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. I only added a jacket per Jenny saying on Thursday and Friday we could come back. I’m so happy for the little toys and would never not follow the rules. I only added the jacket because we could if needed.

  2. Everything is purchased I just realized that the qty was 2 on the pink Pomsie thank you sooo much

  3. I posted as #1941 and later added my wish list on #1945 because I forgot. Sorry about that Serine23. I found two coats that were $48.99 but I feel bad about having them on my list but they really need one. I was trying to find ones for around 30$ but haven’t had much luck so if anyone knows of some cheaper coats that are for plus sized girls please let me know.

  4. @comment 1955 Lori THANK YOU so much!!!! Baby O will love it!!! Thanks again from the bottom of our heart!!! Bless you!! Many THANKS!!!!

  5. I think something went wrong with this because the coats are still showing as unpurchased and I didn’t touch anything!

    #1971

    Anonymous | December 13, 2018 at 5:51 pm

    Chris @ 1900 – your girls’ coats, plus a little something extra for them to share :), is on the way. Merry Christmas to you!

  6. I just wanna say one more time in a world full of ugly theres this.. beautiful people/ Santa’s/ miracle workers/ Jenny on here that the world is so blessed to have. Truly so much gratitude and love for the people on here making this happen. Bringing smiles to the children’s faces, less stress to a momma, papa, grandma etc etc. Really so unbelievable to have all this love! Thanks again
    Merry Christmas my brothers and sisters!! Xoxo

  7. Jessica K post 1968. The gift is on its way. Will be there between Dec 19-21. Merry Christmas!!

  8. Melody (autism momma 1998),
    I just tried to buy the mittens for your son but got a message that the item can’t be shipped to a Wish List or gift registry address. If you choose a different pair I will be happy to buy them.

  9. Anonymous post 2011- I added a pair of different mittens see if those will work. Thank you so much

  10. Donna #1840…gifts headed your way. I love your boys’ names…if I’d ever been lucky enough to have twin boys, that’s what I would have named them! God bless and Merry Christmas!
    Thanks to all the unsung heroes that flock to this blog each year to make wishes come true for others! You guys ROCK!
    Merry Christmas to all!!

  11. Took the socks & underware off per instructions, so I will add them back tomorrow. To clarify, am I supposed to wait until the presents are bought? Cuz Id almost rather have the clothing items than the toys LOL Need vs Wants
    Thank you all for the work you guys put into this to be able to bless so many.

    1876 MommaBear | December 13, 2018 at 11:43 am
    Thank you so much for facilitating this blessing for people. This year I am in need, but I pray next year we can come back here and help be the givers! I have four kids, so my list looks huge, but I’m not trying to be greedy. I have put two “fun” things for each kid, as well as a pack of socks and underwear for each kid, and a game for the family. Thank you to all who help all of us on here who are struggling this year. God bless you all and have a Merry Christmas!
    Amazon List:
    http://a.co/6ljgTTu

  12. Thank you so much to The Who ever got my boys a gift means a lot . Hugsss Post 1840

  13. I know it says we can add more items Friday after lists have been filled. Are there any specific guidelines for what can be added? For example I’m in need of a coat for myself the one I have is three sizes too big and the zipper is broken but I feel bad asking for something for myself. I have an older daughter that I did not ask for gifts for as I had purchased her gifts before my boyfriend’s work slowed down but she does need snow boots. I just want to make sure not to break any rules and stick to any guidelines. Thanks!

  14. Original post 587, thank you who finished our gift wish list! Not sure if i needed to let someone know that coats are all that are on our list and if we need removed from the master list when that happens, you guys are amazing and have put in a lot of work and you are amazing too!

  15. Thank you to whoemever bought each of my kids a gift off their list. I truly appreciate the kindness! I’m so thrilled they’ll have something to open, it’ll surprise them immensely!

    After some initial troubles getting (and keeping) certain items on their list I think I have narrowed it down to a good few. I’m posting one final time I hopes that 3 of the 4 may get gifted an additional surprise (one only had 1 item on the list).

    http://www.amazon.com/registry/wishlist/3P9CD0DD7WHZ0

  16. anonymous post 2011- I think i figured out about the mittens. I hadn’t checked to allow 3rd party shipping to me but I changed that, just in case I also added different mittens so you could try both. Thank you for your blessing. Also not sure if this affected others or not here is our list again just in case.

    https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/VCSCAUJ6FA3J

  17. I am going to try again. My original post is #1375, but I have not gotten any comments or purchases.
    I am a single mom in GA. I lost my husband 8.5 years ago. I took in my brother’s twins this year. My oldest is 18, but I didn’t include him on here. The kids are aged 13 – to almost 17.Thank you for anything. Thank you, Jenny Lawson. You are one in a million.https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/ls?lid=MEXJO67AMSEY&ref=cm_sw_go_wl_awwl_

  18. Thank you Jam1es they are a handful but also my world wouldn’t change a thing . Merry Christmas

  19. Serine23, regarding your post #1972 to Dona’s post #1870: Please see my post #1877 & 1878 (duplicated in error), I purchased the Minecraft toy for Brayden age 12. 🙂

  20. Photo of this adorable little boy I’m talking about: https://imgur.com/a/QQydHHr (The woman in the back is my grandmother, the child in the basket is my son and the baby in the front with the bottle is my little cousin)

    Amazon Link: https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/LEA9S6IWI4G1

    Above is a link to a photo of two little sweet kids. One is mine and the other is my cousin, which my grandmother just got custody. His father has 3 years in jail and mother is just not capable of being there. She’s been trying to get loans out, but people are turning her down due to the fact she only gets SSI and having to pay all the bills herself with no help whatsoever. With that being said, I’m making her a post for him for Christmas. He doesn’t need toys or anything because he doesn’t play with them. He was born premature and is behind on a lot. He has upcoming appointments and tests to let us know what is really wrong with him. It’s like his father was putting things off. What I will do is throw him in a few dvds and a few sensory toys I think he will watch and play with, but majority of it will be clothing items and things he need. She would make a list, but she has no clue how to work a smart phone or a computer lol. She’s says none of it makes sense to her.

    If this is not allowed, please let me know, so I can find another way to do this. If I was able, I would help her but my SO’s check this week was only $67 due to deductions.

  21. Sorry for reposting the original one was 1450 I changed a couple things in my list today because my son asked me for a blanket because he’s always cold and I changed my daughter’s to a humidifier to help with her asthma because it’s really dry where we live right now. My other son wanted a bag of m&Ms but I didn’t change his :p thank you again, it’s nice seeing so many people happy during a hard time I feel really embarrassed that I have to ask people for help. I wish things would get easier for us and for everyone on here that’s having a hard year.

    http://www.amazon.com/registry/wishlist/TNE5K6RUJCMR

  22. Hi serine23, my post was somewhere – it is number 5 on the spreadsheet. You can take us off if you’d like. I know there are several needs & someone bought all 3 small things one son wanted & so we got enough things to divide them & give each kid a gift ❤️ We are so grateful! We hope everyone is just as blessed ❤️
    I think it’s number 5 but it’s this one:
    http://www.amazon.com/registry/wishlist/2JXMIIC4NSPIC

    Jenny thank you so much for doing this ❤️

  23. Post #2030 I know it’s way past the limit, but I think there will be someone or someones out there willing to help my Nana. Like I said if it’s not allowed, please let me know and I will look else where. I know this will be a great gift to my Nana and him too.

  24. Thank you so much for the scarf and spaghetti!

    Original post
    I waited til evening to post. Thank you again for the angels that made sure all five kids have two gifts to open. I know we are allowed to list if we need food or clothes. I made a list we do need but please please please make sure others that got nothing from their first post for help before helping us with food or clothes. Much love to one of the best, amazing tribe in the world!

    Food and clothes
    https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/3GPTLP9QM32MS/ref=nav_wishlist_lists_1?_encoding=UTF8&type=wishlist

  25. Hey Kasey #2030, 2034: It’s better to stick with the rules Jenny set forth–it’s more fair to everyone, and lists like yours are often passed up because they are so over the limit. A lot of people are in dire need, but stick to the rules. Could you please pare the list down? You are requesting over $350 worth of items for one child. I want to make sure your nana and cousin gets some assistance, but you said yourself you know you are breaking the rules. Let’s be fair to all since no one knows when the givers will meet the limits of their resources.

  26. Hoping to get added to the master list. Original posts 1745/1747, I’ve got a 9 year old SPD/ADHD/autistic daughter who would love the other item on her list. My 15 month old would enjoy playing with her toy and carrying around the stuffed toy if someone would be able to help finish the list for us. We want to say thank you for 2 of the items on their way already, and if whoever would like a thank you from us, please let me know how to send a thank you picture to show our gratitude

  27. I just saw the part about coming back and adding food and pjs and started crying again… I added pjs for the 4 kids and some food… I don’t know if t.p. and feminine products are allowed but with teen girls who often have to stay home “sick” because I can’t afford them, I added a pack on there in case it’s ok.
    Please if considering helping us, check the master gift list first and make sure there are not kids still hoping for gifts before worrying about us!
    http://www.amazon.com/registry/wishlist/NVA7CF3V435B

  28. For tomorrow’s need list, are we supposed to repost or just hope that people go through and find us again?

  29. Serine23, I was 1800 originally, and no, I had to completely set up a new amazon. Customer service wasn’t able to help and sent an email saying someone would contact me within 24-48 hours to try to fix it but there was nothing else the ones on chat or the phone could do.

  30. Sorry Jessica K slight delay. Amazon freaked out about me being in Canada and shipping to the states. All fixed. Arrival dates are still the same. Sorry it took so long to fix I didn’t notice until now.

  31. @serene23, I think I messed up by making a list for each child but didn’t want to delete and make a new so it still showed what was purchased.

  32. Posting Friday list a few hours early because I have a double shift starting early tomorrow. Original list still viewable with “purchased” filter. God bless you all. <3

    http://a.co/hDkOdWy

  33. Can we be added to the master list? My first post was #999 (12 & 16 year old girls and a 14 year old boy, in Arcadia, La), and we could still really use some help with coats for the kids. Thanks to Jenny and all her helpers for making this possible!
    http://a.co/izIs92u

  34. Hello everyone. I posted my list back at #1412 for my 3 rascals. I feel awful not having much to offer my family for the holidays and I am genuinely grateful for the book that was sent for us. I will be honest and say that I am reposting here because I feared our list has been lost among many and I hope to be blessed with 2 more gifts so each child can open something. Many thanks to you all for your kindness and generosity.

