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    Quote Originally Posted by mama and her little bear View Post
    Oh go away,
    You're going to ***** and moan about people recieving donated ****?

    If you don't like it, don't donate,
    My ds receives many presents brought from me,

    Where is your proof these kids are getting 120$ barbie pools?


    I don't see the harm in a family getting more than one present for their kid, why is their kid less deserving just because the parents are struggling financially?

    I am greatful to be so blessed that I can buy everything for my son (and more),

    It's called compassion, you should try it sometime
    Exactly

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    I haven't even seen the wishing trees at any of my local stores. Perhaps they need to put them near the door so everyone can see. I've simply forgotten this year cos I couldn't see one and thus didn't even think of it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mama and her little bear View Post
    Oh go away,
    You're going to ***** and moan about people recieving donated ****?

    If you don't like it, don't donate,
    My ds receives many presents brought from me,

    Where is your proof these kids are getting 120$ barbie pools?


    I don't see the harm in a family getting more than one present for their kid, why is their kid less deserving just because the parents are struggling financially?

    I am greatful to be so blessed that I can buy everything for my son (and more),

    It's called compassion, you should try it sometime
    I never said kids receiving charity presents were getting $120 Barbie pools. I used the example of $120 barbie pool V Tupperware container to demonstrate that kids never used to need $$ to be spent on them to have fun.

    No one said kids are less deserving because the parents are struggling.

    I'm saying why do kids need more than a $5 toy, regardless of whether the parents are rich or poor.

    If you can afford to buy "everything and more" for your DS ... And he receives 'many' presents from you well then good on you. My child will not be brought up to 'expect' to receive any present let alone 'many.' I want to teach my child that money is not everything.

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    Back to the thread! We have by passed presents and kk the last few years and do oxfam... not the tree but still charity!

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    Quote Originally Posted by VicPark View Post
    I was just wondering how 'needy' some of the recipients were. If if wasn't for the donation, would they have no presents at all? Or are donations used as 'top up' presents in which case where did society become so commercially and selfishly driven that the expectation is kids will get multiple presents?

    Why do kids have to have multiple presents in order to feel loved and secure? Or a bit of joy? Can't these thing be accomplished with little or no money? What about the olden days of the great depression where there was little money to go round and kids made each other presents? Where instead of buying a $120 Barbie swimming pool, kids used to fill up mum's Tupperware container with water and let Barbie take a dip in that.

    I hope someone gets the point I'm trying to make....
    I know for a fact that a lot of recipients aren't needy. If you've got a link to an organisation that has a social worker it's quite likely you would receive one of these gifts or a gift hamper regardless of whether you need it or not.
    My friend and i rented through a saap organisation and as a result we received a hamper and gifts for our kids without our knowledge. Neither of us were in positions where we couldn't afford food or presents. It was such a shame it was wasted on us!
    It should all go to those who are in real need!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mama and her little bear View Post
    My child doesnt expect anything thank you, same as I didn't!

    Feel free to imply I am raising a spoilt brat if it makes you feel good love,

    My ds has lovely manners and is mostly always greatful for things given to him and mostly always says thank you.
    I wasn't so much criticising your son ... Rather shocked at you bragging how much money you had to spend on him in a thread about giving charity to the poor..

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    Harvest moon you don't have to accept if you felt you didn't need it but perhaps people could divert money usually used on festive "stuff" and put it towards their move to independence from the "system" ( not implying anything about your situation just saying in general!!)

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    Hi all

    Firstly let me say that it's wonderful that so many of you donate over Christmas and beyond that

    And secondly I know I cant speak for every charity but my parents were Salvation army ministers and for over 15 years i helped them at christmas time deliver those gifts to families that were struggling and unable to buy for their kids, I wanted to assure those that worry that the salvos is highly regulated with where those gifts go and it does make a huge difference so Thankyou for doing so, as for myself off tom'w to get the kids to pick for a little guy or girl for under the tree <img src="images/smilies/smile.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Smile" smilieid="1" class="inlineimg" merry Christmas to all!

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    VicPark I do see what you're saying, however (if I was in the position to buy gifts to donate) it would be a risk I'd be willing to take, just to ensure that some genuinely needy kids get a gift.

    Just to share some personal experiences for you VP- as a kid I remember one Christmas where us kids got a card under the tree. Yep, a card. I did bring this up with mum afew years ago and she ensures me that we were bought belated presents when they had some money to spare, but for Christmas, I distinctly remember getting nothing but a card. It was a beautiful card, but I remember the pang of sadness and disappointment I felt when I realised that that was it for Christmas.

    Afew years after that after my father passed away, mum obviously had help from charities. Money was tight, but we survived. I remember getting some donated presents for Christmas, but mum had been able to afford some others. So yes, among our nice presents we had some extras from charities that 'topped up our stash', and I also remember that they were quite inappropriate for our ages and as such we really did not appreciate them. They would have been better going to someone else more needy or at least better suited.

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    "I was not bragging"
    "but yes I do spend big $$ on him"


 
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