Christmas is a time for miracles. This was true last year when a man named John Miracle lived up to his namesake by donating $45,000 to Mimi's House. It's true this year, as well, because an anonymous donor has donated $50,000 to the Wyoming Food for Thought Project.
"This isn't about making us feel good," Ladd stated. "But it does, ya know? To be able to make that child feel special and to feel like they're taken care of, but hopefully also to communicate to the parent or guardian that there's an entire community here that really, truly, cares about them; it does mean a lot to us."
Our mission is the same as in the past – collecting toys and gifts to make sure no Casper child goes without this Christmas – and feeding them well beyond the holidays, with the vital Weekend Food Bags provided through the Wyoming Food for Thought Project.
“As a parent, it means a lot,” she said with tears in her eyes. “You struggle to try and give your kids everything and then, when you can’t give them something on Christmas, it breaks your heart. To be able to have an opportunity to get that, and then you don’t have to feel like a bad parent, it’s amazing. It’s a great feeling.”
Famous make-up artist, YouTube star and new Wyoming resident Jeffree Star has kicked off the holiday season with a large generous donation to Casper's annual 'Stuff the Van' Toy Drive. Jeffree Star's donation is also a challenge to inspire others to give to ensure all those in need are fed and have a great holiday season.