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.
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!
THANK YOU SO MUCH PATTY!