Christmas Gifts to the Homeless

$537 of $1,000 goal

Raised by 18 people in 22 months

Last year we raised about $350 to put goodie bags together homeless people. We were able to give out about 50 bags to the homeless people living at the Santa Ana Civic Center area. We went out at 6:30am to pass out the goodie bags Christmas week and everyone was very happy to receive something for Christmas. We gave water bottles, oatmeal bars, apple sauce, soup, beanies, gloves and even dog biscuits for those with pets.

This year we'd like to raise $1000 to put together 140 bags. There were many people that didn't get bags last year since we didn't have enough. We will be going out to distribute bags the morning of Christmas Eve. Our spend per bag will be $7. If you can spare $7, it could help one more person receive a goodie bag. They appreciate anything and expressed great gratitude for gloves, beanies, and other food items.

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Update 12-24-16: Merry Christmas everyone! We had a successful distribution day with 129 care packages. Good thing the sun came out and it stopped raining! Here are some pictures from prepping and distribution of the bags this morning. We hope to double the bags next year as we didn't get everyone this year. We also hope that the number of homelessness will decrease in 2017 and that we don't need too many bags next year. Thank you for all the support!
Missing a toothbrush/paste kit
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Hi everyone,

Here is our latest update as of 12-16-16. A big thank you again to everyone who shared our page and to all who donated! We were able to hit 90% of our goal and can provide 125 gift bags to the homeless in Santa Ana this year! This is a huge accomplishment compared to last year's 50 bags. We would not have been able to do it without everyone's support. We will be purchasing all the items tomorrow and assemble them this weekend to prepare for distribution on the 24th. Once again, thank you from the bottom of our hearts!
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Hi Everyone!

Just an update on the Christmas Gifts to the Homeless Gofundme. We are at 75% to goal of $1,000 to provide 140 gift bags to the homeless groups in Santa Ana, CA. Thank you to all of our generous donors and those who shared our story. Our last call on donations will be December 15th so we can buy all the items to assemble the bags before Dec 24th distribution. Please continue sharing to help us achieve 100%! Thank you!

Kathy & Gio
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$537 of $1,000 goal

Raised by 18 people in 22 months
Created November 13, 2016
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Holly Phung
22 months ago

Amazing work guys! Thank you for all you do! Happy holidays!

22 months ago
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