Remember The Children

I sort of forgot about him. About 20 minutes later, he came back with a shopping cart full of toys. He stopped at our collection box and, to my surprise, channeled all of the toys into it. I thanked him and he just looked at me with a twinkle in his piercing brown eyes as if to say, “Didn’t see that one coming, did you?”

Then he just walked on back to his jalopy and drove off.

Santa comes in all sorts of disguises, I guess.

This last weekend, we’re putting on a full-court press and hope to fulfill all requests. We’ve had to close applications unless we get more donations.

Anyone interested in donating in your area can go to to get contact information for your local coordinator.

Maybe you could be someone’s Secret Santa this Christmas.

Randy Gaddo, a retired Marine, is a regular contributor to PRB and lives in Peachtree City, Ga. Contact him at (678) 350-8642 or e-mail

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2 comments on “Remember The Children

  1. Barb Burkholder on said:

    Thanks for the weekly warm and fuzzy articles. I always adopt a child in need at work through a social service agency. I also decided to adopt two kids from a giving tree at my hairdresser’s salon. The donations will go to the Salvation Army. I hope that you meet your goal. I am so thankful for a loving family, a roof over my head and a great recreation position. I wish everyone could have that too. Merry Christmas and keep the warm and fuzzy articles streaming in 2012. I look forward to them every week.

  2. Gloria De La Cruz-Sandoval on said:

    Yes, this night belongs to all the children and Santa is as close as our pockets.

    May your season be merry, bright, and blessed.


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