Wednesday, September 30, 2009
Operation Christmas Child/Make A Difference Day Project
For the second consecutive year, I have chosen Operation Christmas Child in memory of Emily Barger as our Make a Difference day Project.
In Evans Mills, please bring small gifts and shoe boxes to the cubby area as donations. I am asking for a few company parents to arrange the day to fill and wrap the boxes.
In Lowville, please bring small gifts and shoe boxes to the back storage area as donations. I am asking for a few parents to agree to arrange the day to fill and wrap the boxes.
Each box will contain a pink "memory butterfly" for Emily and a letter telling her story. For those of you who do not know, Emily Barger was the TN Ambassador for Children's Miracle Network in 2008 when Madi represented NYS. Madi and Emily became fast friends on their special tour, as I did with her parents, Misty and Brian. Emily lost her long battle with a rare form of kidney cancer in June of 2008 at the age of 7. We continue to hold her family close in prayer and think of her every day. It is the Barger families goal to spread news of the Butterfly Fund started in Emily's memory and to let others around the world know of Emily's story.
Please let me know if you are available to help with our Make A Difference day project. Last year, we donated 55 boxes. Let's set our goal for 100 boxes this year between the two studios!