Do they know it's Christmas time?

We grabbed a card off of one of those Christmas "Wish Trees" for a local homeless shelter when I took the boys out to get their hair cuts the other day. It was from a 10 year old girl living in the shelter. What was she asking for?

"Home Essentials"

Ya know: Tooth brush, toothpaste, soap, shampoo & etc.. A kid wishing for nothing more than basics many take for granted every single day. You don't have to look to third world countries to see large scale and extreme poverty this year. It ain't pretty out there this year right here in our own backyards:

As a longtime Santa Claus at a suburban Chicago mall, Rod Riemersma used to jokingly tell children they would get socks for Christmas if they were naughty.

This year, he stopped telling the joke. Too many children were asking for socks. "They've probably heard their parents say, 'Geez, I wish I had some money to get them clothes,' " says Mr. Riemersma, 56 years old.


Sometimes even the best training can't keep Santa from being caught off guard. Mike Smith, who works as Santa at the Polaris Fashion Place in Columbus, Ohio, says a 5-year-old girl wearing a Dora the Explorer sweat shirt last month hopped in his lap and asked, "Can you turn my daddy into an elf?" "Why?" he asked.

"Because my daddy's out of work, and we're about to lose our house," she said.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

People used to be nicer in New Milford, Pat Murphy and Peg molina the town social worker are against opening a train station that would help commuters find jobs, there are none in New nilfotd! NO HOMELESS SHELTER said the grinch Pat Murphy, women can get beat up in thier own homes, or shot in parking lots around town, or yet never found...our teens they can freeze in cars. Congrats New Milford, Pat murphy and Peg Molina and Chloe actually hung up on someone I know, 3 times! Three times worse I wish onto them! Oh, the big bad element may come to New Milford! Did we not hve a herion house here? It's already here, has been here for years, drugs, murder and rape. HOW DID A NON EXISTENT HOMELESS SHELTER CAUSE ALL THIS CRIME or a non functioning TRAIN STATION do all that? We have a new generation of young girls who wont stand for lack of normal transportation to universities and jobs this is thier right for transportation, not up to parents to buy and hand them cars anymore, I for one will support, applaud and do whatever it takes to get a real mayor and a real town social Worker in office! Who watches to see if they steal?