CHRISTMAS BASKETS

Each year, we create Christmas Baskets for widows in our communities as a way to say “we see you, we haven’t forgotten you”. Some of the widows have school aged children; we include gifts for them as well. The contents of each basket are unique as we try to curate them for the individual widow’s wants and needs. Baskets are valued between $200-$400 each. Thank you for your contribution to this beautiful project.


We have 4 different ways you can contribute to this project no matter where you live!

Click your preferred location linked below to learn more.

 
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1) SPONSOR A BASKET

Too busy to shop? Donate money and we will shop for you! Each basket is valued between $300-$400. We have relationships with local businesses who are discounting items for our baskets. Every donation helps us love widows generously during this season.

 

2)  CREATE A PARCEL

What is a PARCEL?

A Parcel is a set of items that were most requested by our widows when we asked what they most enjoyed. Parcels are the "meat & potatoes" of our Christmas Baskets. We add additional curated items to the final baskets.


Families or small groups can make completed parcels or collect donations for our team to purchase items and assemble parcels. Where indicated, each family PARCEL should be geared toward a family of five and may cost approximately $100-$250. All items should be kept in original packaging when possible. Parcels do not need to be pre-wrapped, but feel free to do so if you're feeling creative! We'd love that.


We've listed 3-4 suggested items to be included in each parcel, feel free to add or adjust according to your group's enthusiasm. Have fun!

Email Sarah with questions about drop-off locations.

FAMILY FUN PARCEL

estimated valuation: $240

  • Movie theater tickets (example here) $65

  • Family experience (bowling; top golf; science museum; aquarium; miniature golf; etc.) $ 75

  • A fun family game (example here) $25

  • Restaurant gift cards (example here) $75 or greater per restaurant

SELF-CARE PARCEL

estimated valuation $175

  • Mani-pedi (can be purchased from local vendor in your community) $75

  • Cozy socks or slippers (example here) $25

  • Specialty lotion or body wash (example here) $35

  • Sephora Gift Card (example here) $40

GOURMET DELIGHTS PARCEL

estimated valuation $155

ACTIVITY PARCEL

estimated valuation varies

Activity packs will be included in Christmas Baskets for widows who have school-aged children and/or teens. Suggested items include:

  • your family’s favorite books

  • favorite candies

  • a card game

  • a blind bag of LEGOs

  • gift cards; etc.

*If you purchase multiple items in a package, our team can separate them for you.

 

3) DONATE OR COLLECT MOST REQUESTED GIFTS

Your group can help us by collecting the most requested GIFT CARDS or some of your favorite things. We love handmade gifts. We’ve created a wish list of most requested gift cards.

ITEMS SHOULD BE RECEIVED NO LATER THAN DECEMBER 9th!

 

4) CREATE & ASSEMBLE BASKETS WITH OUR TEAM

Do you have a knack for creativity?

If you would like to be more hands-on with us and are creative (bonus!), we need volunteers to help assemble the final baskets in Austin on December 11th, see location and times at the sign up link below. If you would like to help assemble but are unable to attend on the 11th, please email Marina.

 
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1) SPONSOR A BASKET

Too busy to shop? Donate money and we will shop for you! Each basket is valued between $300-$400. We have relationships with local businesses who are discounting items for our baskets. Every donation helps us love widows generously during this season.

 

2)  CREATE A PARCEL

What is a PARCEL?

A Parcel is a set of items that were most requested by our widows when we asked what they most enjoyed. Parcels are the "meat & potatoes" of our Christmas Baskets. We add additional curated items to the final baskets.


Families or small groups can make completed parcels or collect donations for our team to purchase items and assemble parcels. Where indicated, each family PARCEL should be geared toward a family of five and may cost approximately $100-$250. All items should be kept in original packaging when possible. Parcels do not need to be pre-wrapped, but feel free to do so if you're feeling creative! We'd love that.


We've listed 3-4 suggested items to be included in each parcel, feel free to add or adjust according to your group's enthusiasm. Have fun!

All donations should be delivered by Friday, December 10th.

If you are planning to drop off parcels, please email Liana for the drop off locations nearest you.

FAMILY FUN PARCEL

estimated valuation: $240

  • Movie theater tickets (example here) $65

  • Family experience (bowling; top golf; science museum; aquarium; miniature golf; etc.) $ 75

  • A fun family game (example here) $25

  • Restaurant gift cards (example here) $75 or greater per restaurant

SELF-CARE PARCEL

estimated valuation $175

  • Mani-pedi (can be purchased from local vendor in your community) $75

  • Cozy socks or slippers (example here) $25

  • Specialty lotion or body wash (example here) $35

  • Sephora Gift Card (example here) $40

GOURMET DELIGHTS PARCEL

estimated valuation $155

ACTIVITY PARCEL

estimated valuation varies

Activity packs will be included in Christmas Baskets for widows who have school-aged children and/or teens. Suggested items include:

  • your family’s favorite books

  • favorite candies

  • a card game

  • a blind bag of LEGOs

  • gift cards; etc.

*If you purchase multiple items in a package, our team can separate them for you.

 

3) DONATE OR COLLECT MOST REQUESTED GIFTS

Your group can help us by collecting the most requested GIFT CARDS or some of your favorite things. We love handmade gifts. We’ve created a wish list of most requested gift cards.

ITEMS SHOULD BE RECEIVED NO LATER THAN DECEMBER 10th!

 

4) CREATE & ASSEMBLE BASKETS WITH OUR TEAM

Do you have a knack for creativity? 

If you would like to be more hands-on with us and are creative (bonus!), we need volunteers to help assemble the final baskets. We have several assembly days and times, please email Liana if you would like to serve. She will be able to give you locations and times in an area near you.

 
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THANK YOU FOR PARTNERING WITH US!