We’ve delivered 4000 bags!
Congratulations and THANK YOU for helping us provide more than 4000 Bags since we founded Princess Alli Foundation in 2015!
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.).
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.”
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.
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!
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!
We were excited to make our first Toiletry Care Package delivery to Bronson Children’s Hospital in Kalamazoo, MI today!
Thanks to generous donations from our friends in the greater Marshall/Battle Creek area, we will be able to provide support to families in South West Michigan and Northern Indiana through this new partnership with Bronson Methodist Hospital! We couldn’t do it without you!
We will begin by bringing 30 Care Packages a month to the hospital at an approximate cost of $40, but the need is MUCH GREATER! We will need additional partners to join our team to meet the hospital’s demand.
Click Here If you would like to give to our Care Package Project: http://princessallifoundation.org/get-involved/donate/
Thank you for supporting Princess Alli Foundation!
June 12, 2016 – Art Van Charity Challenge Update
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!
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!
View the newsletter update HERE (and don’t forget to share it with your friends!): http://us13.campaign-archive2.com/?u=f657975d3ae012d95dbf39be5&id=eee6d2753c
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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We are excited to announce the launch of our 2016 Holiday Care Package Project!
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.
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!
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!
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 holiday sponsor in 2016!
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!