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BJ & Jamie's Giving Tree 2014- Help a Family




 
 
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BJ & Jamie are hosting the 8th annual Giving Tree!

This year, the BJ & Jamie morning show, along with generous Alice listeners are helping 20 families who are having a tough time making ends meet this holiday season. Read below to see the stories of the families that need our help this holiday season. If you'd like to adopt a family, simply fill out the form below. 

Please fill out the form on the BOTTOM of this page to brighten one family’s holiday.
We ask that you are able to support the family that you choose 100% if you are matched.


*Note to families who want to donate- this is not a tax detuctable donation. We also request that each child you are giving to gets a minimum of $100 in gifts.

Please buy and bring WRAPPED and LABELED gifts to the
Alice Studio no later than Monday, December 15th.

Alice Studio
4700 S. Syracuse Street, Suite #1050
Denver, CO 80237



 
Family #1: Stilwell Family
Children's names and ages: Aiden-9, Colin-7, Ashton-3
Specific toy requests for each child: Aiden- Minecraft stuff, books, remote controlled car, bike. Colin- Minecraft Stuff, Art supplies, Bike, Tablet with games. Ashton- Cars, tricycle, Lego Duplos, nerf guns
Children's shoe sizes: Aiden- Boys/mens size 5 Colin- Boys size 3 Ashton- Toddler size 12
Children's clothing sizes: Aiden- Boys Large Shirts, size 12 husky jeans/pants Colin- Boys medium shirts, size 8 slim jeans Ashton- Size 4t & 5t pants and shirts
Children's favorite colors: Aiden- Blue Colin- Orange Ashton- Green
Children's favorite movies/TV shows/cartoon characters/hobbies: Adventure time, Doc McStuffins, Mickey Mouse Clubhouse, Star Wars, Marvel Heros
Your 50 word story:My husband was laid off and just got his job back a few weeks ago. We are trying to catch up all our bills so nothing gets shut off but we barely have enough. We will not have any extra money for Christmas this year for our sons. They are amazing little boys who deserve so much more than we can give them. It just seems like everytime we start to get ahead, something happens to pull us all back down. My husbands Grandfather died a couple weeks after my husband was laid off and we had no way to travel to oklahoma to go to the funeral and now his sister has cancer and we can't afford to go visit. We are heartbroken that we cannot afford to have christmas or visit our family this holiday season. We don't ask for much, we live a very boring life in a tiny town. I just want my sons to have a good Christmas. Please help us!!
In picture: This is our Family <3


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Family #2: Busick Family
Children's names and ages: Santina 11, Lane 6, Seneca 3
Specific toy requests for each child: Santina-science related objects (microscope, lenses, test tubes), Lane-pokemon, super heros, Seneca-Doc McStuffins mobile doctor office
Children's shoe sizes: Santina 4, Lane 11, Seneca 9 or 10
Children's clothing sizes: Santina- Lg 10-12, Lane- Medium 6-7, Seneca 4T
Children's favorite colors: Santina-blue, Lane-green, Seneca-pink
Children's favorite movies/TV shows/cartoon characters/hobbies:Santina-reading,science, dinosaurs, Lane-Super Hero Squad, Pokemom, Seneca-Doc McStuffins, Minnie Mouse, Sofia the First, and Paw patrol
Your 50 word story:  Living with husbands family, husband struggling with job creating an income. I'm working, but it's very part time.
In photo:  This is our family on game day.


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Family #3: Casillas Family
Children's names and ages: Nicholas 8, Jose 5, Maya 2
Specific toy requests for each child: Nicholas Art/Craft stuff, Jose Cars especially construction type vehicles, Maya anything from Frozen
Children's shoe sizes: Nicholas 4.5, Jose 13, Maya 9
Children's clothing sizes: Nicholas size 10 shirts and pants, Jose 6 Shirts and pant, Maya 3T or 4T
Children's favorite colors: Nicholas red, Jose blue, Maya pink and purple.
Children's favorite movies/TV shows/cartoon characters/hobbies: Nicholas Adventure time, Regular show and anything paranormal. Jose likes How to train your Dragon and Scooby Doo. Maya loves Frozen especially Elsa and Sophia the First.
Your 50 word story: We are struggling due to my husband unable to work and me the only income and I have to bring outside help when I'm at work because he cannot care for the kids due to deteriorating health problems. Our rent was just raised and every time we turn around and think we are catching up something else on the car needs to be fixed asap. We just can't catch up let alone get ahead.
In photo: From left to right. Maya, Jose, Nicholas. Goofing around at a free day at the Childrens Museum Denver.


