No, not in the name of love, not for Hammer time, but for something even more exciting!
Don’t throw out those gently used clothes or shoes you or your kids have grown out of! Why you ask? Well, let me tell you about a little program we have here at MDC. It's called the Holiday Helper Program. Since 2003, MDC members have been reaching out to each other around the holidays to make sure that families in need, here at MDC, get the chance to celebrate the season as well.
Many families in need (FINs) would love to receive gently used clothing for themselves, their children, and other family members. The Holiday Helper Program helps to match up Holiday Helpers with FINs. It’s a great way to make a wonderful difference in another family’s life. So hang on to those gently used items, and we’ll get back to you all with the specific!
P.S. We will also be looking for all sorts of gently used or new items, like toys, books, clothe diapers, kitchen items, body care items, arts and craft supplies, and etc!
Also, start thinking of some funny thread titles for our traveling Holiday Helper Thread. Every year, we start a thread about the Holiday Helper program, then we come up with crazy eye catching titles and try to get peaople to click on the thread. We move it from forum to forum.
For example, last year we had:
"Mothering: The Musical" in Arts and Crafts
"You will not believe what my MIL did!" in TAO
"Have you ever...." in the Sex Talk forum
Off the top of my head, I can't remember anymore, but there were a few doozies! So, if you can think of anymore, feel free to PM me with them!
There is always the MIL one.
Lets have new ones!
"Peggy O Mara to have live chat with Dr Ferber"
"Our Baby will be vegan so not BF at all since its animal based."
"Dr Phil to have his own forum at MDC"
"Found organic twinkies today made by ....!"
Love these! And now I want an organic twinky!
Maybe we should announce my engagement to Dr. Paul Offit.
I love the ones with all the acronyms. We should have a contest to see who can make the longest sentence that makes sense with acronyms. What did DH tell DD about NIP?
I POAS on a FRER with FMU at 10 DPO and got a BFP 1st month TTC!
Hi, I'm TJ! | NMY Grad | Mama to DD 5/13
Come on over and join us in the Holiday Helper forum. We will be putting up new information on specifics soon!
Also, we need people to help match up families in need with Holiday Helpers. Basically, you would become the contact person for certain families and when a member had something to donate to your family, they would contact you and you would make the match. It's an awesome way to get into the holiday spirit! If you are interested in being one of these very special volunteers, please contact AdinaL.