The Best Christmas Gift Anyone Can Give Children

The best Christmas Gift anyone can give this and every Christmas is to donate a toy to a needy cause. We are all so busy planning our Christmas that we tend to forget about those less fortunate than we are.

There are poverty-stricken areas all over the world and children who have never had the privilege of receiving a Christmas gift.

The children that touch my heart are those that are living in shelters as a result of domestic violence or child abuse. They are the innocent victims of our sick society and we can make a difference to them.

We may not be able to give them the homes and love that they so desperately need but we can donate a toy so that they too can experience Christmas.


These children have had their childhood brutally taken away from them through no fault of their own. We can make them feel like a child again, even if it is just for a brief moment.

They ask nothing and expect less but they deserve everything we have to offer them. Find it in your heart to donate a gift to these poor abused children that have suffered more in their short lives than anybody should ever have to suffer.

I went in search of a non-profit organization that are hosting a Christmas drive and came up with the following:

Who are the people driving this Christmas Toy Donation

Dreamcatchers For Abused Children are a Michigan based world-wide Non-profit 501 (c)3 Child abuse organization dedicated to child abuse and neglect awareness and prevention. This organization was originated when the CEO and Founder, Sandra walked in on her step-father sexually molesting her 5 year old daughter. She later discovered that this had been happening for the past three years since her daughter was two years old. In hindsight she felt she should have been able to detect the warning signs - which she had not.

Sandra has now made it her mission to educate the public on child abuse in an attempt to prevent as many similar cases in future. The organization's mission is to educate the public on child abuse signs and symptoms, statistics, intervention, reporting and prevention. They also aim to assist victims and survivors of abuse in locating the proper resources to achieve full recovery.

Amber Child Safety's mission is to assist law enforcement and the communities they serve in the recovery of abducted and missing children by providing high speed, cost effective communication tools. Their top priority is the safe recovery of missing and abducted children with the aid of the Amber Missing Child Safety System™. This system collects information about your child's physical appearance as well as other important information that could assist in recovering children in the unfortunate event of them being abducted or kidnapped.

Their goal is to collect all the information that would be required to conduct a complete and thorough investigation into missing or abducted child cases and thereby save precious time should the need ever arise.

What Christmas Gift to Buy

Obviously it really does not matter what type of toy you wish to donate as the field is wide open. The "Tis the Season" campaign is looking for toys for children between 0 and 18 years of age. There is no minimum value of the gift and the only stipulation is that the gift must be unwrapped. This is obviously so that they can assess which toy would best suit a particular age group or gender.

There are pick up points scattered throughout the States and the contact numbers are displayed on the advertisement.

Let us show these children that Hubpages cares and let us show them that America cares for the broken children of the United States of America.

Suggested Christmas Gift For Girls Aged 3 -5 Years

After some consideration I decided that a doll would probably be welcomed by many of the little girl's. I found a perfect little doll, not too expensive and ideal for little girls in the 3 to 5 year age group.

This cute little doll has a soft body and legs and plastic hands and head. She arrives dressed in permanent underclothes( so they can't go missing)
By pressing her tummy the doll reacts by cooing and giggling. This should delight a little girl - a doll that actually re-acts to your touch. Included in the purchase is a 5-in-1 plastic doll carrier with a printed fabric cover. The doll fits snugly into the carrier which is fitted with velcro straps to secure the doll in place.

The carrier can be folded to form a purse, cradle, carrier, snugli, and chair. A baby bottle completes the set.

The doll is battery operated and the only down-side to this doll is that it does not have a switch to turn off the sound. This would mean the batteries would need to be removed if the child sleeps with the doll.

