Wishes Met!

Here are Hudson Valley families hoping for help this Christmas season. Please review. If you see a family that you would like to help, email Kristen at Kristen@HudsonValleyKids.org and tell us which family you would like to help. Please read our Terms & Conditions. Thank-you for your consideration. Let’s spread love and joy!

Family #1, MAHOPAC WISH MET!

November 27th, 2019 by

“I am a single mom looking for help for my two kids I’m on disability It’s not enough for me and my kids I’m trying to do the best for my kids to see them happy on Christmas please if anyone can help me this year I will really appreciate it thank you and God bless.”

Family #10, POUGHKEEPSIE WISH MET!

December 5th, 2019 by

“I am a single mom of 3 with 2 out of the 3 suffer from autism. We are experiencing some hardship at this time because I just recently lost half of my hours at work. With this being said made a downward spiral in my life. I am just trying to see a smile despite everything we are going through.”

Family #109, RHINEBECK WISH MET!

December 5th, 2019 by

“I would like to submit my grandsons. My daughter and son in law granted a wish last year but have fallen on hard times this year. My son in law was in a terrible accident at the end of January. He was taking down a tree and was hit by it. It punctured his chest, causing a collapsed lung, damage to liver, broken ribs and numerous lacerations. He was out of work for most of the year. His job is not full time or year round. This accident caused not only stress for the family but put them in dire financial straits. Family members helped as much as possible financially, emotionally and providing care to him however family members are also stretched very thin. To add to their distress the apartments they lived in evicted everyone in their building to remodel those apartments. They moved in with his mother for a few months while searching for a new place. Once they found something it was out of the oldest boys current school district so he had to adapt to his 3rd school when entering 3rd grade. Help for the boys’ Christmas would be greatly appreciated by the family”

Family #110, MIDDLETOWN WISH MET!

December 5th, 2019 by

“After losing my job for a few months I am finally healed from surgery and trying to get back onto my feet any kind of Christmas help would be well appreciated”

Family #111, BLOOMINGTON WISH MET!

December 5th, 2019 by

“Hi, I am a single mom of two. A 12 year old autistic girl and a 11 month old baby boy. I have been working as a home health aid for 8 years but unfortunately the hours aren’t reliable as people get sick or pass away. This year hours have been very ruff. I have found new employment but its bi weekly pay and I just started and I’m so behind on bills I need to catch up on. I have no spare money at all for gifts for christmas and would really be grateful and appreciate anything anyone could do to help my kids have a christmas with a few gifts. Not picky would just be eternally grateful.”

Family #116, BEACON WISH MET!

December 5th, 2019 by

“I have finally freed myself from a domestic violence relationship! The sad part is that now I have to battle my ex in the court system. He does not provide and continues to hide from child support. He dodges and refuses to pay anything, constantly fighting against it. I do not qualify for any assistance with DSS. Not even Snap. I just went back to work after having my son 3 years ago and relocating to an unfamiliar town with no family, friends, or support. The only support network I have is currently developing with DV counseling. Working full time with 2 little ones has been hard without any help. My son has a speech delay and getting help for him has been a slow process. Finding daycare has been tough as well and I do not qualify for childcare vouchers. After paying rent, I am left with just enough to pay utilities. I thought that going back to work would help my family out by lessening the stress and struggles, but it is leaving me worried every day. I know I must stay strong for my kids and not give up. Asking for help is not easy at all and hard to do when your pride is involved and feeling like you are not capable to do it on your own as a parent. I thank you in advance for taking the time out to read this!”

Family #119, POUGHKEEPSIE WISH MET!

December 5th, 2019 by

“Hello I am a single mother on disability. Recently took guardian ship of my niece due to her mother passing away. It was hard to make ends meet with just myself and daughter since income is tight( disability doesn’t pay much). With an added person things are much tighter which leaves less for Christmas gifts. Both girls needs aren’t much, but enough that I have to seek out help of some kind. Although they are 17 and 18, they are both special needs and developmentally delayed. So with that being said, they still look forward to Christmas and Santa. Any and all help would be so greatly appreciated. Thank you in advance.”

