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.


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!



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!


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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MUMC – Missions Cafe

THANK YOU! To the Youth and Congregation of Marshall United Methodist Church in Marshall, MI!
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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2016 Holiday Care Package Project

We are excited to announce the launch of our 2016 Holiday Care Package Project!

2016 Care Package Flyer

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.

Please click HERE for more information.


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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December 2015 Updates

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.

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Our Delivery Crew!
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Thanksgiving Care Package Ready to Go!
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We were excited to have WLNS interview us on Thanksgiving!

December 2015 Updates

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.December 2015 UpdatesDecember 2015 UpdatesDecember 2015 Updates

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!

DeVos Update:  

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!

November 2015 UpdatesThank you for helping to spread the word about the Princess Alli Foundation!


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!


2015 Olivet Fireman’s Festival

The Princess Alli Foundation had an amazing time at the 2015 Olivet Fireman’s Festival!

Our goal for participating in this year’s festival was to raise awareness of our mission to support the families of children with illnesses in memory of Allison Ruth Russcher.  We were able to do so much more than that!

2015 Olivet Fireman's Festival

We are excited to announce that the generous people of Olivet helped us raise enough money to sponsor another day for our Holiday Care Package Campaign!  We are ecstatic to be one day closer to our goal of providing ELEVEN DAYS of extra-special holiday care packages to the families with inpatient children over the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays!

2015 Olivet Fireman's Festival

THANK YOU to everyone that stopped by our booth to learn about the Princess Alli Foundation and our projects.  Thank you to those that purchased bracelets, drinks, and snacks from us – and even sent your friends our way to support us throughout the night!  Thank you for encouraging us and letting us share our amazing Allison with you.

And a big THANK YOU to the Olivet Firefighter’s Association for hosting such an amazing event!  We can’t wait to join you again next year!

2015 Olivet Fireman's Festival

Did we meet you at the festival?  We’d love to hear from you how we did!  Please feel free to comment below, and don’t forget to LIKE us on Facebook to help spread our mission!

If you were unable to attend this year’s event but would still like to make a donation to help support families you can do so HERE.

From the bottom of my heart, thank you <3

Melanie Russcher

Alli’s Mom


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 princessallifoundation@gmail.com

Download the vendor sign-up sheet HERE.

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