Because of the generosity and support from thousands of people in our community, Act Together Ministries was able to provide over $50,000 worth of NEW Christmas gifts (clothes and toys) to over 400 kids in need including foster children, children from low income families, and special needs kids. Thank you to all who made this possible!
Here are some thank you notes from the parents, foster parents, and guardians:
To: The family that helped me and my family.
I am forever thankful and greatly appreciate all that you have done for my daughters and my son. My children loved their gifts. My daughter truly loved her shinny black shoes, she wore them with her Dc Mc Stuffin outfit the entire day and gave the family check ups. My other daughter loved her sneakers and her Dc Mc Stuffin doll play set, she played with it the entire day also singing the song and fixing all her sick toys. They cant wait to wear their new coats to school. My Son with so happy. I haven’t seen a smile on his face like he had on Christmas since we moved here. He was excited and happy for his clothes and it was the clothes he asked for so it was awesome, he received exactly what he needed and wanted. He feels much better now that he has more clothes. He wore his sweat shirt and pants the next day out with his aunt and felt great. He also purchased a game with his Walmart gift card. Words can’t express how thankful I am for the time and money that your family has giving to my family. As I type this letter tears are falling from my eyes. I am so blessed and truly thankful to have a family like you and yours. I pray one day, I can do for a family what you have done for my family. Thank you is not enough. What you have done for my family is priceless and will forever be in our hearts.
Christmas morning was such a joy, (my nephew) received jeans, shoes, and toys. The look on his face when he saw the star wars game was unmeasurable. This is the second Christmas we received from Act Together Ministries. You see, (my nephew) is my brother’s child. My daughter and I have shared responsibilities for him since birth. (His mother) left and has not to be heard from since (my nephew) was six months. His Dad had a breakdown in 2005, and currently resides in a group home. I said all of that for you to understand that without your love and generosity this Christmas would not have been the JOY it was. (My nephew) is a foster child BUT he has never been in the system. I have cared for and supported him, as best I could. He has a Big Brother from BBBS, and a church family, but the EXTRA special blessings that he received especially this Christmas was Above and Beyond. The Christmas party, this year and the Christmas Breakfast with Santa last year brought me to tears, he was able to take pictures with Santa and add to his photo album. It will be important to show him later after he has grown up. Thank you, May the Lord continue to bless and keep you and your families.
This was the first year I really felt challenged to provide a nice Christmas for my children. I came to your ministry not really knowing what to expect. The love and kindness of all of the volunteer at the party was overwhelming. Many times in other places when you need help your made to feel bad. Everyone was so nice, helpful and had true hearts of Gods servant. One day I will be on the opposite end and I’ll have a chance to give back and serve the less fortunate.
The. Gifts were all perfect. Any gifts would have been fine but what my Children received were not "cheap" toys. Not that that mattered but it made me feel good that someone took the time and hand picked each toy according to each child. Because of you. My children had what they would say "the best Christmas ever". Each child received not just what they needed but also what they could enjoy. They all received shoes, socks, clothes and many toys. I thank you for your generosity and the love I felt as I wrapped each gift and as each of my children unwrapped each gift. I truly thank God for what I experienced with your ministry. Please give a huge hug to all that made this day such a huge a success. Thank You!
For Heather Clark, Our families CHRISTmas sponsors, and all the volunteers who help with Act Together Ministries,
How can we ever thank you for helping to take the financial burden of what CHRISTmas has become off of our shoulders. We have been a foster/adoptive home for 3 years now and we could never have imagined how God would change our lives and the lives of the children HE brings to our home. Thanks to your generous gift giving to all 6 of my children, we had a wonderful CHRISTmas morning with wrapping paper flying everywhere and apples and chocolate bars for breakfast(a rare treat at our house). But, even more amazing than their faces, is the time it save my husband and I from shopping and wrapping and hiding gifts (impossible with 6 hee hee). Instead we had time to study the scriptures about the birth of Jesus, spend time volunteering with kids to call the bingo numbers and pass out cookies at the Woodstock nursing home, and have quiet evenings when the kids shared stories of their past and let us into their hearts a little more. I cannot express to you what a blessing you have been in our lives by providing us this precious time and relieving us of the financial burden not only this CHRISTmas year 2013 but last year 2012. It was through tears that I saw how beautifully things were wrapped and the amount of care that was clearly spent choosing each gift. All of my children have made comment to us about the amazing tioletries and bedding and beautiful clothes they received. (The kids) also told me that they had never received new, boxed items before that they were allowed to keep. 🙁 My husband assured them that they could keep the toys and toys and clothes and even gift card…..wow… It seems unfair that we get to take the glory for all of your hard work and prayers that went into making this year a huge success for our family and for Act Together! May you be Blessed in the new year and stay straight on the narrow Path! God loves you and we will never, ever forget what you have done for us in HIS name!
