We used the rest of the money to take care of the layaways with toys that had not been picked up. Some of them were going to be put back because they had not made a payment. The clerk called me to tell me about the many families that were grateful and the tears that were shed when they told them that their Christmas layaway had been paid for by "Richie's Layaway Angels" and they could come pick it up. Many of them said they would not have had a Christmas if it werent' for that phone call. All of you who gave so generously made this possible. Thank you again from the bottom of my heart for keeping Richie's loving spirit alive and for making a difference to these families in need.
Once again, I am asking you to help keep Richie's spirit alive this Christmas and help those who may otherwise not have a Christmas. No donation is too small. We have 12 days of Christmas to give!!! We will be going to a local layaway on Friday December 22nd this year. I will be updating as the donations come in to reach our goal of $3100 this year!
I wanted to also ask for a special prayer this holiday season as sadly,we know several families who have also lost a child since last Christmas. Pray that they too feel the spirit of their child to carry them through their first Christmas without them. When I think back to our last Christmas with Richie, I never dreamed that in 4 short months he would be gone. Please, hug your children as you are so blessed to have them with you this holiday season and every day!
Wishing you and your families a very Merry Christmas and a Happy & Healthy New Year!!!
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