Spreading Joy http://www.spreading-joy.org/site Wed, 04 May 2016 01:55:26 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Mileage Tracker Appshttp://www.spreading-joy.org/site/mileage-tracker-apps/ http://www.spreading-joy.org/site/mileage-tracker-apps/#comments Wed, 04 May 2016 01:55:24 +0000 http://www.spreading-joy.org/site/?p=8332 4 Mileage Tracking Apps

 

MEL – Mileage Expense Log   is designed to help you quickly and easily keep track of expenses incurred as you use your vehicle. Use this application to keep accurate logs and generate summary reports. Now with Apple Watch support!

Tired of other apps with recurring monthly fees? All MEL features are simple, upfront, pay once purchases.

• Simple and intuitive user interface.
• Auto track mileage in the background, as you drive (requires device to have GPS enabled)*.
• Sort by date, purpose, and/or vehicle.
• Easy to read summaries.
• Add additional expenses such as tolls & ferries.
• Export database as HTML or CVS.
• Rate book for quick mileage rate reference.
• iOS Device to device database transfer.
• Designed for iOS 9/8.
• Designed for both iPhone and iPad.
• Dropbox support
• Apple Watch support!

*Disclaimer: Continued use of GPS running in the background can dramatically decrease battery life.

Price: Top In-App Purchases

  1. Unlimited Entries$2.99
  2. Rate book$1.99
  3. Database Transfer$0.99
  4. Remove Ads$1.99
  5. Dropbox$1.99

 

 

MileIQ automatically logs your drives and calculates their value, saving the average customer more than $6,900 per year and countless hours they used to spend in manual logging. MileIQ customers also benefit from an increase in total miles logged due to the improved accuracy and “always on” nature of our service. Beyond numerical benefits, MileIQ customers enjoy peace of mind knowing that MileIQ is working for them while they work. Letting them get back to what’s most important in their lives.

If you use your personal vehicle for work, every mile you drive is worth 54 cents in tax deduction or mileage reimbursement. Keeping a manual mileage log is time consuming and easy to forget. Let’s break this down:

• If you drive 1,000 miles per year for business, your annual mileage deduction would be $540. That’s 1,000 miles x 54c (standard mileage rate) = $540.
• If you drive 10,000 miles per year your mileage deduction would be $5,4000. That’s 10,000 miles x 54c standard mileage rate) = $5,400. That’s money you won’t need to pay in taxes or that you get back from your employer as a reimbursement!
• The average MileIQ customer is logging $6,900 in mileage deductions or reimbursements. How much are you logging?

Automating your mileage log with MileIQ will be one of easiest (and best) decisions you’ll make in 2016. With MileIQ you can:

• Catch every drive automatically.
• Classify drives as business or personal effortlessly.
• Classify common drives automatically as business or personal.
• Get personalized mileage logs and reports with the push of a button.

PRICE: MileIQ is free for your first 40 drives every month, forever. Upgrade to unlimited drives for $5.99/month recurring or $59.99/year recurring.

 

 

MileTracker – MileTracker automatically logs your drives.
MileTracker is totally free and there is no any kind of feature limitation.

Highlighted features:
• Detect your drives and logging them automatically.
• Classify drives with a single swipe.
• Calculate drive distances.
• Capture drives in miles or kilometers (m or km).
• Store your complete drive history.
• Add parking, tolls, vehicle information and notes.
• Create or edit drives as needed.
• Export data to CSV by email.

Battery consumption disclaimer
Continued use of GPS running in the background can dramatically decrease battery life. MileTracker is designed to limit iOS GPS usage by reading GPS data only when location is significantly changed. As a result MileTracker has minimal battery usage impact.