All for HIM,
To our Christmas sponsor:
Thank you so much for the gifts given to my son. He is a Lego fanatic and the Ninja go and Chima Lego sets were a HUGE hit! He built them right away. The shirts fit perfectly and the socks were very badly needed. He is currently reading the book you got for him – The Son of Neptune which is the 2nd in the Heroes of Olympus series. (He has read the first one) He also spent time over winter break watching the Iron Man 3 movie. All of the ‘Avenger’ characters are things that he likes and the Iron Man movies are some of his favorites. We really appreciate the time and thought that went into his gifts. They were exactly what he wanted (and needed) and it made Christmas Day much more enjoyable. It is always a difficult time of year and every year I worry a great deal about what will be under the tree for him. We are truly blessed to have Act Together Ministries there for us as without it there would not be that much for him to enjoy on Christmas Day. Although I have always stressed that Christmas is about Christ and not presents it would still be very difficult to have nothing under the tree for him to open. Thank you again so much for his gifts. And my apologies that this is late – it was sent and accidently ended up in spam! I found it and have re-routed it to you. Best wishes for a joyous 2014.
I wanted to thank you so much for helping make (my son)’s Christmas so memorable. He was so excited to get a new soccer ball and soft, comfy pajamas. And, as you can imagine, the water gun was a huge hit. We have had to convince him to wait for at least 50-degree days to go outside and use it again :). Thank you so much for your thoughtfulness and generosity. It made such a difference to us as stressed-out parents and to him as a boy who has heard the word "No" too often this year.
I am writing to thank you for making our holidays wonderful. My daughters were thrilled with all of the beautiful gifts they received. You were so thoughtful and so very generous. My oldest daughter loves to read. She was so excited on Christmas morning when she saw the Divergent series. She could not believe she got the whole trilogy. She has already started reading her new set of books. She has a lot of doctors’ appointments and thinks reading helps with the long waits. She was also so excited about her new outfit. She adores plaid and loved the purple skinny jeans. They were too cute! She put her new pajamas on that very morning and she has not wanted to get out of them all vacation! She is looking forward to wearing her new sneakers and her new backpack to school. She even has a new jacket to wear due to your kindness. My little one was so excited to see her pillow pet. She thinks ladybugs are awesome. She has been sleeping with it since she opened it. She loved her jewelry box. She enjoyed decorating it and purple is the color of her room. It looks great on her dresser. She wore her cute little outfit on Christmas day. It fits her perfectly. The winter coat looks beautiful on her as well. I am so thrilled that she got one since it is really been getting chilly lately. She is also very blessed to be returning to school next week with new sneakers and a backpack. Just like her older sister, she is an avid reader. She was completely over the moon about her new collection of books. I also appreciate the tanks, socks and underwear you got my daughter. Those are items we always seem to need. The bracelets were cute as well. All of other girls at school make those really neat bracelets and now they can as well. The girls were so happy with everything. I really cannot thank you for all you have done for us. You truly made Christmas amazing!
I just wanted to say thank you so much for us having a chance to have a whole lot better Christmas for my 2 boys. I can’t get much done with a 6 year old and a 3 month old stuck in a house with this cold weather. My six year old absolutely love his over the door target. I think that was by far is favorite thing he got from anyone! He was excited about his new shoes and so excited he could barely wait to wear them. For my 3 month old baby I am thankful for whom ever sat and took that extra time making him a blanket I want to say an extra thank you. Taking that extra time for a baby you don’t even know. The outfits were so adorable and warm. Again an extra thank you for the help this Christmas. Me loosing a job to become a stay at home mom this year has been extra hard on us. I hope everyone had an extra special Christmas and a Happy New Year.
