Fundraising update

Last week we received our first distribution from the Amazon Smile Foundation, which donates 0.5% of eligible purchases to the Foundation when users buy on using our customized link.  From the period April 1 through June 30, purchases totaling over $1000 were made this way.  Of course, if you do the math this means the amount we actually received was a little over $5 – which may not seem like a lot but will pay for half of a toiletries bag we put together for the hospital.  And we are very encouraged by the amount of support from you that generated this first check!

Can you imagine what the donation could be if all our supporters used our link when shopping on Amazon, especially as the holiday season approaches?  Would you please consider bookmarking as your gateway into Amazon, and sharing this link with others to encourage them to do the same?  The shopping experience is exactly the same as through the regular Amazon login, and there are no extra costs to you.  Simply buy the items you normally would, and the Amazon Smile Foundation sends us a check – it’s that simple!

We have also enrolled in the PayPal Giving Fund and eBay For Charity.  Both organizations give users the opportunity to make donations to the foundation when they make transactions:

We thank you once again for your generous support which makes our work possible!  You are truly making a difference in the lives of families dealing with serious childhood illness.

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