PLEASE SEE THE UPDATE AT THE BEGINNING OF THIS POST – THE NINTH ANNUAL JAMES GARFIELD MIRACLE

So here’s my giant update: I made it almost 10 hours before running out of money and I was so happy to be able to help so many people.  Even more wonderful was how often I’d go to fill a list and find it was already filled.  Thank you.  Thank you on behalf of the hundreds and hundreds of kids who will have a present to open this year because of you.

Usually we make it to day two or three before it starts to get frustrating and you start to see people asking for crazy amounts of things but this year things got crazy a little quicker.  I tried to delete lists where people asked for more than the limits but so I’m exhausted so right now I’m going to just put a big BUYER BEWARE sign out and  say that there are probably a lot of wonderful people in the comments who still need help and are asking for a children’s book or a doll and if you can find those people you should help them.  But be careful.  Click on the filters to see what’s already been bought.  Ignore the lists that are insanely long.  Or just skip the lists and donate to Project Night Night.  Or Toys for Tots.  Or buy toys yourself and drop then off at your local shelter or domestic abuse center.

I’m feeling a little cynical right now but I’m going to shake that off because I am lucky to be able to help every child I helped.  I’m lucky to not have to worry this year, although I know each year is precarious and fragile.  I’m lucky to be surrounded by wonderful people who care and I’m lucky to not be in such a desperate spot that I make questionable decisions.

So tonight I’m going to shake off the frustration and instead say, “thank you.”  Thank you to everyone who helped, who asked for help, who felt a stir in their heart.  I am so lucky.

And if you happen to have gotten much more than your share of presents, don’t feel guilty.  I don’t want that.  Those presents are yours to do with as you choose. And if you happen to have asked for far more than you should have, perhaps consider giving those extra presents to a shelter.  Bundle your kids up and take them with you.  Feel good about giving.  Teach your kids how great it feels.  Because it does.  I promise.

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TODAY IS THE NINTH ANNUAL JAMES GARFIELD XMAS MIRACLE, Y’ALL.

Nine years of giving toys to kids who might not otherwise get presents.  That’s insane.  Almost as insane as the fact that this all began with a giant dead boar named James Garfield.

James Garfield and I love you.

The backstory: Nine years ago I bought a very jolly but kinda f-ed up boar head (named James Garfield)  and Victor thought I was crazy so I sold some homemade Xmas cards to make up the $90 I paid for him but I made so much I decided to give the money back to parents struggling to buy a toy for their kid.

It went quickly but as soon as I ran out of cash a ton of other people stepped up and asked if they could send toys to strangers and it grew into a weird but lovely tradition.

Each year I think will be the last year but each year people who were helped in the past ask if we’ll do it again so they can give back.  For those who like something easier you can give to Project Night Night, a brilliant organization that provides a book, stuffed animal and security blanket to kids experiencing homelessness, and also to Heifer because it’s nice to be able to donate the ass end of a water buffalo on the behalf of relatives that you don’t really like.

The JGXM is one of my favorite things ever but it only works if people follow the rules and this year they’re going to be a little stricter so that we can make sure to help as many people as possible.  PLEASE read all the rules and directions because if you don’t I may have to delete your post and that would suck for everyone.

  • The JGXM is for all children (under age 18) so if you are a parent and you’re struggling this year and don’t know how you’re going to buy you kid a present you can make and submit one wishlist with presents for your kids.  The limit is $35 per kid so please don’t ask for more than that because otherwise we can’t help as many children.
  • The only exception to the $35 limit is if you have a child that really needs a new coat.  Then you can add that as well.
  • Do not delete your list after it’s been filled and don’t delete anything that’s been bought.  It messes up the process.
  • On Friday after lots of the lists have been filled you can come back and add more things to your list if you still need food/pajamas/etc.
  • I’m going to go through the details of setting up a list but here are the two things that you really need to catch so I’ll say them twice.  Only add things that are “PRIME”.  Not only will this make sure you get your toy before Xmas but also most non-Prime sellers won’t ship to wishlist addresses.  And you have to set up a brand new wishlist for this which means you MUST go in and assign a shipping address specifically to this new list or it won’t work.  Every year hundreds of people forget to do this and it’s so frustrating for them and for the people who can’t help them.

Okay, let’s get started!

If you’re in need here is what you need to do.  Please follow each step:

1.Create a list.  (On Amazon, when you’re logged in you should see “Accounts & Lists”.  Click that and choose “Create a List.”

create a list

2.  Choose “wish list”.  Name your list.  Make sure it’s “public”.

3.  Go shopping.  Pick the thing ($35  limit) you want for each child and click on the “Add to List” dropdown button to add it to your list.  Please don’t make a separate list for each child.  Just make one list for all of them.  Please click here to see an example of what it should look like when it’s done.

Add to wishlist

4.  After your list is complete click on “add comment, quantity & priority” to add a comment about which things are for which kids and what age they are.  (You can just use their initials if you want.)

Add comment telling us who the gift is for

5.  This is the part people screw up the most.  YOU MUST assign a shipping address to your wishlist.  It’s kept private so all we see is the name of your city when we send you stuff.  See how it says “None” in the shipping address box below?  Don’t do that.  Click on it and add your address.    Delete the “Don’t Spoil my surprises” check box.  Makes sure NONE of the check boxes on the bottom are checked before you save changes.  This is so important.

6.  Go to “Manage lists” and check again.  Does it show your shipping address?  Are all of the boxes unchecked?  Awesome.  Save changes.  Copy the page address and come back here to the comments.

7.  Your comment should state how many kids you have, their ages, and THE CITY YOUR PRESENTS ARE GOING TO.  This is important because if you’re from Canada, for example, I can’t buy for you without paying extra for shipping but there will be people from Canada looking for other Canadians to help and it makes it easier to match up.  It’s also necessary because if your city doesn’t match what the gift registry says at checkout we can tell there’s a mistake and not send your gifts to the wrong person.  (It happens.)

8.  Do not feel bad about asking for help.  I suspect all of us (including myself) have been in tough economic situations before and for most of us this is such a wonderful gift to be able to give.  In fact, many of the people who come here to donate received help in the past.  One day you will pay it forward.

9. One out of 1,000 people will try to game the system here.  Please don’t be that person.  There’s a limited amount of money so please don’t take away from other children.

10.  Be happy and accept my thanks for letting us make this happen.

If you want to donate:

  1. Find a wishlist.  Buy what you want.  Proceed to checkout.  A page will ask you to choose a shipping address and it’ll probably default to your address so make sure you change it to their address.  Usually it’s the first address under “Other addresses” and it’ll say something like “_________’s gift registry address”.  On the next page it’ll give you the city it’s being shipped to so you can make sure you have the right address that matches the comment.  If they don’t match or you aren’t given an address then they probably made a mistake.   Delete everything in your cart and try another list.
  2. Very rarely someone will ask for more than the limits.  If that happens I’ll try to delete their post but just be aware that there’s a lot of trust needed to do this so no worries if it’s not for you.  I try to delete anyone that I can tell is gaming the system but I also try to give people the benefit of the doubt, especially when young children are involved.  If you have doubts, skip them.
  3. Be happy and accept my thanks for letting us make this happen.

If the amount of blind trust on this is a bit much for you then a FANTASTIC alternative is Project Night Night, which I cannot recommend enough.  Last week I put my Bloggess Calendar up for sale and already $1,400 has been raised to help them help children.  You did that.  Thank you.

Another quick thing…the money I spend each year on helping kids come directly from you.  From advertisers, from people who buy my books, or use my links.  If you are a part of this community, know that today I will be giving out over $5,000 in toys because of you.  I am so incredibly lucky to be a part of this community.

Okay…let’s do this.

2nd UPDATE:  Day 2.

I love you guys so much. Sorry I got snippy last night. I was a little exhausted and overwhelmed and I always panic at how many people won’t be helped. I think next year I’m going to finally accept all the wonderful offers of help that you guys always give. Something automated perhaps, so that the wish lists can be approved first and we can make sure that people include all the info they need and that people aren’t asking for to little or too much. I know it can be complicated and I’m sorry about that. Thanks so much for being so amazing and patient.

I’m going to see if I can find some more cash and maybe drop some more gifts late this afternoon. Love!

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  1. This is seriously my favorite holiday! I have played Mrs. Claus in the past 3 Miracles, and I’m so happy to be able to do it again for a 4th. I especially love sending books!!! Thanks for making this happen, Jenny. I know it’s a ton of work for you.

  2.         Hello. I’m looking for help with Christmas for my son Matthew. He’s 10 and loves sonic and drawing. Hi. Check out this list: https://www.amazon.com/gp/registry/wishlist/3MET7J5MP47NH
    

    Thanks for all you do. I love being apart of this community!

    (Looks like your list is already bought! 🙂 ~ Jenny)

  3.         One of my coworkers told me about this site. Me and my family lost everything due to hurricane Florence, things have been really hard. I have two twins girls and a One year old boy. If you are able to help my family have a good Christmas, Thank You
    

    (You are over the limit. Please reread the rules and resubmit, okay? ~ Jenny)

  4.         Due to my teenage son attempting to commit suicide and him needing to be in the hospital for several weeks, I missed a lot of work. After that I have been back and forth a lot with doctors visits and therapists and missing even more work so its been a pretty tight November and December. I do not know even how we will afford Christmas this year. I have a few small things I purchased early in the year but that's it.
    

    I have three kids. My oldest is 16 and he loves music, photography, running, and stuff like that. He cares a lot about his appearance due to bullying and self-esteem. My middle is 8 and he likes books, superheroes, slugterra, ninjago, and math. My youngest is 5 and she likes pretty princesses and pink. She also loves to read. I also have my niece that is 17 that lives with us but she is not expecting much due to her age

    is their list which is an older list and has a bunch of stuff on it. The newer stuff has hats and gloves and stuff. I appreciate any help that you can give. We live in Alabaster.

    (You are way over the limit so I’ve deleted your list. Please follow the rules and resubmit a new list. ~ Jenny)

  5.         Hi Everyone!
    

    This is hard. My husband, son, and I moved to be nearer to some family members who are older and need help.

    I took a job with poorer pay to get us moved here. Moves are expensive. I’m working 3 jobs (1 full time, 2 part time), and my husband is working one very full time job.

    Things will get better, but this holiday will be rough for my 6 year old son, who is sweet and does not complain about our circumstances.

    I don’t mind a lean holiday for myself, and my husband doesn’t usually want gifts anyways. But when my son matter-of-factly says that we might not have Christmas because ‘we’re poor now,’ I feel like a pretty big failure.

    The list for a 6 year old boy:
    https://www.amazon.com/gp/registry/wishlist/2ZVNQ8VDDUO4T

    (Looks like someone beat me to it! ~ Jenny)

  6. (Deleting because you didn’t follow the rules. Please let us know how many kids you have and what city you are in resubmit okay? ~ Jenny)

  7. I think maybe I wasn’t clear. You cannot share a list with more than the $35 per kid request (plus coats if needed) or I will delete you. I know a lot of you just want to give options but the problem is that if you give a list with $300 worth of stuff on it and one person buys you $35 worth of toys for your kid the next person won’t know that you’re already bought for and then you end up with hundreds of dollars of toys and other kids get none. So don’t do that, okay?

  8.         You saved me with that First James Garfield Christmas miracle, and now, I sit on the board of a charity that works to provide others with Christmas miracles. They are directly related. You were then, and still are, my hero, Jenny.  
    

    (You just made my day. Thanks! ~ jenny)

  9.         If anybody could help my kids out this Christmas it would be so appreciated. This year I lost my job and quickly ran out unemployment (due to being out of workforce for five years with a little I wasn't eligible for much.) Their father and I split as well and he will not contribute. Ridesharing has become my sole income for now, but somebody hit me and I was barred for three weeks until repairs were completed.  Unfortunately two of those were the busiest of the year, and now the students in our college town are packing and going home until January while I struggle to bring bills up to date. Needless to say, the holiday budget is zero. I have a 15 year old son and 7 year old daughter, along with a few that are newly independent. Lists posted below, Happy Holidays. :)
    

    (Deleted. You’re over the limit for both. Please resubmit one new list within the guidelines. ~ Jenny)

  10. I’m sharing 4 families, each with their own list. I’ve tried to make sure everything is Prone eligible and currently in stock. Thank you so much!

    First is the Ball family. Scott (12) and Brighid (>1). Scott has ODD and Brighid has Cystic Fibrosis.

    https://www.amazon.com/gp/registry/wishlist/3T7CEZXS1DUSZ

    Second is the Goswick family. Katt (16) and April (2). Katt has high functioning autism and April has Down Syndrome.

    https://www.amazon.com/gp/registry/wishlist/1E9J2EPTBC6WN

    Third is the Greek family. Fred (12).

    https://www.amazon.com/gp/registry/wishlist/2COB62SQRPLMB

    Last but not least is the Smyth family. Matt (17), Autumn (11), Dominick (10) and Betty. Matt and Dominick have ODD, Autumn has Spina Bifida, and Betty has high functioning autism and several anxiety disorders.

    https://www.amazon.com/gp/registry/wishlist/IU4RI13B0KQB

  11. Life’s been a little rough this year. My husband is quite a bit older than me and has had health issues this year. He had a stroke in September and was admitted to the hospital and they found out he also has an enlarged heart. In November he was admitted to the hospital for severely low oxygen. He has since been diagnosed with moderate COPD and severe sleep apnea. His health has interfered with work and our finances are suffering as a result. We are behind on all of our bills, it’s depressing but we have each other for support. I just really want my kiddos to have a good Christmas despite everything. I KNOW there’s a lot on this list and I’m not expecting all of it AT ALL! I just added what they have asked for and would be grateful to even get a couple for each child 🙂 thank you so very for all you are doing! Merry Christmas 🎄 ps. I added a few gift cards for my niece, she is only able to wear justice clothes due to sizing and they aren’t cheap. My oldest sister took custody of her and her brother and they can’t afford a lot for them so I though I would try to lighten the load for them. Thank you again. HUGS
    -like I said there is a lot on my list but I panicked and didn’t know what to put on it, I am NOT asking to receive everything on it at all 🙂 my kids would be happy with whatever they are blessed with under the tree.

    (You are way over the limit. Your list has been deleted. Please follow the rules and resubmit a new list. ~ Jenny)

  12.         Only thing I would add is shop at Amazon via this address:  https://smile.amazon.com/ - when you do, Amazon makes a donation to the charity of your choice (when you sign in, you'll be prompted to set up an organization).  There is NO ADDITIONAL COST to you - it's all just a nice thing done by Amazon.  So hey, this way your gift benefits a charity AND the JGXM family!
    

    Big thanks to everyone who participates!

    (Such a good suggestion! ~ Jenny)

  13. Single mother of two 16 year old twins that want to cut hair that do a great job all they want for Christmas is hair cutting supplies , please help if you can
    Milwaukee wisconsin

  14.         I have 7 kids.  Here are their wish lists:
    

    (Located in USA)

    (Deleted. Please make one list for all and say what city you live in in the comment. ~ Jenny)

  15. just wanted to let you know that last week I bought two of the calendars and today saw the money credited back…Zazzle cancelled my order with no notification and I have no idea why. I re-ordered them but thought you should know.

  16.         Hi everyone,
    

    I am a single adoptive mother of four. This has been a tough year for my family as I was diagnosed with a chronic condition that has kept me out of work on FMLA on an off for over a year. I live in constant pain that makes it difficult for me to parent my children and do fun things with them lately. All of whom have special needs (cognitive and behavioral). The guilt I feel is immense. This year, I am desperately asking for help with coats and a few Christmas gifts for my kids as I have not worked in nearly a month and Christmas doesn’t look so good for us. I am scheduled for surgery at the end of January to relive and I hope to find some relief in that. In the interim, I hope to give my children whatvthry deserve the most- a good Christmas. They deserve it. Please consider helping us if you can.

