Help Families in Need, 2015
More and more families are in need of help with Christmas. Thanksgiving is over, we’re busy shopping for the best bargains, swamped with ads of families enjoying the latest “must haves.” Imagine what it is for families who can’t even buy the bargains, knowing their children won’t have even the simplest of gifts that their classmates will be getting from Santa this year.
It is time for us to start thinking about how we can help Santa help families who are in need of gifts for their children this Christmas.
How You Can Help Families in Need
Between now and Christmas, many families in need will be reaching out to you through NanaFinds.com for help as they have since 2008. I will be updating and adding Christmas help requests as I receive the information so please visit often. Below you’ll find requests for Christmas help from moms, dads, grandmothers, etc., who are experiencing hardship, not just financial but for some also medical. If you find it in your heart to help a family in need from those listed below, I must state that I personally cannot verify their situations, but there is a possibility that can be done through social service agencies with which they are involved.
To all: I am NOT a charity. I am not in the position to give gifts or anything else. I do not collect donations of any kind. If a donor reads your request and wishes to help you, I will contact you. The rest is between the potential donor and recipient.
Please note to all those who request and respond:
- Please give your city and state.
- Your email will not be visible to anyone except me.
- Phone numbers and/or addresses will not be posted.
- I will contact you if I receive any matches.
- Verifications may be requested.
- Unfortunately, there are no guarantees that wishes will be fulfilled.
Families in Need Requests, 2015
Crosha M, Nov 27, 2015: I am disabled in needed of a car,I live so far from town and I’m not able to get to my Dr appointment or go shopping. I don’t have any money.I am on SSI so that dosent give lot to play with.And there no bus seivce that come out this far Thank you so much.
Monika B, Nov 16, 2014: HI, I am a disabled mom of 3 grown children. My 23 year old daughter is mentally a child, and always will be. My other 2 children, son 20, daughter 25 are higher functioning, but I still have to give them their meds, help them get to the doctor for the meds, they are both special needs as well.
I am asking, please, for just a little help. 1 gift for my daughter, she still believes in santa. Anything for a girl. Used gifts, absolutely fine. She loves pink, anything girlie, she wears a size 14 tall, size L women’s shirts, size 12 wide women’s shoes. ( I know, she is tall with large feet) Even some small help with Christmas dinner would be very much appreciated. Thank you for reading and God Bless.
Families in Need Requests, 2013
Families in Need Requests, 2012
Patience S: Hi, im a fulltime government employee, I have worked every day possibal, even though im pregnant, im recently divorced from my abusive ex, but our problems started when 5 weeks ago my liver has stopped working properly, I have been placed on stricked bed rest to prevent loosing this baby girl, I have 2 daughters that im the sole provider for, we dont recieve any assistance and we dont know what to do. As of today, my girls will wake up with nothing christmas morning, and I dont know what to do. Even though there is not even one present under our tree, my younhest wrote a letter to santa to tell him, if she could she wants to help a child in need, and this breaks my heart to know she is one of those in need this year, and I cant do anything to help. If anyone has any suggestions, please let me know, I am desperate, I cant imagine what its going to be like christmas morning when I have nothing under our tree for my girls, becouse they are great children, always well manered, honor roll students, and are amazing children! Thank you for reading my post.
Denise B: Georgia: its so wounderful how u r helping …i pray so much that u r able to help me …please let me know when ya can ..bless u ..Please H.ELP ME – I never asked for handouts-i have always provided without the help of others…it is very humbling to have to even ask for help…. but i am a grandmother raising my 6 grandkids ages 12,9,7,6,5,3 ..my 9 year old is haveing brian surgary the 19 so many trip to the dr whitch is 3 hrs. drive there and 3 hrs back ..which took all the money we had saved up for christmas ..(and then some)after surgary she will be laidup for 5 mth and meny trips to the drs .so theres more money for gas .. …so i have no money for the kids christmas.. i dont have a heart to tell these babys there is no santa ..so i will eat humble pie to do what has to be done to have santa come …please if u would please help me ..thank you and god bless..if you r willing to help please send me a email because i m so forgetfull i forget where i posted things …i try and write it down,,,,god bless yas ..
Elevielle: Hello, My daughter has 8 children and lives in Lynn MA. They range in age from about 1 year to 16 years old. I cannot afford to buy them presents this year as we are financially strapped. Is there any agency or program that would be able to help with presents for the children. I believe my daughter is putting them on toy lists, as she is on state aid. I can find out what they specifically would like if I’m contacted. I’m sure clothes would be greatly appreciated, also. If there is any way anyone can help out, it would be tremendously appreciated. Please contact via email for now. Thank you so much.