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Angels with Faith Ministries 13 months ago

Christmas Angels program begins Nov 1st adopt, sponsor a family for Christmas in ga,donate tax ded to

help us make Christmas miracles, we receive no funding, this is our 7th yr we expect over 5000 needy n e ga Angels with Faith Ministries nonprofit charity is kicking off our 7 th annual Christmas Angels Program which provides a full Christmas ,warm clothing and food boxes to over 5000 needy Ga children.Since we receive no funding at all we need your help so that we dont have to turn away a child in need. You can adopt or sponsor a family or families for Christmas and choose to meet and work with them personally or to sponsor them through us.Families are added to our websites Christmas Needs page as fast as they come in beginning Nov 1st and are removed as they are adopted or sponsored.We also have safehouse families which must be sponsored through us,these families are the neediest and have beem through horrible abuse situations,most are being housed in gov apts with just the clothes on their backs,tbey have nothing and need groceries,gift cards for food,personsl needs etc to last a month until they can safely start a job or get food stamps started etc.They need everything used is fine,blankets,pillows,towels,pots,pans,dishes,toilet paper,shampoo,conditioner,soap,laundry products,cleaning supplies,mop,broom,vaccuum,small appliances,tv,etc .These families are great for offuce or work groups since everyone can contribute and once you gather everything we pickup and deliver for you,these families are anonymous for their protection and can only be sponsored through us,you will not be able to meet the family but we suggest sending cards,notes with gift cards to show them that someone cares,they have been through alot and are listed on our christmas needs list with code initials,city,boy girl,age and actual Santa wish lists,these children have nothing,not a single toy. Once you have chosen a family to adopt or sponsor simply email our director, Lori Tuck at with family name,city and whether you choose to meet and work with the family or families personally,if possible, or sponsor them through us and we meet with you once you are ready and deliver Christmas for you.

We also need donated Toys,Bikes,warm clothing,shoes,coats,baby needs,diapers,teen gifts,computers of any kind,cell phones for needy families,food, gift cards,monetary donations etc Tax deductible for full retail value whether new or lightly used.Volunteers are ready now through Christmas to pickup donations and bring your irs approved donation receipt.

We also need donated Hams,Turkeys,potatoes,veggies,thanksgiving meal food,gift cards etc to feed needy families,many who will not have anything on a day when most of us are enjoying a wonderful feast.You can also choose a family to adopt or sponsor for Thanksgiving.

Families in need of help must apply through,,military support groups,domestic violence counselors etc

Desperately needed donations can be mailed to 512 Allen Dr Lawrenceville Georgia 30043 or dropped off at the PODS storage unit at this address Angels with Faith Ministries nonprofit charity Christmas Angels program

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christianmom888 4 years ago from Winder,Georgia 30680

Angels with Faith Ministries 501 c3 non-profit Charity located in Winder,GA 30680 will kickoff our annual Christmas Angels program providing Christmas,food & warm clothing to georgia children in true need.You can choose to adopt a family for Christmas & actually meet them & work with them personally or sponsor them through us,either way it is tax deductible for every cent that you spend.You can also donate (we have volunteers to pickup donations 7 days a week) Toys (new & lightly used),warm clothing,shoes,coats,baby needs&diapers,Food for holiday Food baskets, BIKES,working computers of any kind,electronics such as MP3 players etc that older kids ask for,gift cards or make tax deductible monetary donations via paypal on our websites or by mail or in person.We receive 100s families every year in true need sent to us by DFCS,Toys for Tots,Salvation Army,Angel tree,the Miltary,Schools,churches,Businesses,caring neighbors,friends,family etc as well as families who come to us in true need.All donations are tax deductible we are a federally registered 501c3 charity EIN number 27-1972461 & 100% of ALL donations go directly to helping those in true need.We are all volunteers working to make a difference for those in true need. Families who are in need of Christmas assistance can contact us to be added to our Christmas needs list we will need your contact info,the city in Georgia where you live,childrens ages,sizes & actual Santa wish lists to be posted to our website,you must live in Georgia,have a TRUE financial need & not be receiving Christmas help form anywhere else (we will check).All families on our Christmas needs list who are not sponsored or adopted by the week of Christmas will be required to come to Winder GA 30680 on a specified date the week of Christmas to pickup their families Christmas,families who are adopted or sponsored will be contacted by our volunteers immediately to let you know that your family was chosen. Our goal is to make sure that NO child in Georgia ever go without Christmas & warm clothes & food for the Holidays but since we receive NO funding of any kind we need your help & donations to reach our goal.We can all make a difference in the lives of Georgias littlest angels by being a Christmas Angel Thank you & GOD BLESS Our websites built & run by volunteers are & our email address is Contact Info Rev Michael Tuck 678-754-2337 Lori Tuck 678-754-1541 Volunteer Avis Christopher 678-887-1988 since we are also a Church donations are 100% tax deductible for full value & since we are all volunteers & have 0 overhead costs 100% of ALL donations go directly to helping those in true need

