First!!!!!!! - 2005-11-21 07:37:19
I RULE!!!!!!!!
Not A Scrooge - 2005-11-21 07:43:21
We do that here for the migrant workers. The kids give us their list and it is sad. They want sheets, pillows, clothes, blankets, food. Real sad considering not 5 miles away is multi-million dollar homes built from the cash of the crops the migrant workers sweat over.....
anenigma - 2005-11-21 08:14:40
You know, that's so funny because whenever we do shoeboxes at work I think the very same thing. How sad will the kids be when they get the stuff and it has no relevance to their life, only to remind them of what they'll never have. Sad and sadistic, but we do it every year and it makes us feel so good. Weird.
oh yeah, and... - 2005-11-21 08:17:25
Thanks for the link to the crazy Christian lady, my daughter swears up and down that she saw her at the county fair. She's positive because she said her eyes were popping out just like on tv! Yeehaw!
Perry Como's German Crack Whore - 2005-11-21 10:04:59
Except, Christians in the U.S. aren't the only people who do these things, guys. There's a such thing as rich Muslims and Jews and Hindus all over the world. They pack up bags and boxes of charity gifts and send them off too, during their holidays, which aren't all in December. So the underserved kids get lots of coloring books with images they don't understand.... and dream about living rich in EUROPE and JAPAN.
Dee - 2005-11-21 13:14:00
FYI if you put a glow stick in the freezer after using it, you can get one more day's glow out of it.
vitamin c - 2005-11-21 13:29:13
Those poor children will take the pixie stick, get it all slobbered up and not have a pair of scissors to make the end slobber free. So, one taste of the pixie stick and it will be slobber clogged. I like the word slobber. Slobber.
Donald Trump's Combover - 2005-11-21 13:29:30
I have always thought the exact same thing you're thinking about this stuff. Nonetheless, when we collect canned goods or gifts, I always contribute the most pointless and extravagant thing I can. Sure, the family that gets the industrial-sized can of spaghetti-o's will eat for a week, but the family that gets my box will have caviar, special caviar wafers, and mini-bottles of cognac for a day. Better to have tasted the good life once than never at all, right? (I thought about including little packets of cocaine, but I'm not sure whether or not underprivileged nations use drug-sniffing dogs on charity packages. Could someone check that out for me?)
DanjerusKurves - 2005-11-21 13:53:23
I was wondering what on earth you could fit into a "gift" shoebox! Bah humbug.
Kara - 2005-11-21 14:38:18
That just depressed the hell out of me.
Calm Canuck - 2005-11-21 14:58:13
Yo, Donald's Combover: Send all the cocaine you want. They can't afford it, so the legal peeps aren't even looking for it. Underpriviledged countries' customs officers are just looking for cash.
Scoop - 2005-11-21 22:22:42
The kids in my school just brought in 187 shoe boxes for OCC. We do this project every year. I never really thought about the "relevance" of the gifts they receive. Now that I have, I'm very depressed...
rockboots - 2005-11-22 13:18:58
jajaja this is too funny. Pixie stics! jajaja. yeah, how about sending this kids medicine, food, and maybe even chocolate. A good decent toy like a little truck or cars for boys and a nice doll for girls, not sheep glow stics from the dollar store.
Squeakzilla - 2005-11-22 21:30:27

The eerie glow will cause the nocturnal lioness' natural curiosity to arouse and, well... you know the rest!
cindy - 2005-11-22 21:58:51
We do this at our school too. Once while buying stuff I ran into a woman who worked there at the dollar store who actually got a box when she was a child. She said it made her so happy and that she loved it. She made her own box for me to drop off as well. Her box was stuffed fuller than any other - so if nothing else, don't feel depressed about it.

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