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    ABW Ambassador parentsworld's Avatar
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    I sure hope this is the right forum for this and pardon me if it's not.

    I got thinking today "where else (other than my own site who I've already bugged about this) can I get a message out to a bunch of good people?" Well gee...ABW came to mind.

    A sister site of mine, singlerose.com, runs an Angel Program every Christmas. Tammy (founder of SingleRose) takes applications from parents who can't afford Christmas for their kids and tries to find people to help them out.

    I've adopted a family for three years now, it's a blast! Most, if not all of them are in the U.S. but I don't mind shipping stuff. This year we got an 18 year old mom with an 18 month old daughter. Her parents kicked her out when she became pregnant and she's living on her own/raising her baby/finishing High School.

    THis year, 200 families have yet to be adopted. It doesn't take much -- she suggest $20-$50 per person (though I tend to go over that!)

    Ok. Enough of a plea. If it's something you or your family would like to do go to http://www.singlerose.com/angels/ and have a look.

    Thanks guys.

    Jill

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    ABW Founder Haiko de Poel, Jr.'s Avatar
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    Jill,

    Just a three suggestions for the site:

    <UL TYPE=SQUARE><LI> family wish lists
    <LI> email cloaking for families (privacy)
    <LI> other merchants (?)[/list]

    We'll be looking it over and doing it ... Thank You!

    Haiko

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    ABW Ambassador parentsworld's Avatar
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    No, thank YOU!

    I think the people who apply have the option to keep their email private if they wish. I know in years past there was little to no info (address, names, email) on some of the families I've adopted and I got that information once I officially adopted them.

    Most families have wish lists (mine wanted clothes, shoes, and diapers) that you can see when you click on their names.

    BUT, I fully agree with other merchants. A lot of people like to buy online 'cause it's easy and it gets Tammy some commission. I'm old fashioned that way, I enjoy the shopping, wrapping and shipping [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif[/img]

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    We do the same thing at my church! We buy and deliver gifts to the children of prisoners. It feels great to help out families who are struggling through the holiday season.

    here's the link: http://angeltree.org

    -Joey

    [ 11-27-2001: Message edited by: Joey ]

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    CUUPS (Covenant of Unitarian-Universalist Pagans) locally also has a food and clothing drive and takes up donations for the local animal shelter for Yule.

    It is a magical time of year.


    Blessed Be
    http://pages.ivillage.com/cuups/lexingtonchapter/

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