Thursday, August 29, 2013

Books for Charley {2013} North Carolina and Michigan

The stickers have been placed.
All books have been counted.
Boxes and totes have been filled to capacity.

Yup!  You read that right.  It's almost September and we're FINALLY getting ready to make our big Books for Charley donation to Omaha Children's Hospital & Medical Center.  This summer has definitely gotten away from me...but I'm done procrastinating and ready to deliver.  I can hardly wait to share our final count with you all!!

Before we get to that, though, there are two more Books for Charley donations that I need to update you on.  The first is from our good friend Claire in North Carolina.  Back in July, Claire and her mama made a trip to Duke Medical Center for Claire's annual liver check-up.  While there, they were able to drop off 46 children's books!  You can read about Claire's donation HERE.  Thanks again, Scott family for helping us out with our collection again this year!  And P.S. I love that they Child Life thank you card has a perfect little butterfly in it!
The last of our heart friend donations hasn't exactly happened yet...but all for good reason!  Our good friend Aly had her Fontan (the last of 3 planned surgeries to re-route blood flow in an HLHS heart) a few years back, and since then has been doing AMAZING.  Doing AMAZING has a direct correlation with less frequent visits to the cardiologist...meaning less trips to Ann Arbor and C.S. Mott Children's Hospital.  I think that's a pretty good excuse for a delayed donation!  So while there hasn't been an "official" book drop off, Aly's mom did send me an update on how things went with their collection.  Drumroll....150 books!!  That's going to make for a lot of happy kiddos up in Michigan!

Thanks to everyone who helped out with the North Carolina and Michigan donations!  We appreciate every book/dollar donated more than you can imagine!

So where do things stand going into the last donation of 2013??   

South Carolina - 84 books
University of Iowa Children's Hospital - 167 books
Texas Children's Hospital - 500 books
Children's Hospital of Orange County - 300 books
Waverly and Sumner Hospitals (Iowa) - 213 books
Duke Medical Center - 46 books
University of Michigan C.S. Mott Children's Hospital - 150 books

Total - 1460 books

Stay tuned for our next (and biggest!) update of the year!

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