"Christmas Magic" service project
My little 6 year old brother lost his life.
My mother couldn’t bare the thought of him not getting a Christmas present.
She came up with an amazing idea as a gift to him, to fill his stocking with notes containing a kindness we gave that day.
The service bug in our family grew. I watched my parents serve and ultimately start a charity foundation in my little brothers name “Landaboards”
After finding financial stability with my little family, my husband and I had the desire to “sponsor a family” for Christmas.
I made a post on a “helping hands” fb page one year, asking if anyone knew anyone in need. I was overwhelmed at the response. After a day I took it down, BECAUSE reading through the stories I couldn’t say NO!
That year we took 4 families. (13 people.)
That experience was so insanely rewarding,
each day I was just on this high!
The next year I posted again asking for nominations and within hours I was again overwhelmed, I took it down.
My limit going in was 10, we ended up taking 17 families.
I felt so strongly peaceful that with help, we could do it.
I watched as my friend community gathered around me.
Hours and hours of donated time; picking up donations, sorting, planning, shopping, & wrapping!
We FREAKING did it!
With two years under our belt and an insanely supportive community, we are taking it on again!
We’d love your help in these ways:
Money money money!
(Some of these family’s have nothing. Single parent homes living in a studio hotel, a trailer or crammed in an apartment with another family. Some don’t have BEDS!)
NEW clothes, (last year we took used and it was a huge huge headache.)
NEW toys (again weeding through games and toys with missing or broken parts was a headache)
Non perishable foods! Canned, candy, Crackers, snacks those things are loved!
Freezer meal kits.
Time! We need help, sorting, wrapping and shopping for gifts.
Gift cards for kid-play centers, grocery stores, or going out to eat
Gifts for moms or dads! We try to give them a little stocking stuffer too!
Sharing this mission! Tag your friends, family, businesses that want to help! We need it!
Literally anything in “great” quality we can find a use for! Household items, Pet items etc.
Thank you for your time and consideration. We hope your holidays are a little brighter with the magic charity can bring. If you’d like to donate money, every cent goes towards these families. You can Venmo: Nicole-zollinger or PayPal: @kolimedia with the tag “Christmas magic”