Price: Free

 

Mile Cloud – Manually keeping track of every single trip for your business mileage tax deduction can be frustrating, Mile Cloud makes it easier for you. Mile Cloud is designed to automatically track your mileage while you are driving. All you have to do is to classify your driving purpose with Mile Cloud’s highly customizable trip filters and you will get your detailed monthly and annual mileage reports. All your data is saved to your own iCloud. With its seamless integration with iCloud, you can easily share your data across all your iOS devices using the same iCloud account. Mile Cloud will help you keep an accurate and reliable mileage log to support your business mileage deduction.

Features:
– Automatic mileage tracking
– Manually add trips if you forget to bring your iOS devices with you
– Automatically calculates trip distances and deduction values based on your classified mileages
– Automatic business classification based on your own schedule
– Delete / Combine trips
– Frequently used trip templates
– Powerful trip filter
– Today Widgets for quick summary
– Trip notes with photos
– Favorite Places management
– Flexible reports
– Syncing drive data securely to your iCloud
– Email PDF / CSV reports
– Multiple trip views

How it works:
With Automatic Trip Logging enabled, Mile Cloud will automatically log your trips when the app is running in background mode.
Continued use of GPS running in the background can dramatically decrease battery life. Mile Cloud is designed to use battery efficiently, the location service is turned on only when necessary.

Price:  Free version Service:
Up to 30 trips of automatic mileage logging per month, no limitation for manual trip logging

  1. Mile Cloud Premium Service$3.99
  2. Mile Cloud Premium Service$39.99

 

What Mileage Tracker App do you use?  I know keeping track of mileage is a pain, but so necessary.  Let us know in the comments below so that others can check it out!

 

**I’m an Ambassador for Verizon Wireless and receive products to review in exchange for an honest opinion. All opinions are my own. JOYn the Verizon Team each Friday at 3pm EST on Twitter for our #VZWBuzz Chat. It’s the hottest Twitter Party ever! Always great techy prizes! 

 

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ChatBookshttp://www.spreading-joy.org/site/chatbooks/ http://www.spreading-joy.org/site/chatbooks/#comments Mon, 02 May 2016 05:22:59 +0000 http://www.spreading-joy.org/site/?p=8324 I have to say right up front I LOVE Chatbooks! Absolutely love them. #LoveChatbooks

 

Chatbooks

 

It’s easy and super affordable!  $8 for a 6×6 album and FREE Shipping – You can always have free shipping.

 

For a while I’ve wanted to have an easy way to have all of my “special” photos (photos from Instagram) in a printed album. Printing them out would require remembering, taking the time to do it and while I had very good intentions, I never seemed to get it done.

One day I was scrolling through Instagram and saw it. Seriously, I thought. Could it be as easy as this post seems? So I clicked over and watched a few videos and I was in LOVE. Did I say L O V E?

This is so simple anyone can do it. You download the app. You link to your Instagram or Facebook accounts and then you “exclude” any photos you do not want. THEN YOU LIVE YOUR LIFE. It will compile the books as you post photos from now own.

I excluded my photos that I didn’t want in there and saw that I had 8 albums. and At just $8 each for 60 photos that is an ahhhhmaaaaaazing deal! Absolutely unheard of. So, I thought ok, my first order has free shipping, I’ll do it and if I’m not happy then I’m only out eight bucks.

Turns out that I LOVE it! I love the book, how cute and perfect in size it is. (6×6) I love that the dates are printed on the sides and you can title your books. I love how it captures your captions so you can remember why you were posting. AND I love the price – 60 photos printed in a nice little book for just $8! You cannot beat that. You can order all of your books at once or do like I did and sign up for one a month until you catch up. After that you’ll get one when you “fill up a book.”

You can get a hardback book for just a bit more.  I get the paper one and it’s perfectly fine for us.

Super Easy

I often review things here at Spreading Joy but the awesome people at ChatBooks will not know I’ve even told you about their awesome products until I tweet them and let them know about this article.

Want your first one free? Sure you do! It’s easy. 

When I ordered my first book it asked for a coupon code. I didn’t know what that was so I skipped it. YOU, my friend are in luck because after I ordered my first book it gave me a coupon code to share with my friends! You can get your first book FREE!