    Link: http://a.co/an7OC5C

  35. Here is my wishlist. All your help is appreciated. I just lost my job a month ago; luckily I did most of the shopping, but here’s a couple things I still would like to have for both my boys. My older boy has two fun things for his list; the book is more educational as he’s constantly asking a million questions about everything under the sun. My 1 year old has one fun thing & one outfit set. I tried to stick to the $35 limit, but I did go over a couple dollars for each child. I hope that’s okay.

    http://a.co/fk2k2tS

    Again, thank you so much for your generosity.

  36. Reposting each little has one gift coming 🙂
    Reposting in hopes of getting making getting help with snow boots or coats. 🙂
    Three kiddos from Ohio. 11, 10 and 6
    Single mom. First Christmas alone.
    Just struggling…..
    My family isn’t supportive because they don’t believe in divorce so I’ve lost not only my husband but my entire family in this separation. Feel very alone and it’s so hard to keep it together for them to have s good holiday. It’s not about the gifts, I know but I’m trying to keep it a little normal for them.

    Hi. Check out this list: https://www.amazon.com/gp/registry/wishlist/PY2SXOUONYC4

    Hi. Check out this list: https://www.amazon.com/gp/registry/wishlist/PY2SXOUONYC4

  37. I’m hoping it’s okay if I post a tiny bit early.. I’ll be working tomorrow and I’m not sure I’ll be able to post in the morning for the ability to be blessed with a bit of food and toiletry items. I understand if nobody has the ability to give any more but I honestly just figured it wouldn’t hurt to try because absolutely anything is better than what we have now. Thank you SO much for all you’ve done for us!

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

  38. Just want to let everyone know I spent another hour tonight on the list. Many more were fulfilled, which is great news. I think I might be the last woman standing on the Master List at the point. I’m still trying but I’m so tired… maybe I’ll take one last go at it tomorrow. I apologize if I’ve missing adding you…

  39. Just posting again because i noticed alotnof people have been clicking my link but no one has gotten anyting yet. I fwar maybe too many kids and too naby gifts so i took the two oldest off!!hope this helps

    We live in rivers manitoba canada. Maddies 10. Leandra is 7, mayvis is 5 and raena is 2. God bless
    Thank you and merry christmas https://www.amazon.ca/hz/wishlist/dl/invite/eT3WDhd

  40. Original post: 1470
    I was a couple of days late to the miracle and have four kiddos that I’m trying really hard to make this Christmas good for. Our oldest son is a cancer survivor and has an extensive medical history and we are currently dealing with another crisis and I’m completely overwhelmed. I have one list for all four kids and haven’t had anything purchased yet and that’s okay but was hoping I could be added to the master list. Please feel free to add me and thank you so much in advance. Merry Christmas & much love to all. ❤️

    https://www.amazon.com/gp/registry/wishlist/1K179WG9C83ER

  41. Just want to let everyone know I spent another hour tonight on the list. Many more were fulfilled, which is great news. I think I might be the last woman standing on the Master List at the point. I’m still trying but I’m so tired… maybe I’ll take one last go at it tomorrow. I apologize if I’ve missing adding you… also, Sondra Shaver, please, stop reposting your list I count 8 re-posts, and I’m trying to reconcile them on the master because the links are different, which is difficult. Thank you.

  42. Hi- my children were blessed with Christmas. We finally are celebrating oir first Christmas in our own home this year- we celebrated Our last two in a homeless shelter after we left domestic violence. The whole family (me and Kayden-5- and Mackenzie-4) have fought hard to stay housed this year during unemployment and hard medical times. I say the whole fanily because although young they’ve sacrificed a lot to stay in a home this year. Now that we can add needs I added pajamas for both kids, a book (granted for me so very little –
    ‘Importance’, and some household neccessities- trash bags, laundry soap, and feminine pads. Last Christmas someone gifted me 2 boxes of these and they lasted all year- its a huge weight lifted off to not have to worry about that inevitable expense but I know there are people who have gotten nothing yet.

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

  43. I hope I am not too late to ask for help. Hopefully there are still some angels waiting to help. I have 4 children- ages 6,11,16,17. We live in Ponca City, OK. I am thankful for any help I can get.

  44. Ohiomom #2051: You already posted many times and had individual lists that were fulfilled for the three kids (which you then deleted) and now you’re adding more items to the new list you made under a new name. You already got plenty of stuff.

    I hope all of you who are taking advantage of our generosity take a minute to think about the lesson your behavior is teaching your kids (which will stick around a heck of a lot longer than all the plastic crap you’re begging for). You know Jenny doesn’t have to do this, right?

  45. I posted this on amazon comments but wanted to share here. I went through over 1,000 pair of boots trying to find the cheapest in my son Bryson’s size. The cheapest I could find on prime were $34.95. I wanted to offer the $16 I have on PayPal to put towards the cost. I hate even putting them on there but he needs some so bad. Or if anyone has a decent used pair I’d even be totally fine with that! I appreciate your time and thank you so much to all the elves and angels!

    https://www.amazon.com/gp/registry/wishlist/ZDYEZ0F682PP

  46. Hello everyone. I am post number 775. I was over the $35 limit per kid as I had added underwear’s, hats and gloves and pajama for each of the kids. I have taken the underwear’s, gloves and hats off and left the kids pijamas as they really need those. By the way, two pajama have been purchased already, thank you.

    You guys are amazing.

  47. I hope this okay to post. It is Friday as of now!

    I was originally post #516, and my list was fulfilled mostly, but I explained my story about my bf being the only one with a job that’s only parttime. As of today, child support started coming back out leaving us with a $67 check to get us by for two weeks (I’ll attach proof below). How is that suppose to work? So we applied for food stamps, which we have been pushing off forever because we thought we could do this, but nope. We both have been applying for jobs and nothing has came of it yet. All we can do is pray things will fall into place. With that being said, we have little to nothing. Everything we have is going towards bills. I don’t even know how we’re gonna live. Luckily my mom will cook us meals everyday. The food on the list is for the school lunches mainly. My son loves the cheez-it groves, and that’s the only thing I could find containing those. My friend gave me some clothes for our daughter, but my son still needs some. I feel bad for asking for these things, but we really need them. I know we may not even get half the items on the list, but it’s worth a shot. So if you read this and feel it’s right to help, please do so. Everything will be so appreciated.

    Paystub for tomorrow: https://imgur.com/a/ktWzWpK

    I’ve never been this scared in my life as to what we are going to do. But I do know we will get through it. And I know there are some great people out here.

  48. Received my boys gifts today. I am so thankful. .. I’m sorry to read all the negative or greedy posts but this is absolutely amazing and hopefully people go back and remember the point. .it isn’t the more

  49. @Serine23 as an idea re post 1999 a Google form could be created.
    Required that it record email.
    Person’s name, personal story, Amazon link, city, kids ages, etc. This might help with getting everything into the spreadsheet easier. Just a thought.

  50. Stephanie (2060) One of your items should be there the 19-21st. The other 2 had been purchased already.
    Merry Christmas…

  51. Thank you so much anonymous! Could I send you the $16 on PayPal to help pay for the boots? I literally spent an hour searching for the cheapest pair.

  52. FORGOT TO POST LINK!

    I hope this okay to post. It is Friday as of now!

    I was originally post #516, and my list was fulfilled mostly, but I explained my story about my bf being the only one with a job that’s only parttime. As of today, child support started coming back out leaving us with a $67 check to get us by for two weeks (I’ll attach proof below). How is that suppose to work? So we applied for food stamps, which we have been pushing off forever because we thought we could do this, but nope. We both have been applying for jobs and nothing has came of it yet. All we can do is pray things will fall into place. With that being said, we have little to nothing. Everything we have is going towards bills. I don’t even know how we’re gonna live. Luckily my mom will cook us meals everyday. The food on the list is for the school lunches mainly. My son loves the cheez-it groves, and that’s the only thing I could find containing those. My friend gave me some clothes for our daughter, but my son still needs some. I feel bad for asking for these things, but we really need them. I know we may not even get half the items on the list, but it’s worth a shot. So if you read this and feel it’s right to help, please do so. Everything will be so appreciated.

    Paystub for tomorrow: https://imgur.com/a/ktWzWpK
    Amazon Link: http://a.co/dJjRgD0

    I’ve never been this scared in my life as to what we are going to do. But I do know we will get through it. And I know there are some great people out here.

  53. I am a little late to add my link, but might as well try. It’s been a heck of a year, one thing after another. And my daughter has rolled with the punches, always smiling and telling me she doesn’t need new things. Or we don’t need to worry about anything, as long as we have each other.

    https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/JPJWUD6TDBNL

  54. My original posts have mama elf as the user name. I guess it was what I used last year lol but im on my husband’s phone and it’s not even letting me put a name is why it says anonymous
    Hey guys! Soo I hate being “that person” and reposting my list. I was on the master list and now i cant seem to find myself on it, even tho my wishlist has not been filled or had anything purchased on it,I was just wondering if anyone could help me out and let me know why or tell me in crazy and it’s still on there and I’ve over looked it lol. Maybe even if there’s something wrong with my wishlist,keeping any one from helping me out. Any info would be appreciated! I tried to skim through and see if anyone had tried to contact me on here but goodness there’s just soo many ppl here this year it’s alot of crazy ness. Which is why I’m sorry to be posting again cause I know you guys are working hard and it just makes it harder on you guy! I’m just trying really hard to be hopeful! I honestly could just really use a musical right now y’all, even a small one! This mama is about to loose her mind. It’s like I’m in a hole and I keep climbing to get out get half way and fall back to the bottom over and over. Thank God im too stubborn to give up lol. Also the kiddos would still love Christmas cards from Any one that would be interested in sending them one! They LOVE IT.you can contact me at tjwalters15@gmail.com I really hope everyone has a wonderful love filled Christmas! This year my kids may not have as many gifts as they normally would and it’s been breaking my heart but we have been having lots of fun and family time and that’s what they will remember!
    Anyway here’s my post with my wishlist on it.

