WE NEED YOUR HELP. . .
I am a member of a wonderful group called Mended Little Hearts of Dallas. Our goal is to be a support group to the Heart Families in and around the Dallas Metroplex. One of our big projects is Care Bags for the families in the CVICU and 8th Floor at Children's Medical Center in Dallas.
Take a minute and read the following. See if you can put yourself in our shoes for just a minute.....
Imagine finding out that your child has a congenital heart defect. This happens to about 40,000 new families each year. In fact, congenital heart defects are the most common birth defects in the United States.
Children are often sent to another city where a hospital can perform open-heart surgery or other procedures. Parents may have nothing more than the clothes they are wearing and the contents of their wallet or purse with them as they sit by a hospital bedside hoping that their child survives.
Mended Little Hearts provides care bags to let families know that we care and that they are not alone. Families are connected to a caring support network and given educational materials to help them cope.
HOW CAN YOU HELP???
Scott, Emma, and I are in charge of the following items . .
75 Individual Laundry Detergent Packets (You can find these in Target and Walmart in the Travel-size item section) They are only about a dollar a piece. You can skip your daily coffee or pop a few days---right???? :)
75 Laundry Bags---Once again, you can find inexpensive, but effective ones at Dollar Tree!
75---Tide-to-go pens or Shout wipes....(You can find these in Target and Walmart in the travel-size item section)
75---Small boxes of dryer sheets
Walmart or Target Gift Cards or Money for me to purchase the needed items.
Let me tell you from personal experience, you do a lot of laundry in the hospital. These items will be so helpful to these families.
This is one of the projects we are doing as a part of Hope From Emma's Heart Program this year. . .
Thank you for all of your help in the past. I know that our loyal blog supporters will step up and help make these Heart Families' stay in the hospital just a little bit easier.
If you are in the Ada area, feel free to drop off the items to Scott Estes at Citizen's Bank of Ada.
If you are in the Dallas area, I would be glad to arrange to pick up the items.
If you want to mail the items, please email me at: firstname.lastname@example.org and I will send you our address.
We would love to start handing out these care bags in August, so the sooner you can get us the items, the better.
Feel free to share with family, friends, and co-workers. Maybe your business could turn this into a competition and the winning department could get something special.
Thank you again!
Scott, Sarah, and Emma
|How could you say no to this face???|