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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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!

Hurley

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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2016 Sparrow Children’s Miracle Network Telethon

We were proud to volunteer at the 2016 Sparrow Children’s Miracle Network Telethon, which was held on June 3rd and 4th at the Sparrow Professional Building in Lansing, MI.  This was our 2nd year being a part of the Telethon!

Here are a few pictures from the event:

2016 Sparrow Children's Miracle Network Telethon
A view of the stage from the Live audience!
2016 Sparrow Children's Miracle Network Telethon
Sparty was excited to learn about our Care Package Project! Go Green!
2016 Sparrow Children's Miracle Network Telethon
It was an honor to meet Sparrow’s CEO, Mr. Dennis Swan, at the Telethon!
2016 Sparrow Children's Miracle Network Telethon
We were thrilled to be interviewed about our Care Package Project during the Telethon, and just as excited to be able to sneak an extra delivery in to our PICU friends!

The Telethon was a huge success, raising over $868,000 for Sparrow’s Children Center!  Great work everyone!

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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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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.

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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!

‪#‎forAlli‬ ‪#‎LegacyofLove‬ ‪#‎PrincessAlliFoundation‬ ‪#‎carepackages‬

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2016 Art Van Furniture Charity Challenge

We are very excited to announce that Princess Alli Foundation has been selected to be a part of the 2016 Art Van Furniture Charity Challenge and will have the opportunity to win cash prizes for our care package project, including a $100,000 grand prize!

2016 Art Van Furniture Charity Challenge

The challenge begins in May. For now, we are looking for people that are passionate about what we do to join our team as Fundraisers! By reaching out to your personal network on our behalf you can help support or mission of helping inpatient families.

To sign up please visit https://www.crowdrise.com/princess-alli-foundation-artvan20… and click “Fundraise for this campaign”

Or click here for more information:https://docs.google.com/…/1CFaffwrbTVwubsQhwEhJETXDt2…/edit…

We’ll post more information as we get closer to the challenge! Thanks friends!

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