Pennsylvania Christmas Help?

I live in Erie, Pennsylvania. I have two boys ages 3 and 5 and a daughter who is nine. I am trying to find help getting them stuff for Christmas. I lost my job about a year ago so now I stay home with my kids.


By Nicole

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November 7, 20130 found this helpful

You have to have some income to allow you to stay home with the kids. They are in school part of the time, you could be flipping burgers. That being said, Every place that I have lived talks about the places that help with things like this on the news. There is the Salvation Army and all areas have that. There is also Toys for Tots. I'm sure there are others. Being you have to have some income, you could have been buying one thing a month and putting it away. Also your kids must have grandparents, aunts, and uncles, etc. that give the gifts. Another thing kids only need one gift each. WalMart has quite nice t-shirts for less than $10.00. They also have inexpensive CDs and DVDs. They also don't need designer clothes or electronic gadgets.

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December 20, 20160 found this helpful

Not everyone does have family who help or give gifts to children for the holidays. That is great that you were able to live that way and that your children were happy but not everyone has the same life as you. I have never seen an aunt or uncle in my family give gifts to kids that are not theirs. And what about children who have no grandparents. Not everyone walks the same life. A lot of people are out in the world struggling. I dont know how you live on 600 a month and are still able to buy a gift once a month. What about bills, rent, food, and everything else? Do I think kids are to spoiled on Christmas?


Yes I absolutely do, but for some kids that's the only time of year they get anything. My son is 8 and still believes in Santa so I don't understand what you mean by after 5 they get it. There is never any reason to make anyone feel unworthy or useless when they are asking for advice. I pray you never know some people's reality.

As for Christmas presents. I would call your local churches, toys for tots an salvation army to see if they have anything left. I pray that someone can help you. If you just keep calling I'm sure someone will come through. As long as you have the ddocumentation needed you will be okay!

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December 15, 20170 found this helpful

That was a little harsh' flipping Bürgers? Who r u to judge anothers hardships' and put someone down. Its not easy to ask for help and when u do this is what u get' a miserable jerk!!


All that extra RAH' RAH' was sad on ur part' get some help!! And to the Person in need i truely hope u find the help u need' dont let no one steal your SUNSHINE!!!

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December 17, 20180 found this helpful

My grandson needs toys for Christmas no money to buy none please help me not able to work no more

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