Girl, Age 17: Pjs, leggings, sweatshirts, hair accessories, make up, nail polish slippers, bathrobe (all sizes are large)

Girl, Age 18: Pjs, leggings, sweatshirts, hair accessories, make up, gloves, bathrobe, purse sizes ex large or 1x

Both girls have similar interests and like to feel “pretty” their favorite store to shop in is 5 below or Walmart

Family #12, MODENA WISH MET!

December 5th, 2019 by

“I’m a single mom of two kids. They’re 3 and 10. I’m a full time student trying to earn a RN degree so i can make a better life for my children. I only work part time as a CNA. I do not get paid in an efficient amount. I pay for childcare out of my pocket. I can’t get childcare help because they don’t help full time students. I also don’t get any child support for my oldest child. His father is not in the picture and refuses to pay. I get bare minimum child support from my youngest. Her father sees her for his visitation. I’m barely making my bills to keep a roof over our head.”

Family #120, POUGHKEEPSIE WISH MET!

December 5th, 2019 by

“I am a single mom of 3 children. We recently moved into housing through the Grace Smith House after leaving a domestic violent relationship with my children’s father. I am working full time but am struggling financially. Our spirits are low- but our faith is high and are searching for a Christmas miracle!”

Family #126, MIDDLETOWN WISH MET!

December 5th, 2019 by

“I am in need for my son for Christmas. They have cut my husband’s hours at work and I am disabled. Anything would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.”

Family #128, HYDE PARK WISH MET!

December 5th, 2019 by

“My stepfather unexpectedly passed away on Friday in a car crash. His son was also in the car and is in Westchester medical center. He was a loving and devoted father that loved my baby sister and us so much. He is all we had and we are devastated by his loss. I am a student and work part time in a clothing store. We don’t have much family in the area and would really appreciate this Christmas miracle. It breaks my heart that this happened and I hope to make my baby sister’s Christmas special”

Girl, Age 7: Size 8 clothing. Pants and shirts. Socks. Littlest pet shop toys. Horse play sets. Spirit horse toys. Twin sheets and pillow cases. Beanie boo’s

Family #132, NEWBURGH WISH MET!

December 5th, 2019 by

“I am 63 handicapped and i have custody of my 7 yr old granddaughter. I’m on a fixed income and don’t get out to the store much”

Family #133, NEWBURGH WISH MET!

December 5th, 2019 by

“I’m currently without a job or an apartment i do not receive child support im recovering from a domestic violence relationship i left with nothing for me and my son he hasn’t smiled in a while i just want to make his christmas something to smile about we need hope in our lives”

Family #139, MIDDLETOWN WISH MET!

December 5th, 2019 by

“I’m writing on behalf of my brother whose a single dad. My brother never complains about anything. He has taken my nieces in since birth. 6 years ago she gave birth put the babies in the car, got in her car than texted him and said she never wanted two babies and left. She just walked out of there lives! My brother struggles I know he does. He works construction so winters are rough hardly ever any work. In the warm weather he works like a dog. Exhausted but pushes through to put his girls first. I would love to take some of the pressure off of him. I’ve tried to help but my funds are short. This is a man that had not a clue depended on family until one night he woke up and said “get out go home these are my girls I’ll figure it out” and he did. Never once complained, whined or asked for anything except to babysit. He hasn’t even gone for child support his logic is he hasn’t moved the mother knows where they are it’s her choice. She has yet to make that choice to send a letter, card or even a call. At this point last we knew she took to drugs and wasn’t doing well.”

Family #141, NEWBURGH WISH MET!

December 5th, 2019 by

“I am in the need of help for the Christmas holiday season to make my child Christmas a special holiday she is a sweet girl and she deserves a good Christmas I am trying to give her everything she wants but I am in the need of help due to my unexpected cut in hours from my job I can not afford to give her everything she would like so I am asking for help if possibly thank you so much”

Girl, Age 5: Toys she likes Lol Dolls ,Barbies ,Doll Clothes & She Like Slim She Like To Color She Likes To Play Dress Up She Is 5 I am Not At All Picky On Toys, She Could Use Hat Gloves Boots/or Shoes Size1 or 2 Clothes Pants Shirts /Sweat Size 10 She Could Use Under Clothes Like Socks Undies She Could Use Beding/Pillows Blankets Etc Hair Products Like Beeds or Bows Any Of These Thing Are Greatly Appreciated It Thank You For Taking Time To Read My Story

Family #142, HUDSON WISH MET!

