help with christmas presents for my kids

help with christmas presents for my kids

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wondering

Faridabad, India

#1 Dec 7, 2009
Does anyone know of any place that is helping parents get presents for their children. I am having a really hard time getting my kids anything for Christmas and as of right now they will have nothing. I have been praying for something to happen and slowly explaining it to my two daughters but I cant let them not have a Christmas. if any one knows anything I would be very greatful. Merry Christmas and God bless
hope this helps

Saint Peters, MO

#2 Dec 7, 2009
wondering wrote:
Does anyone know of any place that is helping parents get presents for their children. I am having a really hard time getting my kids anything for Christmas and as of right now they will have nothing. I have been praying for something to happen and slowly explaining it to my two daughters but I cant let them not have a Christmas. if any one knows anything I would be very greatful. Merry Christmas and God bless
They do have a toys for tots program. It is located in the old bank by Kneibert clinic. You should go up there and find out when the items will be ready and when you can pick them up. I hope something works out for you and God Bless you. If I may ask how old are your two daughters and what are they interested in this year?
hope this helps

Saint Peters, MO

#3 Dec 7, 2009
I am sorry to hear this. I have posted a bulletin on my myspace page for anyone with children who have toys that their children don't play with to please get on here and contact you so I hope this helps you and your children out.
mr compassion

United States

#4 Dec 7, 2009
I might be able to help you but first tell me do you smoke chew or drink. do you have internet. cable tv or a cell phone. If the answer is no I feel for you if the answer is yes then I dont
Priorities

Poplar Bluff, MO

#5 Dec 7, 2009
So u have Internet but can't buy your kids anything for Christmas.... Just saying that priorities are important and might be something to think about for future reference! I hate that for your children and hope they get somethings for Christmas.
help available

Seattle, WA

#6 Dec 7, 2009
If you could leave an email address (no names, please, us topixers have proved ourselves ruthless)I will tell you the name of my church and possible help that you need. God Bless you for having the strength to ask.
guest

AOL

#7 Dec 8, 2009
mr compassion wrote:
I might be able to help you but first tell me do you smoke chew or drink. do you have internet. cable tv or a cell phone. If the answer is no I feel for you if the answer is yes then I dont
And u call yourself mr. compassion. My gosh what an ass. So what if they do smoke drink or chew or anything else, its not the childs fault. You need to get a heart before you call yourself "MR COMPASSION"
pissed

Neelyville, MO

#8 Dec 8, 2009
mr compassion wrote:
I might be able to help you but first tell me do you smoke chew or drink. do you have internet. cable tv or a cell phone. If the answer is no I feel for you if the answer is yes then I dont
some people do and have that stuff all year long everybody needs something extra in the christmas season.
chidoug

Chicago, IL

#9 Dec 8, 2009
http://www.toysfortots.org/request_toys/toys....

the above site is to search for a campaign site near you so that you can request a toy
shock and awe

Fenton, MO

#10 Dec 8, 2009
Doug,
I saw the topic on this and that you were the last one to have posted. As I started reading through it, I could only imagine what your comment might be. I was pleasantly surprised! Thank you.
wow

Poplar Bluff, MO

#11 Dec 8, 2009
just because they have the net or a phone makes them weathy enough to have christmas. but do understand what you are saying. but you really dont know whats has really happen in there lives to my them this away. loss of jobs medical just anything couldv'e happened. you just never know now days who is telling the truth and who is not these days which is sad i am not say this person isn't. i mean you just cant trust anyone these day.i am sorry if there is anything i can do i will try
Another mother

San Mateo, CA

#12 Dec 8, 2009
Plz don't judge her!! Wondering... I am also faceing a challenging christmas! I have 2 young children and I had to risk losing my car just to put something under the tree. We are a struggling 2 parent home in which both of us keep full time employment. One of us lost our job 3 days before the other had surgery, we also are trying to make it work. I am a smoker, I have a phone, but when it came to puttin the lil bit of money we have put it to good use, it went on out rent!!! Plz don't be to quick to judge. If this woman is like me her days and nights are spent in tears!!!! Wondering, how old are your lil girls? We WILL get them some things from santa, some how! Your in my heart and prayers!!!! And know you are not a failure, and I see how much you must love those girls... Enough to ask for help! Let me know there ages ASAP!
chidoug

