2021-22 Foster Parents Thank you’s
To the Christmas wish project volunteers, thank you all for the beautiful work that y’all do every year. The smiles on the baby’s faces are
priceless!!! May the Blessing of the Highest God continue to be with you all!!!!—J. Chatmon


Our family would like to Thank EVERYONE that is involved it the Christmas Wish Project. We always do a “special gift unwrap” Christmas eve
which are the gifts we get from this AMAZING Project and the joy and happiness the littles have when opening those gifts is what Christmas
for us is all about. Those gifts are always amazing and so appreciated more then we could ever express. After the last couple of years there
are some families are doing their best and with your help and kindness some families were able to maintain that. Thank you from the bottom
of ALL of our hearts. May God forever bless you and show you love like you have shown these “Littles”. Thank you, Corey and Patricia Foster
parents of 3 Girl Littles


Dear Donors and Volunteers, I would like to thank you for all the wonderful gifts my daughter received from you. Christmas would not have
been the same without you. We are nearing the end of January and she still favors her cube above all other toys. Thank you again, The
Moreno Family 


My name is Tori and I’m a foster mom from Johnson County. This was my very first Christmas with a foster child. She’s just a toddler and
won’t probably remember too much of Christmas years from now, but I know I will. Because of your love and time and willingness to give,
this sweet girl had more presents under the tree than anyone else in our house :) Her eyes were so big when she opened gift after gift. She
enjoyed each and every thing! She wears her jacket almost every day and it will probably still fit her again this next winter. She tries to wear
her Coco Melon pjs every single night. She plays with her toys and rides her little scooter with excitement. Thanks for the effort and
organization put into this project! You made this kiddo so happy on this difficult holiday without her mama. Thank you!!


I very grateful for the items my foster son received. He was really surprised of riding toy. Keep us in your prayers. Again, thanks so much
for the gifts. L. Nelson


I want to say thanks to all of you. I have 3 boys J,O,J and they really appreciate the gift cards and all the other items that you guys gave. We
love you guys and thank you for all that you continue to do, even with all that’s going on. I know Rita would feel the same as she were still
with us. May God continue to bless each and every one of you. Bert M.


Thank you for your generous gifts! What a blessing to our foster baby. Chrysta B


Thanks so much for the awesome gifts during such a special time. She loves to read and the books were her exact interest! You listened
to everything we wrote on her application. “A” and I are so grateful to have the blessing. V. Johnson


Thank you for helping our family the kiddos we are raising have had the most difficult year. After everything this family has been through, we
enjoyed the best Christmas we ever had together. The kids absolutely loved their gifts and bikes. We cannot thank this organization enough for
all the smiles and joy given on that day. Sincerely, The Smith-Walker Family 


Just wanted to send a note of sincere thanks to everyone involved in CWP this year! We currently have two foster kiddos who were loved on
by your organization and given amazing gifts! Baby girl received a slide that she has not stopped playing on since Christmas morning! Baby
boy received some wonderful toys that have helped him so much developmentally. We have been fostering for about 4 years now and every
year we are blown away by the generosity shown through the CWP program. We’ve had kids of all ages and it’s amazing to me that you guys
get everything just right each time! Thank you to all the generous donors and volunteers who helped make this a great success, and of
course to the kind women who started this in the first place! We appreciate you all so very much! Warmly, The Eyres


Thank you for helping our family the kiddos we are raising have had the most difficult year. After everything this family has been through, we
enjoyed the best Christmas we ever had together. The kids absolutely loved their gifts and bikes. We cannot thank this organization enough for
all the smiles and joy given on that day. Sincerely, The Smith-Walker Family 


Thank you for all the wonderful gifts. All 6 of my foster sons got exactly what was on their list, plus some. One of my boys said “best
Christmas ever”. They loved waking up Christmas morning with their warm pajamas! I think that sums it up! Thank you! The Bellah Family


Thanks so much for providing the majority of Christmas for my foster babies. The gifts were so thoughtful and perfect for my girls! It means a
lot to me someone cares to help foster families and children. It makes the holidays a little less stressful! Thank you, Shaye S.


Our greatest appreciation and blessing to each and every one who helped and had a hand in getting gifts for not just my foster baby but to
each one who is in care. God bless you and may y’all continue to bless each child in care.-Lopez family


Thank you so much for the wonderful gifts for my foster children! Because of you their Christmas morning was filled with smiles! We
appreciate all that was given, they are enjoying them daily! Kim L.