    Merry Christmas, all. 💕 Milwaukee, WI

    https://www.amazon.com/gp/registry/wishlist/1DSD6X39R1EPB

    (I bought all the toys. 🙂 I’ll come back for the coats later if I can. ~ Jenny)

  17.         I hope I did this right. I went thru n tried to delete all the stuff he asked Santa for last month that was over the limit. Sorry if I didn't do it right Jenny I'm trying. This is for my 8 year old Alex. http://www.amazon.com/registry/wishlist/2VJ4V7VXA4L1T       
    

    (Looks like everything is on the way except for one thing you chose that isn’t prime so it can’t be delivered to you. 🙂 ~ Jenny)

  18.         We have recently taken emergency custody of three girls to get them out of a bad situation. We were struggling to begin with, and this makes it harder. I was able to get help for my two kids, but have nothing for the ones we took in. They are having a hard time, and I just want to make Christmas special for them this year. They are 7, 3 and 2 and we are in Ohio.
    

    Posting this is making my anxiety go through the roof, but I will do anything for these girls. Thank you so much.

    https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/2JG70ZNS4W7JE/?ref_=lol_ov_le

    (Looks like someone beat me to it! ~ Jenny)

  19.         I have two fantastic boys, ages 10 and 4 that are my world. I've been working 2 jobs because my ex-husband is extremely far behind on child support and they've just cut hours at my 2nd job. I am so thankful for any help in being able to give them a happy Christmas. We live in Alabama
    

    4 year old – http://a.co/6Nnrj3H
    10 year old – http://a.co/d8spAJx

    (Your gifts are all on their way! ~ Jenny)

  20.         <pre><code>        Hi- I'm a single mom of 3 tween/teens- I could really use some help. I hope I've done this right- I added hoodies instead of jackets because jackets are very high priced and I want people to be able to help others as well.  I am truly, truly grateful- Thank you so much for looking!  This will make all of the difference for me.  I have 3 kids-  A 12 year old girl, a 14 year old boy and a 17 year old girl.  they are great kids- they do really well in school and put up with a lot with me working all of the time and trying to take care of them.  They really deserve a nice holiday- Thank you again for considering my family!
    

    Mesa, AZ

    (I’m going to delete your list but everything is on it’s way to you. You didn’t unclick “don’t surprise me” so it looks like your list is unfilled until I try to fill it and it tells me this would be a duplicate order. ~ Jenny)

  21.         I've helped in the past but this year we really needed help. This year sucked for us and our now six minis. It's been one disaster to another. Medical disaster one after another. Bed rest, uterine rupture and a hospitalized newborn. We are having a hard time keeping the heat on and feeding everyone. We would love help with some gifts and I also added some necessities like coats and one pair of boots. Anything would be greatly appreciated. I hope this time next year we are gifting instead of asking for help.
    

    Our Wishlist: http://a.co/jhuPJTK
    FISHERS, IN

    (All of the toys are on the way! I’ll come back for the coats if I have money left over in the end. ~ Jenny)

  22. Thanks Jenny! You’re a gem. My local giving tree was wonderfully empty of tags when I went and this gave me the chance to help. Appreciate ya

  23. Love JG’s new look. 😉 You are the true miracle for providing this forum and doing so much oversight work. You definitely deserve an extra vodka-bacon-tini! 🙂

  24. @Lisa #23, I’m crying at work (for a good reason! The best reason!) for the first time ever. 😀 This means so much. I moved to be here to help family get to Dr. appts and things like that, so I expected some sacrifices, but this has been so hard. And you’ve helped so much.

    I’m still kind of mourning our old lifestyle, but I’m so grateful for this, and hoping that by next year I can be at the other end of the process (I’ve participated in Bookgiving, though).

    Happiest of holidays to everyone!

  25.         https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/ls/?ref=navm_em_mobile_menu_lists
    

    Its a struggle every year. You have no idea how much of a blessing this is. Thank you from the very bottom of my heart.

    (I think you used the wrong link. Try again? ~ Jenny)

  26.         This list is for a 4 year old boy. He is sweet and sour all at the same time lol. http://www.amazon.com/registry/wishlist/1WVEY476AF76T     
    

    (Looks like someone beat me to it! ~Jenny)

  27.         I fixed my list. I’m sorry it was wrong before
    

    (Deleted. There’s four $25 gift certificates for your niece on there? Also, when you resubmit please say what city you are in. ~ Jenny)

  28.         Hi Everyone! I am actually fine not getting anything for Christmas, but I have a last minute beautiful foster child who is not going to be receiving anything from her biological family, and since she was such a late placement, I was unable to sign her up for any holiday assistance and it will be a few weeks before we begin receiving funds from the state to take care of her. If anyone is feeling generous and would like to help me make sure she has things to open under the tree on Christmas morning, we would be so very grateful! Thank you!
    

    WOODSTOCK, GA

    (Your list is filled but I’m deleting it because you didn’t uncheck “Don’t surprise me” so it looks like your list is unfilled until you get to checkout. You’ll still get all your stuff but I’m deleting it from the comments. ~ Jenny)

  29.         I have 4 boys. 9,11,14,17. Times are tough, as with alot of people. I cant tell how much this truly helps. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.       
    

    (Your link doesn’t work and you didn’t say your city. Try again? ~ Jenny)

  30.         I'm so very grateful for you Jenny. My husband was out of work for over a year. He just started a new job and gets his first paycheck on Wednesday (YAY!) but we are two months behind in rent and utilities so I don't know how we will be able to have a Christmas for my five girls this year without your help.
    

    http://a.co/cXZfx8H Thank you all. Merry Christmas!

    HOLLY SPRINGS, NC

    (Your wishlist is filled! ~ Jenny)

  31.         This list is for a seven year old boy. His fathers work cut hours through the holidays so he's getting ready to be out of work here shortly until the beginning of the year (although the hope is that its busy enough they may go back sooner). I work part time at McDonalds so we do have that income, but anything would help and be appreciated. This is the link 
    

    https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/2Z8Q8PQEMP5DB?&sort=default

    (Looks like someone beat me to it! ~ Jenny)

  32.         My husband and I are looking for help for our two girls Kaycee 2 and Khaleesi 4. Things have really been a struggle since my husband was involved in a car accident back in October. Bills and rent are about all we have been able to afford so any help would be greatly appreciated.
    

    Kaycee

    Khaleesi

    (Deleted. You are way over the limit. Please follow the guidelines, use one list and submit your city. ~ Jenny)

  33.         I have had the joy of giving in the name of J.G. and have also had the absolute joy in receiving. I won't feel bad this year.
    

    Moved across the country twice this year. And I just landed my dream job in non-profit community mental health, but getting paid pennies, as it goes.

    I don’t think the kiddos would appreciate a wrapped up gas bill or grocery receipt.

    Here are some gifts that I think would blow them away. Luckily, they aren’t media/video game kids, so simple gifts make their tiny hearts soar.

    This big family of 6 live in Eugene Oregon. We have 4 kids, Gabriel (8), Sebastian (6), Theodore (4) and Hattie (2).

    Here is our list: http://a.co/0u78cMj

    Thank you for considering our giant family and thank you from the bottom of my very grateful heart!

    (Your wishlist is filled! ~ Jenny)

  34. I forgot to mention that the gifts on the wishlist are coming to Kalamazoo Michigan. We do a big family holiday yearly.

  35.         Several years ago I was fortunate enough to have been on the receiving end of this incredible event. Since then, many changes have surrounded our family (good and bad) and now I find myself back here in hopes of a little help this season.
    

    I have 5 kids. 4 was the end but then surprise! That’s part of what makes this year so tough to manage and why I’m hoping for a bit of help. The older 4 are basically all teenagers and well aware of the fact that things are tight and thus aren’t expecting anything. I just want to be able to surprise them with a little Christmas joy 🙂

    I tried to stay within parameters but I know prices and availability can change so I’ll try to keep up to date on everything and change/remove as needed.

    Thank you from all of us!

    http://www.amazon.com/registry/wishlist/2Q91JGLPTW1DJ

    FRANKLIN GROVE, IL

    (Your wishlist was filled! The House with a Clock in it’s Walls was a preorder though so it’ll be late. ~Jenny)

  36.         I have four kids ranging in age from 17-11. Three boys and a girl. This year has been a difficult one. Trying to make ends meet while dealing with severe anxiety and depression has been a challenge. I would appreciate any help you can give. Thank you in advance. 
    

    Cloverdale California.
    https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/1THR797N9SEEK

    (Your wishlist is filled! ~ Jenny)

  37. This always makes me want to ugly cry with how beautiful it is. I am so, so glad that you are doing this again this year, Jenny, because this year has been a shit show and I love being able to respond to the ugliness of this year with love and generosity.

  38.         I recently had to go on medical leave from work so I am barely making it at the moment.  I have 3 kids.  Girl 18, boy 16, and boy 12.  They are super kids
    

    (Deleted. Over the limit. Please change and also tell us your city. ~ Jenny)

  39.         I think I have fixed this. I just had my old list on there and its hard to delete on my phone but I think I got it all.
    

    Due to my teenage son attempting to commit suicide and him needing to be in the hospital for several weeks, I missed a lot of work. After that I have been back and forth a lot with doctors visits and therapists and missing even more work so its been a pretty tight November and December. I do not know even how we will afford Christmas this year. I have a few small things I purchased early in the year but that’s it.

    I have three kids. My oldest is 16 and he loves music, photography, running, and stuff like that. He cares a lot about his appearance due to bullying and self-esteem. My middle is 8 and he likes books, superheroes, slugterra, ninjago, and math. My youngest is 5 and she likes pretty princesses and pink. She also loves to read. I also have my 17 niece but she isnt expecting anything due to her age.

    is their list. I appreciate any help that you can give. We are in Alabaster.

    (Deleted. You are still over the limit. It’s $35 per child. Your total should be around $105. ~ Jenny)

  40. I’m so happy to be doing this. Thus is the first year i get to play Mrs. Claus and spoil others. I did a craft show just so i can do this. Already got gifts for everyone on my lists.

  41.         <pre><code>        I hate asking- more than I can say, but if someone is willing to help, It's beyond appreciated. We had a happy accident this year, and I became a granny at 38. Needless to say, we have the essentials, but there is nothing left for extras. http://a.co/6mOgUm4      
    

    NEGAUNEE, MI

    (Some of your people are over the age limit but you have some things coming for they younger ones. ~ Jenny)

  42.         I am a mom to 4 kids, in the UK. I'm married, because I don't have a choice. In the UK, getting a divorce is harder than it is in the states. There isn't the no fault divorce here. I'm also an American living in the UK. That also makes it hard. Two of my children are from a previous marriage, and two are twins from my current marriage. If I did divorce my husband, he'd have to give me permission to go back to the states with the twins. He won't. Why am I speaking divorce? Because we live in a house full of mental abuse. My husband gaslights me, frequently, trying to make sure my memories are always questioned. Earlier this year, one of the twins got the stomach flu. It started at 11pm. I had gotten 2 hours sleep at this point. I got up with him. He was 18 months old, about. It was the night before the first day of summer vacation. My older two stayed up with me. We were in the middle of a heat wave. My washing machine was broken. At 5am, my 10yo girl started getting sick. At 10, my 13yo boy started getting sick. At 130pm, I started getting sick. The only person no sick was the other toddler twin. I think because he threw up 2 days previous. So, my husband comes home. I've not cleaned. I ask my mil to come get the laundry. My husband tells me to go to bed. I do, as I've been awake way too long. My husband keeps waking me up, asking where garbage bags were, where cleaning supplies were. Here in the UK, you keep all your food waste in a separate bin. Due to the heatwave, we suddenly had maggots. My mil took the twins. Her and my husband decided to call social services on me. She stated until social services stated my house was safe, she wasn't giving them back. She didn't take the older two. I was so sick that night, but all I could do was cry. Betrayed by my husband, by my mil. The next day, my husband went to work, and I called our health visitor. She'd just done a home visit. She knew my house wasn't filthy. She told me to get my kids back, that my mil kidnapped them. I had to threaten to call the police to get them back. Social services sent someone in. Instead of them being concerned about my house's cleanliness, they worried about the calls they had gotten from NICU (twins were born at 29 weeks) stating I was emotionally abused. They worried about the calls from early help, stating I was mentally abused. They talked to me. They talked to my kids. They wanted us in a shelter, ASAP. But we have no recourse to public funds. Next year that law will change. Domestic violence help won't be considered public funds.
    

    They told me to get ready to escape, the minute I had a chance. But I’m a stay at home mom. I don’t have any money. I can’t get passports. Not for any of my 4 kids, and they all need them. There is a gofundme set up for trying to get the kids their citizenship and their passports. I don’t have enough yet.

    It also means I don’t hate bought money for Christmas presents. My husband won’t give me money, as he says the kids don’t deserve any with their behaviour, and the twins won’t remember. We have no decorations. I explain this to the older two that next year we will, because next year the boys won’t destroy everything.

    My plan has been to asave money from what he gives me for groceries, and spend it at Poundland for the kids for some presents. I’m also making them coupon books, giving them time with me, or coupons that can be used at the £3 theater later on, stuff I can save for. Social services has gotten one present for each of the older two, stating the twins are too young to know any better. They are also giving us a food basket, to help me save a little to buy a few presents.

    I hate knowing my kids are emotionally abused. My older two are. I know it. I talk to them about it. I tell them if I could escape, if I could get us out, I would. They are aware that we have people coming to our house, trying to get us out of our situation. Social services thinks my mil calling them was an attempt to make me look like a bad parent for when I try to escape. She is constantly telling me I’m not allowed to take the twins to America to visit.

    I hate begging for help. But my kids don’t deserve to not have Christmas. I could use the gofundme money and give them Christmas, but that money was earned for passports and getting the twins American citizenship. I don’t even have half of what I need, so I’m not even touching that.

    So I’m grateful to any help I can get. I’m grateful that this event even happens.

    My eldest is my 13yo son. He is amazing, helps me so much. Right now my husband is screaming at me because between this year and last, mostly last, while I was in the hospital, he missed 8 days of school. So now we have a £120 truancy bill. If it’s not paid by January 7th, it can go to £1000. I don’t know how to pay it. My husband told my son that that’s where all his Christmas present money is going. Him and his sister’s. So he feels guilty over that. He loves games and anime and origami and math.

    My daughter is 9. She loves sewing and cooking and crafts. She adores slime. She is my mad scientist.

    One of my twins is a climber. They are 21 months but neither has a lot of words. The non climber just started walking everywhere. They need clothes, they’ve had a major growth spurt. To say they were tiny is an understatement, they are 21 months, and I’m about to start buying 12-18 month old clothes. At least we are off oxygen this winter.

    Christmas Wish list for kids 
    

    Link: http://www.amazon.co.uk/registry/wishlist/KCQYIJXCMMUP

    *Jenny if I posted this twice, please delete one, my browser refreshed in the middle

    (I can’t send you stuff since you’re in the UK but I’ll leave it here for anyone else there. I’m sending you so much love. You are going through so much. ~Jenny)

  43.         My cousin V is a single mom with 2 boys. A 15 year old and a 2 year old. Chris* and Ryan*. V does the best she can. Chris’s dad is a classic deadbeat and Ryan was a beautiful accident. The kids have the things they need, V would starve before letting her kids go without, but there isn’t a lot of money left for fun. Chris gets it, he is kind and selfless and deserves a better christmas than we can give him. Ryan is just a baby, that pretty much explains it all, lol. So I humbly and with immense gratitude ask for your help. I’ve included a game/toy and a book for each kid.
    

    https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/3820208WX5CVK

    (I think the books are on their way! The games though are both “adult only games” so I’m not sending those. ~ Jenny)

  44. Thank you so much for the blessing of the James Garfield Miracle.
    My husband and I have 3 kids, ages 12, 11, and 6. We are from WV. We have hundreds of thousands of dollars in medical bills for our 6 year old. Not complaining, because we are truly blessed, he is in remission from leukemia and he is doing great. Because of neurocognitive issues (side effect of chemo) he doesn’t remember celebrating Christmas before this year (and doesn’t remember much of anything before this year actually). We are excited to be celebrating his 1st Christmas (haha) this year… we would love to make it special for all the kids because his siblings have been an amazing support for him. Thank you all. <3 God bless, I hope you all have a great Christmas.
    http://a.co/2TWCWdl

  45.         I really hate having to ask but we are having such a hard time..the kids will be happy with whatever you decide to gift them. Thank you so much for doing this!!! Happy Holidays to you and your family from San Antonio http://a.co/0boEGnv    
    


    (Your wishlist has been filled! ~ Jenny)

  46. Jenny, I can’t give this year because of a change in circumstances, but I wanted to tell you that I think this is wonderful, I think you are wonderful, and I think the people who come here to give to others are wonderful. And for those people who need this year – Don’t feel bad or let it affect your self-esteem. Many of us have been in the same boat. Fortunes change both up and down. Don’t let it define who you are. Have a WONDERFUL holiday season.