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Family #4: Diles Family
Children's names and ages: Nyleema age 1
Specific toy requests for each child: Learning toys 
Children's shoe sizes: Infant 3
Children's clothing sizes: 2T
Children's favorite colors: Pink
Children's favorite movies/TV shows/cartoon characters/hobbies: Loves things that light up!
Your 50 word story:My brother has been living in his car for about a year now trying to provide for his daughter assuring she is warm in a home with food, clothes NO concern about himself. He works 2 jobs about 12 hour days but just dont make enough to survive he could truly use a smile this year just for him without worrying about making sure everyone else is ok. He is such a harder worker and tries with all of him to keep moving forward.
In photo: This is my Brother and his family that he loves so very much and works so hard to provide for.


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Family #5: Metzger Family
Children's names and ages: Theodor Easton 1.5
Specific toy requests for each child: Toy cars,trains,music, and art
Children's shoe sizes: 7
Children's clothing sizes: 2T
Children's favorite colors: All colors!
Children's favorite movies/TV shows/cartoon characters/hobbies: Whinnie the poo, music,art,super heros,and cars.
Your 50 word story: Gabby Metzger is twenty years old and has a son almost two years old. Her husband Jon Easton is nineteen and working hard in the oil feilds to pay for food and bills. Recently Jon was notified that he was being let go from his job. Now Gabby and Jon are strugling to buy food and pay the bills. My name is Keating Metzger. Gabby is my sister. I am eleven and I love Gabby, Jon, and Theodor very much. They need help with Cristmas so they can pay the bills and buy food. 
In photo:  This is my sister, brother in law, and my nephew. They are great parents and people. I love them vary much.


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Family #6: Hagar Family
Children's names and ages: Jaedon - 5 almost 6
Specific toy requests for each child: Legos
Children's shoe sizes: 11 and a half in kids
Children's clothing sizes: Pants- 5t, shirt- 6, underwear- 5
Children's favorite colors: black and orange
Children's favorite movies/TV shows/cartoon characters/hobbies: TMNT, also he loves building legos.
Your 50 word story: My husband and I are getting a divorce and my son and I are moving back in with my father. I had enough money set aside for a few cheap toys and a few things of clothes for Christmas but the divorce came at a wrong time and I need the money to move all my and my sons stuff to my fathers house. 
In photo: This is my son and me at the park eating free lunch this past summer.


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Family #7: Wade Family
Children's names and ages: Abrianna 11, Alyssa 7, Adrian 9, Dominic 7
Specific toy requests for each child: Skateboards.
Children's shoe sizes: Girls 3 & 12, Boys 2 & 1
Children's clothing sizes: Girls 12 & 7, Boys 10 & 8
Children's favorite colors: Abrianna - Turquoise, Alyssa - Pink, Adrian - Red, Dominic - Red
Children's favorite movies/TV shows/cartoon characters/hobbies:  Abrianna - Pretty Little Liars, Ballet | Alyssa - Anything Disney, Ballet | Adrian - Disney Kickin-it, Soccer | Dominic - Disney Kickin-it, Football
Your 50 word story: I am writing you to ask your consideration of assistance this holiday season.  My husband recently lost his job and quite frankly, we have no money to purchase Christmas gifts for our children this year. He has applied for unemployment, but the claim is still pending.  He has also applied for the food assistance program food and that is also pending.  While he is dedicated to searching for full time employment, he has been unsuccessful.  However, this week he has been blessed with a daily temporary position for less than half his normal pay. All I want is them to have a Merry Christmas this year.  They deserve to get something this year from "Santa" and I would like to make sure it happens.   
In photo: Kids were being silly, trying to make us smile so they took all these selfies on our phone.


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Family #8: Fierek Family
Children's names and ages: Emmilia-10, Paul-6, Jake-4, Sophia-2 1/2
Specific toy requests for each child: Emmilia- monster high dolls, barnies, horses girl stuff. | Paul- super hero stuff, batman. | Jake- spiderman and all avengers, ninja turtles. | Sophia- hello kitty, Minnie mouse, sesame street.
Children's shoe sizes: Emmilia- 5, Paul- 12, Jake- 10, Sophia- 5/6
Children's clothing sizes: Emmilia- 10/12, Paul- 7, Jake- 6, Sophia- 2t/3t
Children's favorite colors: Emmilia- purple, Paul- blue, Jake- green, Sophia- hot pink
Children's favorite movies/TV shows/cartoon characters/hobbies: Emmilia- monster high little house in the Prairie. | Paul- batman shows and movies. Transformers. | Jake- all Disney movies. | Sophia- all Disney movies. The Lion king.
Your 50 word story: We are really having a hard time this christmas we just cannot get a head. We are having trouble making ends meet and would really like for my kids to have a christmas.  Any help will be appreciated. 
In photo: They went to the park to have a family day.


