Monday, September 12, 2011

We Asked - You Delivered! Danbury Hospital NICU Book Drive!

Wow! We Asked and You Delivered!
Books! Books! Books!

We are pleased to announce that our Book Drive for the 
Danbury Hospital Neonatal Intensive Care Unit 
brought in 247 books!

These books will go to great use as parents read them to their NICU babies, or siblings in the NICU curl up with a good book to pass the time. And what's more, each family will have the opportunity to take a special book home with them as a keepsake at the end of their stay! How special a gift you have given them, where they can look back with that child and say, "this was the book I used to read to you in the NICU." Thank you so much again to all who helped to make this book drive a success!

Just look at all these beautiful titles!

Thank You So Much 
Larry and Jayne Shapiro of Shaftsbury VT!

Thank You So Much 
Deanna Whitehead of Chino, CA!

Thank You So Much 
Nika Michaels of Amacartes WA!

Thank You So Much 
Lisa Ginsberg Eisen of Westport CT!

Thank You So Much 
Amanda Tryon Johnson of Midlothian, VA!

Thank You So Much 
Elizabeth Roberts of Brookfield CT!

Thank You So Much 
Julia McDonald of Chevy Chase, MD!

Thank You So Much 
Lori Ennis of Jacksonville, NC!

Thank You So Much 
Chris Dlugozima and Deb Steinberg of Hoboken, NJ!

Thank You So Much 
Karen Paradise of Canton, CT!

Thank You So Much 
Rebecca Stanley of Smithville, NJ!

Thank You So Much 
Kacey Rose Foundation of Wallingford, CT!


Thank You So Much 
Heather Blatz of Pleasant Valley, NY!

And these were from us.

We also received the following beautiful non book donations...

Thank You So Much
Dlugozima Family of Sayville, NY

Thank You So Much 
Malory Jiminez of Southbridge, MA!

Thank You So Much 
Rebecca Stanley of Smithville, NJ!

Your kindness has made a difference!

Thursday, May 12, 2011

Danbury Hospital NICU Book Drive!

Books! Books! Books!
Danbury Hospital NICU Book Drive

Danbury Hospital is gearing up to open their *BRAND NEW* NICU, and Doing Good In Her Name would like to help them out by providing a bookshelf of brand new books for kids of all ages. 

This bookshelf will reside in Danbury's NICU, and be accessible for NICU patients, siblings, and families to use. At the end of their stay, patients and siblings will be able to take the books home if they wish.

Because of the delicate immune systems of some NICU patients, we can only accept brand new books at this time. We will be collecting them through June 1st.  

If you would like to help support the book drive, please send your tax deductible donation of brand new books to: 

Book Drive for Peyton’s Pals
Attn: Doing Good In Her Name
P.O. Box 1281
BurlingtonCT 06013

Thank you in advance for doing your part to help these families through their stay in the NICU. God Bless!

Monday, February 7, 2011

Thank You Patty Moran!

We would like to send a HUGE THANK YOU out to 
Patty Moran, of Albany NY
for organizing an incredible gift card and fundraising drive on behalf of Doing Good In Her Name.

Last weekend, we took a trip to the Doing Good In Her Name P.O. Box, and came home with a large yellow envelope. When we opened it up, we just could not believe what we were seeing. There was a large stack of gift cards and checks inside. Our initial thought was that I had somehow sent the cards from our Holiday Gift Card and Fundraiser drive to the wrong address and someone had kindly returned it to me! That's how big the stack was! Boy were we in for a shock. Inside we found the following note from a woman whose grandson had received a Doing Good In Her Name package during his time at CCMC's NICU:

January 15, 2011

Last April my grandson was born prematurely at Hartford Hospital (CCMC's NICU). He got wonderful medical care, but I also remember the personal touches. He received a book and stuffed animal, blanket, and some preemie clothes. Those gifts means so much to my daughter and son-in-law during a very stressful time.

When my daughter told me about your organization I thought it was a wonderful idea. The gift cards are a great idea. I remember how nice it was for my daughter to get out of the hospital for just a quick bite at Friendly's.

I have a group of women friends who have been together for over 30 years. Each Christmas we would exchange presents. This year we decided to donate to Doing Good In Her Name instead of exchanging gifts. I also brought up the idea at my office, and everyone was very receptive.

Enclosed you will find the donations of money and gift cards for Doing Good In Her Name. I am sure they will be put to good use.

Patty Moran

We are so grateful to Patty and her friends and co-workers for gathering such a wonderful collection of gift cards. In total they sent 23 gift cards totaling $260!

