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Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Elf Stuff -- You Interested??

Ok, so we've got the go to launch the elf project in other areas. Now we just need to make it happen. We would LOVE to see Elves from Catie in at least 10 other hospitals around the country.

The hope is to partner with groups or businesses and have them sponsor a hospital. The number of elves needed for a particular hospital depends on the needs of that hospital. One of the problems we're running into is that many organizations already have their calendars set for this year, so they are unable to help us for this year. We would still really like to meet our goal of 10 new hospitals.

So, here's where I ask for a bit of help. If you are a member of an organization or church group or business that would be interested in working with us on this, I would love to hear from you. We will partner your organization with a hospital -- ideally, one in your area. You would help us "elf-raise" to get enough elves donated for kids at your partner hospital.

Now -- how can you do this? All you have to do is contact me and we will help you get set up. Maybe your MOPS group is looking for a project for the fall. Maybe the teachers at the school you teach at or the folks where you work could have a dress down day where folks pay to dress down. Maybe your tennis team or book club would like to make a difference in the lives of kids fighting cancer. Maybe your company could offer this to its employees -- just have the information available so that people you work with could donate elves (and maybe the company would be willing to match the employees' donation). Maybe your church group is looking for a new project. Maybe you're a family who has been touched by childhood cancer and you would like to see the hospital your child was treated at benefit from Elves from Catie.

Remember that 30% from the sales of every single one of Elves from Catie goes to CURE Childhood Cancer. CURE is funding some tremendously exciting research right now. We would love to see this make a big impact. If you can help us out in any way, please let us know! 10 hospitals is the goal! We have to get things set up soon so that we can get elves donated in time to be sure there are enough for the hospitals we want to work with. Each elf will come with a book about an elf's adventures in the hospital. You can click benefit here for more information. I hope that link works -- I've never linked to a document from here. It may only last for 3 days though. We shall see!

Feel free to post questions in the comments section or e-mail me ( Use @ symbol, not word AT -- trying to prevent SPAM. Hope to hear from some of you soon!


Talley Images said...

what is the ideal size of the group and hospital?

Would our church youth group be too small of a group to do it?

Valtool said...

Just saying hello, I was browsing my wife's links and she said "Oh, you found a cool blog!" I told her that the name of the blog caught my eye and then she explained who y'all are, and I realized why you are special to her. My wife is nurse Amy from Scottish Rite.

The Running Girl said...

Jennie, I've emailed my contact who works with TX Children's but haven't heard back. I'm still working on contacting the child life specialist at Dell Children's. I'll keep you posted.