You are far from boasting.
I consider it “cluing others in” to something that flies below the radar for many. Someone not having much at Christmas is a hard subject to face. And even when we do face it in the form of the Salvation Army pot outside of Walmart, or “Santa’s Helpers” on the local news stations, and more on a personal level with what you do, it is easily forgotten with our own families to worry over.
It’s good to have reminders like yours. You did not ask for it, but I will say it: Thank you. I’m sure every child and parent you helped over the years is grateful.
To all who replied, thank you. I posted it to show there are lots of kids who don’t get toys from TOYS FOR TOTS, etc. for Christmas. We think it’s covered by all the charities but sometimes that’s just not enough.
We only went public one time when a radio station interviewed us but we didn’t give our names. By doing that the entire town started bringing gifts and even Walmart donated $3,000. Instead of a few kids getting gifts, the lady we had taken our gifts to said they had gifts for every needy kid in the county and money left over for the next year.
Like I said, it sure makes me look forward to Christmas every year. This year we didn’t have much to spend. And that sucks since this year there’ll be a lot of kids who won’t get anything. Hopefully they won’t grow up hating Christmas.
Oh, and by the way. Since I’m a conservative I’m also a bigot. Or, so I’ve been told.