T.I.P.S. Noon Group Grants a Girl's Christmas Wish

The T.I.P.S. Noon group (or the "Nooners", as they call themselves) was feeling especially generous this past holiday season when they decided to forego throwing themselves a Christmas party, choosing to give back to their community instead. But the Nooners' seasonal goodwill didn't end there.

When one of the group's members heard a friend had recently lost her job, the rest of the Nooners invited her to attend one of their December meetings. They encouraged her to share her past work experience and career aspirations with them so they could refer her for available job openings. Walt Cook, a member of the T.I.P.S. Noon group, shared, "She happened to mention her eight-year-old daughter, who was still sleeping in a toddler bed. She said her daughter had just told her that all she wanted for Christmas was a real bed to sleep in."

A few days later, Walt and the rest of the Nooners paid a visit to Kevin MacGuire, the manager of Sears Outlet, to inquire about purchasing a bed for the young girl. Kevin helped them select one, and even covered a portion of the cost. Jeni Case, another member of the T.I.P.S. Noon group,  and Caseboise Moving Company delivered the bed to its new owner just in time for Christmas.

On Christmas morning, the last gift the young girl opened was a note from Santa that read, "I have one more gift for you. Look for the big, red bow." 

Walt Cook said, "We were all really happy we could do that for our friend and her daughter."