Friday, November 7, 2014

10 AMAZING years ...


10th ANNUAL
“For the Warmth of the Children” 2014

We are so excited for our 10th year!!! It's a little bittersweet as Alec is now serving a 2 year LDS mission in Honduras and will not be able to help collect this winter. He is far from home serving in a different way, but he will definitely be in each of our hearts as we gather 'warmth' for these children. Elder Johnson's family and friends have promised to carry on his foundation and we are dedicated to surpass his goals of the past 9 years. Our neighbors need our help! Many are without homes or jobs throughout this winter, and we can change their Christmas morning.

The title one schools that will benefit this year from your donations are Oquirrh, Majestic, Columbia, Heartland, Westvale and Riverside.

        We are currently asking for donations of
new or gently used Hats and Gloves and NEW Socks only.


THANK YOU AND HAPPY HOLIDAYS!!
*We will collect until December 6th

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Real Life.

This is a comment on social media from Alec's grandfather, after a tough loss in his basketball game the same day we delivered the hats, gloves and socks. 

What an amazing gift.


Our favorite day...

Delivered!
Your donations are helping 172 families and 452 children this year. It's been a beautiful and emotional day, looking back over the 9 years since this little charity began and realizing next year we'll be missing our giant. We are so grateful! Thank you all, who have donated and shared in his vision, influenced his life, and each one of ours.


We LOVE this!

On our way...
Delivery to the school...

Giving to the families!
 

2013 Totals!

He had a lofty goal of 500 of each for his last year before his LDS Mission....
So close!

Hats - 410 (record)
Gloves - 418 (record)
Socks - 627

Bonus
Coats - 37
Scarves - 7
Boots - 2



Sunday, December 1, 2013

The kids passing out fliers in the cold!

Monday, November 18, 2013

Here we go 2013...9 Years Strong!

For the Warmth of the Children” 2013

It’s been 9 remarkable years! Please join me in helping the kid's right in our own neighborhoods. The title one schools that will benefit this year from your donations are Oquirrh, Majestic, Columbia, Heartland, Westvale and Riverside.

We are currently asking for donations of new or gently used Hats and Gloves and NEW Socks only.

Thank you so much and remember:
“Never will you feel better about yourself, until you forget about yourself.”

HAPPY HOLIDAYS!!

*We will collect until December 9th

Thursday, December 20, 2012

from start to finish...

This year we actually got to be a part of putting things together after we had dropped off our donation. We went through a list of each child and put together care packages for their Christmas morning. We also got to be a part of handing them to the families as they picked them up.

This is the first year seeing these donations go from your hands, to ours, to the school and then finally, to the families. It has been one of greatest parts of this entire journey.

You are making a difference.
We have seen it.
It is real.
Thank you.


Sunday, December 2, 2012

2012 Drop Off!

Our favorite part!






Saturday, December 1, 2012

2012 Grand Totals!

263 Hats *record
328 Gloves *record
563 Socks 

36 Scarves
34 Coats
3 blankets
1 snow pant

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

rally: to come together for a common action or effort


Such an amazing night with the Young Women from the Country Park 9th ward. They rallied behind me and collected hats, gloves and socks from their neighbors.
Just this small group raised 63 pair of gloves, 36 hats and 157 pair of socks!!
I got to talk to them about service and rallying around those who need it. They did both of these things for me and the children in our school district.
Thank you ladies!

Sunday, October 28, 2012

2012 Information...

~8th Annual~

“For the Warmth of the Children” 2012
It’s been 8 remarkable years!

This year again, they will be given to the children within our own Jordan School District along with those in our surrounding area.

Let's make as many kids warm as we can!!!

We are currently asking for donations of new or gently used Hats and Gloves and NEW Socks only.
Thank you so much and remember:“Never will you feel better about yourself, until you forget about yourself.”

HAPPY HOLIDAYS!!

Drop off location – Alec Johnson’s home or just give to Alec
*We will collect until November 30th

And Deliver December 3rd*

Friday, December 23, 2011

Grand Totals 2011

257 Hats
321 Gloves
793 Pairs of Socks (Not a typo!)
*ALL RECORDS

Bonus
26 Coats
29 Scarves
10 Underwear
14 Blankets
8 Pairs of handwarmers
2 Warm Pajamas
3 Pairs of Boots


We know that we could not have gathered so many of these items this year without the help of Mountain America. Thank you again to MACU and to KUTV 2 News and the Pay it Forward Program.

2011 Drop Off!!







The Principal and parent advocate, Evelyn Sadler, were so thankful and excited for all the donations this year!

Friday, December 16, 2011

getting to work...

Alec has had an AMAZING few weeks as he's worked on FTWOTC.
His interview went terrific with Channel 2 news for the 'Pay it Forward' segment. Sterling Nielson and Mountain America gave him such a wonderful surprise that allowed him to go and shop for the children he loves to help. He is usually the one asking, but this year he got to go find some great deals and buy what he felt was needed most. I had fun watching him get excited and make sure we were speding the money very wisely!:)

We are amazed at the people who have responded by e-mail and phone calls to the news story they saw. So many of you have donated more than ever and made this a record breaking year for this small charity.


Thank you for feeling how important this is to Alec.

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

A little thank you

Hey everybody this is Alec and I can't tell you how excited I am for this year's donations! So last Sunday my family passed out fliers and sent emails out to start off For The Warmth Of The Children 2011 and THREE days later I got a very big surprise... Channel 2 News came to my house and interviewed me about the charity I do! It was an amazing experience and I was able to share with them what we do for the charity and shared some of the experiences that have happened. (It will be showing tomorrow, Nov 30, on Channel 2 News at 10 p.m.) And near the end of the interview I was given one of the most generous donations we've ever been given by Mountain America. I recieved 500 dollars to help buy hats, gloves, socks, and coats for the charity! This is such a HUGE blessing and I am so grateful that we were able to recieve that to help the kids that need it! I also wanted to share, personally, how much it means to me that people such as you, who maybe are experiencing trials of your own, donate to this cause and how incredible it is to witness such little service help SO MANY LIVES. The stories over the years and the lives touched couldn't have happened without you guys spreading the word and doing all you can do to help! There's hundreds and hundreds that have done so much for this charity over the years and I wish I could name all the names off that have helped, but I want everybody to know that I love and appreciate each one of you! Thanks for everything you do! And remember.. never will you feel better about yourself, until you forget about yourself. Have a wonderful holiday season!

Sunday, November 27, 2011