Spirit of Giving: TWG Play Santa for Irish-American Family

In the spirit of giving, The Wild Geese community has adopted an Irish-American family from the Aisling Irish Community Center in metro New York. The family that we have chosen consists of a 13-year-old girl, an 11-year-old boy, and a 9-year-old boy, and mother and father.

The 13-year-old girl is a size small-medium.
The 11-year-old boy is a size 12.
The 9-year-old boy is a size 7-8.
The mother is a size medium.
The father is a size XL.

We invite our fellow members to purchase an age-appropriate toy or clothing for the kids and a gift for mom and Dad, so that each member of the family can experience a truly blessed (and somewhat Irish) Christmas.  When you purchase an item, please write it in the comments section so others will know what has been acquired. We will update the blog with the item stating if it is clothing or a toy. Please mail your gift unwrapped by December 14th to, noting the child or parent it is intended for:

GAR Media / The Wild Geese
Attn: Wild Geese Santa
38-11 Ditmars Blvd, #193
Astoria NY 11105-1803

We will assemble a few local members of 'The Flock' to wrap and present the gifts to the staff at Aisling just prior to Christmas Day.

Go raibh míle maith agaibh for partaking in the giving spirit of the season. WG

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Comment by Nollaig 2016 on December 4, 2013 at 4:26pm

TARA the Game 

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Comment by Nollaig 2016 on December 7, 2013 at 3:08pm
Oliver has kindly donated a gift certificate for his goodies, read about them below
The Butcher's Fancy prides itself in the preparation of homemade meats: sausages, rashers, pudding, boiling bacon, Irish hams, corned spare ribs and old-fashioned barrel corned beef.  The store bakes pastries, such as shepherd's pie, steak-and-kidney pie, steak-and-mushroom pie, chicken pot pie, Scottish meat pies, Cornish pastries and sausage rolls.


Meat Showcase
A view of our showcase.

Proprietor Oliver Charles relies upon 30+ years of experience in the butcher trade.  He has refined his craft at several businesses throughout Ireland and New York City. 

http://www.butchersfancy.com/id1.html Check them out the next time you're in Yonkers NY.

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Comment by Nollaig 2016 on December 7, 2013 at 3:11pm

A Box of goodies from NY Yankees! Yay

Comment by Gerry Regan on December 7, 2013 at 9:42pm

A Mets fan growing up, I'm rethinking my loyalties in the face of this generous gesture.

Comment by Ryan O'Rourke on December 10, 2013 at 3:38pm

This lovely pair of women's hand-knit Aran gloves on its way for the wife / mother!

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Comment by Nollaig 2016 on December 10, 2013 at 3:45pm

Thank you Ryan and Kelly, a beautiful gift

Comment by Julianne Ní Chonchobhair on December 10, 2013 at 5:31pm

Heights Kids have kindly donated toys for the three kids. We're delighted to have them onboard for our Spirit of Giving initiative! Heights Kids have some wonderful toys for children of all ages which can be bought in store or online.Thank you to Darek and the heights Kids team!!

Do pay them a visit!

http://www.heightskids.com / 93 Pineapple Walk, Brooklyn, New York 11201

Comment by Ryan O'Rourke on December 10, 2013 at 5:40pm

Well done, Heights Kids!

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Comment by Nollaig 2016 on December 10, 2013 at 6:30pm

Our sincere thanks to Mary and Tom Heneghan of TARA GIFT SHOPPE in Buffalo NY for their gift of hats for the children.

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Comment by Nollaig 2016 on December 11, 2013 at 1:31pm

Thanks to the Team at Shamrock Nation for fulfillment of some clothing items for the Family.  Visit THE WEBSITE HERE.


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