Dearest donors, Words cannot express the joy you brought to my teen girls. They literally said that they never got gifts for Christmas and
didnt even want to ask for anything in case they were disappointed. I cannot tell you how much I appreciate you. Their joy and excitement on
Christmas day was awesome! Thank you for the love and care you bestowed on my family. Crystal M
 

I can only imagine all the time and resources it takes to bless hundreds of children in foster care.  Thank you so much for the gifts that were
given to our 19-month-old. He loves music and books and y’all blessed him like crazy!  He loved everything!  It was particularly special
because we knew he would be returning to mom in January and it would bless her as well to have these additional gifts added to his
belongings when he went home. T. Sandlin


Hi family, I hope this finds you well. I just wanted to take a few minutes of your time to express my gratitude towards your kindness and love
towards my now 6 months old foster child! Among all the items that you blessed us with…She really loves her bouncer! And she is enjoying
it right here while I write this email! Thanks so much for making us feel part of something bigger and showing us the love, respect and
kindness during the entire proces. Thanks for making us feel special even when we were picking the items up when the volunteers were
saying “Santa is preparing your order” It does certainly take a tribe to raise a child. So thanks so much for being part of ours! 


I pray that the goodness of the Lord follows you all days of your life…exceedingly abundantly above and beyond you ever imagine! So, we
can keep blessing our kids and our communities.  With much love and thanksgiving…Sara R. Foster mom 


We want to thank everyone who came together to make our babies Christmas a special memory in their lives. Your generous actions will be a
loving memory in these babies’ lives. They need as many happy, healthy memories as they can get. We again say Thank you. May God bless
each and everyone. 


Ellie is my great grandchild. She is 3 years old and has only lived out of our house 6 1/2 months. When this started with CPS my heart was
broken. I felt like part of my heart had been ripped out of me. After 3 months we got her home again. We knew we could give her a nice
Christmas but it wouldnt be spectacular for her and spectacular is what I wanted. She deserved it. When I was told about the Christmas Wish
Project, I was so excited. She would have the Christmas she deserved. She was so excited Christmas morning. She ran around and laughed
and kept tearing open her gifts. I want to thank each and every person that helped with this project and thank the companies and individuals
that contributed to such a worthy cause. You all put a smile on her face and nothing is more important to me. THANK YOU. God Bless L. D.


I cannot begin to imagine the time, effort and love that goes into filling Christmas lists for our kiddos. Your organization has been such a
tremendous blessing to our foster loves over the years. This year, you went above and way beyond to make Christmas special for our
babies. Additional toys, clothes, books, and each item picked specifically for our little ones. Thank you!  Thank you to each person who
donated gifts, time, and sweat to make this happen. God bless. J. Cook, 13 year foster veteran 


Dear Christmas Wish Donors; the entire Wish team, As a foster parents we spend our time advocating, loving and supporting our kids with
intention of keeping our roles in public on the down low. Sadly, society has placed a stigma with being in foster care and this is hugely
unfortunate as no child has ever asked to be placed in their situation. So, we work to ensure minimal impact on their lives. With that being
said, organizations like Christmas Wish allows our Kids to know that there are people out there that want to ensure their Christmas is above
and beyond their expectations. That there are amazing people out there thinking about them. That they do matter. Your donations matter. We
greatly appreciate it especially in an era where sharing your support on social media is not possible for our kids. Thank you. The D-Family


I’d like to take the time to say thank you from the bottom of my heart. The continuous giving that you do to make sure foster children are
taking care of is amazing. To see my kids face light up when they receive their gifts is such a blessing. Thank you ands God bless Blessings
Sherry H.


The Satchell home cannot express how grateful we are to have such a great team of warriors on our side.  The women, companies, and
individuals that think beyond themselves are truly a blessing to our foster kiddos and our family.  There are many days as a foster parent I
can feel overwhelmed but to know that you all make a decision to fight for our kids’ happiness pushes me to be my best self. You all probably
didn’t know your actions bring so much light to our family. This Christmas was awesome the kids fell in love with their gifts. It is a good
feeling to know that the kids are supported by the great work that you all are doing. Please continue to shine your light on all the kids, your
actions are such an important step in their lives. Thanks for giving smiles and so much more!


