Eden Community Gives Back: the THIRD Christmas family has been adopted! (Please help us raise Eden Points for gift shopping 11/29 – 12/03!)

cherryredhead88 cherryredhead88
Hello everyone! I am excited to share with you about the Christmas family I adopted! While I don’t have any heart wrenching stories about this family because they are in a shelter and were “assigned” to me, for their own safety; I can tell you that they really need the help and will appreciate anything that we can do for them.

I chose to go through the Bay Area Women’s Center to adopt a family. This is a shelter for women and children escaping abusive relationships. It doubles as a counseling and resource center, and they are very helpful. They help women recover from their bad relationships and get back on their feet again. They have programs such as rental assistance, house placement, legal aid and advocacy, and many other wonderful resources. They welcome all women with open arms, and they even have support groups. I have used, and continue to use, services there. I am a regular member of the Domestic Violence support group for women and have had help from them with rent and getting things that I need such as oil changes, household supplies, and clothes. I even got adopted for Christmas last year when I was pregnant.

I am happy to be able to give back to the Women’s Shelter for all they have done for me. I have tried to volunteer there numerous times, but I cannot volunteer and continue to go to my groups. I donate things that I no longer need to them and do anything I can to help. So when Eden gave me this fantastic opportunity I was more than delighted to take on the task of adopting someone.
The family I have adopted on behalf of the community is a single mom, named Beth, with two children. She has a 4 year old boy named Joshua, and a 2 year old girl named Marissa. Due to confidentiality reasons I did not get a back story, just their wish list and what they need: clothes, toys, household items such as sheets, towels and robes. I am really excited because I love to go shopping, and I love to help others.

I plan on making the most out of the money I will be given. I am a good bargain hunter and I will be sharing my adventure with you all here on Eden. Thank you so very much for all you have done, including this amazing opportunity to give back. If it was not for Eden, one less family would be going without this year for Christmas.
11/29/2010
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Kindred Kindred
Looking forward to your updates. Thanks so much for doing this!
11/29/2010
Chilipepper Chilipepper
Thank you for finding us a family to help, Cherryredhead. I'm so glad you'll be able to help those who have helped you.
11/29/2010
Victoria Victoria
We are on a roll of good cheer and good deeds for needy families! THANK YOU to Cherryredhead88 for being an ambassador and representative of this community!

Eden is starting this family out with $150 for gifts, but just as we’ve seen with each of the other families we’ve helped in the last few weeks, we can make it better as a community! Let's raise some points for these kids and help them have wonderful holidays!

Anyone who would like to help can donate EdenPoints (which Eden will match 50 cents on the "dollar", meaning that if you donate 20.00 in EdenPoints, we will donate $10.00 in cash on your behalf. All you have to do is cash in your points and email me the amount and the code. (victoria@edenfantasys .com) It's that simple! To keep it timely, you must to have your donations in by 2pm EST on Friday (December 3rd). We will tally all of the donations on Friday afternoon and cut the check so Cherryredhead88 can go shopping for this family soon! (Do not post your cashed-in points code here! You can post what amount you donated though. And we will be thanking everyone who gave, at the end of the tally - right here on this thread!)

We will be doing more of these threads in weeks to come, for 2 more families around the country for Christmas (for details, see the general giving back thread here)

Thank you to everyone!!!
11/29/2010
Sammi Sammi
Thank you, Cherryredhead88! I'm sure this family will really appreciate the donations, and I hope everyone donates, even if it's just a little bit!
11/29/2010
ToyTimeTim ToyTimeTim
Very cool Cherryredhead88, I will be sending my donation. I just love that we can help people in need. ~big hug to you~
11/29/2010
cherryredhead88 cherryredhead88
Thanks everyone, I am very excited to be able to give back to the community that has helped so much. Now to work on Eden!
11/29/2010
cherryredhead88 cherryredhead88
Thanks everyone, I am very excited to be able to give back to the community that has helped so much. Now to work on Eden!
11/29/2010
~LaUr3n~ ~LaUr3n~
Going to go donate now!
11/29/2010
Selective Sensualist Selective Sensualist
That is wonderful. Thank you for doing this, Cherryredhead88! I'll be saving up points until Friday morning.
11/30/2010
gone77 gone77
Yeah, Cherry! Woohoooo! Can't wait to read about it! I'm saving up my points!!
11/30/2010
Red Vinyl Kitty Red Vinyl Kitty
I just donated. ^^
11/30/2010
Jul!a Jul!a
I made mine a few days ago. Thanks for giving back Cherry, it's a wonderful thing
11/30/2010
cherryredhead88 cherryredhead88
I'm trying to get to 30$ so I can get an extra 15$ for the family, up to like 24,,, I have to go crazy tonight and try and get as many points as I can! Lol
11/30/2010
Victoria Victoria
buuuuump!
12/01/2010
Selective Sensualist Selective Sensualist
I just wanted to bump this again, as a reminder to everyone! We have until early Friday to save up our points to donate.
12/02/2010
Selective Sensualist Selective Sensualist
I wanted to post the following list of instructions to help anyone who is unsure how to donate points.

