2016 Sparrow Children’s Miracle Network Telethon

We were proud to volunteer at the 2016 Sparrow Children’s Miracle Network Telethon, which was held on June 3rd and 4th at the Sparrow Professional Building in Lansing, MI.  This was our 2nd year being a part of the Telethon!

Here are a few pictures from the event:

2016 Sparrow Children's Miracle Network Telethon
A view of the stage from the Live audience!
2016 Sparrow Children's Miracle Network Telethon
Sparty was excited to learn about our Care Package Project! Go Green!
2016 Sparrow Children's Miracle Network Telethon
It was an honor to meet Sparrow’s CEO, Mr. Dennis Swan, at the Telethon!
2016 Sparrow Children's Miracle Network Telethon
We were thrilled to be interviewed about our Care Package Project during the Telethon, and just as excited to be able to sneak an extra delivery in to our PICU friends!

The Telethon was a huge success, raising over $868,000 for Sparrow’s Children Center!  Great work everyone!

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Press Release: 2016 Art Van Charity Challenge

May 18, 2016 

PRINCESS ALLI FOUNDATION JOINS THE 2016 ART VAN CHARITY CHARITY CHALLENGE 4 ON CROWDRISE

Help Princess Alli Foundation win $100,000 by donating to its CrowdRise campaign  Olivet, MI – Princess Alli Foundation has joined the 2016 Art Van Charity Challenge, a fundraising competition on CrowdRise, the largest crowdfunding platform for good. For the third year in a row, Art Van Furniture is sponsoring a CrowdRise Challenge and is donating over $300,000 in prize money to organizations supporting children, health and human services in Michigan, Ohio, Indiana and Illinois. Princess Alli Foundation has joined the Challenge on CrowdRise in hopes of raising money to support its hospital care package project and make expansion to other Michigan children’s centers possible.

Says Melanie Russcher, Founder & CEO of Princess Alli Foundation: “We are thrilled to be a part of the Charity Challenge this year to help us raise funds for our programs and also because of the opportunity to spread the word about our mission to support families.

The 2016 Art Van Charity Challenge launches on CrowdRise on May 18th at 12pm ET and runs through June 22nd at 1:59:59pm ET. The team that raises the most during the Challenge wins $100,000 and 2nd-10th place prizes can win $1,500-$50,000. Weekly Bonus Challenges enable charities to win up to another $75,000.  CrowdRise Challenges are innovative fundraising competitions for charitable organizations designed to build capacity, create massive engagement and leverage, and use the power of the crowd to provide new meaningful funding streams for organizations in every sector.  To help Princess Alli Foundation win the 2016 Art Van Charity Challenge head to https://www.crowdrise.com/princessallifoundation

ABOUT PRINCESS ALLI FOUNDATION Princess Alli Foundation is a 501(c)(3) public charity that was founded in April 2015 to support the families of children with illnesses in memory of Allison Ruth Russcher. Since first beginning its Care Package Project in 2015, the Olivet, MI based nonprofit has provided more than 2,500 food and toiletry care packages to pediatric families at Sparrow Hospital and Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital. Funds raised during the Art Van Charity Challenge will help expand its Care Package Project to other Michigan hospitals.

ABOUT ART VAN FURNITURE Art Van Furniture is the Midwest’s largest furniture retailer and America’s largest independent furniture retailer. The company operates 100 stores throughout Michigan, Illinois, Ohio, and Indiana, including freestanding Art Van PureSleep mattress stores, Art Van Flooring stores, and Art Van Furniture franchise locations as well as a full service e-commerce website. Founded in 1959, the company is family-owned and headquartered in Warren, Michigan. Visit artvan.com for more information.

ABOUT CROWDRISE CrowdRise is the world’s largest and fastest growing online platform dedicated exclusively to charitable fundraising. CrowdRise is used by millions of individuals, tens of thousands of charities, hundreds of companies and many of the most famous artists and athletes in the world to creatively leverage their resources and networks to unlock the power of the crowd and raise hundreds of millions of dollars to support positive social missions.  Founded by actor Edward Norton, film producer Shauna Robertson and Robert and Jeffrey Wolfe, CrowdRise has conceived, implemented and powered campaigns that have raised over $250 million to date. For more information, visit CrowdRise.com.

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MUMC – Missions Cafe

THANK YOU! To the Youth and Congregation of Marshall United Methodist Church in Marshall, MI!
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This past Sunday the Youth Group opened their “Mission Cafe” and offered snacks and drinks by donation with the proceeds benefiting Princess Alli Foundation!  Their efforts not only raised enough funds to purchase our first Holiday Care Package Sponsorship, but also provide more than three weeks of food and toiletry care packages to Sparrow Health System!
 
