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Old 12-08-2008, 01:42 AM
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My Local Mr X Appeal For Children In Need

The MR X Appeal is a gift giving organisation started by a local businessman who's name has been anonymous for years, hence why we call him MR X. He use to donate toys for needy children in Swansea, who would otherwise not receive a gift on Christmas Day.
Well, Saturday I went into Mothercare (its a shop that sells baby stuff) They had a tree with tags of names on them, ie, the childs name, age etc. On the board by the tree, It asked if customers would kindly take a name off the tree and buy and wrap a gift for a needy child in our area. Well, when I read that I couldnt walk past because I was shocked to even think there would be children in my neighbourhood or surrounding areas that were quite needy. You just dont think its on your doorstep would you?? I half expected it to go to children in poor countries, not Great Britain and so close to home. Anyway I took a name tag and my husband says he's going to get the kid some cars /or a truck as thats what a five year old boy would play with isnt it?
I felt like I had done some good by taking the name tag and hope that the next time I go into the shop, all the tags would have been taken!!
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That's awesome Kelly Ann. My mom always told me growing up that there were alot of people around us that are alot less fortunate than us. You hear so much about other countries but it's right there in your own. When we were kids we would take food and other items to people that did not have really much to get by on. When I first met my husband he had actually went with us one time and he said that he will always remember that!
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Old 12-08-2008, 08:22 AM
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Good for you, it is nice that people help out there less fortunate neighbors at this time. Our local malls do those gift trees too, and will wrap the gifts for free as long as they are purchased at a mall store.

My company does a Holiday Breakfast every year, and it's also a toy drive for Toys for Tots, so my daughter and I went to that and brought in a couple of nice toy sets (Princess Barbie w/horse) to donate. We also give to the local food pantries as well.
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Old 12-08-2008, 08:29 AM
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I heard of something similar done in Australia. I love that idea but haven't seen it around here.
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I heard of something similar done in Australia. I love that idea but haven't seen it around here.
Maybe you could organise something with a local children charity to get people into helping poor kids?
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We do this in our neighborhood every year. It is called an Angel tree. There are a lot of tags this year.
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