/r/santaslittlehelpers

$1,377 of $1,200 goal

Raised by 44 people in 7 months
Matthew Smith  HOUSTON, TX
It's getting close to that time of year again! Christmas is coming which means the stress of the holidays is setting in, Maybe your hours were cut, one parent lost their job, etc we are here to help. If you are struggling and aren't sure if you will be able to afford gifts for your family please stop by to see what we have to offer.

We are /r/SantasLittleHelpers and we are a Christmas based assistance sub that helps provide families struggling during the holidays with Christmas gifts for their kids. Users can post a request with a link to their amazon wishlist and include how many children they have, other users who wish to play Santa will stop by and can read your story and help out by buying a gift or two from your wishlist.

Last year we helped provide over $60,000 worth of gifts to over 1000 families in need all over the US and Canada. Again this year we plan to have lots of offers, contests and more.

If you don't need help but would like to help by buying a gift or two for a family in need or even just sending some Christmas cards, or if you would like to offer words of encouragement please stop by and visit us. We will open around Thanksgiving and usually get quite busy soon after, we will also have some other fun things like contests, recipes, etc.

We've set up this GoFundMe account as a way to help offset cost for shipping, to provide help to those families that have not received a gift, and to help out wherever possible with the sub.  All fund used will updated here, so you can follow along with how your funds are being used (We strive to open and transparent)

If you have any questions feel free to ask!

Merry Christmas!
/u/matthewsmithnl

Reddit Page:
https://www.reddit.com/r/santaslittlehelpers

Link to last years gofundme:
https://www.gofundme.com/a7j83s

Facebook Group:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/redditsantas/

Donation Tracking (where the money is going):
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1YYqQCFXRP7YEWWjzQkxnjWPvLTA5Y5b1OVlurQKtpGM/edit?usp=sharing
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Update 1
Posted by Matthew Smith
5 months ago
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Thank you for all the donations to date! We're busy working behind the scenes to get everything ready for our Nov 12th opening!

Here is a link to our tracking sheet, so you can see where your donations are being used. We want to be as open and transparent as possible.

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1YYqQCFXRP7YEWWjzQkxnjWPvLTA5Y5b1OVlurQKtpGM/edit?usp=sharing

9 DAYS!
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Wayne Bomgaars
5 months ago
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Awesome People. Keep it up!

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$1,377 of $1,200 goal

Raised by 44 people in 7 months
Created September 23, 2016
BW
$50
Backpack Wayne
6 months ago
3
3

This is so important. The smiles this provides on Christmas Day will bring you to tears. One of our biggest challenges is paying to get them shipped. It's not the most glamorous part of our operations, but it is crucial to making it all come together. Bless you all!

/T
$25
/u/ turquoisetriceratops
5 months ago
1
1

This holiday season will, perhaps, be more important than ever for us to all share love and hope with each other. Thank you, /r/santaslittlehelpers for all that you do.

SA
$25
Sheila Anderson
4 months ago

Happy Happy!

ML
$50
Maria Long
4 months ago

You guys are doing a great job! Thank You!

$5
April Guthrie
4 months ago

Merry christmas!

KR
$35
Kelsy Raap
4 months ago

I love, love, LOVE participating in this sub. The happiest place on reddit :)

$5
Adam Vincent
4 months ago

Not much but I hope it helps :)

LN
$50
Laura Nichols
4 months ago

from u/quiltr

$20
Kathy Perry
4 months ago

Thanks for the great work you do -Nytetears

LF
$15
Lauren Firth
4 months ago

Donating as part of my #25DaysofKindness. Still hoping to pick out a family as well!

Wayne Bomgaars
5 months ago
1
1

Awesome People. Keep it up!

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