This is for my daughter (3yrs). She loved the Christmas gifts you helped us to provide. These gifts were all wonderful and seeing her face open them was priceless. She could not wait to play with the carriage and the princess. She loves riding the scooter, falling down and all. Thank you so much the gifts helped her have a wonderful Christmas morning. You really showed my family what Christmas is really about. Thank you for being so kind. One day I hope I can do this for another family.
I wanted to thank you for blessing my son this year. He especially loved his new soccer ball and the light-up art kit. That has actually been a hit with the other siblings as well. Your thoughtfulness was greatly appreciated and I especially appreciated you including batteries for the light-up kit and his awesome new outfit of jeans and a sweater. He looks awesome! I can’t tell you how excited my daughter was to get the doll, nightgown, and books. Her eyes lit up with every box she opened and she felt so girly with her new "purse" and hair bows/head bands. You helped make this Christmas memorable and stress free for all of us and I cannot thank you enough! Blessings to you this year.
Thank you so much for blessing my daughter this Christmas. She loves her new doll and has actually never had one. She named it Evie ("eevee"). She also especially loves her Veggie Tales book that sings to her. I personally cannot thank you enough especially for the clothes and shoes. She needed them so badly and her siblings have enjoyed picking out what she gets to wear each day. Thankful for your kindness.
Thank you all so much for making sure we had a wonderful Christmas, it brought some normalcy to this time of year despite the circumstances. (My daughter) really enjoyed the stocking stuffers she loves chocolate! She gave the stuffed owl in her stocking to her little sister it was sweet. The skinny jeans and pink button sweater are her new favorite outfit that she plans to wear the first day back to school. My other daughter, who is normally very shy to new things, took right to ripping off wrapping paper; I have attached some pictures. She likes the stacking trains a lot and the cloths fit perfectly, she is wearing them in the photos!
I want to give a warm thank you and many blessings to all sponsors who helped make Christmas a special day. My children enjoyed the arts and crafts gift the most. God Bless You All and Happy New Year
I want to thank my sponsor from the bottom of my heart. My kids loved every single gift that they got. My youngest daughter loved & is in love with her baby doll . She feed her change her put her to sleep & name her Bella. My oldest daughter loved her clothes & her art center the most I could not ask for a better Christmas with my family . That means the world to me. I’m just so grateful & I thank you so much for thinking about my family while you were out shopping for yours . Thank you and have a bless holidays
Thank you so much for the Christmas gifts. My kids were so excited Christmas morning to see everything. My daughter loved her scooter and has been riding it ever since. My son really enjoyed putting together his legos and got started right away on them. I am so blessed you took the time to care for others this Christmas. You truly made it special.
I know it must be difficult to shop for children you don’t know, especially older ones who are so difficult to shop for anyway. I just wanted you to know that the gifts were wonderful and thoughtful. We had a sweet, warm, and happy Christmas. Thank you so much for your time and your generosity. Make God bless you.
This is for my son (2yrs)He loved the Christmas gifts you helped us to provide. These gifts were all wonderful and seeing his face open them was priceless. He could not wait to play with the Truck and T-ball set. He loves the Thomas the Tank Engine Book, and loves the noises he hears. Thank you so much these gifts helped him have a wonderful Christmas morning. You really showed my family what Christmas is really about. Thank you for being so kind. One day I hope I can do this for another family.
I would like to say Thank You to all the Secret Santa’s that made Christmas special for all the parents and children and I am especially thankful for the toys that put a smile on my sons face on Christmas morning. He was so happy to receive several toys but he really liked most of all a really small Iron Man mini figure within an airplane or some type of jet. I as a parent cannot thank you all enough for making this Holiday Season a fun filled occasion for my six year old. He is an only child and had great joy playing with other children at the Christmas party. May God Bless you all for your help and all the volunteers that took time out of their busy schedule to make life a little easier for others we are truly grateful.
