2nd Annual Holiday Care Package Project

This past week we wrapped up our 2nd Annual Holiday Care Package Project with a Christmas Eve delivery to Sparrow Hospital in Lansing, MI, and a Christmas Eve Eve toiletry delivery to Bronson Methodist Hospital in Kalamazoo, MI!

2nd Annual Holiday Care Package Project

This year we were able to provide another 440 food care packages, 150 toiletry packages, and additional food items to Michigan children’s hospitals.  We are so very humbled by the generous support this project has received again this year!  We are also very grateful for our friends at Michigan State University and the Upward Bound program for helping us pack all of our holiday bags!

THANK YOU to those of you that donated to, spread the word about, or prayed for our foundation and our care package projects!  We look forward to partnering with you again in 2017!

Happy New Year!

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3000th Care Package

 

It’s a HUGE DAY at Princess Alli Foundation! Today we delivered our 3000th Care Package!

We are completely humbled by the amount of support we have received for our Care Package Project, and so so very thankful! We truly couldn’t have hit this milestone without each and every one of you coming along side us!

Here’s to 3000 more!

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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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(c) Copyright 2016 Princess Alli Foundation

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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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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 meals. We are happy to partner with the community to ensure these families are taken care of this holiday season.” Sponsors for this year’s event include Meijer of Charlotte, MI, Katranji Hand Clinic of East Lansing, MI, and Flushing United Methodist Church of Flushing, MI.

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 May, the Olivet, MI based nonprofit has provided more than 1,100 food and toiletry care packages to pediatric families at Sparrow Hospital. It is currently raising funds to expand its services to the families of Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital in Grand Rapids, MI by early 2016.

You can find out more information at PrincessAlliFoundation.org

Address:              Princess Alli Foundation, PO Box 76, Olivet, MI 49076

Tel: 616-405-6121

Email: princessallifoundation@gmail.com

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Download a copy of this release HERE.

 

Copyright 2015 Princess Alli Foundation

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November 2015 Updates

Hello friends!  Here are our November 2015 Updates.

  • We delivered our 1000th care package to Sparrow Hospital on October 21!  We were so excited to hit this milestone, and so very thankful for your help <3  Here’s to the next 1000!
  • Holiday Care Package Campaign Update!  We are excited to have 11 days sponsored – four days over Thanksgiving weekend and 7 days leading up to Christmas week!  We have been busy shopping to get everything ready for Thanksgiving!  Thank you soo much for your help!

November 2015 Updates

  • We will be wrapping up our Yankee Candle fundraiser at the end of November!  The Yankee Candle Company will give the Princess Alli Foundation 40% of all sales through our fundraiser!   Get more information HERE.

November 2015 Updates

  • Our online Origami Owl jewelry party is also wrapping up this month!  If you haven’t placed your order yet please be sure to do so by November 30!  The proceeds from your purchase will be generously donated back to the Princess Alli Foundation!  Check out our Facebook Page for more information.

November 2015 Updates

  • This month we will continue working on grants that will make us eligible for corporate sponsorships.  If your company includes services supporting local families and children in their corporate giving programs please let us know how we can apply!
  • DeVos Update:  We are excited to be working on details for our DeVos Care Package Project, which we hope to begin early 2016!  Stay tuned for details on our Dough for DeVos Pizza Fundraiser, which we will be launching in January!  VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY: If you are interested in sharing our fundraiser with your work or other group please contact us for more information!

November 2015 Updates

  • Black Friday Shoppers!  Just a friendly reminder to shop SMILE.AMAZON.COM to have a portion of your purchase price donated to the Princess Alli Foundation!  Click here to set Princess Alli Foundation as your charity of choice:https://smile.amazon.com/ch/47-3846517  November 2015 Updates

When you shop SMILE.AMAZON.COM you will see our name under your search bar!

We’re looking for booth opportunities for winter and spring 2016!  Have an event in mind for us?  Please use the comment section below, or Contact Us Here to give us details!

Thank you for helping to spread the word about the Princess Alli Foundation!

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October 2015 Updates

Hello friends!  Here are our October 2015 Updates.  Please let us know if you would like to get involved!

  • We are so close to delivering our 1000th bag to Sparrow Hospital!  We are so excited to hit this milestone, and so very thankful for your help <3
  • Love Candles?  Get your Christmas shopping done early by shopping our Yankee Candle fundraiser!  The Yankee Candle Company will give the Princess Alli Foundation 40% of all sales through our fundraiser!   Get more information HERE.

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  • We are still accepting orders via our “online party” for Origami Owl jewelry!  The proceeds from your purchase will be generously donated back to the Princess Alli Foundation!  Check out our Facebook Page for more information.

September 2015 Updates

  • Holiday Care Package Campaign Update!  Our September goal was to have two new sponsors by the end of the month, for a total of 9.  We are excited to announce that we have surpassed our goal AGAIN, and now have 10 days sponsored!

Please help us spread the word by downloading our flyer and sharing it with your family, friends, co-workers and small group members!  It is our goal to have the last holiday sponsor by the end of October! 

  • We will also continue our search for Holiday food and craft vendors for our families.  More info on this need can be found HERE!
  • This month we will continue working on grants that will make us eligible for corporate sponsorships.  If your company includes services supporting local families and children in their corporate giving programs please let us know how we can apply!
  • DeVos Update:  It is our heart to begin expanding our services to hospitals throughout Michigan (and beyond)!  We have been hard-at-work putting together ideas for a new Toiletry Care Package program for Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital over the past few weeks, and have begun applying for grants and sponsorships to make this happen.  Stay tuned for details on our “DeVos DoughRaiser” to help us lay a solid foundation for this new program!  Details will be coming soon!

We’re looking for booth opportunities for winter and spring 2016!  Have an event in mind for us?  Please use the comment section below, or Contact Us Here to give us details!

Thank you for helping to spread the word about the Princess Alli Foundation!

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