To all of the wonderful donors and volunteers who made 2021 Christmas Wish possible: THANK YOU! I don’t know how many of you have
close relationships with foster kids, but I can tell you our kids came to us with very few personal belongings, especially in the way of toys,
books, and general kid items. Your gifts not only made Christmas morning even more magical but they helped fill mostly empty closets and
drawers with fun things to help my kiddos stay busy and creative. Yes, stuff is just stuff, but to these kids each gift is more meaningful than
that. It’s now THEIR stuff. And it makes what used to be a relatively empty bedroom feel more like THEIR room. And that sure means a lot to
us foster parents. Sending you much love, hugs and a thousand thank you’s for the difference you’ve made to our family this holiday season!
~ Nick & Christy S.


This note is a small token of my appreciation for all the hard work and donations given to make my foster childrens Christmas amazing. We
realize that you do not have to do what you do. Just know that you brought big smiles and grateful hearts to the kids.  I dont know about
everyone else but, I couldnt have done it without you all. Thank you so much! Sincerely, L. Williams


Thank you so much for the gifts for our foster children on Christmas morning. Our eldest foster son (11) said he didnt believe in Santa
because he had asked for years and Santa hadnt come. But this year, he walked into a magical Christmas scene and kept smiling all day
saying but who brought these gifts!? "Maybe Santa IS real" The looks on their faces were amazed, mouths opened, jumping up and down.
Both boys especially loved their scooters. Thank you so much for helping us give them a magical Christmas! Danae S.   


We have been so blessed the past 3 years to be able to give our foster kids everything they could want and more for Christmas, all thanks to
the Christmas Wish Project.  Its been a true blessing and has let us stretch our Christmas budget so that we can cover more of the needs;
and still make sure the wants; are under the tree too.  All of the kids who have come through our home have benefitted from your work, and
we just want to say THANK YOU!!  K Massey


Thank you so much my boys appreciated what they have, their smiles where priceless!! C. Miller

Thank you to all those who donated gifts for Christmas wish. We have a special 6-month-old who received a toy that has brought him endless
hours of joy. We are so grateful for your donation and passion to support these children in transition. Melissa B.


From the bottom of my heart, I want to thank you all so much for your dedication, efforts, and care. This year is my first year getting
Christmas gift to my precious foster baby. My experience was amazing. Thank you all for your awesomeness. I can tell it is not an easy job
but you make it possible.  May God bless you all and thank you. Bless, Shatha  A.


A big shout out to all that went above and beyond to make these kids have a extra special Christmas. It means a lot to all of us. From the bottom of our Hearts, we Thank you Carol


I have 4 children to buy for besides my foster son so having one child to not have to worry about getting a good Christmas was such a weight
lifted. The gifts were perfect and he loved them all. Thank you so much for your help in making sure my family had a great Christmas.
Blessed, Sam H.


The Christmas Wish Project provided my two foster sons with Bicycles. This is what we had Santa bring to the boys and Christmas morning was MADE because of them. These boys have been through so much and were extra spoiled on Christmas, seeing their faces as they rode around on their brand new (not hand-me-down) bikes was priceless and we couldnt have done it without the Christmas Wish Project. We are so thankful for what you guys did for the boys and all the other foster kids that you helped. It was great for the boys, but it was also amazing for us to see as foster parents as well. My husband and I are only 25 years old, and God called us to this ministry. It is HARD but people and communities like you make it easy on us and we appreciate it so incredibly much. THANK YOU! Thanks so much! L. Walvoord 


Thank you to everyone who took the time to give from their hearts. We were pleasantly surprised to have receive the opportunity to sign up
for a wish list and when we went to pick up the gifts, we were very surprised to have received so many gifts!!!! It’s not the actual gift that
touched our heart- but the fact that loving people made the effort to prioritize these children and to make their Christmas a happy, joyful and
exciting experience!! Our little foster son, (3 years old) was over the moon with excitement and couldn’t wait to rip the paper off all his gifts!
The biggest one was a play kitchen! And it was so much fun putting it all together as a family. Those memories will last a lifetime and we are
Very grateful! Thank you thank you! Ramírez family


Our foster boys (ages 2 & 4) have never experienced a traditional Christmas. The amount of thought and time put into making sure they had
items that were not only age appropriate but things in the questionnaire category that boys actually like. We are truly grateful for the vendors,
donators, organizers, volunteers & all others involved. You all made Christmas morning a joy to two little boys. They still talk about how
awesome Santa is! 


