Parents 4 Pot Holiday Drive...That’s a Wrap - With a Bow!
By, Jill Hitchman-Osborne
Submissions for the Parents 4 Pot holiday drive kept rolling in from all aspects of the cannabis
world. Board members all started wringing our hands. Can we really double the number of families
that we helped last year?
The answer was a resounding, “YES!” We cried out, and the community stepped up big time! Thank
you to everyone that donated! Every single donation mattered. And, we couldn't be more grateful as
an organization to be able to facilitate this.
We would like to share some of the "thank yous" we received, because the gratitude really belongs
From the Lamphier family:
"Just before Christmas, I dug through my closet, pulling out the few things that I had been able to
get for my boys. As I laid them out on my bed, I felt compelled to put faith in your people. I wrapped
up every thing I had gotten for my two boys, and I called a friend who had just told me that she was
not going to be able to do anything for her kids for Christmas. I told her that I was dropping off
some presents for her kids. She broke down on the phone with me. The compassion I gave to my
friend was returned to me tenfold by P4P, and by many giving strangers.
The boxes started arriving from Amazon. The tears were turned to happy tears. What P4P gave to
my children this year was so much more than you can even understand. I was able to feel secure in
knowing that this would be a year they would remember in a positive way. Not a Christmas they
would remember when their Mama was sad.
I sat in my parent's living room on Christmas morning, after they had opened their gifts and I felt
humbled. I can truly say that by giving to another from nothing but pure love, I was given even
bigger love back from the Universe, through YOU!!!! My friend's children had a Christmas they
would have never gotten, and my boys had an incredible Christmas thanks to P4P.”
From the Holt family:
“I just wanted to send a thank you to all of you. This year you did more than sponsor my family. You
gave us a Christmas we will never forget. I can't express what it means to me to be able to give my
kids an amazing Christmas. The love and compassion you organization showed us boost our spirits
and helped restore some of our hope in humanity. I am in awe of the generosity we received. I
included a few pictures of our Christmas. Thank you for surrounding our family with love and
helping us create beautiful memories. Every day with Maddie is precious. Every day we know she is
defying the odds and continuing to do what no one ever thought she would. Live. Cannabis brought
Maddie back to life, and the cannafamily we have gained is bringing me back to life.