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emdi 5 years ago

Great hub.

adair_francesca 6 years ago

this is an amazing hub. It's not only about the gifts but giving awareness to all people who will read this is simply heart warming. Thank you for sharing this wonderful hub.

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Albertttt 6 years ago

A lot of people are in need and they feel it even more this time of year.

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Laura du Toit 6 years ago from South Africa Author

Thanks Tom, Much appreciated!

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Tom.Gilbert 6 years ago from The North Pole

Hey Laura, I featured your awesome article on my website's big list of the Best Christmas Gift Ideas Blogs on the Internet! Come check it out!

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Info Help 7 years ago from Chicago

Hi Laura!

You are right on the money with this hub! My daughter and I just gave a few new toys to the toys for tots charity for youngsters and are donating her gently used toys for children that have been abused and in the hospitals. I love this and I am so glad that you decided to write a hub about this, hopefully others will become more educated on the spirit of giving to others who are less fortunate this holiday season! Bless you! :)

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ashimajain 7 years ago from India

Excellent post! I really enjoyed reading it. I will be back for more!

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Laura du Toit 7 years ago from South Africa Author

Thanks for your comment Thomas and I agree other than making people more aware of the problem and offering our assistance where we can there is not much else we can do - but at least it is better than doing nothing.

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Thomas Catmark 7 years ago

Great article about very important sociological problems. I'm really glad that such topics are available for large amount of people and not everyone can read this valuable text. For myself I must say that I hate abusing anyone, especially children. That is huge problem that we still must face and there is nothing we can do to prevent it in 100% of cases.

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Laura du Toit 7 years ago from South Africa Author

Thanks Tamarind. Glad to hear that you already do donate toys to the shelters in your area.

Amez, Thanks for your informative input. I place great value on input from people who experienced domestic violence as a child. Not all children bear the same scars and a lot depends on the support system that they have, the degree of violence that they were exposed to and the age and personality of the child.

Thanks for your comments!

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Amez 7 years ago from Houston, Texas

Hi, Was a Great Hub, Its always a good thing to remember those that are less forunate than our selfes, actually I came from a bit of that background, but duringing the era I grew up, most families kept things like that in the closet, but I do remember that I really never thought much about those moments of abuse, but as the years unfolded, I found that the actual manifistations creep up slowly and become most difficult to sort out and resolve, But thanks to deicated Parents and Indiviual such as you, who brought about all the Organazation that exist today. Which have allowed all these children to resolve these events, while gently placing them back into life copeing far better than earlier abused children, so they can move on with their lives with far less emotional and pschological disorders. Your vision on how gifts can heal is very true, but the art of what they might respond better to, was the best of your work. Children who have been exposed to trumatic events, in alot of case seemly open up new channels in how they use their mind, thus their thinking become more acute, making their thought far keener.( Thinking become far deeper and analytical)

Tamarind 7 years ago

This is a touching hub. We always give toys every year at the kids toy drive, even though we are broke ourselves. My family at least has a roof over their heads. Nice hub.

