My wish this holiday season #WishesDelivered @UPS

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If you ask my son what he wants right now, he’ll tell you “cars, trains and nuffing.” (That means ‘nothing’.) This is the first year he’s really been able to tell us what he would like for gifts, and he hasn’t been too demanding. He really wants for nothing…except for a candy cane now and then.

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At dinner this week, my mom was telling me of a young boy who was asked what he would ask Santa for and the boy got wide-eyed and said, “can I ask for a blanket?” The five-year-old is homeless, and he would request a blanket over anything else.

That story has stuck with me. It’s so interesting to see children’s wishes and how vastly they differ.

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If I had one wish, it would be that children didn’t have to ask for blankets – because they’d already have them. They would have enough food on the table at all meals, and a warm place to sleep.

I wish it was that easy. When I wish for something, it’s generally an object and it can be delivered to my doorstep. I feel like I should give my UPS driver something this month. He’s been at my house a lot the past few weeks.

I’ll be doing my part over the next week and donating blankets and toys to local charities. (Last month, we donated coats to the church – they were able to get them to children who needed them.) The blankets and toys won’t grant the wishes of every single child who wishes for them, but they’ll reach a few kids at least.

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Right now, if you wish for something (meaningful!) and use the hashtag #WishesDelivered on Instagram or Twitter, UPS will donate $1 to one of their charity partners (Salvation Army, Boys & Girls Club, or Toys for Tots) up to $100K! Wishes can automatically be submitted to the #WishesDelivered site by simply posting the wish on Twitter or Instagram with the hashtag #WishesDelivered, or going direct to the #WishesDelivered site and submitting there.

What is one wish you would make this holiday season?

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23 Comments

  1. My wish would be that no one would go hungry this Christmas. It breaks my heart to think that some people don’t have enough to eat.

  2. My dream is to be able to sustain myself for living expenses so that all the rest of my money could go to a farm to table pay what you can diner to feed those in need. It’s been a dream of mine for a long time. No one should have to go without a warm meal and homeless shouldn’t feel like they can’t come in to eat.

  3. I can think of a few different ones. One would be that we could stop bullying among kids and adults alike. I would also love to see more compassion for the mentally ill and more understanding. I have a few relatives that suffer from this and it is a very tough life for them and government agencies as well as the general public do not make it easy for them to manage their disease.

  4. I would wish for all kids to have enough to eat. But closer to home, I also wish for a healthier and happier year for my family in 2015.

  5. I remember reading about a child who wanted new socks and underwear for Christmas. That broke my heart! Every child should have access to those basic needs. We adopted 2 children off the Salvation Army Angel Tree this year and made sure they had nice boots and coats off their needs list, but threw in a few nice extra wants too.

  6. This is so sweet. I’m sure your kiddo would love these gifts, and any others.

    For me my wish is sort of selfish – but to know what we’re doing in the upcoming 60 days!

  7. This looks like such a great program! Awesome of UPS to be doing it and glad to hear it is so successful this year! I will go submit my wish right now! 🙂 Thanks for sharing!

  8. I wish that children never had to suffer because of the circumstances created by the society or adults around them. A blanket. . .that breaks my heart. <3

  9. Beautiful Wish for the Blankets. We are so far away from home and This Winter we have learned that having enough blankets would be a beautiful Thing indeed. <3

  10. This is such and awesome initiative. All of those organizations, Salvation Army, Boys & Girls Club, or Toys for Tots are definitely worthwhile to contribute to.

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