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Family  #9: Amarosa Family
Children's names and ages: Fabian age 11, Amethyst age 9, Chrystyna age 6, Gabriella age 4
Specific toy requests for each child: Fabian any minecraft stuff, xbox 360 games | Amethyst any wii games, monster high stuff | Chrystyna anything Frozen, little pet shops | Gabriella any thing Ariel or Frozen
Children's shoe sizes: Fabian size mens 9, Amethyst girls 4 or women 5 1/2, Chrystyna girls size 1, Gabriella size 10 
Children's clothing sizes: Fabian Shirts 14-16, pants 16 | Amethyst Shirts 14-16, pants 14 | Chrystyna shirts 7-8, pants 7 | Gabriella shirts 6, pants 5
Children's favorite colors: Fabian purple & black, Amethyst baby blue & Purple, Chrystyna blue & green, Gabriella Pink & Purple
Children's favorite movies/TV shows/cartoon characters/hobbies: Fabian pokemon,minecraft, science and building stuff | Amethyst frozen, monster high, computers | Chrystyna frozen,tinkerbell,tablets | Gabriella Little Mermaid, frozen, princess, doc Mcstuffins, Princess sofia, computer
Your 50 word story: We have had a very hard year. We have moved alot in our lives and thought we were finally somewhere to stay then in July the landlord decided to sell the house so we had to move unexpectedly and have struggled to get back on our feet ever since. We are constantly fighting disconnect notices and I can't figure out how to pull of Christmas this year. Any help would be GREATLY appreciated!!
In photo: This picture was taken when we got Family pictures taken with my Husbands side of the family

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Family #10: Garcia Family
Children's names and ages: Destiny 13, Daniel 5, Gabriel 3, and Andrew 6months
Specific toy requests for each child: Destiny - makeup and nails stuff- she likes to take pictures and loves art. Daniel/Gabriel- teenage mutant ninja turtles. Andrew- teething toys he is a baby not very particular.
Children's shoe sizes: Destiny-8 1/2. Daniel- 12. Gabriel- 11. Andrew 18 months.
Children's clothing sizes: Destiny- Juniors 2. Daniel- 7. Gabriel- 6. Andrew-18 months.
Children's favorite colors: Destiny- purple and black. Daniel- red and blue. Gabriel- orange and green. Andrew- blue and green. 
Children's favorite movies/TV shows/cartoon characters/hobbies: Destiny- she likes vampire movies and singing shows. Daniel- spiderman. Gabriel- ninja turtles. 
Your 50 word story: This family has been through a lot. Their son Andrew was born in June and he was born with a deformed skull. At 3 months old they had to perform surgery to fix his skull. The surgery was not a success at 1st. He ended up with pneumonia and they were in the hospital for 11 days. Because of this they missed work and are struggling to make ends meet. I hope you can help this family have a christmas this year.
In photo: Right after baby Andrew was born the family went to the mall to get the picture done.


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Family #11: Wiliams Family
Children's names and ages: Tanya 7 ,Zoey 7, Kala 6, Anora 4
Specific toy requests for each child: big ferbe and clothes, eletronic diary any clothes, ever big doll, and clothes, learning toys and clothes.
Children's shoe sizes: 13, 12, 10, 9
Children's clothing sizes: 7, 7, 6, 4
Children's favorite colors: pink, red, purple, pink
Children's favorite movies/TV shows/cartoon characters/hobbies: Doc Mcstuffins, Curious George
Your 50 word story: Tanya has two kids of own and because her sister is having some trouble she took on her 2 kids aswell. Her and her husband have two jobs each and still can't make ends meet.  This is a great, giving, family who go to church every sunday, even the kids! God is very important in thier lives and gifts for this family would be a God send so please help if you can.  These kids need to have a nice Christmas. Thank you Alice 105.9  for taking the time do this for families, God bless.
In photo: This was around Halloween at a free pumpkin patch since we haven't been able to have one professionally done.


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Family #12: Doan Family
Children's names and ages: Riley - 9, Devin - 4
Specific toy requests for each child: Riley - Legos, anything soccer. Devin - transformers, legos.
Children's shoe sizes: Riley - 12 | Devin - 8
Children's clothing sizes: Riley - 10 | Devin - 5/6
Children's favorite colors: Riley - Green | Devin - Blue/orange
Children's favorite movies/TV shows/cartoon characters/hobbies: Riley -Lego movie, soccer, mine craft | Devin - power rangers, transformers 
Your 50 word story: I'm a single mom of two amazing boys.  Their father is not involved in anyway, so I gladly work two jobs to try and make ends meet.  I am also a part-time student. Christmas is always a hard time of the year financially, any help is appreciated. 
In photo: My two awesome boys cheesing for the camera!


