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Adopt a Family

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Our workplace likes to raise money and adopt a couple of families for Christmas. We work with a local SOS shelter to find families in need. One of the things we do to get money donations is we put raffle items together and sell tickets to win the prizes. We have some really nice items to bid on. I of course have made and donated a blanket for the raffle table.

The other thing I do every year is find my son's name on a Christmas tree and buy for that child with my son in mind. It makes me feel good to give to a Joshua every year. This year I decided since I had the foot surgery that I might not find his name so I took one of the adopt a family kids (a 13yr old boy) and I bought him clothes as another donation to our family. I had my granddaughter help me with picking things out since she will be 13 in January and as she said "knows what boys that age wear". I find it also teaches her about giving to others. The buying has also put holiday spirit in gear.

Since I like to share my blankets with you I have attached a photo.

I hope you are all getting into that holiday spirit!

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
WHISPERINGPINE9 12/18/2012 6:46AM

    emoticon your beautiful blanket.

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LYNDALOVES2HIKE 12/9/2012 10:01AM

    We always 'adopt' a family at Thanksgiving and Christmas, also donate to a couple of shelters that deal with families. It's a big part of our holiday celebrations

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ALASKASKY 12/8/2012 9:14AM

    emoticon Love it. Beautiful! So thoughtful of you and your granddaughter to think of others who are less fortunate. emoticon

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DJ4HEALTH 12/1/2012 9:35PM

    Pretty blanket and great teaching the younger generation about giving.

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DEE107 11/30/2012 12:04AM

    that is great I buy games and donate to our church who gives them to children wno need a goodgift

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MILLISMA 11/29/2012 9:39PM

    What wonderful things you are doing. Warms my heart. emoticon

That's a great blanket for Christmas!!!

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CATLADY52 11/29/2012 4:06PM

    That is a very unique idea. Having your granddaughter assist you will help her in the future. Wise Grandmother you are. emoticon

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KLWALDON 11/29/2012 11:50AM

    Love that idea of finding your son's name and giving. Awesome! Great blanket too!!

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GINA180847 11/29/2012 11:18AM

    Such a great idea to personalize gift giving.

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WILLOW49 11/29/2012 11:04AM

    My husband's work does this, too :) Beautiful blanket as always :)

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GABY1948 11/29/2012 11:01AM

    You guys are GREAT people! I LOVE this blanket! Thanks for sharing all!

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CANDOIT54 11/29/2012 10:22AM

    Nice blanket

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MSLZZY 11/29/2012 10:13AM

    Lovely gesture on your part and a beautiful blanket!

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FISHINGLADY66 11/29/2012 9:54AM

    I love your blanket. emoticon

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