Christmas help

Amy Christine - posted on 12/16/2014 ( 5 moms have responded )

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I live in Rockwell,nc 28138 and we where homeless staying with friends until we finally got our 1st home together. They are so excited that we have a home and so are we!!!! But getting in to this small trailer took all we had includeing power,water and we still have no tv and all moms know with a 7 and 8 year old no tv is alwful. My plea is that we have no Christmas for theses kids and I don't know what to do on this situation?!!!!! Some one please help me. Desperate mother Amy

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Michelle - posted on 12/16/2014

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Ask at your local church or charity. This time of the year they help many families.

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Ledia - posted on 12/18/2014

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I don't think you need TV for 7 and 8 year old kids. If I were you, I'd just skip that--I have a 10 year old and while we do have TV's, we don't have cable or dish or anything like that, and we only turn them on occasionally to watch a movie or play a game. I know some people who have cable so the hubs can watch sports at home, and their kids took it over and are watching TV EVERY SINGLE DAY!!!! I think that's crazy--not good for the kids at all.

Anyway, for Christmas, call your local Salvation Army, Miracle Hill, and other charities. Most of them have some kind of program to buy presents for kids. If you don't have any luck with that, you could call some local churches. They often have funds for that sort of thing as well, or would be willing to take up an extra offering the Sunday before Christmas.

If you still have no luck, you might have to ask friends for a loan, or offer to do some work for them in exchange for pay. People are busy at Christmastime and always need a little extra help. If you know any elderly people who are tired, offer to clean their house, or pick up their groceries, wash their car, even wrapping gifts--my son has been wrapping gifts for our neighbors this month and has made over $80 in 2 weeks just wrapping gifts, and another $40 washing cars. That's a lot considering he's only 10 years old, and only working on the weekend. His prices are way below what you pay at the mall or car washers, so our neighbors are happy to have his help.

Rachel - posted on 12/18/2014

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@Evelyn Witt - there are also libraries and other public sources for internet use.

Ev - posted on 12/17/2014

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My question is how you got online to ask this and post here? If you have a computer it could be sold to get things you and the kids need.

Rachel - posted on 12/17/2014

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There are tons of places that you can get holiday gifts and food for your family. Check at local churches, community centers, fire departments and the Salvation Army. You will likely get more than you could ever really need and there is a great possibility they may even get some cool stuff they want.

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