"This year we have more requests from parents who are in need of toys for their children for the holidays, than any previous year we've seen. You can make a child's wish come true!" 

MONMOUTH COUNTY, NJ: This year, there is a surge in local families needing assistance to purchase holiday gifts for their children. As many in the community are running around shopping, attending parties and have a full refrigerator of food to come home to, sadly many in our community are struggling just to feed their families.  Coconuts Kids Fit Foundation, the non-profit arm of I AM Fitness and Camp Coconuts, with their Project Mrs. Claus, is helping nearly 200 families in need. Would you like to help? Give yourself the best gift this Holiday Season!  Give a gift to a child in-need! It's very easy. You can be matched with a particular child's wish gift or gift randomly. YOU can make a real difference. To gift a child, you can email coachd@campcoconuts.com or call 732-856-9473 and leave a message with your contact information. 

Below is more information from Coach D. (Deana) Owner of Camp Coconuts, Founder of Coconuts Kids Fit Foundation: 

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Season's Greetings & Happy Holidays!

Each year, we fill Christmas lists of those who are experiencing challenges. We have many families from right here in our backyard of Monmouth County who wrote letters to Santa looking to fulfill the wishes of their children, or children that they know. The requests are mainly for toys as one might expect, however there are requests for clothing and life essentials too.

To us, this is a great way to allow our children to learn and experience giving first hand. I see this as an opportunity to teach by example, and I know how rewarding of an experience this can be.  I do this yearly with my children, Salvatore & Gia, and I get choked up when they read a Christmas list and really consider what color jacket, or style of clothing the child on their list might like. It's more beautiful than words can explain.

I know you are all busy. So, all I ask is that if you have time, please lend a hand.  Last year together, we were able to fill 180 Christmas wish lists. It was a tremendous undertaking and there is no way we could have achieved this without the wonderful community effort

So, this holiday season our goal is to fulfill 200 Christmas wish lists! 

Here's how it works:

You can fill a Dear Santa letter, one wish, or make a small donation. If you would like to choose a child's letter, we can scan a couple and email them to you for you to read, or give you an individual wish to fill. We will do our best to match up your children with letters from kids of their own age, so they can fully embrace the task, and feel they really contributed to the cause. Once you have your wish request, simply take your Coconut and shop for the gift, wrap it, mark it with your letter number & gift letter, and drop off your gift donation at I AM Fitness (205 Harmony Road Middletown, NJ 07748) by Tuesday, December 17th, 2019.

If you choose to make a financial pledge, our team will use the donation to fill wish requests and do the wrapping!

Kids learn what they live. So, we hope you see this as great way to show your children how to have compassion for others who may be less fortunate themselves. 

Please join us in giving the gift of Joy and hope to children and parents this year!

Coach D.

Coconuts Kid Fit Foundation  205 Harmony Road, Middletown, NJ 07748