A big thank you to Sherri and Cooley LLP for again playing the lead role of Santa. They provided 6 families with an amazing Christmas PLUS they brought in 15 bags of gently used toys, with an emphasis on gentle! I am always amazed what this wonderful law firm has done for our tiny operation and we couldn't be happier.
We would also like to recognize Coastal Family Living, Steele Realty, Dance & Company, TVIA Moms, Girl Scout Troop 3016, my sister, and all of the amazing individual contributors who helped make Christmas special for so many families this year. We are so very grateful and we know the families who recevied all of the amazing gift baskets & presents are equally grateful and overwhelmed. Together we can make a difference.
One of the most touching deliveries was that of 8 little Girl Scouts from Troop 3016 who brought Christmas to a very special little girl their own age. This Troop has supported Cecily's Closet from the very beginning and this was their first real opportunity to see the impact their time and donations can make for a family in their own community. I am sorry I couldn't see it for myself but I know from her parents comments on FaceBook that they are very grateful!
Below is the back of my mini-van (packed solid with presents) and this was just one load to one agency! Noah was a very good little elf and helped us wrap and sort the presents. He kept saying, "we have a messy house here..." and yes for a few days it was hard to get anywhere without tripping on toys but we wouldn't have it any other way!
And speaking of Noah - we will be announcing Noah's Book Nook in 2012. We didn' realize that "Cecily's Closet" would take-off in such a way and Noah is very much a part of our operation so we'll be branding our book drives in honor of our little book worm next year. More details to come!
Onwards and upwards!