Try it out risk free. But I love mine and cannot wait until every last album is here!  I’ve gotten 3 so far and get all kinds of giddy when I get the email letting me know it’s time for another album.

Use this Coupon Code below and get your first album for FREE!  When you download the app, let me know what you think and how many albums you have.  I’m just nosy like that.

 

Use the coupon code and get your first Chatbook for free

 

Hop over to their website and see the videos! http://chatbooks.com

Get the App here: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/chatbooks/id734887606?mt=8&c=Get_App&pid=Website

Check them out on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/chatbooks/

Show them some love on Twitter: https://twitter.com/chatbooksapp

Include the Hashtag #LoveChatBooks

 

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The Bridegroom’s Voicehttp://www.spreading-joy.org/site/the-bridegrooms-voice/ http://www.spreading-joy.org/site/the-bridegrooms-voice/#comments Wed, 27 Apr 2016 23:50:19 +0000 http://www.spreading-joy.org/site/?p=8318 The Bridegroom’s Voice by Author Kimberly McCarthy

The Bridegroom's Voice Devotional Journal

This is a devotional journal that will take you through several weeks of heart searching, thought provoking words as if they came from the Bridegroom Himself.  It is a personal journey with Jesus.

I love this devotional because it’s very interactive!  There is a letter from the Bridegroom to His Bride on various topics as well as a section of the Bridebroom’s Word written on your heart.  This section provides you with verses to think on and ponder over each day.  Then there is a section where you can journal the things you are meditating on or respond to the verses that have been pointed out for the particular topic.

I’ve know Kim through Social Media for many years now and she is steadfast in her faith and proudly proclaims the Love of Christ in her Online Ministry.

You’ll be challenged through various topics in this devotional and your heart will grow closer to the Bridegroom as you realize that you truly ARE the Bride of Christ!  And HE Loves you!  He loves you just the way you are but loves you too much to leave you where you are.

You can expect to grow your faith, grow your love of the Lord and the Love of HIS word. Don’t you want an intimate relationship with the Lord?

You can expect to be encouraged as you read and realize you are not alone in things you face.  I love how one of the weeks devotions deals with “Stuff” YES – stuff.  You read that right!

As a Bride of Christ myself, I love encouraging others in their walk with the Lord, so I’ve decided to give away 2 copies of this devotional.  All you have to do to enter to win is tell me how long you’ve been a Christian (A Bride of Christ.) 

Do you think of yourself as the Bride of Christ? Are you excited to see your Groom each day or do you need to fall in love again?

Guys…what about you?  I know you are usually the Groom, but where Christ is concerned Y O U are His Bride and He loves you deeply.

 

What Voice will you listen to today?  Will you listen to all the negative voices that tell you how worthless you are? or will you listen to the Bridegroom's Voice as He tells you that you are worth dying for?

 

Thank you to Kim for providing me a copy free of charge to review.  I’m not required to give a positive review but I encourage you to get a copy and immerse your heart into the scriptures as The Bride of Christ.

Follow Kim on Twitter at @Kmac4Him

Check out her website http://thebridegroomscafe.com

 

 

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Date Night Ideashttp://www.spreading-joy.org/site/date-night-ideas/ http://www.spreading-joy.org/site/date-night-ideas/#comments Mon, 18 Apr 2016 16:59:50 +0000 http://www.spreading-joy.org/site/?p=8083 35 Date Night Ideas for any couple

No matter where you are in your relationship with that someone special, Dates are of the utmost importance! 

You could be planning your first date, been dating several months or years or even married – regardless, DATE NIGHT is very important.

We ladies need our guys to ask us out and take charge by planning dates for us, just like when we use to date before we were married. I’ve been married for more than 25 years and still get all kinds of giddy when the Mr. calls me up and asks me out.

