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!
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!
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!
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 learn more about our Hospital Care Package Project, including information on donating to our mission, click HERE.
THANK YOU to our COO Jen Popovits for organizing this service project and for getting these kids FIRED UP about serving their community!
THANK YOU for supporting Princess Alli Foundation!
To volunteer with your group, please Contact Us!
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.
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!
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’re thrilled to announce a new partnership that will bring our resources in front of The Mighty‘s wide-reaching readership. We will now have a growing home page on The Mighty and appear on many stories on the site.
The Mighty is a story-based health community focused on improving the lives of people facing disease, disorder, mental illness and disability (Here’s an example of the kind of stories on The Mighty: What Nobody Tells You About Self-Care). More than half of Americans are facing serious health conditions or medical issues. They want more than information. They want to be inspired. The Mighty publishes real stories about real people facing real challenges.
We’re dedicated to helping families with pediatric illnesses in their lives. With this partnership, we’ll be able to help even more people.
We encourage you to submit a story to The Mighty and make your voice heard.
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!
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.
We are in need of the following sample/trial size items for our toiletry bags:
- Body Wash or Bar Soap
- Dental Floss
- 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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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!
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
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!
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