Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Real Life.

This is a comment on social media from Alec's grandfather, after a tough loss in his basketball game the same day we delivered the hats, gloves and socks. 

What an amazing gift.

Our favorite day...

Your donations are helping 172 families and 452 children this year. It's been a beautiful and emotional day, looking back over the 9 years since this little charity began and realizing next year we'll be missing our giant. We are so grateful! Thank you all, who have donated and shared in his vision, influenced his life, and each one of ours.

2013 Totals!

He had a lofty goal of 500 of each for his last year before his LDS Mission....
So close!

Hats - 410 (record)
Gloves - 418 (record)
Socks - 627

Coats - 37
Scarves - 7
Boots - 2

Sunday, December 1, 2013

The kids passing out fliers in the cold!

Monday, November 18, 2013

Here we go 2013...9 Years Strong!

For the Warmth of the Children” 2013

It’s been 9 remarkable years! Please join me in helping the kid's right in our own neighborhoods. The title one schools that will benefit this year from your donations are Oquirrh, Majestic, Columbia, Heartland, Westvale and Riverside.

We are currently asking for donations of new or gently used Hats and Gloves and NEW Socks only.

Thank you so much and remember:
“Never will you feel better about yourself, until you forget about yourself.”


*We will collect until December 9th

Thursday, December 20, 2012

from start to finish...

This year we actually got to be a part of putting things together after we had dropped off our donation. We went through a list of each child and put together care packages for their Christmas morning. We also got to be a part of handing them to the families as they picked them up.

This is the first year seeing these donations go from your hands, to ours, to the school and then finally, to the families. It has been one of greatest parts of this entire journey.

You are making a difference.
We have seen it.
It is real.
Thank you.

Sunday, December 2, 2012

2012 Drop Off!

Our favorite part!

Saturday, December 1, 2012

2012 Grand Totals!

263 Hats *record
328 Gloves *record
563 Socks 

36 Scarves
34 Coats
3 blankets
1 snow pant

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

rally: to come together for a common action or effort

Such an amazing night with the Young Women from the Country Park 9th ward. They rallied behind me and collected hats, gloves and socks from their neighbors.
Just this small group raised 63 pair of gloves, 36 hats and 157 pair of socks!!
I got to talk to them about service and rallying around those who need it. They did both of these things for me and the children in our school district.
Thank you ladies!

Sunday, October 28, 2012

2012 Information...

~8th Annual~

“For the Warmth of the Children” 2012
It’s been 8 remarkable years!

This year again, they will be given to the children within our own Jordan School District along with those in our surrounding area.

Let's make as many kids warm as we can!!!

We are currently asking for donations of new or gently used Hats and Gloves and NEW Socks only.
Thank you so much and remember:“Never will you feel better about yourself, until you forget about yourself.”


Drop off location – Alec Johnson’s home or just give to Alec
*We will collect until November 30th

And Deliver December 3rd*

Friday, December 23, 2011

Grand Totals 2011

257 Hats
321 Gloves
793 Pairs of Socks (Not a typo!)

26 Coats
29 Scarves
10 Underwear
14 Blankets
8 Pairs of handwarmers
2 Warm Pajamas
3 Pairs of Boots

We know that we could not have gathered so many of these items this year without the help of Mountain America. Thank you again to MACU and to KUTV 2 News and the Pay it Forward Program.

2011 Drop Off!!

The Principal and parent advocate, Evelyn Sadler, were so thankful and excited for all the donations this year!

Friday, December 16, 2011

getting to work...

Alec has had an AMAZING few weeks as he's worked on FTWOTC.
His interview went terrific with Channel 2 news for the 'Pay it Forward' segment. Sterling Nielson and Mountain America gave him such a wonderful surprise that allowed him to go and shop for the children he loves to help. He is usually the one asking, but this year he got to go find some great deals and buy what he felt was needed most. I had fun watching him get excited and make sure we were speding the money very wisely!:)

We are amazed at the people who have responded by e-mail and phone calls to the news story they saw. So many of you have donated more than ever and made this a record breaking year for this small charity.

Thank you for feeling how important this is to Alec.

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

A little thank you

Hey everybody this is Alec and I can't tell you how excited I am for this year's donations! So last Sunday my family passed out fliers and sent emails out to start off For The Warmth Of The Children 2011 and THREE days later I got a very big surprise... Channel 2 News came to my house and interviewed me about the charity I do! It was an amazing experience and I was able to share with them what we do for the charity and shared some of the experiences that have happened. (It will be showing tomorrow, Nov 30, on Channel 2 News at 10 p.m.) And near the end of the interview I was given one of the most generous donations we've ever been given by Mountain America. I recieved 500 dollars to help buy hats, gloves, socks, and coats for the charity! This is such a HUGE blessing and I am so grateful that we were able to recieve that to help the kids that need it! I also wanted to share, personally, how much it means to me that people such as you, who maybe are experiencing trials of your own, donate to this cause and how incredible it is to witness such little service help SO MANY LIVES. The stories over the years and the lives touched couldn't have happened without you guys spreading the word and doing all you can do to help! There's hundreds and hundreds that have done so much for this charity over the years and I wish I could name all the names off that have helped, but I want everybody to know that I love and appreciate each one of you! Thanks for everything you do! And remember.. never will you feel better about yourself, until you forget about yourself. Have a wonderful holiday season!

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

It's getting cold out!!

~7th Annual~
“For the Warmth of the Children” 2011

It’s been 7 years!! It’s only getting better!!
This year again, we have decided to donate to the children within our own Jordan School District. I love helping my neighbors, close to home.

We are currently asking for donations of new or gently used Hats and Gloves and NEW Socks only.

Thank you and remember:
“Never will you feel better about yourself, until you forget about yourself.”


Drop off location – Johnson home

*We will collect until DECEMBER 16th*

Contact Information:
Alec Johnson 801-566-7694
Robyn Johnson 801-706-7694

Monday, August 15, 2011

A Talk on Service!

This was such a great experience! Alec was asked to speak at West Ridge Academy. This is a school that helps struggling teenagers and their families. A friend in our neighborhood asked if Alec would talk at a devotional on his FTWOTC fundraiser. When she introduced Alec, she told of how when she first moved in to our neighborhood with her son and his wife, they had told her about a boy who did this service project. Then she explained how when she saw how young this boy was, she was so impressed and amazed! She thought it was wonderful that a young man would care enough about others at a time in his life when it may be much cooler to care only about himself. She thought he would be able to help these young boys know how service can make even a teenagers life so much more full!!