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What is your family situation?
We are a blended family of 10, with 8 children ranging from 2 months to 13 years old. I had a full-time job as a caregiver before I went on maternity leave in July. I had planned on returning to work after DD#3 was born, but my patient passed away on September 11th, just 2 weeks before I had planned to return. I am currently looking for another patient to care for, but haven’t had any luck so far. My DP and I own a business together, but work is sporadic. We are trying to save money to afford advertising in hopes that we might get more work, but of course keeping our home and the kids fed and taken care of has to be our #1 priority always.

Any allergies or sensitivities in the family? DS3 has peanut allergies, but other than that, no.

Please prioritize the top 3 needs of your family:

#1: Christmas being special for the kids.
That’s really it.

Which holiday do you celebrate? Non-religious Christmas

Children:

DD1:
Age and gender: 13 year old female
brightly colored shoelaces, especially green ones, hair clips, nail polish, stickers, notebooks, glitter gel pens and the Paramore CD Brand New Eyes.

DS1:
Age and gender: 12 year old male
His grandparents have him all set for clothing. He’d really like a Nerf gun.

DS2:
Age and gender: 11 year old male
Clothing needed: Jeans, size 12 slim or with adjustable waist band, long sleeve t-shirts, size 12/14
Coat needed? No
Hats/gloves needed? Yes
Shoes/boots needed? No
Toy preferences: Legos, Nerf guns
Book preferences: Fantasy, especially about dragons.

DS3:
Age and gender: 7 year old male
Clothing needed: Jeans, size 7
Coat needed? No
Hats/gloves needed? Yes
Shoes/boots needed? No
Toy preferences: He loves the older kid Playmobil sets, and Legos.
Book preferences: He loves to read just about anything.

DS4:
Age and gender: 4 year old male (5 in December)
Clothing needed: Pajamas, size 5
Coat needed? No
Hats/gloves needed? Yes
Shoes/boots needed? Really needs new shoes but I’m not sure what size. I’ll update when I get his feet measured.
Toy preferences: Drawing/coloring supplies
Book preferences: Dr. Seuss

DD2:
Age and gender: 3 year old female
Clothing needed: Pajamas, pants and shirts size 3T
Coat needed? No
Hats/gloves needed? Yes
Shoes/boots needed? Yes, size 7.5 toddlers
Toy preferences: Baby dolls, tea party, dress up, coloring/drawing supplies
Book preferences: Learning to read, so anything with small, simple words

DS5:
Age and gender: 20 month old male
Clothing needed: Pajamas, pants and shirts size 2T, socks for a shoe size 6.5 toddlers
Coat needed? No
Hats/gloves needed? Yes
Shoes/boots needed? Winter boots would be nice for him, he wears a 6.5
Toy preferences: Most of his toys are too babyish for him but all his siblings’ toys are too big, so anything age appropriate for an almost 2-year-old would be awesome.
Book preferences: He eats books.

DD3:
Age and gender: 2 month old female
Clothing needed: 0-3 or 3-6 months
Coat needed? No, but we do need blankets for her
Hats/gloves needed? Yes
Shoes/boots needed? No
Toy preferences: I’d love a mobile to hang over her bed.

Mom: 29 year old female
Ring sling, support pillow
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Holiday Decorations

Needs: I have lost a bit of weight since my last baby and my size 3 Hotsling is too big. I’d love a pouch or wrap so I can keep the baby happy while I’m busy. A new nursing bra would be nice too, size 36B. I’d also love some Christmas decorations.

Dad: 38 year old male
Needs: size 12 in men’s, work boots or good supportive sneakers. Size 12 slippers