2020 Virtual Hugs Fundraiser!
Due to recent requirements, our Casa Mia Takeover had to be cancelled. As you may know, this event is very important in helping us fulfill our mission. With the funds raised during our takeovers, we are able to cover venue fees and other overhead expenses for our annual Auction, as well as cover our growing number of Hugs requests each year. We have already received 10 Hugs applications this year, which is double what we had received at this point in 2019! We are now facing the challenge of finding creative ways to fundraise from the safety of our homes so that we can continue to give smiles to these sweet children and young adults.
We recently received an application for 2-1/2 year old Rachel who would love a play set for her backyard. Maintaining safe social distances, washing hands, and avoiding germs is an everyday necessity in the cancer-fighting world and is even more important now. Having a safe place to play outdoors for Rachel and her 1-1/2 year old sister would be a dream come true for her family and her mother said "I have been having dreams of Rachel’s face (my little girl) of when she sees this play set appear in our back yard. I know she will be so thrilled. We can’t wait and are forever grateful."
We would love to have you join us in our goal of raising $1,000 to help cover the cost of a brand new play set for Rachel between now and March 31st. Any amount raised beyond our goal will go toward other Hugs! If you are able to help, please click the button below, visit our donation page, or go to our Facebook fundraiser! We are so grateful for your continued support. Note: Our PayPal button is experiencing a small glitch. We suggest using the "Quantity" option to adjust your donation to your desired amount or use the donation page or Facebook fundraiser if preferred. Thank you for your patience!
UPDATE: Wow! We are in total awe at the outpouring of love from all of you. Between donations on our website and on our Facebook fundraiser, we have already raised $3,400 in just over 24 hours! Rachel's playset is now fully funded thanks to you. Not only that, but we're so close to funding three additional Hugs! So, we have decided to up our goal to $4,000, which will cover Rachel's playset plus help us fund the two different bedroom makeovers, a puppy, and a new camera that were recently requested! These donations will help us breathe a little easier with our upcoming hugs and uncertainty about future events.
All donors will be entered into a drawing to receive a $25 gift certificate to a local business of their choice courtesy of the Foundation's Board of Directors or a canvas of (our) Rachel's art. All supporters who share our fundraiser on social media will also receive an entry!