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I was at the gym today and noticed they had put their angel tree up. I went over to it excited to pick out my angel. I always try to pick one that looks really needy. For example, last year I picked a toddler boy that was asking for jeans and a winter jacket. I also went ahead and bought him a couple of toys. Anyway, I was appalled at what I found on the tree this year. Literally EVERY single angel had something on it such as a Wii, a DSi, a laptop, a cell phone, an iPod, an iPad, and so on. These people aren't needy, they're greedy!! My kids don't even have most of the things they were asking for. They should be ashamed of themselves. I'll be going somewhere else to get my angel this year.
So, is it just me or would that make you mad too? Would you buy them their ridiculous gifts or go somewhere else?
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by on Nov. 20, 2012 at 1:51 AM
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DevinAnnesmom
by Sarah on Nov. 20, 2012 at 2:29 AM
How weird. They're everywhere around here. Asking the church is a really good idea!!

Quoting cjsix:

 They use to have the Angel Tree at Walmart every year along with the mall the last couple years,no Walmart and couldn't find it at the mall,though it's suppose to be there. This year they had where it would be in the paper and it's the mall and a couple of small businesses??? I don't get it. My kids use to have so much fun picking children off the tree and then shopping for them. I think I may ask at church this year if they know anyone.

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mopsmommy5
by Bronze Member on Nov. 20, 2012 at 2:29 AM
That's not allowed here in Utah! There is a $50 limit on any special requests the child wants or needs. I can't believe they would ask for such things-my.sons case.worker/therapist signed up my son and daughter this year and they would never ask.for such things. They kept saying they were fine and it took a long time to get.out of them anything they wanted-I knew what they needed! Soooo sweet for a 7 & 14 yr old special needs kids. Made me cry! Hope you find the kind of kids you want to sponsor, just wanted you all to know that there are really good kids.out there on The Angel Tree too!!
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StrawberryCool
by on Nov. 20, 2012 at 2:29 AM
I would but jackets now a days are like 50 bucks


Quoting DevinAnnesmom:

Awww...you should. Every kid deserves a warm jacket. Makes me sad thinking some have to go without :-(



Quoting mommy74146:

I got a 1 year old. I seen a 4 year old angel on the tree at my job today asking for a jacket. I'm thinking of picking him up. I agree with you though.

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echoishername
by Gold Member on Nov. 20, 2012 at 2:30 AM
The angel tree at my daughters school has the same issue. Lots of requests for dsi games and iTunes gift cards... Also, a lot of 18 year old "children"... That bothered me quite a bit too.
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Supervane
by Ruby Member on Nov. 20, 2012 at 2:30 AM
I stopped doing the Angel tree for that very reason. I couldn't afford the needs of those kids even if I tried! For the past 3 years we've been adopting a senior citizen.

And were you not here for last years post. A lady who was a charity receiver came to complain her kids only got coloring books, and not all the fancy high tech stuff they requested in the Angel tree.
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fuzzy_lil_peach
by Member on Nov. 20, 2012 at 2:31 AM
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Oh get it for Christmas! She deserves it. lol I wish I had a little girl, the toys are so much better.

Quoting DevinAnnesmom:

My daughter is 5. That's the one she's been wanting!! We're thinking about trying to get it for her either for Christmas or her birthday in April.

Quoting fuzzy_lil_peach:

I hope she is excited! We got her the one that you can fix her hair. How old is your daughter? This little girl is 4. 


Quoting DevinAnnesmom:

My daughter loves lalaloopsy dolls!! Your angel will be so excited!! I also always try to pick a kid near my kids ages. That way they can help me shop and feel like they're doing something good :-)



Quoting fuzzy_lil_peach:

It doesn't make me mad, but I wouldn't buy those gifts. We love doing the angel tree every year, but we noticed the same issue this year. We always try to find a little girl around my sons age, I love buying for little girls. lol The only toy she ask for was a LaLaLoopsy doll. 



DevinAnnesmom
by Sarah on Nov. 20, 2012 at 2:34 AM
That's neat that you have someone you know that does that for your kids!! I'm never able to meet the families I help, but it warms my heart picturing them opening up their gifts on Christmas morning.

Quoting Anonymous:

When my kids are adopted for Christmas, I have never sold their gifts. The same angel who adopted them last year offered to adopt them this year. She got them almost everything they asked for including their "expensive" wishes because I explained to her they play the kinect as gym an hour day while we homeschool and because ds is on a strict diet and fitness regimen. I kept the more expensive things at $25 or less. Dd asked for a $50 game this year, but I specifically told their angel if she gets it for dd that she isn't to purchase her anything else. She has seen the children still using what she purchased them last year and is happy that they are happy. She has been in my house and knows we aren't living outside of our means. Bills come first especially food since my state is cutting people's food stamps. Ours went down by over $100 and ds's approved food list is expensive.
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DevinAnnesmom
by Sarah on Nov. 20, 2012 at 2:39 AM
What a neat project for your son's class!! It's wonderful for kids to do stuff like that. I think seeing someone so needy helps them to appreciate what they have.

Quoting velvetkitty:

I feel the same way.  :(  I like to pick the kids asking for the necessities too.  Then I'll throw in extra.  But since we're over seas this year...

My son's class has "adopted" a little girl from a local orphanage, and the class together is going to give her a Christmas. :)  They send pictures of her opening her presents and stuff too. Then in January they actually get to meet the little girl.  

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Anonymous
by Anonymous 2 on Nov. 20, 2012 at 2:39 AM
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I just figured if someone is offering to do the whole shebang for the kids, I want them to know we have nothing to hide and we aren't scamming them Kwim? She and her mom together bought the kids stuff so I am sure if dd gets her game she will still get other things. *sighs* I hope when we get on our feet we can do the same for a family.

Quoting DevinAnnesmom:

That's neat that you have someone you know that does that for your kids!! I'm never able to meet the families I help, but it warms my heart picturing them opening up their gifts on Christmas morning.



Quoting Anonymous:

When my kids are adopted for Christmas, I have never sold their gifts. The same angel who adopted them last year offered to adopt them this year. She got them almost everything they asked for including their "expensive" wishes because I explained to her they play the kinect as gym an hour day while we homeschool and because ds is on a strict diet and fitness regimen. I kept the more expensive things at $25 or less. Dd asked for a $50 game this year, but I specifically told their angel if she gets it for dd that she isn't to purchase her anything else. She has seen the children still using what she purchased them last year and is happy that they are happy. She has been in my house and knows we aren't living outside of our means. Bills come first especially food since my state is cutting people's food stamps. Ours went down by over $100 and ds's approved food list is expensive.
DevinAnnesmom
by Sarah on Nov. 20, 2012 at 2:41 AM
I hope your kids get everything they asked for and have an amazing Christmas :-)

Quoting mopsmommy5:

That's not allowed here in Utah! There is a $50 limit on any special requests the child wants or needs. I can't believe they would ask for such things-my.sons case.worker/therapist signed up my son and daughter this year and they would never ask.for such things. They kept saying they were fine and it took a long time to get.out of them anything they wanted-I knew what they needed! Soooo sweet for a 7 & 14 yr old special needs kids. Made me cry! Hope you find the kind of kids you want to sponsor, just wanted you all to know that there are really good kids.out there on The Angel Tree too!!
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