It’s the most wonderful time of the year

There are two kinds of people in this world: the ones who don’t dare play Christmas music until the Thanksgiving table is cleared, and the ones who are happy to rock around the Christmas tree as soon as the first school bell rings in August. Kids to Love is in the latter group because this month we will grant Christmas wishes for roughly 1,500 local foster children–and it takes a lot of planning and people to pull it off. You might have already seen our trees around town decorated with paper ornaments listing a child’s special wish, or maybe you’ve been by our storefront at Bridge Street to have your own gifts wrapped by our Kids to Love elves. We’re open there through Christmas Eve! We understand it’s easy to slip into the extravagance of the season and lose the simplicity of why we celebrate. I have 1,500 letters to Santa that can reset your spirit. Christmas is without doubt our busiest season; however, it’s not the only time we serve. Yes, we need your donations of new clothes and toys, as well as money, to make Christmas happy for foster children–but their needs don’t disappear Dec. 26. Kids to Love provides all year long. You’ll have a lot of opportunities to make a difference this month as we honor goodwill toward men. I hope you’ll consider Kids to Love and the many ways you can help us impact the life of a child, at Christmastime and all year through. You can find us at

Lee Marshall