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Holiday gift of caring and sharing
With all of the Black Friday shopping madness it is easy to forget about the Holiday gift of sharing and caring.
A pair of Oregon 'sale door busters' are hoping to find the right gifts for complete strangers.
Together, mother and daughter go over their shopping list for one hundred twenty children in need.
"We believe every child should have a gift to open on Christmas morning."
For the children and in honor of Rochelle's dad and Brenda's husband, nicknamed "lucky," who died five years ago, right before Christmas.
"Oh, I know he's smiling down on us. He's happy."
Happy, not because they sped through Thanksgiving dinner in forty five minutes.
Not because they're joining in the chaos of what is now black "Thursday."
But because they spend months planning, making spreadsheets, and trying to get as many gifts for as many kids as possible.
"And we try to give every family a game, to pull the family together."
Four carts full. It gets the attention of other shoppers.
"Last year we had people in line around us give us money to buy toys ha ha! Yeah."
And Brenda and Rochelle know "lucky" would have made fun of their Thanksgiving shopping spree.
But he would have been first in line to deliver the toys to each family.
It's all about the kids and he was always about serving others.
And for him to know we're doing this for kids. He'd be excited.
Brenda and Rochelle have hit at least six stores today. They're going to go home to unload and then come back out for Fred Meyer's sale at 4am and Kmart at 6am.
The next step is dividing up the more than five hundred presents and wrapping them in time for Christmas.