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Bee's Knees
Everyone looking for Christmas help, please check out Schmidty's post:
http://free-christmas-stuff.schmidty.aidpage.com/?cid=815046#comment815046

Lots of great info here! Thanks a million, Schmidty! You are one wonderful chap, as Sandy would say!
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blondey
hello my name is heather
i live in canandaigua ny i am in major need of help me and my 2 kids age 3 and 6months old are about to be throw out of our house because i dont have the money to pay rent this month whitch is $700 can someone plz help me my land lord gave us a week to come up with the money i just got laid off of my job and i dont want to be out on the streets with my 2 kids i never ask for help unless i really need it if you can help plz email me at heatherhurrin1981@hotmail.com
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Eutawangel
 in response to bookworm2011...   Thanks for sharing that, yes we the 'adults' teach children these 'lessons' by example & reinforcement. They believe Chistmas is about getting thier list, blind to many blessings of family, home/shelter,etc and that Christmas is about Santa, Stockings, Reindeer, etc & hardly anything about God's love in Jesus, and exploring what that means, alongwhile parents are depressed if they do not make the list , then we wonder why they grow up to pepper spray other shoopers on Blackfriday. So thanks to both you & Anonymous40784 for sharing.
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bookworm2011
 in response to Anonymous40784...   thank you for being the voice of reason..i hate seeing people i know sick with stress because they feel pressured to get certain gifts for their kids, but no one points out that they continue to feed into it..I am all for celebrating Christmas with gifts and good cheer, but my kids know not to write out a list of what they want, or to assume that they deserve certain things because its Christmas..its the thought that counts and I will pay my bills first before trying to please them..they didnt always understand it when they were little of course but it taught them that money does not grow on trees nor am I obligated to buy them everything they see on TV...I dont have financial problems but I still refuse to be a slave to a commercial Christmas..This is more about making the retail industry richer than it is the birth of Christ..there is a program in Sacramento not far from me, that Adults with skills such as ceramics, painting, sewing or writing etc teach kids a skill in an afterschool program and these kids make gifts to sell all the month of December craft fairs..they sell to the public and use the profits to buy gifts for their families..it empowers them and trust me they know at a young age where the gifts are coming from and it AINT Santa clause
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Anonymous40784
 in response to yo-yo...   Hi,
Your mother is the same age as my mother.
I am so sorry for the loss of your father.
I lost my father years ago (in September). But, I still miss him.
I wish you & your mom the very best.
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yo-yo
my mother needs help with her mortgage payment. My father passed away this past september 11th. He was a korean war veteran. My mother is only receiving half of his pensions my father use to receive. She does not want to lose her home but it is very run down. The plumbing needs so much repair as well as the electrical outlets through out the house. my parents also have a hoarding problem. the house is filthy there are things in the living room and entire backyard that need to be thrown out but we cant afford to rent the $400 big dumpster needed for the job. Is there any kind of help my mother? she is 68 years old and very sad and depressed over the death of my father. She doesnt want to celebrate christmas this year because of how sad she is.
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Anonymous40784
 in response to montycop13...   I understand the concept of what you are saying.
However, God said to 'have no other gods before me'.
So,do you really want kids to believe in santa like God (or in most cases they believe in santa instead of God) ???????
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montycop13
 in response to Anonymous40784...   Be Nice, Little Kids dont understand what you are telling the parents. Kids have to believe in something. Believing in Santa is like believing in GOD, so let kids believe!!!
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montycop13
Bless you Bee's Knees!! you are always here trying or helping others!! Thank You, monty
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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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