Arbolito - Christmas Tree Drive 2014

Arbolito - Christmas Tree Drive 2014

From Norma Alvarez

Second Annual Arbolito Christmas Tree Drive - help me raise money to provide Christmas trees to families in need again this year!

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Update #7

about 7 years ago

Donation day is near!

I will be delivering the Christmas Trees to 30 families this Saturday 12/6 at 10am.

There is still time to help

- I still have a few items to buy and any donations would be appreciated
- Meet up with me tomorrow to assemble the gift bags
- Help distribute the trees on Saturday

Send me a message if you need more information.

Thank you,
Norma

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As a kid, on Christmas morning I would wake up as early as I thought was reasonable and would sneak out of bed and quietly tiptoe to the Christmas tree.  One by one I would look for my gifts and try to peek inside (without tearing the paper of course).  Soon there after I’d wake up my family and we would all gather around the Christmas Tree

The meaning of Christmas is special and may be something different for each of us. Whatever it may mean to you – the common theme is that it’s a very happy time. A time to give, time celebrate and time to create wonderful memories.  And to come home and see your Christmas tree is a reminder of the season.

I was also lucky to be born December 12. And as a kid it can be challenging to celebrate so close to the holidays, but I always loved Christmas. As I grew up I loved my birthday even more as I learned the meaning my birth-date, specifically in Mexico: El Dia de La Guadalupe.  La Virgencita is something that has a lot of meaning to me and I consider myself lucky to be born on such a huge day of celebration of her. 

Last Year I was able to hand out 16 Christmas trees to the families in need in Florida City (through the RCMA Organization). The amount of joy, appreciation and blessing I received that day from the families was overwhelming. It was a beautiful experience and I am truly thankful for all you who contributed and helped me spread some Christmas cheer. 

This year again I am celebrating my birthday by giving back and I have company. Carla, Cathy and Leinad have been my friends since elementary school and they will joining me this year. 

Join us in raising money for the Second Annual Arbolito -Christmas Tree Drive for families in need.  With your donation I will be able to provide a Christmas tree to a family, so that they too have the opportunity to come together and create their own memories around the Christmas tree.

Please help me triple my goal of last year by giving to 50 families.

ABOUT RCMA:

To read more about the organization and families who will be receiving these Christmas trees, please click here:

http://www.rcma.org/about.html

Thank you!

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Norma Alvarez posted a new update:
about 7 years ago

Update #8

Donation day is near!

I will be delivering the Christmas Trees to 30 families this Saturday 12/6 at 10am.

There is still time to help

- I still have a few items to buy and any donations would be appreciated
- Meet up with me tomorrow to assemble the gift bags
- Help distribute the trees on Saturday

Send me a message if you need more information.

Thank you,
Norma

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Norma Alvarez posted a new update:
about 7 years ago

Apparently I turned off the notifications on FB for my campaign - so I wanted to briefly update everyone on the status . Thanks to all the generous donations - We are on track to spread some Christmas joy to 30 families. The tree drop offs will be on Saturday December 6 - anyone available that morning and wants to help - please send me a direct message.

Thanks to some savvy shopping - I am hoping to grow the number of families - but I won't know the final count until we are closer to the date.

Again - thank you to everyone who has supported, donated or offered their help. In a world where there is so much going on, it's always great to be reminded what amazing things we have the power do!

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Norma Alvarez posted a new update:
about 7 years ago

Andrea just donated! Thank you!

Andrea - MIL GRACIAS por tu contribucion!!! xoxo

Help me reach my campaign goal on #Fundly! You can donate as much or little as you want. Check it out: http://fundly.com/arbolito-christmas-tree-drive .

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Norma Alvarez posted a new update:
about 7 years ago

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Thank you to my "Butter Sister"Patsy for supporting me this year on my Arbolito Christmas tree drive and helping SPREAD the love! It means so much to me that you donated and are helping us spread some joy!
Check it out: http://fundly.com/arbolito-christmas-tree-drive .
Love,
Norma

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Norma Alvarez posted a new update:
about 7 years ago

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A big thank you to Caro for your donation!!!
Wanted to say thank you from the bottom of my heart for supporting me this year on my Arbolito Christmas tree drive! It means so much to me that you donated and are helping us spread some joy!
Check it out: http://fundly.com/arbolito-christmas-tree-drive .
Love,
Norma
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Norma Alvarez posted a new update:
about 7 years ago

Thank you!!!

A Cute Thank you Ornament - for the Cute family! Kristina, Steve, Natalie and Kenzie THANK YOU for supporting me of this years Arbolito Christmas tree drive! It means so much to me that you donated and are helping us by donating!

Check it out: http://fundly.com/arbolito-christmas-tree-drive .
Love,
Norma

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Norma Alvarez posted a new update:
about 7 years ago

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Thank you to Tata (Wilma Calleja) for being the first supporter of this years Arbolito Christmas tree drive! It means so much to me that you donated and are helping us with the by donating!

Check it out: http://fundly.com/arbolito-christmas-tree-drive .

Love,
Norma

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