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Tuesday, May 5, 2009

The toy drive for Duke

Sunday was the big day for Chayse's first birthday party, which meant not only were we celebrating her birth, we were celebrating her life. And what a fun first year it was been! Instead of toys, friends brought toy donations for Duke Children's Hospital as well as partaking in a quilt raffle fundraiser. And gosh, did they ever answer the call for our cause! The toy drive for Duke Children's Hospital was HUGE!!! We had lots of toys donated and we raised $761!!! We split the money up into two piles... one for more toys and one for Camp Kaleidoscope. Nathan, Chayse, and I all went Target last night and purchase over $700 in more toys (we matched the toy money donation in order to be able to get that many toys) and we put $300 aside from donations to send a child to Camp Kaleidoscope!! IT WAS SO MUCH MORE THAN WE EVER DREAMED IT WOULD BE!! I have to be honest though, it has been such a high to know that we are doing something so good for so many children and families. I cannot image what it will be like when we actually take the toys to Duke Children's Hospital later this week and deliver the check to send a child to camp!! Here is what the final toy pile looked like before I boxed it all up...

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

You guys did awesome for the toy drive. Duke is blessed to have giving people like you guys. It looks like Chayse had a great birthday! Sallie, Slade, and Jackson.

Byerly said...

Oh, that is just wonderful. What a fabulous idea. So many children are going to benefit from your generousity!!

* April's Mom * said...

This is totally random, but I just found your blog through another blog and wanted to comment about what an awesome thing this drive is. What a way to give back.
I am sorry to hear about the loss of your daughter. I know this road all too well, as I am actually pregnant with a baby girl who is not expected to live.
Anyways, God bless your family and this pregnancy you are in right now. Again, what a wonderful idea (the toy drive)... So many will be touched.

B
www.littleoneapril.blogspot.com

Mindy said...

How Wonderful!!!! I am excited for you to deliver it too!!