Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Thank You Marissa Finn of DanielWadeFinn.blogspot.com

We would like to send a HUGE Thank You out to 
Marissa Finn of the Blog, danielwadefinn.blogspot.com
for sending us an incredibly generous donation.

Marissa raised money for the March of Dimes March for Babies in honor of her son Daniel Wade Finn, who was born sleeping at 32 weeks. Because of her outstanding efforts, raising over $2000 (well over her $1900 goal) Marissa was rewarded by the March of Dimes with a $100 Macy's gift card. Very generously, she donated this gift card to Doing Good In Her Name, asking that we put it to use for the critically ill infants at CCMC.

When we received the gift card, we contacted CCMC to see which item from Macy's would come in the most handy for them. After reviewing the Macy's site, the Child Life Specialist chose this set of foam rubber tiles:

With nearly $20 left to spend on the gift card, we were also able to purchase this beautiful outfit...

And this adorable "Santa's Little Helper" holiday set...

Marissa's incredible fundraising efforts, and generosity made these amazing donations possible!

Thank You So Much Marissa! 

Monday, October 18, 2010

Exciting News!

We are very excited to announce that Doing Good In Her Name has now forged a relationship with the NICU at Danbury Hospital. Danbury's NICU is a level IIIB Neonatal Intensive Care Unit that treats infants born ill or prematurely.

This is a very exciting time for Danbury Hospital's NICU as they are currently upgrading their entire NICU facility to include all private patient rooms, with attached resting accommodations for the parents of these critically ill infants. In addition to the private rooms, Danbury is also creating respite rooms, teaching areas, and a private hospice family accommodation area, where parents and extended family can gather privately with those infants requiring hospice care.

If you would like to make an item or gift card donation specifically for the Danbury NICU, please reference "Danbury NICU" and send it to:

Attention: Peyton's Pals
Doing Good In Her Name
PO Box 1281
Burlington, CT 06013

If you would like to make a tax deductible financial donation to assist the families of critically ill infants at Danbury Hospital, please make your checks out to Danbury Hospital Development Fund (or DHDF) and write Doing Good In Her Name in the memo field.

Thursday, October 14, 2010



We would like to send a HUGE THANK YOU out
To The Following Members of
The Poughkeepsie Steuben Society, 
for their generous monetary donations.

Brigitte Dessauer of Wappingers Falls, NY
Frieda Popp of Pleasant Valley, NY
Jerry Van Duzer of Pine Bush, NY
Edward and Evelyn Blatz of Wappingers Falls, NY

These are the first donations to come in for our Holiday Donation Drive, and they will go to great use providing financial assistance to the families of critically ill infants being treated at CCMC. With these donations included, we have now raised a total of $1640 for the CCMC Foundation!


Friday, October 8, 2010

Shifting Our Focus Through The Holiday Season!


Thanks to YOUR amazing generosity, our item donation drive has been such a HUGE success that we can now shift our focus through the holiday season to providing financial support to the families of critically ill children being treated at CCMC!

Having a critically ill infant puts an incredible financial strain on the infant's family. Beyond the medical expenses, there are many other unexpected expenses including lost time from work, travel expenses, parking expenses, food expenses while at the hospital, etc. 

Through Doing Good In Her Name, you can help support these families in two very special (and tax deductible!) ways:

(Keep your receipts)
Every gift card donated, will be distributed to the parents/family of a critically ill infant being treated at CCMC. Gift Cards in any amount are greatly appreciated from the following establishments. These cards are easiest for patients' families to use, as these establishments are located at or near CCMC.

*Dunkin Donuts 
*Gift Cards To Area Gas Stations (Sunoco, Shell, Valero, Getty, Gulf, Mobil, BP)
*J Restaurant & Bar (located directly across from the hospital at 297 Washington St. Hartford, CT 06106. Their number is 860-527-7764.)

Tax Deductible donations can also be made and will be used to provide the families of critically ill infants with parking passes and food vouchers for the hospital cafeteria, as well as with financial support. 

Parking at the hospital is quite expensive, and we know from personal experience what a great help these passes can be in alleviating some of the financial burden that families with very sick babies are under. 

Cafeteria food vouchers help a great deal too, making the prospect of grabbing a quick bite much easier for these families during those times when it is impossible to get away from the hospital for a meal. 

If you would like to make a tax deductible monetary donation, please make your checks payable to The Connecticut Children's Medical Center Foundation and reference "Doing Good In Her Name" in the memo line.

Please send your donations to
Peyton’s Pals
Attn: Doing Good In Her Name
P.O. Box 1281
BurlingtonCT 06013

Every gesture, no matter how small, 
has a huge impact on these families lives!

Thank you in advance for doing your part to help these families through this upcoming Holiday Season!

Friday, October 1, 2010

Thank You Audree Kane!

We would like to send a HUGE THANK YOU out to 
Audree Kane of Wallingford, CT
for sending us the following amazing batch of donations!

Audree sent us some beautiful clothes, crib sheets, bibs, toys and teethers...

As well as books, pacifiers, CD, bottles, and...

this amazing Day & Night Soother which is sure to brighten up 
the hospital room for many little patients at CCMC to come!