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Family #13: Castillo Family
Children's names and ages: Jersey - girl 5yr old, Lincoln - boy 2 yr old
Specific toy requests for each child: Barbie anything for the girl, Batman anything for the boy
Children's shoe sizes: Jersey 11, Lincoln 8
Children's clothing sizes: Jersey - 5t, Lincoln 3t
Children's favorite colors: Jersey - pink, Lincoln - red
Children's favorite movies/TV shows/cartoon characters/hobbies: Jersey - Princess Sofia, Lincoln - Mickey Mouse Club
Your 50 word story: Parent is a single Mom, working full time.  She is always helping everyone at work but her wages are taken up with essential needs and rent. A family of extra big hearts, with a small wallet.
In photo: One calm day just having fun.


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Family #14: Helaine Family
Children's names and ages: Matthieu 10, Ethan 8 (almost 9)
Specific toy requests for each child: Matthieu - Minecraft | Ethan - trucks | Both boys - Legos
Children's shoe sizes: Unknown
Children's clothing sizes: Matthieu 10/12, Ethan 8. Matthieu needs clothes more than Ethan. He only has a few pairs of pants and a few sweatshirts. Matthieu is not into sports. Ethan LOVES the Broncos. 
Children's favorite colors: Matthieu - blue, Ethan - no favorite color
Children's favorite movies/TV shows/cartoon characters/hobbies: Star Wars
Your 50 word story: We moved to Centennial in June to get the boys into better schools. Ethan has dyslexia, ADHD, CAPD, and apraxia of speech. His previous teachers did not think he was capable of reading or writing, but he proved them wrong! The last several months have been incredibly rewarding, but also difficult. I have neurological issues, spine problems, and cardiac issues (to name a few). I just had surgery in October and will have another operation Dec. 22. The boys have been incredibly concerned about me. I am worried about money right now with missing work in October and December. I don't qualify for disability coverage through my employer and I don't get FMLA. The boys help around the house, help with grocery shopping, and help me get in and out of the car. They have more empathy than most adults show. I am blessed to be their mom. I hope that you can help me give them the kind of Christmas they deserve. 
In photo: This picture is just of the boys on their first day of school. They love one another and have a good friendship. 


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Family #15: Jones Family
Children's names and ages: Kyle-11, Jaydin-6
Specific toy requests for each child: Anything Ninja turtles and Broncos Jaydin is a huge Broncos fan.
Children's shoe sizes: 4 boys and 13 
Children's clothing sizes: 11/12, 6
Children's favorite colors: Kyle- red, Jaydin- orange and blue
Children's favorite movies/TV shows/cartoon characters/hobbies: Ninja Turtles, Paw Patrol, Into the Storm
Your 50 word story: Nicoles husband was killed in the summer by a drunk driver since then she has had to move in with family and works part time.
In photo: This is 1 of 2 family pictures they had. They had of the boys together but not the 4. 


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Family #16: Howell & Romero Family
Children's names and ages: Aaliyah-4
Specific toy requests for each child: Baby dolls, stuffed cats/dogs, barbies, monster high dolls
Children's shoe sizes: Toddler - size 8
Children's clothing sizes: 4T-5T
Children's favorite colors: Pink
Children's favorite movies/TV shows/cartoon characters/hobbies: monster high, disney princesses
Your 50 word story: Dad has extreme anxiety and just started seeing a therapist, Mom just lost her job.  They currently are living with my brother. They were hoping to move before the holidays to their own place but it just seems that they keep running into obstacles.  I try to help as best as I can.  We were hoping to move together.
In photo: Brandon is on the far left, Bobbie is on the far right and Aaliyah is the little one in pink



