UnThreaded | Threaded | Whole Thread (3) | Ignore Thread Prev Thread | Next Thread
Author: snippee Big gold star, 5000 posts Old School Fool Add to my Favorite Fools Ignore this person (you won't see their posts anymore) Number: of 3080  
Subject: Santa Project 2002 - Clarification Date: 12/16/2002 3:25 PM
Post New | Post Reply | Reply Later | Create Poll Report this Post | Recommend it!
Recommendations: 4
Not to be obtuse, and perhaps OCD is rearing its anal-retentive head, but could i ask of you, bookgrrl (or her proxy), to clarify just what exactly we should send for this year's project?

In the initial post:

http://boards.fool.com/Message.asp?mid=18264088

the two things that were mentioned were:

- Toys for the homeless kids
- Turkeys or hams for the moms and kids


In the subsequent posts that followed the initial one, there were lots of (great) ideas thrown around and many "I'm in!"s. There were also some questions raised that i haven't seen answered.

I didn't see anything organized come together like last year. Granted, it's different this year and it's also entirely possible that i missed something.

Regardless, if for no other reason than to shut me (and the voices in my head) up, would someone resolve these nagging questions?

+ Are there specific toys to get?
+ Are there specific age ranges to buy for?
+ Are "gently used" items acceptable?
+ Should the gifts be wrapped or unwrapped? (And tagged "12 y.o. girl clothing" or whatever if wrapped?)
+ What grocery stores are in the area?

Any and all guidance is appreciated. Thanks in advance!

snippee
anxious to participate and time's runnin' out!
Post New | Post Reply | Reply Later | Create Poll Report this Post | Recommend it!
Print the post Back To Top
Author: Odee Big funky green star, 20000 posts Feste Award Nominee! Old School Fool Add to my Favorite Fools Ignore this person (you won't see their posts anymore) Number: 966 of 3080
Subject: Re: Santa Project 2002 - Clarification Date: 12/16/2002 3:41 PM
Post New | Post Reply | Reply Later | Create Poll Report this Post | Recommend it!
Recommendations: 0
LOL! Don't get snippee about it <sorry, couldn't resist>

Anywho ~ there was no mention of specific toys or ages. The items I sent were unwrapped. Following the lead of the Salvation Army, I sent the items unwrapped. This enables the folks handing the toys out to consider the child and the toy without making further guesses.

I thought someone mentioned some of the stores in that area - can't recall the post <possibly my imagination>. I know there was mention as to why frozen turkeys wouldn't fly <no pun intended>.

Naturally, a check/money order can go a long way to fulfill their needs as well.

Odee

Print the post Back To Top
Author: morgaine1 Big red star, 1000 posts Add to my Favorite Fools Ignore this person (you won't see their posts anymore) Number: 967 of 3080
Subject: Re: Santa Project 2002 - Clarification Date: 12/16/2002 4:57 PM
Post New | Post Reply | Reply Later | Create Poll Report this Post | Recommend it!
Recommendations: 0
I had planned to buy stuff, but after one bout at the Maul of America, I gave up. I'm sending $$. 'Twill be a bit easier on the shipping costs, at least...

Print the post Back To Top
UnThreaded | Threaded | Whole Thread (3) | Ignore Thread Prev Thread | Next Thread
Advertisement