Internet, this is Melinda.
She's the one on the left, in case you didn't already guess that.
I've known Melinda for a few years now. Maybe four? I'm bad at keeping track of time, but I'm good at keeping track of people who do fantastic things.
Every year Melinda pulls together a rather impressive donation for Christmas Crazy. Every year I think she's the bomb-diggity. This year, however, she took things a bit further. This year Melinda managed to organize a bunch of donations from her moms group.
When I say "a bunch," I mean this many.
(photo via @jdjules)
It's just shy of $2000 worth of toys.
Which means I had to bump the total over in the sidebar by a bit. You should go look at it because you guys have done a pretty darn amazing thing.
The total is going to jump again. If you want to help it, there is still a bit of time. Stop by Anchor & Anvil with a toy (pick me up a vanilla latte while you're there, please), or drop a few pennies in the PayPal bucket by clicking the happy reindeer in the sidebar.
Either way, there are a whole lot of kids who are going to have a merrier Christmas thanks to Melinda and all of the rest of you who make this thing work every year.