Tuesday, December 18, 2012

1000+ Letters to Santa to benefit Make-A-Wish

Chloe, Christa and Judy (Christa's mom) "mailed" 1,021 letters to Santa this morning to benefit Make-A-Wish!
Thanks to the following schools for helping with the letter writing:
Holland East - 246 letters
Roosevelt Elementary & ZQuest - 287 letters
Grandville Middle School - 488 letters
(Special thanks to Jeff Pietrowski for organizing the GMS effort!)

The mailbox is full!

UPDATE: There was a nice article in the Holland Sentinel sharing our letter collection efforts.

Sunday, December 09, 2012

Make-A-Wish: Thanks, Letters to Santa, & Chloe's Trip

Make-A-Wish Walk for Wishes

A very belated thank you to those who helped Team Chloe raise $960 for Make-A-Wish back in October! Thanks to the walkers who joined us on a chilly, rainy morning: the Divozzo family, Christa's dad, and my parents. Also, thanks to those who joined us virtually by donating to our team's efforts: Jenny & Jon, Heather, Tara, Tracey, Barbara, Allie & Tim, Adriann & Jason, Ann, Bethany, Beth, and our parents.

Macy's Believe: Make-A-Wish Fundraiser

While Santa doesn't stop by our house (much to Chloe's dismay), we will be writing letters to Santa to encourage Macy's to donate to Make-A-Wish. Macy's will be donating $1 to Make-A-Wish, up to a $1 million, for each letter to Santa that is dropped off at their store. We're encouraging the teachers and students at each of our schools to participate, and if you'd like to participate as well you can get your letters to our family and we'll drop them off at Macy's next week (week of Dec. 17th).

Chloe's Make-A-Wish: Yellowstone

We're in what I'll call final revisions for Chloe's Make-A-Wish trip to Yellowstone next August. Some of our destinations have been booked and we're working on the decisions about a few others. Thanks for your support of Make-A-Wish that makes Chloe's and our family's trip to Yellowstone a reality, and Wishes a reality for other kids and families who are living through childhood cancer.

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