Additionally, Patty and her friends also raised $175 for the Connecticut Children's Medical Center Foundation! Isn't that just incredible!


Saturday, February 5, 2011

Thank You Holly of Caring For Carleigh!

We would like to send a HUGE THANK YOU out to
The Wonderful Holly
and her husband Anthony, 
for sending us the following donation.

Anthony and Holly sent in this beautiful 4 in 1 puzzle, Eric Carle's 123 to the Zoo.

This puzzle is sure to provide many hours of fun for the children at CCMC!


Tuesday, February 1, 2011

An Update...

Please bear with us as we are a few weeks behind in posting donations. As many of you know, we are eagerly awaiting the arrival of Peyton's little brother and sister this month. Because of some not so great weather in the northeast, and being slowed down a bit by the pregnancy, we have only been able to get to the P.O. Box every few weeks. Today we were overjoyed to find that two wonderful packages were waiting for us at the Post Office - one from Anthony and Holly Haas, and the other from Patti Moran. We will get both of these donations posted this week.

Friday, January 14, 2011

Thank You Jodi Miranda!

We would like to send a HUGE THANK YOU out to 
Jodi Miranda of Coral Gables, FL
for sending us the following beautiful donations.

Jodi was kind enough to send us these brand new and pre-washed/bagged blankets,
outfits, infant socks, and washcloths, as well as a diaper carrying case.

Jodi also sent in several packages of infant formula, pacifiers, bottles of antibacterial
 hand sanitizer, a toy, package of diapers, and adorable hat.

All of these items will go to great use assisting critically ill infants at CCMC!


Thursday, January 13, 2011

Our First Danbury Hospital Drop Off

Thank You Western Connecticut State University O.W.L's

We would like to send a HUGE THANK YOU out to
Myrna Flaccavento
and the 
Western Connecticut State University O.W.L. Program
for organizing a wonderful Giving Tree Program for Doing Good In Her Name this past holiday season.

We were thrilled when Myrna, who is the Vice President for WCSU's O.W.L. (Older Wiser Learners) Program, contacted us in August to let us know that the O.W.L's had chosen Doing Good In Her Name to be the recipients of their Giving Tree Program this year. Over the course of November and December, Myrna and the O.W.L's collected several bags just brimming with beautiful donations such as clothing, books, toys, bottles of hand sanitizer, gift cards, teethers, and blankets to benefit the critically ill infants being treated in the NICU at Danbury Hospital.

After meeting with Myrna to pick up the donations, Peyton's Grandmother, Elizabeth Roberts, took the items over to Danbury Hospital for delivery, and met with Grace Linhard, the Vice President of Danbury Hospital's Development Fund.

Peyton's Grandmother Elizabeth Roberts (Left) with Grace Linhard (Right) of Danbury Hospital's Development Fund. 

In addition to the amazing items collected by The O.W.L's, a box of thirty preemie outfits donated by Betsy Beasley were also delivered, making this first delivery to Danbury Hospital's NICU a huge success!


Thank You Julia McDonnell!

We would like to send a HUGE THANK YOU out to 
Julia McDonnell of Chevy Chase, MD
For sending in another wonderful batch of donations!

Julia sent in some beautiful Build-A-Bear Workshop Bears, as well two homemade blankets,
a bib, and two gorgeous hats!

 And to help keep little ones entertained, she sent a wonderful batch of activity books and stickers...

Along with some markers and crayons, two mobiles, some teethers and toys,
crib sheets, bottles, CD's and books!
All of which are sure to go to great use at CCMC!


Friday, January 7, 2011

Thank You Arlene & Larry Pellerin

We would like to send a HUGE THANK YOU out to 
Arlene & Larry Pellerin of Pembroke, NH
for sending some wonderful donations into our Holiday Gift Card and Fundraising Drive!

Arlene and Larry blessed us with some gift cards:

Two for Dunkin Donuts...
As well as one from Subway...

And also sent in a generous cash donation, 
bringing the total amount we have now raised for The CCMC Foundation up to $1940!


Thank You Diane Richards!

We would like to send a HUGE THANK YOU out to 
Diane Richards of Springfield MA
for sending in a generous donation towards our Holiday Fundraising and Gift Card Drive!

Diane made this donation to honor the memory of a sweet little girl named Dylan Rose, who left this world too soon due to SIDS.

Thanks to Diane's generosity, we have now raised a total of $1915 for The Connecticut Children's Medical Center Foundation, to help offset costs for parents with critically ill infants being treated at CCMC!