Thursday, October 25, 2012

Give The Love Around

I know this year may have been difficult for some, but if you are able to donate and would like to join us in our efforts this year, here are some ways in which you can help....

Mustard Seed School

You can donate Christmas gift items to these children, which range in age between 0-18 years old. These items include; a toy, a blanket, a book, a pair of gloves, a hat, and a sweat suit. If you choose to help in this way, I hope you don't mind me asking that all of these items are new.

Christmas Stocking Giveaway

Each year as part of the holiday meal, Loaves and Fishes offers each guest a Christmas stocking. To do this, they ask the community to participate by providing a stocking including the following items: McDonald's $5 gift certificate books, one pair of new socks, one pair stretch knit hat and gloves, a disposable razor, a pair of shoelaces, chapstick, toothbrush and toothpaste, travel size toiletry items including lotion, vaseline, shampoo, conditioner, deodorant, hand sanitizer.

Anneke's Haven Animal Kennel

I carry dog treats in my car in the event I ever see a homeless person with a dog. So when I actually saw these dogs in the kennel and realized they feed and care for them while their owners were eating and heart went instant puddle on me. Dave and my Mom had to literally peel me away from them. If you choose to donate in this way, they are always in need of canned food, large dry food, pet carriers, leashes and collars. 

Ongoing Needs List

They have a running list on their website and if you so choose, you can send me any, and I will be happy to deliver them. You can also make a cash donation and I will put it towards the purchase of the above items. 

If you include a cash donation, you can make the check payable to David or Jennifer Hodder. You can also send any, and all items to:

Aviana's Elves
c/o David Hodder
10308 Placer Lane Ste. 100
Sacramento, Ca 95827

If you have any questions or would like to donate through PayPal, you can contact us directly, our e-mail address is ~

  I really do appreciate you for considering helping us again! We have been shown so much kindness and to me, there is no better feeling than to extend some back out into the world. We are so excited to be doing this again, as this is such a gratifying way to give back to other families who are probably going through such an exceptionally trying time.

Here's to the happiest, yet most humbling way to spend the holidays. 

❤ ❤ ❤

I'll leave you with one of my favorite new feel good songs! I absolutely love the message within, but caution you if you're sensitive to a few bad words ; )


  1. OMG!!! I have missed seeing you SO MUCH, but I have never been far. In blog or in miles:) I am so happy that Avi is doing well. I only cried a teeny bit with the video her teacher gave you. I have a faraway crush on him!!

    As for Avi's Elves...I LOVE IT TOO!! You and Dave are just the nicest, most giving people in tarnation, and I can't wait to be part of it!