I went with my friend to get her and my Kids presents from the Salvation Army Toy drive today... well this woman ahead of us wasn't allowed to receive her toys because she had already picked up threw Toys For Tots, She threw a FIT!! Yelling say her kids had ONLY gotten 4-5 Toys EACH from them and it was bullSh*t That she couldn't have both... The lady (who was MUCH calmer than I would have been) told her that It was CLEARLY marked on the Application that if it was found out that you had gotten from somewhere else that you WOULD not get from them... That they checked the Database before you were allowed to get them and if u or your Children were already in the Database they couldn't help you... This woman continued having a fit because she didn't think it was fair that they Only got 5-4 toys apiece... I was Ready to yell at her my self when a supervisor came out and told her "I'm sorry but we do not allow "Double Dipping", I need you to leave or I will be forced to called the cops." She flipped him the bird and stormed out!! Now I will admit I wasn't happy with what My kids got last yr from Toys for tots (a cheap toy and a board game) for the amount of trouble I had to threw to even get them but I understand that they had a LARGE amount of kids to cover and not enough Donation so I didn't bitch... I was Grateful They got anything at all and I told them thank you MANY times! So this yr I did a little research and found that the Salvation Army has a easier time collecting and filling orders... I did NOT expect more than 3 toys each, PERIOD! I got them each a couple my self and they would appreciate what they DID get regardless!!
But this woman seems to have forgotten when Christmas is about!! Its about giving and Love, Not Greed and hatefulness!! It really ticked me and my friend off!!! BE GRATEFUL if you get help providing your kids with a Christmas present or two and DON'T Bitch when you try to beat the system and be greedy because u don't think they got enough People do this out of the kindness of their hearts not because they HAVE to!!!
And every yr we do need help with Christmas I make sure the kids write a Thank you letter to "Santa" and I take to where ever I get the help from... I am SO SO SO Very greatful for the help we got this yr! And Because we had already signed up in November I couldn't back out so since we knew they were getting toys from them and we came into a little bit of extra money we turned around and helped a child off the "Wishing Tree" that the Salvation Army does, so we could pay it forward!