My cousin Kristin recently has worked with some foster teens in the Salt Lake City area. She has created an incredible idea for Christmas and I'd encourage you all to check it out. A few points:
~Check out the blog link below to get more details, stories, and information.
~These teens are the most overlooked population when it comes to Christmas and donations. ~They usually get what's leftover from other houses. ( One year one of the teens in the home opened the one present he got and said, "I just can't believe I got an actual present and not just candy!")
~The idea is to get their dream list (that's below) FIRST before doing other donations. These are things that not only they would want but really need.
(Click to enlarge picture or click on the Teen Foster link below to see a list.)
You can see what they still need or what's already been purchased at
I'd love it if you could help pass the word along. Send it out in emails, twitters, facebook, anything you can think of. She's tackling this project not just for a few youth she's hoping to help 17 boys and 17 girls. Even if you dont think you can do this along, get together with a group of friends, neighbors, family members and pool your resources to help.