Thursday, June 11, 2009

4th Annual Remembering Emma Grace Donation Drive

Obviously, life took a big turn several weeks ago with Hannah's diagnosis of Friedreich's Ataxia. Thus, I'm late kicking off the annual donation drive. I've received several inquiries about whether I would continue EGF. The answer is YES.....as long as I can. I briefly considered whether I could handle everything (and it may change as Hannah's disease progresses) but then I received 3 phone calls/emails for assistance in a couple days. So, I took it as a sign to keep on keeping on as long as possible.

4th Annual Remembering Emma Grace Donation Drive
Date: June 1 - August 15
Goal: 1187 items & $535 in cash donations


Items needed:


Handmade -

Bereavement gowns in all sizes. Boy gowns without "frills" are in high demand. If possible, a set that includes a blanket and hat is much appreciated.
Memory Boxes - This is a big request and I we only have one donor that makes them regularly.
Blankets, approx 24" x 24", in any baby color - I will match with gowns I already have on hand.

Purchased -

Disposable Cameras
Journals
Votive Candles
Forget-Me-Not seed packets
Mesh baggies for locks of hair
Books on surviving the loss of a child
Mini photo frames
Hand/Foot mold kits
Plastic ziptop bags, gallon & larger - I have plenty of the quart sized baggies.
Postage
Print cartridge - HP Black #92; HP Color #93

As always, a monetary donation is very much appreciated. All donations are tax deductible and I will gladly provide you with a receipt.

To date Emmazing Grace has donated 2560 bereavement and NICU items. We have also helped 22 families with funeral expenses or the purchase of a cemetery monument for their precious angel.

Through all of your heartfelt and generous donations, Emmazing Grace has touched many lives. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for joining our little efforts!!

Just like last year, a prize drawing will be held at the completion of the donation drive.

Please feel free to contact me at info@emmazinggracefoundation.org if you have any questions!

Thanks a million!

Candy

2 comments:

kathy said...

I'LL GET STARTED ON MY BOX RIGHT AWAY. IF YOU EVER NEED HELP WITH ANYTHING YOU KNOW ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS ASK. I KNOW GOD WANTS EGF TO GO FORWARD AND HE WILL GIVE YOU PEOPLE TO HELP YOU SEE TO IT THAT IT DOES.

kate said...

So the best would be to make a gown/hat/blanket set? Is there any particular size which is in more demand than the others?

My summer is crazy & difficult but i hope to make at least one set. I am glad that i have until August though!