Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Giving Back This Holiday Season - Are you in Need?

I have been blessed this year. Not so much with tons of money, but just in life. There used to be a time though, when I would wait out in the freezing weather for 9-10 hours just at the chance of getting a toy from a local church to help give my boys a Christmas. Those years are long since over, but I am forever grateful for those who were able to help me when I most needed it. That is why I want to give a little back this year.

I had grand plans of having a charity auction with some toys I had bought and stockpiled and give the money to a local boy's home, but I have been so sick lately that it just didn't happen. I will be donating the toys to local programs instead. I wanted to give back to my amazing blog readers too though, those who may be going through tough times this year and don't know how they are going to put presents under the tree.

I was recently given an Amazon gift card from the Fairy Hobmother from AppliancesOnline, who saw my comment on A Nut in a Nutshell's post and decided to make a visit to my email inbox. I have decided to take that offer of a gift card and pair it with some of my own money to offer 8 readers a $25 gift card each to Amazon.com. I realize it is not a lot, but it will allow you to qualify for free shipping and there are still 6 more days to order in time for Christmas! It will hopefully enable some of you to put a gift under the tree that otherwise may not be there.

I wish I could give more and I wish that no one had to want this Christmas, but this is what I can offer. Please leave a comment below if you are in need of a little extra help this Christmas. Please include your email address or have it linked to a Blogger account with an email address. I will send the gift cards out by email by tomorrow afternoon to the first 8 people who comment saying they need some help. Please do not say you need help you are not truly in need.

Thank-you to everyone who stops by Life With 4 Boys, I appreciate each one of your visits and wish you all a very Happy Holidays!

Kathleen Bunn


Love You Always & Forever said...

My family could use the help. We depend on my husband getting a Christmas bonus each year to buy our 3 kids something and get isn't getting one this year. We have nothing to give them are 3 months behind in rent and just had our car repoed I'm not sure what we will do thus year.
Thanks for offering...you are so kind

Anonymous said...

Hope Holland
I could use a little help this year I am a single mother living on a fixed income and My daughters Father chooses not to participate in her life Thank you for this Awesome opportunity May God Bless You for your Gifts :)


blueviolet said...

Ok, don't send it to me, but I just wanted to tell you that I'm so glad she visited you from my blog!

That Bald Chick said...

Don't send it to me, either. But how cool is it that you are doing this. May the Lord bless and keep you and cause His face to shine upon you. V

Anonymous said...

I would love the help. I am currently on disability and have a limited income. Thank you for doing this.

Simply Being Mommy said...

Don't send anything to me but I just wanted to say that I love what you're doing!

Brittany Magos said...

i just want to say this is a wanderful thing you are doing for familys. you are truly blessing them. Im a mother one and with one on the way. Its not easy doing it all on my own. I finacially struggle but try my best. I could usse a little help. thank you for what you are doing. It means really means alot to everyone. God Bless you and Merry Christmas.

Anonymous said...

My family could really use some help this year. I really appreciate you doing this, just proves there are kind people out there.

Anonymous said...

I could really use the help too. I have 4 children and money is tight. Thank you so very much.
Merry Christmas!

nicóle said...

This is my favorite post so far this Christmas! GO YOU!!!

April Decheine said...

This is great! Do not send it to me as well, I am overly blessed this season and love what you are doing! Happy Holidays to you and your lovely family!!

Elizabeth said...

I'd love a little of your help, if you have any help left to give. This year is a rough one, and continues to get more "complicated." Thank you so much for being so amazing, for sharing your everyday life, and for giving so generously.


Michelle said...

Hi I could use some Help this year...lost my job and have been struggling to make ends meet for my 3 kids..thank you so much and Merry Christmas !


Kathleen said...

Just wanted to let everyone know that the 8 Amazon gift cards have been sent out just now via email. You should all be receiving them shortly. Merry Christmas!

Tammy said...

Luckily, I am going to be good this year. I was worried, but things are working out.

Anonymous said...

As many families, we are struggling. We could use some extra help this year. I think this is a wonderful gesture. Blessings to you and your family!



Donna said...

I didn't want it sent to me! But I want to tell you what a wonderful thing you are doing! I truly believe when you give, you receive ten-fold. You are a blessing!

Marcie W. said...

I don't need any help, thankfully, but wanted to stop by and say what a wonderful way to give back! So wonderful!!

Zippy said...

I don't need help, but I wanted to say what a great thing it is that you're doing.

Louise Bishop said...

It's so important to give back.

lemonlaurie said...

I give back every chance I get.It has been a rough year,we have 2 teens ,one who is Autistic and whos birthday si Dec 16th!My hubby finally got his job back after almost 2 months with no work and we are finally trying to catch up on all the bills then provide food.So happy holidays to all

Tricia Nightowlmama said...

I know there are so many people in need more than I am and since I'm a reviewer my children have plenty. Its a wonderful thing your doing and I just want to send many blessings your way.
My husbands already laid off this year and things are really tight but I always think someone out there has it worse off than me. We have a roof over our heads and there's not much more you can ask for other than that.

Faith and Family Reviews said...

Don't send it to me, but thank you so much for doing this! I know that so many people are hurting this time of year. It's so nice of you to do this for them!

Jennifer Quirky Momma said...

There are far more families in need this year than I even imagined. I am volunteering at a local food bank which also gives out gifts to children and families. In two weeks, over 200 requests have come in.

My husband has been blessed with a job that pays decently and one that he loves. 2011 was a different story. Ugh, makes me so thankful this year got better fast.

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