Tuesday, September 28, 2010

2nd Annual Gifts From Gavin Toy Drive

It would be Gavin's 3rd Birthday on October 6th, and we're doing another toy drive for Banner Desert Children's Hospital to honor him! We're also going to plant a beautiful tree in our front yard in his memory. We'd love to have you celebrate his life with us!

Stop by for a few minutes, drop off a {new} toy for the hospital, tie a ribbon of remembrance on his tree, and eat birthday cookies & milk! We'd love to see you...even if you only 'know' us through our blog, or through a friend of a friend of a friend! Being able to help others is the ONE thing that makes his loss a little easier for us to bear, so we hope we'll be able to donate LOTS of toys to the kids at the hospital where we spent so much time with our little man!

 Wish List for Children's Hospital:
  (new in packages & unwrapped, please!)
  • toys for ages infant-5 years
  • board books
  • white noise machines
  • crib mobiles & music players
  • bouncy seats
  • portable dvd players
  • preschool age computer games
  • a cash jar will be available, too (to be used towards a portable dvd player(s)!)

We've had some Out-of-State friends ask how to participate, you can order a toy online and have it shipped directly to our home (our new address is on the invite above!), or donate cash through paypal using Andre or Bethany's personal e-mail! (funds will be used to buy a portable dvd player(s) for the hospital!)

Another neat thing we are doing is having our neighborhood cub scouts participate in the event. I happen to be a Den Mom to the Wolf & Bear Cub Scouts (including my son, Joenick!) and I thought it would be special for him and his buddies to help out. So they are going to try to earn their Donor Awareness Patch by having a booth for people to sign-up to be registered donors. Each boy needs to sign one person up, so if you've never gotten around to it, they'd appreciate it if you could help them earn their patch! This is what it looks like...pretty cool, huh?

We've only ever had a couple people sign up when we've had register forms out in the past, and we have 11 cub scouts (!) so I hope we have enough people sign up for each boy! If you only have the sticker on your driver's license, but have never formally registered through the Donate Life Network for your state, you'll still count! (Out-of-State people can help, too...just register through the website above & let me know so I can add you to our tally!) Thank you!

Here's some more information:


em said...

I just registered for organ donation on the site :)

{ Bethany } said...

Thank you, Emily!! The boys will be so excited to have their 1st one! :)

Barrett, Melinda, & Angel Trinity Adams said...

Happy Belated birthday to your beautiful baby Gavin...I hope my Trinity went over to him and gave him a huge birthday hug on his special day. But most of all, I wish I lived closer to you, so I could come over, hug you, and cry with you...these days suck for me...another year gone without Trinity. I know you have felt the same way. Love you bethany!!!!