Share-A-Gift 2020

Support our socially-distanced holiday gift distribution this year!

Michelle Carpenter's page

Member

$2,050 by 13 people

Michelle Carpenter

Total

$26,200

$55,000

Share-A-Gift

Team Members

Michelle

$2,050 / 13 donors

Sarah

$2,965 / 18 donors

Joan

$1,950 / 17 donors

Sue

$2,225 / 10 donors

Stephanie

$905 / 15 donors

Mary

$760 / 8 donors

Rich

$1,210 / 4 donors

Carol

$475 / 5 donors

Tom

$355 / 6 donors

DeMarie

$275 / 4 donors

Jennifer

$210 / 2 donors

Allison

$140 / 2 donors

Michelle's Story

As most of you know, I have been working with the local non-profit Share-A-Gift,  www.shareagift.org for many years now.  

In the past, we depended on businesses, churches and schools  to donate new and gently used toys and books.  However, this year, given the realities of the pandemic, we will have to purchase the majority of the presents.

Although things will look very different this year,  the Share-A-Gift team is committed to continuing to make holiday dreams come true.  

In order to provide Christmas/Holiday gifts for over 1500+ children  from over 600 low-income families in the Boulder County area, we are requesting financial donations.  

Your financial donation of any size will help us to make a difference in the lives of many this holiday season.  If you are able to support our efforts, please go to this link and click on my name  to make your donation.

https://givebutter.com/Share-A...

Thank you so much for your support! 

With love and early holiday wishes, 

Michelle

Share-A-Gift's Story


Share–A–Gift is an all-volunteer, secular annual holiday project that provides toys, books, and bicycles for children of low-income families in the Boulder Valley School District. Share–A–Gift is a 501(c)(3) under IRS rules and has operated as a non-profit, all-volunteer organization since 1972 -- nearly 50 years! Last year, we served 534 families, representing 1330 children, birth to age 14, through community donations. We expect the need this year to be even greater, due to the economic downturn and increased unemployment brought on by Covid-19.

In past years, volunteers have set up and organized a “Toy Shop” in a donated warehouse space where toys have been distributed to families-in-need. In 2019, 760 volunteers made this incredible event happen, for a total of 2500 volunteer hours! Because of Covid-19, our 2020 gift distribution will need to be run very differently. In order to keep everyone safe and healthy, we are planning a drive-by toy shop, with pre-sorted bags of gifts for each family and a very limited number of masked and socially-distanced volunteers. 

In past seasons, Share–A–Gift has relied on donations of new and gently-used toys, books, games, puzzles, and bikes from families throughout the area, with collection events held at schools and businesses. This year, with BVSD schools shifting to online-learning and many businesses working remotely, these collections won't be possible. Instead, we are planning to focus on collecting used bicycles only and purchasing new toys, books, and games in bulk. For that, we need our community's financial help.

If you have supported Share-a-Gift in past years by donating toys or by volunteering your time, we hope you will support us this year with a monetary contribution. We hope to keep this important event going through this difficult period, so that we can return to normal operations in 2021. Gifts of any amount are appreciated! If we reach our goal of raising $55,000, we'll be able to budget $40 per child... a modest sum, but we will stretch those dollars! Please consider giving $40, $80, $120, or $160 -- to support one, two, three, or four children. Or give $500 and be one of our "Angel Supporters."

Thank you, in advance, for your generosity!

The Share-A-Gift Board

Supporters

Michelle Carpenter received a new donation from John Schultz

8 hours ago

$1,000

Anonymous made a donation

1 day ago

$50

Merry Christmas! Blessings to you!

Michelle Carpenter received a new donation from Deborah Kelly

1 day ago

$100

Sue Dague received a new donation from Lisa Velick

1 day ago

$50

Alex Miller made a donation

1 day ago

$575

Michelle Carpenter received a new donation from Malone Family

2 days ago

$50

Thanks for making dreams come true! May there be love and joy and the spirit of Santa.

Anonymous made a donation

2 days ago

$100

Sarah McKenzie received a new donation from Kristie Soares

2 days ago

$50

Michelle Carpenter received a new donation from Susan Connelly

2 days ago

$100

Roger Roberts made a donation

2 days ago

$50

Stephanie Watson received a new donation from Megan and Jeff

2 days ago

$50

Keep up the great work in our community, Stephanie! Thanks for all you do.

Anonymous made a donation

2 days ago

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