Quick Santa Fund Update
• Almost all of the 200+ toys we’re been shopping for have now been purchased with your generous contributions to the Santa Fund, and are now in transit. The rest will be purchased today.
• All letters from Santa have been finished and mailed, and are being received with enthusiasm:
“My daughters got their letters from Santa today, and their reaction was priceless. There were squeals of delight and surprise. There were ear to ear grins. There were breakdowns, section by section, of how they know for a fact that it’s from the real Santa and the details that prove it. It made them so happy that I had to leave the room for a minute so they wouldn’t see my tears.”
“I just wanted to say we received the letters from Santa today, and I cried so hard. I needed that happiness like you can’t imagine. My older son read his and was so happy. Thank you guys for what you’re doing for all these families and all these kids. While its embarassing to ask for help, and humiliating that I can’t give my kids anything this year, I can’t even put correctly into words the feeling I get to know that they are cared for, even by strangers.”
“Even though I always help my friends above myself, I never want to believe that I deserve good in return. I will more than gladly put my pride aside, to see that my kids aren’t hurt by my misfortune. I will get a job again, and eventually get a car, and I will give back. I will never forget the love that the regretsy community has shown to my boys. Thank you from every part of my heart. Thank you.”
These letters from Santa are an added gift from Regretsy to all the great kids we’re buying presents for this Christmas. And the best part is, the Etsy seller we’re buying them from is another member of our community, and she is also being helped by the whole project (proceeds from sales of these letters will help assist her mother during chemo treatment). If you would like a letter from Santa for someone you love, visit her Esy shop here.
• Paypal is holding some of the funds while they figure out how to take more of them, so the gifts to the parents of these kids are still in the pipeline. Hopefully that money will be made available soon, and I will let you know more abut that as soon as I get home from Finland and can smack a bitch up from an 800 number.
Thanks again for everything, and I’ll be back soon to catch you up on the Finnish fuckery.