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PostSubject: Christmas Cards for a Little Girl    Wed Dec 09, 2015 4:47 pm

Hey everyone I am passing this on from the Outer Rim Garrison the one I belong to with the 501st, One of our members Laura started this I have copied and pasted her request below if anyone would like to read about this little girls story please see the links below. I think it's a great idea myself something that would be easy to do to make her happy if you all would like to help the address is also in the info. I do not want anyone to feel obligated with this that is not my intention so no worries if you can't.


Hey guys

Some of you may have heard of this already, but there is a little girl named Safyre who is wishing for Christmas cards as presents this year. Her story is quite sad in that she lost her parents and siblings to an arson fire two years ago and has been left with severe burns and amputated limbs because of it.
I am going to send her a card because it’s easy enough to do, but the more cards the better! If anyone else wants to participate and send her a Christmas card (and this is a fantastic opportunity to indoctrinate a young little person into Star Wars... bwahahahah!), her aunt set up a P.O. box for her at:

Safyre
P.O. Box 6126
Schenectady, NY 12306, USA

There’s more details on her story here, after a paper picked it up: http://wgntv.com/2015/12/08/girl-with-severe-burns-only-wants-cards-for-christmas/
If you prefer to donate, there is a donation page for her medical costs set up by the family: https://www.youcaring.com/mike-and-liz-dolder-and-family-425939#.VenWRufXalJ.facebook

And more background into why the fire that killed her family was started: http://www.timesunion.com/local/article/Jury-gets-case-Edward-Leon-case-in-Schenectady-6627240.php
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PostSubject: Re: Christmas Cards for a Little Girl    Wed Dec 09, 2015 11:22 pm

That's terrible.. I just read the story. I have a little time before work tomorrow for an x-mas card run -- the local pharmacy should have something SW related. I'll post a pic.

As far as the donation.. I'm in. I was leaning toward St. Jude this year but I hadn't heard this story yet.

Great job spreading the word, Larry!
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PostSubject: Re: Christmas Cards for a Little Girl    Thu Dec 10, 2015 6:48 am

Thanks for sharing this Larry. I will send a card too.

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PostSubject: Re: Christmas Cards for a Little Girl    Thu Dec 10, 2015 11:52 am

I am on it. Will pick up a card sometime this weekend and get it out. Should make it before Christmas to New York from Texas, but you never know with USPS.

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PostSubject: Re: Christmas Cards for a Little Girl    Thu Dec 10, 2015 12:59 pm

Thanks guys I wonder how hard it would be to print a card using poster board to do her up a Star Wars card I never tried it before Smile.
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PostSubject: Re: Christmas Cards for a Little Girl    Thu Dec 10, 2015 2:26 pm

So I was browsing 9gag and look who I saw!



Man, she looks happy with all of that stuff she received.

As a side note, I was discussing this with my buddy and we went to a few different stores to find a SW card. We ended up piecing out a little goodie bag and a non-SW card that we split the cost of:



The Yoda thing is really cool.. you push the top down and he shows up in force ghost form giving out his inspirational quotes.
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PostSubject: Re: Christmas Cards for a Little Girl    Thu Dec 10, 2015 3:24 pm

That's awesome Matt. Good for you guys. I am going to pick up a card but cant do it until this weekend.

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PostSubject: Re: Christmas Cards for a Little Girl    Thu Dec 10, 2015 5:38 pm

I saw this the other day at work, I had to stop reading as it made me start to cry I could feel myself welling up ( I know I know I'm a big softy). I hope the person who started the fire gets what is due to him.
I've sent a card only hope it gets there in time.
Looks like a great package there darthmatt22 I hope she gets loads of cards.
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PostSubject: Re: Christmas Cards for a Little Girl    Fri Dec 11, 2015 2:14 pm

Thanks for posting Larry, good job Matt and his buddy, that little haul looks great mate :clap:
I plan to send something for such a brave little girl, it may not quite make it for Christmas, but she will get it and that's the main thing, very moving story Crying or Very sad
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PostSubject: Re: Christmas Cards for a Little Girl    Sun Dec 20, 2015 11:31 pm

This inspired me to do a little more donating than just clothes this year -- specifically toy drives/ toys for tots.

I ended up heading to Toys 'R' Us in an outlet mall to spend another hundred on $3-8 items of all sorts (Star Wars, Marvel, Thomas the Tank Engine, Pokemon, etc.) to be donated locally. It's a little boy heavy but I couldn't help it lol!

Thanks again to Larry for bringing this topic to the surface! cheers

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PostSubject: Re: Christmas Cards for a Little Girl    Tue Dec 22, 2015 1:37 am

Awesome it always feels great doing things without expecting anything hopefully it's something the whole world will someday become.
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PostSubject: Re: Christmas Cards for a Little Girl    Tue Dec 22, 2015 2:21 am

That's a cool box of goodies there Matt cheers

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PostSubject: Re: Christmas Cards for a Little Girl    Tue Dec 22, 2015 11:13 pm

Thanks fellas!
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