaged about what the childrens wish lists are and how people can get gifts to us. The children both love Camo, The boys want xbox360, wii u and games, trampolene, tablets, legos, light brix, duck dynasty, remote control cars, bb gun camo w scope, deer stand, gi joe, spiderman, batman, superman, matchbox car maker, matchbox cars, tool kits, clothes, tennis shoes, boots, pjs, socks, underwear, one wants a soda maker lol the family needs a microwave, now were working on getting money to take kids to see grandma, visa giftcards, walmart gift cards, any of those help. Cash donations help catch up bills and have bought some christmas gifts. Ill post pics of christmas day to show what your help provided. Cornerstone Community Church on lexington rd in athens is handling donation drop offs of toys and gift cards, or even cash if thats how you prefer to help. If you have questions feel free to message through here, I do read and reply to ALL messages, or my friend Eli does. Bless you all, for your continued support, love and prayers. As of right now no toys have been dropped off, however, several promissory phone calls have been made, for those that have called and plan to help, thank you xo. If you would rather meet up with me in a public place, anytime prior to the 18 is easily managed, the boys last day of school is the 19th. Thank you !!!
Posted by Eli Clarke
Ive never been much on asking for help. This has taken a toll on me physically and mentally. Its taken a toll on the children mentally. Emotionally we are slowly healing. Your donations have helped so much! I understand there are toy donations on top of the cash donations and to me thats the most important thing. The cash donations have helped catch up a few bills that got behind due to the move. I know by January we will be ok. I want to share a story with you- 4 years ago we were living in NY. We woke up to a white christmas. The boys stockings were full, the toys were everything they wanted and then some. We had a huge dinner with friends, as we couldnt be with family because our family was 12 hour drive away. The laughter on that day was amazing. This day stands out because it was our first white christmas.
We arent close to our family again this year again. The drive, while not far, is still a drive of 6 hours. My boys want to go see grandma. When the incident happened, we had been saving money for christmas, for our trip "home" We decided to move, not because we had to, but because it was best for my kiddos. We lost our car, the power was cut off, we had water deposits. Our new landlord left power and water in his name, temporarly to help out. The expenses of uhaul, gas, deposits, mileage all adds up. Our income is disability. Theres not much left to go around. Your donations have allowed me to buy some clothes for the children, shoes, some toys etc. I paid to put water in our name, and paid down some on the power bill. However, an emergency bill has plagued my family again! I am forced to return some of the Christmas to pay the bill. It makes me sad. Bill collectors dont care what happens in your life, or what holiday they ruin. The goal of 5000 wasnt a selfish goal. It was simply bare minimum of what it would take to catch everything totally up and get the children everything on thier lists, trampolene, tablets, clothes, boots, xbox kinect with games, skylander game.... etc.
Tomorrow I return: boots, xbox, and camo stuff. Unfortunantly, bills come first.
Ill catch up the bills eventually... right now, Im simply asking for a generous person or two to donate xbox kinect, boots, camoflauge clothing, and a gift card or cash for enough gas and hotel to visit family. There is still time. I have faith in all of you, my community and brothers and sisters in christ... but most importantly I have faith in God.
God Bless all of you for your gifts of love, generosity and understsnding.
We will welcome each of you into our home Christmas day as the childrens wake up to Santa and hearts full of joy from all the gifts of love and generosity from your hearts to ours.
In Him, for the Children
Posted by Eli Clarke
Ive gotten lots of interests in lists for the boys so Im going to post them here for reference. 10 yr old wants camo bb gun, kinext part for xbox, xbox games, deer stand, clothes size 32 pants, lrg shirt,10 shoes electric guitar w amp starter kit, wrestling figures, cages etc. The 9 year old -snake eyes action figure, hot wheels track, hot wheels car maker, imaginext superman cave, legos, light bricks, gi joe action figures, clothes size 14 pants medium shirts and 7 shoe Both boys want bmx bikes, swing set, and trampolene. Message from mom- Dear Friends, your generosity, thoughts and prayers this holiday season means so much to me. I am blessed by the many emails asking what my boys want/ need. The out pour of love and help has given me hope that there will be christmas. God Bless each and every single one of you. Thank you for the love and support.