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JAMMIE ABBOTT
Name JAMMIE ABBOTT
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JAMMIE ABBOTT
Tell Us About an Act of Kindness
185 days ago

Hello,

I am not sure where you receive you story ideas from but our story is an amazing one and I would like to share a little bit of it with you. My name Jammie Abbott and for the past few years my family and I have collected toys for Christmas. Although some of the toys are used and worn they are received with great joy and appreciation when delivered. You see all the toys we collect throughout the year are given to homeless Hotel Kids. This year we had the unfortunate pleasure of helping approximately 50 families and over 185 homeless hotel kids. These families don’t reach out to an agency who could offer help for fear of governmental involvement and fear that their children will be taken from them and their families ripped apart by Child Protective Services. As such it takes a long time for me to gain their trust and show them that there is still hope in any situation.

The families I help are hardworking and humble people who don’t care whether my gifts are new or old. They don’t care whether they are wrapped with a ribbon and bow. They simple care that someone else cares. When struggling to pay rent each week which can exceed three hundred dollars or more any gift is a blessing. My goal has been to reach out to as many of these families as I can to provide help. I have made it my passion to locate and give out hope to families who have little else but for some reason this year was different. Instead of stopping when my money and toys ran out I began to reach out to the community for help on face book through the group hotel kids 2013 for the first time and that is when something amazing truly started to happen. When ever my toy supply or energy wavered in the face of such great need we received just what we needed to help give one more homeless child Christmas and then another ,and another.

Seeing the great need in Virginia and nationally i reached out to two local papers (The Daily Press and the Virginian Pilot) each of whom wrote articles and told our hotel families stories.The LA TIMES picked up our story which shows the national need for help(http://www.latimes.com/topic/dp-nws-evg-hotel-kids-201312... ). By tell their stories our story could be shared , and through our story we have been able to change the stories of over 185 homeless children this year.

Although it has been a wonderful blessing to impact the lives of these children they are going to need help far past Christmas Sadly I know that I did not do enough. I know tonight I have forgotten kids who didn’t get a Christmas and families who have lost hope in escaping their lives of survival. I know I have hotel kids that are just out of my reach because there is never enough resources to offer. I know I have babies who are being tucked in to the backs of cold car seats rather than into their own warm beds because we couldn’t reach them all and i failed some of them.

I pray that if we are meant to change the world their stories continue to be told through media groups and people like you. Fingers Crossed. Some of their photos can be found at www.hotelkids.org please come by and see what homelessness can look like when given a little hope.

Sincerely,
Jammie Abbott
hotelkids@yahoo.com
www.hotelkids.org

JAMMIE ABBOTT
Tell Us About an Act of Kindness
209 days ago

I want everyone to know who reads this post that you truly can change the world if only your little piece of it. We were able to help these wonderful children even though my family is in need of help. My hubby to be was severely injured at work after beginning electrically shocked and falling 11 feet subsequently ****tering his foot and tearing the cartilage in his knee. On Holloween i found him without a heartbeat and had to preform CPR to get him back. We have three small children one of which is disabled and are barely getting by ourselves since workman comp has denied his claim as yet.And even though our mini van is falling apart. God has held it and us together so we and do the same for others.

JAMMIE ABBOTT
Tell Us About an Act of Kindness
209 days ago

Hello,

I am not sure where you receive you story ideas from but our story is an amazing one and I would like to share a little bit of it with you. My name Jammie Abbott and for the past few years my family and I have collected toys for Christmas. Although some of the toys are used and worn they are received with great joy and appreciation when delivered. You see all the toys we collect throughout the year are given to homeless Hotel Kids. This year we had the unfortunate pleasure of helping approximately 50 families and over 185 homeless hotel kids. These families don’t reach out to an agency who could offer help for fear of governmental involvement and fear that their children will be taken from them and their families ripped apart by Child Protective Services. As such it takes a long time for me to gain their trust and show them that there is still hope in any situation.

The families I help are hardworking and humble people who don’t care whether my gifts are new or old. They don’t care whether they are wrapped with a ribbon and bow. They simple care that someone else cares. When struggling to pay rent each week which can exceed three hundred dollars or more any gift is a blessing. My goal has been to reach out to as many of these families as I can to provide help. I have made it my passion to locate and give out hope to families who have little else but for some reason this year was different. Instead of stopping when my money and toys ran out I began to reach out to the community for help on face book through the group hotel kids 2013 for the first time and that is when something amazing truly started to happen. When ever my toy supply or energy wavered in the face of such great need we received just what we needed to help give one more homeless child Christmas and then another ,and another.

Seeing the great need in Virginia and nationally i reached out to two local papers (The Daily Press and the Virginian Pilot) each of whom wrote articles and told our hotel families stories.The LA TIMES picked up our story which shows the national need for help(http://www.latimes.com/topic/dp-nws-evg-hotel-kids-201312... ). By tell their stories our story could be shared , and through our story we have been able to change the stories of over 185 homeless children this year.