Hello, good evening. I would like to thank everybody from all my heart, for help me on Christmas….My kids had a wonderful day they enjoy every percent 100% (my son) love his clik and soccer ball. (My daughter) she went crazy with her jewelry box and her boots. (My youngest) jump and scream when she saw the easy bake oven.. Thank you so much God bless you everyone that make this possible. Have a wonderful night have a happy new year to all.
I want to thank the sponsors that bought gifts for my three boys thank you so much words can not express how I feel! They were so happy and you help me make there Christmas great! My son loved all his race tracks he can’t get enough to see his face is priceless! My son loves his CD player and that basketball he won’t stop bouncing it in the house lol. Know my (youngest son) loves LSU that’s the college he wants to attend he has been sleeping with that blanket every night he always wants to be a football player so that football that he got comes in handy once again Thank You for making my life a little easier and for taking the time out of your life to think about my family God Bless You Have a Happy New Year!!!
I want to thank you for all you did for my baby. From my heart I want to let you know ; that I am very grateful for the joy on their faces and the fun that they had with those beautiful gifts you made possible for us. Is something that can not be paid. It’s invaluable beautiful gift , full of great satisfaction, as it has been a great blessing not only in the lives of my babies but also in my life as a mother. Many thanks for the kindness in your heart and thank you for the time you took and the great generosity. God bless you , And I hope you and have a beautiful and happy 2014.
I wanted to take a minute and thank you for blessing my son this Christmas. He desperately needed tennis shoes and he loved the way they looked. He also especially appreciated all of the Falcons gear, especially the trash can that now matches some Falcons curtains he received a couple of years ago. I can’t thank you enough for your generosity. We were overwhelmed and so grateful that each of our children felt so loved this Christmas.
I would like to thank you for your many gifts to my daughter this Christmas season. My daughter was pleasantly surprised to awaken to a tree with many wrapped presents beneath it. She was yelling, "Monster High, Mommy it’s Monster High." She really liked her Monster High Fashion Bag Activity (where she is able to color and style her own purse) and the Monster High Nail Art Kit (with the nail polish and nail art stickers). Her favorite by far was the Cleo doll. She said, "Mommy I have a Cleo doll, look!" She was pleased having received the 2-pk of Hello Kitty pajamas. Hello Kitty is another one of her favorite characters. The purple knit sweater dress was beautiful on her, and the pink cardigan sweater with sequins looked adorable when matched with a white turtleneck and black pants. I am very appreciative for the clothes, including the black coat from Old Navy, and two-pair of shoes you provided for my daughter. She was tickled to find the pink headband with bow, Hello Kitty gel pens, 3-pk of socks, and pink tights I had placed in her Christmas stocking. I personally want to thank you so much for your generous donation and sponsorship this holiday season. We are blessed to belong to Act Ministries, and to have been matched with such a wonderful, giving family. Thank you for your kind, and caring heart. It is families such as yours that make the holiday season and Christmas the best time of year! Thank you!
I wanted to thank you and the family who sponsored my son’s Christmas. He enjoyed EVERYTHING:). I was so grateful for the coat, because recently there was an incident involving my son’s coat being damaged at school and as a result, he did not have an adequate coat to wear to school. This was a true blessing. I will always appreciate the devotion and hard work that you and the families invest each year in making Christmas a special time for of the children who are able to participate. Your contributions go a long way. May the Lord continue to bless you and your organization for upholding His principles for those who are in need.
I apologize for for not sending my Thank you letters sooner…I had to get to a computer…but Happy New Year and Thank you for all you have done for my kids. Christmas this year was extra special thanks to your kindness and your giving. (My daughter) loved her boots…lol…she wears them everyday. And they were perfect when it got so cold out here. She has made so many bracelets with her craft gifts you gave her. (My son) loves his basketball and Coat. I have made it my mission to take him to the park at least once a week so he can play basketball. (My youngest) was a success…lol…she loves her Barbie…as a matter of fact she takes her every where…lol. Thank you for giving my kids the Christmas they so much deserved. We got report Cards Yesterday and (my daughter) has made it on the A B honor roll…I love it…(my son) has be accepted into gifted classes or target Class which he will start on the 15th…and (my youngest) couldn’t wait to take her Barbie to show and tell…lol…I have great humble children…and they work so hard and they strive so hard and I thank you for your blessings this Christmas. God Bless you and your Families. Thank you so much.
