Hi Friends, thanks for stopping by to check out the available families on the When We Love Christmas Wish 2021 site! We are excited to be ...
Thursday, November 12, 2020
Hi Friends, thanks for stopping by to check out the available families on the When We Love Christmas Wish 2021 site! We are excited to be able to help families experience the magic of Christmas again this year.
Our process is a little different from other organizations. First of all, we only accept families who have NEVER received help before. If you've never been through the process of trying to get help from an agency, you may not know all the deadlines and qualifications. We try to help those who may not have known they would need help when the other agencies' deadlines were looming. Our families have typically experienced an unexpected hardship that got them to this place...and we are happy to be able to step in and help!
We adopt out FULL FAMILIES! We never want a child to think that Santa loves one child more than another, therefore, by adopting out full families, we hope our shoppers will keep gifts equal. We know it's impossible to be exactly spot on with the same numbers, but we wouldn't want it to look like one child received way more than another.
We also allow our families to ask for NEEDS and WISHES, and we hope our adopters will purchase* both! When We Love is all about experiencing the magic of Christmas! While some children may need bedding, towels, school supplies, we are also want them to have something FUN from their list! We also hope that socks, underwear, pajamas, coats/jackets or whatever other "needs" are listed are purchased. Years ago I heard a story on the radio that has always stuck with me. The person on the radio said that often times kids go without underwear or socks because they aren't considered essential...no one can see them, so they don't have to have them. We all know our clothes and shoes feel better with underwear and socks, so since then I've always tried to include those items whether they were asked for or not.
*Gifts need to be new, unused merchandise!
We ask that our adopters do not put personal notes in gifts to children. You can put gift receipts and a note for the parents in an envelope. We really want the children not to know that these gifts came from a charity. If parents want to spin these as gifts from Santa or Grandma, that's fine!
After you've selected a family to adopt, email me and I'll take your family off the site and send you all of their needs and wishes plus more information about how to wrap and label gifts.
If you have any questions regarding When We Love Christmas Wish, please don't hesitate to contact me at Sarah@whenwelove.org We've been doing this Christmas outreach for many years, and each year turns out better than the last! Merry Christmas!