Although it has been a wonderful blessing to impact the lives of these children they are going to need help far past Christmas Sadly I know that I did not do enough. I know tonight I have forgotten kids who didn’t get a Christmas and families who have lost hope in escaping their lives of survival. I know I have hotel kids that are just out of my reach because there is never enough resources to offer. I know I have babies who are being tucked in to the backs of cold car seats rather than into their own warm beds because we couldn’t reach them all and i failed some of them.

I pray that if we are meant to change the world their stories continue to be told through media groups and people like you. Fingers Crossed. Some of their photos can be found at www.hotelkids.org please come by and see what homelessness can look like when given a little hope.

Sincerely,
Jammie Abbott
hotelkids@yahoo.com
www.hotelkids.org

JAMMIE ABBOTT
Tell Us About an Act of Kindness
209 days ago

Hello,

I am not sure where you receive you story ideas fro but our story is an amazing one and I would like to share a little bit of it with you. My name Jammie Abbott and for the past few years my family and I have collected toys for Christmas. Although some of the toys are used and worn they are received with great joy and appreciation when delivered. You see all the toys we collect throughout the year are given to homeless Hotel Kids. This year we had the unfortunate pleasure of helping approximately 50 families and over 185 homeless hotel kids. These families don’t reach out to an agency who could offer help for fear of governmental involvement and fear that their children will be taken from them and their families ripped apart by Child Protective Services. As such it takes a long time for me to gain their trust and show them that there is still hope in any situation.
The families I help are hardworking and humble people who don’t care whether my gifts are new or old. They don’t care whether they are wrapped with a ribbon and bow. They simple care that someone else cares. When struggling to pay rent each week which can exceed three hundred dollars or more any gift is a blessing. My goal has been to reach out to as many of these families as I can to provide help. I have made it my passion to locate and give out hope to families who have little else but for some reason this year was different. Instead of stopping when my money and toys ran out I began to reach out to the community for help for the first time and that is when something amazing truly started to happen. When ever my toy supply or energy wavered in the face of such great need we received just what we needed to help give one more homeless child Christmas and then another ,and another Seeing the great need in Virginia and nationally i reached out to two local papers (The Daily Press and the Virginian Pilot) ach of whom wrote articles and told our hotel families stories. By tell their stories our story could be shared , and through our story we have been able to change the stories of over 185 homeless children this year.
Although it has been a wonderful blessing to impact the lives of these children they are going to need help far past Christmas Sadly I know that I did not do enough. I know tonight I have forgotten kids who didn’t get a Christmas and families who have lost hope in escaping their lives of survival. I know I have hotel kids that are just out of my reach because there is never enough resources to offer. I know I have babies who are being tucked in to back of cold car seats rather than in their own warm beds because we couldn’t reach them all. I would love to give my hotel babies additional attention so that we can continue to grow and further help these forgotten homeless children. I pray that if we are meant to change the world their stories continue to be told through media groups and people like you. Fingers Crossed. 

Sincerely,
Jammie Abbott
hotelkids@yahoo.com
www.hotelkids.org

JAMMIE ABBOTT
Tell Us About an Act of Kindness
209 days ago

Hello,

I am not sure where you receive you story ideas fro but our story is an amazing one and I would like to share a little bit of it with you. My name Jammie Abbott and for the past few years my family and I have collected toys for Christmas. Although some of the toys are used and worn they are received with great joy and appreciation when delivered. You see all the toys we collect throughout the year are given to homeless Hotel Kids. This year we had the unfortunate pleasure of helping approximately 50 families and over 185 homeless hotel kids. These families don’t reach out to an agency who could offer help for fear of governmental involvement and fear that their children will be taken from them and their families ripped apart by Child Protective Services. As such it takes a long time for me to gain their trust and show them that there is still hope in any situation.
The families I help are hardworking and humble people who don’t care whether my gifts are new or old. They don’t care whether they are wrapped with a ribbon and bow. They simple care that someone else cares. When struggling to pay rent each week which can exceed three hundred dollars or more any gift is a blessing. My goal has been to reach out to as many of these families as I can to provide help. I have made it my passion to locate and give out hope to families who have little else but for some reason this year was different. Instead of stopping when my money and toys ran out I began to reach out to the community for help for the first time and that is when something amazing truly started to happen. When ever my toy supply or energy wavered in the face of such great need we received just what we needed to help give one more homeless child Christmas and then another ,and another Seeing the great need in Virginia and nationally i reached out to two local papers (The Daily Press and the Virginian Pilot) ach of whom wrote articles and told our hotel families stories. By tell their stories our story could be shared , and through our story we have been able to change the stories of over 185 homeless children this year.
Although it has been a wonderful blessing to impact the lives of these children they are going to need help far past Christmas Sadly I know that I did not do enough. I know tonight I have forgotten kids who didn’t get a Christmas and families who have lost hope in escaping their lives of survival. I know I have hotel kids that are just out of my reach because there is never enough resources to offer. I know I have babies who are being tucked in to back of cold car seats rather than in their own warm beds because we couldn’t reach them all. I would love to give my hotel babies additional attention so that we can continue to grow and further help these forgotten homeless children. I pray that if we are meant to change the world their stories continue to be told through media groups and people like you. Fingers Crossed. 

Sincerely,
Jammie Abbott
hotelkids@yahoo.com
www.hotelkids.org