Thank you so much for being our sponsor this year. My children absolutely loved every gift they received! It was everything and more that what was request and I, we appreciate it! My daughter loves her Hello Kitty pajamas and she said her Barbie was the prettiest Barbie she’s ever seen. My son loved his spider man pajamas, boots and toys. He was happy to have a bike of his own. Again, thank you so much for everything you have done for me and my family.
To you Ms. Heather Thank you for setting up this event for my children and the other children who participated. My babies really enjoyed the Christmas party and they had so much fun creating their Christmas Ornaments. They spent the entire weekend talking about the fun they had. I just wanted to see them have the fun and they did (My daughter) really loved the books she got from the Christmas Party, and my boys really like making the sugar cookies with the frosting and talking to Santa Claus.
My children really loved all of their gifts they receive, my sons played with their remote control trucks, played catch with the football. (My son)) played with his Captain Hook of Jake and the Netherland Pirates battling with his pirates crew. (My daughter) loved her Doc McStuffins doctor bag she took my blood pressure and listen to my heart with her scopes, and spent all Christmas day singing Doc McStuffins theme song. I really wished I would have gotten the pictures of them in their clothes that was brought to then because they were so cute in them yesterday… Most of all I would like to say thank you all for the help and the huge smiles that was put on my children faces they are really enjoying their new Christmas Gifts. I was able to enjoy watching them have so much fun playing.
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year’s I just want to say thank you for helping me with Christmas. My daughter loved her bike and clothes and my son loved the things that you have got for him. It meant a lot to me cause I was not able to do anything for them. Thank you and have a bless day
I really appreciate you taking the time to make my children’s holiday a little brighter. They really enjoyed the gifts and toys. My youngest loves Doc Mcdtuffins and the lambie doll and comforter set make her really happy. She will now sleep in her toddler bed to sleep with "stuffy" on her comforter. My oldest loves the nail polish and clothes. She has painted her nails three different colors since Christmas.
I just wanted to thank the sponsors for helping us out and the girls loved the gift they received for Christmas they just loved everything that they got especially the house shoes they wear them all the time. The outfits were so pretty and everything fit just perfect. They are enjoying the coloring boxes and the paint. Just thank you so much in this time of need I am grateful for everything God bless and be safe during the new year.
We would like to thank you so much for the time and effort you put into getting (our daughter)s gifts she loves the bedding and put it on her bed right away. she enjoyed the clothing and girly things she got having 2 brother she always likes girly stuff thanks again we would like to thank you so much for (my son)’s gifts. he has already been riding his bike around with his friends thank you for your time and effort in thinking of my child enjoyed all his gifts so much you hit it head on with the mickey and jake stuff his eyes lit up when he saw the stuffed mickey thank again for the gifts you got my child
Dear Sponsor & Act Together Ministries,
I would like to personally Thank-you for the Beautiful gifts that were given to our granddaughter!!! She was in total Aww Christmas morning!!! If it wasn’t for you she wouldn’t of have had gifts to open Christmas morning!!! She really loves the boots… that’s the only thing she will wear!!! The clothes are beautiful and she loves the Barbie’s & Barbie Car too!!! Also, a huge Thank-you to Act Together Ministries for the wonderful Christmas Party and Food donation!!! Thank-you & God Bless!!!
Thank you so much for the gifts for my daughter. She absolutely loves her princess dress up trunk and has been twirling around every day. Her next favorite is the blanket it has been going every where with her. My baby is a true girly girly and she could not wait to put on her boots. Thank you so much from the bottom of my heart for your kindness and generosity.
