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Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Santa Letters, New, Old and How impressive...

So, I work for a company that allows us all 1 day a year to volunteer and get paid. This is a great help for the community and for all of us to give back and feel that we are able to do so without being put out of doctor visits, parent teacher confluences, holiday visits etc...

This year I am helping out at the Local hospital (where Miss T was born) Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) and help with their campaign to help letters from Santa. I am not sure what they do in the office but they also have 3 girls night out in December for Elf's night out to stuff envelopes. It's going to be so much fun. Not sure if any of you have ever done a craft night out, girls night out, bunko, any of those fun nights, not crazy buy this parties... I get shusshed one more time by a hostest and there could be a bench clearing brawl...

Anyway, back to the spirit, I am helping out and if you want to help out you can order your letters from Santa here.. and then maybe I will be the one that stamps the envelope, and can start to earn my pointy shoes... :D
If that is not your prime choice, I am also involved in what's called the Missouri 1 list. This is the national association for the Blind in the Missouri Chapter, they are doing Letters from Santa in a different way, in Braille. How cool is that? Two letters come, one written that the parents can read and another in Braille for the kid. I think this is awesome. Two Choices if any one's looking! I added the whole Article below:
National Federation of the Blind 
Partners with Santa to Promote Braille Literacy

North Pole (November 14, 2008): Once again, Santa has enlisted the
help of the elves at the National Federation of the Blind (NFB)
Jernigan Institute to get Braille letters out to hundreds of blind
boys and girls this Christmas season.

Dr. Marc Maurer, President of the National Federation of the Blind,
said: "Santa approached the National Federation of the Blind a
couple of years ago and asked us to be his helpers. I'm quite fond
of the fellow and was delighted that we could assist him in his
work. Braille literacy is the key to success and opportunity for the
blind; besides, reading Braille is lots of fun. It's really exciting
for kids to get their very own Braille letter at Christmas time from
jolly old St. Nicholas himself."

Between November 16 and December 16, parents can go online at
www.nfb.org and fill out a Santa Braille Letter request form. The
form can also be printed and faxed to (410) 659-6893. Beginning
December 1, the Braille letters from Santa will start going out to
boys and girls around the country. The Braille letter will also be
accompanied by a print copy (for mom and dad to read), and parents
can choose the contracted or uncontracted form of Braille for the
letter. Requests for letters must include the writer's name, the
child's name, birthday, gender, mailing address, and a telephone
number or e-mail address in case Santa's helpers at the National
Federation of the Blind have questions.

The deadline for letter requests is December 16, to ensure that a
return letter in Braille is received before Christmas. For more
information about this and other programs of the National Federation
of the Blind, please visit our Web site at www.nfb.org.

2 comments:

Mamahut said...

What a nice little Santa's helper you are! I am going to go check out the site.

LollyChops said...

Wow... what a terrific company you work for!