  47. https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/3QK91V6YID8I7?&sort=default
    I hope I did this right! I have three boys- one is 9, and I have 3 year old twins. One of my 3 year olds has multiple disabilities, and just had major reconstructive surgery on his feet/legs last week. I became unemployed this year, and it’s just generally been a stressful time. My kids all believe in Santa, and I don’t want to let them down this year. I greatly appreciate all your help! <3 Can’t wait for the day I can give back. — North Canton, Ohio, USA

  48. Tip for those buying – click “Filter & Sort” on the lists and click “Purchased and Unpurchased” so you can see everything that has been bought.

  49.         I am requesting help for my daughter is 14, she has had the roughest year of her life which in turn means I have been in hell trying to help her cope. She was sexually assaulted while at school then bullied so bad by the same kid she tried to kill herself. She is currently homebound for school   while going to trauma counseling and therapy.  None of which is covered by our insurance so all extra money has gone to cover bills. She's afraid to leave the house most of the time. Any help would be appreciated. Thank you in advance!!!
    

    https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/NQGLQHXDQZZG/ref=nav_wishlist_lists_5?_encoding=UTF8&type=giftlist


    (EJ, I am seeing people who say they’ve sent you things but you don’t have anything listed on purchased. Are you deleting those things off your list? Please don’t do that. It makes it look like you haven’t received anything. ~ Jenny)

  50.         Charlie: 
    

    Alicia:

    I feel like a failure, but if you guys would be able and willing to maybe snag 1 or 2 things off my kids’ Amazon lists, that would be awesome.
    We’re struggling this year with hubbs losing his job and being unemployed for 3 months and spending my entire savings on staying afloat and saving our 2nd cat from dying a week after his sister died.
    I’m trying to sell as much stuff as I can and to pick up side jobs organizing/moving/doing yard work and clean outside, but no one seems to need anything I can offer at the moment.

    (Deleted. Way over the limit and didn’t give your city. ~ Jenny)

  51.         I am so sorry! I have updated it with a shipping address and also changed the items to make sure I fit within the limits.. for privacy reasons, I can't share my foster daughter's name, but we are both so grateful for anyone thinking of us!
    

    (Your list is filled. ~ Jenny)

  52.         I hate asking- more than I can say, but if someone is willing to help, It’s beyond appreciated. We had a happy accident this year, and I became a granny at 38. Needless to say, we have the essentials, but there is nothing left for extras. http://a.co/6mOgUm4
    

    We are in Negaunee MI USA.

    (I think I’ve posted twice, but my computer crashed and I can’t find the original comment…please delete one if I did I’m so sorry!)

    (Some of your people are over the age limit but you have some things coming for they younger ones. ~ Jenny)

  53.         https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/dl/invite/9xxNrv8
    

    I’m hoping instead of a jacket I can add boots. My son is on the spectrum and is just now understanding Christmas.

    (Looks like your wishlist has been filled! ~ Jenny)

  54.         Hello, I am mom to four amazing kids, ages 7, 6, 4 &amp; 4. After a year of financial struggles following a bout of unemployment, my husband and I are struggling to provide any Christmas gifts for them. We have contributed to other James Garfield wish lists in the past and never thought we would be the ones asking for help in the comments this year, but here we are. =( Anything my kids get we will appreciate so much! &lt;3 Just keeping the lights and water on has been a struggle this year.
    

    http://a.co/ghiRzNH

    (Looks like everything is on the way except for one kid’s book which can’t be shipped because it isn’t Prime. 🙂 ~ Jenny)

  55. I am SO excited! Thank you for facilitating the James Garfield event! I’m getting ready to shop!!

  56.         I am writing on behalf of a young soon-to-be Mom that I know.  She is expecting twin girls in January.  This past weekend a kind coworker hosted a baby shower for her and literally 1 person showed up for the shower.  She suffers from PTSD and is bipolar, and was beyond humiliated and embarrassed, just devastated emotionally and feeling very alone and unloved.  She has no close family or support system to rely on as her parents died as the result of an auto accident when she was very, very young.  At 16 her then foster father was convicted of repeatedly raping her and was sent to prison.  While unplanned, she has accepted – no, embraced – her pregnancy and the prospect of becoming a mother herself.  These children are her everything, her hope for creating a family of her own.  The father (not the foster father, btw) has not been involved since she announced her pregnancy.  She will be okay.  She is beautiful, resilient and strong.  She has so much love to give, but limited resources.  It is my hope that, in the spirit of Christmas, we could come together as a group and shower her and the babies with some of the things she had on her (untouched) registry.  I have been shaken by her story and don’t have the resources myself to buy what she needs.  I am hoping that this global community of kind strangers can help, and, in the process, make her feel loved and supported.  Jenny, if this is not allowed, please delete.
    

    (Deleted. You can resubmit a list but it has to be within the $35 limit. ~ Jenny)

  57.         The last year has been especially rough on our family. An accident changed our world forever and an unexpected lay off made things even more disastrous. Keeping food on the table and utilities in service has become a sometimes impossible challenge, so just the thought of the kids’ Christmas brings me to panicky tears. Any help we receive will be an incredible blessing.
    

    We have five children. W is the oldest, he will be 18 at the first of the year. He is both physically and mentally disabled, so toys are not on our radar, but rather keeping him clothed and comfy. He’s our big, sweet boy who has an infectious smile and LOVES Disney movies. Next are the girls, M and N, 16 and different as night and day. M is our make-up loving bookworm who plans on being a teacher. N was clearly meant to be a grunge era teen, is a sarcastic tomboy, and plans on being a doctor. A will be 15 right before Christmas, poor kid. He is autistic, has a brilliant mind, and loves to figure out how things work. When asked what he wants to be as an adult, his standard reply is Albert Einstein. D is the youngest, sure that he’s a grown up at 10. He loves construction and creating things and wants to be an astronaut/cop/architect.

    Thank you for considering our family! Wishing you all the happiest of holidays!

    https://www.amazon.com/gp/registry/wishlist/21P8CIIAOWY7J

    Lubbock, TX

    (Your wishlist is filled! ~ Jenny)

  58.         I have 3 kids, 16, 12 and 5. We really could use some help this Christmas, my soon to be exhusband just started working after over 3 months of no job. Things have been difficult and tight these last several month's. My youngest also needs a coat this year, his is about 2 sizes too small. Thank you so much for being generous and helping others in time of need. I hope to be able to pay it forward in the future. https://www.amazon.com/gp/registry/wishlist/DF87V8T749EZ       
    

    LOUISVILLE KY

    (Your wishlist is filled! ~ Jenny)

  59. Jenny, this is such an amazing thing you do for people. Bought a calendar last week and making my annual donation to project Night Night today. Thank you for helping your readers help others.

  60.         There are a number of different prices items on both my kids lists because I was hoping to have the extra cash and wanted to keep track of what they'd asked for and these are their regular Amazon lists. Sorry if that was confusing.     
    

    (You have to follow the rules. Sorry. Your lists were deleted but you can submit a new one. Just follow the guidelines, okay? ~ Jenny)

  61.         We're parents to three little girls, ages 8, 6 and 4. We've been struggling this year, and I know I shouldn't feel bad asking for help, but I do. We've dealt with cancer, totaling my car (deer), getting my brother into rehab and medical bills for my eldest. We homeschool, so I tried to put some educational stuff on there that they can all use. I just really want to see their smiles on Christmas, but I'm scared. Any help would be considered a blessing. Buffalo, OH
    

    https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/9BWGI7Q8HXM8/ref=nav_wishlist_lists_1?_encoding=UTF8&type=wishlist

    (Everything on your list is filled except for three toys which Amazon says can’t be shipped to your address. I’m not sure why since they’re all Prime. If you need them then Email me at jenny@thebloggess.com and remind me why your emailing me and I’ll see if I can help. ~ Jenny)

  62. Comment 37, your link keeps taking me back to MY personal wishlist. Please make sure you posted correctly! I’d hate for you to not get anything.

  63.         <pre><code>        Four kiddos- we are in Lafayette IN. T 17, R 16, L 14 and J is 13. They work hard so I can work hard and we try and do what we can- been a hard year but we are all together. thank you all
    

    http://a.co/5qSEueh

    (Your wishlist is filled! ~ Jenny)

  64.         Thank you for doing this :) I had to move twice this year and I just had to dump the Christmas fund into the propane tank for this drafty rental :( I put fuel in at the end of summer and thought we'd be good until January and then winter came early. I'm a single mom to two boys, one of whom is special needs. 14 and 22 --my 22-year-old has a mental age much younger. He's a forever child and still believes in Santa, even though I've tried to explain it to him many times. I hope it's OK to include him. We are in Brockway PA. They don't need coats but they really need new gloves. I hope that is OK Jenny, if not let me know and I will delete the gloves.
    

    http://a.co/3D3uN5U

    (Looks like everything is on the way! ~ Jenny)

  65. Anonomous #37 – your link doesn’t work properly, please try again
    Jenny – thanks for doing all this work, I love this.

  66.         <pre><code>        Hello there. Single mom of a 2 year old daughter. Just filed for divorce last week and things are both stressful and tight. I was hoping I wouldn't have to do this again this year, but things didn't work out the way I hoped. This group is such a blessing. Thank you Jenny! https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/2FOTFWGJDCL2B/?ref_=lol_ov_le        
    

    Minersville, PA

    (Looks like it’s already on the way! ~ Jenny)

  67.         Let's try again, now that I have Amazon figured out. So sorry everyone!
    

    Hi Everyone! I am actually fine not getting anything for Christmas, but I have a last minute beautiful foster child who is not going to be receiving anything from her biological family, and since she was such a late placement, I was unable to sign her up for any holiday assistance and it will be a few weeks before we begin receiving funds from the state to take care of her. If anyone is feeling generous and would like to help me make sure she has things to open under the tree on Christmas morning, we would be so very grateful! Thank you!

    (your list is filled. ~ Jenny)

  68.         Posting for a lovely co-worker of mine.  She is a single mom and having a tough time right now and is worried about giving her daughter the Christmas she so wants this year.  Her daughter is the sweetest little girl that always has a smile on her face.  I just really want to help brighten their day a bit.
    

    (Deleted because over the limit. Please limit to $35. ~ Jenny)

  69. Aw, this reminds me of Booksgiving! I think this is wonderful Jenny, all of this! I see a lot of long lists, but will keep checking back. My kids don’t need anything, but I do love spreading joy.

  70.         We have 6 kids between 2 &amp; 11.  My husband has worked really hard but we are still coming up short. Our littlest had several surgeries this year. This will be his first year to actually see for Christmas. I added gloves &amp; hats instead of a coat because my kids hands are chapped raw  from riding the bus &amp; waiting on the bus in the cold &amp; they have coats but not those things. If that’s not ok I will delete them.
    
    James Garfield wish list 
    

    Link: http://www.amazon.com/registry/wishlist/1ZPXKXUVS8Y7L

    MC CALLA, AL

    (Your wishlist is filled! ~ Jenny)

  71.         Reposting because I forgot to add that I have two kids, 11 &amp; 6. I really hate having to ask but we are having such a hard time..the kids will be happy with whatever you decide to gift them. Thank you so much for doing this!!! Happy Holidays to you and your family from San Antonio http://a.co/0boEGnv        
    

    (Your wishlist has been filled! ~ Jenny)

  72.         Thank you so much for doing this, it means so much to me and my family!
    

    I live paycheck to paycheck, literally, and rarely can afford presents or fun stuff for my kids. When Christmas comes around I always feel like such a crappy mom because I can’t get my kids the stuff they want, or need (clothes, shoes, etc..) I know that things aren’t important, but it still hurts to see them disappointed. Long story short, this miracle helps my kids have a Christmas they wouldn’t be able to have otherwise, so thank you from the bottom of my heart.

    I have three sweet babies, Bella (age 8), Sebastian (age 4, almost 5) and Violet (age 3). Bella loves board games, reading, and horses. Sebastian loves dinosaurs, Pokemon, and acting like he’s actually 14, not 4. (god help me). Violet loves animals, monster trucks, and sparkly stuff. She’s the perfect mixture of girly and tomboy.

    PS: Everything on the list from the clothes up is for this and everything below is my general Christmas wishlist.

    Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!
    xoxo Julz Gainesville, Florida

    WISHLIST: http://a.co/2Y5v3FP

    (Your wishlist has been filled! ~ Jenny)

  73.         I have three kids (9,4, and 3) and because of my work cutting hours down to just two days a week we've been struggling to make bills much less Christmas. My girls love dolls and dresses and my son loves rocks and crystals and playing video games. Any help is much appreciated. We live in Moody Alabama.      
    

    (You wishlist has been filled except for 3 items that won’t ship to your address. ~ Jenny)

  74.         This is AMAZING. My girls would be thrilled to receive any of these items. Bless you all!
    

    (Deleted. You’re over the limit even if I don’t count the boots and warm clothes. Please reread the guidelines. Thanks! ~ Jenny)

  75.         https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/dl/invite/9xxNrv8
    

    I forgot to add we live in wi.
    My son(9)is on the spectrum and is just now understanding Christmas and presents. I’m hoping instead of a jacket I can add boots.

    (Your wishlist is filled! ~ Jenny)

  76. Hi Jenny,

    A few years ago during The James Garfield Miracle, a bunch of amazing people helped me provide warm coats and toys for children at the elementary school where I was a social worker. This year, I’ve made a similar wishlist, but for children of families at the nonprofit where I volunteer. The nonprofit is called Juntos (which means “together” in Spanish :), and they provide support for Latino immigrants and refugees. Given the current political climate, it felt important to me to find a quantifiable and tangible way to help. I am hoping that my wishlist will help Juntos’s neediest families give gifts to their children this year.

    My Amazon wishlist does fit all of your requirements – nothing is over $35. However, the list is for about 50 children (all of whom I consider partly “my own”, because I love them, hehe.) and therefore may not fit within your stricter requirements this year. If it’s not okay to post this, please do delete my comment. <3

    This is the link to the wishlist: http://a.co/0eWovWQ

    Happy Holidays!

  77.         Hoping for a little help this year... I'm a single mom and due to unpaid child support for several months, major vet bills before and when my sweet kitty passed, and other unexpected issues this year, money is very tight for Christmas. I have 2 boys who are 13 and 9 and we are in Union Grove, WI. Thank you for considering. :)  https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/1KQWOI3T4C6IA        
    

    (Your wishlist has been filled! ~ Jenny)

  78.         I have been trying to submit my list but nothing is showing. Is there anyone that could help in what I am doing wrong please as to why my post isn't showing please?
    

