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msj29
can someone please help me
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Anonymous40784

THERE IS NO SANTA CLAUS.

'SANTA' IS REALLY THE PARENTS.

THEY BUY THE GIFTS FOR THEIR KIDS OR THE PARENTS GET SOMEONE ELSE TO BUY THE GIFTS.

MY HEART GOES OUT TO ALL THE PARENTS WHO ARE UNDER SO MUCH STRESS ABOUT GETTING GIFTS.

THEY WANT THE KIDS TO CONTINUE TO BELIEVE IN THE 'FICTIONAL CHARACTER' CALLED SANTA CLAUS.

SURE,ITS FUN TO WAKE UP WITH ALL THE GIFTS & BELIEVE THE MYTHS. I CAN'T ARGUE WITH THAT.

BUT,I HEAR ABOUT SOME PARENTS SO STRESSED OUT OVER GETTING GIFTS THAT THEY CAN'T SLEEP,EAT & ARE CLOSE TO HAVING A HEART ATTACK.

THOSE POOR PARENTS. ITS HEARTBREAKING.

ITS SO SAD THAT THEY HAVE TO GO THROUGH SO MUCH TRYING TO BE 'SANTA CLAUS'.

I WISH THERE WAS A REAL SANTA CLAUS. I MEAN NOT PEOPLE PLAYING SANTA CLAUS, BUT A REAL ONE.

THAT WAY THESE DEAR PARENTS WOULD NOT HAVE TO BE SO STRESSED.

I WISH EVERYONE THE BEST.

REMEMBER THE REAL MEANING OF CHRISTMAS IS SUPPOSED TO BE TO CELEBRATE THE BIRTH OF CHRIST.

THE DAY SHOULD BE ALL ABOUT THE LORD WHO CAME TO SAVE OUR SOULS.

BEST WISHES TO EACH & ALL.

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msj29
I am in need of help for me and my 2 children. I am a single mom trying to make ends meet but it has been hard for me. I was blessed enough to get out of an abusive relationship but now i need assistance. My kids deserve to have at least one gift a piece and i would be really thankful if there is anyone out there that can help me to do this.
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brenna6942
Hello... I could use some help finding angencies or any help at all for rent. I'm a single mom of a wonderful 8 year old little girl. I've worked since 14 years old and 2 years ago became disabeled and now recive ssdi. I've exhusted all my savings on rent and other bills and recently was served with evection. I have tryed housing section everything. I'm in NH and really have no faily p
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Anonymous
About a week ago someone mentioned making tree ornaments out of applesauce does anyone have those details? I have lots of it and my older daughter doesn't eat it much and the baby is to young. I make applesauce cake but still have about ten cans from the food pantry!
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unwinged angel
 in response to Taychahan...   OMG!! That is so sad! I'm so sorry to hear that. People don't seem to realize just how dangerous drugs really are. Even prescription drugs. We see what the poison does to mice when they take it in...and here there are people that do drugs everyday and don't even thunk twice about it. We live in such a sad world. i hope you get some rest and i will pray for your sister and your family. Hope things get better for you.
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unwinged angel
 in response to ChristmasHelp4oneFamily...   just checking back with you to make sure you got the phone number. I emailed it to you earlier today.
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msj29
I am a single mom of two kids and i need christmas help. I was blessed enough to get out of an abusive marriage but now i do not have anything to give to my kids for christmas. If anyone has anything that may be able to help me please let me know.
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georgebailey
Christmas Help In Cleveland


My family and I would be truly thankful to help someone out in the Cleveland, Ohio area this Christmas. We have been there before, and we know what a challenge this time of year can be for families struggling to make ends meet. We all can use a little help now and again….no shame in that. If there is someone in our area that can use a little help, we would be honored to provide what we can.
Just know there are people out there who care. From someone who has been there….it does get better. If we can help in our small part, just drop us a line at santaincle@yahoo.com. Happy Holidays from our family to yours.
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Jj75
Hello all and blessings for us all. I am Jen. I take care of my husband, mom and 4 daughs my 3 year old has cerebral palsey so it was cheaper to stay home because as we know daycare is rediculous. This year with all the babies medical needs husbands meds and bills I cant get my babies a tree or a gift. Please if
there is anyone that can donaye a few new or used toys let me no.

I thank you all for reading I pray for us all. Xoxo
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mglady
Christmas is fast coming and I'm still out here looking for help with my seven kids for Christmas two with birthdays on the 22,23 of this month and I have nothing.I can get cake n ice cream but kids want gifts.I don't like to ask for help but now I'm the one who have to put my pride aside n ask strangers for help.I'm always giving even when I have a little but to know I can help someone helps me you may not understand but it relieves a lot of stress.
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Anonymous40784
 in response to bookworm2011...   Hi girl,

You always were the wise voice of reason here. And,you have such a lovely way of putting words.
People like to pull others heart strings, even make them feel guilty. Many have even called other people 'stingy & selfish' if people did not give them what they wanted.
Yet, so many asking for stuff, the stories goes like this: "give us things for 'MY family', 'MY kids', 'My needs','MY table', 'my','my','my'.