Thank you again for helping us provide for our foster sons, F. Valentine


On behalf of my foster children, I want to say thank you all for making their wishes come through. The gifts you gave were like winding a
magic wand. The gifts brought about smiles and happiness that we could only imagine. Their gifts consisted of two bikes, two computers, a
scooter, and arts and crafts. There were books and pajamas. Every child needs his own pjs and personalize gift. There is so much peace and
happiness in our home, and we owe it to people like you who helped made Christmas possible for us. Words can only begin to express our
gratitude. Much love from me and my four foster children. Thank you! Minnie S.


Hello, I want to thank everyone for helping my 4 foster kids. They loved their bikes and all the gifts. I loved seeing the smiles on their faces.
Thank you from the bottom of my heart. God bless V. Long


I want to thank you so much for the gifts that you gave to Z. It is greatly appreciated and he LOVES the swing and the toy! Thank you for effort of each and every one for making this possible, it is greatly appreciated! God bless each one of you for making a difference in the lives of our children! Velma


In the words of the foster children, we’ve had with us for 3 years now, “This was the best Christmas we’ve ever had!  We actually got gifts we
wanted and they were here on Christmas morning.  How did they know?” As parents we know you knew because a handful of volunteers
devoted hours of time reading our lists and organizing the purchases.  Despite these difficult times, we know many generous people gave
money and items to MAKE this event happen successfully. We want to thank ALL of you involved in Christmas Wish Project.  The children in
our home are still talking about the amazing Christmas they experienced and are still experiencing the joy of using their gifts. It’s ALL
because of YOU. Thank you!! Blessings your assistance!! Sue S.


We are first time foster parent and have a placement of three beautiful siblings. We cannot thank the CWP Coordinators and donors enough
for all that they have done for our children. Because of all your time, efforts, and dedication our three little ones received a Christmas
morning that was truly unforgettable - smiles, joy, and excitement because Santa Claus finally came to visit them!!!  Thank you, M. Lewis


We want to send a big thank you to everyone who volunteered their time, money, and hearts to fulfilling needs through Christmas Wish
Project this year. I cannot explain what it meant to these kids! These boys have only ever received one present for Christmas, if they were
lucky, and this year they received EXACTLY what they asked Santa for, and more. The looks of joy on their faces were priceless, as they were
overwhelmed by the abundance of gifts underneath the tree for them. Your generosity gave them a magical Christmas, so THANK YOU!!!
Autumn S


Your generosity is one of the most remarkable experiences I have ever had the privilege of being a part of. Thank you sincerely for being so
thoughtful, extraordinary and selfless. I am so glad you are there for kids in care. Your kind and caring heart have meant so much to me and
my kids in their time of need. Thank you so very much. A. Coker


Thank you for your efforts to help provide C with Christmas gifts. It had been a couple years since he got a real Christmas gift
as he was on the streets with a parent using drugs. You made a difference. Rona S

Thank you so much for donating Christmas gifts for our foster kids. A is 4 and she got her first bike! She was completely thrilled when she
first saw it and she can already ride it like a champ! K just turned 3 and he is loving his new scooter. He and his sister have so much fun
riding their new toys together. Thank you so much for your generosity and your thoughtfulness. It means more than you know to the sweet
kids! Sincerely, The Driscoll Family


We received gifts for both of our foster sons and we are so appreciative! The two-year-old was so excited to see the tricycle under the tree
and the teenager quickly used their gift card. Christmas Wish is such a blessing! Being able to make specific requests and see them granted
is truly helpful to our family during a stressful time. Thanks much! Jessica


As a foster parent of teens, it is such a blessing to see the effort and care that went into making Christmas normal for our kids. We appreciate
so much all of the donors, and volunteers that worked so hard to make this happen especially when the normal avenues may have dried up
during this pandemic. It was a smooth operation and made giving my girls a great Christmas even better.  Thank you so much for continuing
to make the needs of our vulnerable children a priority. Regards Sasha, Foster parent


I just wanted to take a moment to thank everyone who helps to make Christmas a little brighter for the foster children in care.  Christmas
tends to be one of the more thought provoking of holidays for children...meaning they often think of past times with family and friends during
the holiday(s).  The extra gifts provided by all of the volunteers, generous donors and other loving hearts help to make Christmas a little
better.  It is very important that the children in care be treated like normal kids and seen like all of the other children that are NOT in foster
homes.  We appreciate you all so very much.  Your program and donors are a very valuable member of the team that helps children in foster
care.  Thank you! Winn A.


