Giving Back during the Holiday Season: Coins for Kids
Cutting paper on a straight line.
Tugging on the tape dispenser.
Strategically placing the bow.
Adding Santa's name on the labels along with a child's name.
All in an effort to wrap gifts for the young ones in Washington County, Utah feels rightly good!
Coins for Kids is a 501(c)3 non-profit, charitable organization dedicated to the goal of providing Christmas for disadvantaged children in the Washington County area of Southern Utah. 100% of all funds raised are used for this purpose. There are no administrative costs or paid staff, everyone working with Coins for Kids is a volunteer venture and donations are completely tax deductible. The money that is raised for this effort comes directly from the community in the form of individual donations as well as corporate donations.
Coins for Kids also encourages individuals and businesses to "adopt" one of our families and shop, wrap and deliver the gifts themselves. This is one of the greatest ways to experience the true meaning of Christmas; that of "giving". Every year we have numerous "elves" call us back to thank us for giving them the opportunity to experience the true meaning of CHRISTmas for the first time in their lives.
Shopping: Tuesday 12/19, 5 pm till done
Wrapping: Wednesday 12/20, 8 am till done
Delivery: Thursday 12/21, 4 pm till done
My personal story:
When you receive, it feels good. It feels even better to give back! When I moved to southern Utah in September of 1996, I was single with 2 boys, a one and a 2 1/2 year old. My one year old, Spensyr had lung surgery in August, just after his 1st birthday due to a virus. I accepted a job in late October after being out-of-work to take care of him but had no extra money.
Christmas was fast approaching and my mother, unknown to me, had contacted Coins for Kids so that my children would have toys under the tree. I was so overwhelmed by the spirit of the people who showed up at my door, not to frown upon me because I was financially less fortunate but to give me a hug and say, "We hope you have a wonderful Christmas!"
I will always remember that moment and still get emotional when I think of that time in our lives. Coins for Kids is a non-profit charity that raises money to provide Christmas for many financially challenged families. I help wrap the gifts every year to 'pay forward' the gifts that my family received that year to make a difference in a family's Christmas experience.
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