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Laura du Toit 7 years ago from South Africa Author

Hi Vintagetreasures

Thank you for this wonderful addition to the hub. It is true - giving to those that are truly needy can be so rewarding. The appreciation and warmth that you get in return is worth more than a million gifts received out of a sense of duty. The act of giving will provide you with the best gift anyone could ask for - it warms your heart.

Thank you for sharing!

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Vintagetreasures 7 years ago

Giving a toy is a nice idea. So is giving your time. We've always let our kids each pick out a toy to give. It then goes to either The Haven or The Lighthouse which are 2 local shelters in our area for abused women and children. Last year we also participated in packing and delivering gifts. I think it was one of the best things we ever did as a family. It opened my kids eyes to how fortunate they are, plus the kids we were fortunate enough to visit with were truly grateful. Those kids gave back to us more joy than we gave to them. Since then my eldest daughter has started regularly volunteering. It's amazing how a small scrap of her time mean's so much to those kids. It's also amazing, and saddening, to see the never ending stream of broken families. Thanks for writing the hub and reminding everyone that we can all do something to brighten another's day if only for a little while.

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martycraigs 7 years ago

We can always do more to help others who are more in need. Thanks.

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Laura du Toit 7 years ago from South Africa Author

Thanks bearclawmedia

I agree whole-heartedly with what you say. This hub was part of a hubmob hub about Christmas. I decided to use the Christmas theme to remind people of the plight of children who have suffered as a result of domestic violence. Read my hub "Living with DV is damaging our children" for a more informative hub on the effects of domestic violence on children.

I am truly sorry to hear that you were exposed to such traumatic experiences as a child. May you have a wonderful Christmas!

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bearclawmedia 7 years ago from Mining Planet Earth

Good Hub Laura, It was not so much informative as everyone knows about these campaigns. We certainly have strong Christmas campaigns here in Australia. The Salvation Army does most of this work and our celebrities always jump on for public events. It does however leave me with a lot of questions about children's shelters and abuse. Speaking from experience things can be pretty bad in these places for kids, albeit for me it was so long ago. There needs to be more emphasis put on funding and regulation for shelters, donations don't quite do it. As you said in your wonderful hub. These children need to feel like children again even if it is just for a moment. Well a moment is not enough, full stop. I don't have any answers and I have certainly made my share of donations but if it is to get better we need to make abuse a health issue. Perhaps some of the big insurance companies who fleece us regularly can give a portion of their profits to these institutions. How could we accomplish that? Please don't get me wrong, a good hub always makes you think further about an issue, for me it certainly did that. Kind regards.

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Laura du Toit 7 years ago from South Africa Author

Thanks Putz - Glad to hear that you are already donating to charities. Merry Christmas to you and your family!

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Putz Ballard 7 years ago

Great article and we already support and give to charities of this nature. It is rewarding year round and especially at Christmas.

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Laura du Toit 7 years ago from South Africa Author

Thanks for the comment Melissa. Did not mean to make you cry rather just to motivate you to give a gift to one of these causes.

mmmlovesbella 7 years ago

This Hub made me cry. No child should go without Christmas. Great writing! Keep it up! Your friend, Melissa

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Laura du Toit 7 years ago from South Africa Author

Thank you for this information fishtiger

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fishtiger58 7 years ago from Momence, Illinois

Every year the military does a donate a toy for an underprivileged child. A store in our area and other areas I'm sure won't let the military or others set up a box for this donation process. I refuse to shop at this store and I hope others won't for that reason. The store is Target. Terrible stuff.

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Laura du Toit 7 years ago from South Africa Author

Thanks mercon

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mercon 7 years ago

i agree with you sis...

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Laura du Toit 7 years ago from South Africa Author

Thanks Maraiya

Glad that this hub got you to thinking of what you can do for these children and I think it is a brilliant idea to find out how you can what more you can do to make a difference in these young people's lives.

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Laura du Toit 7 years ago from South Africa Author

Thanks sxljk As far as donating shoes - You would need to contact the organization - If they do not need or want them I am sue that there are many organizations in your area that would welcome shoes.

