With a collection box now placed in the school, it is hard to allow things to pile up there. Riley brought out all that had come in for the day on Monday. In addition, we have received some more items at our home.
Thank you for these gifts! They will certainly bring smiles to some faces!
In addition, thank you for the monetary donations! Some wonderful gifts will be purchased with the over $400 that has already been received!
Dylan spent almost 48 hours at Hope Children's Hospital starting on the morning Sept. 16 until his passing on Sept. 18, 2006. In honor of his time in the care of such a wonderful medical staff, please "like" Dylan's Gifts on Facebook today. Let's see if we can get more than 48 followers join in to watch the efforts of Dylan's Gifts 2011. Thank you in advance!!!
...and we are underway! We are so excited by all the love and support that we continue to receive for our efforts to ease the hospital stays of children and their families at Advocate Hope Children's Hospital and the Ronald McDonald House near Advocate Hope Children's Hospital. Most of all, we are deeply touched by all who desire to continue to honor Dylan's brief life along with us. Words can never adequately express our complete appreciation!
And the first GIFTS have arrived at our home. Thank you to this mystery giver!
In 2008, Hannah (then age 6) & her sister, Riley (then age 3) had a “dream” to make a child’s time in a hospital “more like being at home with books to read and toys to play with.” Along with a bit of help from their parents, Matt & Heather, the sisters started DYLAN'S GIFTS to honor their brother, Dylan, who left an amazing impact on so many people with his brief life in September 2006.
The girls began DYLAN'S GIFTS with the simple goal to gather “10 things for Hannah & 10 things for Riley” to honor Dylan’s birthday (September 12th) and to deliver the “gifts” to Advocate Hope Children’s Hospital and the House of Hope Ronald McDonald House, because as Hannah put it, “That would be a lot of things and that would go to a lot of kids and that would be really good!” What started as such a small request for help from family members and friends to honor Dylan’s birthday grew into something much bigger than even two little girls could have dreamed!