CHRISTMAS WISHES FOR SPECIAL CHILDREN
Christmas is a special time for many children who dream of taking pictures with Santa Claus and getting a special gift from him.
Children with special needs often do not have pictures with Santa Claus, due to the time they need to wait in lines, for the amount charged for the pictures or other reasons.
Many of these children are also unable to get their DREAMED Christmas gift from Santa. This happens because their family lives with a low income and their parents are unable to buy Christmas gifts for their kids.
Thinking about these children, the project Christmas Wishes for Special Children was created so that we can provide a special Christmas for them, allowing a photo with Santa Claus and a gift on Christmas Day!
Provide a special Christmas for around 20 children with special needs who are living on low income.
ABOUT THE PROJECT:
Christmas Wishes for Special Children is a project created by Fraternity Without Borders US Corp, a 501 (c) (3) non-profit volunteer run organization.
ABOUT THE KIDS, WHO WILL BE CARED FOR:
This project will give priority to children with special needs and their siblings under the age of 14 years old, who live with low-income families. We had to include the siblings as well because we could not deliver a gift to the special kid and leave their sibling behind.
By “child with special needs” we mean children who have disabilities or some special condition, such as autism, cerebral palsy, blindness, etc.
In 2021, the project will start on Saturday, December 18th, 2021 and be carried on for the following days until every single gift will be delivered.
In 2021, the project will be carried out in the cities of Las Vegas/NV and New York/NY.
HOW THE CHILDREN WILL BE CHOSEN:
The parents must fill out an online form about their child(s) and the child’s Christmas wish, with a maximum value of $50.
Applications can be submitted until November 05th, 2021.
HOW IT WILL WORK:
After filling in the forms, a virtual Christmas display will be created at Sign Up Genius containing the names, ages and gifts chosen by each child. Although the project is for special kids, we will also include their siblings and a meal for the family, making a special Christmas be possible for the entire family.
HOW THE SPONSORSHIP WILL BE DONE:
The sponsor will have access to the children's wish list and will choose the gift they want to be responsible for. We ask that all gifts be delivered WRAPPED by December 12th, 2021. Check with the local project coordinator to see the best address to deliver the gifts.
WHAT WE WILL NEED:
To carry out this project, we will need:
About 5 people to volunteers for the day of the event;
20 donors for children's Christmas gifts;
1 photographer to take pictures of each child – and their families – with Santa Claus;
1 volunteer to dress up as Santa Claus;
1 company to donate Santa Claus’s costume;
Donation to print all the photos and send to the families and their sponsors.
We will work hard to raise funds to provide to each family a box with food, so the money raised will be used to buy staple food to be divided between the families that will be sponsored.
Due to the difficulty of these children and their families to commute, the gifts will be delivered in person by the "Santa Claus".
Parents may choose to let the children open the gift on Christmas morning.
After the event, each family will receive a printed copy of the photo taken on the day of the event, so they can remember that day forever. We will send their picture to the sponsors as well, if allowed by the parents.