Collier County, Florida
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What is your all-time favorite Christmas movie? Here are some idea starters:

  1. White Christmas
  2. The Bishop’s Wife
  3. A Christmas Carol
  4. Elf
  5. A Charlie Brown Christmas
  6. A Christmas Story
  7. How the Grinch Stole Christmas
  8. Miracle on 34th Street
  9. It’s a Wonderful Life
  10. The Polar Express

BuzzFeed published “ The Anatomy of Every Made-For-TV Christmas Movie” The author suggests every Christmas Movie has one of three elements out of twelve. Of those listed, we noticed a pattern in our office favorites.

Seems our favorite theme from Joanna Borns’ list is:
Someone Straight Up Is Santa Claus
Despite a moderate amount of skepticism from the protagonist, you discover that some regular dude is the real Santa Claus. And everyone's like "Whaaaaaaat?"

To set the Christmas stage, Hollywood almost always takes our deepest human fears, such as:

  • being unemployed, 
  • a single Mom trying to make ends meet, 
  • an overworked Dad who misses the human connection, 
  • living with overwhelming sadness, 
  • a life-changing accident, 
  • a longing for companionship/fellowship, 
  • having unrealized God-given ability.

And then, finish with the Miracle of Christmas!

Today, on #GivingTuesday we all have a chance to join Team #FightForGood and be someone’s 2017 Christmas Miracle FOR REAL

“Pay it Forward” (sticking with the movie theme) TODAY with a gift of your time, talent and/or treasure, to The Salvation Army – an organization that has been blessed by God to champion all of these themes 365 days of the year for more than 150 years.

Ways you can help to “Pay it Forward”
in Collier County, Florida on #Giving Tuesday, November 28, 2017:

  • Sign up to leave a gift under the tree here:
  • Sign up to ring a bell here:
  • To donate to The Salvation Army Naples Regional Coordinate:

OR simply tell two friends via YOUR Facebook, Twitter or Instagram account or by sharing this email TODAY! 

We just ask you share them with a link from above or tag pictures with one of our social accounts listed at the bottom.

Merry Christmas to ALL! 

Majors Dan and Francina Proctor
P.S. Your $100 gift will make a kid happy again!

Anyone donating $100+ VIA this link , on #GivingTuesday 2017, will be mailed a collectible 2017 Red Kettle Pass pin, while supplies last!

Social Marketing Tip:
When you want to let Facebook or Twitter robots know that you want to tag someone in your copy use the @ sign in front of their name, as you type suggested people/pages will appear, select the one that fits.

Tags will alert the person or organization know you are talking to and about them.

Twitter: @GivingTues
Facebook: @GivingTuesday

Twitter: @SalArmyNaples
Facebook: @SalvationArmyNaples

Twitter: @SalArmyFla
Facebook: @TheSalvationAmryFloridaDivision

Twitter & Facebook: @SalArmySouth

Twitter: @SalArmyUS
Facebook: @SalvationArmyUSA

Twitter & Facebook: @SalArmyEDS (if post is IRMA related or shows their logo)

Your online voice is vital to our success on #GivingTuesday!

Let’s make the concept of telling (and helping) two friends work for us all.

Thanking you in advance! Martin & Robin
For LOCAL updates and news connect with us here:
 If you have any questions about how you can help this Christmas contact:

Martin de St. Pierre
Director of Development, (239) 210-4013

Robin Wendell
Donor Services/Cultivation Manager, (239) 210-4006