    Hey!! So my minds a mess..I have 4 kids.. There’s no denying it at this point. Iol. I posted this morning and did the individual wish lists for the kids instead of doing what I was told to do.
    I FINIALLY GOT IT FIXED. SCREAMING KIDS AND ALL.
    MY ORIGINAL POST is 1579 I’m pretty sure. Here’s the new one ..done the right way. I’m really sorry to everyone that’s trying to keep up with all this madness for making it harder on y’all. You all are awesome! Merry Christmas!!!
    Link: http://a.co/e4xCNiQ

  55. Hey I just wanted to throw a heads up i adjusted my sister’s list (617) because the sheets for her son and blanket for her daughter had a price jump. I found cheaper options. Sorry if anyone saw that and thought she went for pricey picks. Happy holidays and thank you to everyone working so hard on this.

  56. Hello, my name is T and this year was a mess. I got divorced, moved and filed a restraining order against my ex husband for stalking. I’m so proud of my girls for doing so well in school and helping out more at home. I tried to stay within the guidelines although I did add an extra item to share for 10. Please forgive me if I messed up.

    http://a.co/aER5NSw

  57. Hi everyone,

    I want to first start by saying that I posted earlier this week and my daughters received toys, for which I am forever thankful for- you have no idea.

    I wanted to post again (per permission from Jenny in the original post) with other items that we really need. As I said in my original post, we are a single parent family of five. My daughters solely rely on me for support. I am off of work on FMLAZ until at least March pending surgery for my stage IV endometriosis. At this point, my endometriosis has spread to my bladder and my bowels- and causing incontinence. It leaves me house bound and embarrassed. It’s difficult for me to do much outside of my home other than picking up and dropping off my children at school because I am afraid I’ll have an accident. My surgery is scheduled for next month as my original OBGYN is unable to perform my surgery due to the complexity of it. I now have to see a specialty doctor that has no openings until then. Right now all I can do is manage the severe ongoing pain. Although I am off of work on FMLA, I have long run out of sick and vacation hours to cover my absences so that I can also be paid. So I am on a protected-non paid- leave. I won’t lie to you and say, I don’t know exactly how we will make it until I am able to go back to work financially but if there is anyone whom may find it in their heart to help us with some home and food items I would be forever grateful. I feel horrible and guilty that my children have to be home bound with me over their winter break but they should at least have some things they want if we will be on a Netflix movie steak. I am physically unable to withstand standing for long periods of time and I’ve been in the emergency room twice-this week! I seem to be a regular guest but my hands are tied until I have surgery to relieve my pain and remove the endo adhesions. I just want to feel like a normal person again.

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

  58. Bailey Clarke at #2054, your link doesn’t work. When I click on it, I just get the sign-in for Amazon.ca. I can’t see your wish list. Go back and follow Jenny’s instructions, and see if you can figure out the problem.

  59. #232, Tiffannie, I used to live in Harrison. I was going to try to send something, but it looks like your wishlist is fulfilled! Be sure to go by Share-n-Care if you haven’t already. They will be able to assist you with some basic necessities. I can’t remember the organization who does the Angel Tree each year, but Share-n-Care will probably know. Harrison is small, but it is truly the most generous community. Blessing to you and Merry Christmas. And my sincere condolences about your husband and his lost fight with mental illness.

  60. Since I posted earlier (#1941) about needing coats for my two daugthers and forgot to add my wish list until a few posts later (#1945) a few people have brought up that they noticed I didn’t have a link to my first post. Since I’ve now updated the list I figured I’d just link my list again just to make sure there’s no confusion. Sorry about the mistake earlier.
    https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/1RV31R9KPGXXN

  61. I want to thank Elizabeth and James Jen for getting things off my kid’s list! I’m feeling less anxious and more excited for the next year. This list has clothes for each kid and some books they might like. Thanks so much and I hope to be giving back next year.
    http://a.co/cKUL1Tp

  62. thank you to whoever finished off the kids List. Serene, if you see this please remove mine from the masters if that’s what you do once filled.

  63. Hi I’m Javon, a single mom of 4 awesome kids. I have 3 sons and a daughter and they light up my life. I’m on my own right now and things are hard. I do everything I can to keep things going and it’s not enough. We’d appreciate any help you can provide and be extremely grateful. Happy holidays and thank you!

    https://www.amazon.com/gp/registry/wishlist/1MUE7UF47I6WG

  64. Good Morning, my name is Jason and I hate to have to post on here, but a coworker told me about this site tonite and I have to give it a try for my daughters.

    We have had a really tough year. In March, my wife was in a terrible car wreck that left her hospitalized for almost 2 months…losing out on her paycheck and accruing tons of medical bills.

    Thankfully she is almost fully recovered now and done with therapy, but Christmas in our house is looking pretty sad.

    I am at my wits end just trying to make ends meet, and would love to be able to provide a few gifts for my daughters.

    I made a small wish list with 2 gifts and a need for both of them. If James Garfield is able to provide another Christmas miracle headed my way it would be so amazing. I believe I followed all the rules listed, but scrolling through this incredibly long page on my phone is hard to go up and down double checking.

    If I screwed anything up please let me know.

    Our link is http://a.co/5vKX07o

    Thank you for reading and considering helping me. Merry Christmas everyone and may 2019 be a much better year for everyone!

  65. A big hello to Serine23 and everyone working so hard on this! I don’t know how to phrase this, may I just check about the list? My original posts were 964 and 1823 and my link is: http://amzn.eu/c63zzvA and I’m worried I’ve done something wrong. I really appreciate if you get a chance to look at this, but I totally understand how busy life is – especially at this time of the year!

  66. Mel 703 – Merry Christmas! Each of your girls will now be getting a present from the list (including the Barbie that was on Santa’s list). 🙂

    Sending lots of love!!!

  67. Stitchress – Sophie’s book is on it’s way. So excited to be in Santa’s sleigh. 🙂

  68. Ack! I didn’t see the second page! I thought everyone just gave up when I said I was going to bed. 🙂 Kidding…. I’m trying to catch up the second page and those 1700s, that need love. We’re clearing out lists too. This is my last day to moderate though. My daughter turns 7 this weekend, and we have visitors coming. I’ll give it one last hurrah in these pre-dawn hours, and then I’m passing the torch. Much love to The Bloggess community!

  69. Sandra, 2099, you’re on the Master List (it says Europe/France next to it) I just don’t know that we have many givers over there right now… you’re doing fine 🙂

  70. Anonymous 2025, please don’t post the “shop together” type links, people get tons of emails from these. No collaborations, just post your list. Then I’ll add you to the Master List. Thank you.

  71. Anonymous 2039, I want to say that I saw your post requesting menstrual items. I think that’s fine. I also want suggest you check out the website: Days for Girls, they help with this. Also, Planned Parenthood often helps provide sanitary items if you need them. Sometimes even the schools. Best of luck.

  72. Dan Honeybun 2063… how many kids is this for, can you put comments on your Amazon list. You are over the limits. After you’ve done this, repost and I’ll add you, or comment onto the master and I’ll add you.

  73. Serine23 – Thank you for updating me. I really do apologise for the bother!! I really over think things and get myself worried. XOXO

  74. What does “red” on the master list mean? Jenny said we could post again on Friday. If I haven’t received helped with this particular ask-will it not be considered?

    Thanks

  75. I also realized it may be confusing what I wrote…it’s early am and I’m frazzled, stressed and pretty rattled…I wanted this to be anonymous and can’t delete these posts that have my “handle”–if someone can that would be great…My town can be judgy and I would hate for someone to see me asking for help and judge me 🙁 I have a child of my own but I am also caring for two non-bio kids at the moment. A friend has hit rough times and I took her kids in and now I’m overwhelmed and strapped and unsure what to do re holidays. The “ology books are for my kid (I hope) and I was thinking maybe they could all share the other game type toys ideally but I’d give one to each…I really don’t know. Honestly I feel awful saying this (so please please delete if possible!) but I sort of wish I never agreed to help her…it’s too much on me. Mine is 6, turning 7 and hers are 9 and 5, plus go to school in a diff city…with shuttling everyone around to their schools I’ve been getting into work late and discombobulated….
    anyway TL:DR sry if I did this wrong https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/9E4QTIAWD8G9/ref=nav_wishlist_lists_3?_encoding=UTF8&type=wishlist

  76. Big Update: I have added everyone through 2121 to the list (I went back to fix that gap in the 1700s). I’m working on fulfilled lists next. But the real question here is: Serine has no list, can she make one with migraine pills on it? Kidding! Seriously though, someone pass the Advil, I’ve been looking at my screen too long.
    MASTER LIST is here: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1KACWzZ5f453UmXQqfgIiYbJ8CdFvwGtx_OB-Z5LEquQ/edit?ts=5c130341#gid=0

  77. Carol 1830, I made a comment at 2120 that you had been deleted, you are on the list already at 664. Double check that. But it’s because you reposted, that there was confusion. The notes from lines deleted stay until I click resolved. Point being, you’re on the list!

  78. My original post is 2061. I reposted 2073 and 2075 because I had accidentally left off my link. Is my list okay? I didn’t see it on the master list. Thank you in advance for any help I can get.

  79. Hi there. I’m not sure how this Friday thing works. My original post was #497 and I am so thankful it was fulfilled. I thought I would put coats for my kids up and see what happens. Any help is so appreciated. We are in Ohio. The only reason there is a vest and jacket for my middle son is because besides his autism he has sensory issues and likes layers and feeling snug. Again thank you for everything.

    Hi. Check out this list: https://www.amazon.com/gp/registry/wishlist/11CD1X2O1P7DA

  80. I have been up all night. The Dr’s appt did not go well. the pregnancy is etopic and I am scheduled for a procedure. 🙁 I never thought I would have to go through this. I can’t help but blame myself as I freaked out when I 1st found out. WHat a whirlwind the last 48 hours have been. Jason is distraught but doing a great job of staying strong for me. It’s very early and the Dr. says I will need to take a few day’s off… luckily I have some vaction time still. THis is the worst thing that has ever happened to me.

    Merry Christmas. Please pray for my family I need to be strong for my kids and Jason but I just… I don’t even know….

