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Friday, February 29, 2008

That Silly Old Elf

I know that several of you have asked about how Catie's Elves program turned out at Christmas. Would you believe it if I told you that 350 elves were donated to kids in the hospital and at the Clinic? Would you believe it if I told you that Host an Elf donated over $3000 to CURE Childhood Cancer? Would you believe it if I told you that all of this happened in a span of about 3 weeks??? Would you believe it if I told you that Host an Elf wants to launch the Elf from Catie program in at least 10 hospitals across the country this year and that 30% of their profit will continue to go to CURE Childhood Cancer by way of The Catie Wilkins Memorial Fund??? How's that for an update????

Tre' and I are very excited about the possibilities that lie ahead with this program. We are truly overwhelmed by the generosity of Host an Elf and are so grateful for all they are doing to raise money and awareness for the cause that is nearest and dearest to our hearts. I'm excited about working with them to implement Catie's program.

Now... if any of you who ordered an elf last year or received one from the hospital or clinic have pictures of your child(ren) with the elf, we would love it if you would share them with us. We're looking for pics to include on the website and in the marketing brochures that we will be using. If you have a story about what the elf tradition meant to your family, we'd love to hear it. Also, if you live somewhere near a big children's hospital and have contacts in the area that could help us launch this there, we'd love to hear from you. We're particularly interested in partnering w/ organizations like Junior League or National Charity League.... any group that is philanthropically minded and has a few folks who would be willing to help us get some elves donated. Pictures, stories, and questions can be directed to my e-mail (I'm writing out "AT", but use the @ symbol.... trying to prevent spam), .

The beauty of this project is that donated elves go straight to the kids AND 30% of the profit of all sales goes to CURE... That is seriously hard to beat!!

Pretty cool stuff, huh????

Pictures of Izzy coming soon, I promise, but for today, here's an oldie that fits today's news!



College Mama said...

That is wonderful!!!

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much for the update. I will try to send pictures and the story about our elf to you (not great with all of downloading and such). We loved our elves and we loved being able to give an elf to a sick child and be able to honor Catie. Thanks so much for sharing all that you have with us; your family is a true inspiration.

Jefferson City Missouri

JoBeth said...

I look at that sweet Catie and Silly Old Elf picture and can't help but think about what she would be doing if she were here on earth. I know she is happy in Heaven but tonight, I am reminded once again of the unfairness of Cancer. Really needing to get to Savannah to see Izzy!!

Talley Images said...

this is just amazing!

John & Kelley said...

This is just fabulous news, Jenny! Thanks for all your hard work on this. I'm glad it's blossoming so beautifully. I was sad to realize we didn't take any pictures of Samantha with her elf over Christmas! Bad mommy! We will definitely do better next year.