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for the children #134575
03/06/01 08:22 PM
03/06/01 08:22 PM
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someone suggested buying trinkets/candy to hand out to the children. I am going to buy the stuff soon- could you be more specific? What kids of small toys should I get?

Re: for the children #134576
03/06/01 10:20 PM
03/06/01 10:20 PM

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hey heidi, that would be me! i am a mom of 2 preschoolers. i recently sent a package to the kids of the plumber who helped me out on my vacation. i sent things like:

crayons
smarties (candy that wont melt)
lollipops or gummies
play make-up/nail polish
fun bandaids, like barbie, dragons, neon designs
toy jewelry
hot wheels cars
stickers
pokemon cards
candy necklaces
ringpops
bubbles

...you get the idea. none of these things cost very much. but they would be luxuries to any of these kids. i am glad my idea tickled you. just wait until you see their faces!!!

please, let me know how it went upon your return.

Re: for the children #134577
03/06/01 10:57 PM
03/06/01 10:57 PM
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Jane, quick question how did you send that package to AC?


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Re: for the children #134578
03/07/01 10:55 AM
03/07/01 10:55 AM

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hi chloe. i sent it by usps. here's the catch: by ground, the package may take 8 weeks to arrive to its destination, maybe more (said the postal clerk). so, i sent it air mail. this small package of trinkets, weighing maybe 2 pounds, cost me $36 to post! the stuff inside was only worth about $10!!! i thought it was worth it, and i hope those kids got a charge out of it. havent yet received a reply.

Re: for the children #134579
03/07/01 11:30 AM
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Next question, when they go to pickup the box, the box is opened and the receiver has to pay the duty on the items inside, before the box is released to the receiver,right?


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Re: for the children #134580
03/07/01 02:29 PM
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i dont know. maybe jesse or marty would, or bill. wouldnt tammy know?? i had to fill out a declaration form, claimed $2 candy, $8 toys. i hadn't thought of that.

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03/30/01 11:07 PM
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Here is that list - hope it helps you,
Jen K.


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Re: for the children #134582
03/31/01 01:38 AM
03/31/01 01:38 AM
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Hey Denver Dan..... I know this post is from the first part of March, but if you happen to check this board with in the next few hours [Linked Image] a group of us Coloradans are mtng for dinner this Saturday 3/31....email me if you'd like to join!!!

Also, if anyone from the Denver area is coming to AC, let me know....I'd love to send some stuff with you!!

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