Mother & Daughter Shop for 120 Children on Thanksgiving

Posted on: 9:11 am, December 2, 2013, by

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OREGON — A mother and daughter from Oregon started shopping on Thanksgiving, and all through the night until Friday.

The goal: to buy presents for more than 120 local children in need.

According to KATU, Brenda Bottema said she believes every child should have something to open on Christmas.

Bottema and her daughter, Rochelle, are doing this project in honor of Brenda’s husband, and Rochelle’s father, whose nickname was “Lucky.”

He passed away right before Christmas five years ago. They named their group “Lucky to Serve.”

Bottema told KATU that Lucky would have laughed at them for going out into the chaos of Black Friday and Thanksgiving shopping, but he would have loved making Christmas special for children.

The mother and daughter team spend months working on the project, raising money, finding families in need, researching the cost of toys and making long gift lists.

They were second in line at Toys R Us and spent about an hour filling four shopping carts full of toys and diapers.

The final bill was reported to be $422, which means presents for more than half of the children on their list.

Read more: KATU