Operation: A Cajun Christmas

News letter updates Nov. 18

We have reached the top of the stretch

Everyone both outside and inside of Vermilion Parish are doing such a great job and working so hard for our friends in Vermilion Parish. We are so close now to bringing such joy to so many friends, and now we are ready to hit full stride and come home a huge winner.

Donations are really picking up at a great rate and now is the time as we approach the holidays to really reach out to others and help to see just how thankful our friends in La will be for their giving .

Several times a week when I am tired and really stressed out about not raising enough gifts or working out transportation down. Worry about time lines and deadlines or letting people down. Just when my worries are just about to wear me down, Mom Macie’s words in an e-mail early last week fill me again with great energy. Mom Macie wrote:
" Ya'll just can not know how much this means to all of us, we are so excited"

The greatest gift you can receive this holiday is the feelings you will have Christmas day knowing just how much joy your hard work and compassion brought our friends in Vermilion Parish.

Jeannine Ryan our fire ball in NJ/ Monmouth Park Race Track is doing a great job including this past week she did something BIG at Radio Shack which I hope she will share with everyone on the discussion board.

Look to get drop boxes at any site where there will be holiday events, for local stores it's a win win as people will buy items and drop them in our box.
If you or someone you know are not near a collection person or site please send your gift or gifts to any of our collection sites in Vermilion Parish. No gift is to small for a child who has lost everything.

Vermilion Catholic High School
425 Park Avenue
Abbeville, LA. 70510
C/O Cheryl Landry/ Operation:A Cajun Christmas

Concepts of Care
100 General Mouton
Lafayette , La. 70501

Vermilion Parish Sheriff Office
101 S. State Street
Abbeville, La. 70510 A

bbeville Police Department
101 N. State Street
Abbeville , La. 70510

I want to welcome some of our newest sponsors.

The great on line woman's magazine iVillage
For us here in Saratoga a place for great food and fun Circus Cafe
Board game maker Newtons Mind, Inc.

Everyone PLEASE go to our DISCUSSION BOARD and share updates, ideas and great thoughts..

"If we could read the secret history of our enemies, we should find in each man's life sorrow and suffering enough to disarm all hostility." ---- [Henry Wadsworth Longfellow]

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