My radar landed on some awesome kids who attend Cornerstone. Can you help me deliver some presents under their tree? They have decided to forgo Christmas presents this year in order to make sure their mom got some new dishes and a new knife (she had just one).
The kids (girl, age 13, two boys ages 11 and 10) are being raised by a single mom. They literally have next to nothing. They have a roof over their heads and some basics. When our Cornerstone kidmin volunteer texted the older girl what she wanted for Christmas, her response was:
“The thing I really want for Christmas is to help someone that doesn’t have very much. I don’t really have as much as other people but I have what really matters. a home, food, love, and my health. That is like the Third thing I want because I know it will take a while. The Second thing is a hat like a beanie kind a ravens or raiders and the First thing I want is to get my mom something really big to tell her how much I love her. She always helps us and cooks for us and does everything for us. I want to do something for her. That’s [what] I want for Christmas.”
So, many church people stepped up and went all-out for mom: with dishes, silverware, etc. Another person jumped in and supplied the beanies the kids wanted.
But, I’m not okay with leaving it at just that. One of the boys came to school in flip flops on this super cold morning!! Would you help me find some cool presents and bring them to church this Christmas Eve? (Sunday or Monday) I’ll be sure they get delivered.
Here’s what would be on their LIST:
Girl, age 13 - She is in 8th grade and loves the Raiders, She likes to read, journal, and draw, and she always wears a beanie. She likes little backpacks. She loves to take pictures…but not to be in them (figures :-) I don’t think she has a camera. Shoes: same kind as her 11 year old brother (below). - Size 7 1/2
Boy, age 11 - He is in 6th grade. He likes the Raiders. He is really big, and only ever wears shorts and T-shirts, those fit best. He loves to run around and play with any kind of balls. Football and basketball are his favorites. He likes mini-golfing, but has only been once. Shoes: Michael Jordan Sons of Mars (just take a look, you’ll see what their “style” is :-) Size 10
Boy, age 10 - He is in 5th grade. He likes girls! hahaha Okay, he’s the die hard 49er fan in the family. He’s very thin and always wears hoodie zip-up sweatshirts. His clothes are very important to him. He also wears beanies and loves to play with anything outside. He would love grey or black Vans shoes, size 6!
If you would like to help deliver a great Christmas, show them Jesus’ love, and surprise them with some things that are just for them… please let me know (leave me a comment under the Facebook post) and deliver them (wrapped if possible) to the Children’s Ministry Desk at Cornerstone on Sunday, December 23 . We’ll not be able to accept presents after 3pm that afternoon.
If you have any questions, leave that on the Facebook post as well. Thanks for being a great group of friends!