A spoonful of something sweet a donor did today!
DEC 17- STICKY BUNS
We're fighting today's freeze with FIRE! Forward_Space is donating their proceeds from their popular, virtual, 24 minute FIRE workout class with Rachel this Saturday at 12:05PM. Reserve your spot online and sweat it out for the Sled!
DEC 16- NEVERTHELESS, SHE PERSISTED
After three days of complications interacting with our site and vendor sites, this Confectioner triumphed this morning in completing the transaction that will secure two of our sugarplums' wishes. We are here for the long haul for the kids and for you and we appreciate everyone who stays with us through sometimes wild rides. It is no trouble at all.
I am sorry for all the trouble...I am glad they got to you and that a couple of kids can enjoy Christmas!
DEC 14 - NO JOKE
Our Confectioners aren't joshing when they tell us how easy it's been to shop with Local Partner Kidding Around. Owner Tina (who was interviewed by NY1 today) is a kid at heart, but her smarts about what kids want these days is no laughing matter!
DEC 15 - DOLLIED DOLLOP
Today we rolled out the yellow carport for these Confectioners, who were so generous we needed the dolly to get their 21 gifts into HQ! Thanks for helping us keep trucking along as we roll down the clock!
DEC 13 - WORD PLAY
We are tickled by the responses to our email blasts as we amuse ourselves with ways to communicate with our Confectioners. This short and sweet reply to this week's email cheered us right back!
I love this. Thank you for a good holiday cheer.
DEC 12 - WELCOME TO THE CLUB
This new Confectioner couple wrote to us fearing they "botched" their order of a batch of gifts containing an LOL Clubhouse. They didn't! But their conscientious follow up with a bunch of information gave us some breathing room if anything went wrong. That's teamwork!
DEC 11 - REINDEER GAMES
This Confectioner may have been carried away with the holiday when buying toys for Randolph. We 'shouted out with glee' when the provided message referred to him as "Rudolph!"Don't worry, though, like Santa, the Sugarplum Fairies will deliver!
DEC 9 - PERFECT MATCH
A Confectioner contacted us via chat after forgetting the name of the child who will receive a Marvel Hero Matching Game. We searched our list and supplied her the information so we can match her purchase when the child's gift arrives. You can always contact us when you need help; we'll try to be your hero, too!
DEC 8 - ROLLING WITH LAUGHTER
A 76 year-old Confectioner left this message when she purchased wheely sneakers for a boy:
Enjoy your special gift. I know how much you wanted this. From, Santa's Grandma.
DEC 10 - EASY, BAKED IN
After a Confectioner was notified by the vendor her purchase of an Easy Bake Oven was out of stock, she found it elsewhere and let us know it was shipping from another store. That kind of sweetness keeps us cooking with gas!
DEC 7 - ARTISTIC LICENSE
Today we received our 1st in-person drop-off of gifts, which included an art set. You, too, have license to ship or drop at 159 Bleecker Street. We're waiting for you! M-F. 9-5pm!
DEC 6 - BUILDING CONNECTIONS
This message, included with a gift of LEGOS, stopped us in our tracks as we realized the memories we are making and reliving together through the Sugarplum Sled.
Donated in memory of my brother, who loved to play with Legos.
DEC 5 - SPIRIT AWARD
A Spirit Horse was number nine of TEN GIFTS graciously donated and meticulously tracked by this Confectioner, who sent her handwritten lists to make it easier for us to giddyup and get them where they need to go!
Hi! I just sent some gifts and I’m worried I didn’t do it correctly so I just wanted to show you which ones I bought in case you have any trouble matching to children when they arrive. Maybe you could file this image away somewhere, just in case?
DEC 4 - SINGING PRAISES
Among the SIXTEEN GIFTS this Confectioner donated was a karaoke machine, but we are singing her praises after she hit a high note with this pitch-perfect message:
For those of us who enjoyed a bounty of holiday gifts as children, it is horrible to think of any child being left empty-handed. I bought 16 gifts for children who are included on the Gift List - it is so hard to choose, I wish I had the means to buy something for each one!
DEC 3 - CAUGHT YOUR ATTENTION
A Confectioner who donated a football and other gifts scored extra points by letting us know how we caught her eye...pass the word we're at 159 Bleecker Street!
I saw the sign on the door as I walked by on Bleecker Street and was so happy to participate since the toy drive I usually support isn’t running this year.
DEC 2 - CARDIO CARING
This Confectioner donated a fitness tracker with other gifts, then went the extra mile!
I had so much fun picking out gifts! And I forwarded the link to all my office-mates as well as posted it on FB.
DEC 1 - STRETCHING OUT
We're doing flips for this Confectioner who donated tumbling mats to a PreSchool child living in a shelter and remarked on our flexibility!
Thank you for letting me contribute to this wonderful initiative!
I love the expansion to the family shelters. You really are doing such a good deed.