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ms411
(@ms411)
Islander

I do not want to donate to groups that perpetuate the Santa myth, so am looking for legit organizations on STT that don't use Santa to distribute gifts. I think the kids should know that real people in the community contributed the gifts.

Are there any STT groups that don't perpetuate the Santa myth?

Thanks!

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Posted : December 16, 2013 10:54 pm
BeachcomberStt
(@BeachcomberStt)
Noble Member

I know you said you want to donate to children, but here is an alternative that might be of interest to you.

There is a Forgotten Angels Christmas tree set up in Tutu Mall by Volunteers of the Virgin Islands Inc.
The entrance by Subway.

All the children Forgotten Angels are done, but there are many senior citizens still hanging. Male and female. It is written down what each one wishes.
You buy the items. Call Pat (998-9479) to tell her which card you picked - first name and there is a number on the bottom of the card, and drop off the card and gifts at the fancy ladies dress store across from the tree, next to the barber shop at the mall.

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Posted : December 16, 2013 11:21 pm
mtdoramike
(@mtdoramike)
Prominent Member

Well guess who is going to be getting a lump of coal in their stocking Christmas morning.

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Posted : December 16, 2013 11:32 pm
ChrisMI
(@ChrisMI)
Estimable Member

This seriously breaks my heart. They're little kids. They already believe in Santa Claus, but the very sad truth is that lots of kids whose parents aren't able to get help from good people contributing to an organization that gives kids Christmas presents "from Santa" think that the reason they didn't is because they weren't good enough that year.

You have likely never encountered a child who has told you that. I have (twice), and it is absolutely heartbreaking.

Let the child who is growing up in poverty and lacks so many basic things also believe in the magic and joy of Santa Claus, like the other kids do. Please. 🙂

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Posted : December 17, 2013 12:25 am
loucypher
(@loucypher)
Reputable Member

Well guess who is going to be getting a lump of coal in their stocking Christmas morning.

UH. Me?

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Posted : December 17, 2013 12:25 am
sheiba
(@sheiba)
Reputable Member

Try animal welfare.

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Posted : December 17, 2013 12:47 am
rotorhead
(@rotorhead)
Noble Member

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They say there's a heaven for those who will wait
Some say it's better but I say it ain't
I'd rather laugh with the sinners than cry with the saints
the sinners are much more fun...
You know that only the good die young.
BJ

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Posted : December 17, 2013 1:49 am
vicanuck
(@vicanuck)
Noble Member

Great post Rotor! So true.

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Posted : December 17, 2013 12:29 pm
ms411
(@ms411)
Islander

The kids should be aware that it's the people in the community, not some fake person in a red suit, who are responsible for their joy and happiness. Why should somebody who doesn't exist get the credit? I don't want Santa getting credit for something he didn't do!

I've done Forgotten Angels in the past, but never noticed seniors were on the tree. I'll go by there tomorrow and see what's needed. Thanks for that info, Beachcomber.

Ha, ha! I used to get very nervous at Christmas when I was a kid, because it reminded me of all the bad things I had done. I got gifts anyway. Was I rewarded for bad behavior?

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Posted : December 17, 2013 1:20 pm
Tiberius
(@Tiberius)
Estimable Member

Maybe we should kill the Easter Bunny too. What the hell. Let's deprive all the kids of their childhood altogether.

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Posted : December 17, 2013 2:16 pm
CruzanIron
(@CruzanIron)
Noble Member

I guess that I am mising the point in giving gifts at Christmas and not wanting them to appear to come from Santa Claus.

Why just not wait until after Christmas season is over then give them?

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Posted : December 17, 2013 2:25 pm
loucypher
(@loucypher)
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I heard Bill O'Reilly has a new book called Killing Saint Nick.

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Posted : December 17, 2013 2:26 pm
BeachcomberStt
(@BeachcomberStt)
Noble Member

I've done Forgotten Angels in the past, but never noticed seniors were on the tree. I'll go by there tomorrow and see what's needed. Thanks for that info, Beachcomber.

You're welcome.

When I was there last Thursday, there were a lot of senior citizens on the tree still.

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Posted : December 17, 2013 2:42 pm
mtdoramike
(@mtdoramike)
Prominent Member

I heard Bill O'Reilly has a new book called Killing Saint Nick.

hahahahahahahahaha, don't give him any ideas.

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Posted : December 17, 2013 3:32 pm
OldTart
(@OldTart)
Islander

Maybe we should kill the Easter Bunny too. What the hell. Let's deprive all the kids of their childhood altogether.

Let's not forget that darn Tooth Fairy.

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Posted : December 17, 2013 3:57 pm
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