Monday, August 19, 2013

Feeling Grateful

It's hard to believe that we are approaching the end of summer.  Touching Lives With Comfort has been very busy throughout the year, continuing with deliveries to many hospitals and foundations!  Our supply of pillow pets has been depleted to almost zero.  We are working on securing some grants, as well as putting together a few fundraisers for the fall.   We'll be having another Peace A Pizza night (September 18th) in September, and then our 2nd Annual Party for a Cause at the Phoenix Emporium in Ellicott City (November 9th).  Mark your calendars!  We hope to see you at these events!  The Holiday Season is our busiest time of year and we'll need to raise enough funds to help secure items to reach over 1500 children.  More and more people are discovering our foundation and learning about the good things we are working to accomplish.  We are confident we'll be able to meet the needs of the children this Holiday Season.  We are so grateful for all that has occurred thus far!

We are also extremely grateful to Catonsville United Methodist Church's (CUMC) Vacation Bible School program this summer.  Every year the vacation bible school chooses a foundation to support, and collects money throughout the week from the children attending.  TLC was totally shocked and surprised when we found out that our foundation was going to be this year's recipient!  What a BLESSING that was!   We were even more surprised, and utterly left speechless when at the week's end closing ceremony, we learned just how much the wonderful children of CUMC VBS had raised. 

Drum roll......the children raised $1,107.92 for TLC (more than the original amount presented to us at the closing ceremony-see below)! 

We are so impressed, delighted and humbled by this extremely generous and giving donation from the children who attended CUMC VBS!  What big, loving and caring hearts these children (and their parents!) have. This donation will help us reach approx.  90 children who are facing serious illness and are hospitalized.  Ninety children that we can help lift the spirits of, to help provide a bit of comfort and sense of security to, that are in a sterile environment, that is nothing like the comforts of their own home! Thank you to the VBS Program Coordinator for choosing us, to all of the CUMC Children (and their families) who attended bible school in July and making such generous donations! 

Feeling Blessed and Forever Grateful....