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For ten years now, For a Day-Detroit Chapter has been visiting Camp Quality on the day of their big dance. Volunteers from all over came to help get the kids all dolled up for the royal ball. It just so happened this year that there was a tornado and storm watch during the event so all 68 children and their companions were directed to the basement area to partake in our activities. Click here to read more!
Who looks more forward to our group going to Camp Quality for the last 12 years? It’s really a toss-up between the volunteers or the kids who know that we’re coming! We had 20 girls and 23 boys this year and all of their companions (43) join us in the dining hall. Click here to read more about our visit!
We had 23 girls and 27 boys come to our event in the Lake Ann dining hall where we had professional hair dressers doing beautiful updo’s, braids and the ever popular pink and blue spray for their hair and heads. Click here to read more...
We saw 65 children come through our event this year! Our volunteers once again did an amazing job helping get the kids ready for their end of the week dance/talent show. Click here to read more...
Another successful fashion show concluded on May 3, 2015. It’s hard to believe, but this was our 8th Annual Fashion Show. Many of our models have been in the show since we started the event years ago and it’s been absolutely amazing to watch them grow from adorable timid youngsters learning their way around the runway to stunning, grown, and strong teenagers (and some are even…gasp…adults….Where does the time go?!!) who owned the runway this year. Two of our models, Billie and Stephanie, graduated from our event this year as they celebrated their 21st birthdays! (click to read more)
“Do you want to build a Snowman?” What a fun way to celebrate January and all the snow in Grand Rapids! We brought Olaf to life at DeVos Children’s hospital this afternoon. Click here to read more...
23 children visited
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LOVE the HOLIDAYS! What fun Ashley Floyd, Officer Barb from the East Lansing Police Department, and Cynthia Meteyer from Sparrow Hospital had with the kids on Saturday. We sang “Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer”, decorated sugar cookies (I didn’t know tiny cookies could hold so much sugar-weight!) and made ornaments. Our main location for all this fun was in the playroom but we had a chance to visit a few of the “little elves” in their rooms. In all we laughed and sang with 15 kids, age 6 months to 16 years. Thank you to the East Lansing Police Department for the teddy bears, cars and tattoos and Cindy Meteyer for bringing the delicious sugar cookies.
Royal Tuck In Halloween Edition was a huge success! Aimee Fitzgerald, Ashley Floyd and our amazing escort from Sparrow Hospital Cynthia Meteyer all dressed up to bring some Halloween fun to the pediatric unit at Sparrow Hospital in Lansing. We asked many questions of the 17 kids (and many siblings) ages 6 months to 21 year about their outfits and plans for the fun, candy filled holiday. We gave them books, blankets, bookmarks, candy and fun Halloween toys to celebrate the holiday.
We started to night out with glitter tattoos for the kids which is always a big hit. Tonight we saw 17 patients and their families. The families are always so happy when we are there on their night so they can relax with a facial and just a little attention for a short time. We are so glad to be back after a short summer break.
"Royal Tuck-In" Sparrow Hospital, Lansing, April 24, 2014
By Beth Monicatti Blank-Sparrow Hospital, Tuck-In Coordinator and FADF Advisory Board Member
Thanks to a great group of volunteers—Amy Wozniak, Mark Suszan, Erin and Paula Jenkinson we had a wonderful “Tuck In” last night at Sparrow Hospital in Lansing. Blankets, books, stuffed animals and bright flashy items made the kids smile. Our wonderful leader Cynthia Meteyer from Sparrow Hospital brought us to the rooms of 14 kids, ages 10 days to 17 years.