Colby has a horse show tomorrow, Hannah chose not to participate. Instead, she entered Tod in the dog costume contest. We have been busy making Tod a costume (don't they make stores for that?) The costume started out as a lamb, and somewhere turned into a bunny. Hannah has matching ears and bunny nose. I'll post pictures after tomorrow. We discussed the fact that she may not win, in hopes that she remains upbeat and calm regardless of the outcome. She seems to have trouble comprehending things like that. I have seen it happen before.
We are actively working on getting Hannah's Cans for Cancer incorporated and approved as a 501 (c) 3 non-profit corporation. We are working on a new logo, website, etc. Lots of exciting things. Some new projects too. Here is our latest:
Last year for Christmas, we had a toy drive and had so much fun handing out toys at the hospital to all the kids. We also adopted three families from the hospital. We adopted one and two wonderful families that read Hannah's blog (hi there!) adopted the other two. It was so wonderful knowing that 3 families that would not otherwise have been able to have Christmas for their kids were given a Christmas. What could be better for Christmas than that?
This year we have decided to focus on adopting families. It is so great to see the generosity of the many individuals and corporations that bring in gifts to the children around the holidays. It is also fulfilling to be able to provide families with the gift of happiness. For these parents to be able to give their kids something from their "wish lists" is a true gift to give in the spirit of the season. I know that with the economy as bad as it's been, many more families will need help this year. These families struggle simply to try and make ends meet through their child's struggle with cancer. To be able to spend any money on things like Christmas presents is out of the question.
This year we will again adopt a family for Christmas. If you think you would also like to adopt a family, we would love to help make that happen. I have spoken with the hospital and they have several families in need of help this Christmas. We would like to match those families up with someone who can help. If you think you can help, please email us. Together we can make a difference.