Sugar Plum Fairies

There’s no question that 2020 was a difficult year for so many. We were so excited to finish the year on a high note with our first annual Sugar Plum Fairies Initiative which brought the magic of Christmas to families all over the West Valley. On October 20th the HOT board approved the initiative and in less than 8 weeks we were delivering gifts. It was certainly a whirlwind and we couldn’t have done it without the generosity of our HOT family – who were all quick to donate their time and money to this initiative.

The process started with nominations where 15 school administrators and teachers submitted stories for over 30 families. Our vetting committee read each of the nominations and determined the families that were chosen.

While nominations were coming in, the presents, stockings, and gift basket teams were starting to come together. Volunteers formed small, COVID-friendly teams to purchase gifts for the family they selected; some groups went above and beyond and adopted two families for the season. Each child received a plethora of gifts, including clothes, shoes, toys, and a special Christmas dress up outfit. The Stockings team made a personalized stocking for each child and the Gift Baskets team created a Christmas Eve basket for each family. After all the gifts were purchased, the Gift Wrapping team organized the huge effort to get everything wrapped and ready for delivery.

Gifts were delivered directly to the families and children with the help of the school administrators and teachers that nominated the selected families. During the deliveries, the children were encouraged to open their first gift, which included their dress up clothes for the Christmas season. Families were then presented with their Christmas Eve basket, a $200 grocery gift card, and the rest of the presents to be opened on Christmas. It was a magical experience to see the kid’s eyes light up when they saw the boxes and boxes of presents.

Thank you again to all of the donations from the corporations and individuals in the West Valley who made this initiative possible. Due to their donations we were able to increase the initial budget of 6 families to 17 and increase the grocery gift cards from $100 per family to $200 per family. And thank you to the volunteers who donated their time to make this initiative a success – check out the bottom of this page for a full list of donors and volunteers. All of the pictures from this initiative have been posted to our Facebook page.

Together we are making a difference!

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Donations

Elisabeth Woosley
Peggy Moloney
Beth & Wendy McGee
Jill & Tim Whalen
Susan Leahey
Carol Kinney
Vicky & Sully Sullivan
John Remington
Karen Milhous
Christine Imhof
Paula Dennis & Nan Kivi
Sterling Shelton
Stephanie & John Fox
Dobrusin Financial
DMB
Palo Verde Pools
Kenall Lighting
Dreamhome Catchers
PostNet
Seaca Packaging
Cindy Adair
Marissa Rawson
Michelle & Ray Himmelberg
Mariliss Erickson
Rob & Sharon Meissner
Sharon & William Wefring
Jeanette & Todd Hill
Debbie Moore
Mavis McLynn
Donna & John Walker
Keith Nelson & Debi Maki
Dee Benyi & Janie Tomaro
Rebekah Walker
Kit & Dave Mahnke
Barb Corless
Deb Geiger
Laurie & Lee Schutze
Cindi Ventura
Linda Mullen-Winer
Paula Moore
Carolyn Miller
Kim & Gary Gudex
Cecilia Seabury
Rebecca Salisbury
Shirley Pirko
Nancy & Dennis Goettsch
Barb Paulson
Pamela Dannenmann
Carol Quinet
Doris Rhodes
Lorene Palmer
Nancy Uhler
Rose Stamps Proper
MS Match-Woosley,Maloney
Ron Jones
Mike and Cheryl Hobbs
Kathryn Gimelli
Jacqueline Johnson
Commencement Bay Corrugated
Linda & Bert Eaton
Eileen & Jim Brisbine
Linda Bearden
Kathleen Slocum
Paula Dennis
Patti Vander Ploegg
Becca Simon

Volunteers

STOCKINGS

Nancy Prentiss
Alexandra Molloy
Austin Molloy
Anna Masini
Colleen Mellon
Elsa Molloy
James Molloy
Jill Brogdan
Jill Schenewark
Jodi VanCampen
Leo Masini
Lisa Barett
Pebble Creek Quilters Club
Susy Aleman

