Merry Christmas! Happy Hanukkah! Jolly Festivus! Insert whatever is necessary here!
I tried to count up all the toys and coats and books and blankets sent to children through this year’s Jame Garfield Miracle and I lost track after a few hours so I suspect it’s much more but I estimate that over $75k in clothes and toys were sent to children this year by our amazing community. That includes over $25,000 in donations to Project Night Night to help homeless children. (From Project Night Night: “We are floored and so, so grateful!”) I can’t share them for privacy sake but I’ve received so many pictures of small, beaming faces surprised with unexpected things under the tree. You really are full of magic. Thank you. Thank you to those who helped and those who asked for help and those who stopped by to send love and encouragement. In the last 7 years we’ve given over $400,000 to make sure that kids had a happy holiday. No sponsors. No marketing. Just people working together for the good of others. That’s insane, y’all.
(And a very special thank you to a young lady who was herself helped during the very first James Garfield Miracle and who this year was so thrilled to be able to pass on gifts to a child in need. Your email made me cry but in such a good way.)
And now…time for the weekly wrap-up!
Shit I made in my shop (Named “EIGHT POUNDS OF UNCUT COCAINE” so that your credit card bill will be more interesting.):
- My 2017 calendar is now available. Because 2016 can’t be over soon enough.
- One of my new favorite artists. Prepare to lose yourself.
- Tired of Christmas music? Here’s a perfect break:
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