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Entry Date: 2016-10-30 19:51:52
Subject: Christmas opportunity!

 Hi friends and family, 

Last year I opened it up for people to send Christmas gifts to our kids here at Hope Farm.  You went above and beyond, and through your generosity we were also able to bless other kids that we know.  This year, we are thinking a little differently.  

We want to bless the community kids that come for tutoring, reading, and fun days.  We would LOVE for you to adopt our community center for Christmas.  Throughout the year we work with kids 3 times a week, providing a small snack, Bible story time, crafts, art, games, learning centers, tutoring, and now homeschool co-op.  We would love to expand what we do and offer more.  Materials are used up regularly and need to be replenished.

We can make this easy.  We will set up an Amazon list online(you don't have to purchase from Amazon, but it will give you an idea).  I will also add a list to this post.  Items can be purchased from Amazon, or anywhere you choose, and items can be gathered and sent to our address in  Austin or to Dallas/Ft. Worth/Mid-Cities (address will be provided below).   Mark and I will be in Austin for a time in December because our oldest daughter, Hannah, is graduating from University of Texas!  Right, we just aren't old enough for this.  We will be able to gather the items together, bring some back in our suitcases, and ship the rest. 

Let's have a deadline date of December 1st.  We would need the items to arrive in either Austin or DFW by December 1st, and honestly, the sooner the better (so that we can plan).  

Stay tuned for updates on what we are receiving.  

Thank you for caring, 


Here are the types of items that we are looking for:

Blocks (small, medium, and large)

Building toys/gears/Kinex

Legos  (all sizes and varieties)


Lincoln Logs

Marble works

Board games 

Card games

Playmobil/Doll house/Farm set 

Craft kits

Dress up items (hats, shoes, dresses, costumes, scarves,profession dress-up, jewelry, etc.)

Baby dolls and doll clothes 

Matchbox/Hot Wheel type cars and tracks

Car rugs

Small plastic animals

Bean bag chairs

Trains (Brio, Thomas the Train type tracks that fit together)/train board

House play items (small brooms, dishes, tea set, etc.)

Electronic sets (circuits)

Books in Spanish !!!

Coloring books/activity books/doodle books

Play doh/Play doh play sets

Where's Waldo books/ I Spy books

Creative/art  play items (things that your kids enjoyed)

CD Players/headphones

Amazon list: 

Mark Colbath, Hope Farm Community Center Christmas 2016

Addresses to send items to: 

Colbath, 4500 East Oltorf #119, Austin, Texas, 78741


Mike/Melissa Jones, 309 McKenzie Drive, Trophy Club, Texas, 76262












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