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Old 11-02-2007, 08:47 PM - Thread Starter
 
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I have already started my Christmas shopping, and I really want to be a Holiday Helper giver this year.

Is MDC doing a Holiday Helper program this year? When does it begin? Where is the thread?
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There's a link at the top of the page about it, and a locked post on Q&S that says a little about it.
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It got pulled and vanished.

Will there be an event this year or not? A very simple question!
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I'm so excited about it too! But I think they are still working on getting it set up. http://www.mothering.com/discussions...d.php?t=771344

 
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...Will there be an event this year or not? A very simple question!
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As far as I know, yes!

 
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We have a Yahoo group to discuss/implement HH:

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/APholidayhelpers/join

And I'm at 2001 posts ... how did that happen?
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We have a Yahoo group to discuss/implement HH:

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/APholidayhelpers/join

And I'm at 2001 posts ... how did that happen?
Is this sight only for MDC moms?
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Its a private group, not listed on the Yahoo search - so yes its just for MDC Moms.
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We have a Yahoo group to discuss/implement HH:

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/APholidayhelpers/join
Cool, I just submitted my request to join. I have lots of stuff that I can give to some families.

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Let's try not to start anymore HH threads until I hear back from Abimommy, okay? I know everyone is anxious to get going, especially me, but we don't want to crash the whole site, right?
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It is actively being worked on.

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I'm not sure why it needs to be such a long thread. Most things can be done via the database and PM's. Couldn't the thread just be locked with the info on who to pm, the database, etc?
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I'm not sure why it needs to be such a long thread. Most things can be done via the database and PM's. Couldn't the thread just be locked with the info on who to pm, the database, etc?
We aren't going to have a huge thread, we are giving the HH a forum. We are working with the organizers in setting things up.

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abimommy,
thank you so much for leaving this thread open and answering our questions.
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can't wait for the forum!

That's a really good idea
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I'm not sure why it needs to be such a long thread. Most things can be done via the database and PM's. Couldn't the thread just be locked with the info on who to pm, the database, etc?
the database was something a member voluntarily did last year but that person has not been an active member recently and we don't have access to the database.

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the database was something a member voluntarily did last year but that person has not been an active member recently and we don't have access to the database.
Oh no - that made it so easy. Is there anyone working on a new one?
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the database was something a member voluntarily did last year but that person has not been an active member recently and we don't have access to the database.
She's been posting I already asked her about it over a week ago and they are willing to provide it again this year.

I sent DiD a pm of the OP from last years HH thread as well as a list of currently active organizers from last year.

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She's been posting I already asked her about it over a week ago and they are willing to provide it again this year.

I sent DiD a pm of the OP from last years HH thread as well as a list of currently active organizers from last year.

Oh... oops, my bad. I got the usernames mixed up with someone else. Now I feel like a butt. :

Alrighty, I'm going to go hide back in my like hole of Lurkedom....

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Oh... oops, my bad. I got the usernames mixed up with someone else. Now I feel like a butt. :

Alrighty, I'm going to go hide back in my like hole of Lurkedom....

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man- I don't even know how to spell anymore either...

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Thanks guys... I've been volunteering to help coordinate for months now! I have submitted a request to join the yahoo group, but it hasn't been approved yet. Approve me please! I hope spatulagirl does the database or shows someone else how to do it... made things way simple.
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Maybe this question can be answered now:

How was it decided who would help coordinate the years event?

Thank you for keeping this thread open.
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Maybe this question can be answered now:

How was it decided who would help coordinate the years event?

Thank you for keeping this thread open.

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I co-ordinated the Holiday Helper thread the first year. I did it with Gemini. We also did it the second year. Naturally it grew and grew and we folded in different departments. There were departments heads for Paypal (especially important for international donations) Gemini was in charge with another mom of all the gently used... Spatulagirl and Stacey0302 did it the 3rd year.

And now this 4th year I am unclear who is heading it up.

If anyone ever needs my input I will be happy to provide it but it seems like the team is running with it.

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We aren't going to have a huge thread, we are giving the HH a forum. We are working with the organizers in setting things up.
Wow. That wonderful!

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I worked with SpatulaGirl and Stacey (and SovereignQueen did Paypal, I think) last year, and if the volume is going to be even close to what it was last year, you're going to need more than 4 people, seriously. Even with the database.

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DreamsinDigital is running it this year and if anyone wants to help her out please send her a pm.

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I'd like to be a helper mom again this year. Will someone please post here when then forum is live? I don't check in much these days as I am very busy at work.

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Jennifer_Z's husband did the database last year. I've sent him an e-mail in hopes he could do another one for us this year, but I've not yet heard back from him. Just in case, does anyone have another idea for an online searchable database?

I've received a couple of volunteers for help, but I am still in need of a couple more.

I can't wait for the forum to go live!
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