Arbolito - Christmas Tree Drive

Arbolito - Christmas Tree Drive

From Norma Alvarez

Christmas Tree Drive - help me raise money to provide Christmas trees to families in need.

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Update #13

about 8 years ago

THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU!
To everyone who contributed to the first Arbolito Christmas Tree Drive, I will like to thank from the bottom of my heart. Because of you this was a success.

This past Sunday I was able to hand out 16 Christmas trees to the families in need in Florida City (part of 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 to these 16 families (see pictures below) Some of you have approached me after Sunday and because I still have some funds left over – I am still collecting donations. With the help of the organization, we will be picking the 4 families from the group who are most in need and donating gift for the children.

If you wish to still donate, please send me an email or visit my fundraiser page https://fundly.com/cheers-for-cheer

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ABOUT ARBOLITO CHRISTMAS TREE DRIVE:

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 tippy toe to the Christmas tree.  One by one I would look for the gifts with my name and if I was feeling sneaky enough – try to peek (without tearing the paper of course).  Soon th ere 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. 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 about the beautiful 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. Because of this I am kicking off this year by celebrating my birthday in a way I can give back. Please join me in raising money to provide Christmas trees to 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.

December 12 – there will also be a little cocktail party I am hosting for called Cheers for Cheer.  Please save the date and join me that day for some drinks for a good cause. More details to come.

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

By reaching my goal, I'll be able to give Christmas Trees to 12 families.

Thank you!



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Norma Alvarez posted a new update:
about 8 years ago

Thank you!

THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU!
To everyone who contributed to the first Arbolito Christmas Tree Drive, I will like to thank from the bottom of my heart. Because of you this was a success.

This past Sunday I was able to hand out 16 Christmas trees to the families in need in Florida City (part of 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 to these 16 families (see pictures below) Some of you have approached me after Sunday and because I still have some funds left over – I am still collecting donations. With the help of the organization, we will be picking the 4 families from the group who are most in need and donating gift for the children.

If you wish to still donate, please send me an email or visit my fundraiser page https://fundly.com/cheers-for-cheer

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Norma Alvarez posted a new update:
about 8 years ago

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Goal 100% reached.... Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! So excited for Sunday to drop off the christmas trees!

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Norma Alvarez posted a new update:
about 8 years ago

Trees to be delivered this Sunday...

I am very excited to visit the RCMA this Sunday and to drop off the Christmas trees to the family. Thanks to all the generous donations - I am only $155 away from reaching my $1200 goal. If you can share this link – any donations made will get me to my goal. www.fundly.com/cheers-for-cheer

I am also looking for volunteers on Sunday Morning to drop off the trees. Please send me a message if interested.

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Norma Alvarez posted a new update:
about 8 years ago

Happy Thanksgiving - feeling blessed this year!

Hope you all had a great Thanksgiving and as you begin to put up your tree in the next days, that you feel the joy it brings to your home. Much like I'll be able to bring to the families for the Arbolito Christmas Tree Drive.

I was able to take advantage of the Black Friday Sale and buy the 16 trees for the families chosen. Thank you to all the supporters who allowed me to reach my halfway goal by Thanksgiving day - so that I can go out and buy as much as possible during the Sales.

I am blessed that some many friends and family are supporting me with this project. I still have 12 days to finish buying all the lights and decorations for the tree - so please help me share this cause...

Arbolito Christmas Tree Drive
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Norma Alvarez posted a new update:
about 8 years ago

Thank you Eizabeth Salas

Thank you Ely...- here's personalized Christmas Tree Skirt for helping me with my Christmas tree drive by donating on #Fundly! Check it out: http://fundly.com/cheers-for-chee

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Norma Alvarez posted a new update:
about 8 years ago

Thank you.... Carlos Hermida

Thank you Carlos...- here's your personalized Christmas Tree Skirt for helping me with my Christmas tree drive by donating on #Fundly! Check it out: http://fundly.com/cheers-for-chee

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Norma Alvarez posted a new update:
about 8 years ago

Thank you Nikki...

Nikki- here's personalized Christmas Tree Skirt for helping me with my Christmas tree drive by donating on #Fundly! Check it out: http://fundly.com/cheers-for-cheer

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Norma Alvarez posted a new update:
about 8 years ago

Thank you Gisela

Gisela - here's personalized Christmas ornament for helping me with my Christmas tree drive.

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Norma Alvarez posted a new update:
about 8 years ago

Thank you Maira!

My friend - Maira - Thank you so much!!!! There's a Christmas Tree Skirt with your name on it for helping me with my Arbolito Christmas tree drive on #Fundly! You can donate as much or little as you want. Check it out: http://fundly.com/cheers-for-cheer

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Norma Alvarez posted a new update:
about 8 years ago

Thank you Izzy & Coco

I love you Cathy... thank you!
Izzy & Coco have a Christmas Tree with their name on it for helping me with my Christmas tree drive on #Fundly! You can donate as much or little as you want. Check it out: http://fundly.com/cheers-for-cheer

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Norma Alvarez posted a new update:
about 8 years ago

Thank you Ely & Ricky

Thank you Elizabeth Serrano y Ricky...
There's a Christmas Tree Skirt with your name on it for helping me with my Christmas tree drive on #Fundly! You can donate as much or little as you want. Check it out: http://fundly.com/cheers-for-cheer

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Norma Alvarez posted a new update:
about 8 years ago

Thank you Jose More

Jose has a Christmas Tree with his name on it for helping me with my Christmas tree drive on #Fundly! You can donate as much or little as you want. Check it out: http://fundly.com/cheers-for-cheer

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Norma Alvarez posted a new update:
about 8 years ago

Thank you Nat & Kenzi

Natalie and Kenzie have personalized their own Christmas ornament by helping me with my Christmas tree drive on #Fundly! You can donate as much or little as you want. Check it out: http://fundly.com/cheers-for-cheer

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