"Royal Tuck-In" Sparrow Hospital, Lansing, February 27, 2014
Lots of smiles and thanks from the 16 kids we saw between the ages of 3 months and 17 years. During our 7pm “Tuck-In” we leave the kids with books, stuffed animals, blankets and night lights to make the evening less overwhelming. Thank you to Carol Almeranti, Cindy Malis, Cindy Meteyer from Sparrow, Officer Tonya Williams from the East Lansing Police Department and new volunteer Chethie Muthukuda. So great with the kids!
By Beth Monicatti Blank-Sparrow Hospital, Tuck-In Coordinator and FADF Advisory Board Member
Thank you to teacher, Jennifer Ziemann, and students at The Roeper Lower School in Bloomfield Hills and to the students at Harvey Swanson School in Ortonville for the special valentine cards for our For a Day Foundation kids.
By Esther Skiba, FADF Detroit Area Director
These cards are sure to brighten their day!
Coatcheck Fundraiser, Detroit Camper and RV Show, Suburban Collection Showplace, Novi, MI, Saturday, February 8, 2014
The lines and the crowds of people were endless all day, and they were generous once again too. Mother Nature kept it cold outside keeping everyone in their heavy winter coats. so this helped. We broke last year’s record take for donations by a landslide ... we collected $1155 in 2013, this year we collected $1670 in donations for this event.
by coordinator David Badaszewski
A huge thank you to volunteers Sergeant Carol Almeranti, Cindy Malis, Amanda Hofbauer, Mary Magnan, Ron Chaney Jr, Kelly Fisher, Andy Blank, Ashley Floyd, Shawn Schram, her son Ethan, her daughter Marissa, Kimberly Gottesman, Lisa Legault, Jennifer Butkovich, and Esther and John Skiba for taking 2-2.5+ hours of your day to devote to a great cause. Your time and hard work to manage the hundreds of coats we checked is so appreciated. Collectively, the event was about 12 hours of teamwork. And a special thanks to Lee Ann Seymour for working with me all day.
Thanks to Beth Monicatti Blank for her help in coordinating this event and the Michigan Association of Recreational Vehicles and Campgrounds, www.marvac.org for donating the space. A big thank you to the Suburban Showplace staff too for their responsiveness is getting us more coat racks and hangers. Like last year, without them we would have lost donations due to limited coat space.
Roeper School, Student Donation
On February 1, 2014 thirteen high schoolers from The Roeper School, along with their home room teacher Jamie Lyons-Eddy, produced their 8th Annual Talent Show. Over 350 people bought tickets to see twenty acts varying from singing, comedy sketches, dancing, and more. Noah Raminick, a For a Day volunteer and Roeper Junior was happy to include FADF in this years' donations. The group will donate $1000.00!
By Dena Raminick, FADF Advisory Board Member