Holiday Helping Hands: Gifts for Local Families


We were raising funds for one local family in need to have something nice under their tree this Christmas! 
Red Emma's had teamed up with 901 Arts and Better Waverly Mutual Aid,  to support Mama K, primary caregiver of the family, in getting gifts for the 5 children she cares for.

AND now thanks to the support all our donors after just 24 hours we have our first family covered! As outlined below we'd like to continue our fundraising efforts to get gifts under the tree for more families in need! 

Mama k's kids kids were asked for 2 things they would like this year and below is a list of what your donations will help us buy! In addition to the gifts listed below we'll also be providing some essentials like new socks and undies for each family member and taking care of purchasing and wrapping the gifts. We've added a few details here and there to round out their requests and make things a little extra special. 

Mama K's Christmas Wish List
(in order to maintain privacy we're replacing individual names with letters)

"K" (age 5) :
Barbie car, Barbie, one outfit... $55.00
Anything Jojo Siwa... $45.00 
"C" (age 7) :
Remote control car+batteries...$65.00  
Game Boy...$200.00                                                                                     
"D" (age 15)
 Mannequin Head w/ Hair +Stand...$100.00
"M" (age 11) :
Jean Jacket...$60.00
"A" (age 19):
Hot Comb...$50.00
Light Gray Track Suit...$60.00

For all:
Stocking Stuffers...$200.00
Pack of socks + undies, gloves, scarf, and hat for each family member...$270.00
Wrapping paper, tape, ribbons, bows and cards...$55.00 

Like so many caregivers this time of year, she didn't ask for anything for herself...but we're working in figuring out what we can do to make her holiday just as special as the kids. 
Mama K: 
Something NICE...$150.00 

Tax, shipping, and gofundme/paypal fees: $160.00
Total: $1,600.00

This is our first time doing a holiday fundraiser together so we are starting small with a goal of helping this single family. We would be THRILLED if your support allows us to take on additional families and therefore: Any funds raised over the goal amount will be used to purchase gifts for additional families in the neighborhood who we have identified through relationships with 901 Arts and Better Waverly Mutual Aid. 

ANY donations no matter how small gets us ever closer to putting a gift under Mama K's tree! 
Thank you for taking the time get to know a little more about what we're trying to do in our neck of the woods!


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Organizer and beneficiary

Najee Haynes-Follins III 
Baltimore, MD
Nova Robinson 
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