Ladies, your guy is still a boy at heart when it comes to things he loves, so sometimes we will have to do things that don’t interest us but they will absolutely love it!

The trouble is we all fall into a rut and usually when speaking of Date Night the answer is “whatever you want to do” and that can be frustrating.

This list is to help you think of dates on the fly.  Some require little to no money and others will require some planning.

I’d love to have you leave your favorite date ideas in the comments below!

  1. Dinner and a movie
  2. Dinner
  3. Movie
  4. Attend a play (Your local college will likely have great ones to choose from! Check them out)
  5. Go fishing
  6. Make a Candle Light dinner at home
  7. Coffee and Bookstore date (even if you do not purchase anything other than the coffee, it’s still a fun date)
  8. Road Trip for the day
  9. Antiquing
  10. Double date with old friends
  11. Go Camping
  12. Go Roller Skating
  13. Go to a restaurant you’ve never been to before
  14. Netflix night
  15. Visit the Zoo
  16. Go to the Circus
  17. Game night
  18. Comedy show (you may have to really look into the schedule to find some good clean comedians, but they are out there)
  19. Volunteer together
  20. Go Bowling
  21. Get him tickets to see his favorite Basketball (sports) team
  22. Go to a Monster Truck show
  23. Take in a Rodeo
  24. Visit a local Art Gallery
  25. Weekend trip away
  26. Have a Pinterest weekend (pick a few projects and work on together)
  27. Night at a local hotel (you don’t have to go away, sometimes just a night at a hotel down the road is just as fun)
  28. Attend a Concert
  29. Treat each other to a Spa Night and/or bubble bath together
  30. Ice Skating
  31. Go Rock Climbing
  32. Take in a Baseball Game
  33. Go Strawberry picking
  34. Attend a Carnival
  35. Stargazing (set up a few lounge chairs, grab binoculars even get a pink pair for the lady and check out the skies)

These are just a few to get you started!

Write down these and many others and put them in a jar and draw them out randomly!

What is your favorite date? What is your favorite first date? How often do you date?

PS – If you have small children at home, it is extremely important to still date.  You’ll show your children that dating doesn’t end after marriage and when the children grow up and move out, you’ll keep doing what you’ve always done and that is date and love each other.

 

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Meeting Needshttp://www.spreading-joy.org/site/meeting-needs/ http://www.spreading-joy.org/site/meeting-needs/#comments Mon, 04 Apr 2016 05:09:24 +0000 http://www.spreading-joy.org/site/?p=8287

 

Spreading Joy is about doing what you can, where you are with what you have.

We know that most people can’t go in and pay off every single lay-a-way but are so thankful for those that can and do.

We know that most people can’t hand out $100.00 bills but are so thankful for those that can and do.

We know that most people are struggling to make it week by week and are looking for ways to make a difference that will not break the bank AND we get that. We have lived that.

Do you know that our volunteers are just like you? We have been without jobs, without food and even homeless?

Do you know that our volunteers face chronic illnesses and struggle daily to just make it through the day and yet, they still make a difference.

We all have a choice about making a difference.  We can choose to feel as though there is nothing we can do or we can look at our own resources, talents and gifts and use those to impact the lives of others and NOT feel guilty for not being able to do more.

THAT is Spreading Joy.

Doing anything else is allowing Guilt to steal your joy and is simply non-productive and not worth it.  You are wasting your gifts and someone is missing out on a blessing that only you can give.

You don’t need a reason to be kind.

You don’t need a reason to make a difference.

Be kind and make a difference just because you can.

That IS Spreading Joy!

Now, let’s get you Spreading Joy Daily!

You will L O V E the 50 Ways of Making a Difference without Spending a Penny   and Another 50 ways right here!

And

Making a Difference is as Easy as ABC…. 

 

If you want more ideas, check out the Book Spreading Joy Daily! Filled with practical ideas that ANYONE can use to make a difference with!

