There are moments during the long hours of the Holiday Wish Drive when the magnitude of what we do, with your help as donors, settles in our minds and makes it all worthwhile.
During the Drive, we came across a 4 year old boy named Jacob. He was so excited because he got what he wished for after he was told that he wouldn’t be getting any presents this year because he was on the “Naughty List”.
Thanks to your generous donations through this project, we were able to erase 111 Bay Area children off of the “Naughty List” and fulfill their holiday wishes. Thank you for giving these children happy holiday memories and showing them that living in poverty does not mean they are on anyone’s “Naughty List”. The gifts were distributed at our warehouse and picked up by the agencies we work with. Deepa from Glide Memorial Family, Youth, and Children’s Center expresses her gratitude, “Nothing compares to the looks on the child’s face: pure joy and happiness; the idea that people in the community care about them as individuals.”