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NICU Throwback Monday

A little #throwbackMonday to our Sparrow Hospital days with Allison. This particular visit was about a week long after a scary CPR event at home. Over the course of the week I was able to leave our hospital room just a handful of times – a couple of quick showers, a couple of runs down the hall for coffee or pop from the machine, and a few chance meals from the cafeteria when a Child Life volunteer was able to sit with Alli. The rest of the time I relied on a few snacks brought up by friends and the two “light meal” trays a day provided by the hospital to get by. That’s […]

Happy 3rd Anniversary Princess Alli Foundation!

Happy 3rd Anniversary Princess Alli Foundation! Three years ago we made our first care package delivery to Sparrow Hospital in Lansing. This year we are fast approaching 9,000 bags and have sent care packages to families at seven hospitals! THANK YOU for all of your support over these past 2 years! We are so very grateful for your support!

Happy Birthday Armando!

Happy Birthday Armando! In January, Melanie’s dear friend Armando hosted a birthday fundraiser to support Princess Alli Foundation and three other nonprofits benefitting children with craniofacial defects.  Armando’s fundraiser was a huge success – he raised $560!! We wanted to do something special with our portion of the funds he raised, so we are sending 60 of our toiletry care packages to families currently at Medical City Children’s Hospital, where Armando received treatment for Treacher Collins Syndrome as a child. We are so excited to send these boxes out!  Not only are they our first two TEXAS boxes, but they are our first two OUT OF STATE boxes! THANK YOU […]

Giving Opportunity – GrantStation

We have the opportunity to purchase an annual subscription to GrantStation for $99 ($600 off!)! This offer is available to us through TechSoup next week only! GrantStation is a resource for nonprofits that provides a searchable database of potential donors, as well as grant writing and planning tools, that would allow us to work on acquiring long term funding for our projects. If you would like to partner with us by donating towards the purchase of this subscription we would greatly appreciate it! Your help will allow us to make this purchase without diverting funds from our care package project. To make a tax-deductible donation: www.paypal.me/princessalli   Thank you for helping […]

Happy 2nd Anniversary Princess Alli Foundation

Happy 2nd Anniversary Princess Alli Foundation! It’s hard to believe that it has been 2 years since we delivered our first care packages to Sparrow! This coming week, we will be delivering our 5100th!! THANK YOU for all of your support over these past 2 years! We couldn’t have done this without you! <3 Support our mission: paypal.me/princessalli   #PrincessAlliFoundation #LegacyofLove #carepackageproject #nonprofitSparrow Health System Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital Bronson Methodist Hospital Hurley Medical Center #NICU

Family Bible Church Junior High Service Project

On Tuesday, September 27 the Junior High Youth from Family Bible Church in Marshall, MI helped pack food and toiletry care packages for our Hospital Care Package Project! In 1/2 hour, this amazing group of teens packed 160 food care packages to bring to Sparrow Hospital, and 180 toiletry care packages for Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital, Bronson Children’s Hospital, and Hurley Medical Center! Each food care package contains a bottle of water, a granola bar, a pack of crackers or rice crispy treat, and of course chocolate!  The toiletry care packages provide a wide range of personal hygiene products including shampoo, conditioner, soap, deodorant, lotion, a toothbrush and toothpaste.  To […]

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

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 […]

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 […]

PRESS RELEASE: Princess Alli Foundation to deliver 160 care packages to Sparrow Hospital this Thanksgiving

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Princess Alli Foundation to deliver 160 care packages to Sparrow Hospital this Thanksgiving Lansing, MI – Princess Alli Foundation will be providing care packages to 160 pediatric families at Sparrow Hospital in Lansing, MI this Thanksgiving weekend. Each care package will provide much-needed food and toiletry items to caregivers, which typically includes one or both of the parents of the patient, to ensure their basic nutrition and hygiene needs are met. Says Melanie Russcher, Founder and CEO of Princess Alli Foundation: “It is not uncommon for caregivers to remain at the bedside of their child for the duration of their hospital stay, more often than not missing […]