Here is how you can help.
Contact your local Children’s Hospital and ask them what they are in need of. You will find that most need simple things like
- soft stuffed animals (must be new),
- stacking toy,
- card games, etc.
What can you make?
While my son was in the hospital, we made
- notecards with envelopes,
- covered small notepads and journals, and we even made
- “Care Packages”. Unless you have ever been without basic essentials you don’t know how wonderful something like this could be.
- toothbrush and toothpaste (donated by our pediatric dentist),
- travel size soap,
- and comb.
My son was given a gorgeous quilt to keep him warm – even during the hot Texas summer. A childhood cancer survivor made these quilts for all of the children when they were admitted to cancer floor. He also received a large amount of stuffed animals, drawing materials including markers, crayons, pencils, sketch books, etc. (he was a talented young artist), and while he was in PICU he was given a Knot Fleece Blanket.
Would you rather just make a donation?
If you would rather have your efforts go to Childhood Cancer Research then please consider making a donation through Chili’s. I remember just a few days after we buried our son, we were sitting at Chili’s and noticed all of the “Create-A-Pepper” pictures hanging. I had never given it much notice in years before, but this time I did notice. It has always been one of my favorite places to eat, but now it is our #1 choice when eating out.
|Chili’s® Grill & Bar needs your help to donate $50 million in 10 years to support the lifesaving work of St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. Throughout the Create-A-Pepper to Fight Childhood Cancer campaign, guests at Chili's locations nationwide and in Puerto Rico can support St. Jude through several in-restaurant, digital and interactive promotions. To make a donation, just click on the Chili’s logo or for additional information about the campaign, please visit www.createapepper.com.|
Give a Child Hope challenge
- I want you to do something for children fighting cancer. I have given you several ideas from purchasing items that are needed at your local children’s hospital (cancer floor); to making handmade items; to making a monetary donation.. Whatever you do, it must be strictly for the children (and their families) that are fighting cancer.
- Blog about what you have done – not to brag, but to raise awareness.
- Come back here and link up your blog post. Don’t have a blog? Then link up with Flickr or just simply send me an email and I will link up your donation.
- I have enlisted a few blog friends and we are gathering some handmade items to share with one person from the link list.Prize info HERE
- You will have until September 30, 2011 midnight CST to upload your item to the link list.
- Winner will be chosen by Random.org on October 1, 2011 and announced right here on my blog
- Anyone can participate but prizes will only be shipped to US and Canadian addresses.