Eden Gives Back - Christmas 2011!

Jul!a Jul!a
Hello Everyone,

I am happy to announce our second annual Eden Gives Back Christmas Campaign. As some of you remember from last year, we had 5 amazing individuals from our community volunteer, and we raised $1,845.32 and were able to sponsor five less fortunate families, and help to make their holidays better.

If you are interested is volunteering this year, please get in touch with me ASAP. So far we only have two sponsors and it would be amazing if we could a few more people involved so that we could help even more people. In fact, on top of the money that EF is donating towards sponsoring these families, we are offering a $100 bonus to each volunteer to keep towards their own holiday.

As for the rest of you, please donate your points and gift cards. What could be a better use for your Eden points or gift cards than to help make Christmas morning for some families that really need the help. Donations add up fast, and if all of you could just donate a little (or a lot), it would go a long way to help the families. You can send in any gift card you've earned, make one from points, or purchase a physical gift card and send in the code and amount from that.

EF has pledged to give $200 to each family that we sponsor, AND will donate double the amount of point that YOU, the community, donate (to be divided equally between the families sponsored).

Donations are being taken until Tuesday, December 13th, and can be sent in by emailing me at Sam @ edenfantasys.com with a subject line of Eden Gives Back Christmas donations. Make sure the body of your email includes the code of the gift card you're sending in, along with the amount. Now please, donate your points today!
11/25/2011
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TheCleansing TheCleansing
How much should the card be?
11/25/2011
Jul!a Jul!a
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Originally posted by TheCleansing
How much should the card be?
It can be for any amount you wish to donate.
11/25/2011
unfulfilled unfulfilled
Great idea!
11/26/2011
Selective Sensualist Selective Sensualist
Sam,

I e-mailed you my gift card code last night!

Just wanted to give this thread a bump. It's such a great cause!
11/26/2011
P'Gell P'Gell
I'm going to wait so I can get more points to contribute. Be sure to remind us a day or two before it's over.
11/26/2011
lilly555 lilly555
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Originally posted by P'Gell
I'm going to wait so I can get more points to contribute. Be sure to remind us a day or two before it's over.
I agree, I definitely want to contribute but a reminder closer to deadline would be nice. Pretty please
11/26/2011
swaggsohott12 swaggsohott12
good idea
11/27/2011
dragondreamer dragondreamer
I would love to adopt a family. What do I need to do to make that happen?
11/27/2011
Jul!a Jul!a
Quote:
Originally posted by dragondreamer
I would love to adopt a family. What do I need to do to make that happen?
You need to email me at Sam @ edenfantasys.com with all the information you have about an organization in your area that has a Christmas program.
11/28/2011
mmc67 mmc67
I am so excited to introduce you to a program that is very near and dear to my heart. I am in charge of a local program that I started with my parents. The Tremont/Southwest Secret Santa program will be providing gifts to 67 children this year. You can read all about it, and see why it is such a labor of love for me here. The people we like to help are the people that would never ask for help. These are people who, for one reason or another have found themselves facing hard times. I would love to tell you about a couple of the families on the list this year.

I have a couple who are only 21 and 22 years old. They both are hard workers. Recently one of their relatives was sent to jail. She had two little boys and a girl. The couple stepped up and took custody of the children so they would not be put into care of the state. Because the children were not in the custody of the state the couple receive no help for the children. They are making ends meet but just barely. As you can imagine Christmas would put a huge strain on them financially.

Another one is a couple who have a 1 year old boy. Because of problems in pregnancy the mom has been unable to work since the birth of the boy. 4 months ago the dad was at work when he had a heart attack. With both of them unexpectedly out of work bills got behind. They are now faced with a foreclosure on their home. Christmas will be very bleak for them this year without some help.

As you can see these are not lazy people who are looking for a handout. I am so excited that you are able to help make their holidays brighter.
11/28/2011
aliceinthehole aliceinthehole
just emailed about this! really excited. i playing santa. it's my favorite thing ever.

honestly i think i get more excited about GIVING the toys than the person does receiving them.
11/28/2011
Kindred Kindred
This makes me feel so proud to be a part of this community. Thank you for doing this again.
11/29/2011
Princess-Kayla ♥ Princess-Kayla ♥
This is amazing. I'll send something in when my points add up some more!
11/29/2011
sktb0007 sktb0007
Do you have enough sponsors? I would like to be one, but I'd have to check around to see if we have any program like that around here (I'm sure we do, but I'd just have to find out the details). If you do not have enough sponsors, please let me know.

