On June 4th, 2014 Madden would be turning 2 years old! We are going to celebrate his birthday the perfect way, the same way we did last year and the same way we will celebrate for years to come.
Come June the Stollery's stock of items for their small patients starts getting pretty slim. For us the timing couldn't be better! We have decided that the perfect way to celebrate Madden's birthday every year is to donate gift packages to the hospital in Madden's name on his birthday. Each package will include: a blanket, a pair of socks, one sleeper, a hat, a book and a sock monkey.
Any items you wish to donate - soothers, soother clips, infant clothing, wash cloths etc. - are necessary to the hospital and will be welcomed with our donation! You can get involved by donating one or some of these items.
This year we are hoping to donate a minimum of 365 bags, one for every day of the year.
One of the reasons this event is so close to my heart is simply because we didn't buy Madden very many things because of the uncertainty of him ever coming home. So many parents I talked to in the hospital said the same thing; there was no crib, no car seat...no nothing and it made sense, until we left the hospital without our son. That's when I realized how important his stuff was. It was all we had left. I wanted to hold his blankets when I couldn't hold him. Each member in my family got one of Madden's blankets and we all sleep with them every night. For this reason I want other families’ children to have their own things as well. And on the other hand when these sweet children get to go home they will have some of their very own things to bring with them ♥
Donations will be accepted until May 30, 2014.
**Please note that all items must be new, handmade items are welcomed!
On June 4th, 2014, Madden's birthday, Rocky, our boys and I will take all these items to the hospital and donate them in Madden's name.
To donate please contact us at [email protected] or find us on Facebook: Team Madden.