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This Reader & Her Family are Helping to Make Sure Children Have Gifts to Open on Christmas Morning

Every child should smile on Christmas… ❤️
With the holiday season quickly approaching, we are all looking forward to giving gifts to our friends and family. While we give to our loved ones, it’s also important that we reflect on those who may not be as fortunate as we are this time of year, especially the children.

The good news is there are many different organizations that you can work with to help make sure every child has a gift to open on Christmas morning. Hip2Save reader, Casey and her family participate with a couple of these charitable organizations and are sharing why giving back is so important and meaningful to them.

“My husband and our 5 kids have been collecting toys for the last 7 years to donate to Akron children’s hospital and also our local Elks lodge who provides kids in need with Christmas morning gifts.

Pictured is just one of the two carloads we’ve done so far this year. We do this for two reasons… the first is that we’ve had to have help ourselves one time many moons ago so we know the struggle is real.

The second and most important reason is to honor my brother who passed away in an accident seven years ago. He may have been 28 but boy did he love Christmas! He always made sure no kids went without at Christmas.”

Akron Children’s Hospital is a pediatric acute care hospital in north-east Ohio that provides care to infants, children, adolescents, young adults, aged 0–21, and even some older adults.

The Elk’s Lodge is an American fraternal order that provides healthful activities, guidance, and assistance to over eight million boys and girls every year.

Thank you, Casey, for sharing your heartwarming story with us. What a wonderful way to honor your late brother and give to children in need at the same time. I’m sure your brother is extremely proud of the inspirational work you and your family are doing as are we. 💗
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