CHRISTMAS EVE BASKETS

Linda Norvel-King
Carol Quinet
Deanna Popowcer
Denise Litzinger
Kathleen Slocum
Mary Parucki
Monica Rutherford
Paula Dennis
Susan Leahey
Vicki Sullivan

GIFT WRAPPING

Debbie Langton
Anna Masini
Arlene Pluth
Barb Corless
Beth McGee
Carol Kinney
Cindy Shields
Cindy Yackowski
Danielle Knowles
Denise Carter
Denise Litzinger
Donna Walker
Elsa Molloy
Gina Schmitz
Julie Peterson
Julie Thrasher
Katherine Winter
Kim Gudex
Kimberly Mathews
Kris Condy
Krista Warner
Leo Masini
Linda Eaton
Lisa Paulson
Liz Warriner
Lori DeWolfe
Luanne McCarthy
Mary Parucki
Mary Scieszinski
Nancy Prentiss
Nancy Kapp
Pamela Dannenmann
Robyn Nordham
Sarah Oster
Shirley Pirko
Susan Leahey
Susette Wolfe
Susy Aleman
Tammy Pearson

PRESENTS – TEAM BROWN

Pam Brown
Gloria Fora
Jan Haley
Jill Clark
June Miller
Lynne Heathers
Marcia Galloway
Marylou Avery
Patti Engelhardt
Sheryll Schuster

PRESENTS – TEAM FUNK

Mary Funk
Betty Lynn
Denise Carter
Jill Torres
Julie Fischer
Martha Peterson
Rosie Tronner
Susette Wolfe

PRESENTS – TEAM JACKSON

Jessica Jackson
Linda Jackson
Pamala Garland
Paul Hackenbrack

PRESENTS – TEAM MAHNKE

Kit Mahnke
Cindy Yackowski
Jill Whalen
Mary Sommerfeld
Mavis McLynn
Yolanda Loar

PRESENTS – TEAM MOORE

Debbie Moore
Barb Corless
Brittany Patten
Janet Ciapponi
Lori DeWolfe
Wendy McGee

PRESENTS – TEAM MOTT

Laura Mott
Becca Simon
Cheryl Hobbs
Krista Warner
Sam Mott

PRESENTS – TEAM PRUSINSKI

Kathryn Prusinski
Chris Schellinger
Danielle Knowles
Liz Warriner
Jeannine Grayson

PRESENTS – TEAM SCHWARTZ

Stephanie Schwartz
Barbara Caine
Betty Norcorss
Cindy O’kelly
Gail Jones
Karin Wilson
Kathy Berrens
Kelly Tronnier
Laura Swami
Laurie Dunagan
Lisa Paulson

PRESENTS – TEAM SWAN REHAB

Michelle Whalen
Edie Fiorito
Jessica Fairburn
Krendi Ford
Nakeya Johnson
Sarah Colquitt
Sarah McDonnell
Tessa Hunt
Tori Bacher

PRESENTS – TEAM WALKER

Donna Walker
Betty Moore
Claudia Bredow
Jessica Landrum
Joanne Pence
LaRea Weikert
Shari Noble

PRESENTS – TEAM WALKER

Rebekah Walker
April Schilling
Justine Lightfoot
Tara Drew

PRESENTS – TEAM WEFRING

Sharon Wefring
Andie Goff
Andie Sellers
Betsy Bolton
Chris O’Hearn
Eileen Brenin
Janet Tumminelli
Kathy Goswitz

PRESENTS – TEAM WILSON

Sam Wilson
Brittany Wise
DeAnn Vedder
Elise Strickland
Gina Schmitz
Sara Mahoney
Tracy Feniak

ADMIN

Becca Simon
Beth McGee
Dean Schwartz
Laurie Carlson
Shelley Hornback
Wendy McGee