After her youngest child left home and went off to college, Carla Bahr of Maple Grove knew it was time for her to make a change too. “About five years ago I was searching for something to do as far as helping those in need,” she says.
We can all remember specific thank you gifts we may have received from others. But we also can remember times when we’ve selected a special gift as a thank you to a woman who has been important in our lives—a girlfriend, a neighbor, a friend, a colleague.
Every year around this time, it seems parents are rushing around “like chickens with their heads cut off,” searching high and low, online and in stores, for the hot holiday toys.