    Merry Christmas

    Thank you for giving me a place to vent Jenny I love you all

  81. My toy wishlist was filled but I’m reposting with some household things that we can never seem to have enough of. I got a ton of hand me downs for my daughter but not for my son. He doesn’t have any pajamas and ends up sleeping in shorts most nights so I added a few pairs of pjs. I made a note beside most everything on the list explaining why it is needed. Thanks everyone. God bless.
    Link: http://a.co/9DmGCFL

  82. I am reposting my list, i am not adding anything to it, just the original wishlist for the kids. No extras.
    Thank you to the elves that have sent along, I know the kids will be excited and shocked to see anything to open! <3
    I am original post 1104, thanks for anyone considering helping us..I know there are alot of people needing help. If there is anyone that would be able to help us, this is our list 🙂 http://a.co/fmVInRd

  83. Serine23- can you see if I was on the master list- I looked for my first number but it wasn’t on there and neither was my other. I was 1711 then 1732. I fixed my list (I had accidently clicked no to 3rd party buying) and commented on 2021 for the person looking to buy mittens for my little guy. Thanks

  84. Single Dad 2138 You are way over the limit on toys. You have $108 in toys, when the limit is $35. Please correct this and I’ll add you to the list.

  85. Homeschool family #2123: I’m flabbergasted that you would request such non-essential, expensive items. You have misunderstood. Friday is not a free-for-all for “dream” lists, it’s for additional “needs”. Jenny said clothes, food and the like could be added on Friday, if needed. The cap on gifts is not suddenly lifted. A pricey $200 microscope because the one you currently have isn’t strong enough? A $120 telescope? A $60 additional scope and it must be this expensive one because any other just won’t do? Have you been reading any of the posts? People are asking for SANITARY PADS and DIAPERS. They need coats and pajamas, underwear and socks. Honest people have been trying to decide which to ask for: snow boots or jackets, because they don’t want to abuse the system by asking for too much. That’s heartbreaking.

    Bless those who followed the rules and by doing so made sure that other families, not just their own, would be taken care of. Because it’s Christmas. Because this is for kids. Because this isn’t for subsidizing your home school science co-op with expensive gear.

    You emphasized CHRISTmas–is this what Jesus would do? Would He want for finite resources to be diverted to your family’s “dream” wish list, especially when you already have a serviceable microscope, or would He instead want to put food into empty bellies or warm coats on cold little backs?

  86. Oh shoot sorry for reposting!! Yay i just seen your comment serine!! – bailey clarke

  87. OK, Seriously (post 2145), while I 100% agree with you, yes I do, we’re going to work to improve this process next year. Capping amounts for families, weeding out scammers etc. It’s a learning process, and amazing how much James Garfield’s Miracle has grown. It is heart-wrenching to see people needing food, and sanitary items, when others are taking advantage and asking for WAY too much. But let me say this, those way-too-much requests will not get met, and they reflect poorly on those asking, not those of us ignoring those requests. They won’t go on the master list either. And it is a reminder to those asking for helping to remember to see others needs, and there are hundreds, yes, hundreds of folks needing help, and limited resources. Don’t take from others, and show awareness and compassion please. Helping these people is why I keep coming back to moderate, because I love you all, even if you don’t know me. Thanks you for pointing this out Seriously (2145).

  88. Good morning everyone! I just wanted to say a quick thank you to those who purchased for the kids. We very much appreciate it! And a huge thank you to Jenny for continuing to do this, as well as to those who are taking the time out of their lives to keep up with the master list!

  89. A thank you to you, too, Serine23. You are a rock star! What you are doing is so appreciated by posters and givers alike. You and Jenny have poured so much of yourselves into this, along with so many others.

    I hated to make such a tart response up thread, but there is still so much need and I’m tapped out for this year. I don’t want to be negative. I’ve been here since the first JGXM, and although the flavor has changed, it’s still a beautiful event.

    I wish all a wonderful Christmas, and a happy and healthy 2019!

  90. I’m going to cry!!!! Originally #943…Yesterday the mailman tried to deliver 2 packages to the neighbors and the daughter in law was there and didn’t know my name and RETURNED THEM!!! My actual neighbor called this morning and told em. I called the post office and amazon but nothing they can do at this point. Items will be returned and would have to be reordered. I’m sorry to whoever ordered these for my babies.

  91. Kasey post 2079, I’m sorry to hear about your family’s hard times, but you need to cut your request list back, a bunch. You have nearly $500 on your list. Visa gift cards are definitely a no. I recall this from other years. There are just a lot of people with needs… let me know when you’ve changed it and I’ll add you to the master.

  92. Yes I am Serious.

    I have been through these list and have seen countless scammer delete there list and add more. There are countless list on here where they have had gift cards worth more than all the scopes on my list added together. Obviously, my list is different and I am trying to better my childrens education. My personal email is listed in the comments of my list. If you have an issue with me you are more than welcome to send me an email.

    As a homeschooling family we are limited to my husbands income as I am always with my children. Raising 8 children on less than 50 grand a year leaves very little extras update our equipment. I was honest in stating that we have a microscope but it is a 50 dollar plastic one and my 3 oldest are burgeoning scientist, and astronomers.

    Yes I do believe that CHRIST would approve of my honest wish list

    Merry CHRISTmas

    https://www.amazon.com/gp/registry/wishlist/3TVZZZ7T7V79A

  93. Abby (commenter 2062) – I just sent the UNO game and the drawing pad out your way. They should arrive on Sunday. And if you happen to see this again, I would love to send Ryker the DVD for The Indian in the Cupboard. That book and movie were a favorite of mine growing up. I think Ryker would like it. My seven year old does. Please add it and I will send it. Merry Christmas!

  94. Homeschool Family post 2159, just to nip this in the bud and avoid negativity like this on the board, may I suggest you look to somewhere like The Homeschool Foundation for a grant for these purchases? These requests just aren’t a good fit for this particular event. Let’s all just agree to be kind, and try to understanding… that’s what this is truly about.

  95. Homeschool family Apparently you must think this is the place to ask for 2 and 300 microscopes when over 100 children on the list still haven’t received even the smallest gift. If you chose to homeschool your children then the burden of a 200 microscope is on you. Why not ask for a loan for school items through a trustees or make a GoFundMe and have family donate that kind of money and gifts? Very selfish of you to ask for that type of items when the limit is 35 dollars per child..I’m sure when Jenny sees this you will be deleted . Not only because you want such extravagant items but even stating that Christ would approve of your list taking away from other children. Your entire list could make over 30 kids have 1 gift to open . Everyone here wants the best gifts for their kids. I wish I could buy my child a new game system but here is not the place to ask for such things and take away from many others who need help.

  96. Serine23 – I think I found you on FB, and I sent you a message. Because we aren’t friends, it may have gone to your “other” inbox. 🙂

  97. OH, boy. I think it’s very important to be like ducks here and let this turbulent water roll off our backs. Homeschool Family has asked, and some disagree (yay! Freedom of speech). I don’t know Jesus Christ personally, but I’m pretty sure he’d want to stay out of this mess. Let’s all just keep working together to help those kiddos that need something under the tree. Or in this case 114 kiddos, since that’s how many active lists there are on the Master List: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1KACWzZ5f453UmXQqfgIiYbJ8CdFvwGtx_OB-Z5LEquQ/edit?ts=5c138766#gid=0

  98. Hi all. I was comment 321, thank you again to those who purchased. We learned more about our co-worker’s situation since my initial post, so I’ve added a few more things for him- a coat, a couple games and a book. (the last remaining item for my daughter is still on there, but I didn’t want to delete it to look like I was messing with the list). D is 7 and walks to and home from school every day- by himself. He gets himself ready in the morning and is home by himself for a couple hours in the evening. He lives with just his dad, mom is not in the picture at all. We just learned of their financial issues earlier in the week and are trying to help him have some sort of Christmas. I appreciate the solar car and sweatshirts that were purchased earlier in the week. Any help is appreciated, but again, not necessary as he already did receive 2 gifts. There is a RC car on there- he doesn’t get outside much, I thought maybe this would help. I can delete it if need be. Thanks.
    https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/90JCGL5Q10SS?&sort=default

  99. I’m scrolling through comments and blown away! This has grown so much since last year!!! I know I’m extremely late but I didn’t even know it was going on. I stumbled on this last year and you have no idea the difference you all made for my kids! And I know there are so many that chances anyone remembers me are slim but I had been separated from a jerk wad of a husband. Well, come to find out he had gotten addicted to the pain pills the Dr. prescribed him for an injury at work. I also found out shortly after Christmas that the baby I thought I had lost in September….. NOPE they think he was a twin and lost one but was almost 6 months pregnant!!! So we are tying to rebuild our family! My husband is getting help and has been off of everything since my baby was born in March and we are going to counseling. We haven’t moved back home yet just because I set a 1 year goal of sobriety, counseling and trust. I’m so excited to have my family coming back together and truly believe this newest little one is what has saved us. I’ve made a list for the kiddos but if it’s too late it’s no problem at all. By this time next year I won’t have to do this, we will only be paying for 1 household and my husband won’t be paying for everything out of pocket because his contractor will finally be offering insurance! I have 3 more months and this will all be over!!!!!
    https://www.amazon.com/gp/registry/wishlist/37T6EJIRCPHCH

  100. Nancy 2167… not sure what your original post was but I’ll add you now. I’m trying desperately to keep up with the master list, but I’m crumbling like a cookie over here…. this is… emotional. Really, very… shoot. I’ll add you, but then I think I need a break.

  101. Hello everyone
    Worried momma here original post 574
    I have updated my list and made all the corrections required. I’m afraid I got lost in the shuffle of it all.
    This is my only hope for a Christmas fir my babies. I have nothing to give them at all. I’ve never been this bad off in my life and this is just taking a toll on me.
    Please if someone can help my babies have at least one thing under the tree I would be so appreciative and above all very Thankful beyound words.
    Here is the fixed list please if there is any questions please ask.
    Thank you very much
    God Bless you all. Your an amazing group of people.

    Hi. Check out this list: https://www.amazon.com/gp/registry/wishlist/27YG6K49NJJHX

  102. Worried momma post 2171
    Sorry forgot to put.
    We are from Missouri
    From original post 574.

  103. Ok, In trying to give Serine a break, I’ll be updating the list. Here are a few things to check before reposting your list a hundred times asking why it isn’t on the list.
    1. is it within limits set in the rules?
    2. have you edited your list of purchased items?
    3. do you have gift cards on your list? if yes, then we won’t post it on the master list.
    4. Please don’t post crazy extravagant lists…so many children still don’t even have 1 item coming. Be considerate. Be compassionate. Be kind. Pretty Please.