April V: Virginia/Tennessee Area: Hi My names April. Im a mother of 3 boys. My husbands hours have been drastically cut back and I dont know what we are going to do now. He had no warning what so ever. He installs flooring and yeah it makes sense that people dont want to bother with it during the holidays. Anyways… Now we cant even afford a christmas tree or anything. My sons are 2, 6, and 8 years old. If anyone could help that would be wonderful. We live in Gate City, VA right on the border of Kingsport, TN
Kayla H: Texas: Hi I have 2 daughters ages 3 and 4. I am a single mother and am not able to get them the first thing for Christmas. I am new to Texas so even if I could find out some programs here would be helpful. I live in Irving thank you and God bless
Tamika: Missouri: Hi I really need help. Me and my husband Have been having it rough. We Got married on November 20 Got laid off at our jobs in november right before the wedding. We have no income at all and can’t file unemployment til next quarter. I have four children and am so stressed on how I will make it. We lost our cars due to losing our job. We both had cars. Then he was working on a old car he had and it overheated so he could not move it so it got towed at 35 dollars a day. Its been two weeks since then. Bills are piling and we really need help with christmas. His family lives here they wont help us my family lives out of town and will help when can. We pray everyday that something will come and we have not lost faith but its running low. We are starting to get low on food. We live 2.5 miles from the store. I picked my self up from a abusive relationship before my husband that landed me in a shelter which was in 2010. I have a place had a car and good job. I feel like im back at square one. I really need some assistance. They have a local christmas drop here but i missed it due to not havin a ride. My children are 8,6,4,1. Please help my family and God Bless you.
Chandrea: Indiana: Yes we are in desperate need of help this Christmas as my husband lost his job and I am a stay at home mom. We have two boys ages 7 and 9 that we are not going to be able to buy Christmas for do using the unemployment money to pay bills any help would be greatly appreciated.
Families in Need Requests, 2011
Family in Need 1: Bridgette T (Aug 29, 2011)
IM A 41 YEAR OLD WOMAN I AM DISABLE WITH TWO DISABLE KIDS IM IN NEED
OF HELP FOR CHRISTMAS MY TWO DAUGHTERS ARE TAMARA SHE IS 14YRS OLD AND
DSHONDA 8 YRS OLD BOTH ARE VERY RESPECTFUL GIRLS HOPING TO HAVE
SOMETHING FOR CHRISTMAS IF YOU COULD PLEASE HELP ME!
Family in Need 2: Kathy B (Sept 6, 2011)
I am really trying to find a free pc or laptop my grandchildren need it for school and i cant afford it also is there any help for christmas i am on disability
Family in Need 3: Sharon C (Sept 8, 2011)
My husband passed away suddenly in 2010 and left behind 5 children and
myself. We were homeless for a time until a family friend found the
room to provide shelter for us, Thank God. If there is anyway that I
would be able to provide my children with a nice Christmas I would
need HELP. Is there any help/hope for me and my family? God Bless,
Family in Need 4: Dara P (Sept 8, 2011)
Hello. My name is Dara P. My family and I reside in Bexar County TX. I have 2 beautiful girls age 6 and 2. Right now my husband is the only one working. He makes approx. $1000 a month. It is very hard to pay all the bills every month. I was laid-off from my job May 2009 and decided to go back to college. I am attending college full time, and I am going to apply for Occupational Therapy program. The reason why I chose Occupational Therapy is to help children like my daughter who is autistic. My GPA right now is 3.20, so I am really focused to succeed. Hopefully we will find out this year if I got accepted into the Occupational Therapy program. I forsee this Christmas to be very quiet and small since we hardly have enough money to pay the bills. Any help would be a God send and my girls would be so grateful. I plan to play everything forward once I start my career, so any help given I will do for others to honor the people who have helped my family. Thank you for taking the time to read my story. God bless!
Family in Need 5: NICOLE R
IM IN NEED THIS YEAR I HAVE A 3YR OLD A 2YR OLD AND A 8 MNTH OLD AND I
HAVE NO SOURCE OF INCOME WHAT SO EVER IT WOULD MEAN THE WORLD TO ME IF
YOU COULD PLZ HELP MY KIDS THIS YEAR
Family in Need 6: Crystal (Sept 12, 2011)
my name is crissy and I have a 3 year old baby boy and a 1 year old baby girl im a single mom barely makeing it on my own its gottin so bad I dont know whare me and the kids will be next month please im so scared and worride about my children and the hoilidays comming and im even scared to do this post not knoing if some crazy person is out thare that may do somthing bad but im in a state of panic if thar are any moms out thare that can help with daily needs not for me at all just my babys then thank you do much and god bless you so much I know my gaurdien angel is out thare some ware GOD IS GOOD