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Maraiya Storm 7 years ago from Prescott, Arizona

As I was reading this great hub, I kept thinking that I should visit a homeless shelter for abused children and not only give them a Christmas gift, but be their friend. These kids are probably feeling lonely, depressed, deserted and unloved; and so if people would actually visit them and converse with them, that'd make them feel a whole lot better. Then they'd see that there are loving people in the world who care and have compassion, and they'd have renewed hope. I keep picturing a child receiving a toy from someone they don't know in the mail, and still feeling sad. They need love and friendship even more than they need the toys.

However, toys would sure help a lot, just the same. This shows them that there are caring people in the world, and it gives them something fun to play with to lift their moods. Imagine if lots of people sent them toys, then they could end up with a huge amount of toys to cheer them up all year-round!

Thanks for caring about these abused kids and enlightening people about all of the parental abuse, incest and molestation that's been going on in huge numbers for a long time now. It needs to be stopped. I'm glad to hear there are some good organizations around trying to stop it. Also, I'm glad to hear that there are some good organizations around that are trying to find abducted kids.

sxljk 7 years ago

it is very warm,thank u !but i want to know if i can donate shoes to them?something like ugg boots.

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Laura du Toit 7 years ago from South Africa Author

Thanks Penny - I hope this hub motivates many to give to the needy this Christmas!

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pennyhowington 7 years ago from Mesa, AZ

Your giving truly does make a difference! There is so much need.

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Laura du Toit 7 years ago from South Africa Author

Thanks for reading. Glad to hear that you try to help the people in your community.

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habee 7 years ago from Georgia

Thanks for writing this. I've written letters to the editor in my local paper urging people to donate toys for needy children. If everyone would help just a little...

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Laura du Toit 7 years ago from South Africa Author

Thanks Melvin.

Glad you found the article useful.

Thanks roarsmom

Merry Christmas to you too. Glad you dropped by!

roarsmom6 7 years ago

I'm always looking for new charities for my family to give to. Thank you for sharing this great information. And Merry Christmas! And, to Swefelix, I do agree that books are a great gift, especially for children in a situation of abuse (books open up a world of imagination and allow a reader to get lost for a while).

Melvin 7 years ago

Nice article. Thanks for bringing up the awareness.

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sudeep13582 7 years ago from Howrah

beautiful idea.. thanks for sharing

SANDRA POTTER 7 years ago

Thank you soooooo much for posting this for our Christmas Toy Drive!!!! We greatly appreciate your promotion!!!

Sandra Potter


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swefelix 7 years ago from Duke University

Alright Laura, then I apologize. And realize I spent time and effort writing a worthless comment.

I still think most toys are bad gifts though, regardless of a kid's case.

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Laura du Toit 7 years ago from South Africa Author

Thank you very much Coach. I am glad you recognized the spirit in which this hub was written. These children need all the love and support they can get, even if it is only by way of a gift to show that somebody cares.

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Coach Albert 7 years ago from San Francisco

Laura, I cannot think of a better use for the hubs than to promote worthwhile causes such as this one. Nice job. For the last two years I've requested my friends and family donate to charities for kids and animals And our returning troops instead of getting me gifts I don't really need. I'll add this one to my list. Cheers, Coach Albert

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Laura du Toit 7 years ago from South Africa Author

Swefelix - that is the danger of not reading the hub and I respect your thoughts on the subject but they are misguided. This hub is about traumatized children who have been through hell and you are concerned about misconceptions about toys. Next time I advise you to read a hub before commenting!

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swefelix 7 years ago from Duke University

I only read the first paragraph, for which I apologize (don't have time to read the rest). But, I strongly disagree with toys being the best kind of Christmas gifts.

What it enforces is a belief in children, both the receiving and giving, that toys--material goods--is what makes us happy. The Will Smith movie The Pursuit of Happiness is nice in his struggles and fighting will, but what it teaches people is that the pursuit of happiness is a Wall Street job, resulting in grand monetary earnings. To paraphrase Plato: the person who can make happiness dependent on himself, has found the best way of living.

