Thursday, August 25, 2011

Halo Happenings (August Edition)

Since so much changes around here and so quickly, I thought it would be fun to do a monthly update called Halo Happenings which we will feature on the 25th of every month. Obviously as things come up, I will still post about what is going on with Ella's Halo but thought Halo Happenings would be a good look at what is to come.  We hope to eventually launch this into a quarterly newsletter that we can send out to our supporters and donors very soon.

Coming up on August 30th, Ella's Halo will be serving dinner at the Ronald McDonald House again.  Last year we had so much fun helping families with sick children in the hospital while giving them a warm meal, that we decided to do it again this year.  We posted a vote on Facebook about what we should serve and tacos won.  We will be having a taco bar and enjoying a fun evening with families.

Also we are excited to have added a new board member to our group. Angela Kruchten will be working with us now and we are excited to have her enthusiasm and networking skills to add to Ella's Halo. Welcome aboard Angela!

We have two exciting events coming up this fall as well.  We are gearing up for a book drive and also for our 2nd Annual Strides for NICUs 5K and Family Walk in Perham, Minnesota.  Dates and information will be coming out very soon!  We are so excited to have had Small Bird Studio design our new logo for our Strides event.  So check back soon for our upcoming event information!  We have exciting things happening this fall!

Don't forget our Macy's Shop for a Cause this Saturday August 27th. Donate $5.00 and receive a coupon to get 25% off at Macy's. Who doesn't love to shop especially when you know you helping babies while you SHOP!

And also our blog has been nominated for Best Blogger by Parents Magazine.  We are so honored to be part of this group of awesome bloggers.  Please take a minute to go on and vote for us!


Megan said...

Just wanted to let you know that your organization is awesome. My son loved the toys in the U of M Amplatz NICU Family Lounge. They helped him pass the time so well. Even got him to start playing with some of the same toys he already had at home!
I also want to say, as a former Ronald McDonald House family, Thank you. The people and organizations that come in and make meals or do something else special for the families there are lifesavers. I'm sure you know from being in those shoes at one time or another, but its a really trying time and having someone to take one worry off your back is huge.
My daughter may have only been in the NICU for 20 days (sadly she passed away from a congenital lung defect that has no cure or treatment), but I'll always remember the people who donated this or that to help make things easier. You are true angels to have something like this going!
Thanks again,
Bailey's Mom, Megan

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