The Story Behind Christmas for Kids
Christmas for Kids was started because Anthony has been able to see how good people feel when they help those who don’t have as much. In 2006, he saw something that changed his life, and he still thinks about it to this day. While he walked through the mall a few days before Christmas, he looked at an Angel Tree. And he noticed that there were still quite a few left. Seeing this struck him hard, so he asked someone what would happen to the kids who didn’t have someone to buy them gifts. He found out that they wouldn’t get anything. And if they did, they would get leftover toys.
He didn’t’ think that these kids deserved to get leftovers, so he grabbed all the angels on that tree and started shopping. When he realized that there was no way he could do it alone, he recruited his friends and family members. After doing some calling, he got his brother and a few of his friends to help him that night, and many of them gave up on their Friday night out to help him buy gifts.
Every single person who participated in that Friday-night shopping spree said that it was the best thing they did that year. And while it was a frantic night, Anthony was amazed that this group of twenty-year-old men took it so seriously. Not only did they take the time to make sure that these kids got exactly what they wanted, but they were also able to throw in some extras. Anthony realized that it was moments like these that can change a person’s life, and it can be a positive experience for anyone who takes the time to give back.