    Thank you 🙂

    (I don’t see any other comments except this one and the one you made after this one. Maybe there was a bug in the system? ~ Jenny)

  79.         hi everyone! i am a nanny and would love to help out the family i nanny for which is a single mother, her 2 kids and kitties. thanks to everyone who can help :)
    

    (Deleted. You are WAY over the limit. ~ Jenny)

  80. My name’s jade and I like in the UK. This is my wish list for my 2 daughter’s who are 4 & 10.
    This Christmas I am really struggling to buy them gifts. My wage just about covers our bills so I thought I would work extra hours to get extra money for christmas but this just meant my benefits that help with rent was lowered so the extra money I earnt had to go straight to rent to keep a roof over my girls this Christmas.I worked so hard i made myself I’ll and my mental health & Anxiety took a knock therefore making me have to take time off,so really it was all for nothing 🙁 I would really appreciate any help that any one could give us this Christmas holiday,my girls will be very happy with any gifts they recieve. I have kept gifts to the lowest possible price so they can get more for the budget set. Thank you and merry Christmas to everyone xx

    http://www.amazon.co.uk/registry/wishlist/3GMHALDRXAWX8

  81.         https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/1966FF13M8NGL
    

    Well, this is my first time asking for help. Money is tight this year and I’m a single mom. My roommate unexpectedly moved out and totally screwed up my carefully laid budget for December. We are making the best of it, but any help would be appreciated. Asher is almost six (on Wednesday!) and has a wild imagination. He loves pretend play and dressing up and recently discovered Legos.

    (Looks like someone beat me to it! ~ Jenny)

  82.         Hello,
    

    I am a single mother of 4 children ( girls 12 & 5 and boys 2 & 5). It’s been a rough year and I would really appreciate help with Christmas this year for my children. They are good kids but I’m struggling trying to make this happen this year. I thank you in adviance for your help and making this great. Thank you 😊

    Check out this list:

    (Deleted. You’re over the limit. ~ Jenny)

  83. Perfect timing! I was just given an Amazon gift card today, so I used that to buy gifts from the list on comment number 32. Enjoy!

  84. #11 – sorry! I was so caught up in doing the Amazon list right I screwed up the posting! 🙁

    I added the city in the comments on the Amazon list. Orlando, FL. There are three children. Age 4, 2 and 10 months. I’m posting for a coworker who did not have enough maternity leave for her little one and because of this did not receive pay for most of the 12 weeks that she was out. I have tried to help out by paying utilities for them but that leaves very little leftover for baby’s first Christmas. Any help is appreciated.

    Thank you.

  85.         Hi- I am hoping for some help this year.  My husband and I barely make ends meet.  We have necessities, but it's hard to come up with extras.  This would give my kids a couple of new things under the tree. I have 3 teenagers.  My oldest is 17 and a senior in high school.  My middle son is 15 and is a sophomore in high school.  My youngest girl is 13 and is in junior high.  We live in Arizona.  It's not super cold here, so the jackets I picked are not heavy, but it's nicer than what they have at the moment.  I haven't been able to buy many new things for them this past year.  You are all truly amazing people- and I will pay it forward one day in any way I can.  Thank you, Jenny and the readers for helping people that really need it.
    

    http://a.co/55sKlKb

    (Your wishlist was filled! ~ Jenny)

  86.         Tried twice won’t let me post       
    

    (It’s because you’re trying to post multiple lists. Just make one that combines your children. ~ Jenny)

  87.         I am so grateful to everyone helping.  I am having a bit of a tough time this year.  My sweet boy is 10 and I will be so grateful for any help.  This is going to Sallisaw OK http://www.amazon.com/registry/wishlist/3RHXGSEOOQKY3     
    

    (Someone beat me to it! ~Jenny)

  88.         Sorry, post 91 here. Forgot the city (Minersville, PA). Was trying to stop the toddler from electricuting herself and hit post too soon. -_-        
    

    (Looks like your stuff is on the way! ~ Jenny)

  89.         I have a 10 year old boy who still fiercely believes! He could use a new winter coat and snow gear- we are having a snowy winter. He loves to read, build Legos, Harry Potter, and is an all around awesome kid! Anything he receives would be so appreciated!
    

    Hi. Check out this list: https://www.amazon.com/gp/registry/wishlist/BJMLQOYY767R

    OMAHA NE

    (Snow gear and toys on the way. If I have $ left over I’ll come back for the coat. ~ Jenny)

  90.         Trying again Hi everyone. This has been a year for many of us. I have 3 severely mentally ill children. We always have our hands full but this year has been unreal. Our middle girl with schizophrenia became very unstable in March and still is. Our son with autism is adjusting to puberty starting. My friends young adult child had a beautiful daughter who is 11 months old and they will be with us a couple months while in between places. And best yet ,total sarcasm, in April my husband was in a car accident thank goodness he is ok but we never were able to get a new vehicle and by the time he was able to go back to work and had transportation his job of 15 years fired him. He is still trying to find a job with no luck! I would not care about anything under the tree except the two youngest because of their disabilities still have a lower mentality then chronological age think Santa is coming and bringing everyone gifts as long as you are good. If anyone can help us give them a Christmas we would be forever grateful!
    

    Thank you

    (Deleted. You’re way over the limit. ~ Jenny)

  91.         I can't believe I forgot to post the link for the wishlist. I'm trying to do this on my phone in the car which is obviously not a good thing for me.
    

    I have three kids; 9,4, and 3. My son is 9 and loves crystals and video games. My girls love dolls and dresses. We’re having a rough year with my work cutting my hours. Thank you for any help. We’re in Moody Alabama.

    https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/3QAVH5ZL9RAXC/?ref_=lol_ov_le

    (You wishlist has been filled except for 3 items that won’t ship to your address. ~ Jenny)

  92.         Merry Christmas from Spokane, Washington!
    

    I just accepted a fantastic job offer after being laid off since summer. I’m super excited for the year to come.

    But it didn’t happen quite soon enough to help with the holidays. My daughter (5) would really love some new books, and a new pair of snow gloves.

    Any Christmas help from you guys would be such a blessing. Y’all rock.

    https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/dl/invite/aq4P9LB

    (Looks like someone beat me to it! ~ Jenny)

  93.         Posting again because I forgot to add my location, East Ridge TN.
    

    https://www.amazon.com/gp/registry/wishlist/FEM2XBOBARMD

    Life’s been a little rough this year. My husband is quite a bit older than me and has had health issues this year. He had a stroke in September and was admitted to the hospital and they found out he also has an enlarged heart. In November he was admitted to the hospital for severely low oxygen. He has since been diagnosed with moderate COPD and severe sleep apnea. His health has interfered with work and our finances are suffering as a result. We are behind on all of our bills, it’s depressing but we have each other for support. I just really want my kiddos to have a good Christmas despite everything. I just added what they have asked for and would be grateful to even get one for each child 🙂 thank you so very for all you are doing! Merry Christmas 🎄 ps. I added a few gift cards for my niece, she is only able to wear justice clothes due to sizing and they aren’t cheap. My oldest sister took custody of her and her brother and they can’t afford a lot for them so I though I would try to lighten the load for them. Thank you again!!

    East Ridge TN

    (Your wishlist is filled! ~ Jenny)

  94.         My sister has 3 kids &amp; has taken in 4 others to keep them out of the foster care system. She gets no assistance because they aren’t foster kids &amp; she &amp; her husband are working really hard to make sure they have everything they need. Three of them have physical medical needs &amp; the non stop medical appointments have really taken a toll on them. They would appreciate anything. The four new guys came from a home of abuse &amp; neglect &amp; have never had a real Christmas before. Anything anyone gets would be such a blessing to this family! 
    

    They are in Alabama, USA

    http://www.amazon.com/registry/wishlist/2JXMIIC4NSPIC

    (You don’t have an address assigned to this wishlist. ~ Jenny)

  95.         <pre><code>        Thank you so much for doing this Jenny! We love you!
    

    http://a.co/fCdxxkU

    (Michael, I think I may have accidentally sent you presents for you and for someone else. I think I cancelled theirs and yours should still be good but if you get some extras that’s why. ~ Jenny)

  96.         Please consider helping a foster child this holiday season! The Boxes of Love project is always looking for bottles, burp clothes, books, and toys, and they keep a regularly updated Amazon wish list of urgently needed items. You may find their website here: http://www.boxesofloveproject.org
    
  97.         Hello all, I have two children a 9 year old boy and a 10 year old girl I would like help with if you are able to help it would be greatly appreciated.
    

    Check out this list.
    Hi. Check out this list:

    (Deleted. Over the limit. ~ Jenny)

  98.         This is my kids list. These are truly the ONLY things they've asked for this year. It's been an unimaginable year. I know a couple exceed the limit,I throw  myself at the mercy of people right now
    

    With out this there is no Christmas to speak of. Thank you for anything you can do…even if its a prayer.

    https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/22N1C2MRQV584

    (There’s no address attached to this list. ~ Jenny)

  99. Anonymous #48 some earrings are headed your way for your 17 year-old. Have a wonderful Christmas!

  100.         Hi. I'm Keisha. My kids are Nick, 17, Roan, 13, and Aria, 11. Aria has a rare form of blood cancer, and medical bills have killed us this year. Gifts are going to Aguilar, CO. List is at http://a.co/91cuJAt
    

    Thank you to everyone. I appreciate this more than I can say.

    (Keisha, a few of your things weren’t prime or weren’t able to be shipped to your address but everything that could be shipped was. ~ Jenny)

  101. Well this is embarrassing. Somehow (oh technology is not my friend ) managed to post my wish list. That was totally unintentional and I dont know how that happened. I wish every one the best Christmas.
    Thank you Jenny for all you do

  102. Thank you to Jenny and this amazing community, I love and appreciate you all. I’m a grandmother raising grandchildren on social security. Christmas time is tough but these are great generous and kind kids. Well, Danny is just mostly loud and active but he shares! In Florida.

  103.         #11 – sorry! I was so caught up in doing the Amazon list right I screwed up the posting! 😦 And this time I forgot to add the link! I'm doing well here ...
    

    I added the city in the comments on the Amazon list. Orlando, FL. There are three children. Age 4, 2 and 10 months. I’m posting for a coworker who did not have enough maternity leave for her little one and because of this did not receive pay for most of the 12 weeks that she was out. I have tried to help out by paying utilities for them but that leaves very little leftover for baby’s first Christmas. Any help is appreciated.

    Thank you.

    http://a.co/j1wuote

    (Your wishlist is filled! ~ Jenny)

  104. Elizabeth, Everything but the coat is heading your way. Happy James Garfield Day to you and your foster daughter!

  105.         Hello- Sarah the Mom here. My teenagers (16 and 17) are kinda the best. Just like all of your kids are also the best. I'm trying to get them a little bit to put under the tree this year and it's rough. Their dad is a great guy but child support is not really his thing <em>shrug</em> and I've been off for a month for surprise (yaayyy) back surgery. I'm back to work and chiseling away at bills and trying. They get that I'm not sure what Christmas will look like this year but we'll be together and warm and that's all that really matters. Thank you, Jenny, for doing this and thank you EVERYONE for being here and supporting one another.
    

    Squirrel girl is 17 and a bookworm with a quirky personality who nests in her dorm and sends me snarky texts in between classes. She’s my weird movie watching pal and people watching partner.

    Wolf boy is an athlete who just got his license and cannot get enough physical activity and who is my little buddy. Ok. He’s 6’1″. But he’s my BABY BOY. Boy does he love being called THAT.

    https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/3OORSLU9BKJTH

    I love reading the posts on here- this a huge part of my Christmas happy!

    (Looks like someone beat me to it! ~ Jenny)

  106.         Hey everyone, this is amazing I’m so glad there are people out there that are willing to help others with Christmas. My husband left us last year and it has been hard on me and the kids. I have twin boys which are 3 and they in love with the  incredibles . My 4 year daughter is into frozen and my 6 year old is into Barbie. Thank you for anyone that can help this year and I look forward to paying it forward!
    

    Hi. Check out this list: https://www.amazon.com/gp/registry/wishlist/3QTE4NLKH1DIR

    MYRTLE BEACH SC

    (Your wishlist is filled! ~ Jenny)

  107.         I am adding again because I forgot to add my town, we live in East Ridge TN
    

    https://www.amazon.com/gp/registry/wishlist/FEM2XBOBARMD

    Life’s been a little rough this year. My husband is quite a bit older than me and has had health issues this year. He had a stroke in September and was admitted to the hospital and they found out he also has an enlarged heart. In November he was admitted to the hospital for severely low oxygen. He has since been diagnosed with moderate COPD and severe sleep apnea. His health has interfered with work and our finances are suffering as a result. We are behind on all of our bills, it’s depressing but we have each other for support. I just really want my kiddos to have a good Christmas despite everything. I just added what they have asked for and would be grateful to even get one for each child 🙂 thank you so very for all you are doing! Merry Christmas 🎄 ps. I added a few gift cards for my niece, she is only able to wear justice clothes due to sizing and they aren’t cheap. My oldest sister took custody of her and her brother and they can’t afford a lot for them so I though I would try to lighten the load for them. Thank you again!!

    (Your wishlist has been filled! ~ Jenny)

  108.         Single mom, working full time, no child support and barely making ends meet. Have had to ask for help even with electricity so it wouldn't be turned off. My son is so excited about Christmas and Santa coming, but I have nothing to go under the tree, much less a tree at all. I took a new job in hopes that I will make more, but all it's done so far is mess up my pay and I have to go 3 weeks without a paycheck. One year I'll be able to participate as a giver as I don't like having to ask for help. But, I'll do anything for my little guy! Thank you for your help!
    

    (Deleted. Over the limit. ~ Jenny)

  109.         CORRECT LINK  
    

    sorry, my link above is for Amazon Smile and i am not sure if that will work for everyone. so here is my link for the regular amazon.(i cant figure out how to edit a comment on here)

    this list is for the family i nanny for (single mother, 2 kids and cats).

    (Deleted. You are way over the limit. ~ Jenny)

  110. Elizabeth (#92), it looks like both toys and the coat are headed your way. Not sure why they still appear available to purchase in Amazon, though… You may be receiving duplicates!

  111.         This list is for my 8 year old son. Any help is appreciated. Much love guys! And merry christmas! This is an amazing thing you are doing for the kids! http://www.amazon.com/registry/wishlist/31QIPB59424A0        
    

    (Someone beat me to it! ~ Jenny)

  112. katbalog – comment 51 – My teenage son was also in the hospital for a suicide attempt this year. I got the workout bar, but it wouldn’t let me add a gift message. I hope that you all are doing better. We have been blessed by the James Garfield Miracle twice, and we’re finally doing well enough to get a few things for people. So, when I read about your son, I had to get him something.

    Having a child in that situation is the worst feeling in the whole world. My son is doing better now, I will pray for your family. Merry Christmas!

  113.         I combined the wish lists for my 7 kids into one list:
    

    http://a.co/gFXlE13

    Their ages are 1, 4, 5, 7, 9, 13, 16

    We live near the city of Seattle.

    Thanks!

    (You don’t have a shipping address attached to this list. Can you fix? ~ Jenny)

  114.         Thank you to Jenny and this amazing community, I love and appreciate you all. I'm a grandmother raising grandchildren on social security. Christmas time is tough but these are great generous and kind kids. Well, Danny is just mostly loud and active but he shares! In Florida. Guess it would be helpful to actually post the list.
    

    Hi. Check out this list: https://www.amazon.com/gp/registry/wishlist/3FC6IH9ELXMJC

    (One thing wouldn’t ship to you bc it’s not prime but the rest is on it’s way! ~ Jenny)

  115.         I'm so thrilled to have followed you! not only do you represent the very best in self-care for mental health, I see you do this TOO. 
    

    I have four children aged 7, 5, 3, and just turned 1. we live in michigan. we moved here from a large city to escape the rat race that had me struggling to survive mentally. while we are optimistic to be able to make a nice life here, our kids have had to sacrifice until we find our financial foothold. my eldest is in school and could really use a jacket suitable for the weather here. the other boys could use some socks and a new toy. i’m trying to be ok with posting this list here. though i go in with no expectations at all but with an open heart.
    http://a.co/17xhpQM
    KALAMAZOO MI

    (Everything but the coat is coming your way. If I have $ left over at the end I’ll try to get the coat. ~ Jenny)

  116.         Things are tight with a baby on the way....
    

    All my little guy wants to do is read… which we encourage as much as possible!