 

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God’s Not Dead 2http://www.spreading-joy.org/site/gods-not-dead-2/ http://www.spreading-joy.org/site/gods-not-dead-2/#respond Fri, 25 Mar 2016 05:23:37 +0000 http://www.spreading-joy.org/site/?p=8301 Gods not dead 2

 

I had the honor of screening God’s Not Dead 2 in theaters sometime back and let me tell you this is a Must See!

Christian, if you think your freedom and rights are secure, you better think again.

This movie is very well done, great actors and is focused on some of the major issues we as Christians face RIGHT NOW!

I love how facts are presented in the movie, I love how true to life this really is and I love how this movie reminds us with all practicality that God is still in the miracle working business.

The movie is coming out April 1st, 2016.

I hope you’ll go see it.

I hope you’ll take your teens and pre-teens.

I hope you’ll have some discussion time afterwards.

I hope you’ll let me know what you thought of it. Everyone that sees the movie and comments here about it, I will put your name in a drawing to send you a $25 gift card to Family Christian Bookstores. (Gift Card contest ends 4/10/2016 @ midnight EST)

Like them on Facebook here

Follow them on Twitter @Godsnotdeadfilm

Spread the word! Support Christian Films! 

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Doing What You Canhttp://www.spreading-joy.org/site/doing-what-you-can/ http://www.spreading-joy.org/site/doing-what-you-can/#respond Thu, 24 Mar 2016 08:51:22 +0000 http://www.spreading-joy.org/site/?p=8293 clasped-hands-541849_960_720

 

Spreading Joy has a couple of annual events we do each year.  One of them is our Christmas Joy event where we bring in Children and their Moms for a Christmas Bash!  This cannot be done without your help or people volunteering so before I get started, I just want to say thank you again to those that give financially, share on Social Media and come volunteer in person.

At every volunteer meeting I always tell people “If you see a need, meet it. You don’t need my permission to do something, just make it happen.”

This is the heart and soul of what we do.  We meet needs.

During the few days before our last event, I saw a need that I couldn’t un-see. After some preparation for Christmas Joy that night, the Mr. and I drove an hour to verify the need.  A single mom sleeping in her car with two small children.  Just a week and a half before Christmas.

Needless to say it was a long drive back. My mind was racing and I wished I had all the money in the world to fix this.

My heart was broken for them.

After finding her and verifying her situation, we came home and decided to do what we could for her. Someone had already put her and her children in a hotel and was helping her find housing.

They needed CHRISTMAS. I reached out to the generous hearts in a Facebook group and people stepped up immediately. I had a list of toys her children wanted and every single item on there was found and purchased. Even a Baby Alive – 50 miles away.  Amazing!

The gifts were wrapped in their favorite wrapping paper, Frozen and Wrestling.

Thanks to the amazing hearts of Verizon Wireless, I was even able to give her a brand new Smart Phone! A top of the Line Droid!

Others donated furniture, clothing, food and even a couple months of cellular service.

Even though the week preceding our Christmas Joy event is the busiest week of my life, we still took the time to meet the need that was right in front of us.

Did I wonder if what we were doing would be enough? Yes.

Did I wonder what would happen afterwards? Yes.

Did I let that stop us from making a difference? No.

Doing what you can with what you have IS absolutely Spreading Joy to others and doing so unconditionally.  Don’t focus on what you don’t have or can’t do.  Reach out like we did and ask others to help. 99% of people have ginormous hearts and would love to make a difference in this way.

Thank you to the amazing hearts that met up with me and the Mr. during this week to bring Christmas to this Family.

Thank you Verizon Wireless for loving and caring for women that need a little help.

Thank you for Spreading Joy and making a difference.  You never know just how huge the end result will be.

We desire to help more people and would love for you to JOYn us.  We are an IRS Approved Non Profit and your donations are tax deductible as according to the Law.  We have ZERO employees and I personally cover all operating expenses so that YOUR financial contributions can go to making a difference and Spreading Joy to others.  Will you consider a gift? Will you be a monthly partner? Will you tell others about our heart for Spreading Joy? 

