Bringing Christmas to S.Jersey Kids
This is our 4th year helping local families in need. This year there are 25 kids counting on us to help bring a Christmas Miracle to thier families. We hope to help even more than that- but it depends entirely on how much food/clothing/toys and funds we're able to collect for them.
Through December 17th, we will collecting donations of new & gently used clothing, toys, coats, boots and so much more- to distribute to the families in need- you can see a detailed list of everything we're collecting HERE;
We will be delivering the donated items to the families on Dec 21-23 2018.
☃️ This year's Pay-it-Forward Details are available at our website for the project. You can learn more about what we do, who we help and how we meet our goal each year;
Please help us change that and make a miracle happen for all these families in need.
Who we are helping:
Our goal is to help families in need living in South Jersey. There are a huge variety of reasons these folks deserve our help; Military veterans, victims of domestic violence, families affected by illness, injury, job loss, families who have been the victim of house fires, families with kids battling serious illness, families with disabled children, parents with disabilities or caring for disabled adults, those who are financially struggling to remain in their homes, and those recovering from recent homelessness- some have recently lost jobs while others work multiple low-wage jobs that simply don't cover the bills.
Whatever the situation, these families are honest, good people who are VERY grateful for your help. I am a retired police officer and I personally read over all the applications and speak with the applicants. We do check into the families in need to verify their need.
The Adults: 11 Women, 5 men
The Babies (7):
(Due April-Baby Girl)
(Due February-Baby Girl)
3 months old (female) *special needs
5 months old (female)
13 months old (male)
13 months old (female)
18 months old (female)
2 year old (female)
3 year old (female)
3 year old (male) *special needs
3.5 year old (female)
4 year old (female) *special needs
4 year old (female)
4 year old (female)
4 year old (male)
5 year old (female)
11 year old (male)
7 year old (male)
7 year old (male)
7 year old (female)
7 year old (female)
7 year old (female)
9 year old (male)
13 year old (male) *special needs
15 year old (male)
This year we have 25 kids & 17 adults from 11 families that have currently been selected- we will continue adding families as donations (both physical donations and funds) allow-
You can learn all about the families & thier needs here;
Our family (Kristie or Justin) will pick up (or you can drop off in Voorhees). *NEW OR GENTLY USED* ITEMS. We still need NEW toys & clothing items at this point, but gently used items in good clean condition (especially used clothes) are still very much helpful. Used toys are great, so long as all the parts are together and they are in working condition.
*** DROP OFF donated items; ***
You can drop-off items at 1103 Hudson Ave in Voorhees NJ 08043. My parents are home to bring items in throughout the day, even if I'm running around doing pickups. There's a cream-colored freshly painted wooden bench by the front door to put items in...large items can be left beside the bench. No need to ring the bell unless you need help.
(Just let us know you've dropped off by texting Kristie at (856) 685-6217!)
Here's some that we NEED BADLY;
Things nearly every family wants & needs :
You can view the list here:
***MOST IMPORTANTLY: We need wrapping paper, gift tags, gift bags, scotch tape, gift boxes & Christmas cards for each of the families we help. If every donor chips in just ONE roll of tape and wrapping paper, we will have PLENTY to go around by delivery time!
View Updates on this year's project as they happen:
Last Year: https://www.gofundme.com/EvansFamilyLegoProject2017
We will deliver everything to the families on the 21-23rd of December like we've done in years past.
About us: We want you to have faith in what we're doing; I am not a registered 501(c)3, we aren't a charity that does this year 'round.... I UNDERSTAND your skepticism this time of year, and rightfully so.
I'm a 34 year old retired disabled police officer. I certainly understand your everyone's desire to be careful of scams, *especially* around the holidays. Even if you don't want to help us, please DO be careful.
Having been a police officer, I understand that you want to be confident that you're really helping REAL PEOPLE. Please reach out- You can speak to me by phone about any of this, I am going to be VERY VERY busy, and I can not talk or text while driving, but I will answer any questions anyone has, and we have plenty of references who helped us last year!
The families we have helped in the last three years are happy to act as a references. I've bought Lego for my sons project from **hundreds of families** on these local yard sale groups, never having had a problem with anyone.
(Just FYI- I do not accept friend requests on my personal facebook only because I openly discuss my medical issues with family on there.... but I welcome EVERYONE to follow our Facebook page that I used to connect to the world, and learn more about our family, Ehlers Danlos Syndrome (which my son and I have) as well as this Christmas Miracle project by following our public Facebook page, our family Instagram and our website and Blog at any of these links;
Our Facebook Page
Follow us on Instagram
Thanks you SO VERY MUCH for sharing and contributing,
Kristie, Justin and Kaedin, aka, the Evans Family
There are only*2* days left to drop off the things we're BADLY in need of - or your donation to the GoFundMe will allow us to purchase these items (many in bulk!!) so we can help as MANY families with as MUCH as is possible;
You can still drop off the things we need ANYTIME at 1103 Hudson Ave Voorhees NJ 08043- THROUGH MIDNIGHT 12/18/2018
We still very badly need:
* Food (Pasta, cereal, snacks, breakfast, canned, boxed, pb&J - plus frozen Turkeys & Hams!)
* Winter/Snow Boots (men, women and kids)
* NEW socks, underwear, bras,undershirts & pajamas (men, women and kids)
* Household Cleaning Products
* Toiletries (especially toothpaste & brushes, soap, shampoo/conditioner & body wash.
* Paper Products (Paper towels &ToiletPaper)
*Make-up, Body & Hair Care gift sets (For teens- they are much harder to collect for!)
* Christmas Stockings and Xmas Candy for the Stockings!
*Gently used Electronics (under 3 years old)- iPads,Tablets, iphones & Android phones, Webbooks, xbox1 games, laptops etc.
*Unused Gift Cards that you have lying around (doesn't matter where they are for!)
***NEW TOYS**** - ESPECIALLY;
-Barbie -Pokemon -NERF -Lego -Lol Dolls
-Baby Dolls (& clothes) -Vampirina -Pikmipops. -Suprizimals -Shopkins
-Littlist Pet Shop -Matchbox/Hot Wheels
-Paw Patrol -PJ Masks - Craft & Science Kits!
-Any kind of blind-bags /surprise toys
(We are still collecting gently used toys, but please be sure they are clean, complete and in Ready-to-Give condition as we don't have the time at this point to Repair/Clean/Check for completion)
We have TOO MANY puzzles & stuffed animals in all sizes. Unless the stuffed animal is NEW and from one of the catagories above- like Paw Patrol or Pokemon- those we could still use!
PLEASE take a moment to consider donating - even just a few dollars - It's now or never to be able to give THESE kids a Christmas and every dollar gets us closer to making it possible; EVERY PENNY RAISED will be spent to purchase the remaining wish-list items so that we can give these families in need a wonderful
We can't do it without you!!!