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Very few of us can even remember a time when we didn't get what we wanted for Christmas. However, for many children, particularly foster children,

Very few of us can even remember a time when we didn’t get what we wanted for Christmas. However, for many children, particularly foster children, this simply isn’t the case. Now, one woman from Albany, N.Y., has set out to change this bleak reality for numerous kids. Amanda Zara has taken it upon herself to set up sponsorships so this underserved group can receive gifts, this holiday.

“It’s any impact or any inference I can make, even in just one life, it would mean the world to me,” she told ABC News 10. “We created a T-shirt. It’s a T-shirt campaign. One T-shirt bought is one child sponsored.”

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Through a co-branded partnership with the Berkshire Farm Center, which specializes in helping children in need, customers can purchase a T-shirt for $25, and, of course, larger donations are accepted.

“For many of us, it’s a very happy time of year with friends and family, but for foster children it’s the worst time of year, because it’s a remembrance of what they don’t have,” Julie Brennan of Berkshire Farm Center told ABC News 10.

“Friends and family, and even people that would never necessarily donate, I think they like the feeling of giving to something greater than themselves and really being able to make an impact, especially right here in our own backyard,” Zara said.

As of last week, Zara’s efforts has sold about 71 T-shirts.

To make the most of this Giving Tuesday and get in on the action,  click here  to purchase a T-shirt or donate to this great cause.

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