A friend once told me that her biggest wish as a little girl who spent her entire childhood in foster care was to just have normalcy. To be able to have that five dollars to buy a secret Santa present, or the dress to go to the homecoming dance or for Santa to bring her a stocking.

Well, I have found that with the help of my daughter, Kamrace and our community I am able to grant that stocking wish for every local foster child in our area! But we can't do it without your help!

For the past six years we have partnered with the Hanford Metal Trades Council (HAMTC) and their Foster Child Christmas Gift Project. Each year they adopt every foster child in our area and ensure they all receive Christmas gifts! Six years ago they were looking to add a stocking to their Christmas package and that's where Kamrace and I came in! They really didn't have much of a budget to add this but with the help of our community and some of my amazing friends and family we have been able to do it!

Well, it's that time of year again and I need your help! I am looking for stocking stuffers or cash donations!

I am looking for unisex fun trinkets, anything like yo-yo's, play-dough, crayons, travel size games, sunglasses, a Rubix cube, a slinky, or fuzzy hats! We usually stuff around 130 stockings and the ages rage from approximately 3-12, with a handful of teenagers so we ask that the gifts are unisex and fun for all ages. We do the teens separate however so we do need a handful of teenage gifts, such as headphones, iTunes gift cards, Dutch Bros gift cards, beanies, fidget spinners etc. however unisex would still be great since we are not provided with their sex.

If you would like to donate you can drop your donation off at the Palm Bar & Grill in Benton City, make arrangements with Janis through a private message on her Facebook or make a cash donation HERE. Thank you for your support and helping put a smile on a child's face this Christmas!

Here are some pictures taken over the past six years and what my house turns into!!

Also pictured below are two of my biggest helpers, LouAnn and Kellye (I'd be lost without these ladies and their generous hearts!)

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