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!


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!


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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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!


November 2015 Updates

Hello friends!  Here are our November 2015 Updates.

  • We delivered our 1000th care package to Sparrow Hospital on October 21!  We were so excited to hit this milestone, and so very thankful for your help <3  Here’s to the next 1000!
  • Holiday Care Package Campaign Update!  We are excited to have 11 days sponsored – four days over Thanksgiving weekend and 7 days leading up to Christmas week!  We have been busy shopping to get everything ready for Thanksgiving!  Thank you soo much for your help!

November 2015 Updates

  • We will be wrapping up our Yankee Candle fundraiser at the end of November!  The Yankee Candle Company will give the Princess Alli Foundation 40% of all sales through our fundraiser!   Get more information HERE.

November 2015 Updates

  • Our online Origami Owl jewelry party is also wrapping up this month!  If you haven’t placed your order yet please be sure to do so by November 30!  The proceeds from your purchase will be generously donated back to the Princess Alli Foundation!  Check out our Facebook Page for more information.

November 2015 Updates

  • This month 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!
  • DeVos Update:  We are excited to be working on details for our DeVos Care Package Project, which we hope to begin early 2016!  Stay tuned for details on our Dough for DeVos Pizza Fundraiser, which we will be launching in January!  VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY: If you are interested in sharing our fundraiser with your work or other group please contact us for more information!

November 2015 Updates

  • Black Friday Shoppers!  Just a friendly reminder to shop SMILE.AMAZON.COM to have a portion of your purchase price donated to the Princess Alli Foundation!  Click here to set Princess Alli Foundation as your charity of choice:https://smile.amazon.com/ch/47-3846517  November 2015 Updates

When you shop SMILE.AMAZON.COM you will see our name under your search bar!

We’re looking for booth opportunities for winter and spring 2016!  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.