In addition to fundraising, the Junior High Youth made “Busy Bags” full of kids activities for our inpatient friends. 
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Thank you for helping us support the families of children with illnesses! 
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2016 Holiday Care Package Project

We are excited to announce the launch of our 2016 Holiday Care Package Project!

2016 Care Package Flyer

Our 2015 Project was a huge success, and we are excited for the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of families this holiday season as well!

We are looking for sponsors for 11 days of care packages ($100 for a full sponsorship, or $50 for a half sponsorship).  We are also looking for crafters to make and donate small gifts for the caregivers to help make the holidays more comfortable for them.

Please click HERE for more information.

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Happy Anniversary Princess Alli Foundation

Happy Anniversary Princess Alli Foundation

After Alli passed away in January 2015 we knew that we needed to find a way to honor her memory and help other families that were fighting for their sick children. It was one year ago this week that I presented the idea of a memorial foundation for our sweet daughter to a small group of friends and family, and we set in motion plans to begin bringing care packages to Sparrow Health System just a couple of short weeks later.

We are quickly approaching the first week of May and the anniversary of that first delivery and plan to celebrate it with the delivery of our 2,500th care package! I can hardly believe how much of an impact we have been able to have in just a year!

THANK YOU to all of you that have donated towards our care package project, our start-up fund, or our holiday campaign! THANK YOU to the crafters, the post forwarders, the FB likers, and the prayer warriors! We couldn’t have done any of this without you! Thank you for helping us build Allison’s legacy!

Happy Anniversary Princess Alli Foundation! Here’s to an exciting 2nd Year!

‪#‎forAlli‬ ‪#‎LegacyofLove‬ ‪#‎PrincessAlliFoundation‬ ‪#‎carepackages‬

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2016 Art Van Furniture Charity Challenge

We are very excited to announce that Princess Alli Foundation has been selected to be a part of the 2016 Art Van Furniture Charity Challenge and will have the opportunity to win cash prizes for our care package project, including a $100,000 grand prize!

2016 Art Van Furniture Charity Challenge

The challenge begins in May. For now, we are looking for people that are passionate about what we do to join our team as Fundraisers! By reaching out to your personal network on our behalf you can help support or mission of helping inpatient families.

To sign up please visit https://www.crowdrise.com/princess-alli-foundation-artvan20… and click “Fundraise for this campaign”

Or click here for more information:https://docs.google.com/…/1CFaffwrbTVwubsQhwEhJETXDt2…/edit…

We’ll post more information as we get closer to the challenge! Thanks friends!

‪#‎charitychallenge‬ ‪#‎carepackages‬ ‪#‎forAlli‬ ‪#‎LegacyofLove‬

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Happy Birthday Princess Alli!

Happy Birthday Princess Alli!

Happy Birthday Princess Alli!

On March 12, 2014 we welcomed the most amazing little girl into the world.  Allison Ruth was the perfect mix of sweet and sassy.  She loved people.  She taught us so much about life and unconditional love.

Since we formed the Princess Alli Foundation in May of last year we have provided 2,170 care packages to families at Sparrow Hospital and Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital in honor of our sweet girl.

Please help us celebrate Alli’s 2nd birthday with a $2 tax deductible donation towards our care package project.

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Happy Birthday Princess Alli!

Or, give a gift of any amount: paypal.me/princessalli

Thank you for your continued love and support,

Alli’s Mom

 

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December 2015 Updates

Happy New Year!  Here are our December 2015 Updates!

Our 2015 Holiday Care Package Campaign was an amazing success!  Over the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays we were able to provide 440 care packages to inpatient families at Sparrow Hospital.

December 2015 Updates
Our Delivery Crew!
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Thanksgiving Care Package Ready to Go!
December 2015 Updates
We were excited to have WLNS interview us on Thanksgiving!

December 2015 Updates

Our care packages provided soups and pastas, cookies, muffins, bars, treats and more to ensure families did not need to miss a meal while their child was inpatient.  Handmade prayer shawls, slippers and coffee kozees were generously donated to help make their stay more comfortable.December 2015 UpdatesDecember 2015 UpdatesDecember 2015 Updates

THANK YOU to our amazing holiday sponsors and crafters for helping us bring the holidays to the hospital.

Please stay tuned for information on how you can be a holiday sponsor in 2016!

DeVos Update:  

Thanks to your generous support we have been able to purchase enough toiletry supplies to begin bringing care packages to families at Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital in Grand Rapids in January! 

Stay tuned for details on our Dough for DeVos Pizza Fundraiser, which we will be launching in early January to help support this project in 2016! 

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY: If you are interested in sharing our fundraiser with your work or other group please contact us for more information!

November 2015 UpdatesThank you for helping to spread the word about the Princess Alli Foundation!

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