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Family #17: Adams Family
Children's names and ages: Willow 12, Myleigh 4
Specific toy requests for each child: Myleigh; monster high dolls, flutter by, baby alive,elsa and auna (Frozen Barbie dolls), Doc McStuffins care cart.  Willow; ear buds/headphones, boom speaker
Children's shoe sizes: Willow is very tall wears womens size 9, Myleigh size 12
Children's clothing sizes: Willow;shirt size jr“s small to med; pants size 1,  Myleigh; size 6
Children's favorite colors: Myleigh; blue, pink, purple. Willow; blue, green, purple, red, black
Children's favorite movies/TV shows/cartoon characters/hobbies: Myleigh; Doc McStuffins, Monster High, Dispicable Me.  Willow; cookie monster, minecraft music-sublime,afroman dirty heads
Your 50 word story: I am a single mom with two small children at home. I have been a stay at home mom for 5 yrs. My husband is an abusive alcoholic and as of August 2014 we are no longer together. He abandoned us for his alcohol. I am having a hard time trying to find employment and I am living off of $500 a month. I am trying very hard to get on my feet and provide for my family but it has been very difficult. I hate asking for help but with out it I don't know what else to do. I have been selling my personal belongings so I can pay my bills. Myleigh is so excited about Christmas this year and it just breaks my heart every time she trys to guess what Santa is going to bring her this year. Thank you for considering our family with your generosity.
In photo: Left to right, Willow, Myleigh, Julie at the Aquarium.



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Family #18: Rivera Family
Children's names and ages: Felix Jr., 10 | Gabriel, 5 | Jaycilyn, 20 months
Specific toy requests for each child: Felix: Advanced Warfare for Xbox 360 | Gabriel: Wireless Xbox 360 game controller | Jaycilyn: Learning tablet
Children's shoe sizes: Felix: Mens size 9 1/2. Gabriel boys size 2. Jaycilyn toddler size 7
Children's clothing sizes: Felix: Men's L shirts, pants 38x29. Gabriel boys size M (8). Jaycilyn size 24M or 2T
Children's favorite colors: Felix and Gabriel like red and blue. Jaycilyn likes anything girly: pink, purple, etc
Children's favorite movies/TV shows/cartoon characters/hobbies: The boys love Minecraft, Call of Duty Black Ops, WWE, they enjoy music and they both LOVE Baseball!!! Jaycilyn loves baby dolls, music.
Your 50 word story: My husband had a stroke last November, which resulted in other health issues being found and being under doctor's care, was let go from his job in March.  We are really struggling to provide a good Christmas for our kids this year. We'd appreciate the help. Thanks!
In photo: After my husband suffered a stroke 11/13/13, I decided we couldn't wait to take family pics after our Daughter was born so about 3 weeks after, a friend of mine met us last minute to take our first professional family picture. Not knowing what the future held and looking toward a heart procedure, we wanted to be sure we had family pics done. Our family is the most important to us and I know that my husband, Felix, has guilt everyday that he can't provide for us like he would want to having only a partial income from him. Since he lost his job all insurance benefits now come out of my salary, which has lowered our monthly income all on it's own. Thanks for taking the time to view our story!


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Family #19: Ramos Family
Children's names and ages: Josiah 8, John 6, Jay 5 
Specific toy requests for each child: Josiah ( Scooter) Jay (Leap pad) John (Leap Pad)
Children's shoe sizes: Josiah size 2 1/2, John 11, Jay 12 1/2
Children's clothing sizes: Josiah 8-10, John 6, Jay 7 
Children's favorite colors: Blue , black and Green. 
Children's favorite movies/TV shows/cartoon characters/hobbies: All 3 boys love spongebob , The Denver Broncos, outdoor activities , skateboarding, bike riding , skate parks , watching movies. 
Your 50 word story: I am the single mother of 3 amazing loving boys. I work full time right now  but with this last year being one of the toughest years I am unable to afford gifts for my children , my oldest son has high functioning autism and the state program who helps with supplemental income took all children off until the age of 12, our car recently broke down so we are relying alot other people and friends. Since I started working full time the state no longer considers us as low income so food also has been a big issue. I am trying my hardest to make my kids happy this year for Christmas and staying as positive as I can on this whole situation and to one day hopefully get on my feet to be able to do the same for a hard working mother and her kids would be my wish. Thank you so much for taking the time to read this email and even considering us! Love Monique, Josiah , John and Jay. 
In photo: In the photo Myself John and Josiah , Jay was running around somewhere else ;)

 
 


Family #20: Serrano Family
Children's names and ages: Abby 9, Hayden 4
Specific toy requests for each child: Skates -Abby, cars- Jayden
Children's shoe sizes: Abby-3, Jayden-9
Children's clothing sizes: Abby-10, Jayden-4
Children's favorite colors: Abby pink and purple. Jayden blue.
Children's favorite movies/TV shows/cartoon characters/hobbies: Abby - any Disney princess, Jayden - super mario, paw patrol
Your 50 word story: Family of four, we just lost one if our cars due to a wreck. Father isn't working many hours and with all the bills we have we can't get much for our kids and we would just like them to have the good Christmas we wish to give.

In photo: Any chance we get when there it's snow we like to go play in the snow even if its only 10 degrees out side lol!
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