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November 18th, 2011, 08:57 AM
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November 18th, 2011, 11:03 AM
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Has any one....recieved from them....donated?

I donate to them every year.
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November 18th, 2011, 11:51 AM
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We donate toys to the local angel tree sponsored by the high school's Beta Club. You pick out a boy or girl who's on the list (no name, just age and gender) and go get them a gift! Kensley did this last year, and it was hard for her to give up the doll she picked out for the little girl (brand new, but she wanted to open it herself!)

We'll do it again this year. To make it easy on her, she may pick out a boy this time I'll let her choose.
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November 18th, 2011, 12:12 PM
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we donate them too ... our grocery store, and some other stores like target usually have donation spots set up.
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November 18th, 2011, 12:51 PM
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We donate thru our church-same idea as Gwynne's-tree set up with tags on them with age, gender, and a suggestion or 2. We always pick kids close in age to our own and let them help pick stuff out.
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November 18th, 2011, 03:22 PM
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I usually pick a tag from the tree at church and will do that again this year. There is a Toys for Tots box at work, so I'll probably grab something for that as well this year, too.
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November 18th, 2011, 08:01 PM
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one year for christmas when everyone was saying they didnt need anything Rob and I gave framed wedding pics and them we picked a child of the tree for each person, went shopping and took a pic of what we bought in honour of them, we put the pic of the toys in a card and wrote a little thing about the child who was getting it

my grandparents and parent really like that

we also always pick something from the tree from us
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November 20th, 2011, 02:54 PM
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Yes, it's such a great program...we often donate to churches and elementary schools in the neighborhood during the holidays. It's so important to teach kids the value of sharing/giving to the less fortunate at an early age!
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November 20th, 2011, 03:01 PM
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Callie, that is SO sweet!
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November 20th, 2011, 03:07 PM
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That is super sweet, Callie!
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