12 Days of delightful surprises based on the 12 Days of Christmas song for children and their families who have lost a parent or close family member.
This year, In12Days begins on December 1 and culminates on December 12. Please follow us on Facebook for the unfolding of events each day and to learn about our expansions to Chicago and San Francisco!
Justianna was still in elementary school when she lost her parents, then her grandmother. Flown overnight to Texas, imagine how she felt as she left Las Vegas.
Then she and her new family began receiving the gift of In12Days
Here is a snippet of conversation she had with the other children on day two, the day after receiving a basket of pears (Partridge in a Pear Tree):
"We're kids. Don't they know we like candy and not pears?!"
As they were discussing who had sent the fruit, the doorbell rang. They opened the door to find a basket overflowing with Dove Chocolates. They thought the mysterious senders had magical powers just like Santa because they knew just what they were thinking at that moment.
"That's why they chose us. They know we don't have our moms and never had our dads and they are making sure we know that they are taking care of us!"
Justianna and her new family will be joining us in paying it forward to other kids across the country this Christmas!
At In12Days, we give families with children who have lost a parent or close family member 12 days of outrageous surprises based loosely on the 12 Days of Christmas song.
The gifts are secretly a Trojan horse that allows us to bring community back into the family's life in a way that is exciting and overwhelmingly fun!
So often, when great tragedy strikes, we are often told that the deep pain within us will never go away, and that we will be imprisoned by it to some degree for the rest of our lives. But In12Days shows each of us that we are all capable of being restored to complete emotional freedom, offering us a blueprint to follow in moving forward towards a better life. Our recipients regain their spirit and become productive members of their community again.
We see the child...and man and woman. We serve them. • We understand that business = integrity • Our charity is never pity, but always a celebration of life • We only produce grace evoking top quality material • We search for simplicity of process • We work from a place of humility • If we don’t enjoy the day, then we don’t have it right.