First off, I'm not looking for money, games, or any really big hand-outs here. I am simply looking for people that would like to give a kid with no family, some encouragement.
My family and I are "sponsoring" a foster kid this Christmas. It's kinda like the "Angel Tree" but more about seriously giving kids what they NEED rather than what some might want. My sister got a list of kids to sponsor and picked out Brenden from a list of a lot of kids. He caught her eye because he wasn't asking for an Xbox One, PS4, or an iPad for Christmas. He simply asked for some gift cards, a hoodie, and some socks. A simple list for a kid that has no one to buy him what he needs.
Brenden is a foster child that was given up by his family and has no one to turn to. He has enlisted in the Navy and will be shipping off in a few weeks. Here's where you nice people come in. As I said, I'm not asking for money or anything like that (unless you feel compelled to give it) I am looking for letters. Letters of encouragement, hope, and understanding. I have already talked to EpicSteve who was nice enough to help me out. If any of you other guys/girls (Especially service men/women) would like to write a letter just to let this kid know he's not alone, PM me and let me know.
I know that we are a community of jokesters and pranksters, but this is no joke. Sadly this kid has no one to turn to for any encouragement.
Thanks for whatever you all want to help out with, or you know, thanks for listening.