Thursday, December 11, 2014
December has barely begun, and my kids have already written out their holiday wish lists. This year the boys are all about Nerf blasters, the bigger the better! They also want extra bullets because those things are like socks -- they're constantly disappearing. The Pea wants Monster High dolls. They also want an extra remote controller for the Wii U so that their friends can play together as a foursome.
With all the different models and varieties, their list has gotten to be pretty long, but they know better than to expect us to buy everything on their list! Alfie and I will pick one or two (most likely the ones that are on sale!), and they'll be thrilled on Christmas morning. They know that even though they're not getting everything they want, they're lucky to get it. There are so many kids whose parents can't afford to get them nice presents for the holidays, and there are other kids who have so many other problems in life, the wish they really want -- health, a united family, a parent home from the war, a safe home -- can't be granted.
That's why it's important to support organizations like Make-A-Wish Greater Bay Area. They grant more than 300 wishes annually to children who have battled a life-threatening illness. Last year, Make-A-Wish granted the wishes of more than 14,000 children across the United States. A wish is granted every 38 minutes!
Here's how you can help this holiday season: Between November 7 – December 24, visit your local Macy’s store or Macy’s Believe online to submit your child’s letter to Santa in special, designated Santa Mail letterboxes, and help make dreams come true for Make-A-Wish kids around the country.
For every letter received through December 24, Macy’s will donate $1 to Make-A-Wish (up to $1,000,000), to grant the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions. You may also submit your letter online at Macys.com/believe.
I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.