The first ever #MakeItMerryOnAMP is underway, giving local families the lift they need over the holidays!
Learn about our Make it Merry family through the nomination below. After reading it, if you are moved in your heart to donate, here is the link: https://www.gofundme.com/makeitmerryampradio 100% of the donations collected on this page will go to T and her daughter.
If you’re with a local business and want to donate one of the items requested on the wish list below, please email your name and number to email@example.com. We will get back with you ASAP.
All donations must be into us at 90.3 AMP Radio, 1110 Centre St. NE, Suite 100 by 5pm on Tuesday, December 12th, so we are under deadline. Any other questions, please let us know. Thanks for being part of Calgary’s biggest pay it forward campaign!
If you missed J’s emotional reading of the letter, here it is:
Dear Katie and Ed,
My name is J, and I’m nominating someone incredibly deserving for MAKE IT MERRY, a single mother and her young daughter. I will call her T.
T and her three year old required emergency assistance last month after some heartbreaking domestic abuse. After escaping the situation, they lived in a shelter for the month of November. While they have had some happy news recently, moving into a safe home now, they are starting over. They moved into the home with just a few things and the clothes on their backs. When I say they’re starting over, they are starting with nothing. They are living in a place with empty walls but it is a roof over their heads.
T is the sole income earner, and she’s been able to find a part time job. She is receiving no support from her child’s father who is the abuser and she’s raising her three year old on her own with limited resources.
No matter how stressed she is feeling, trying to figure out how to make ends meet, her faith and smile never falter. T is the kind of person who would do anything to help you but would never ask herself. Please know she is doing her best, but money would be so helpful so that they could turn their house into a place they could call home.
T is such a strong woman and is doing her best to get ahead but there are a lot of hurdles in her way. This young family could use so much, and I know your donations Calgary would mean the world and help her with that fresh start that she needs. I know if anyone can help it’s you and everyone listening. Thank you.
Cash donations are huge for things like bills and other accumulating debt.
Cash donations so she can get things to prepare meals.
Gift cards for grocery stores for food.
Gift cards for gas.
Things for her daughter:
Gift cards to places like Indigo for books and other educational things.
Passes/Membership to Telus Spark.
Gift cards to Walmart for toys.
An iPad for educational apps.