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MDC families need your help this Holiday season!  The Holiday Helper team would like to meet all children's clothing needs - and we can't do it without you! 

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Do you have new or gently used children's clothing items that you can donate to a Family In Need

(Quick - go check your closet now!)

Or, can you join together with another member to help pay shipping for donated items? 

 

A comprehensive list of all the items needed can be found on the Master Needs List, but if you are in a hurry, just post to the

"I Have Available" thread and the busy little Holiday Helper elves will do the matching for you! 

 

This week we are focusing on Children's Clothing, but all donations are welcome!

Please post to the "I Have Available" thread if you have any items that you are willing to donate. 

 

If you have any questions, please PM a member of the Holiday Helper team:

 

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I have loads of baby boy's clothes size 0-24 months. I apologize but I don't have the time to read all the lists and contact people individually. I have made a post in the I Have Available thread, please contact me and tell me who needs what and I can get it out within a week. love.gif


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Thanks PJ!  We've seen your post on IHA. 

Basically we allow 48 hours from the time that a post is made on IHA, for facilitators to match available goods to registered needs.

After that time, FIN can specifically request items from your post.  I expect you will be getting some PMs soon - don't be discouraged blowkiss.gif


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Bumping this up to the top! bump.gif

 

P.J. Your post is great. I have to admit that when was involved with HH a few years ago, I wasn't sure what to post where. So, anyone who is reading this and has clothes (or other items) to offer but isn't sure where/what to post, P.J.'s post and the others on the thread are great examples of how to post what you have available. And, of course, feel free to PM one of the HH facilitators if you have any questions or aren't sure where/what to post; we are always happy to help!
 


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I agree HHM!  Don't be shy - any help, even one tshirt, could make a big difference!   And don't be afraid of doing it wrong - if we need more info, we will contact you! 

(Okay, a few too many exclamation marks there - can you tell I'm excited?)


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We're doing well!  We've met one quarter of the children's clothing needs! 

 

So, did you all check your closets?  Cause we still have time to meet these needs before our goal of 11/30! 

 

Thanks HHM for updating the list.  I came to do it, and it was already done.  Great minds think alike biggrinbounce.gif


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Slowly, but surely we're getting there.  We could still use your help though.  love.gif  Only a couple of days until our goal....


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Bumping this up! bump.gif And off to check my closets!
 


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Not long to go now...


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I'm going to take this thread on a trip and I'm going to extend the date to December 1st!  Enjoy the ride!


 
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So Thanksgiving it over and the holidays are rushing towards us!  There are less than 30 days left before those holidays are upon us.  We really need everyone's help to meet the needs of our Families in Need.  Gently used items (GUIs) are greatly welcomed and encouraged.  So if you have any clothes your children have grown out of or you see something you'd like to buy for a child, let us know, even if you don't see it on the Master Needs List, it may still help a family out!  You might want to check out The Big Thank You Thread, to see how much your help means! 


 
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Can't wait to see where this trip takes us QOTM! 

 

Come on mamas!  We can do it...


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It's off to parenting we go!  :)


 
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How are you doing on kids clothes?   

 

I have bunches of gently used baby girl clothes from size 0-24 mo.  Let me know if there are any families that could use them.  


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Great!  Moonstones, I'm sure there are families that could use those.  Do you mind posting to the I Have Available Thread? That way, even if a family doesn't have it listed on their needs, they may still be able to use them.  Thank you so much for helping out!


 
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Of to preteens and teens! 


 
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If you're the parent of a teen or preteen, you have probably experienced clothes drama!  I know I have.  Maybe you'd be willing to help out and donate some clothes to an older child or maybe you've got some clothes that your kids have grown out of?  Take a look at the list above or just post what you have to the I Have Available Thread.  I'm sure it'll make someone's day!


 
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I picked up some clothes from another family in my neighborhood and am taking a break from sorting them to bump up this thread! bump.gif
 


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Well, it's after 12/1, but we still need to get more of these needs met, so I'm going to send the post around a bit more! 


 
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Maybe you have a pair or shoes or boots that your child has outgrown? Or a winter coat? From underwear to snowpants, it would be wonderful to meet all of these children's needs. hh2.gif
 


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Are you posting a new challenge this week or focusing on this one until all needs are met>


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We are going to be starting a new challenge shortly, but I want to keep this one up for a bit longer, since we still have a ways to go with it.


