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*Updated 12-19-12* Sponsoring a family

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I added notes as to what is done/received/etc :)
I can't say enough just how amazing you ladies are!


Here are the details so far (if I left anything off or put someone down by accident, please let me know so I can fix it!):

Baby boy (18mo) - she said any kind of baby toy, etc is fine
{Done} Me - alien-print fleece blanket
{Received} Rmgriffberg - taggie

AriannasMommy84 - crocheted ball/toy
{Received} MissElissa - dino
{Received} Melanie - taggie stuffed animals
I'm also going to make him a newsboy hat, and if I have time, a pillow pet!

5 year old girl - loves princesses, is allowed to have earrings/jewelry
{Done} Me - pink/brown floral fleece blanket
XVAMomma - iSpy bottle
{Received} AriannasMommy84 - princess hat
{Received} Melanie - little mermaid miniature pillow
{Received} MissElissa - crayon roll
I'm going to try to make time to whip up a unicorn pillow pet for her as well!!

9 year old girl - loves Hello Kitty, doesn't have pierced ears, but loves other jewelry and hair stuff
{Done} Me - Hello Kitty print fleece blanket
Turtledoves - Hello Kitty hat
Bmom7210 - Hello Kitty crayon roll
{Received} Rmgriffberg - hairbow
{Received} HeathersRich - hair bows
{Received} Melanie - necklace or bracelet
{Received} A friend of mine is also getting her some store-bought gifts and clothes

9 year old boy - she said he loves "anything boy related really" lol! Likes Super Mario & Zelda games (3DS)
{Done} Me - Pirate print fleece blanket, Mario hat, piranha plant hat & scarf
Bmom7210 - crayon roll
{Received} Melanie - tool belt

12 year old boy - "anything boy related"
{Done}Me - skull print fleece blanket
billssweety - mohawk hat
{Received} Melanie - tool belt
Another friend of mine will be getting him store-bought gifts

Teen girl - would be into things for her room, and likes hot pink & blue, loves dolphins
{Received} Melli - Pink/blue hat
{Received} Jasmine - Makeup bag & makeup, blanket
Me - personalized wall art, book page roses
{Received} Melanie - secret keeper stuffed dolphin

Thank you ladies SO much for your interest in this. This will not only help her give her kids a great Christmas morning, but having a bit of financial strain relieved is also going to help her wait the month out (a month from now, there will be a well-paid banker's position opening that would get her back into her career!). We can really make a huge difference in this woman's life!


If it would be easier to figure out everything through text, just pm me & I'll give you my cell number!

11-10-12:
I was talking with an acquaintance today, and she told me that unless she finds a second job soon, her six kids "will be opening boxes of IOUs for Christmas." I can't stand the thought of childrengoing without, and my husband and I sponsor a family every holiday season, so I was thinking of stepping up and getting some things together for her, her husband, and their kids for Christmas. I don't know all their ages off the top of my head, but would anyone be interested in making something for them if I get their exact ages? I can reimburse people for shipping if that's an issue.
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melliburger
by Melli on Nov. 11, 2012 at 10:25 PM

I could make the mom a few pairs of earrings!

Would we just send the gifts to you?

Quoting DaiTilley:

I was thinking of doing a mommy gift for her, too, so if there isn't an option to make jewelry for the girls (5, 9, & teen), then maybe something for her?


Quoting melliburger:

I could make a hat or small piece of jewelry :) ONce you find out the ages I'll see what I can make



DaiTilley
by Dai on Nov. 11, 2012 at 10:27 PM
I just added some info in an update! =)
She wasn't all that specific, but a few of her suggestions DEFinitely made me think of all my crafty friends!!


Quoting Turtledoves:

I may be able to if you give me more information on the kids (ages, likes, favorite characters, etc)

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DaiTilley
by Dai on Nov. 11, 2012 at 10:29 PM
That would be wicked awesome!
And I figured if everyone wanted to send the gifts to me, I can wrap them and have her pick them up at my house all at once!
And like I said, I'll reimburse shipping for people if it's an issue. I don't want anyone to be out an arm & a leg in order to help her!


Quoting melliburger:

I could make the mom a few pairs of earrings!

Would we just send the gifts to you?

Quoting DaiTilley:

I was thinking of doing a mommy gift for her, too, so if there isn't an option to make jewelry for the girls (5, 9, & teen), then maybe something for her?





Quoting melliburger:

I could make a hat or small piece of jewelry :) ONce you find out the ages I'll see what I can make





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DaiTilley
by Dai on Nov. 11, 2012 at 10:30 PM
That would be so awesome! Looks like it would be age-appropriate too! =)
Thank you!


Quoting XVAmomma:

Let me know the ages. I am making a ispy bottle for my gd and wouldn't mind doing a second or third for alittle one.

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AriannasMommy84
by Crystal on Nov. 11, 2012 at 10:32 PM

Sent you a message

Quoting DaiTilley:


<3 Crystal <3
Wife to Clay(2008),
Mommy to Arianna(2003),
Fur baby fettuccine(2009),
Isabella(2009),
& Madelyn(2011)

in loveteen girltoddler girlbaby girlcat
No measure of time with you will be long enough. But we'll start with forever."

rhiannonaisling
by Melanie on Nov. 11, 2012 at 10:36 PM

are the girls allowed dangly earrings and any metal allergies?


DaiTilley
by Dai on Nov. 11, 2012 at 10:43 PM
That's awesome! I bet they will be VERY well-loved! =)


Quoting The_Monster_Mom:

Possibly. It depends, I am already donating 6 plushes to a mission to give to the kids. I think it is awesome what you are doing!!!

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DaiTilley
by Dai on Nov. 11, 2012 at 10:46 PM
I just texted her to ask; I'll let you know!


Quoting rhiannonaisling:

are the girls allowed dangly earrings and any metal allergies?



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DaiTilley
by Dai on Nov. 11, 2012 at 10:53 PM
Anything and everything is greatly appreciated! Doesn't need to be handmade.


Quoting sweethonestys:

I might be able to. Will we have to make something?


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DaiTilley
by Dai on Nov. 11, 2012 at 10:56 PM
I just added it to the update =)
I asked if they had metal allergies too, and she didn't name any off.


Quoting rhiannonaisling:

are the girls allowed dangly earrings and any metal allergies?



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