September 2015 Updates

Thank you for visiting the Princess Alli Foundation!  Here are our September 2015 Updates.  Please let us know if you would like to get involved!

  • On Wednesday, September 9 we delivered our 725th care package to Sparrow Hospital!  Thank you so much for helping us provide treats to these families.  We continue to receive feedback from the hospital and from families that receive our care packages.  Your donations are appreciated so very much!
  • We are currently hosting an “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 for more information.

September 2015 Updates

  • On August 30 we became eligible for donations through Amazon Smile!  If you are an Amazon shopper you can help the Princess Alli Foundation fundraise at the same time!  Please click HERE for more information.
  • We have BIG NEWS to report for our Holiday Care Package Campaign Our August goal was to have two new sponsors by the end of the month, for a total of 5.  We are excited to announce that we have SEVEN of the eleven days sponsored!!  A huge THANK YOU to Dr. Katranji and the UMW of Flushing, MI for your generous donations!

Please help us spread the word by downloading our flyer and sharing it with your family, friends, co-workers and small group members!  It is our goal to have TWO new holiday sponsors by the end of September! 

  • We will also continue our search for Holiday food and craft vendors for our families.  More info on this need can be found HERE!
  • We will continue working on grants that will make us eligible for corporate sponsorships.  If your company includes services supporting local families and children in their corporate giving programs please let us know how we can apply!

We’re looking for booth opportunities for late fall and winter!  Have an event in mind for us?  Please use the comment section below, or Contact Us Here to give us details!

Thank you for helping to spread the word about the Princess Alli Foundation!


Vendors are Needed for our Holiday Care Package Campaign


The Princess Alli Foundation is a 501(c)(3) public charity based out of Olivet, MI. We bring care packages with food and toiletry items to the families of inpatient children at Sparrow Hospital in memory of Allison Ruth Russcher.

Being inpatient during the holidays can be very hard on families. This year, the Princess Alli Foundation would like to make sure pediatric families at Sparrow receive extra special care packages with food, toiletries, and small treats to help brighten their spirits.

We are looking for local organizations, Artisans, and business owners that can help us bring the holidays to the hospital for 40 families per day over Thanksgiving weekend and Christmas week – 11 days total.


Comfort Gifts (crafted, purchased, & Artisan) such as:

  • Rice heat packs
  • Soaps & lotions
  • Cozy socks
  • Lap blankets
  • “Spa-at-home” items
  • Essential oils
  • Lightweight throws
  • Mugs

*All items must be suitable for use in a hospital setting

Individually Packaged Holiday Treats (purchased & Artisan) such as:

  • Popcorn / caramel corn
  • Nuts
  • Baked goods
  • Chocolates
  • Pretzels
  • Candy

*All items must be individually wrapped and shelf-stable for 2-4 days

Business owners: In return for your generosity, the Princess Alli Foundation is able to offer an advertising opportunity on the “Thank You” page of our website, as well as mention on our various social media pages. Business owners are also welcome to include business contact information on item packaging to attract potential customers.

Because the Princess Alli Foundation is a 501(c)(3) public charity your donation is tax deductible; individuals and businesses will receive a receipt for tax purposes.

For more information on this opportunity please contact Melanie Russcher at

Download the vendor sign-up sheet HERE.

For more information on our Holiday Care Package Campaign click HERE.


Progress! The First Two Months

The Princess Alli Foundation has made great progress in the first two months since it was formed!  Here’s an recap of what we’ve been up to:

On May 26, 2015 our Articles of Incorporation were accepted and filed by the State of Michigan, making the Princess Alli Foundation a registered nonprofit corporation.

In June we held our first official Board Meeting as a corporation and adopted our Bylaws and put our operational procedures in place.  This was a HUGE step towards our 501(c)(3) public charity classification.

We’ve spent countless hours DREAMING BIG – there are so many things we want to do to help the families of children with illnesses in Michigan – AND BEYOND!  One of these dreams, our Holiday Care Package campaign, was launched!

We opened our official online store front – you can check it out here!  Be sure to pick up a bracelet to help us raise much-needed funds!

We filed our 501(c)(3) application with the IRS!

Most importantly, since the beginning of May we have made seven care package deliveries to Sparrow Hospital in Lansing, MI.

And to think – this Foundation that has already helped HUNDREDS of families was only a thought in mid-April!  None of this would be possible without the love and support we have received from YOU!  Thank you for helping us build Allison’s Legacy of Love.

Progress! The first two months



Care Package Donations <3

Our care packages are the heart of our mission to support the families of children with illnesses, so we are thrilled that it has only been a few short weeks since we introduced the Princess Alli Foundation on our Facebook page and already we’ve received several food and toiletry donations! care package donations care package donationsWe’ve been able to support 80 families at Sparrow Hospital this month, and we’ll need your help to ensure we can continue to fill 40 bags each week!

Our Current Needs Are:

  • Granola bars
  • Individually wrapped snacks (such as peanuts, crackers, popcorn, applesauce or fruit cups, or cookies)
  • Gum, mints, or individually wrapped candies
  • Bottled water
  • Microwavable soups, ramen cups, Easy Mac
  • Brown paper lunch bags
  • Feminine products (heavy pads and panty liners)
  • Sample size toiletry items (shampoo, soap, lotion, hand sanitizer)

care package donations We’re hoping to begin providing sample size toiletries to PEDS and PICU parents via a basket in the lounge.  If you travel this summer please send us your hotel samples!

care package donations

We are currently able to pick-up donations in Lansing, Charlotte, Olivet, Marshall, and Holland, MI, and accept drop-offs in Holland, Olivet, and Marshall.  If you live outside the area and want to help, please consider sending us a gift card or donation to:

Princess Alli Foundation

PO Box 76

Olivet, MI 49076

Thank you so much to everyone that has been gathering items for us to bring to Sparrow Hospital!

Want to get involved?  See more ways you can help our mission HERE.