Some of you have asked if you could help out this holiday season with my rugby team's annual participation in Operation Santa Claus sponsored by the US Post Office.
The answer to that is: OF COURSE YOU CAN!!! Do you think I'm going to turn away any holiday cheer this year?
Just click the donation link in this post and you can make a direct donation of any size you want to the drive...we're going shopping this weekend so all of the money will help and all goes towards providing a better holiday to some deserving families.
Here's a summary of the families we have adopted this year:
Allan, 5 years old. Size 6/7 in clothes and 13 in shoes. Likes Spiderman and loves to play video games.
Edwin, 7 years old. Size 9/10 in clothes and 3 in shoes. Likes to read and play video games.
Jessica, the mother, age unknown. Did not put down anything for herself but she just started going to college to get her Bachelors in Internal Medicine. Our dream is that if anyone happens to have an old laptop that they are not using, haven't used in forever, and is just sitting on a shelf in a closet gathering dust since you upgraded to the new model and are willing to donate it to Jessica, this would really and truly be a great thing for her. Second on that list is that we may provide an American Express gift card to her in order to help pay for books and supplies for the coming semester.
Fanny, Givan, and Austin (no last name provided for family but we can track them down)
Givan, 7 years old. 8/9 in clothes and 4 1/2 in shoes. Loves video games and Yu-Gi-Oh cards.
Austin, 4 years old. 6/7 in clothes and 1 in shoes. Loves Spiderman and The Incredible Hulk
Fanny, the mother. No age or size info on her, but we do know that she is a single mother working two jobs to make ends meet for her kids and is refusing public assistance because she wants to do it on her own.
Adrian, 7 years old. 7/8 in clothes and 1 1/2 in shoes.
Patricia, 15 years old (and the person who wrote this letter). Size Small in clothes and 1-3 in pants. Shoe size 6.
The mother (name and age unknown). Size Medium in clothes, and pants 5-6. Shoe size 7 1/2.