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Carly's Kids Christmas


Carly really loved the holiday season. Thanksgiving and Christmas were her favorite… along with Black Friday, Cyber Monday and the day-after-Christmas sales day. She enjoyed these days even more when she was shopping with my credit card! By now she would have already picked out and purchased the things that she wanted for Christmas, of course this didn’t include the gifts that I was supposed to get without her knowing, so that she could still be surprised on Christmas morning. 

From selecting the right print for the corresponding present to lining up the pattern and making sure it was folded and tapped properly, she was painfully meticulous about wrapping gifts and expected the same from everyone else. 

This year, I want to give her the best gift that I can through the foundation. Carly was planning to take a trip to Natchez, MS this past spring to visit and spend time with the children of The Holy Family School. We have taken on a special project to raise money that will provide them with something all of us took for granted while growing up, a playground. They currently play on an open blacktop area.

Please join me by asking for one less gift this year and instead ask someone to make a donation to Carly’s Kids- A Foundation For Education on your behalf, to help us build the playground.

Donations can be made online by visiting, or through,

Checks can be made payable to CFNJ/Carly’s Kids and mailed to Community Foundation of NJ, 35 Knox Hill Rd, PO BOX 338, Morristown, NJ 07963 

Thank you and happy holidays! 

With love,

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