KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- FOX4 and The FOX4 Love Fund for Children are working together this Christmas to bring smiles to the faces of teenagers with Sack it for Santa. It's a gift-giving program specifically geared for teens, 12-18 years-old.
Teenage years are difficult at best, and to be forgotten during the "Santa" season is hard. These young people are facing many challenges in their lives and often wonder if anyone cares.
Your gift will let them know they are valued and that they matter. Please help Santa by filling the sack with special gifts just for teens.
Sacks can be picked up and dropped off at any local CVS, Mazuma Credit Union, Johnny's Tavern, FOX4, Restless Spirits Distillery, and Jax Fish House. Filled sacks are due back by December 15.
If you prefer, you may donate to the Sack it for Santa at this link.
If you're wondering how to fill the sack, here are some ideas:
- Cologne, deodorant, aftershave
- Anything sports related
- Gift Cards (CVS, Best Buy, Target, iTunes, etc.)
- Trendy toys and hand-held games
- Sketch pads, art supplies, pens, paper
- Bath and Body Wash. Lotion, lip gloss, nail polish
- Hair dryer, curling iron, straighteners
- Purses, perfumes, jewelry
- Hair accessories, makeup, makeup containers
- Diaries or journals
If you are having trouble thinking of ideas, check out the Love Fund's wish list.
The Love Fund works with a network of more than 500 youth service professionals — such as counselors, therapists, medical care providers, case managers, support coordinators, and other professionals — who can contact the Love Fund at email@example.com to request an application for Christmas gift bags for teens under their care or supervision starting November 19th. (Please note: We are only able to allocate bags through certified third-party youth service professionals within the 37-county Kansas City region.)