Thank you and god bless
I would like to thank you for the wonderful gifts you gave to my daughter. She really enjoyed the Hello kitty scrap book kit she has been scrapbooking non stop Lol, She also loved the coat. It’s her favorite color and she wore it as she opened her other gifts. She loved the pajamas and wore them to bed Christmas night and the art supplies are being put to use as I type. Thank you so much for your generosity it really means a lot to me and it was greatly appreciated.
What great joy was bestowed upon us this Christmas! My sons were truly blessed by your acts of kindness. Christmas was a success and we are still full of joy! Thanks a million for everything that you done for our family. May you be blessed double times over! Again, we say thank you, thank you, thank you!
I would like to thank each and every one of you for making my children’s Christmas the best Christmas yet… I am a single mother of seven children… I always tried my best to give them at least one gift each on Christmas but with your help they didn’t only receive one gift they received multiple and the smiles on their face left me speechless and grateful… It brought tears to my eyes and I thank god everyday for people with huge hearts willing to help… If I can thank each and every one of you personally I would.. Thank you very very much and may the Lord keep blessing you and your families… Thanks again
I want to start by saying thank you so much. Thank you, thank you. She was so excited and I was too. Everything was purrfect! She loved her comforter, her radio, etc. She now has a whole new room. We are so grateful for everything, thank you for making Christmas awesome for her. God bless you and have a new year filled with peace , joy and prosperity. Thank you.
I would like to take this time to thank you for sharing your blessings upon my family this holiday. Your blessings allowed my family the opportunity to experience pure joy and happiness on Christmas Day. On Christmas Eve, my daughter’s eyes lit up with excitement once she seen her new bike and purple coat under the tree because purple is her favorite color and she is in training of riding a bike. My son also ran quickly towards the tree once he noticed his new clothes and toys (especially, the nerf ball darts) under the tree. My son didn’t want to put it down to eat breakfast! My family is greatly appreciative of your blessings you’ve shared with us and will never forget the love we feel this Christmas season. God bless your family!
We just want let you know that Christmas 2013 was such a wonderful and joyful blessing. The kids got up Christmas morning so excited to open the gifts and to play with their toys. They opened them with such joy and happiness AND LOVE .WE ARE SO THANKFUL THAT WE HAD PEOPLE WHO REALLY LOVED AND CARED ABOUT US AND TOOK THE TIME OUT TO DO THINGS FOR OTHERS THAT U DON’T EVEN KNOW,BUT JESUS THOUGHT US THAT YOUR SUPPOSE TO GIVE AND THAT THE GREATEST IS LOVE. THANK YOU SO MUCH AND MAY GOD CONTINUE TO BLESS U AND YOUR FAMILY LIKE HE BLESSED MINE.
THANK YOU SO MUCH THAT MY DAUGHTER HAD A WONDERFUL CHRISTMAS HER SKATE SCOOTER AND HELMENT AND HER OUT FIT WAS SO LOVELY/ THANK YOU THAT JUST WHAT SHE WANTED WAS SCOOTER SHE RIDE IT EVERYDAY. THANK YOU SO MUCH
I would like to say Thank you from the bottom of my heart.I am a single mother of 6 children and because of you I was able to see a big smile on my children’s face on Christmas Day. My children enjoyed their gifts. Thank you very much. God Bless you and your family. Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
I would like to thank you for all the wonderful Christmas gifts you provided to my 3 children this year. I know it was a great sacrifice and , It truly made our day and brought so much joy into our home and hearts this year. Thanks to you we were able to sit around the tree together this year and make lasting memories as we watched each other open their gifts and smile and shout w/ excitement. (My son) is all set to finally sleep in his own bed now thanks to the fantastic Ninja Turtle bed set and coordinating items, it was just what he wanted!! The winter coats was just what he and (his sister) needed! Also bath time has turned into fun time for (my daughter), now she has toys to play w/while she’s in the tub, thank you for all her learning toys especially the bear that teaches her body parts and feelings she is thirsting for that knowledge.! (My youngest) especially loved her new pajama’s, Levi jeans and all her bath and body stuff, she really thinks she’s cool now, and she adores her hello kitty necklace and hasn’t taken if off yet!! You have such great taste!!! Thanks again for the great gifts! Happy New Year!