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Christmas Help
Many are in need this season and I'm trying to help as many as I can but my own income is so low. I just saw a post in a group I'm in ( with some sites. I hope some of these help. (Below copied out of the group)

For families in Ohio only

And if you are a member of ebay they offer help in the chat area go to giving board, they post off and on throughout the day as to how to request help.

Here goes, these are all yahoo groups:

Year_Around_ Angel_Tree
WNC_Holiday_ Angels (Western North Carolina Only)
christmas_for_ kids
ChristmasWishes (PA only)
helpforspecialholid ays (MI only)
helping_people_ in_need
families-of- hope
peoplehelpingpeople inneed
SecretSantaRecycleF orChristmas
specialchristmasjoy (Lehigh Valley & Northeast PA only)
wfneighborshelpingn eighbors (Wichita Falls, TX only Signup deadline
Charlotte-Area- Adopt-A-Family (Charlotte NC/Fort Mill,SC only)
ChristmasangelsinWe stTn (West Tn & surrounding areas)
Mercer_county_ Christmas_ wishes
christmaswishes_ nc (NC only)
christmaswishlist07 (KCMO only)
ChristmasWishes4_ Rockford (IL only)
ChristmasWishes (PA only)
Makingholidaysbrigh ter
christmasforkids122 5

These others aren't yahoo groups, but have some sort of assistance available:
www.wishood. com
www.fundable. com

Christmas related charity programs

Each of these favorite Christmas charity projects offers unique distinctions, allowing you to choose the donation most appealing to your personal spirit of giving.


ALTERNATIVE GIFTS INTERNATIONAL: The global mission of AGI is to send authentic, life-giving gifts to a needy world - gifts that build a partnership with people in crisis and that protect and preserve the earth's endangered environment.

ANGEL TREE: Angel Tree is a ministry of Prison Fellowship, delivering love in the form of Christmas gifts and a message of hope to children of prisoners.

CHRISTMAS CARD AID: Card Aid provides a unique service to charities and the general public to ensure that the profits from charity Christmas cards go to charity.

CHRISTMAS SPIRIT FOUNDATION: Help needy children and families in the United States during the holiday season, and promote environmental stewardship throughout the year.

HOLIDAY PROJECT: The Holiday Project's mission is to enrich the experience of the holidays by arranging visits to people confined to nursing homes, hospitals and other institutions

MAKE A WISH: Make this holiday season special by helping a child's dream come true. Make a Wish's unique holiday donation options will help grant the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions.

MY TWO FRONT TEETH: My Two Front Teeth offers a personalized online gift-giving experience to aid underprivileged children. These children are selected through community organizations and allowed to individually pick their one holiday wish.

PLAN COMMUNITY OF CHILDREN : Give a gift to the people of Africa this Christmas and help reduce the devastating effects of HIV/AIDS.

SAMARITANS PURSE: Operation Christmas Child: This is a unique project of Samaritan's Purse that enables caring people to share God's love with hurting girls and boys in the far corners of the globe. Take an ordinary shoe box, fill it with toys and other presents, and you have an extraordinary gift for a child in need of joy and hope.

TOYS FOR TOTS: Donate a new toy or give a donation to help make Christmas a little brighter for a needy child in your community.

Food Stamps
Pre-Screening Eligibility Tool
Helping Those in Need
Why pay for disaster insurance when you can get it for free' from the government? ... Helping the Poor Help Themselves. Local Office Search

Talk to UniqueDesire
 in response to tjsxox...   I don't know if these will be of much help but maybe they can pass you along to the right department. Try:
For your state: they have two thereMenlo and vA Palo Alto Health care rights Education and Defense Fund)
That ought to get you the help you are looking for. Good Luck and God Bless
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 in response to whoknew...   Yes I was trying to put the link down and this new way of doing things wasn't work so I had to close the window and open another..And they do have good prices and she had great other information for things for free char6 did and she was the one who mentioned gohastings.. cool site.

Yes it is that time of the year and people will want gifts. I like gifts too. But other things are more important keep one's head above water. I wouldn't say it was an argument about the holidays but to use common sense
Have a great holiday whoknew and everyone else..
Help each other if you can for it is in the giving we receive.
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 in response to Anonymous40784...   

It will happen time and time again. We see it every year.  I like gifts too, I especially like giving them ,but unfortunately, I have bills that need to be paid first. Our society has taught people "instant gratification" is the way to live.

Remember the story about the ant and the grasshopper? - Unfortunately, I don't think too many people do. This is our winter and for those who are not prepared to deal with it, they will be left out in the cold.