Want to make a difference daily but do not know where to begin? Great! We will help you every step of the way.  Get our book Spreading Joy Daily! It is full of ideas for Spreading Joy each day and it will not break the bank. 

 

I’m honored to be an Ambassador for Verizon Wireless. This team is like no other. Keep up to date with all of the latest geeky gadgets and technology with the #VZWBuzz team and JOYn their weekly chat each Friday at 3pm EST.There are ALWAYS great prizes being given away as well as helpful information!

 
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Joy Promhttp://www.spreading-joy.org/site/joy-prom/ http://www.spreading-joy.org/site/joy-prom/#comments Sat, 30 Jan 2016 12:26:02 +0000 http://www.spreading-joy.org/site/?p=8272 Joy Prom is a Real Prom for Special Needs kids that is pure fun with a night of glam, glitz, food, fun and no judging. It’s sweeping the nation and I’m thankful that it is!

 

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They get to wear their best prom outfit, get all dressed up, have a limo ride from the Glam Station to the RED CARPET where the Paparazzi awaits them! While they are walking down the Red Carpet the Paparazzi is cheering for them, cameras are taking their photos and their smiles are a MILE Wide as they are entering their prom!

I love everything about this event!

 

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Last year The Joyful Hearts of NC hosted 1280 kids.  This year they are looking to do the same!

We want to be part of it by giving every young lady a wonderful keepsake necklace. She will be able to wear it even after the Prom with joyful memories. We are hoping you will help to sponsor several young ladies with us!

Here are a few of the one’s we are giving them.

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If you would like to sponsor a young lady or several, all I need to know is how many you would like to sponsor and your email address.

When you comment below let me know how many you want to donate and let me know that the email you commented with is what to use and I’ll send you an invoice.

Each Necklace is just $5.50

Will you consider Sponsoring at least ONE Young Lady? $5.50

Will you consider Sponsoring at least 2 young ladies? = $11.00

Will you consider Sponsoring 5 young ladies? $27.50

Will you consider Sponsoring 10 young ladies? = $55.00

Will you consider Sponsoring 20 young ladies? = $110.00

Thank you for Spreading Joy with us! Thank you for Caring about these young ladies. Thank you for making a difference and giving them a keepsake that they can wear time and time again.

Thank you for impacting hearts with love and joy!

Thank you!

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Photo Credit Michael Anderson

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Meet Me on Mingle Contesthttp://www.spreading-joy.org/site/meet-me-on-mingle-contest/ http://www.spreading-joy.org/site/meet-me-on-mingle-contest/#respond Wed, 20 Jan 2016 06:36:27 +0000 http://www.spreading-joy.org/site/?p=8260 You could Win $1000.00 and Be the New Face of Christian Mingle! 

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Have you Heard that the amazing Christian Online Dating company Christian Mingle is looking for a New Face? Yes Sir! They certainly are and they are reaching out to YOU giving you the opportunity to be the New Face of Christian Mingle and to Win $1000.00

Why Christian Mingle you ask? Well for starters, they start with faith. Many times people avoid discussing religion at all costs. This online dating service is centered around YOUR faith. You can make it the foundation if you want to or not.  It’s your choice.

What about Safety? Many people have started a profile and then deleted it because they were fearful.  Christian Mingle manually reviews every profile and photo to make sure you are quality Christian Singles.  They even provide Safety Tips for Online Dating.

How successful are they? Check out these Love Stories!

My Friend from Twitter @DawsonCowals – He and His wife just celebrated their 7th anniversary and they met on Christian Mingle.  He even wrote a song about it.  Listen here 

OK – Back to the Contest:

It literally cannot get any easier than this!