  104. Stitchress, you are my hero. Thank you for tagging me out. I’m going to rest a little, have a little cry. Love to all of you and I hope your wishes are granted.

  105. Serine . Girl I just went through the comments and realized what you have done.. Gurllll you must be exhausted. Take some you time and get some rest. I can wait no worries. Hopefully I’ll be found.. lol

    I forgot to put on my post we are In Tx my kids are 10 and 5 both girls. Oldest has DS and loves JoJo and the little one is into those American girl dolls. I have each a coat and a toy and a pair of curtains for their room. We have a blanket up and they have begged for Jojo curtains.. lol. HUGS TO ALL THESE BEAUTIFUL SANTAS AND MRS SANTAS HELPING.

    Wish List
    Link: http://www.amazon.com/registry/wishlist/2Q7BK3E97O3B1

  106. How did you guys get food items added to the list? I tried to that for my co-worker, since his son will be home alone during Christmas break, but it wouldn’t pull up any lists and would only come up as a pantry item….. I’d be happy to change his list to food items and remove the stuff we added today….

  107. Hi everyone– First of all, we have been so blessed by JG generosity. <3 Cannot thank you enough. — Per Jenny’s rules, I waited until Friday and added some winter things that my kids need. I understand these might not be filled, but am sharing again. (Biggest need is for tall socks for my son who is getting leg braces). My original post was #67. Super grateful and I hope to be able to pay this forward next year. xo https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/3QK91V6YID8I7?&sort=default

  108. Homeschool family 2159 – wow. Yes, there have been a few scammers, but the vast majority of these folks are in serious need of help. They are in feast or famine type situations. My son lost his father in september. He watched his father die. What makes your kids more deserving? Your kids have both of their parents. They are relatively healthy. Come on. Have some couth. Your husband makes under $50k? Um. I’m sorry. Despite my rant, I wish your family the best, but please keep in mind that there are several people here who are in dire straits. Maybe put more effort in working to get these items for your kids. For crying out loud, I’m donating plasma twice a week to pay my bills. I have a college degree and I made great money as a paralegal in a large corporate law firm. But life happens and you do what you have to do for your kids. You can’t always depend on others to feel sorry for you in order to have your “needs” met. If you need those items that bad, you will find a way. But please be humble and considerate of the real life essential needs these other families are requesting. Thank you I’m advance for understanding why your requests are not met with lots of positivity. Best of luck to you and your family.

  109. Jessie 2066, no on the Paypal…
    Thank you for giving me the opportunity to help. 🙂

  110. I need to ask everyone to PLEASE STOP EDITING YOUR LISTS! We are trying to keep things fair and if you are adding/deleting things constantly it isn’t helping us to help everyone that needs help. Thanks 🙂

  111. Jessie (2066) No on the Paypal…
    Thank you for giving me the opportunity to help. 🙂

  112. I really appreciate everyone who is helping .I am on the master list im 2026. I need pampers for my daughter but dont want to take advantage. I will be gratefull to get anything for my kiddos!!
    Veronica
    Jaramillo206@gmail.com

  113. Jenny said we could come back and add some essentials on Friday so I did. We most need the one pair of boots, and we are currently on our last pack of wipes. Also, diapers and socks. Big fat freaking thank you to everyone who saved us this year especially on the coats. Fingers crossed we will be blessing families big and small with gifts next year. OP #33 in Indiana.

    Our Wishlist: http://a.co/jhuPJTK

  114. May I suggest making a second sheet on the master list for Friday+ posts that added needs? That way those who want to gift essentials can find it easily. A Huge shout out to those working on keeping track of it all. You are awesome!

  115. Stitchress I believe Serene put it on the Master list already. Thank you so much though. I posted at 2176 but I posted way before that and I can’t find it . I worked a double last night and UPS is insane this time of year.
    Heater was acting up at home and it’s freezing today. Had to take out of Christmas funds to fix the heat

    http://www.amazon.com/registry/wishlist/2Q7BK3E97O3B1

  116. I hate to be that person, but is today the day we can add warm clothes to the list if needed

  117. Nancy 2193 Please don’t post your link everytime you post a comment, it slows us down trying to transfer valid links to the master list. thanks!

  118. Anonymous 2192, that may be a great idea for next year, however, so many people are editing and reposting so much, we can’t be sure which lists are which anymore. I am trying to note on the master list which lists have the least gifts, or what may still be needed.

  119. After being kicked out of our apartment we are staying with family. I have three kids, 9 year old girl, 4 year old boy and 10 month old girl, I also take care of my sister’s, our mom is gone and my dad has bad health problems. I put my sisters autistic son on my list to if that’s ok, he is 7 but loves cars. his dad last saw him on his 2nd birthday. This year has been rough and we’re doing what we can to get the bills paid.

  120. Anonymous, thank you from the bottom of my heart! I think I’ll go try to find something on someone else’s list then and pay it forward. I appreciate you!

  121. Victoria Lucero you are on the list, please do not repost your list link everytime you comment. It slows down the process of transferring everyone to the master list. thanks 🙂

  122. 2094–I am actually informally fostering a couple of my friend’s children, which is why I had 5 things posted but I trimmed it to 3 bc only one child is mine and I’m really hoping their parents at least will help out some with Christmas….If not I may try Toys for Tots…I really don’t know

  123. To our Santa, I received some gifts this morning. Thank you I really appreciate it, words are not enough. Have a Merry Christmas!!

  124. Anonymous, you posted in your original post you have 1 child, we need you to post a list for your own children, so that everyone can be helped. I apologize for any inconvenience, we are trying to help as many as possible. So many are still not getting any gifts.

  125. Serine23. You are a ROCKSTAR! It’s a heavy task you’ve been doing. For those of us trying to help you have made it SO much easier. Please know you are APPRECIATED!! All of you that have been trying to make sense of the thousands of posts are the Angels of this.
    Merry Christmas to you all!

  126. You said in your original post you needed help with 1 child, please make a list for your 6 yr old, we are trying to help as many as possible. So many are still not getting any gifts.

  127. Serine23, on the master list it says that 2061 and 2081 are the same list, but they are not. My original post was 2061, but I forgot my link so I reposted at 2073 but forgot to add my name, then reposted as Martha at 2075. I will put my link on this one just in case. Thank you for your help.

    I hope I am not too late to ask for help. Hopefully there are still some angels waiting to help. I have 4 children- ages 6,11,16,17. We live in Ponca City, OK. I am thankful for any help I can get.

    https://smile.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/SJ1QPH5XN8R8/ref=nav_wishlist_lists_1?_encoding=UTF8&type=wishlist

    (I am at work typing this so the link looks different, but hopefully it works!)

  128. I was originally comment 321 and then today’s 2168. I figured out how to do the food (its crazy selective!) so I deleted the car, 2 games and book for my co-worker’s son and replaced it with PB and some stuff he can have for lunches during christmas break while his dad is at work. I did leave his coat on the list as well.

  129. 201 in Canada, the games for your kids are bought! Have a Merry Christmas =) – Samantha in Winnipeg

  130. Thank you for adding me to the list. I truly appreciate you taking the time out of your day to do that.

  131. Stitchless, Hi, I am not sure what the number it was. I tried to post for the first time today about 10:40 and then I was prompted to the WordPress login, which I had forgotten my password so I created a new one. I had come back here to post and it says a message after pressing the post comment button that it is a duplicate? I tried to control+F missrandonmthoughts for today’s date and not finding it.

  132. OP #904 – My children are ages 13 and 15 and we are in Brodheadsville, PA. I have added socks and underwear because they desperately need these items and this isn’t something we can get from the free clothing closets.

    https://www.amazon.com/gp/registry/wishlist/2ZNYN7XDZS39Y/ref=cm_wl_huc_title

    We feel blessed that my kids will each receive a toy, but I was amazed at how happy my 15 year old son was to have a brand new coat. He cried happy tears and was so excited to go to school in a nice new coat that fit him with a bit of room to grow and it didn’t have holes in it. Thank you so much Jenny B.

  133. I’m a single mother of 2 jase boy 13 McKayla girl 8I hate to ask but needing help for Christmas it would be a blessing to ask I’m hoping a did this right T.I.A

  134. Anonymous 2217, I swear I’m not trying to be difficult, but could you please put toys/books/coats/socks for your 6 yr old. up to $35.

  135. I am not trying to start a controversy on here, I allowed myself to get a little upset in my above post and I sincerely apologize for that. This is a place for love. and giving and the CHRISTmas spirit
    I home school so my children can learn and grow free from tyrants and bullies.
    Which there seem to a few of on here
    Why are you all so concerned with my WISH list I was completely honest on my post and list, even giving my email address in the comments of said list. I was really hoping to find another more fortunate homeschooling family would enjoy
    helping out another like minded family.
    Maybe someone has one of these items and would like to donate it to our family. It doesn’t have to new.
    Santa often brings a family gift rather than smaller presents for our family.Due to our current situation we just can’t afford it this year. If anyone is so inclined to help out our family. Please know that we would love to connect with you and send you updates on our learning adventure

    https://www.amazon.com/gp/registry/wishlist/3TVZZZ7T7V79A

    To clarify our list as many are exaggerating the contents..

    1 microscope $209. yes it is rather expensive, but it would be treasured by all of my children and quality makes a huge difference.
    1 telescope $59 ( I did not realize I had 2 in the list when I posted intially I have deleted the more expensive.)
    1 Humidifier $105.23 (We have several nose bleeds a week due to the dry air in our home)
    5 pack of mini flash lights 15.99 (we love hiking in the evening and playing flashlight tag. )
    Difficult riddles for Smart kids $4.96
    THat breaks down to less than $50 per kid.

    Yes that puts me over the $35 limit per kid, which is why I waited til Friday to post.