 
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The new challenge is up, but children's clothing is a very important need, and one that we would like to fulfil!  We'd love your help! 


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Here's the link to the new challenge! And don't forget to check out the FIN pages and/or the master needs list while you're at it.  We are doing great over there and making lots of progress, but we still have a long way to go and only a short amount of time lett! :)


 
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Woohoo!  We have made a lot of progress!  Take a look at the updated list.  We still have a ways to go to meet these needs.  We really have a lot of children in need of clothes.  We need your help!  Please take a look at the list and look in your closets.  Can you meet any of these needs? 


 
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Oh yeah, that's awesome progress.  Let's keep it going! 


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#1 (TX)-Size 6 winter jammies- footed ones are a plus!

#4 (WI)-Long sleeve shirts, size 14/16 or Ladies S, for a teenage girl

#4 (WI)-Long sleeves shirts, size 12/14, for a girl

#4 (WI)-Long sleeve shirts size 10, for a girl

#4 (WI)-Warm socks, for a girl

#4 (WI)-Long sleeve shirts, size 7, for a girl

#4 (WI)-Cotton long sleeve play dresses, size 6x-7, for a girl

#4 (WI)-4T sweat pants or micro fleece pants, for a boy

#5 (OR)-Pajamas, size 12, for a boy

#5 (OR)-Pajamas, size 5, all cotton, for a girl

#6 (UT)-Pajamas, size 5T, for a boy

#6 (UT)-Pajamas, size 3T, two-piece, not ones with feet, for a boy

#7 (MI)-Winter clothes, 5T for shirts and pants, 6T for underwear, for a girl

#8 (VT)-Winter clothes, size 10 boys or Medium long sleeve shirts, for a boy

#8 (VT)-Long sleeve shirts and pants, size 8, for a girl

#8 (VT)-Socks, long sleeve shirts and pants, size 4/5, for a girl

#9 (MA)-Toe socks, girls’ size 4

#9 (MA)-Yoga pants, size 5, for a girl

#11 (FL)-Warm or cool weather (but not super cold) clothing, size adult S or M, for a girl

#11 (FL)-Warm or cool weather (but not super cold) clothing, size 8, for a girl

#12 (CA)-Pajamas, cotton, not media-related, size 4T, for a girl

#12 (CA)-Socks, cotton, not media-related, size 4T/5T, for a girl

#12 (CA)-Underwear, cotton, not media-related, size 4T/5T, for a girl

#13 (MA)-Girly dresses, size 6 or 6x, for a girl

#14 (OH)-Size 6 clothes, for a girl

#14 (OH)-Size 3 clothes, for a boy

#16 (MA)-Size 12 warm pants and long sleeve shirts (new only due to allergies), for a boy

#17-(MA)-Warm clothes for running cross-country, size 16, for a boy

#17-(MA)-Winter clothes, size 10-12 boys, loves silky Champion running shirts and pants, for 11 year old

#17-(MA)-Winter clothes, size 8-10 boys, loves silky Champion running shirts and pants, for 9 year old

#19-(OR)-Sweatshirts/sweaters, girls size 10 long or 12

#21-(IL)-Socks for feet with a shoe size of 8, for a girl

#21-(IL)-Long sleeve cotton dress, size 24m to 3T, for a girl

#25-(OR)-Socks & underwear, for 12 year old boy

#25-(OR)-Girly shirts, size 8, for a girl

#25-(OR)-Pants, size 6, for a boy

#25-(OR)-Pants, size 4/5, for a boy

#25-(OR)-Shirts with pictures on them, size 5, for a boy

#26-(NY)-Clothing, size 36 waist, XL print T-shirts, for a teenage boy

#26-(NY)-Black ankle socks, for a teenage boy

#26-(NY)-Clothing, size XL sweatpants, 2XL long sleeve shirts, for a teenage boy

#26-(NY)-Socks, for a teenage boy

#26-(NY)-Clothing, size 9 juniors or woman's size 5, for a teenage girl

#26-(NY)-Printed socks, for a teenage girl

#26-(NY)-Clothing, size 9.5 juniors or woman's size 5, for a girl

#26-(NY)-Clothing, size 16 girls, for a girl

#26-(NY)-Clothing, size 14 girls, for a girl

 

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