Friday, November 20, 2009

I believe in Giving... Please Read...

I obtained this from Sasha White's blog. I am not sure about you, but I can not resist a toy drive. Especially when I know how tight things can be!!! But to know that for a few dollars we can make some child's Christmas. I mean, what is the true meaning of Christmas? Giving.
Just read! I had tears in my eyes!!


From Chaos Cat of Romance Junkies.

::: Permission to Forward to anyone you can think of ;-):::

I am here in hopes of helping Todd get toy donations for the Superior Fire Department again this year. :-)

We live in a small old mining town, population three thousand. My husband who helps me with all things RJ runs the local fire department in town. It’s a low income town and there are a lot of kids here that don’t get much for Christmas. Weeks before Christmas the fire department decorates one of the fire trucks with thousands of holiday lights, fire personnel and yours truly spend weeks wrapping every toy brought in with festive Christmas paper. On Christmas Eve Santa and Ms. Claus ride in back of the fire truck and, with Christmas music blaring, the fire truck weaves its way up and down every street in town. The sirens blare every few minutes and as kids hear it they scramble out of their houses. The truck stops and Santa gives each child a toy. The drive itself takes seven hours. It’s a big production and one that the fire department takes great pride in.

A few years ago I got involved in the toy drive. With the help of the Romance Community the Fire Dept has been able to give a toy to every child in town for 3 years straight. The toys are not expensive — small stuffed animals and 1-4 dollar toys, but it doesn’t take a lot to make it a magical night for the kids in town, especially when Santa is delivering the toys personally.

I know it’s been a bad year for everyone, but I am really hoping we can raise enough toys again this year. Last year we barely brought in enough, but we did it! ;-)

If anyone is interested in sending in some toys it would be VERY MUCH appreciated by both the fire department and the kids in town ;-)

I really want to thank everyone who has contributed over the years. I go on the drive every year with Todd and I can’t describe adequately how incredible the whole experience is. It chokes me up every year watching kids with huge grins on their faces, clutching tight to the toy Santa has given them.

You can check out photos of the Santa Drive – here

If you would like to donate toys or gift cards you can do so by sending them into:

Superior Fire Dept Toy Drive

C/O Superior Fire Department
236 Golf Course Rd
Superior, AZ 85173

The Department is not set up to take Paypal. So anyone who would like to contribute via Paypal can send their donations into Romance Junkies and I will forward the donations onto the Fire Dept. RJ pal info is – info is

Cat Brown AKA Chaoscat
(Chaos – It’s not just a lifestyle, it’s a state of mind)
Owner/Operator Romance Junkies
Let's remember what the season is truly about ladies... and gentlemen...
Have a great day!!!

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  1. Hello Cecile you have sent an email to me? I have not received, you can try again?
    You can use the mail that you find on my site in the page:Credits.

    What a nice initiative! Good!

    Ciao ciao

  2. I thought for a minute this was about Superior, WI! :)

  3. This is an excellent mission and in the true spirit of the season!


  4. ~Hey Veronica! I will try again. Chat with you in a bit!!!

    ~Hey Chris!! I checked my email again... and It is AZ. But I thought this was great for Christmas time. I mean, the holiday is about giving. And what better to do that than with children!

    ~Hey Ms. A! I agree with you. That is why I posted it. I mean, I know things are tight. They are within my own household, but to give to a heart of a child. That is what it is all about. I think of the Christmas's that we had while I was a single mother and if it was not for my family (mother & aunt) my daughter would not have had much at all. Giving is what it is about. Not commercializing it, not being stingy with things... just giving.
    Thank you all for stopping and just leaving comments.

  5. what a beautiful and heartful and utterly good thing to participate in. If I could I would send a box but the shipping fee would kill me ;S You're right Cecile, it is a wonderful thing to do in the spirit of Christmas ;)

  6. That is so sweet, and a great idea. Xmas is really the time to give back

  7. A very worthy cause my dear! Let's all remember the little ones! They deserve a good Christmas above everyone else. :) Hope you have a great weekend my friend!

  8. What a wonderful idea,I would particpate but like Leontine said the shipping fee would kill me. But I did participate in something like this, filling a shoebox with toys, and schoolstuff for kids abroad who don't have a lot, they all get a shoebox filled with stuff and a toy on X-mas, it is so wonderful to see the look on those kids faces, that is why you are doing it for. That smile from those kids is the best present you can get. OK rambling on here... Great idea Cecile.

  9. Hey Sweetie,

    Just checking out your always it's awesome!

    Big Hugs

  10. That's such a wonderful idea!
    I hope they get enough toys to give one to each kid!

  11. Hey Cecile, Thanks for posting it again and help getting the word out!

  12. Hi Cecile!

    Speaking of giving ~ you've won a copy of PASSIONATE from the RITBS blog, to give away in turn!

    Please e-mail anthea AT anthealawson DOT com so we can send you a copy.

    Happy Thanksgiving!

  13. I agree with you. That is why I posted it. I mean, I know things are tight.

    Lingerie Access


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