    I understand that My link will not be added to your “Master List”

    Merry CHRISTmas to all

    https://www.amazon.com/gp/registry/wishlist/3TVZZZ7T7V79A

  136. Attention Angels:
    Stichress who has been valiantly donating her time to help with the master list still has unfulfilled wish lists for her own kids. I would sure like to see that each of her kids have at least one gift to open.
    Original post #1104

  137. Hi, I am a mom with 3 children, 2 are teens we live in Illinois US. I am really hoping for some help this year. I just recently got a part-time job in our town that is 2 days a week and 8-10 hours. My first check was the 10th this month and was $90, I also try to find work online in the meantime to keep things afloat which is not easy more so with the rent. I have a son who just yesterday I received the diagnosis that he is level 3 on the autism spectrum disorder with severe developmental delay as well. I already knew he was delayed and pretty much aware on the spectrum from the signs but the paperwork really tore me apart. He will be 4 this month on the 19th and a happy little boy that lights up my life when I am down, he is non-verbal but his love of tickles with his laughter is the greatest sound to my ears. I only put clothes on his list as he has a ton of toys but is very particular on playing with them and he really needs clothes and shoes the most. I have a 14-year-old teen boy who is a wonderful kid, doing good in school and is my rock at times. He is really into PlayStation and youtube mostly. He struggles with his weight and is often upset about it but always maintains to have a positive attitude. My daughter who is 17 is a wonderful young woman also doing fantastic in school and is also into electronic things and clothes. It was very hard to make a list for her with the limit so I put one item on there that she would love to have. I do hope to get some help this year for my children during another year of on and off struggle but do know there are also many others in need all over. Thank you, Jenny, for doing this and for all those who are helping make Christmas a bit brighter this year for many. I would like to thank anyone who is able to help my children have something this year in advance but also if unable thank you for your kindness to make other children have a Christmas this year. Thank you for reading my long comment! Here is the link for my children’s wish list this year- http://a.co/buz4hrJ

  138. Since it’s friday, I added some items to my list. I added mittens, baby wipes and baby food. By all means, please help others who haven’t yet been helped. However, if anyone is able, please consider helping with these items. I am very grateful for the jacket socks and toy my son has received already. The socks and jacket were dire, and I am ever so grateful to our angel. I wish I were able to send our angel a homemade thank you card. Words can’t express how much we appreciate you all. Baby wipes are the most important and valued item on my updated list. Thank you so very much for this opportunity. I will get my life back, and I will pay it forward, just as soon as I am able. That is a promise. Thank you again for helping my son.

    https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/ls/ref=mw_dp_wl_v?&lid=2FMAT9I8IFXPA&ty=wishlist

  139. Victoria (2206) That list is set to private on this post. There is a public list for one child (D) on it, but not four.
    The linked post 2090, has four additional kids on it?
    It’s confusing for those of us who are looking to buy.

  140. Stitchress I was able to post as Mom of 3 # 2237, I had to change the item for my daughter as I noticed gift cards were not good to ask for, and the wish list link changed I believe but it is http://a.co/buz4hrJ in case it did not change. I do not want to have my hopes up twice when others are in need just as much. This is my first post, I have seen others adding things to theirs today but I have just posted today so only hoping to have an angel help with anything. I hope this does not cause problems with the list, I do not think my first one went through and only think the link changed possibly due to removing the Starbucks card to perfume but maybe not. Thank you for your help and hope this helps some. Merry Christmas to you and yours <3

  141. Sorry I removed the phonics game which was to much

    Please add me to the master list
    My link is at #2138

  142. Anonymous | December 14, 2018 at 1:09 pm
    Stitchress I was able to post as Mom of 3 # 2237, I had to change the item for my daughter as I noticed gift cards were not good to ask for, and the wish list link changed I believe but it is http://a.co/buz4hrJ in case it did not change. I do not want to have my hopes up twice when others are in need just as much. This is my first post, I have seen others adding things to theirs today but I have just posted today so only hoping to have an angel help with anything. I hope this does not cause problems with the list, I do not think my first one went through and only think the link changed possibly due to removing the Starbucks card to perfume but maybe not. Thank you for your help and hope this helps some. Merry Christmas to you and yours ❤

  143. My first post was at #999, and I have three kids in Arcadia, La – 12 & 16 year old girls and a 14 year old boy. Big thanks again to the two people who sent gifts from my kids’ wishlist; I’m sending Amazon thank you notes as I get them.
    I just updated their list to add in the clothing they need most. The coats leftover from the original list are still highest priority, but they also need a mix of jeans (both girls), shoes (just my son), and warm pajama-type pants (all three kids). We haven’t yet been able to replace the cold-weather stuff the kids have out-grown since our income was so sharply reduced in recent months, so any help at all would be an amazing blessing and deeply appreciated.
    http://a.co/izIs92u

    Thanks again to Jenny and all the elves out there making the Christmas magic real!

  144. Good Afternoon, my name is Jason and I hate to have to post on here, but a coworker told me about this site last night and I have to give it a try for my daughters.

    We have had a really tough year. In March, my wife was in a terrible car wreck that left her hospitalized for almost 2 months…losing out on her paycheck and accruing tons of medical bills.

    Thankfully she is almost fully recovered now and done with therapy, but Christmas in our house is looking pretty sad.

    I am at my wits end just trying to make ends meet, and would love to be able to provide a few gifts for my daughters.

    I made a small wish list with 2 gifts and a need for both of them. If James Garfield is able to provide another Christmas miracle headed my way it would be so amazing. I believe I followed all the rules listed, but scrolling through this incredibly long page on my phone is hard to go up and down double checking.

    If I screwed anything up please let me know.

    Our link is http://a.co/5vKX07o

    Thank you for reading and considering helping me. Merry Christmas everyone and may 2019 be a much better year for everyone!

  145. missrandomthoughts you are on the master list already, if you can please try to post with the same name, and give a little time before getting nervous that you aren’t on the list…the mom of 3 post was barely 30 minutes ago…I put it up almost as soon as it posted. I am trying to work through the lists as quickly as possible and let people know if there are any problems that I notice.

    Please don’t post your link with every comment, as it will slow me down 🙂

  146. Nicole (#1036), one of your items won’t arrive until Dec. 19 (I just got a delayed delivery message). I hope that works OK for your artist! Kate H., one of James Garfield’s helpers.

  147. Hi everyone,

    I want to first start by saying that I posted earlier this week and my daughters received toys, for which I am forever thankful for- you have no idea.

    I wanted to post again (per permission from Jenny in the original post) with other items that we really need. As I said in my original post, we are a single parent family of five. My daughters solely rely on me for support. I am off of work on FMLAZ until at least March pending surgery for my stage IV endometriosis. At this point, my endometriosis has spread to my bladder and my bowels- and causing incontinence. It leaves me house bound and embarrassed. It’s difficult for me to do much outside of my home other than picking up and dropping off my children at school because I am afraid I’ll have an accident. My surgery is scheduled for next month as my original OBGYN is unable to perform my surgery due to the complexity of it. I now have to see a specialty doctor that has no openings until then. Right now all I can do is manage the severe ongoing pain. Although I am off of work on FMLA, I have long run out of sick and vacation hours to cover my absences so that I can also be paid. So I am on a protected-non paid- leave. I won’t lie to you and say, I don’t know exactly how we will make it until I am able to go back to work financially but if there is anyone whom may find it in their heart to help us with some home and food items I would be forever grateful. I feel horrible and guilty that my children have to be home bound with me over their winter break but they should at least have some things they want if we will be on a Netflix movie steak. I am physically unable to withstand standing for long periods of time and I’ve been in the emergency room twice-this week! I seem to be a regular guest but my hands are tied until I have surgery to relieve my pain and remove the endo adhesions. I just want to feel like a normal person again.

    Please, please if anyone finds it in their heart to help.

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

  148. Post 2247 I know there may not have been a cap on add ons posted , but $320 is a bit high, can you trim this some, considering so many still haven’t even gotten a toy?

  149. Hello ladies running the master list. Thanks for doing such a great job. I had posted 617 for my sister’s 2 kids and it was removed . I’m just wondering if it was a mistake? The only updating to the list i did was switch the flannel sheet and blanket for a cheaper version because the price went up since it was added.

  150. http://www.amazon.com/registry/wishlist/32UWZFDOW06UG

    Hello everyone,

    It’s friday and I added some snacks and a subway card and some warm clothes for my son. Please don’t think I am trying to get too much, by all means delete if not allowed. And of course if others have received less or nothing please bypass us and buy for others. I have been so emotional about this all and all of the kindness we have been shown. Just know no matter what you all have made this momma more happy than she has been in ages!

  151. I originally posted a list for the three children of a friend of mine who is out of work recovering from open heart surgery. Shortly after I posted, some wonderful angels swooped in and filled the list, and these kiddos will be so excited on Christmas morning! Their parents and I are so grateful for this wonderful blessing. The blog post said to come back Friday if there was a need for pajamas or such items. I have added to the list socks for each of the boys and a pair of lounge/pajama pants for the teen girl. If anyone would like to see the list or consider helping with these items, here is the link. Again, we are in the Deep South, USA.
    https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/dl/invite/aI6E292

  152. Hi guys I’d like to start of by saying thank you to everyone that bought my girls their gifts they are going to be so made up with what they have I just can’t thank you all enough. With it being Friday I have added a few winter bits(added 14th December) to our list as stated it was allowed in the description/rules,I really hope this is ok,please let me know if it isn’t.
    Of course please please gift to others first that haven’t been gifted yet as I’m greatful for the help I Have received.
    Thanks once again and merry Christmas to each and everyone of you xx
    ttp://www.amazon.co.uk/registry/wishlist/3GMHALDRXAWX8

  153. No ma’am that was from 2017 this is the first I am asking for help this year. I did try Santa’s little helpers but did t follow through with posting there. I came here… I just reused the list. Is that not ok?

  154. Hi guys I’d like to start of by saying thank you to everyone that bought my girls their gifts they are going to be so made up with what they have I just can’t thank you all enough. With it being Friday I have added a few winter bits(added 14th December) to our list as stated it was allowed in the description/rules,I really hope this is ok,please let me know if it isn’t.
    Of course please please gift to others first that haven’t been gifted yet as I’m greatful for the help I Have received.
    Thanks once again and merry Christmas to each and everyone of you xx
    http://www.amazon.co.uk/registry/wishlist/

  155. was 663/1041/1835

    I waited until Friday as Jenny said above to add some underwear for my daughter and socks for my son plus a fun clothing item for each.

