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Tiny Details Helped Me Fill Christmas Stockings with Gifts

As a person doing a long walk, living on commercial properties, cleaning up as a maintenance person, I was left with hours of little else to do other than do as little as possible. Tiny Details helped me with this task.

As a person doing a long walk, living on commercial properties, cleaning up as a maintenance person, I was left with hours of little else to do other than do as little as possible. Tiny Details helped me with this task.

I sent my miniatures to the Christmas Toy Shoppe in Saint Petersburg, an organization that provides thousands of children with toy baskets every year.

I made miniature origami, as well. This was pretty inexpensive, I cut the paper myself at Fedex Office into 1/8″ and 1/4″ squares, and did the basic shapes. Admittedly, the 1/8″ paper was challenging to work with, and the 1/4″ paper was pretty difficult.

After several thousand big origami shapes for Top of the World, to raise funds for the Christmas party, and more Christmas stockings in Clearwater (The Christmas Shoppe presently has trouble servicing just the St. Pete area), the tiny origami got really difficult.

$55 dollars later, I got a few organizations helped out for a few years, while still only knowing vague details. My memory of my childhood was so blurry that I had no idea of where this Christmas Toy Shoppe was in St. Petersburg, neither its name, nor the names of any of the people who worked and still work there.

Not as many people bring in new dolls, or doll clothing, or anything other than used toys, which need to be cleaned up, prior to being given away, I saw more used toys than the small warehouse could store brought over to the shop in 2011 and 2012, let alone give out to the kids without the money to finance another building in the Clearwater area.

Still, Tiny Details helped me establish trust with a few people in the community, as well as the experience I need in order to be more single-minded in developing crafts.Thanks Fran, Dan, Jackie, Kelly, Shelly and Mark.

The firecracker boxes were really cute, too. I should have chosen the playing cards, a simpler project, for starters, however, I decided to attempt the more difficult goal first – thanks, it worked. Christmas happened for a few hundred needy kids who would have received nothing new, otherwise.

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