Chicago, IL

#13 Dec 8, 2009
shock and awe wrote:
Doug,
I saw the topic on this and that you were the last one to have posted. As I started reading through it, I could only imagine what your comment might be. I was pleasantly surprised! Thank you.
people that know me knows that i am always willing to help, especially children.
guest

San Diego, CA

#14 Dec 8, 2009
I understand what you are up against, for my family is in the same situation. And of course I want my two kiddos to have some things as well. Yes I have cut all the corners possible and God is good and we have not done without.
It's so easy to get caught up in the commercial fervor that is Christmas. It's easy to think we must show our love through bought gifts. But often a warm hug and some relaxed hospitality, time spent together on a hobby, or a letter detailing your appreciation would mean so much more than the material gifts we long for and wrap up in shiny paper with bowsó they will disappoint, eventually. They will age, wear, scratch, stain, fade or break. They may even get lost or stolen. Not long after the shiny newness wears off, the realization sets in that these objects don't provide the lasting happiness we'd hoped they would.. And for those of us facing hard financial times this year, that's welcome news. Truthfully all our kids really want is us our time.

If I could give you one fantastic gift today, I'd take your hand and cause us both to travel back in time some 33 years after the birth of Christ. We'd sit together on the hillside and listen to Jesus teach the Sermon on the Mount. We would hear our Savior say, "Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moth and rust do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also" (Matthew 6:19-21, NIV).
You have beautiful, wonderful kiddos; May God continue to bless you!

Since: Oct 09

Poplar Bluff, MO

#15 Dec 8, 2009
guest wrote:
<quoted text>And u call yourself mr. compassion. My gosh what an ass. So what if they do smoke drink or chew or anything else, its not the childs fault. You need to get a heart before you call yourself "MR COMPASSION"
You're right it isn't the child's fault. However, when you get on here and are asking others to help you get Christmas gifts for your kids and you've been blowing money on tobacco and booze all year long, then I think it is a justified position to take. The parent should make some priority choices in their lives...smokes now or gifts at Christmas for my kids.
Priorities

Poplar Bluff, MO

#16 Dec 8, 2009
DiabeticAlien wrote:
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You're right it isn't the child's fault. However, when you get on here and are asking others to help you get Christmas gifts for your kids and you've been blowing money on tobacco and booze all year long, then I think it is a justified position to take. The parent should make some priority choices in their lives...smokes now or gifts at Christmas for my kids.
Exactly my point! If it means cutting out smoking, drinking, Internet, cable, the cell phone,etc....to buy your children Christmas then be an adult and do it!!!! Why don't you (the parent) do without so your children can have presents? It's a choice that most of us have had to make at one time or another in our lives. Still sorry for the children who suffer because their parents are selfish:(
PAC

Carrollton, TX

#17 Dec 8, 2009
We can speculate and make our judgements..but no one knows the situation better than the original poster. It sounds like a legitimate question posed by "wondering" ... we can respond to her question in the way chidoug has or choose to leave it alone. I'm betting that if "wondering" is in the situation to ask strangers how to get help for Christmas.. beating her/him down over it isn't going to help the matter.
Another mother

San Mateo, CA

#18 Dec 8, 2009
Plp judge way to much. I am a very loving mother with no skeletons in my closet!! And I'm having just as hard of a Christmas. It's just a HARD Christmas! My heart goes out to her and her children!! I don't have much but I could get stocking stuffers!
gtcttww

Eminence, MO

#19 Dec 8, 2009
Maybe this Christmas you may want to teach your children that you will be celebrating Christmas a little different by giving to others I believe if you do this the right way they will learn a very valuable lesson and do what you can for your child it may not be much but I'm sure your children will be very grateful for whatever they get. And yes I do agree with some of the other post and need to add that there are parents that actually will ask for help with presents and not even give them to their children instead return to a store just to get the cash back to spend on who's knows what. And yes there are people who have done this it's so SAD. God Bless the Children!
A Mom

Patton, MO

#20 Dec 8, 2009
I completley understand your situation. I lost my job a few weeks ago. I have 2 disabled children who also will not have a Christmas this year. I am a single mom and have always suppoted my kids by having a job. While people are quick to judge they do not know the situation and until they are put in it they will not know what it is like. Yes kids like spending time with their parents but when they don't understand why Santa didn't bring them anything what do you say then?

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