    We were blessed by amazing hand me downs for our Cerebral Palsy MicroPremie Warrior. Plus, he is a slow gainer with his complex medical issues. Even with his feeding tube to help, he has only gained 2 pounds in last year. I did add some gloves for him.

    Since I don’t see any new posts I am so happy that everyone was helped! If anyone would like to help with these needs I would be thrilled. It is hard staying on top of laundry with 23 weekly therapies, 14 specialist doctors, and all of his complex medical needs.

    Much love for your consideration!

    https://www.amazon.com/registry/wishlist/V2JQ02EHLL3Q/ref=cm_sw_em_r_mt_mt__wl

  156. Anonymous 2264 The instructions state that you must make a new list, this prevents confusion and suspicion that anyone is trying to seem like they aren’t receiving any gifts. We are just trying to keep things as organized and simple as possible. I’m sure next year will be smoother 🙂

  157. I am Originally post 2157 . I don’t want to post my link again so it doesn’t get confused on the master list. I just realized that the address on my list wasn’t working. Anyone if you tried please try again. So sorry I didn’t realize I had to set it up on the wish list as well. I have 3 gifts under 35 for 2 girls. One with Down syndrome. Heat went out at home and had to dig into saved money to fix it. Any help is very much appreciated.

  158. Stitchress, regarding post #2255 – I’d be happy to delete all the unpurchased toys/books/etc from the original wishlist, if that’s okay. I just wasn’t sure how much we were supposed to change and/or whether removing any original items might be too much editing and make it confusing or hard to recognize as the same list. That’s why I dropped all that stuff to lowest priority, so at least it would hopefully stay at the very bottom of the list. 😉

  159. Hi Stitchress. Yes that was the two toys someone got the little guys that night and I thanked them I thought we where allowed to add today items if we need to I added diapers and wipes if not I completely understand thank you

  160. Stitchress thank you for all your help I am sorry I do not want to cause any problems, I am a nervous mom by nature more so after seeing the diagnosis of my little one. I will post with this name but have no idea what my number is, will I need to know it at all. Please take your time and let me know when you have a little free time, I see you are working hard here and also are in need <3

  161. Anissa Telle #2267 – you have to choose the sizes and colors (where applicable) for your daughters undies and the Hamilton shirt, then save it to your list. Same with your sons jacket. I’d hate to see them get bypassed because people didn’t know what sizes you needed.

  162. missrandomthoughts you’re fine, you’re on the master list already, you don’t need to do anything else but have a super happy holiday!! 😀 <3

  163. Hi Stitchress…there are two things: “Anonymous 2217, I swear I’m not trying to be difficult, but could you please put toys/books/coats/socks for your 6 yr old. up to $35…….”
    1 is $14 and the other is $20….sooooo…? isn’t that thirty five? One is a book the other is a toy…?

  164. I just want to thank everyone for being patient with us <3 If you are still certain you need to be on the master list, and you are not, please let me know. You don’t have to post your link again, just let me know your post number and I will work from there 😀 happy xmas everyone!!

  165. I’ll get rid of the toy if you want…I really don’t know what to do….I mean the book can be bought cheaper but I don’t know how to select for that…

  166. anonymous 2277 I was just clarifying the rules. I think I’m getting old, my 6 yr old would rather a toy than a vampire book haha 😀

  167. Ridiculous request…. I’m poster 1065 and was wanting to add a couple warm clothing pieces for my oldest. However, I’m a typical dorky dad and don’t know what’s “cool” 😂😂😂 any chance someone could help? My other 2 can use hand me downs from their brothers but the oldest has no one to get them from. Anyone want to make a couple suggestions? He’s 11 years old and already has to deal with bullies, I could use some help if anyone could?

  168. GSH 2284 Please give us a few minutes, you just posted your list 3 minutes ago…I will verify your list and add it to the master asap.

  169. Oh yeah he loves spooky things and the ology books are a very cool series he loves…there’s Mythology, Egyptology, Dinosaurology.,..they come with lift the flap and touch and feel and other little trinkets inside…if someone does get it for him he’ll be thrilled…if not I can probably get it for his birthday (he’s going on 7, as he constantly remind me–I’m feeling a bit old myself lately :/)

  170. In response to:
    Anonymous | December 14, 2018 at 1:05 pm
    Victoria (2206) That list is set to private on this post. There is a public list for one child (D) on it, but not four.
    The linked post 2090, has four additional kids on it?
    It’s confusing for those of us who are looking to buy.

    Not sure why 2 lists are coming up. I just double checked and it is public with all 4 children on it.

  171. I have gone through the master list and removed any “invite” links I found and replaced them with the proper links to avoid all the emails for buyers looking at lists. <3 🙂

  172. Hi,

    I added some boots to my list for my daughters. They currently do not have any snow boots and are not being allowed to play outside at recess without them as it has been snowing heavily. I understand that rules are rules but to them they feel they are being singled out. Really it is my fault as a parent, I feel terrible about it but I cannot afford them. We would all greatly appreciate it!!!

    http://www.amazon.com/registry/wishlist/4X6K82PQ1L9F

  173. @Serine23 What is the name of the FB group? I’ve been dealing with a shit volcano this week, so I haven’t been able to get to the the list. Or keep up with the comments here. Sorry! I will try to get to it tonight or tomorrow.

  174. Hey everyone! Original post 1094, came back to add undies, socks, and snacks for kiddos as allowed. We have received 1 item per child (maybe 2 for one kid, I can’t see it correctly!), and am super thankful! We restarted our lives after a violent relationship ended, and in the last 3 years we have come ridiculously far. Our kids: A (girl 5), P (girl 9) , S (boy 11) and Z (boy 15) are super understanding about the holidays. The boys tend to have less stuff than the girls because they are harder to buy for and the 15 year old is not either of ours biologically (we took him in after he was repeatedly tossed around). Any help is appreciated and I pay it forward however I can. We don’t have MONEY but I am happy to donate our STUFF (clothes, toys, shoes) to any families in need in portland oregon. i’m not really able to ship things as getting to the post office is a challenge with 4 kids and no car.

    https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/2RBI1UOCHPCKE?&sort=default

  175. Thank you to whoever purchased the coat for my Ro! I was so worried, then when I checked my list, it said the jacket was out of stock. I looked for another one to replace it, added the new coat, checked my list to make sure it posted, and saw the original jacket had been purchased! THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU, YOU BEAUTIFUL SOUL!

    Does anyone know if we can post our adult/other lists now, or if there are rules for them?

  176. Hi Stitchress! Can everyone give Stitchress a great big hand, and a thank you? It got crazy so quick…. wait, it was already crazy. I’m back to lend a hand. I recharged my batteries for a little bit, and my heart feels lighter. I’d like to give a heartfelt thank you to Kristen Smith for elevating me, and her unbelievable kindness. Thank you Jenny for your clarity and sweet words. Thank you Stitchress for keeping the ship afloat while I soothed my nerves. I’m on the master list, and looking over these last few hundred posts and trying to reconcile some of them. Thanks for your patience everyone.

  177. I’m shouting Violet Sage! Would love a hand. I’m working on removing fulfilled lists right now. Looks like the list is updated to 2265, so maybe you could nab those last 35 comments? Can you edit or only comment? Meet me there!

  178. Thank you for the oatmeal toilet paper and sanitary pads, you have no idea how big of a deal that is for my family. My next paycheck is going to the tow company to get my car back, so knowing we have a little something to hold us over is a Godsend. I still don’t know why they took it from my private driveway so I’m sure there’s a fight in my future. Wish me luck, and thank you for your kindness and understanding.
    http://www.amazon.com/registry/wishlist/NVA7CF3V435B

  179. So… I’m realizing something, people might not see the little triangle next to the number on the sheets. There are comments there. I’m going to put those directly beside the list for visibility.

  180. Anonymous 2310 PLEASE do not post your link with every comment! You are on the master list already. This can cause confusion and chaos, thanks 🙂

  181. can anyone let me know if I posted the right link? i reposted today and feel like I may have done the invite thing. post 2258

  182. To Serene23 and Stitchress, I cant believe what a Herculean task you took on! Fantastic job you’re doing, and much appreciated.

  183. Stitches i posted earlier about list 617 being deleted. Is there something wrong with the list?

  184. Violet Sage, I’m not sure where you see that. You’re on the list. 1094. Right there, I even just did comments for what’s on it so people can see at a quick glance. Double check please?

  185. @Serine mine is missing. I spoke to you right before you left at comment 2167. You put it on the list right before you left and now it’s gone it was at 116

  186. Serine23, I saw your comment this morning (at #2110) saying you’d added my kids’ list to the Master list, but I can’t find it on there. I was originally post #999, so that’s the number I looked for. Would it be under something different?

  187. @serine23 i was JUST added back by someone!!!! thank you! i wasnt there when i first looked but saw it now! i sent a request to edit so i can help whenever that gets approved. thanks for all you are doing!

  188. OK, everyone! Hear ye, hear ye. I’m doing something I wish we’d thought of WAY sooner. On the master list next to the comment number, I’m going through the trouble of saying what’s in the listing… so if some items only remain it says what they are. If it says UNFILLED, it means nothing has been purchased for this person yet. Let’s try to show some love for the lists that haven’t been touched. If you are helping me with the list do like I’m doing…

  189. *IF YOU ARE NOT ON THE MASTER LIST PLEASE BE SURE TO CHECK YOUR WISHLIST TO MAKE SURE IT FOLLOWS THE RULES!!
    MAKE SURE YOU ARE IN THE $$ LIMIT $35 PER CHILD
    PLEASE MAKE THESE ADD ON LISTS REASONABLE..THEY SHOULDN’T BE HUNDREDS OF DOLLARS WHEN SOME LISTS ARE STILL UNTOUCHED.
    MAKE SURE YOU’RE NOT DELETING PURCHASES..THIS LOOKS SHADY!
    PLEASE DON’T KEEP ADDING IF YOUR LIST KEEPS GETTING FULFILLED! LET’S GIVE SOME OF THESE UNTOUCHED LISTS A CHANCE TOO!! *

  190. 2167 my list is under and has been under the 35 dollar limit. Serine has me on the list as you can look at her comment right after mine. My list was deleted from the Master list and I haven’t had anything purchased.