    Thanks!
    http://a.co/1bxF6fT

    (You don’t have a shipping address attached to your list. ~ Jenny)

  117. Thank you so much, Tamra (comment 54) and anonymous (comment 59)!! And thank you @thebloggess for your big heart!!

  118.         Hi.
    

    I have a ten year old boy, and a six year old girl. Things have been rough on us this year, and my kids have been incredible about staying grateful for what they have, but this would be a blessing.
    http://a.co/57cSY0B

    (Someone beat me to it! ~ Jenny)

  119. @lisa (comment 79) I’d love to provide done hand crocheted items for the twins if you’d think the mom-to-be would be ok with it. You can email me vxb222 @ gmail . com

  120.         My 3 kids are 12, 8, and 6      
    

    (Your wishlist is filled except for one thing that can’t be shipped because it’s not Prime. 🙂 ~ Jenny)

  121.         I'm so glad you're doing this again this year, it was honestly a lifesaver last year. I was hoping to be able to be an elf this year instead of a recipient, but I had a bit of a surprise pop up- she is due in just a few weeks 💓 So, working extra hours has been a bit tough to do lately. But, I officially only have one more semester and I will be a college graduate, so I know next year I will be in a much better place, thank goodness!
    

    We live in Henderson, NV (Right outside Vegas)
    I have a 14 year old boy whose life revolves around clothes, basketball, and making music, an 8 year old boy who really wants an easy bake oven “Even though my friends think that’s for girls, but that’s dumb.” dude… It’s snacks. How can you gender a snack? And baby girl Deja is due the 31st (please come sooner I am literally going to explode and OMG the swelling and heartburn heeellllp)
    I put a few things the boys asked for, and a few things I could really use for the baby.
    Thank you so much for all the amazing angels that I know are making miracles as we speak. I love you all,and thank you 💓
    https://www.amazon.com/gp/registry/wishlist/27K53V5TLVYWT

    HENDERSON NV

    (Your wishlist has been filled! ~ Jenny)

  122.         I put a few small things on a list for my two youngest - Isobel is 14 and Charlotte is 12. I hope this follows the rules. It's been another rough year. and I'm struggling to afford things for them this year. http://a.co/iIuzDjI     
    

    (You don’t have an address assigned for this list. Also you have to choose a size for the shirt. 🙂 ~ Jenny)

  123.         Hi everyone
    

    My name is Jamesha. I am a mother of three girls Marissa, Kylie and Trisha. Marissa is 9, Kylie is 5 and Trisha is 7. Kylie has been undergoing cancer treatments since July after we found an unexplainable growth on her scalp. I can’t sugar coat how horrible of a year it has been for our family. To see my daughter constantly in pain hurts me deeply as a parent. I’ve been on my own and caring for my little girls since they were born and I honestly feel helpless at this point. I don’t have money to give them the Christmas I’m sure that they would like. But we do have each other and I know that means a lot too. Two of my daughters really need coats and are walking around in thick sweatshirts. I know that is sad of me to admit as a parent but Kylie’s medical bills have been piling up. They really need coats.

    I want to say thank you in advance for whomever finds it in their heart to help our family.

    http://a.co/fKS5LKJ

    The McGhee’s 💕

    MILWAUKEE WI

    (Your wishlist has been filled! Sending you so much love. ~ Jenny)

  124.         2 teens in Ohio
    

    Hello all- this is seriously my favorite thing EVER. Every year reading the comments and stories and thanks and love makes this holiday a bit warmer. I have two teenagers here in Ohio.

    Lydia- 17 bookworm, in college in her dorm until I steal her back Saturday. She’s goofy and unique and a chatterbox who loves to cocoon and read until I throw food her way.

    Scott- Mr. Social Athlete who never stops moving. He runs, he works on jet skis, he plays football, he cuts firewood. He’s kind of my little boy hero except that he just OUTGREW ME AND I’M NOT HAPPY ABOUT IT. Ok. I am happy he’s a growing, healthy kid. The bugger.

    We’re doing decent this year with the exception of kidney surgery (Lydia), knee surgery (Scott), and back surgery (me) and a mountain of medical bills that I’ve put in a pile and glare at on a regular basis.

    You all are truly the best. Thank you. Much love to you and your families this year.

    https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/3OORSLU9BKJTH?&sort=default

    (Looks like someone beat me to it! ~ Jenny)

  125. #125, Brandee Lancaster, your little boy’s gift is on the way. From one Brandee to another, a very merry to you and yours.

  126.         <pre><code>        I think I did it wrong. I invited people to the list. My comment was #83, please delete.
    

    Wish list is here: http://a.co/cIhADIV

    Sorry for screwing it up. Thank you again

    MESA AZ

    (Your wishlist is filled! ~ Jenny)

  127.         Hi my name is Jose and I have 4 kids. 3 girls 10,5,4 and a boy that is 7 with Autism.
    

    Our lives have been drastically changed this year. My wife passed away and I am trying to do everything on my own from juggling work, therapy and the kids extra curricular school activities. She was the one who took them to school, doctors, etc and also held a job. I’m not one that asks for help and always try to do things on my own but I’ve quickly realized that it’s impossible. I’m reaching out to anyone today that can help me give my kids a happy Christmas as they have been through a lot and my oldest daughter that is 10 has turned into her mom trying to do everything she did. I wish I could give them the world on my own. I have listed different things they wanted on Amazon. Not everything needs to be purchased but I posted to give ideas of what they want. Thank you and God Bless in advance . Merry Christmas to all!

    Wish List
    Link:http://www.amazon.com/registry/wishlist/JY7S07QDFVSH

    FORT WORTH TEXAS

    (Your wishlist is filled! ~Jenny)

  128.         Hello, I'm not sure if my comment made it or not but then I forgot to add our location so I'm reposting. I hope that's ok.
    

    This year has been a rollercoaster for me. After years of struggling, last year I finally worked up the nerve to talk to my doctors at our local Veteran’s Hospital about my depression and anxiety. Thank you, Jenny, and bloggers like you who aren’t afraid to make that conversation normal. Anyway, at the beginning of this year I finally started to feel human again with really healthy emotions and so I started job searching. My husband has shouldered a huge burden taking care of the five us us while I worked through all of this. I finally got hired at a dream job for me. I’m the newest librarian at our local library! Mentally and physically, I’m not able to work for more than 10 hours a week but it is a start that i’m really proud of. I made it a goal to buy a small gift for Christmas or birthdays with every one of my tiny paychecks. Unfortunately this fall an electrical fire destroyed my garage and my little stash of gifts was out there. I’m grateful we’re all safe. I’m grateful I have so far been strong enough to keep my head above the waters trying to pull me back down. But my poos older kids had to use all their money from their summer jobs to help us get through this and pay for things they shouldn’t have had to.I want to be able to put some thing under the tree so they know how grateful I am.

    A is a 16 year old young lady who had a rough go of it this year when a friend outed her as bisexual without her permission and her first relationship crumbled because of it. this years had to pay her own way through band camp. She expresses herself through photography and i picked out a nice little accessory kit for her polaroid style camera.

    L is a 14 year old boy. He’s very driven and got a job at our local amusement park so he could start saving to be an exchange student in Denmark for his junior year. Instead, he bought his own sneakers and uniform for basketball. He loves puzzles and games so I chose a cold puzzle I think he’d like.

    J is a 5 year old boy who is just excited about the magic of the holiday and unaware of what troubles we’ve face. he loves dinosaurs and cars and I found a racetrack that combines the two.

    If you can help even with one gift, I would be so grateful. We live in Northwestern PA for shipping purposes.
    http://a.co/bTqNemX

    (Looks like someone beat me to it! ~ Jenny)

  129.         I hope this is ok - I've made a surprise wish list for a family in need. 
    

    They recently fled their home due to domestic violence and could use some comfort this year. Not to get too detailed with their circumstances, but Mom is beginning employment after not being “allowed” outside contact, makeup, et cetera for years. Because of this she is very self conscious. I would love to “adopt” them for Christmas, but can not afford to provide more than stockings and a temporary spare room. The local programs require sign up a few months ahead so they missed that already. It would be wonderful to be able to put some packages under the tree for them. God bless.

    (Deleted. You didn’t give any info about the number of kids or city where this is. It’s only $35 per kid. ~ Jenny)

  130.         Asking for help is so fucking hard. Worth it to help my daughter, who's having a bit of a rough time, have a good Christmas.  I couldn't figure out which link to post, so I'm putting both links that looked like options. http://a.co/b2WbYLd and https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/1LI55VUWFWZ0P
    

    Thank you so much, Jenny, for helping. I can’t wait to be able to help someone else next year, and hopefully every year moving forward.

    (Looks like everything is on the way! ~ Jenny)

  131.         My 5 kiddos are 19, 12, 10, 8 and 3.  4 girls and a boy. 
    

    I truly can’t thank you enough.

    (You don’t have an address attached to your list. ~ Jenny)

  132.         I have 5 kids. Taylor(17), Jake(14), Gavin (10), and twin boys with severe cerebral palsy and epilepsy, Wyatt and Nathan (8). I lost my job about 6 months ago. It has been difficult to find another since my boys require so much care. It has been a hard year and I don’t know how I’m going to make Christmas happen. Thank you for anything you can do to help!  We live in Oklahoma City. Here is our wishlist:
    

    Hi. Check out this list: https://www.amazon.com/gp/registry/wishlist/15LJTA1V2CENC

    Thanks you from the bottom of my heart for doing this Jenny!

    (Your order has been filled! ~ Jenny)

  133.         Hi i’m In the U.K. this is a list for my 2 youngest boys aged 16 &amp; 13. I was hoping to find myself able to help others this year but a change in job coupled with unexpected bills has meant money is tighter than first thought. Thank you in advance to anyone that is able to help anyone who posts their lists, you don’t know how much it means &amp; how much of a weight off their shoulders it is. Jenny, you are amazing as always xx
    

    Hello. Please take a look at this list: https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/registry/wishlist/BJ0Y3VEU67SC

    (Looks like someone got there first! ~ Jenny)

  134. R, Elizabeth, Kelly, Anon, Lauren and JM – you all have something coming. Happy Holidays! 🙂

    Jenny, thanks for the opportunity to do this again. xo

  135.         I work with families of children with special needs, from lower income situations, and I am trying to help them have a very merry christmas! I put together a list for things I thought these children would enjoy and could use! Please help me give as many children as possible a very merry christmas!
    

    (I can’t verify this so we can’t really do big lists like this. GoFundMe might be a good option to try. ~ Jenny)

  136.         Hi. Check out this list: https://www.amazon.com/gp/registry/wishlist/L6UTAGEBVHJM
    

    This is for a baby boy, a 4 year old girl, a 5 year old girl, a 9 year old boy, a 10 year old boy, and a 17 year old girl in Massillon, Ohio.

    Thank you!

    (Your wishlist has been filled! ~Jenny)

  137.         Okay I apparently am having reading comprehension issues. Let me try this again.
    

    I have one six year old daughter. I’m a single mom. We live with my parents, but they will be at the beach (wtf?!) for Christmas this year, so I’ve borrowed money to fly to family in Wisconsin to be with them on Christmas day (we live in the Southeastern United States). For shipping purposes, we’ll be in Wisconsin.
    My company has downsized and my role got slashed to part time in the spring, and it has been more difficult than I thought it would be to keep my head above water (and to find another job, oddly enough). I have Primary Selective Immunodeficiency (Type IgA), so there are a lot of days where I’m sick or exhausted or whatever when I’d much rather be super mom. As hard as it is to ask for some help, I guess maybe my super power right now is admitting that I need some help.
    Emory, my daughter, loves graphic novels. She is newly into Harry Potter and loves it. She loves her cat and her three fish she won at the fair, and she loves Narwhals. If anyone wants to help at all, I will never ever forget the kindness shown here. And if our list isn’t chosen, I’ll still always think of the amazing hearts of the folks in this community. Thank you so much. Link (hopefully this is correct) https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/1LI55VUWFWZ0P

    (Looks like someone beat me to it! ~ Jenny)

  138. Canada
    http://www.amazon.ca/registry/wishlist/1191M8T9TSCN1
    Hi, It’s another crazy tight year here.
    I managed to save for 2 small gifts for each of my kids. Ordered them pre-strike and now they are caught up in the Canada Post post-strike backlog. I don’t even know if they’ll make it before the 25.:( Combined with some messed up new logic that my disability worker had in November to split my benefits into bi-weekly vs once a month and I’m not able to catch a break to even cover bills since I have to pay more for fewer things in 2 grocery shops vs bulk shopping in 1.

    Wow. That rambles. But my kids… my kids are amazing and are my sunshine. DS is 10, has autism, and is currently obsessed with using chopsticks, and truly wants the Lego Star Wars advent that is sold out locally.
    DD is 17, and refuses to ask for anything. But she desperately needs a coat and backpack with working zippers.

    We have a temporary guest of a would be homeless pregnant teen this year. They’ve got a complicated story and I’ve got no issue going hungry if it means they don’t.I didn’t include them because I don’t know their needs yet.
    If you made it this far- bless your heart. Any help is truly appreciated and will be paid forward! Thank you.

  139.         It’s been a rough year. I have four kids. A girl who is 12, boys ages 9 &amp; 11, and a girl age 6. My youngest has epilepsy and cerebral palsy. Our insurance has decided to longer cover half her meds. Dad has decided not to pay child support. It takes everything I have to keep the lights on. The boys need new coats. Only the youngest two have asked for toys. They are all huge Harry Potter fans. The oldest girl wants a scarf and socks. The boys both want shirts. If I did this wrong or have asked for too much please tell me.
    

    http://www.amazon.com/registry/wishlist/224DMNC0TRA6V

    (Looks like your list has been filled! ~ Jenny)

  140.         My name is Laura and I have a 9 year old son with severe autism. He needs many things but sensory items are the most needed. I’m a single mother and have recently had to move in with my mom because my son and I were struggling so much. Anything you can help with is appreciated. He’s outgrown his clothes and is now in men’s small due to his autism meds causing massive weight gain. But that would have made my list too big. Hopefully, the sensory items can be purchased and Wes be very greatful. We live outside of Dayton Ohio by the way. I saw that in the rules that we should say where were from. Thank you and God bless.
    

    http://www.amazon.com/registry/wishlist/3VUG6B4FK8C4O

    (Someone beat me to it! ~ Jenny)

  141. Charity Caroline #181/190…..wishing you a better 2019! Your daughter’s items are on the way. Merry Christmas!

  142.         Hi!  It has been a rough year for my family financially. Well, a rough few years. My husband and I are trying so hard to get back on track after setback after setback. We have 2 boys, aged 4 and 7 months. You are all Angels and I will be forever thankful that there are such wonderful people in the world!!!
    

    https://www.amazon.com/gp/registry/wishlist/2S1L0T5U12ERO

    (Looks like everything is already bought! ~ Jenny)

  143.         I was able to help someone a bit little last year but this year is kicking my butt. Thanks for anything you can do. http://a.co/e7fc2OQ     
    

    MESA AZ

  144.         It's been a rough year. Praying so hard the next one is better.  I feel like I will never be able to get ahead but I won't stop trying. I have 5 kids ages 4 -20. Anything would be a huge help this year . This is an amazing community. 
    

    http://a.co/4MHoRkc

    LANSING MI
    (Everything is on the way to you except for one toy that wasn’t eligible for prime! ~ Jenny)

  145.         I am the manager of an apartment complex and I have a family that I know needs help. I can't afford to help them so I am hoping this will be of service. The mother has been out of work while dealing with her daughters monthly treatments for the last 3 months. Any and all help would be appreciated.
    

    (Deleted. Didn’t list the number of kids. ~ Jenny)

  146.         It's been a very bad year for our family, and I hate to say it - but me, personally, and I really hoped to be able to leave the house and get a job, but again, not this year. I would be so grateful for my daughter Cat's to have some things for Christmas.  She's 10 and just a precocious silly ever-full-of-energy little girl who is so loved, and such a good girl. 
    

    Jenny, I put a blank book on list, because she likes to write and draw. I hope that’s okay. Thank you for this!