1. Click on "Account" in the top left-hand corner of your screen.
2. Click on "EdenPoints Program" in the text box on the left side of the screen.
3. Click "Convert to gift card."
4. Fill in the amount that you wish to cash in and press enter. This will generate a gift code.
5. Click on "Gift cards" in the left-side text box to retrieve your gift code.
6. Copy the code.
7. E-mail the code to Victoria at Victoria@EdenFantasys. com.


It's even simpler than all of that sounds!
12/02/2010
Maiden Maiden
Well, I only have about $5 at this point. I have been really busy lately. I am going to try and hold out until the last minute, but I am afraid I will forget.
12/02/2010
Carrie Ann Carrie Ann
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Originally posted by Selective Sensualist
I wanted to post the following list of instructions to help anyone who is unsure how to donate points.

1. Click on "Account" in the top left-hand corner of your screen.
2. Click on "EdenPoints Program" in the text box ... More
Also, those of you who do video reviews and write for EdenCafe - you can donate gift card codes, too!
12/02/2010
Viktor Vysheslav Malkin Viktor Vysheslav Malkin
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Originally posted by cherryredhead88
Hello everyone! I am excited to share with you about the Christmas family I adopted! While I don’t have any heart wrenching stories about this family because they are in a shelter and were “assigned” to me, for their own safety; I can tell you that ... More
This is awesome, good work Cherry!
12/02/2010
Selective Sensualist Selective Sensualist
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Originally posted by Maiden
Well, I only have about $5 at this point. I have been really busy lately. I am going to try and hold out until the last minute, but I am afraid I will forget.
You could always send in what you have right now if you are afraid that you will forget. Then, if you earn more points and remember to do so, you can send in those points on a separate gift card! Just an idea!
12/02/2010
ToyTimeTim ToyTimeTim
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Originally posted by Carrie Ann
Also, those of you who do video reviews and write for EdenCafe - you can donate gift card codes, too!
That is what I did today.
12/02/2010
Victoria Victoria
We really know how pull together, huh? This has been such an amazing thing to do as a community!

The Eden Points drive for the THIRD Christmas family ended this afternoon and was successful yet again!

It came to a total of 32,261 points donated. That’s $322.61 in points, which means Eden is giving 50% of that as cash... that works out to $161.30.
This brings the grand total raised for this family (including the Eden basic funding of $150) to $311.30! YAY!!!

And we're sending the check for $311.30 to cherryredhead88! That means even more kids are going to have a very merry Christmas thanks to this community!

THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU to:

• Kindred
• dwtim
• Sammi x 2
• Jul!a
• Kris (Rockin)
• Fred
• Selective Sensualist
• Kristi
• Victoria
• Carrie Ann x 2
• JR
• Cynthia
• BerryMac
• Lauren
• cherryredhead88
• redvinylkitty


We’re so excited for cherryredhead88! We hope the shopping and the giving go wonderfully. We want to hear ALL about it! Please keep us posted
12/03/2010
gone77 gone77
This community is just flat-out awesome! Thanks to our donors! And thanks to cherryredhead88 for doing this!

One thing I have noticed, though: There was so much excitement about this, but like half the people who donated are Eden staff? What happened, guys?
12/03/2010
ToyTimeTim ToyTimeTim
Very cool everyone! I just love that we can all help!
12/03/2010
Jul!a Jul!a
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Originally posted by gone77
This community is just flat-out awesome! Thanks to our donors! And thanks to cherryredhead88 for doing this!One thing I have noticed, though: There was so much excitement about this, but like half the people who donated are Eden staff? What happened, ... More
You took the words right out of my mouth
12/03/2010
Victoria Victoria
Quote:
Originally posted by ToyTimeTim
Very cool everyone! I just love that we can all help!
You have been great, mister - you are wonderful for donating every single time and for donating a big chunk each time too!
12/03/2010
ToyTimeTim ToyTimeTim
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Originally posted by Victoria
You have been great, mister - you are wonderful for donating every single time and for donating a big chunk each time too!
ah stop it, I am just doing my part. Glad to do it.
12/03/2010
Rockin' Rockin'
I always like these announcements. Thanks for adopting a family, Cherryredhead88! Looking forward to the next update
12/03/2010
cherryredhead88 cherryredhead88
So am I! I am soooo excited to go shopping for them, and with 311$ I can definitely say that they will be getting everything they asked for on their list (mommy wants a new bedspread, she's getting it!) and then some

I will post with pics as soon as I get the shopping done!


Not so sound, well, mad, but very few people donated

It kind of makes me mad because we get free money to donate and that's it huh.,

I definitely do appreciate those of you who did donate, and I look forward to seeing many more people donating for the fourth family! Come on Eden!
12/05/2010
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