Dear Christmas Wish Project, we would like to take this opportunity to thank you for the wonderful blessings you afforded our three children
this Christmas.   The gifts were exactly what they requested, and they were thrilled as evidenced by the excitement of loud happy laughter
when they opened their gifts.   As one who have cared for children in foster care for almost 12 years, I can truly say that Christmas Wish
Project delivers on their promises each year to make Christmas very special for area children in foster care. Wishing you continued
blessings as you serve. Dr. Wilma David-May, Executive Director Haven of Rest Care Home


Just to say THANK YOU for making a difference in my boys Christmas. You ladies as usual have done a marvelous job. Lorraine B.


My little boy came from a very rough spot. Having a bike for Xmas meant so much to him. Thank you for all you do. Jennifer, foster mommy
 

Thank you for all your efforts, D and D were very excited and enjoyed shopping at the store with their gift cards to buy exactly what
they wanted especially when I kept telling them to buy some more etc. of the toys they liked one of them stated "This is the best
Christmas present" We thank you and love you all.   


Thank you so very much for the tremendous blessing of Christmas gifts for our children! They were so excited Christmas morning. Not only
was it meaningful to the kids, it lifted a heavy burden off us parents! Fostering often causes a lot of stress and anxiety. But having Christmas
generously provided like that (how amazing to just drive through and have someone place the gifts in our car-no stressful shopping!) allowed
us to better relax and enjoy the holiday making memories with our family.  Heather Yerkes


Our family is so thankful for all the volunteers and donors who worked so hard to help provide an amazing Christmas for our precious foster
daughters!  It was definitely the highlight of the day to see the eyes of our 2 1/2-year-old foster daughter light up when she saw her new pink
bike!  Her 18-month-old sister LOVES her activity table!  This is our second Christmas as a foster family (second placement) and we are so
humbled and grateful for those in the community that donate their time, money, and resources to show kindness to our foster loves! Thank
you, thank you, thank you!!! The Joiner Family


Dear Christmas Wish Team, I wanted to thank you for your thoughtful gifts for our Foster/Adopt Kinship daughter. The two sleepers are a
perfect fit for her tiny frame. The cozy, purple knit jumper will be worn often and is great for especially, cold days. The play phone is being
used by both girls. And the bicycle helmet will come in handy while riding on her tricycle. The precious flap book is great for identifying body
parts. Needless to say, she uses the Blues Clues sing-along boom box on a more than regular basis.  It ranks right up there as one of her
favorite gifts. We appreciate it all greatly, but we especially cherish the love and care for the family in many other countless ways.
Bless you Christmas Wish team. Sincerely, G. Miles and family


We would like to thank you for the outpouring of love and thoughtful gifts you blessed our children with! We got
Covid and were unable to shop, but your gifts brightened our spirits and blessed our souls, and we are ever so

grateful for everything! Much Appreciation, Rev. Philip & Sherry

Hi this is the foster parent for A and E. I would like to Thank You All from the bottom of my heart for all the gifts
that you all provided me with for these precious babies, I cannot begin to express how much the love that you all
show them meant to me. For someone to give so much and to show so much love to children that you know
nothing about warmed and touched my heart in ways you all can never imagine. A and E were so excited to
get the gifts and they really enjoyed Christmas. I truly thank everyone involved with making their Christmas

amazing. Thank You and Be Blessed from the Murray Family. 

I cannot begin to express the amount of gratitude our family has for your organization. Our foster kids had not
experienced Christmas in many years, and had some really hard experiences/memories surrounding the

holidays. Thanks to these thoughtful gifts, this years celebration was able to break that mold. Z and M were so
excited to unwrap their new items and gadgets. It means the world to us as parents, that they know that so
many strangers care about them and their happiness. They have experienced such hardship during their lives,
but the work that you did this holiday season brought some much-needed joy. Thank you for all that you do!

The Herring family

Hello, 
I would like to take a moment to say thank you so much for helping to make this Christmas special for
my four sweet foster kiddos. They absolutely love their gifts and how the items specifically came from
their wish list and allow them to follow their passions and interests. I wish you could see just how
happy these gifts have made the children; their laughter and smiles are contagious. The work you do
brings such joy to so many children giving them normalcy at what can be such a strange time for
them. 
Binyon foster family