T’was two nights before Christmas…

and all through my house… presents are scattered, no room for a mouse!!!


HAHA hey everyone! Merry Christmas and GaryEffect Day eve!  Can you believe it’s here already???  I just wanted to make sure, everyone knows, if they want to volunteer to be at the south/east corner of Salter/Stella at 1030hrs tomorrow morning  (monday, December 23, 2013)  sharp please!! It’s going to be a very cold one… dress warm!!  Brrrrrr!

I also just wanted to make sure you all checked this out!!:


2013 - 1172 smiles


What is this??? 

It is 1198 smiles all ready and wrapped to roll in just a few more hours!!!!

HUGE THANKS to everyone who’s donated, attended the fundraiser, promoted the fundraiser and our cause, who’s coming out to volunteer in the morning, and who’s come out in the past, who support us and believing in what we do – doing it on their own, or with us, or just cheering us on!! This experience truly humbles me! You take my breath away!!!

Also I’d like to give a huge special thank u to all my WPS elves who spent endless hours of their own time working diligently to get ALL these presents wrapped and ready to go! The city is so lucky to have u… For those of u that don’t know… My Wps family ( including the wpa )are huge supporters of our cause…These are people with huge huge hearts… Always there to help… Not only in times of crisis, but behind the scenes and volunteering for the Gary effect. When I think of you, my eyes tear. I am truly blessed. The city is lucky to have u. I am lucky to have u. I love u. Xox

Okay everyone… In just 12 hours the party starts!!! I’m ready to rock this…After a nap! haha MERRY CHRISTMAS!!! Be safe! And again, on behalf of all of our recipients…. THANK YOU!!!!



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