2017 Holiday Care Package Project – Sponsorships available!

Our 2016 Holiday Care Package Project was a huge success!  We were able to provide more than 400 food care packages to Sparrow Hospital in Lansing, MI thanks to the support of our generous sponsors!  We were even able to provide extra food items to our friends at Bronson Methodist in Kalamazoo!

In 2017 we will once again be providing Holiday Care Packages for the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays, and are excited to be planning Christmas Day deliveries to Bronson, DeVos, and Hurley in addition to Sparrow Hospital!

We have several group/Corporate sponsorships available for purchase, and are also asking for individual donations in any amount to help us cover the cost of this project ($1,200).

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Group/Corporate sponsors will receive mention on social media, our webpage, and within the care packages themselves.  We also welcome the addition of a small flyer/coupon from your place of business, upon approval.  Purchase your 2017 sponsorship on our website.

CRAFTERS!  We would love to provide gifts to the parents/caregivers during Christmas week.  Please let us know if you or your group would like to donate your work!

Individual donations (any amount) can be made securely through our Paypal giving site: www.paypal.me/princessalli

Princess Alli Foundation is a 501(c)(3) public charity.

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Thank you Amazon Smile Shoppers!

Thank you to all our amazing Amazon Smile shoppers!  By selecting Princess Alli Foundation as your charity of choice you are helping to provide food and toiletry assistance to Michigan-area families through our care package project.  We are so thankful!

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To learn more about supporting Princess Alli Foundation through the Amazon Smile program click HERE.

Princess Alli Foundation is a 501(c)(3) public charity.

Copyright 2017 Princess Alli Foundation.

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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!

Family Bible Church Junior High Service 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.

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THANK YOU to our COO Jen Popovits for organizing this service project and for getting these kids FIRED UP about serving their community!

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THANK YOU for supporting Princess Alli Foundation!

Family Bible Church Junior High Service Project

To volunteer with your group, please Contact Us!

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US CuddleCot Campaign Initiative

US Cuddle Cot Campaign Initiative

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.).

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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.”

-Lori Esteve 
SOBBS Founder
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!

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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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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 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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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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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!

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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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Copyright 2015 Princess Alli Foundation

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