I often wondered how can these same people call others 'selfish',when they are suffering from the 'MY' syndrome. Isn't that the definition of selfishness?

Some people get mad because I don't sugar coat things. Well, so be it.
Its written the 'truth' shall set us free. 'Lies' don't set us free.
People have lied to their kids.

THERE IS NO SANTA CLAUS !!!

Why people don't just tell the truth baffles me.
It would probably alot less stressful for them.

There are so many things people can do to have a wonderful Christmas that does not include spending insane amounts of monies.

Things like we used to do like: taking a walk with the kids collecting pine cones, then painting them as a family. These make great ornaments as well as great memories. There are so many things one can do.

Oh well, enough on that.

How are you doing?
I hope things are going great for you.

hugs
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minniebue
I THOUGH I REGISTERED YESTERDAY. BUT I DID NOT SEE IT LATER.I WSA ASKING FOR HELP FOR OUR 3 GRAND KIDS WE ARE RAISING THROUGH THE COURT.WE ARE SENIORS AND LIVE ON A FIX INCOME.SO PLEASE IF SOMEONE CAN PLEASE HELP US OUT ON FOOD. I AM NOT WORRIED TO MUCH ABOUT TOYS..
THEY CAN`T EAT TOYS.E-MAIL ecp3055@suddenlink.net THANK YOU VERY VERY MUCH.BLESS YOU ALL.
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sammiesynaster
Looking for some help with christmas we have no tree and i need to go buy christmas presents for my daughter
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bookworm2011
 in response to aodtwo...   

I dont know if this will help but there is a group in Fox River Lutheran Church that helps during Christmas and also other times. I dont know if they are able to assist you with anything but couldnt hurt to try.. here is the info

-Uplifting Hands From The Heart - This group reaches out to families in the Sheridan area. They provide financial assitance, help with home repairs, and provide transportation. During the Christmas season, they also help prepare meals and distribute gifts to those in need. 

 

ABOUT FOX RIVER LUTHERAN CHURCH

Contact Information:

Phone 815-695-9926

Fax: 815-695-9927

Church E-mail: secretary@foxriverlutheran.org

Pastor Kevin E-mail: pastor@foxriverlutheran.org

Pastor Steve E-mail: papillon@foxriverlutheran.org

Nick Marcoux E-mail: nick@foxriverlutheran.org

 

pls call or email these people. I can't see them not giving you some kind of help during this time, unless they are just flooded with requests..but  I am praying that someone will help you

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bookworm2011
 in response to aodtwo...   this is a tough economy to make it in. 5 years ago I could quit a job one day and have another the same week..I dont know how people are expected to make it and there are no resources to help , they are all drying up..Im sorry I wish I could encourage you but you sound like you have already given up :(
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bookworm2011
 in response to aodtwo...   i wish there were more available in your area. Ive slept outside all night and you just want to die its so cold...
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LoganD4
me and my brother need a place to live. we've been homeless for 8 yrs and we haven't found someone to help us. we are extremely tired of living on the streets and living from friends house to friends house we would like to settle down and stop living out of our suitcases. we would like a place that we could call home.
if someone could please help us with finding us help or finding us a place to live.
we live in Dallas Texas.
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bookworm2011
 in response to aodtwo...   have you tried shelters or do you want me to check for any that may be near you
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bookworm2011

 in response to Anonymous40784...   Hello girl,

Just wanted to say hello to you and let you know that I respect your perspective on this page. You have been a contributor for a long time and many coming here for a quick fix do not know that. Although many just want an  instantaneous solution to their problems..right now its Christmas gifts...sometimes they dont realize that its their perspective they can change, regardless of if their cirumstances change. Sometimes that is all you can do is not let your problems break you and to refocus. Its hard to hear, its harder to apply. I have had to tell kids there will be no traditional CHristmas because there is no money. I did make gifts and found free events to take them to and we celebrated regardless of the fact that we had no new toys or things. It was hard for them to accept but parents control what your kids watch and value, while their little you have complete control what you teach them especially in this day and age. We cant talk about GOD in schools anymore but we can write a letter to imaginary SANTA CLAUS telliing him what we want for Christmas as if he really exists and thus deepening our childrens misery when no one shows up with toys and gifts. It just makes everything worse. Its a difficult thing to tell kids there will be no gifts, its hurtful and you feel devastated but the alternative is that they think SANTA didnt come because they did something bad. That is what we are teaching children that Christmas is all about. In closing, we are all entitled to what we write here, but others shouldnt assume that because you are giving sound advice that you are being rude. I think its refreshing to know there are at least a few others out there that think the same way that I do.
Be blessed and have a great day!
char

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