The children of families that can't afford toys probably can't afford a good education either. So give them books, give them mind games, give them an experience (theme park ticket, play ticket, etc), give them something that they can learn and grow from. Don't give them toys that will only serve to socialize the girls into being mothers and housewives with incorrect perceptions of the dimensions of the female body, and the boys into car racing, house building, action men, concerned more with their brute strength than expressing their tender feelings.

Charity is nice (although a socialist government would take care of the poor), so I applaud you for that.

And again, I am sorry for not reading the entire hub. If my comment comes off as misguided due to this fact then simply disregard it.

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itcoll 7 years ago

you are absolutely right about the best Christmas many people are less fortunate than us but still many are not content with what they have.

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stars439 7 years ago from Louisiana, The Magnolia and Pelican State.

Nice Article. God Bless

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Laura du Toit 7 years ago from South Africa Author

Thanks Dohn. And here is to yours :D

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dohn121 7 years ago from Hudson Valley, New York

You're a natural, Laura. Congrats on hitting a perfect 100 on this Hub! I got my first (and only one so far) 100 hubscore hub on my Autumn in New Paltz, New York hub about a month ago and I was ecstatic.

Thank you for reading me. Here's to more 100 Hubscore Hubs to you credit :D

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Laura du Toit 7 years ago from South Africa Author

Thanks generalhowziter

Yours will still reach 100!

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GeneralHowitzer 7 years ago from Land of Salt, Philippines

Whoa, my highest Hub is only 97 hehehe, but still that was cool...

This hub deserves 101 or more just kidding...


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Laura du Toit 7 years ago from South Africa Author

Thanks Earnest

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earnestshub 7 years ago from Melbourne Australia

Wonderful work, and deserving of the 100 score.This is such a worthy idea too.

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Laura du Toit 7 years ago from South Africa Author

Thanks travelsepresso

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travelespresso 7 years ago from Somewhere in this exciting world.

I came to visit your 100 score hub and discovered what a great thing you are doing here. Well done seems understated.

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Laura du Toit 7 years ago from South Africa Author

Thanks BB

Hope my message makes a difference to a few children's Christmas this and every year.

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Oh Laura,

What a lovely, beautiful thing you have done. I can see why they couldn't give you anything less than the perfect score. You have captured something so incredibly sad, yet at the same time wonderful in this hub. It brought tears to my eyes when I watched those videos. The children that are subjected to this kind of abuse do not ask for it and certainly don't deserve it. Often they are just a victim or a bystander who gets in the way. Your idea of a gift for them is nothing short of the most extreme act of kindness that anyone could give a child going through such a traumatic time. I think giving a little girl a beautiful doll like the one you have chosen is the most perfect thing. I know any little girl is lucky to get one, but especially a little girl who has been victimised in the worst way possible would think that she was so special, it would mean everything in the world to her. I am so glad you have thought of this and congratulations again for doing such a kind and thoughtful story Laura. God Bless BB.

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Laura du Toit 7 years ago from South Africa Author

Thank You Himitsu

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Himitsu Shugisha 7 years ago

Now I can see why this Hub is ranked with a perfect score of 100, well done!!

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Laura du Toit 7 years ago from South Africa Author

Thanks nikki

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nikki1 7 years ago

What a great hub. I feel for the children. Thanx for sharing.

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Laura du Toit 7 years ago from South Africa Author

Thanks GeneralHowziter

I am honored that you chose this hub to reinforce yours. The stronger we can get the message out the better

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GeneralHowitzer 7 years ago from Land of Salt, Philippines

Great job Laura... By the way I popped by to say that I chose this hub to reinforce mine... Hope its okay...

Merry Christmas and Happy Hubbing...

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Laura du Toit 7 years ago from South Africa Author

Thanks Tom,

I agree, its so easy to forget about those less fortunate than ourselves.