Also, if you do need another sponsor, I don't want the $100 for myself for being a sponsor, I would want the entire amount to be donated for the families.I'll be a sponsor for nothing. It's an amazing idea.
11/30/2011
Jul!a Jul!a
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Originally posted by sktb0007
Do you have enough sponsors? I would like to be one, but I'd have to check around to see if we have any program like that around here (I'm sure we do, but I'd just have to find out the details). If you do not have enough sponsors, please ... More
At this point we do have enough sponsors, but more donations are always great
11/30/2011
closed account closed account
Quote:
Originally posted by Jul!a
At this point we do have enough sponsors, but more donations are always great
glad to hear you found enough people able to take this on !

donations and call for donations on their weay!
11/30/2011
Misfit Momma Misfit Momma
The Christmas Cheer Board is a local volunteer based charity that I’ve been familiar with for a long time. It was started in 1919, and provides hampers to low income families every Christmas. My own family has received a wonderful hampers from them and I owe them many thanks for the meals and gifts they have given us.

This year, my financial situation wasn’t any better but all I could think about was wanting to do something different. This year, I wanted to give my kids the gift of giving. Allow them the opportunity to see the joy in another families eyes, knowing that they helped cause it.

A few days ago, just after I sent off my email to Sam about signing up as a volunteer, I found out that I was a victim of fraud over the weekend. Someone that I was told I could trust deposited bad checks and withdrew cash out of my already overdrawn bank account. Leaving me with less than nothing, rent to pay, and no groceries.

The thing that I was most worried about? Thinking that I would no longer be able to work on this Hamper because I wouldn’t be able to use my bank account to withdraw the donation money. I realized that I couldn’t let this stop me, and thanks to the generosity of Edenfantasys and the Eden community, the gift of giving won’t be taken from us! This community serves as a constant reminder that there are good people in this world, and I’m proud to be a part of it.

I’ll be updating as soon as I get more information about the family!
12/02/2011
oldman oldman
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Originally posted by mmc67
I am so excited to introduce you to a program that is very near and dear to my heart. I am in charge of a local program that I started with my parents. The Tremont/Southwest Secret Santa program will be providing gifts to 67 children this year. You ... More
Very kind of you and an inspiring story.
12/02/2011
oldman oldman
Quote:
Originally posted by Misfit Momma
The Christmas Cheer Board is a local volunteer based charity that I’ve been familiar with for a long time. It was started in 1919, and provides hampers to low income families every Christmas. My own family has received a wonderful hampers from them ... More
Since you obviously know the person who did this, you should try to get them prosocuted. I also don't understand why a bank would pay out funds from an already overdrawn account. You may have recourse, unless you were present and/or signed off on the checks.

I would look into it anyway.
12/02/2011
P'Gell P'Gell
Quote:
Originally posted by Misfit Momma
The Christmas Cheer Board is a local volunteer based charity that I’ve been familiar with for a long time. It was started in 1919, and provides hampers to low income families every Christmas. My own family has received a wonderful hampers from them ... More
That's terrible. Doesn't your bank have insurance for things like this? Our banks have fraud insurance. Unless you gave the person access to your account, the bank should cover the cost of the fraud, then they do an investigation.

Like oldman said, usually once you are overdrawn even a dollar, most banks disallow any further activity on the account without contacting you and making sure the money is accounted for.

If you gave someone access to your bank account, I don't know what could be done, but I would certainly get the police on the matter. Never, EVER give anyone your PIN number or access to your money. My husband doesn't even know my PIN number to my bank account. I trust him, but it's better if only the person whose name is on the account knows it. My own husband isn't even allowed to deposit checks into my personal account. It's amazing your bank allowed this, it's highly irregular.

Have you called the police?
12/02/2011
P'Gell P'Gell
Sam, I sent you a donation.
12/02/2011
mmc67 mmc67
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Originally posted by oldman
Very kind of you and an inspiring story.
TY as you can see from the link to the newspaper. It is certainly a labor of love for me.
12/05/2011
Jul!a Jul!a
Don't forget to send in your donations if you haven't already!!!
12/05/2011
Illusional Illusional
I love EF so much.
12/05/2011
Silverdrop Silverdrop
I earned $10 worth of points on the first day of double points, so donated those. Thanks Eden.
12/06/2011
Jul!a Jul!a
I all of you!
12/06/2011
Jul!a Jul!a
*shameless bump*
12/06/2011
aliceinthehole aliceinthehole
sending more points now!
12/06/2011
Red Vinyl Kitty Red Vinyl Kitty
I'm working on saving up my points now!
12/07/2011
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