Toddy Clause: Grandma Does It All

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At night, Andrea sleeps on a mattress on the floor of her home, staying awake wondering how she will care for her son, daughter, and grandson who all live with her. Andrea has been sick this past year. Paying medical bills has left no room in the budget for a tutor for her son, a seventh-grader who is struggling in several subjects, let alone a computer for him to do his work. The basic necessities are on her wish list: a bed, comforter, pots and pans, a bath rug, and shoes. Her son, 12, also needs the essentials—uniform pants, underwear, socks, and shoes … and like any boy his age, he wants a bike, a bedspread with a basketball theme, and an iPod or MP3 player. Her daughter, a 20-year-old single working mom, needs winter clothes, towels and washcloths, and hopes for an iPod or MP3 player like her brother. Her 2-year-old son needs a child’s bed, learning toys, clothes, and … you guessed it, toy cars and trucks.

If you want to help bring these kids what they need for Christmas, you can either text SACHARLOTTE to 80888 to donate $10 (data and msg rates apply) or purchase items and return them unwrapped to the K 104.7 studios at 1520 South Blvd, Ste 300, Charlotte NC 28203.


Below is the list of necessities for each person in the family, plus a few extra things they want for fun!

Household needs:

  • Bike (12-year-old)
  • Pots & pans
  • MP3 Player
  • Towels/Linens
  • Bathroom curtains and rug
  • Child bed (2-year-old)
  • Toy cars and trucks
  • Learning toys


  • Pants – 34W
  • Shirt – 2XL
  • Shoe – 9.5M

Daughter, 20:

  • Jeans – 22W
  • Shirt – XL
  • Sweatpants/Leggings – 3X
  • Shoe – 9M

Son, 12:

  • Pants – 32/34
  • Shirt – XL Boys
  • Shoes – 11 Adult
  • Coat – XL

Grandson, 2:

  • Clothing – 24 Months
  • Shoes – 7T


Read the other family stories here.

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