    (Deleted. Please follow the $35 per child limit. ~ Jenny)

  147.         We left domestic violence last year and this is our first year in our own home and not in a shelter. I am a full time student a part time case worker and a mom to two special needs kids. My daughter is 4 and partially deaf and my son is 5 and has autism/adhd. Thank you so much for doing this.
    

    http://www.amazon.com/registry/wishlist/W6TUMG0O41QX

    Is there a way I could help clients post on here? We have 4 families in the shelter I work at right now but they don’t have computers?

    (They really need to do it themselves, otherwise we have people claiming to be shelters and social workers posting giant lists that we can’t verify. But looks like everything on your list is on it’s way to you~ ~ Jenny)

  148.         Hi, I’m mommy of two children, a 16 year old girl and a 13 year old boy. Both my kids are functionally younger than their age and my daughter has oral sensory seeking, which explains the teething ring on our wish list. We live in Palm Coast, Fl.   
    

    (You don’t have an address assigned to the list and you’re a bit over the limit. ~ Jenny)

  149. Thank you so much, Jenny. (Sorry I forgot to add my girls ages and our town. Got a little distracted.) Love to everyone!

  150.         Hi!  I hope this only posts once. I've been having trouble. My husband and I have been struggling financially for a few years and are trying so hard to get back on track. We just keep having setbacks. We have 2 boys, 4 years old and 7 months. You are all amazing and wonderful angels. I will be forever thankful.
    

    Hi. Check out this list: https://www.amazon.com/gp/registry/wishlist/2S1L0T5U12ERO

    (Looks like your wishlist has ben fulfilled! ~ Jenny)

  151. Just to reiterate, I will delete any lists asking for more than $35 per kid (not including coats if needed). Do not fill lists asking for more than the amount because then some kids get a ton of stuff and others get nothing. I know a lot of you are doing it because you want to give options but it’s too easy to have lots of people fill your lists without realizing you’ve already been helped.

    Also, please don’t forget to include your city in your comment.

    One other thing, if you try to buy something and Amazon says it’s a duplicate then it’s already bought. Delete and try another list. 🙂

    Thanks so much!

    Back to work… 🙂

    ~Jenny

  152.         Hi,  I’m mommy of two children, a 16 year old girl and a 13 year old boy. Both my kids are functionally younger than their age and my daughter has oral sensory seeking, which explains the teething ring on our wish list. We live in Palm Coast, Fl.
    

    (You don’t have an address assigned to the list and you’re a bit over the limit. ~ Jenny)

  153. Oh, I didn’t realize the wish list needed to be all one list, I’m sorry! I’ve fixed their list and am trying again. I made sure everything was Prime this time.
    I’m requesting for six kids! We’re Canadian. The items are being shipped to St. John’s. http://a.co/duCTlJr

  154.         I have 3 boys 5,6, and 8. I added comments next to each gift with the intended childs name on it so it wouldn't be as confusing. Thanks this is an amazing miracle to just watch and imagine all the kids faces on Christmas morning!
    

    http://a.co/4WNxLRC

    (your wishlist is filled! ~Jenny)

  155. Judy S. Thank you so much! I am so sorry to hear that your son has been through the same thing. It’s even so hard on our family and to tell you the truth I am not sure what to do. He is acting so different and I just don’t even know.

  156.         Hello! We have 7 kids ranging from 20-7.I'm a recent breast cancer survivor. Its been quite a year. Thanks for looking!  Check out this list: https://www.amazon.com/gp/registry/wishlist/CEXO5OINMIGG      
    

    (I’m running low on cash but I sent you seven presents for your kids. ~ Jenny)

  157.         Hi! I am a single mom of four. I have three daughters who are 15, 13, and 9. I also have a son who is 11.    We could really use some help this year.  I really hope I did this right.  My 15 year old loves roses and they really see to calm her anxiety so I picked the rose items for her.  My 13 year old loves horses and wants a county girl dress.  My son loves goosebumbs, nerf guns and beyblades(a big deal at his school in Iowa).  My 9 year old loves mermaids, unicorns, etc.  Here is the link: https://www.amazon.com/gp/registry/wishlist/MR5FFHKB7KRW
    

    Thank you for doing this!!!

    (You don’t have a shipping address associated with this list. ~ Jenny)

  158.         <pre><code>        This truly is a miracle. My neighbor just told me about this. I was literally crying into my coffee trying to figure out how to pull christmas off this year. Jenny, you are amazing. Your Tribe is amazing as well. Thank you!
    

    Family of 3 teens and and a very stressed out, single mother. 17B, 17G, and 14G. Thank you and Merry Christmas!

    http://a.co/fLkjth7

    MESA, AZ

    (Looks like your list was filled! ~jenny)

  159. Lylah @ 123 a few items are on the way – your kids wish lists would fit right in with my family. Merry Christmas!

  160. I hope I fixed where I messed up before. Sorry.
    We’re struggling this year with hubbs losing his job and being unemployed for 3 months and spending my entire savings on staying afloat and saving our 2nd cat from dying a week after his sister died.
    I’m trying to sell as much stuff as I can and to pick up side jobs organizing/moving/doing yard work and clean outside, but no one seems to need anything I can offer at the moment.
    St. Pete, FL

    (This is the third time I’ve deleted your list. The limit is $35 per child. Please don’t make another list that asks for more than $35 per child, okay? ~ Jenny)

  161.         Hi my name is Diamond and I have 6 kids. I only put on the wishlist coats for winter. If I messed up please let me know. We got custody of my two step daughters and its been hard having to still pay child support and support them. Their mom keeps invading court summons. So I'm trying! Texas is being no polar so its got really got and I can't afford to get coats that will last. Thanks you so much! Merry Christmas 
    

    (Your wishlist is filled! ~ Jenny)

  162. This popped into my inbox, and I broke a little. I wanted so much to be able to help this year, to pay it forward for others. Sadly, this year has not been kind to us, my husband struggled with manic depression and bipolar disorder his whole life, in June, he committed suicide and our family has been devasted by this loss, not just emotionally and mentally, but financially as well. I am struggling to keep the roof over our heads and pay off the funeral expenses. I don’t want the girls first Christmas without their dad to be an empty, joyless day. I’m once again putting myself at the mercy of strangers, help my girls, they don’t deserve the cards that life has dealt them. They haven’t asked for anything specific, so I added things that I know they could use.

    I’ve made one list for both girls, mostly its socks and underwear, warm hat for Cici, cheap shoes for Hazel, she’s outgrown everything she owns this year. Cici is my artistic nerd, so there are supplies she’s run out of or mentioned. Hazel is harder being my girly girl, but I added a few things that I hope to make her smile.

    My girls are 12 and 15, and we now live in a tiny town called Harrison Arkansas.

    Hi. Check out this list: https://www.amazon.com/gp/registry/wishlist/1JF563J7REZQ4

    Again, thank you all….. I can never repay this kindness, but I will always pay it forward.

  163. Hi, everyone!

    I’m a single mom of one (an 8-year-old son). We live in a small town called Searcy, Arkansas.

    My son and I love playing board games and reading together. There aren’t a ton of games out there that are designed for just 2 players, but I did find one that has tons of great reviews that sounds like it would be fun for us. I also found a fully illustrated print version of an audiobook we have been listening to. We’d love to have either of these!

    Here’s our list: https://www.amazon.com/registry/wishlist/3LCY75Y5E664H

    Note: When I added the book to our list, I thought it was $14.99, which would have put the total right under $35. However, it turns out THAT is the price for the ebook. 😦 The physical book is $2 more right now (it’s usually $39.99 from the looks of it, so this is a super sale!), so the total came out to $36.89. We’d be happy with the ebook version since we do have a Kindle Fire, but the print book would be amazing! I hope that’s ok. I saw that we’re not supposed to go over $35 and am not sure if the print book’s pricing messes that up.

    Anyways, thanks for doing this! Even if we aren’t picked, it makes me happy knowing that so many families will have one less thing to worry about this year. 😀

  164. Jenny … I am a special education teacher for an emotionally disturbed classroom. How would I post a list for kids in my classroom? They are all needing extra things for Christmas and coats, hats, gloves, socks, some even need new shoes. My email is jbotts@blackwell.k12.ok.us

  165. My original post (#164) I hit post too soon when the school pickup line started to move. We’re in Florida.
    Need help for Christmas for our 4 kids. Huge car repair just maxed out the credit card and we’re already struggling just staying on top of the bills. My three girls are 12, 9 and 5 and my son is 3. Thanks for looking.
    https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/2NT87JHOIG0PT

  166. This is my favorite time of year! I love watching the miracles happen, and I love Jenny and James Garfield for all the wonderful they do 🙂
    This year has been…hard to say the least. I have 3 wonderful babies. 2 girls (14/10) and a 5 year old boy.

    Kiddo #1
    Link: http://a.co/0AKVyUi
    Kiddo #2
    Link: http://a.co/dRdjgQ7
    Kiddo #3
    Link: http://a.co/5g8QNot

    *They may be a bit wonky at the moment. A lot of stuff is out of stock so I’m playing “switch half the stuff to something else” 😊

  167.         Just realized I posted as anonymous, reposting so you guys know who I am! I'm originally comment #169, here's my post again 💓
    

    I’m so glad you’re doing this again this year, it was honestly a lifesaver last year. I was hoping to be able to be an elf this year instead of a recipient, but I had a bit of a surprise pop up- she is due in just a few weeks 💓 So, working extra hours has been a bit tough to do lately. But, I officially only have one more semester and I will be a college graduate, so I know next year I will be in a much better place, thank goodness!
    We live in Henderson, NV (Right outside Vegas)
    I have a 14 year old boy whose life revolves around clothes, basketball, and making music, an 8 year old boy who really wants an easy bake oven “Even though my friends think that’s for girls, but that’s dumb.” dude… It’s snacks. How can you gender a snack? And baby girl Deja is due the 31st (please come sooner I am literally going to explode and OMG the swelling and heartburn heeellllp)
    I put a few things the boys asked for, and a few things I could really use for the baby.
    Thank you so much for all the amazing angels that I know are making miracles as we speak. I love you all,and thank you 💓
    https://www.amazon.com/gp/registry/wishlist/27K53V5TLVYWT

    (Your wishlist has been filled! ~Jenny)

  168.         I am comment 176 I forgot to add I am in Texas. I have 4 kids. Heres my post and wish list. They have a coat but have grown out of clothing. I put a shirt or pants on there for each kid and a toy. My son is Autistic and doesn’t play with toys much and loves roblox so I added a 15 dollar gift card to be able to get him robux
    

    Hi my name is Jose and I have 4 kids. 3 girls 10,5,4 and a boy that is 7 with Autism.
    Our lives have been drastically changed this year. My wife passed away and I am trying to do everything on my own from juggling work, therapy and the kids extra curricular school activities. She was the one who took them to school, doctors, etc and also held a job. I’m not one that asks for help and always try to do things on my own but I’ve quickly realized that it’s impossible. I’m reaching out to anyone today that can help me give my kids a happy Christmas as they have been through a lot and my oldest daughter that is 10 has turned into her mom trying to do everything she did. I wish I could give them the world on my own. I have listed different things they wanted on Amazon. Not everything needs to be purchased but I posted to give ideas of what they want. Thank you and God Bless in advance . Merry Christmas to all!

    Wish List
    Link:http://www.amazon.com/registry/wishlist/JY7S07QDFVSH

    FORT WORTH TEXAS

    (Your wishlist is filled ~ Jenny)

  169.         Hello, I am asking for help to complete my 6 children's Christmas List. My husband has suffered health issues this past year, and I have been struggling working two jobs to support my family and preparing my son for college next year. I have 4 boys and 2 girls. Any help will be appreciated. Thanks in advance!
    

    (Deleted. You are over the $35 per kid limit. ~ Jenny)

  170.         Fingers crossed and pride shelved, I’m here with the absolute best of intentions.
    

    I lost my job this summer but I’ve since found good, steady employment. Unfortunately, the months in between caused a lot of debt and hard times for myself and my four kids. I ended up having to move back in with my parents in my hometown. I was very worried about providing this year but then remembered that I was part of this last year and was relieved and grateful to see it happening again.

    Luckily for me, my kids (girls age 11 and 14 and boys 13 and 17) aren’t expecting much so it makes things much easier. I just feel like a failure when I can’t even put much food on the table (we basically live on ramen and pbjs at the moment, wish this was a bit of a food drive lol) so gifts are a luxury that, if it weren’t for Jenny, we wouldn’t have.

    Thank you for the consideration and for any light shined upon us.

    http://www.amazon.com/registry/wishlist/1LQ1UVHBSQATI

    FRANKLIN GROVE

    (Your wishlist has been filled! ~Jenny)

  171.         Here is mine again. I am sorry! It’s hard to delete them on my phone.
    

    http://www.amazon.com/registry/wishlist/3FEIRF7V1LWCT

    Here is what I put on my previous comment

    Due to my teenage son attempting to commit suicide and him needing to be in the hospital for several weeks, I missed a lot of work. After that I have been back and forth a lot with doctors visits and therapists and missing even more work so its been a pretty tight November and December. I do not know even how we will afford Christmas this year. I have a few small things I purchased early in the year but that’s it.

    I have three kids. My oldest is 16 and he loves music, photography, running, and stuff like that. He cares a lot about his appearance due to bullying and self-esteem. My middle is 8 and he likes books, superheroes, slugterra, ninjago, and math. My youngest is 5 and she likes pretty princesses and pink. She also loves to read.

    http://a.co/bNyQ1EO is their list. I appreciate any help that you can give.

    (Your wishlist is filled! ~Jenny)

  172. Brittany 205. I am speechless and so grateful. Thank you for the happy cry. This event is so beautiful and I hope Jenny does this next year so I can pay it forward! I hope you have a wonderful holiday!

  173.         I have two daughters, who are 6 and 3 and a son who is 1. We are receiving food stamps. Our wishlist is here https://www.amazon.com/registry/wishlist/BUUDIO9UA191/ref=cm_sw_em_r_mt_awwl_s_4kTdCbTVBDS6D
    

    Thank you very much. We live in Hattiesburg, MS

    (Looks like your wishlist has been filled except for one thing that can’t be shipped to your address. 🙂 ~ Jenny)

  174.         I also made a list for the children of a close friend of mine. She's told me she's extremely worried about Christmas gifts because of some unexpected expenses.
    

    Four kids (age 6, 4, almost 3, and 1), in Canada, being shipped to St. John’s. http://a.co/gfaL9uI

    (Looks like your list has been filled. ~ Jenny)

  175.         It has been an ugly year. I had to cut my hours in half to deal with mental health, personal issues, and one of my two children's special needs. I want to keep believing that there are good people in the world. Thank you.
    

    http://a.co/gcb5MyA

    ODENTON MD

    (Your wishlist is filled! ~ Jenny)

  176.         Hi I’m number 129. I deleted items from all five kids wishlists because I realized it was over the toy price limit. Sorry brain is fried. Also forgot from Baltimore City and kids are 11 months, 9 years,12 years, 17 years and almost 18 years. Thank you and much love to all of you and merry Christmas     
    

    (You’re still way over the limit. Can you make a new list (just one) with a $35 limit for each kid? Thanks! ~ Jenny)

  177. Sjm @239 I am sobbing. Thank you so so so very much. I wish I could repay your kindness. Sending love to you and yours!

  178.         Thank you so much for this opportunity every year -- both to get some help my family sorely needs, and to find little things we can still do to help others!  We're a family in NY with a 13 year old kiddo who has Autism Spectrum Disorder, a rather complex and pervasive case of Sensory Processing Disorder, Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Seasonal Affective Disorder interplaying with the symptoms of all of the above, and something neuro-muscular they haven't been down....because apparently my being physically disabled wasn't challenging enough?  Eniways, he's pretty much the best human ever (even now that he's a teen!), and he deserves better than what this Christmas is serving up, which is a whole lot of stress over the fact that we need to buy a house by summer -- further complicated by the house needing to be accessible -- or we'll be homeless.  Wheeee!
    