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Laura du Toit 7 years ago from South Africa Author

Thanks Tom,

I agree, its so easy to forget about those less fortunate than ourselves.

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Tom.Gilbert 7 years ago from The North Pole

Here here, Laura! It's about time people stop focusing on spending such exorbitant sums on each other and instead give to a worthy cause!

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Stardard Info 7 years ago

Hey Laura,

Its great to have writers like you in our community. As a matter of fact writers always stays ahead making these sorts of reviving things, because all the rest of us remain so busy with our daily life that they cant keep up with the time. I also like to add this here that each and every writers has tele-scope and by dint of which they can see through a long way. Its really good that you have written such a fantastic hub and I hope the children in our country from Bangladesh get Christmas Gifts.



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Laura du Toit 7 years ago from South Africa Author

Thanks mistywild.

Glad I could motivate you to give to the needy children this Christmas.

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mistywild 7 years ago from Houston, TX (Proud Texan)

we have many of the same thoughts. Thanks for sharing this. I will look to give this Christmas.

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LRobbins 7 years ago from Germany

Great idea! These poor children have so much to worry about the rest of the year, the least we can do is provide them with a nice christmas!

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Laura du Toit 7 years ago from South Africa Author

Thanks Robert. I am so glad to hear that you are also involved in helping these poor children. We may never know how happy it makes them but it makes us all the richer for giving!

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Robert J Cook 7 years ago

Great Hub Laura! I like what you are doing! I have been giving some gift cards to people who need it, like $1000.00 walmart gift card or target gift card from my website. Anything I can do to help.

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Laura du Toit 7 years ago from South Africa Author

Thanks Paradise

Let's hope that I can convince a few people to donate and help to make these poor innocent victims a Christmas to remember.

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Paradise7 7 years ago from Upstate New York

Thank you Laura, for posting this hub. I'm sure all the abused children who receive a gift thank you, too.

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Laura du Toit 7 years ago from South Africa Author

Thanks lelanew

It's so easy to forget the plight of those less fortunate

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lelanew55 7 years ago

Hello Laura.Thank you for reminding us to be compassionate this Christmas. There is so much need in this world.

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Laura du Toit 7 years ago from South Africa Author

Thanks emievil

Glad I could enlighten you on those gifts that were given to shelters on your behalf!

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emievil 7 years ago from Philippines

This is a great hub Laura. One of my former boss here gives donations to a shelter for mistreated children as Christmas gifts to us, his people. It's just his way and I never thought to question him (never thought to ask for real gifts also). Now I thank God I didn't.

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Laura du Toit 7 years ago from South Africa Author

Thanks Lynne

lynnechandler 7 years ago

Great, great hub Laura.

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Laura du Toit 7 years ago from South Africa Author

Anath - If I can get even one person to donate to this worthy cause then that would make this hub worthy of a million dollars to me!

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Anath 7 years ago

To be honest I always wanted to get involved in something like that specially around the Christmas season which is so important for children. But I am ashamed to say that I never found the time to do it. Maybe this time I finally get round to do it.

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Laura du Toit 7 years ago from South Africa Author

Thanks Anath

Glad you listened to my awareness call!

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Laura du Toit 7 years ago from South Africa Author

Thanks Storytellersrus

I'm glad if I could remind you of all the not so fortunate broken children who need our support.

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Anath 7 years ago

This is a fantastic idea, thanks for the awereness call.

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Storytellersrus 7 years ago from Stepping past clutter

Laura, thank you for your thoughtful hub. With snow piling up outside it does feel like Christmas in Denver. Early reminders like this bring the season of giving close to my heart.

I love to pull a tag from one of our Church Giving Trees and to purchase what a particular child has requested, to the best of my ability. I know a hug and a turkey should be enough but that doll, or gift hoped for certainly reminds a homeless or abused or otherwise needy child that someone cares. Thanks again for getting me in the mood.

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