You Share your photo with them Via Twitter using the hashtag #MeetMeOnMingle   You’ll get a tweet back from them saying you are almost done – giving you a link with what to do next.  You’ll tell them Why you should be the face of  Christian Mingle and then you could be their Next STAR!

Talk about EASY! 

Here is additional info about submitting your photo: CLICK HERE

For the Official rules and such, please click here

 

Contest Ends February 13, 2016!  Go right now and do this! Then let me know you did it! I hope you win so I can be the ultimate #FANGIRL saying that I know YOU (well, I know you from twitter and that means I KNOW you!) Seriously, how cool would it be if someone in my Twitterverse won this and was the next Face of Christian Mingle?!?

 

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Heart for Othershttp://www.spreading-joy.org/site/heart-for-others-2/ http://www.spreading-joy.org/site/heart-for-others-2/#comments Sat, 16 Jan 2016 13:24:32 +0000 http://www.spreading-joy.org/site/?p=8197 Christmas Joy 2015

 

Words just cannot express the love and gratitude I have for you for this Christmas Joy event! Thank you!

Your heart for others is beyond amazing.

Your love and heart for the forgotten kids is inspiring! And yes, you just read that right.  One social worker I’ve spoken with in the past called them that.  The area we help is where many other organizations often forget.

This year we sent out 100 Invitations to Children in the area! Can you believe it? 100?!? The most ever! I cannot believe how much we’ve grown since 2008!

75 Children and their Moms came to the event! We had all ages from infants to 17 years old this year!

Thanks to your amazing heart for others we feasted on Olive Garden along with hot dogs and chips for the kids.

We had a time of crafts and writing thank you cards with the children.

 

Christmas Joy 2015

 

The Children also had a time of hearing the Christmas Story as well as going through our Candy Store! There were right at 40 different Candies that they could pick and put in their treat bags this year!

Because of your heart for others, we had stickers, markers and other various small gifts to give to all of the children throughout the event! Their bags were running over! Their hearts were running over as well!  You should have heard the giggles of delight as they were getting the candy, looking at the stickers and just having a wonderful time! As a matter of fact, YOU should come next year and experience it for yourself!

Thanks to your generosity and heart for others we were able to give each of the moms 4 gifts to wrap that day to take home for Christmas Morning. All of the gifts were at least a $10 Value.

Because you are a person with a ginormous heart for others we were also able to allow each child to walk through and pick out 2 gifts to take with them the day of our event. YES! T W O! Look at just how big your heart is! There is No Grinchiness in you at all!

 

Christmas JOY 2015

 

 

Your heart for others also allowed us to make a difference for the Moms this Christmas!  Because you gave earlier in the year, we were able to give each of them a gift bag with a bracelet, necklace, lotion, lipstick, shower gel and other items.  We typically can’t afford to bless the moms this way but because your heart was so giving, loving and caring this year we were able to do more than we normally do!

Thank you for caring about these families during what could be a very sad and difficult time of year for them.

Thank you for giving to someone who can never repay the kindness to you.

Thank you for impacting hearts with great joy and love.

Thank you for Spreading Christmas Joy with us and making a difference!

Thank you for every tweet, every share, every like, every comment, every email asking someone to help, every toy you gave, every dollar you donated, every prayer you prayed… for every single thing you did to make this happen.  T H A N K Y O U!

Thank you for your Heart for Others! You Matter and you truly do make a difference!

 

 

Christmas Joy 2015

 

 

If I have forgotten anyone, it was not intentional but Thank you to the following for sponsoring: 

Olive Garden Gastonia

Olive Garden Northlake

Clark Nexsen

Patterson Pope

Iron Mountain – Charlotte

Sport Clips Denver

Gastonia Dodge

Ms. Wells 2nd Grade Class

Beth Haven Baptist Church

New Grace Baptist Church

Elevation 4:12 Youth Group

ChristianRep.com

Soulsupply.com

Teresa Sykola – Mary Kay Senior Director 

The Online Mom

Sara Lowe Author

 

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