    Here’s his list, as per the rules:

    https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/1JPG260D1LBAF?&sort=default

    And, if you’d be willing to go to our family’s GoFundMe page and just, like, click the little heart to ‘like’ it there, or leave a positive comment or something to help the algorithms notice us, that would also be really awesome of you! This is a tough time of year to compete for fund-raising, with so many worthy causes vying for attention.

    https://www.gofundme.com/a-healthy-home-for-disabled-family

    (Looks like everything is on the way except for one thing that wasn’t prime and an add-on gift that you can’t buy unless you spend $25. ~ Jenny)

  179. I see so many mamas ashamed to ask for help, or embarrassed…. We are a village! This is what we do, we take care of each other! Everyone has their own struggles, and none of us would make it through any of it if it weren’t for kindness and solidarity. Chins up, mommies!

  180.         Merry Christmas to the Bloggess Tribe from snowy Virginia ! I know Christmas is really all about the little ones, but I would like to request for a 17 year old. She is a senior graduating early (last day the 21st ! ) She will be finishing using homebound services due to severe anxiety, panic attacks and depression. We are praying she will be able to walk the stage come May/June with her graduating class. Either way , I am so proud of her ! Here is a list for her.  Thank you so much for considering her !
    

    http://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/1ZAD0W243D0EF?&sort=default

    (Looks like she’s got presents coming her way! ~ Jenny)

  181.         For a Star fan in PA, thank you very much everyone!         
    

    (Looks like your present is on it’s way! ~ Jenny)

  182.         We left domestic violence last year and this is our first year in our own home and not in a shelter. I am a full time student a part time case worker and a mom to two special needs kids. My daughter is 4 and partially deaf and my son is 5 and has autism/adhd. Thank you so much for doing this.
    

    http://www.amazon.com/registry/wishlist/W6TUMG0O41QX

    Is there a way I could help clients post on here? We have 4 families in the shelter I work at right now but they don’t have computers?

    Forgot to say we are in Albuquerque new Mexico

    (It’s really better if they do it themselves because otherwise we have tons of giant lists. ~ Jenny)

  183. You all are SPEEDY superheros! Capes, engaged! Seriously, I cannot tell you what this means to me. I’ll admit to having a small panic attack regarding Christmas this year and trying to remind myself that these kids are fantastical and understanding and that they would understand and then circling back around into a panic attack because they deserve Christmas!

    I ramble. THANK YOU. You make a difference. The moment I can return the favor I’ll be on here buying jammies and books and coats and socks and toys and sending them out to whoever needs them. I love you and MERRY CHRISTMASSSSSS!

  184.         Hi there! My son Taylor and I are going to be "just us" for Christmas for the firs ttime this year. I know people get better at this, but so far there's just no way for me to give him a Christmas this year. I am grateful to anyone who might be able to help us. I have never been on my own before, as I went straight from my dad to my husband to whatever "this" is, and I'm not quite sure how to do it all, but I hope to God I figure it out. Thank you if you are able to help in any way! :)
    

    (Deleted because you’re over the $35 limit. ~ Jenny)

  185. Jenny, #185–I hope you and your boys have a lovely Christmas. Your list is fulfilled! However, the foam darts didn’t have the option to ship by Christmas. 🙁 I will be in London missing my family over Christmas (I’m American) for a study abroad program. I will be thinking of you while I’m there!

  186. We live in Milwaukee, WI. We are a family of 3 with a 5 year old and a 6 month old, both little boys. It was a hard year for us, as my pregnancy was complicated and I was out of work unpaid for most of the year and went into a lot of debt. I just want the boys to have a good Christmas. Jason is 5 and loves science and space. He is really into science experiments, mixing colors, reading at night and learning new things in general. He is high-functioning autistic, so his interests are strong but he can be a challenge for me, nevertheless he is an amazing and intelligent boy. Beige is a baby, he loves mirrors and is learning to sit up well, so we hope for things that catch his interest.

  187. Ok, this is me again, except not. Every year we try to help out my son’s best friend’s family (here in NY) because they seem to have even worse luck than we do, and fewer places to turn for help both because they are Muslim (and most offline charities are Christian-based, for that version of Christian which means you don’t love your neighbor as you’d love yourself) and because the Mom has no way of getting online. So, I have a separate list for them, for gift cards so that the kids — H-, age 13, and F-, age 12 — can pick out some new clothes for themselves instead of wearing whatever the closest thing that fits is, from what they can inherit from their cousins.

    https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/52CX87MLSR0J?&sort=default

  188.         http://www.amazon.com/registry/wishlist/E6PLYGMWRIQ6
    

    We live in Houston, Tx.
    I only have coats as that’s more important. I appreciate any help and god bless.

    (Your wishlist is filled! ~ Jenny)

  189.         Hello! I am from va, i have 4 boys. Anything is appreciated more than you realize. Thank you so much.       
    

    (Your link doesn’t work. ~ Jenny)

  190.         My son is Everett, he is six years old and amazingly sweet. He is diagnosed with Autism, ADHD and Sensory Processing Disorder. He absolutely loves to read. A lot of struggles have made Christmas a little difficult this year so some help would be appreciated. We are in North Dinwiddie, VA. Thank you :)  http://a.co/1roTPTL     
    

    (Looks like your wishlist was filled! ~ Jenny)

  191.         https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/32UWZFDOW06UG
    

    I am here hoping someone may be able to help make my 9 year old ( who still believes I santa) happy for Christmas. I am a struggling momma to one beautiful boy who only asked for books and food for Christmas. You do not know how much this kindness is appreciated! Thank you so much!

    (Looks like your wishlist was filled! ~ Jenny)

  192. Girl mom #85 – a book is coming your way
    Virginia #151 – a book is coming your way
    Anonymous #192 – a book is on its way
    Jessica Lyons #266 – the Neil Gaiman book is on its way

  193. #264 Molly/Kayenzie – I’ve got the NASA puffer coming your way. I also work at NASA in Huntsville and would love to send some stickers/patches/other swag your way (and to anyone else in the tribe who needs a little extra space (de dum CHING) in their life)

    E-mail me at barnette.missy@gmail.com and let’s chat. 🙂

  194. kimchelf (comment 216) & others, I am truly grateful. And, of course, thank you, Jenny! Thank you all so much! (Lauren – comment 67)

  195.         Thank you Jenny, and everyone else here. My son is 10 and an absolutely wonderful kid. He is kind and patient and the best big brother ever. My daughter is 5 and she is a tornado of sparkles, giggles and eye rolls. Like so many families, we are struggling to survive on one income. We are very blessed to have family and friends to help wherever they can. Thank you in advance for your help &lt;3
    

    http://a.co/5gdmxvu

    (Looks like your wishlist was filled! ~ Jenny)

  196. I’ve thought very hard about whether or not to ask for help, hoping until the last minute that I’d be able to do something. Unfortunately, it doesn’t look like that will be the case, so I’m going to go ahead and put our story out there.

    Hubby has MS and this year it got bad enough that he was let go from his teaching position. Eventually we lost our house. Now our family of 6 is crammed into two bedrooms at my father in law’s…and he does NOT want us here. We aren’t allowed to put up a Christmas tree or anything, so I wasn’t sure if we would celebrate at all. And then I thought, screw that! My boys deserve SOMETHING for Christmas, even if their scrooge of a grandfather doesn’t want to acknowledge it.

    We are hoping hubby’s disability claim goes through soon so we can get out of here, but until then, my meager salary is barely paying bills and treatment for hubby. I’ve limited the list to one book and one item that they need or want that can work in our very limited living space. My father in law is not easy to live with and all of us will be happier when we have other living arrangements. Until then…

    Thank you to anyone who is able to help. I know four kids is a lot to ask for presents for, but I’m hoping for something to open on Christmas day that I can pretend is from my husband and I.

    We’re in Miramar, Florida

    Zachary, age 19
    Ian, age 15 (but will be 16 on Christmas, poor kid)
    Matthew, age 14
    Eli, age 11

    https://www.amazon.com/gp/registry/wishlist/20LORLK0XYCXK

  197.         My gifts are going to boys ages 10 and 15. Their mom died in May and it has been a difficult year for them and their dad. Items are shipping to Diamond Bar, CA. I have sent gifts but they need so much. Many thanks to anyone who can help! 
    

    Their wishlist: https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/36K6ATITQRLXC

    (Looks like your wishlist is filled! ~ Jenny)

  198. Hi Keisha, comment 142. I sent a thing each for the 2 older kids, but could not add the UNO game. it kept telling me it could not ship to the registry address, despite the fact that it’s prime. Sorry. 🙁 I hope the kids enjoy the other 2 things.

  199.         Okay, hopefully I did this right.  I have purchased off of other peoples' lists in prior years, but things are swinging the other way this year.  I've got some medical stuff going on that is scary and it is just a lot, you know?  One of those years.
    

    http://a.co/7S7CwJs

    (Looks like your wishlist has been filled! ~jenny)

  200.         Hi everyone a friend of mine sent me here and I am hoping I can find a bit of holiday help for my kids. Two are teens and they are harder to shop for so I put 3-4 assorted items for each kid they only need one or two but it was just to give options to who ever wants to help. This year has been extra rough on us we went through a big family loss, loss of income and one of our teens had a bit of a breakdown due to feeling bullied over weight. The holiday is looking bleak and we can't afford to do anything this year any help would be appreciated.
    

    A bit about the kids. JT is seventeen, he helps look out for his siblings and helps with anything around the house without complaining and often does things without even being ask. He recently started a small part time job after school to help his mom out with bills and is wanting to start a career in the medical field in the future. He is in need of long sleeve shirts so I put a two pack on his list, the two comic books and game are options for him as well. LS is sixteen she is a big reader, likes to create things from scratch like cookies and cakes, she wants to be a baker and a photographer when she is older. She is slightly overweight and has been dealing with a lot this year, she had a bit of a breakdown earlier this year that was really hard on her and on us as a family. She needs and wants a new pair of shoes but the pair she really wants are too expensive for us, if she only received the shoes it would be alright. The writing set, light and face oil are also wishes of hers. C is 8 and he loves building, playing outside, catching bugs, reading and playing video games with his siblings. M is ten she loves reading, crafts, drawing and animals she wants to be a vet when she is older. Their wishlist is http://a.co/4OORu9V all of the kids will enjoy anything sent they all know times get tough and are alright with skipping Christmas this year if we end up not getting help, they all had been begging to go see the snow but we can’t afford a hotel either so I am just posting to see if each can get one or two gifts to make their holidays brighter thank you.

    (Deleted. You are way over the limit. You have gifts coming. ~ Jenny)

  201. Grateful for the opportunity to bring some joy to others (both the kiddos, and the parents who wish they could give them the world). Thanks, Jenny!

  202. Tiffannie @232 — I have those same shoes! (And the no-tie shoelaces are on my own wishlist.) A couple things for each of your kids are coming your way.

  203. I am a hardworking mom of 4 that refuses to let rent/bills steal1 Christmas from my kids. Ben 13, Marissa 8, Conner 3 & Daniel 1. Any help would be greatly appreciated and I look forward to being able to pay it forward one day. Merry Christmas to everyone on this blog and thank you Jenny for doing this.
    Check out this list: https://www.amazon.com/gp/registry/wishlist/2Q0MTR3C1P6S

  204. Kayenzie (#264) I was only able to buy for one kiddo but hope someone will buy for the other! Wishing you all the best. -SG

  205.         Our family has been going through a really very difficult time since, well, when hasn't it? But, I thought this year would be better for Christmas, at least, as I try very hard to help supplement my husband's income by selling used clothing online, but it just never seems to be enough.
    

    My son is 16, his name is Bryan, which I know is old for this list compared to most kids, but he really does deserve a good Christmas. I know it’s not his fault for having a mom that can’t figure out how to get through a 90 day review without having an “ER Panic Attack” (what we call them in our family) and quitting her job in a split second decision, (I managed it twice this last year to get to the 90 day review, and some years I can’t do it all, so it is getting better, I think)

    I would be eternally grateful for any help with my sons’ list.

    Thank you,
    Cynthia
    (Deleted. Over the $35 limit. ~ Jenny)

  206.         Hello and happy holidays to everyone. This is so awesome to see all the love and helpfulness here because with all the things going on in the world things are getting harder and harder for everyone. I was told by my sister about this and I've come looking for a little help to make my sons' Christmas just a little bit brighter this year. My guys are Zavion who's 6 and Camden who's 4. Things have been a little tight for what has seemed like forever for us and I just want them to have a time where they don't have to worry about all of that. Any help would be beyond appreciated.
    

    https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/K56U1REQ1S9C

    (Looks like your list has been filled! ~ Jenny)

  207.         https://www.amazon.com/gp/registry/wishlist/FEM2XBOBARMD
    

    Chattanooga TN-not sure if I posted correctly earlier

    (Your wishlist has been filled. ~ Jenny)

  208.         I didn't mention it because I forgot but we're near Portland!!
    

    Bryan’s Christmas list is at
    Thank you again!

    (Deleted. Over $35 limit. ~ Jenny)

  209. Post 133 your items should arrive by the end of the week. I hope your boys have a good christmas. My husband and I have a soft spot for foster children and hope to become foster parents ourselves.

    Merry christmas!

  210.         My girls are Moni and Joana and we are from Dayton near Purdue!
    

    They are 13 and 17 and they would love to find these surprises on Christmas (Mom has had a lot of dental work this year yuck!)

    http://a.co/c1TNVzM

    (Link doesn’t work. ~ Jenny)

  211.         This is so amazing.  We're in Bremerton, WA.  It's been kind of a rough year, and we're doing mostly OK.  I've got the coats covered, but the tree was looking like it was going to be really short on fun this time around.  Thank you so much for helping us fill the holes and tape over the rough spots, Bloggess &amp; Tribe.  Wishing you all of the love &amp; warm that you can handle this year.
    

    I hope I built this list correctly. I’ve got both ‘S’ named ten-year-olds in under $35.
    $28 for the girl and $29 for the boy.

    It looks so easy typed out like this, doesn’t it.
    I appreciate the help so much.

    https://www.amazon.com/gp/registry/wishlist/1US1DNANS2C6L/ref=cm_wl_huc_title

    (Link doesn’t work. ~ Jenny)

  212. I am a hardworking mom of 4 that refuses to let rent/bills steal Christmas from my kids. Ben 13, Marissa 8, Conner 3 & Daniel 1. Any help would be greatly appreciated and I look forward to being able to pay it forward one day. Merry Christmas to everyone on this blog and thank you Jenny for doing this.

    Hi. Check out this list: https://www.amazon.com/gp/registry/wishlist/2Q0MTR3C1P6S

    I hope I didn’t duplicate my post. Sorry if I did.

  213. Kris @56, I’ve picked one gift each for the elder two and one to share for the toddlers. I wish I could do more. I grew up in a home where Christmas was a nightmare because at any point from Dec 1st up to Christmas Day, we could expect my male DNA contributor to kick off and make us miserable. He gaslighted my mum and physically and emotionally abused all three of us. Get out of that situation as soon as you are able, my mum didn’t feel able to and then he left her 9 yrs ago and now she is happier than she’s been since she met him. This also means I no longer have to see him, which is awesome, but I just wish it had happened sooner so I could have been a kid and maybe not have all the negative voices still haunting me at age 48.

    I wish you and your kids all the best. You are doing the best that you can in a difficult situation, don’t let him tell you different. You are stronger and braver than you think and I hope you find the internal and external resources that you need to keep yourself and your kids safe.

    This organisation may be able to offer you help and put you in touch with places that can help you without you needing to access public funding. https://www.womensaid.org.uk/information-support/what-is-domestic-abuse/

  214.         Hello, my name is Brooke, and I have two children. Elijah, 6, and Sofia, 4. We escaped an abusive husband/father three years ago and are still struggling due to ongoing abuse and a biased court system. Any help at all is appreciated, there are only 4 things on the list. Thank you
    Elijah and Sofia Christmas List 
    

    Link: http://www.amazon.com/registry/wishlist/C0ECRD22FESA

    (Looks like your list has been filled! ~ jenny)

  215. Jenny, you never cease to warm my heart. Your presence on this earth has affected my life in so many positive ways, it’s hard to explain. Thank you. From the bottom of my heart 💗

    Also, thank you to all of the amazing people who give to this every year. No have been a recipient for my kids in the past and it’s one of the most amazing, kind-hearted gestures of good will that you can give to someone. Helping a parent be a little bit more of a hero for their kids on Christmas is the nicest gift you can give a parent that’s struggling around the holidays. My faith in humanity is constantly renewed by people like you all. Thank you and happy holidays to everyone!