  191. No ma’am you can look at my link. I haven’t received anything everything I posted earlier is still there no one purchased anything from my list

  192. ATTN Molly from post 1224 / 1596

    I got this email:
    Sorry we missed you. USPS tried to deliver your package today but didn’t want to leave it unattended. Please look for a notice of attempted delivery or contact USPS for the next steps.

    Hope Santa gets to you!

  193. @terry i feel kind of weird posting my email here because i’m a DV survivor and my twitter has my “Alternate” identity…. if you link your facebook or any social media i will privately contact you.

  194. I wanted to thank everyone that bought my children gifts from my list. They have all received at least one gift which they are going to be so super excited and thrilled about. The packages have already started arriving! Thank you so so very much from the bottom of my heart! You guys are all incredible. I have added on a few much needed items (socks, underwear, toliet paper, and sanitary pads). Thank you so much. The items are for my 5 kids (13,12,10,8, and 2) and will be shipped to Searcy Ar. http://a.co/eWgjU4x if this posts twice I’m sorry it isn’t intentional I’m having trouble with my internet.

  195. Add on Friday list comment #2164, original comment #83 and corrected link in #175 (83 was an invite link) Let me know if I need to change anything to be added to the master list.

  196. Our original list was fulfilled, and we could not be more thankful. In fact, I feel embarrassed and greedy to be coming back to add on with some food items, but this is about our kids, and not our pride, right?

    I put two snacks and juice pouches on the list. Since we are constantly on the go, those items allow us to bring snacks for the girls (4 and 11). I also added two candy items for their Christmas stockings.

    Also, my little love told me last night that she was going to ask Santa for some bigger panties (total mom facepalm moment), and she’s obsessed with horses and My Little Pony, so I did add a package of underwear for her.

    I know it’s awful to ask for more when we’ve already been blessed, so I totally understand if we’re skipped. Every child deserves something under the tree, and I know there are some that are still waiting/have just joined the https://www.amazon.com/gp/registry/wishlist/3VJGOHABZ1XSI

    Love and blessings,
    Angie/830 (In IL)

  197. Mary L @2338 what is your original post number, that is likely where we will have your link already on the list. You don’t need to post your link with every comment.

  198. Mine is turrylee1974@gmail I don’t think anyone will want to hound a dorky old dad and if they do I’ll just make a new friend lol.

  199. In regards to post 1974 and 1999. I am the one being wrongly accused and I felt the need to explain.

    First off I want to say thank you for hosting the Garfield miracle! Secondly, comment 1974 accused me of being dishonest. I had original posted as EJ (70) for my oldest daughter who was raped and then tried to kill herself I was then going to make a separate post/list for my youngest.

    My original comment was under EJ (70) was originally deleted by gnewfry so I had to repost it as comment 416, after that it was when I realized it was supposed to be 1 list for all kids so I made the new post of comment 806 using my full first name because it kept giving me a error trying to use EJ again. Because I kept making so many adjustments to my amazon list it is now glitched and it wont even let me delete the list. or see what was purchased or anything just keeps giving an error message. I hate that people are thinking I am being dishonest to take advantage when this is not the case. I just did not want to originally use my actual first name on here because it is spelled so unique and I am trying to protect my daughter as everything goes through the court system and she heals.

    It was comment 1974 that unfairly judged without having all the info or even asking questions. This whole process is confusing if you are not used to it. Knowing that orders were cancelled because of comment 1974 I have no clue if anything will be received for either of my girls.

    I have decided that I will return anything we receive.

    I did not want to respond to anything in the comments and start any drama because that will not solve anything but I felt the need to explain. Thank you for doing this for everyone and giving me hope for the first time in over 6 months but I will try to come up with something else for Christmas for my girls even if it means moving Christmas till after I go back to work. I have reached out and submitted a support ticket to amazon to get help deleting the list since like I stated it is seriously glitched.

    I have even been helping with the master list after all of this to help make sure others can have a great holiday. Been helping on the master list as the name Kawaii Punk which is my oldest daughters nickname.

    Happy Holidays everyone!

  200. Thank you Erryn (Kawaii Punk) for continuing to help, and logging many, many hours. I’ve sent you a private message. Whatever has been said and whatever has happened, let’s remember to keep helping each other.

  201. Angie #2341 My little pony undies (and a book about the Best Pony, Pinkie Pie) are on the way from our pony loving family! I sympathize, because I just had to buy undies for my kiddo too, the washing machine must eat them along with her socks.

  202. I’m not sure what’s going on, I can’t see any updated comments since yesterday,so not sure if everything is over or the site is just being weird on my end. Serine23 I got your email, I’m at work right now but will get with you about working on the master list if it’s still needed once I get off. I wanted to wait till today to try to give everyone else a chance because our list was filled the first day because you guys are amazing, I’ve added some socks for my 14 year old and a hoodie for my eight year old, and some hot chocolate for them to enjoy on Christmas morning, if anyone is able, that would be awesome.
    Hi. Check out this list: https://www.amazon.com/gp/registry/wishlist/27K53V5TLVYWT

  203. Cindy @1957 We were trying to send Sophie the UNO game, I have a Sophie and she squealed when she saw the name, and we love UNO, so she brought me $4 from her own change jar, to send this to you <3 melted my heart!! ANYWHO, it says I can’t ship it to your address?

  204. Nancy, you are still on the list, just moving up (you’re at 105 now I believe) as lists have been deleted that were filled. Keep track of the comment number not the line on the spreadsheet.

  205. I am comment 224, have added some needed items as per the original instructions of the post.

  206. Original post 1471 & 2056

    Serine23 and Stichress – thank you both so very much for all of your help and countless hours of generosity being bestowed upon this amazing miracle. I reviewed the comments to the best of my ability to see if I was added to the master list and looked at the masterlist as well and can’t tell if we were added. We haven’t had anything purchased yet and I got news today that makes me feel even more desperate & nervous. We spent the last two days in Boston trying to get to the bottom of the most recent medical issue with our son. We meet with the Chief of Neurosurgery at Boston Children’s Hospital next week. We met with Nathan’s orthopedic spinal surgeon today. A tumor was detected in our son’s spinal column causing a multitude of issues. This will be his third spinal surgery. Nathan is a cancer survivor and we are entering another very scary time.

    I’m exhausted yet hopeful. I made one list for my four kids and would truly appreciate any kind of help we can get. I don’t get paid when I don’t work as I clean offices part-time at night. There’s a chance we could be in the hospital for Christmas.

    If you’d like to follow Nathan’s journey, feel free to find me and follow me on Facebook.

    Thank you so very much and Merry Christmas! ❤️

    https://www.amazon.com/gp/registry/wishlist/1K179WG9C83ER

  207. Hi! I’m writing on behalf of my sister and her super awesome son Max. Max’s dad is an active duty Marine on his 3rd deployment in Afghanistan. He is currently living in a “Tent with 9 other smelly guys” his words, lol. Anyway, my sister and Max live in off base housing and do the best they can, she can only work part time because she is also living with lupus. Max is itching to get a job but he is only 15. His parents have provided him with the things he needs this Christmas (clothes, shoes) and I just got him a gift certificate for drivers ed when he’s old enough in 2 months! But I asked him what he wanted from santa, after rolling his at me over fb chat he said drawing pens. I had originally picked out a game for him but I deleted it and added drawing pens instead. He’s kind of skinny nerd that spends a lot of time with his nose in comic books so I’m not sure why this surprised me. He’s 15 and lives in San Diego, but the pens would come to my house in Los Angeles so I can wrap them and magically “Santa” deliver them for Christmas! https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/3820208WX5CVK/ref=nav_wishlist_lists_2?_encoding=UTF8&type=wishlist

  208. Hi, I was wondering if I could be put on the master list? I added some diapers and sleepers for my youngest. She’s growing out of all the ones she has and could really use some. I was comment 529/739 I think? Thank y’all for everything you have done. We were blessed with some toys/books and coats so we are so grateful already!

  209. Can someone who can help, please consider comment 441? She is my coworker, I told her about this help and now her comment is lost in the chaos. Thank you so much for reading.
    -Jessica H

  210. I can only get to comment 2000…don’t know if that’s an issue for others, but I can’t give if I can’t see them..

  211. I’m sorry I didn’t even realize I hadn’t put my original comment number in the post! Original comment #346.

  212. Anonymous, it’s at the bottom, just click on Newer Comments on the comment board, it’s a little weird. I missed them at first too.

  213. I’m glad to again get the chance to say thank you to those who helped out with gifts for my daughters, to Jenny, and to all of the community for this wonderful event.

    My initial post was #375. My daughters and I have had to relocate after losing our home in Hurricane Michael. Per Jenny’s updated rules, I deleted my first list and made another with some food items that would help us out. There is so much we need and every bit of help lets me fill another need. Pantry goods are just another thing that I have to rebuild. The list consists of items we use a lot for things like smoothies as well as snacks for the girls during the break.

    The list might look a little weird. I did my best to find the best price and in many cases it was a prime only item. My prime renewal would have been last month and I wasn’t able to do it, so I don’t have it anymore and can’t put those items on my list. Instead, I put the link for the better prime price in the comments. Any help would be a bonus on top of a bonus and my daughters and I thank you sincerely.

    Happy holidays to all!

  214. Are lists that were added on to today per Jenny’s rules being added back on to the master list?

  215. Belle Brown #884. Taylor and Sally have something coming. So I believe all of your girls at least have something. Hopefully someone can help you with the clothes. Have a Merry Christmas!

  216. Brandee! Amazon IS showing the coat has been purchased. ((As well as the drawing kit and the head phones)). I am extremely grateful, if for some reason the coat does not show up, I will update. Until then I will assume it has been gifted since Amazon is showing it purchased! A HUGE thank you to every single gift giver here! Have a wonderful holiday! I truly hope your generosity comes back to you all tenfold!

  217. My original post was #1941 and hope my list wasn’t overlooked by the all of the generous people. The things I put on my list would be nice to have for under the tree but the coats are the things they ‘need’ so if you are looking to pick something up please get those first. I understand that they’re close to 50$ and that sucks but they’re the cheapest ones I could find in their sizes with Amazon Prime. I feel scummy posting this again but I’ll do anything for my children. Thank you all for hopefully understanding and hope you have a Merry Christmas.

    https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/1RV31R9KPGXXN