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Magic of Christmas

Working hard to bring Christmas to their clients

Magic of Christmas gifts continue to go out to our partner agencies and their clients. Natasha from DCF picked up some of their family gifts today in plenty of time to get them out to their clients before Christmas. All of the agencies have been very grateful for the support this year in spite of the pandemic we are all living through. They know how much these gifts will mean to their already struggling families. We are very grateful for the incredible support we received this year to help put a smile on a child’s face Christmas morning in a year that has given us few reasons to smile.

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Magic of Christmas

Christmas gifts go out

Magic of Christmas gifts continue to go out to our partner agencies and their clients. Sheila and Eudy from Vinfen picked up some of their family gifts today in plenty of time to get them out to their clients before Christmas. All of the agencies have been very grateful for the support this year in spite of the pandemic we are all living through. They know how much these gifts will mean to their already struggling families. We are very grateful for the incredible support we received this year to help put a smile on a child’s face Christmas morning in a year that has given us few reasons to smile.

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Service project

Scouts donate birthday bags

Thank you to Girl Scout Troop 62682 for the awesome donation of 13 birthday bags for our young clients. These bags are filled with everything needed to have a birthday party for 8 including cake mix, frosting and candles. We think everyone deserves a birthday cake on their birthday! We love that scouts encourage girls to find ways to give back to others. Yet another wonderful example of kids helping kids!

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Magic of Christmas

Christmas magic goes out to the community

Magic of Christmas gifts continue to go out to our partner agencies and their clients. Joanne from Community Teamwork, Inc. HCEC picked up some of their family gifts today in plenty of time to get them out to their clients before Christmas. All of the agencies have been very grateful for the support this year in spite of the pandemic we are all living through. They know how much these gifts will mean to their already struggling families. We are very grateful for the incredible amount of support we received this year to help put a smile on a child’s face Christmas morning in a year that has given us few reasons to smile.

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Magic of Christmas

Christmas concerns from Jill

A word from Jill – Since Lori has taken over Christmas my stress level has gone down, but this year it is all different, the number of clients needing our help has gone up. Those that used to donate are now in need of help themselves. None of our clients ever thought they would be where they are today. This year it is our younger adults and teens that has me stressed. They are asking for such basic needs, a coat, hat and gloves. Can you imagine your own teens asking for things we all take for granted? Our clients are, because they are now working more or looking for ways to be able to make money. Times are tough for so many people and imagining that all they want for Christmas is a coat breaks my heart. I know people are thinking Jill, you give out used items. Yes we do, but as soon as we get adult coats donated, they go out. They know how hard it is and they are asking for our help and we can not give what we do not have. So remember when you email Lori asking to sponsor a child there are teens and adults out there that missed so many things this year and they just want a coat. Help us put the magic of Christmas into their lives too. – Jill Maker, Chief Operations Officer

If you can help out by purchasing one gift we have an Amazon wish list where you can shop from home and ship direct to us and these items will go to fill the Christmas lists of teens and adults that have still not been gifted. https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/3MD3TCCHHJTGL?ref_=wl_share If you have any questions please email Lori at lori@thewishproject.org, Santa’s elf at the warehouse. Thank you for helping us put some magic in a teen or adults Christmas this year.

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Magic of Christmas

Christmas donor

Thank you to Melissa Laurin for sponsoring families for our Magic of Christmas project. These gifts will mean so much to the lucky families that receive them. We are grateful to our generous community for helping our neighbors in need in an extremely difficult year.

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Magic of Christmas

Magic continues to go out to our agencies

Magic of Christmas gifts have started going out to our partner agencies. Amanda from Justice Resource Institute along with her daughter Mia picked up some of their family gifts today in plenty of time for them to get them to their clients families before Christmas. We are so grateful for the support we received this year. Now more than ever our already struggling clients have greater stress to deal with this holiday season. Jill is hearing from individuals who were previously donors and now clients due to the devastation Covid has had on the economy and their families health. Right now some of our greater needs are Size 3T/4T Pull Ups, Size 4T/5T Pull Ups, Size 4 Diapers, Women’s Size M and L long sleeve shirts, Men’s long sleeve shirts all sizes, coats for the whole family, hats, gloves, safety gates, infant swings, pack and play sheets and diaper bags for our clients with infants. If you have any of these items to donate you can drop off next Tuesday-Friday 9-2:30pm and Saturday 9-12:30pm. The warehouse will be closed Thursday-Saturday for Thanksgiving. If you are donating mattress sets please call first to make sure we have the space or email donategoods@thewishproject.org. If you prefer to shop online we have an Amazon wish list where you can purchase our most needed items and ship direct to us https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/D0WB109LX427… . Thank you for helping us provide our clients with some basic items they need!

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Magic of Christmas

Santa’s helper

Mike is one of Santa’s elves at the warehouse. Today he helped Lori check Santa’s list to make sure we have everything he needs to fill the caseworkers and clients Christmas wishes. If you would like to help Santa complete all his last minute needs please check our Amazon Wish list https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/3MD3TCCHHJTGL… where you can shop from home and have the item shipped directly to the warehouse. Thank you for helping us put some magic in a child or families life in a year that really needs a little magic!

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Magic of Christmas

Gifts go out to partner agencies

Magic of Christmas gifts have started going out to our partner agencies. Evelina from Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children picked up some of their family gifts today in plenty of time for them to get them to their clients families before Christmas. We are so grateful for the support we received this year. Now more than ever our already struggling clients have greater stress to deal with this holiday season. Jill is hearing from individuals who were previously donors and now clients due to the devastation Covid has had on the economy and their families health. Right now some of our greater needs are Size 3T/4T Pull Ups, Size 4T/5T Pull Ups, Size 4 Diapers, Women’s Size M and L long sleeve shirts, Men’s long sleeve shirts all sizes, coats for the whole family, hats, gloves, safety gates, infant swings, pack and play sheets and diaper bags for our clients with infants. If you have any of these items to donate you can drop off today and tomorrow this week 9-2:30pm, no appointment necessary. If you are donating mattress sets please call first to make sure we have the space or email donategoods@thewishproject.org. The warehouse will be closed Thursday-Saturday for Thanksgiving. If you prefer to shop online we have an Amazon wish list where you can purchase our most needed items and ship direct to us https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/D0WB109LX427… . Thank you for sharing this with friends, family, neighbors and online groups that might have some basic items to spare!

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Donation

Toys for Christmas

Thank you to Shannon Latham Kane for the wonderful donation of toys from our Amazon Wish list. These will go out to our partner agencies and their clients in time to be opened up on Christmas Day. If you would like to help make a child or adults Christmas more special you can purchase a gift from our Amazon Christmas wish list https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/3MD3TCCHHJTGL… and know it will go to a special child or adult in need. Thank you for sharing with friends, family, neighbors and online communities who would like to help put a smile on the face of a child or adult on Christmas morning.