This year the Hudson Valley Sudbury School is happy to be working with the non-profit organization Christmas Wishes – Ulster County (www.facebook.com/christmaswishesUC) to gather gifts for children in need this Holiday Season. The organization was established in 2014, by a local, single mother, who was looking to help 4-5 families have a special Christmas. It quickly snowballed into a wonderful organization being founded and over 70 families receiving help in 2014!
Now in 2016 after partnering with DSS & various other community organizations, they have over 750 children on their Christmas wish list.
Our School Meeting set a goal of sponsoring 80 children (the number of students we have enrolled). We need your help to meet our goal!
There are several different ways you can be involved:
If you choose to sponsor a child you will get a specific child with age, gender and the things they enjoy best. They suggest getting 2-4 gifts per child. You would then shop for the child picking out whatever you think they would like best and will turn in the gifts to us. We will deliver them to Christmas Wishes-Ulster County who will distribute them to the families. All gifts are due by Dec 5th. You can signup to sponsor a child by filling out this form: Christmas Wishes Survey. We will then contact you to help you select your child(ren).
Want to sponsor a child but not interested in doing the shopping? We have a committee of kids who are eager to be your personal shopper! Just make a monetary donation of $50 and we will do the work for you! Monetary donations need to be submitted by Dec 2nd. You can make a donation by bringing in cash or check or via PayPal. To use PayPal, simply click on the button below. You will be redirected to PayPal to complete your donation.
If you can’t afford $50 you can contribute any amount of money and we will pool it together to buy gifts. The Winter Gift Sale will be donating 10% of our profits – as a celebration of our 10th anniversary to start this pool of money. Some of our student vendors are donating a portion of their profits as well. Our gift committee will use this money to sponsor as many kids as possible. Every dollar counts! Monetary donations need to be submitted by Dec 2nd. You can make a donation by bringing in cash or check or via PayPal. To donate using PayPay, click the button below. You will be redirected to PayPay to complete your donation.