Thursday, February 02, 2006

THE MIGHTY MAX GUILD KICKOFF!

We are excited to announce the kickoff of a hospital guild in honor of sweet lil' Maxwell! The proceeds from the "The Mighty Max Guild" will benefit the Children's Hospital Uncompensated Care Fund and gifts for long-term patients and their families.

Children's Hospital never turns away a child because of lack of insurance. Each year they provide over $30 million in uncompensated care. Truly incredible!

And as most of you know, Children's Hospital is where Maxwell spent the first six months of his life. The care, compassion and love from everyone was absolutely amazing. The staff goes above and beyond in making a hospital stay the best it can be. We are hoping that the proceeds from our guild can make this even more possible!

The kick off will be an exciting, fun filled "20 Hour Crop" on March 31st-February 1st. This crop has been an annual event of my sister's papercraft store, Treasury of Memories. Each year they choose a different charity to support.

The crop also benefitted Children's Hospital last year and I was visiting her during that time and I assisted her with the fundraising. Oddly enough, I remember asking her why they were supporting a hospital...and why a hospital in Seattle? Little did I realize what was ahead of us! And I simply had no idea of the amazing work of Children's...and the incredible Uncompensated Care Fund supporting families who couldn't afford health care!

Each attendee is asked to raise $100 — for a total goal of over $10,000! Attendees will enjoy 20 hours of uninterrupted scrapbooking, endless array of delicious food, two fun mini classes, door prizes — and all conveniently located at Christ the King Church, just across the parking lot from Treasury of Memories! To sign up, please call 360-715-3125 or email elizabeth@treasuryofmemories.com. Reserve your spot today!

If you cannot participate but would like to support the guild, please send your donation to: The Mighty Max Guild, 3204 Illinois Lane, Bellingham, WA 98226.

If you would like to help with this particular event and/or become an official member of the guild, please contact me as soon as possible at amysmckinley@aol.com or 360-527-0744. To become a member, we ask that you donate $25 to the guild. Checks should be directed toward "The Mighty Max Guild." (Note: You can be a member even if you do not live locally!)

If a donation is not possible at this time, we understand and would still absolutely cherish your volunteer time and talent. Thank you!!!

Additionally, we welcome your suggestions on businesses to approach for donations and would certainly appreciate your help in making particular donations happen. (For example, do you have a hairdresser willing to donate a cut? A law office willing to donate cash? A gym willing to donate a free membership? Please approach them and ask them directly - always more successful when being asked by a customer!)

Please tell your family and friends about this very exciting event and this extremely worthy cause! Thank you very much!

3 comments:

Ruthie said...

What a wonderful thing for you to do and once again you aren't thinking of yourself but how you can help others. All I can say is "Your the Bomb" and I hope one day when I grow up I can be just like you!
Your awesome-
Ruthie

Steph said...

Hey Amy and Maxwell!

Sign us up please! Drew and I would love to be members of the Mightly Max Guild...wish we could be there for the 20-hour crop kick-off. Well, I can't say for sure that Drew would want to scrapbook, but he'd come by to eat some yummy food!

Love you guys,
Steph

Anara said...

I am mailing my check tomorrow, I can't think of anything I would rather do than help the Childrens
Hosiptal that took such wonderful care of Maxwell and you. It would be so nice to be there for the Kick-off, I have been thinking of doing a scrapbook for Vince. But I will be there in spirit.
Lots of Love to you and Max!! XOXO