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Holiday Dreams Foundation

by Jonathan Gerber

Dear Friends,

It's Holiday Dreams time!  It may not feel like the holidays just yet, but we want to get an early jump on things this year.  Let's start thinking about giving gifts -- and giving back.  Without your help, many children would miss out on that most exciting holiday experience -- ripping open a special gift to find just what they were wishing for.

As many of you know, for the past ten years, our family has sponsored a gift drive to support JFS Metrowest, the Woodrow Wilson School in Framingham, the Holliston Schools and youth and family services, and DSS in Massachusetts.   Last year our Holiday Dreams program supported almost 750 children.  Can we bring that number up to 1,000 this year??  What a difference we could make in the lives of so many kids and families!

Getting involved is so easy: simply let us know how many children you’d like to sponsor (you can take on an entire family or individual kids).  We will send you the children’s wish lists.  Then, you can either shop for the kids yourself or donate money and our shoppers will do it for you.  (You can donate money directly by clicking on this link:  We often get asked how much it takes to sponsor each child -- it comes out to about $100.00.

Shopping for a child or children in need truly is one of the most rewarding experiences we've ever had, and we know it will be for you too!  And the best part ... you will feel so amazing after participating knowing you have changed the lives of so many. As an added bonus, once you've bought the gifts, you don't have to wrap them!  The parents of the kids we’re helping wrap all of the gifts with paper we provide. This gives them a chance to see what their children are receiving.  As far as timing, we would be looking to collect no later than December 15th.

Another great thing -- we are officially a 501c3 charitable organization.  Everything you donate is completely tax deductible!  It's a win/win: You get the incredible feeling of making a child's holiday wishes come true and a tax deduction.

Please let us know if you’d like to join our efforts -- again or for the first time.  For those of you new to the Holiday Dreams gift drive, if you’d like to participate, please email us back, fill out a form on or call.  (949-689-3011)  If not, of course that's fine too.  Many of you have asked, so we are sending out this information to provide our family and friends with an easy way to impact many needy kids and families this holiday season.

Gift-giving doesn’t get much more rewarding than this.  We know it will be one of the most joyful and fulfilling experiences you ever have.  You are making a real difference!
We look forward to speaking to you soon and having another amazing holiday season!

Happy Holidays,
Leslie and Jonathan Gerber