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CHRISTMAS CRISIS...NO MONEY FOR GIFTS FOR MY KIDS

Posted by on Dec. 13, 2008 at 8:26 PM
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ME AND MY HUSBAND,AND I HAVE BOTH BEEN OUT OF WORK FOR THE PAST 4 MONTHS BECAUSE THE ECONOMY IS SO BAD!I HAVE TRYED AND TRYED FOR OVER A WEEK NOW TO TRY TO FIND ASSISTANCE WITH CHRISTMAS GIFTS.I HAVE 3 KIDS ONE TO WHICH IS MY STEPSON (I HAVE NOT POSTED A PICTURE OF HIM YET BECAUSE I DON'T HAVE ANY RECENT ONES NOW).I HAVE A NEWBORN,A 3 YEAR OLD,AND A 5 YEAR OLD.WE HAVE NO MONEY FOR GIFTS FOR ANY OF THEM!!!I AM ALMOST IN TEARS BECAUSE I HAVE TRYED AND TRYED,BUT HAVE GOTTEN NO WHERE.WHAT CAN I DO?I LIVE IN LONGWOOD,FLORIDA IF THAT WOULD HELP ANYONE TO SEARCH FOR ANYTHING.PLEASE PLEASE SOMEONE HELP ME AND MY KIDS.

by on Dec. 13, 2008 at 8:26 PM
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Aamy
by Gold Member on Dec. 13, 2008 at 8:29 PM


Quoting PREGO112208:

ME AND MY HUSBAND,AND I HAVE BOTH BEEN OUT OF WORK FOR THE PAST 4 MONTHS BECAUSE THE ECONOMY IS SO BAD!I HAVE TRIED AND TRIED FOR OVER A WEEK NOW TO TRY TO FIND ASSISTANCE WITH CHRISTMAS GIFTS.I HAVE 3 KIDS ONE TO WHICH IS MY STEPSON (I HAVE NOT POSTED A PICTURE OF HIM YET BECAUSE I DON'T HAVE ANY RECENT ONES NOW).I HAVE A NEWBORN,A 3 YEAR OLD,AND A 5 YEAR OLD.WE HAVE NO MONEY FOR GIFTS FOR ANY OF THEM!!!I AM ALMOST IN TEARS BECAUSE I HAVE TRIED AND TRIED,BUT HAVE GOTTEN NO WHERE.WHAT CAN I DO?I LIVE IN LONGWOOD,FLORIDA IF THAT WOULD HELP ANYONE TO SEARCH FOR ANYTHING.PLEASE PLEASE SOMEONE HELP ME AND MY KIDS.

Call your local Toys For Tots.

 


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ain-gell72
by on Dec. 13, 2008 at 8:31 PM

churches, family, friends, neighbors. any or all could help.

catgrrrl
by on Dec. 13, 2008 at 8:34 PM

the dollar tree.

Before anyone says anything about her having internet while broke; I'm sure she is using it for job searches.

lovemy2kidsfor
by on Dec. 13, 2008 at 8:34 PM

Have you tried Craigslist?

What would your kids like for Christmas? I am a very giving person with a passion to make a difference in lives.  If you can tell me some things I would like to contribute to their Christmas cheer.

I am almost in tears reading your post.  I can't believe what is happening in this world today and fear for our kids.

Please let me know ASAP so I can work on this for you.

Nancy

mamivon2
by Silver Member on Dec. 13, 2008 at 8:37 PM

Well there is a site

www.wishuponahero.com

you might want to check there. I wish I could help you but my DH is unemployed and we barley have the money for presents

c_boerman
by on Dec. 13, 2008 at 8:37 PM

Check your local craigslist.  I went ahead and did that and here is ones I came upon

http://orlando.craigslist.org/zip/956711811.html

http://orlando.craigslist.org/wan/955038544.html

http://orlando.craigslist.org/bab/954102381.html

 

"Laugh when you can, apologize when you should, and let go of what you can't ..... when life knocks you down you have two choices-stay down or get up!"


 

Karebear6101
by Bronze Member on Dec. 13, 2008 at 8:37 PM

Do you have parents that could loan you a little bit of money until you get your tax return or a church that could help out?

jortiz1978
by on Dec. 13, 2008 at 8:39 PM

I agree w the Craigslist idea

Also when I want to make a little money I actually sell things on craigslist. Do you have items around the house that you dont use? I've sold a ton of my babies stuff that we dont use-baby items and toys usually go quick. You may be able to rack up a little money for a few gifts. I sold clothes, nursing pillows, wipes warmer, his jumperoo-all the stuff that was barely used.

luvjulie
by on Dec. 13, 2008 at 11:26 PM

Sorry things are rough for you right now. I don't know what to offer other than what has been said. A Christmas miracle will happen for you.

mommamiaria
by on Dec. 14, 2008 at 7:05 AM

Try posting on Freecycle. Here is the link to the group in your area.

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/LongwoodFreecycle/

 

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http://www.cafemom.com/group/27504

 

 

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