Am I too naive?
I am saddened to see all sorts of brand new stuff on buy and sells coincidentally within the few days after Santa’s Anonymous did their deliveries.
Before anyone gets their panties in a twist, I know this is not the case for all the postings. I know some people stocked up on gifts and have decided against giving them. But when someone is posting dozens of toys and then you click on their profile and they have no friends and no picture other than a night sky, it leads me to suspect that they’re doing something shady.
I know that people will say “well what if they got doubles” and right there is my confusion. Cause see I thought those programs were for people whose kids wouldn’t have gifts without the donations from Santa’s Anonymous. So if there’s doubles then the child clearly had gifts coming. Or if they already had it why not donate it? I am a firm believer that if you are given something free out of the sheer goodness in someone’s heart, then it should be passed along for free. Got a gift your kid can’t use? Pass it on to a family in need or take it to a shelter.
I know that where there are free programs there are people taking advantage who don’t need it but it just seems excessive this year the amount of people who feel entitled to profit off of the donations other people gave.
I gave to Santa’s Anonymous. I committed that every time I went to the dollar store I would buy 2 toys. Not the dollar store brands, they had Monster High and Disney and those are what I bought. I had this idea in my head that they would serve to make a child’s Christmas a good one and take some pressure off the parents. I did not imagine that people would be taking those gifts and turning them for profit. Maybe I’m a little too naive. Anyway, Edmonton, I wish everyone a merry Christmas (or whatever you celebrate) and a blessed new year!