  216. Hi there. We were on the right track for this year, until the oldest child lost his job (he paid utilities as rent) AND wrecked his car. We’ve had to use our holiday savings to pay the unexpected bills and the deductible to get his car fixed. We have 4 kids in the house, 3 of which qualify for JGM. G is 16, J is 12 and L is 11. I have also added D to our list- he is the son of my co-worker. They are really struggling- they have $10 to get them through the next 2 weeks.
    Any packages would be shipped to New Cumberland, PA. Thank you in advance!
    http://a.co/8fTa030

  217. Does anyone know any good programs to look into for a teenage girl struggling with her weight and feeling like she is hideous when she isn’t? I have never been in a situation like this before so any recommendations would be great.

  218.         The coat that is on my sons list is expensive so I wanted to say that ANY coat would be appreciated. He’s a big boy, the autism meds caused major weight gain. He wears an 18-20 in big boys or a small in men’s. Sorry for duplicating, just wanted to be clear that I don’t expect an expensive coat for him. Merry Christmas.
    

    http://www.amazon.com/registry/wishlist/3VUG6B4FK8C4O

    (Looks like your wishlist has been filled (including the coat). 🙂 `Jenny)

  219. Please delete #310~ I’m not hundy I am Shelley work with her and she showed me how to set up my list and now I don’t want her to look greedy so I please forgive me! I can’t work technology!!! I closed the list.

  220. https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/dl/invite/9a88WS7 Hello everyone I am a mother to 4 amazing children, we have had a rough few years, but we do have a lot to be greatful for!.My oldest daughter is 6 years in remission after a 3 year battle with Leukemia, right now my husband is dealing with major health issues and is out of work, I am disabled and my income barely pays the bills. Thank you for doing such a wonderful thing for such deserving people, and thank you for your consideration! Heather

  221.         Dear beautiful community: Every year, I am privileged to be a giver for this amazing, fantastic miracle. This year, I am asking for help. I work in refugee settlement services, helping newly arrived immigrants adjust to life in America. Most of them come here with nothing. This year, we created an Amazon Wish List for some of our clients and I am humbly asking for your help to bring educational toys to immigrant children in need. Our wish list includes some things above the $35 limit - please just ignore them (I can't edit the list). All gifts will arrive at our office in the Bay Area, which is why our list says "JFCS East Bay Families in Need." I swear on the plume of Beyonce and Juanita Weasel's apron that I am a long-time member of this community, and anything purchased from this wish list will go directly to children in need. Thank you all so much for making this the most wonderful miracle every year.
    

    With love, Ami Dodson, JFCS East Bay

    <strong>(I love this idea but unfortunately a TON of people are asking for giant lists of things for different charities and this isn't really what we do.  If you want to come back at the end of the week and add it when this is over you can though.  ~Jenny)</strong>
    
  222. I m so thankful if anything can be purchased. I have 2 year girls and a 17 year big brother. We are struggling. The kids lost both sides of the grandparents and it’s just momma and papa doing what we can. Thank you so much

  223.         Like a lot of people, it's been a rough year, for me and everyone else I know. I hate asking for anything, but I can't afford to do much for my kids. 
    

    Vic likes comics and video games, and table top games.
    Maddy is artistic and wants to know how to do everything craft related.

    (Deleted. Way over the $35 limit per child. ~ Jenny)

  224.         Hello! Here is my list for my 3 boys. I added a comment to the wishlist but they have asked for the illustrated Harry Potter books so they can do a group read each night before bed. Thank you in advance!
    

    http://a.co/bSh5dIY

    (Looks like your wishlist was filled! ~ Jenny)

  225. I took in my sister and her three kiddos last month. They lost everything in a fire and have nothing. It’s been rough on them, compounded by the fact her middle daughter has sensory issues and this whole ordeal has been very traumatic for her. We are in desperate need for a new weighted blanket so her daughter can sleep at night, which hasn’t happened hardly at all since they have been here because it is a new, strange house. They are super expensive but I found the absolute cheapest one I could, hoping maybe for a miracle. The girls are sweet and scared and wondering if Santa will find them at our house and if he knows that they don’t have a house anymore. They love animals and games and to paint and color. Thank you for anyone who can help.
    Link: http://a.co/3o7LO2E

  226. Hi! I’m Rachel and I live in Rome, Georgia with my three beautiful kids, 15, 8 & 6. We have had a second half of the year that at times I wasn’t sure I could crawl out of. But, by the grace of God we did it, and while every day is a new day, every day is full of love and thanksgiving. The kids had each attended 3 different schools before mid September, and I was funneling through severe anxiety and depression behind any closed door I could find. The last five months have been a struggle I never thought I’d see. And, I wish upon wishes that my children see me with my head above the water, instead of the way I feel at times like I have no control.

    The first half of the year was positive, healthy an on what I thought was the right track. We moved in with my fiance in July, three weeks before the wedding, in order to get the kids settled in school. His true colors showed in anger, fists and foot kicks only eight days later. I had sold or donated almost everything we had to combine us into his fully furnished house. I almost left that first night, but the kids were sleeping, he was sorry, yada yada… On Day ten of our new “life together” (still pre marriage thankfully) it happened again when I got up in the middle of the night and accidentally woke him up. I got the kids to school, he left for work, and I called my brother. He came and got us and everything we still had and we left, eleven days before the wedding. I’m mortified that I ended up in that situation, but I’m thankful that this happened BEFORE we were married. I almost refused to move in until after the wedding.

    The kids and I returned to the town we had left just weeks prior with nowhere to live, very little money (he emptied the joint bank account we had started in June), no job and a small uhaul. It was mortifying, and scary. We “couch surfed” for about three (that’s hard when there are four of you) weeks while I searched for a job, place to live and schools for the kids. Schools wouldn’t take them without an address, couldn’t get an address without a job, couldn’t get a job until I got the kids in school. I hadn’t felt so defeated in many, many years.

    I found an apartment with the help of my brother, and we moved in at the beginning of September.

    The last week of September I was offered a job as a Special Education Paraprofessional in the school system. I’m two months in and incredibly thankful, grateful and blessed with the most loving and supportive children behind me. We work hard to make it work, it’s still a struggle but I just got my first official paycheck last Friday (paid monthly, but in arrears) and the utility bills are paid! Never been so excited to pay bills in my life.

    That said, there is just not anything left for Christmas presents. I’m having foot surgery in a week and a half and will be non weight bearing for two months, which puts me out on leave until almost January. We lost my father the week before Thanksgiving this year and it felt like the hits just keep on coming. My mother passed on Christmas Eve four years ago so the holidays have taken on some more sadness bundled in to love, thankfulness, praise and sharing.

    Some days I look in the mirror and just wonder why? I pray and ask God why. And the answer I keep hearing is you are right where you are supposed to be. Trust me. So, I’m trusting, and I keep getting out of bed every morning. I love with everything I have. I give with everything I can. And I share with everyone I can, as I drive Uber on the side and have spoken with countless people about my story and how it CAN be done. Isn’t easy, and it isn’t over, but we can do this together.

    Thank you for any help you share with my children. You’ll never know how thankful I am.

    I have a wish list for them here

    15yr old boy -https://www.amazon.com/gp/registry/wishlist/17YNUPP53AJDI

    10yr old girl -https://www.amazon.com/gp/registry/wishlist/1EM83J3DIA3YJ

    8 yes old girl -https://www.amazon.com/gp/registry/wishlist/2674K5UD2OUJ5

  227. Can’t believe it’s been 9 years already. I miss the old blogging days, but at least you’re still here and we’re still able to do things like this as a community. Love you, Jenny. ❤️❤️

  228.         If this post is a repeat I apologize. I keep messing up when I try to post, technology is not my friend today. 
    

    I am in Gaston SC. I have four kids ages 11, 10, 5, and 3. My 3 year old is my only girl <3 Christmas snuck up on us this year. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
    Thank you so much for doing this and for being an inspiration <3

    Hi. Check out this list:
    https://www.amazon.com/gp/registry/wishlist/2ZRP29CX9S5WI

    (Looks like your list is filled! ~ Jenny)

  229. Thanks for setting this up Jenny! Last year my family didn’t have a way to get presents for my siblings and I, and the wonderful people here helped so much! I’m so glad to be able to give back this year, even if it’s not a whole lot. Everyone have a wonderful holiday!

  230.         I hope I did this right and it only post once. 2 boys still at home 17 and 11...special needs so tough ...love this..ty     
    

    (Looks like your list has been filled. ~ Jenny)

  231.         Forgot to include state - Phx,AZ. Sidenote: Does anyone know any good programs to look into for a teenage girl struggling with her weight and feeling like she is hideous when she isn’t? I have never been in a situation like this before so any recommendations would be great.
    

    Hi everyone a friend of mine sent me here and I am hoping I can find a bit of holiday help for my kids. Two are teens and they are harder to shop for so I put 3-4 assorted items for each kid they only need one or two but it was just to give options to who ever wants to help. This year has been extra rough on us we went through a big family loss, loss of income and one of our teens had a bit of a breakdown due to feeling bullied over weight. The holiday is looking bleak and we can’t afford to do anything this year any help would be appreciated. It was hard finding things in the limit which is why I gave one or two options they only need a gift or two, with what each likes and wants it was hard to pick things to add.

    A bit about the kids. JT is seventeen, he helps look out for his siblings and helps with anything around the house without complaining and often does things without even being ask. He recently started a small part time job after school to help his mom out with bills and is wanting to start a career in the medical field in the future. He is in need of long sleeve shirts so I put a two pack on his list, the two comic books and game are options for him as well. LS is sixteen she is a big reader, likes to create things from scratch like cookies and cakes, she wants to be a baker and a photographer when she is older. She is slightly overweight and has been dealing with a lot this year, she had a bit of a breakdown earlier this year that was really hard on her and on us as a family. She needs and wants a new pair of shoes but the pair she really wants are too expensive for us, if she only received the shoes it would be alright. The writing set, light and face oil are also wishes of hers. C is 8 and he loves building, playing outside, catching bugs, reading and playing video games with his siblings. M is ten she loves reading, crafts, drawing and animals she wants to be a vet when she is older. Their wishlist is all of the kids will enjoy anything sent they all know times get tough and are alright with skipping Christmas this year if we end up not getting help, they all had been begging to go see the snow but we can’t afford a hotel either so I am just posting to see if each can get one or two gifts to make their holidays brighter thank you.

    (DELETED. You have $150+ of gifts coming. Your list is way above the limit. ~ Jenny)

  232.         I posted for my daughter (261) but also wanted to post for another family a few trailers down. I hope that is okay. Posting using my name and internet but if gifted, the will be mailed straight to her. We  live in Christiansburg, Va
    

    Becca has 5 kiddos , Micheal age 3 , Gracie age 7, Joey age 11, Elizabeth age 14 and Leigh age 16. She is worried about the littlest ones. They still believe in Santa. She know the two older girls will understand. I cant edited the lists but will get her to later. I think they are close to the limit but Joseph has asked for way too many books (Is there even a thing ? LOL ) The lists are :

    (Deleting because of confusing multiple lists. You have things coming from each of those lists so please don’t ask for those things again. ~ Jenny)

  233. I have 5 kids and we live in the US and this year has been hard. I have a 13 year old daughter and added doll clothes and squishies for her on the list. I added pokemon cards and a plush each for my 12 and 10 year old sons. For my 8 year old daughter I added doll clothes and a stuffed animal. My youngest is 2 and obsessed with pj mask, books, and fish. I put a pj mask dress up set for him and a cute educational book. Thank you so much for any help you can give. We are so greatful. Here is the link for my list. https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/20BX6MYHPD3DX

  234. This was too confusing, so I just went to ProjectNightNight and donated money to them. I like the thought that homeless kids (are there really that many?! Makes my heart hurt) get something special <3

  235. I thought we would be ok this year but my moms health went down hill and her meds are out of this sight. I have 3 beautiful granddaughters. Two of them I have joint custody of with my Mother and the girls mother. In January I was blessed with my youngest granddaughter. We almost lost my daughter in law and she is having a lot of medical problems still and this is why I added my youngest granddaughter. Their Names are Lindsay (9years old), LaRae(5 years old), LeeAnn(11 months old). I hope it is ok that I added LeeAnn. Thank you all and Merry Christmas. https://www.amazon.com/gp/registry/wishlist/3QK400YM8YEWB/ref=cm_wl_huc_view

  236. I really look forward to this event every year. Seeing a community come together to help those who truly need a boost is beautiful. It’s heartening to know kids who might otherwise have gone without, will instead have a happy Christmas.

    I’d like to warn folks that there are some folks out there who like to take advantage of the Tribe’s generosity. As I’ve gone through and clicked links to see what I could pass along, I spotted at least one double post under different names with different stories. It’s not for me to call them out; I believe in karma. Just be careful, and if something seems “off” maybe find another list or donate to Project Night Night or Heifer.

  237. Original post #4 updated my list

    One of my coworkers told me about this site. Me and my family lost everything due to hurricane Florence, things have been really hard. I have two twins girls and a One year old boy. If you are able to help my family have a good Christmas, Thank You

    Link: http://www.amazon.com/registry/wishlist/NP945OW7Q9KT
    Thank you from South Carolina

  238. This is a very special family with five kids in my neighborhood. I had hoped I could get them the items on their wishlist, but due to unexpected heart surgery of my own, I’ve not been able to do anything. Please reach out to me with any questions.

    Here is the wishlist.
    https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/dl/invite/2ZR4CfK
    Sorry, I couldn’t figure out how to hyperlink!

    Here is a bit about each child.
    Betsy, 15, has Down Syndrome & loves to play in the puddles. It has been at least 3 years since she rec’d new coats or shoes. I see her out there playing in the rain all the time & her boots have holes in the soles. Her coat is 4 sizes too small
    Justin, age 16 is a special needs kid who likes to run and draw. He hasn’t had any new shoes or markers in years.
    Jamie age 13, has was born with fetal alcohol spectrum disorders. He is always happy, but will never be a self-sufficient adult. He loves to draw.
    Amanda age 12, has several siblings that are differently-abled. She is responsible for all housework & she thought these items would help w/cleaning by keeping toilet paper off the floor since they can’t have a real cat.
    Eric, age 8, loves to play with legos and read books. He has autism and does not yet speak. I don’t know if he ever will, but legos and books take him into a new world that make his little face light up.
    Thank you for anything you are able to do for me. I really appreciate all you do!
    And just so you know, I do have them shipped to my house, because since their parents are alcoholics, they will sell anything they can to get more money for liquor. If this is a problem, please let me know.
    Respectfully,
    Gina

  239. Potosi, MO
    4 Kids: 5yrs, 3yrs, 2yrs & 3 months

    This blesses me and my family every year. This year has hit is harder than most. I have to move out of state to ensure that my kids have a stable roof over their heads. If you feel it in your hearts to give, it would be awesome. Thank you guys so much!! And have a Merry Christmas!!

    James Garfield 2K19
    Link: http://www.amazon.com/registry/wishlist/3IZP28Y8EDD1J

  240. I picked a few smaller items that add up to under $35 total, I hope that’s fine!

    https://www.amazon.com/gp/registry/wishlist/1H33DMDHK187L

    This is for my son, who is currently five months old and will be six months at the end of December. We’re in Houston, TX. He loves animals, is having a blast trying out food, and so very determined to learn how to crawl.

    Thank you so much!

  241. Amanda 350 yay, thank you so much! A woman after my own heart 😉 yeah, I definitely do my best to not allow any toxic masculinity in my house, because…ew. and no. And my boys fave colors are pink and purple and they have been trained to tell other kids that “colors don’t have vaginas, so stop being ridiculous”😂😂😂
    He will be sooooo excited, thank you so much!
    OP 240