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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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.).

US Cuddle Cot Campaign Initiative

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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We’re Partnering With The Mighty!

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.

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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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THANK YOU! 2016 Art Van Charity Challenge Recap

Thank You! 2016 Art Van Charity Challenge Recap

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

www.PrincessAlliFoundation.org

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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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To download this press release, click HERE.

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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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