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This information was provided by Kay Hoffman, creator of this Wish Maker Event.
8th Annual Wish Maker Event
I would like to welcome you all to the 8th Annual Wish Maker Event to benefit the clients of the Medfield Food Cupboard. We feel the event this year above all others is so necessary. Last year I believe we collected wishes for 60 families. This year it is 80 families totaling about 404 people. As you can see 2020 and all it has thrown at us has taken its toll on many of our friends and neighbors.
Every year I find this event to be extremely emotional and at the same time very good for my soul. It breaks the habit I fall into around this time of year of being so busy I forget to take stock in what is happening outside my bubble. The exact reason I started the event in the first place!
I am so lucky to be working with some amazing women, Beth Eby, Debra Garverich, Melissa McCormack, Jess Riley, Nicole Eby and Jamie Hoffman. We have also had a group of Girl Scouts from the high school help us out in the past, their role this year is a little different, but they are looking forward to doing what they can and it is so appreciated!
We have had to adjust and get creative around the event this year. As some of you know we normally hold a big event, our friends and neighbors come and drop off their wishes, they might make a card or craft for an elderly client, play a game or catch up with friends we haven’t seen in a while. I love this event, it has so much community involvement and really showcases Medfield’s compassion for one another. We need this right now. I am sad to say we cannot hold the physical event this year, but we still need that same compassion and kindness for our neighbors as we always do. We are asking that all items be dropped at one of our drop off boxes
This year we not only want to help our neighbors we also want to help small business owners around town! If at all possible, please try and purchase your items from a small business, either in Medfield or elsewhere. These businesses are struggling, and it doesn’t look like they will have any relief from this situation for some time. These businesses are staples in our communities and have always been such advocates for different community events around town.
We have arranged 2 drop off spots for the wishes this year.
- Park Street Books: 504 Main St, Medfield Hours 9-6
- Be Charmed: 70 North St, Medfield Hours 10-5
There will be a box at each location to place your wishes in. While there please feel free to browse around, they both have such amazing items inside! If for some reason you cannot make it to one of these drop spots please feel free to reach out to me to make a different arrangement.
Included here is the list of all the wishes. Should you choose to support the event please select the item/s that you wish to purchase. As always, I will need each unwrapped gift labeled with your name and the gift number so we can properly track. Should you choose a gift card please no more than $25/card and please label e=with your name when you drop at one of the drop boxes.
The list will close on December 9th to ensure we have filled all the wishes. I will need the gifts delivered to one of the drop off locations by December 12th so our committee will be able to package up the wishes for delivery to the clients.
If you are looking for a family crafting activity please feel free to make cards or crafts and drop them to a drop spot, the elderly clients love these little surprises.
As always thank you for taking the time to read along and participate. Each year I am overwhelmed by your generosity and willingness to help one another.
Take care and be safe,
The link to the event is: https://www.signupgenius.com/g…
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