December 5th, 2019 by

“I’m a single mother of a soon to be 3 year old little boy. His father left, leaving everything to me. I could really use the help with Christmas this year, with his birthday right around the corner. I’m struggling”

Family #143, BEACON WISH MET!

December 5th, 2019 by

“Hello I am a single mother of two daughters. I have been out of work 2 years. I stay with a friend till I can actually get back into work I do not receive any government help I’m hoping to get to work soon and be able to support for my daughters my only other help was my brother who passed away this morning I’m speechless to how and why he has always helped me with everything and he has left us 12-2-2019 6:20 am from heart attack 31 years old now to set up arrangements and holidays approaching we can use so help for Christmas we are appreciate for anything anyone can help for my 2 daughters thank you for listening we appreciate this opportunity weather we are picked for Christmas help or not God bless everyone and Thank You”

Family #146, POUGHKEEPSIE WISH MET!

December 5th, 2019 by

“Hi, normally I wouldn’t do this but this year has been the worst year for my family I’m a single mom of 2 kids, i receive no assistance and I work part time but not enough to cover all the bills on time, I tragically lost my brother this year due to a car accident and it has really taken a toll on us, this Christmas I just want my babies to feel wonderful and special. Thank you and God Bless”

Family #149, WAPPINGERS FALLS WISH MET!

December 5th, 2019 by

“Hello, I’m a single mother of the most amazing three girls. This last 2 years has been one of the hardest years we have been through! My husband/their father left us, and has barely kept in touch…. As if that wasn’t hurtful enough, he was also the main income. I quickly picked up a 2nd job, but even with my 2 part time jobs I didn’t make half of what he did, but for a couple of months my dad was helping us… (but) in October 2018 my dad had a major heart attack and passed away! He was my last family member, now the girls and I really felt alone! So anyway a friend of mine in NY offered me a job making way more… so I took everything I had and the girls and I moved … and it’s been one struggle after another! My girls have seen and been through more this last 2 years then I would want anyone to ever go through. But even with everything wrong that as happening. My girls really stepped up to the plate, my older girls helped so much with taking care of my youngest and the dog! I work as much as I can but we are barely making it. My kids have been through so much and when I asked them what they wanted for Christmas, they said it was ok mommy, I know you don’t have a lot and (the youngest) still believes in Santa so just worry about her. I about broke down and started to cry! They are the most amazing girls in the world. I work as a mover (and) I don’t make much, and I work as much as I can, if there are extra shifts or anything extra to do at work I’ll do it, but some months i don’t even make enough for the bills, now with winter here, this is my slow time of the year.. so now it’s extra hard… Their father was supposed to come for Christmas and just informed me that he won’t be coming anymore! I know there are families in worse positions than us. But my girls have been through so much, too much to write… thank you…”

Family #15, PORT JERVIS WISH MET!

December 5th, 2019 by

“I left an abusive husband in the middle of the night. I didn’t have a choice on what I could bring. I woke the kids up pre-packed as much as I could even hiding stuff outside where he couldn’t find it. Me and my girls got in the car drove to the bank to clean out the accounts even waiting in a parking lot until the bank opened to get every last dime I could. We drove where our money took us. I reached out to the domestic violence shelter where they put us in protective housing, helped file orders of protection and switched the girls school. We were basically in hiding. With the help of these amazing people we are now in a home, I have a job and my children are in school away from this man. Our lives were turned upside down for years but that strength and weakness I showed my girls that few months I hope lasts them a life time. I’ve never been so weak and strong in my life. My girls are happy, healthy and absoultey amazing. I don’t have any money to give them a Christmas. I didnt know that the electric company requires a large deposit which took most of my money. I’m not asking for a hand out. Im asking to make my girls smile, be happy, excited and a holiday free of stress. 2019 sucked it can go down as the worst year of my life but I’ll be darn if 2020 isn’t the healthiest most amazing year yet!”