Quoting Amber Marie Norris:" So the toys are going for kids who can't play with them? or what do you mean. that may have sounded really ... [snip!] ... and teachers are resting.. I'm sorry if this sounds heartless im just not understanding why we're sending toys to newtown...?"See I don't know either. That was what I didn't understand. They've been reporting locally that Toys for Tots is coming up short this year, so I can't fathom why we'd be collecting for kids elsewhere when we aren't collecting enough for kids here & I don't know what good toys will do there.
Quoting nursemaya -mommy to 2:" that's really odd. Are you sure it's not a scam or something?? I mean those kids likely are gonna haul in a smurf ton of gifts from their own family and friends, why would they need it from strangers"I don't think it's a scam. If it is, they likely took our toys out of the local bin too. LOL
Quoting Regina George:" I agree with you that is messed up. They don't need toys. They need access to counselors to help them ... [snip!] ... these people were not telling their kids to ask for something more affordable. Those greedy ass kids don't deserve smurf IMO."
Quoting Viv, Ev & Gwen ♥:" Yeah... the tragedy was awful and I'm very hopeful that Christmas will be able to get it off their minds ... [snip!] ... to toys for tots because I think a sturdy winter coat and some food is more important to give to a homeless kid than a Barbie."I completely agree. We normally do donations for the senior center here since there are MANY seniors in need & they often get overlooked. We also do one box of personal care items for the woman's shelter - so shampoo, conditioner, body wash, razors, etc. They are always short on that stuff.