Monday, December 7, 2009

3rd Annual Santa's Little Helpers...DECEMBER 19th

Last year...time to collect for this year!

The last 2 years we have had an incredible response, we went from filling stockings the first year to filling gift bags last year. But it is all because of the overwhelming love and respect each of you have for our Gabi. Every Christmas since she has passed we have collected items to give to the children in the PICU at Children's Mercy. The way we see it, Children's Mercy gave us so such love, hope, and encouragement, during the most awful moments in our lives. That was the last place we held our daughter, the last place we hugged and kissed her. Although it is bittersweet to go to Children's Mercy, the fact is that is the last place she was and we want to give back. Now we can't do this on our own, so that is why I ask each year for your help.

Think of some of your best memories as a child, especially those memories of Christmas. How many of you spent it in the PICU, I hope none of you! These kids don't deserve to be in the hosptial at what is suppose to be such a magical time of year. So we like to spread a little cheer and hoilday spirit. And even if it only takes them away for a second to bring a smile to faces, that is all we wish for! Donations could be anything from coloring books and crayons, games, lip gloss, hot wheels, dolls, booties, hair bows, arts and crafts...we never know the ages of the children, but it can range from newborn to 17 years old..variety is what we go for. I usually buy out the dollar spot at Target. Or if you'd rather just send a buck or 2 that works too! We only have 2 weeks to collect items, so anything and everything is GREATLY appreciated!

Our little angel is counting on us to represent her well but we need your help. Thank you and God Bless!!!