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 in response to whoknew...   Yes, you are so right. Its the same argument.
I understand about wanting to give gifts.
I like anyone else like gifts.
If a person can well afford gifts after the neccessities are paid, then by all means go for it! Get those gifts.
But, some people have made some unwise decisions around Christmas. One lady took her rent monies & bought kids toys for Christmas. Then the next month she could not pay her rent & was being evicted. Imagine being evicted in January,the coldest month. And,all because she took the rent monies and bought toys.
Can we say priorities not in the right place!!!
I hope this does not happen to anyone else.
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 in response to Anonymous40784...   

Ah you know its Christmas time again when we start this argument. wink

We know the basics and the reason for christmas are more important, but apparently that hasn't phased the consumer mind of the american citizen in general. I think the best we can do this year, is try to get through it as quickly as possible while trying to relay the same message as we have in the past.

Startshine, I believe the link you were referring to was  go hastings and surprisingly enough, there were some really good prices there.

Hopefully, one day, we can all celebrate as one people for one reason - humanity.

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 in response to Anonymous40784...   

Thank you and it isn't anything new but I wanted to share with you this site a lady her posted and let me clear my mouse.

And she had a site where you could by things used really cheap for the holidays. The site isn't clickable but you need to read her page as it was great so do check it out and she was clever. Do read it. There are workshops that different do it stores offer so you have to read this char6 page

love you all

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 in response to Starshine...   I totally agree with this.
People are stressing about gifts for Christmas.
If its that person's birthday, give them a gift. If its not their birthday,then give them a gift ON THEIR BIRTHDAY.
Afterall, whose birthday is being celebrated anyway.
I would also be more concerned about keeping a roof over the kids head.
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 in response to Mimzy...   Reply to Mimzy:---Hello again Mimzy, what a pleasant surprise to see a message from you. I would be very honored to donate some of my recipies to your cooking site. The only trouble is most of the really good ones are located in my head at the present moment so I will put aside an afternoon next week and get some written down and I have some wonderful one dish meals and desserts from my mothers very old Betty Crocker cookbook that she modified and their very easy to prepare and my mom was a stickler for recipies that used just ordinary every day ingredients so they are not only easy to prepare their very cost effective. Thankyou so much for asking and I will get them to you as soon as I can get them all written down. Sincerely sheshe030
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 in response to sheshe030...   Hi again, the cooking site is coming along. Have to move soon to the domain so I can get the database set up. lol Can't do that on the free hosting site...
Would love to share any of your favorite recipes on the site if you'd like to share. I'm planning on putting in my Turkey recipe - even though the boys don't want me to! They say that it's too good to give it
I think that is the best reason to share it! lol

Will keep you posted as to when the site is open.
Have a great weekend!
Talk to Mimzy

Important: Families in need must apply for Christmas assistance from the Salvation Army this week.

The Salvation Army and Toys for Tots will be taking applications for their Christmas assistance programs October 12-22.

Families who are interested in receiving assistance this holiday season must apply in person at this time, only the legal guardian of the children may apply for assistance.

§ October 12 & 19 applications for families whose last name begins with A-F

§ October 13 & 20 applications for families whose last name begins with G-M

§ October 14 & 21 applications for families whose last name begins with N-R

§ October 15 & 22 applications for families whose last name begins with S-Z

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.§ October 19 applications to those needing translators – they will be available the 18th, regardless of last name.

Applications will be taken at The Salvation Army at 2901 North Clinton Street.

Doors will be open from 9:00am - 11:00am and 1:00pm – 3:00pm.

Individuals must come prepared with the following information in order to receive assistance: • Photo ID (head of household/applicant) • Social Security card for each member of the household • Original Birth Certificates for all children under the age of 18 • Proof of all income and Proof of all expenses for the entire household

Questions? Contact The Salvation Army at (260) 744-2311

All families seeking Christmas assistance from The Salvation Army, including the Toys for Tots, Angel Tree and Adopt-A-Family programs, must apply at this time.

With community support, we look forward to helping all those in need throughout Fort Wayne this Christmas season. Please help us get the word out that now is the time to apply for assistance for this upcoming Christmas season!

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Any families looking for Christmas help must apply now to
Salvation Army, look in yr area, theres a list as to what is required, when applying for toys and the trimmings for christmas, this has to be for families that are really in need and strapped!!!

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Hello im a single mother of two who has recently been givin disability after a long three yr fight. Im currently very interested in going back to school, but because of old loans im unable to. Ive been trying for some time now to find some sort of assistance but have come up empty handed. I live in louisville kentucky and im in desperate need of any kind of grant that can help me either pay them off or pay them down. Any information would not only be a great help but it would be a bigger blessing.
Thank you greatly
single mom

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"And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain:
for the former things are passed away."
~Revelations 21:4~
Prescription Discounts for Seniors & Low Income Families

1. The Together RX Card: 1-800-865-7211,
Seven major pharmaceutical companies are offering this free card to low-income seniors.
A minimum discount of 15% off list price to wholesalers is given.

