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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 […]

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. paypal.me/princessalli/2 Or, give a gift of any amount: paypal.me/princessalli Thank you for your continued love and support, Alli’s Mom  

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. 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. 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 […]

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 […]

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! 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 […]

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. 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 […]

Legacy of Love

Our daughter, Allison Russcher, passed away on January 29, 2015 at the age of ten months.  In her short life, she spent almost 14 weeks inpatient between Sparrow Hospital in Lansing, MI and Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital in Grand Rapids, MI.  In those weeks I learned first-hand how hard it is to be at the hospital day and night to take care of a sick child while also taking care of myself.  It wasn’t uncommon to not be able to leave the bedside for adequate meals, a shower, or to wash laundry.  Services provided by charities like the Ronald McDonald House were not options for me because Allison needed me to stay […]