US CuddleCot Campaign Initiative

US Cuddle Cot Campaign Initiative

We are humbled and honored to announce our participation in the US CuddleCot Campaign Initiative, a grant writing campaign organized and led by Stories of Babies Born Still (S.O.B.B.S.).

US Cuddle Cot Campaign Initiative

From the Campaign’s Facebook Page:

From the founder of SOBBS and as a mother of a stillborn child thank you so much for taking the time to review the information on the CuddleCot. 

For those not familiar with the unit a CuddleCot is an in room cooling unit that is the size of a small humidifier disguised inside of a Moses basket. Research has proven having a unit available to parents while they are in the hospital encourages families to spend time with their baby. This gift of time allows precious hours for bonding, pictures, plaster molds to be taken and other family members to come and meet the baby before the natural changes that occur in death become more apparent. In addition the baby can now stay in the room with the family the entire hospital stay if the family so desires. While we know this might not be for everyone it does allow families a choice.

Choices become so important very, very important when it seems as if all are taken away and suddenly families go from planning a future to a funeral in the blink of an eye. Every moment spent is a precious gift and as a grieving parent you never know what your heart may need to continue its healing journey weeks, months or even years down the road. Across the board almost all the parents we spoke with wish they would have spent more time with their baby. All the parents who were offered used a CuddleCot are all are very grateful it was available to them. They credit its use as being a solid, healthy way to begin their mourning and grieving journey.”

-Lori Esteve 
SOBBS Founder
Mom of an Angel Creator
Wandering Purgatory Author 
US CuddleCot Campaign Initiator

By partnering with the US CuddleCot Campaign Initiative, Princess Alli Foundation hopes to help secure grants to purchase CuddleCots for Michigan Childrens Centers, in memory of our sweet Allison Ruth.  This Campaign is close to our hearts because access to a CuddleCot when Allison passed would have given us time with her that we were not able to have.  We want to give that gift of time to other families.

To learn more about Flexmort’s CuddleCots click HERE.

To support our CuddleCot Project with a tax deductible donation click HERE. Please put “CuddleCot” in the comments. 

If you are interested in volunteering with Princess Alli Foundation and our CuddleCot Project, or if you are interested in working with us to secure a grant for your hospital or children’s center, please fill out the following form and we will contact you!

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Welcome HURLEY Families to our Care Package Program

Princess Alli Foundation is excited for the opportunity to partner with Hurley Medical Center to provide Toiletry Care Packages to families at their Children’s Hospital!  Our first care package delivery was made on July 9, 2016!

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Generous donations from the communities of Flint and Flushings, including families at Flushings United Methodist Church, have made this expansion possible!

Our goal is to create a sustainable program that will allow us to provide toiletry care packages to families with children at the hospital that may have arrived with little or no personal belongings.  devos

We are in need of the following sample/trial size items for our toiletry bags:

  • Shampoo
  • Conditioner
  • Body Wash or Bar Soap
  • Toothbrushes
  • Toothpaste
  • Dental Floss
  • Deodorant
  • Face/Makeup Wipes
  • Individually Wrapped Laundry Detergent Packets

Please contact us for drop-off locations, or mail to:

Princess Alli Foundation, PO Box 76, Olivet MI  49076

You can also donate towards our Hurley Care Packages via Paypal: www.Paypal.me/PrincessAlli

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THANK YOU! 2016 Art Van Charity Challenge Recap

Thank You! 2016 Art Van Charity Challenge Recap

THANK YOU to our amazing donors, Facebook LIKE-ers and SHARE-ers, and those that offered us prayers and encouragement during the 2016 Charity Challenge!  We were able to raise $1,161 in donations PLUS won an additional $100 in prize money from Art Van over the last 6 weeks for a grand total of $1,261!

These funds will be used to expand our toiletry care package project to Bronson Hospital in Kalamazoo, Hurley Medical Center in Flint, and C.S. Motts in Ann Arbor and will provide almost ONE THOUSAND TOILETRY CARE PACKAGES!

If you were unable to donate during the Challenge but would like to support our Sparrow Food Care Package Project or our Toiletry Care Package Project you can do so on our CrowdRise Page or through Paypal.

HELP US SPREAD THE WORD ABOUT OUR CARE PACKAGE PROJECTS!  LIKE and SHARE our mission with your friends on Facebook!

AGAIN, THANK YOU!  YOU ARE AMAZING!

Princess Alli Foundation

www.PrincessAlliFoundation.org

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June 12, 2016 – Art Van Charity Challenge Update

June 12, 2016 – Art Van Charity Challenge Update

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Hello friends!

There is just over a week left of the 2016 Art Van Charity Challenge and we are just about 50% of the way to our fundraising goal!

THANK YOU to everyone that has donated, LIKED, or SHARED our posts and updates during the challenge.  We appreciate your help spreading the word about the Challenge and our mission to support the families of children with illnesses in memory of our sweet Allison Ruth!

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We have been super busy planning an EXPANSION of our Care Package Project to Hurley Medical Center in Flint (in honor of all of our AMAZING sponsors on the East side of the State!), as well as C.S. Motts Children’s Hospital in Ann Arbor and Bronson Children’s Center in Kalamazoo.

YOUR GENEROUS DONATIONS have made this possible, and we could not thank you enough!

If you haven’t made your donation to o ur Art Van Charity Challenge Fundraiser please do so today! The Challenge ends June 22!

View the newsletter update HERE (and don’t forget to share it with your friends!): http://us13.campaign-archive2.com/?u=f657975d3ae012d95dbf39be5&id=eee6d2753c

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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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To download this press release, click HERE.

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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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