Letters of Thanks and Recognition

"Jacqueline and I are excited about watching Torrey play with the toy this Christmas season. Jacq and I have worked hard to ensure Torrey has a great first Christmas. Thank you for your gratuity and selflessness. It is a blessing to know there are still good people on Earth."

"They say the true spirit of giving comes out during Christmas. Your family has given me a blessing. This Christmas I will be re-uniting with my daughter, and your gift made it possible to give her something as well."

"This is my first Christmas home with my family in 3 years & you have truly made it one to remember. May God bless you dearly, for you have given many families smiles in such hard times."

"My wife is a stay at home mom and with two kids Christmas would have been really thin for my children. My son loves opening presents and it broke my heart that I couldn't get him the Christmas he deserves. Hunter is a very smart boy. At 2 1/2 he knows his abc's and can count to 15. He is very respectful and very polite. My daughter is 9 months old and crawling everywhere...Once more thank you so much. We all appreciate it and our thoughts and prayers are going out to you and other families like you who are able and willing to support struggling families."

"From the bottom of my heart, Thank You! Without your support this year, I simply couldn't have made this Christmas as wonderful as it was for my children. It's no secret to my children the financial struggles around the holiday seasons that we sometimes endure. This year I can honestly say that they did not feel the burden...So again from my family to yours ... God Bless You and thank you."

"You have helped to make my daughter's first Christmas away from her father so much more special. You guys are amazing!"

"I could not believe it when I was called to the FRO's office and all these toys were waiting for me to take home to my kids. All 3 of my girls have shared the easel and kitchen and the TAG reading system...We know how kind many people are to military families, but we never expected to receive toys as nice as these. Thank you so much and we wish you a wonderful New Year in 2012."

"I was so amazed at how wonderful these toys were when my husband brought them home! We have been working so hard getting ready for this deployment and I am attending school. We also had to move to a new home because of maintenance problems in our old location. These toys came at a perfect time when we were totally stressed and needed a little extra help. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts -- you really helped a Marine Corps family!!"

"Being a Military family, we plan and prepare for more than most. We move our lives and uproot our children every three years, take them across the country and over oceans. Our home is not found in a specific structure, but in the items we fill the structure with. This past move from Japan to California our family suffered a blow when we discovered everything we have owned was overtaken by mold. The concentration of the infestation was so severe attempting to salvage anything from pictures to furniture was an impossiblity.

"Having four young children (ages 7, 5, 3, and 1) and having a deployment looming, we did one of the hardest things we've every had to do -- we asked for help. We cannot express how wonderful Secret Santa Foundation has been! From beds to blankets, clothes and toys, you have helped our family find the stability we lost. You have re-empowered us, giving us strength and support. Thank you with all of our hearts."