Wednesday, November 2, 2011
Why am I telling you all this? First off, I want our organization to be full disclosure. Since we are not a 501C not-for-profit organization, we really want our donators and supporters to know where their money is going. We use the funds we raise to pay back the crafter for their products. We also have business expenses such as the website, booths at craft fairs, displays and other minor expenses. All other money goes directly to McKenna's bank account and pays off these past bills.
We want to work hard to get these paid off in the next few months because McKenna is now 3 ½ and needs to begin her speech therapy. I was blessed to spend the last week with my sisters, mother and the rest of the Perez family for my Cousin Kristy's wedding. While we were together our wonderful family went through all of our craft projects and purchased items for themselves and their little ones. I was able to see firsthand the love and support that our family provides each other in their time of need.
I want to share with you one of the little videos that was taken of McKenna while we visited. This will allow you to see her improvements from her cleft lip and cleft palate surgeries. It will also allow you to hear a little bit of her speech and understand that this next step is a necessary one.
Please if you have any questions or comments regarding our fundraising efforts or McKenna's treatment, feel free to contact me. Thank you all and God Bless.
(205) 706-9145 mobile
www.cookingwithbrandy.com/store to purchase items to support McKenna
Saturday, October 22, 2011
August was a stellar month and we earned over $200 to go towards McKenna's past and upcoming medical expenses. September was just as successful with over $145 going towards our cause. This month has proven to be another great month with close to $100 for the medical bills. I thank every one of our friends and family for their support, kindness, friendship and understanding.
Now I would like to thank the ladies responsible.
Danielle Fenning you are a master at all things crafty. You have produced over 300 pieces of absolutely beautiful jewelry and have been selfless in these fundraising efforts. Danielle gives every penny over costs directly to the Hope for McKenna fundraising effort down to the last cent. I truly admire your dedication to your family and your eye for design. Thank you for being a wonderful sister.
Mom aka Sandy, I attribute our love for the arts and craft making to you entirely. I am so pleased that your three girls were given even a small semblance of your talents and we have used it for a good cause. Your crocheted items have been a joy to see and our friends and customers just love them. I know you love to try out new designs and surprise us every month with your new creations. I look forward to each and every package. Thank you for your love and support and I pray that your seven grandchildren will gain some of your talents as well.
Tracy, you are a darling mother of three and an inspiration to us all. Thank you for allowing us to be such a big part of your life and for letting us work with you to help alleviate some of this financial burden. Your crafty hair accessories are adorable and fun! Each piece shows the whimsy that your family of fun-loving little girls possess.
Lastly to McKenna, you are such a sweet little girl. I cannot tell you enough how much your mommy, Aunt Dani, Aunt Brandy and Nana Sandy just adore you. I hope one day when you are a little older, you will understand that you gave us the opportunity to do something that we love so dearly for someone we love more than the world. Your mommy, daddy, sisters, aunts, uncles, grandparents, cousins and everyone around you want nothing but the best for you. Each time I see your adorable grin with one of Nana's hats on or your mommy's bows, I know that God gave us these talents to help our family. You are an angel.
To all of you out there that have bought a pumpkin hat for your new arrival or a cute necklace as a gift for a friend, I hope you know that it means more than that. Each dollar goes to help a little girl and her family have the best life they can possibly have. Sometimes, the smallest gesture can mean the world to someone without you even knowing. I hope now you know.
Good Night and God Bless,
Monday, February 1, 2010
This month we are offering a variety of handcrafted paper, food and jewelry items perfect for gifts to your special someone. In addition to the beautiful Valentine’s Day cards, gift bags and other items, we also have 22 extraordinary gift card packets for every occasion. Please take a few moments to go through these one-of-a-kind gift cards sets and choose the package that right for you.
There are two different types of Gift Card Sets; Variety Greeting Card sets and Thank You card sets.
Variety Greeting Card Sets
Greeting Cards – Variety Sage Polka - Gift Set 146 - Happy Birthday, Celebrate, Best Wishes, Happy Father’s Day and Mother - $7.50
Greeting Cards – Variety Sage Floral - Gift Set 154 – Thinking of You, Thank You, Happy Birthday and Congratulation - $6.50
Greeting Cards – Variety Sunset - Gift Set 161 – Thank You, Thinking of You, Today is Your Fun Day, Thank You and Hi - $8
Greeting Cards – Variety Horizontally Blue- Gift Set 167 – Enjoy Life, Happy Birthday, Thinking of You, Cherish Friends and Thank You - $7.50
Greeting Cards – Variety Mint Cupcake - Gift Set 173 – Thank You, Happy Birthday, Miss You, Thinking of You and Thank You - $6.25
Greeting Cards – Variety Purple Polka - Gift Set 180 – Together 4 Ever, Thank You, Happy Birthday, Congratulations and Thinking of You - $6.25
Greeting Cards – Variety Vintage Mauve - Gift Set 186 – Birthday “The Best Part”, Best Wishes, Thank You and Happy Birthday - $6.50
Greeting Cards – Variety Squiggles and Stripes - Gift Set 191 – Remember I Love You, Memories, Hi Laughter Smile, Together Always & Smile - $7
Greeting Cards – Variety Scalloped Edge - Gift Set 197 – Thank You, Friendship, Happy Birthday, Celebrate and Thanks - $7.00
Greeting Cards – Variety Blue Moon - Gift Set 203 – Thank You, I Love You and Hi - $5.50
Greeting Cards – Variety Vintage - Gift Set 215 – Congratulations, Happy Birthday, Thinking of You and Thank You - $6.50
Greeting Cards – Variety Modern Floral - Gift Set 225 – Thank You, Best Wishes, Happy Birthday and Thinking of You - $5.00
Greeting Cards – Variety Friendship - Gift Set 230 – ”Friendship is like a Bouquet of flowers, sweet and Beautiful” - $5.75
Greeting Cards – Variety Polka Flower- Gift Set 236 – ”Hi” - $5.75
Thank You Card Sets
Greeting Cards – Thank You Aqua Filigree - Gift Set 207 – Thank You - $7.50
Greeting Cards – Thank You Forest Bubbles - Gift Set 209 – Thank You - $7.50
Our February Valentine’s Day Fundraiser, has begun and my sister Danielle created over 75 different card designs for our supporters to choose from. Feel free to look through the below designs and choose your favorite card to either purchase separately or to accompany your gift bag.
Our Level 1 group are our highest quality, handcrafted gift cards available in 45 different styles. Each of these beautiful cards is available for $3.00 each. Click on the photo album below to see all of our creative designs. 4 item
Danielle has designed 21 different Level 2 cards including some adorable heart-shaped, scalloped cards. Click on the “View Full Album” button for photos of these beautiful designs. Priced at $2.50 each. 3 items
For our bargain shoppers we now have 10 Level 3 cards at the low price of $2.00 each which is a steal for handcrafted cards. Images available below for each design.
If you would like to order one of the Valentine’s cards you see here or if you would like to choose one of these cards for your Valentine’s Day gift bag, please email email@example.com and we will be happy to help you.
Thank you for your continued support of Hope for McKenna. Look for additional posts regarding our gift card packets, our jewelry collection and our edible gifts.