Winter Wonderland: The volunteers dress up as elves and eavesdrop on the kids telling Santa what they want, and then we do our best to find a gift that matches. Then we load the kids up with as many toys their little arms can handle!
Our annual Luau event was doubled this year, as we took a party into the Ronald McDonald House of Rochester a week after our Minneapolis visit.
"One little energetic boy couldn’t stop jumping, running, and even tackling things. The same little boy thought it was a better idea for him to paint the nails and face of parents and staff of the house.
We raised $3805 in one night! Thank you, DC!
Firefighters from Engine 16! The Tutu Ladies! Princess Rapunzel! Tinkerbell! Miss Music City, Chloe Hubbard! Miss Parsons, Taylor Bevis! Oh my! Our first party of the year was full of special guests!
"[I] loved the idea of helping a child's life not be defined by their sickness. I think that mission is very important and can't wait to do my part." - Aidan Wren
Our first hospital visit!
We were happy to have two wonderful boys attend our first event. Noah (5) and Corey (2) came to visit with their parents. They chose their capes and masks and then sat down to decorate a picture frame for their superhero picture. Both boys were a joy to interact with for the hour and a half we were there.
Many patients were not able to attend due to being in isolation. Shalese and Melissa, from Child Life, took capes, masks and some frames to 1 girl and 3 boys that we were not able to visit.
A huge thank you to Haylor, Freyer, & Coon and their employees for a generous donation of $1140! As of February 1st, we have raised $1650 towards our $1500 goal. In addition, the employees are generously hosting a supply drive for toys and gifts for our hospital visits. The additional funds we continue to raise will go towards hospital visits and special experiences for families in 2018. Our BIG goal is $3000, so please keep giving! We cannot wait to bring this joy to our next visit!
Click in for our wish list of items! And thank you!
Our incredible local committee worked some real magic to send one of our local kids to a Vikings game. It just so happened it was quite the game to attend - at the last minute, the Vikings made an incredible play and won, sending them to the NFC championship. Better yet, the miracle play was made by our lucky attendee's favorite player and they were only yards away from the thrilling action.
AND THEN...Roger Goodell handed our Viking fan and his brother two tickets to THE SUPER BOWL! We worked it out so the entire family can now attend and we are THRILLED for this experience of a lifetime!
This is what we and our volunteers LOVE to do. For those of you who donate or participate in our For a Day 5K, this is what it's all for and we thank you for providing us the means to jump into opportunities like this.
On Thanksgiving Day, Style Aesthetics in Portland's Pearl District donated over $200 to push over the $1,000 goal! I am so grateful for the community support rallying behind our efforts to help the kids.
Since my birthday is here, too, I'm increasing the goal by $500 more dollars. Your generosity is really making my heart swell. Thanks to each and every one of you who contributes!
You can help the Orlando chapter by directly purchasing the requested supplies through this Amazon Wish List - thank you in advance for being there for the kids! Together we can truly make incredible experiences! Click below to get started (items purchased from this list will be shipped directly to the chapter).