2. Eli Lilly: 1-877-RX-LILLY (1-877-795-4559)
This company has a discount program for its own products. There are eligibility criteria.

3. Pfizer: 1800-717-6005
This company has a discount program for its own products. There are eligibility criteria.

4. National Association of Chain Drug Stores: 1-703-837-4244
The association will be giving low-income seniors a card that allows them to buy discounted
prescription drugs.

5. Novartis Pharmaceuticals: 1-866-974-2273
This company has a discount program for its own products. There are eligibility criteria.

6. The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation:
This internet site helps people find drug discounts. You have to search for your drug name.

7. Needymeds and Pediatrics for Parents, Inc.:
This internet site helps people find drug discounts, and is a little easier to access than the one
above because it has a list of drug names to click on.

This internet site helps people find drug assistance. You must know the pharmaceutical company's
name because that is how it is listed, not by drug.

9. Serving Health Insurance Needs of Seniors: 1-800-963-5337
This company has a "prescription assistance" fact sheet that you can request.

There are eligibility criteria for all of the drug price assistance programs, and each one is
different. However, all of them stipulate that the recipient must currently not be covered
by any drug insurance or discount plan.

Dental Help for Low Income Families

1) Dentists smile on the needy - St. Petersburg Newspaper article about low income dental care
for Pinellas, Hillsborough and Pasco counties in Florida

2) Gulf Coast Dental Outreach - is a non profit organization set up to help those without dental coverage or in low income families

3) Free & Low Income Dental Coverage by State & Dental Care Resources in Florida By County &
Senior Dental Health Awareness & Oral Health Related Sites

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 in response to char6...   Hi char6
You are welcome and thank you for the compliment. it is sad to see so many people hurting. My parents didn't have the Christmas that people have today. It was the little things they got and my dad had no gifts growing up. then Sears Catalog was called the wish book even when I was growing up. Food was the big deal at the holidays and it took a while to have a big dinner as it cost. I can remember exactly how much money my mom and dad had to work long ago ,each month 150 bucks 66 plus went to payment on the house and the rest dished out and dad got a ride into work. There were no extras after the grocery store and no fancy clothes. Mom started working since when we were old enough and the neighbor next door watch us when we got home from school. Mom grew her own vegetables like her mom. And we had rabbits and ducks for pets that later I found out we ( my dad had to make a trip out of town as he didn't want to eat Bobbie and Tippi) that the ducks Uncle sent us were our pets and I had a fit when I found that out..There was not big Christmas when I was growing up. It was a big deal to get what relatives we had together or later go see them and parents drove and we slept in the car no money for hotel. As for the holidays I would rather see people not stress over what to give the children and your site you gave was great but be happy with less and keep it simple till the times are be better. Thank you for your help here as you give good advice too and I enjoyed reading your input always...
take care
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As I sit here praying and thanking God for keeping me close to him it is hard to hold on when you are having problems paying your bills when you do not have a job because your were laid off I am a product of the Bush drama and I am still feeling it I have loss my car loss my job loss insurance (several health issues Lupus for one) and I keep holding on to Gods words

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Remember Christmas is about giving from the heart!!! not material, today most parents feel they have to keep up or they will disappoint the children, trust me children know when things are not right, if u feel that this christmas is not going to be the christmases of past, ITS OK!!! have a talk with ur children if their old enough to understand, the most important thing is being together as a family, and having food on the table!!! this is most important, being a unit as a family and helping each other!!! ive sent some links to help families that are trully needy!!! hope this can help!!!

Talk to DawnMariexx
La Morena
 in response to tjsxox...   Hey, Just a thought....have you tried finding a good disability lawyer? Maybe one that also deals with VA and AM-Vets? A good lawyer won't charge you until you get your benefits.
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Ive just sent some links from Care2,
Christmas for Needy Families!!!
I hope it can help those that are really in need!!!

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PLACES ON WEB FOR HELP September 14, 2008 5:24 PM


Big List of Christmas and Winter Assistance Links. Food, Utilities
and More

List of Christmas, Utility and Winter Help

Untangling the Web--Disability Links

Families USA: Low-Income Help RX

List of Freebies and Christmas Printables

Database of Free Samples for Moms, Kids, Stocking
Stuffers and More

You Can Do Google Searches to Find Help in Your State

American Public Power Association - Utility Operations -

Directory of Churches - different links

Help for Needy Families - Fred Jordan Missions

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