Friday, March 19, 2010

Easter Collection For Kapiolani

Thank you for visiting Danya's Gift site. We are once again collecting for a donation to the sick children and babies of Kapiolani Hospital. There are several ways to give.

First to the babies:
We are collecting Sleepers, Onesies, socks, and hats in the preemie or newborn size. There are also several patterns along the right side of the site if you want to sew something special. For more information click here.

Now for all the rest of the keiki:
The hospital tries to throw a party for birthdays and other celebratory moments like the last chemo treatment. Because it's hard to make sure that every child gets a personalized party we are putting together party boxes. To find out guidelines and needs click here.

We are grateful for every gift you are able to share with us. Sometime when your child is ill these are the little things that mean soo much.

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Project Celebration Boxes!

As I have been reorganizing around the house I was trying to find a place to store the party decorations from Danya's birthday party. What do you do with these things?! When we went to drop off Danya's gift last fall, we talked to a patient rep who said that they often throw parties for the kids for their birthdays and for final Chemo and many other moments that deserve something special. So I started thinking and I wrote an email to the representative to find out what their needs were. She said that often they can't give the kids a real personalized party because they don't have a lot of options on hand. Upon reading her e-mail I really felt like God was confirming and encouraging me to mobilize the troops and do this thing. Our MOPS group started brainstorming ideas today. Our plan is to take plastic shoe boxes and put together themed party items so that when they need to throw a party they will take the items they need and then put the decorations and such back in and us it for the next one. We'll laminate banners and such so that they can be cleaned and used over and over again.
There are some No Nos to keep in mind.


NO LATEX


NOTHING EDIBLE


ALL NAPKINS AND PLATES MUST BE NEW AND SEALED (small plates only please)

Ideas of what to put in the boxes:


Bubbles
Party Blowers
Plastic Clapping hands
Banners
Cars
Hats
Paper Streamers
Crafty items
Table Cloth
Stickers

These are the themes we are going to start with, If you want to put together a whole box choose your own theme and go ahead!
* Princess Box
* Thomas
* Sesame Street
* Music Theme
* A day at the Spa
* Animals / Zoo Theme
* Super Heros (any and all)
* Cheetah Girls / Hannah Montana


The Snap-N-Style dolls I mentioned before will be going in with this gift. Can't wait to see what we can do when we work together!