Thursday, January 6, 2011

2011 Goals - DREAM MORE - Goal #2

Goal #2 - DREAM MORE

Any of you who have been following me for a while know how important Daddy's Dreams is to me.  In 2011, my goal #2 is to DREAM more... more quilts, more hats, and more cards for patients with leukemia and other cancers. 

The first thing I will be doing is posting updates on contributions and volunteer sessions over the past couple of months.  I have had issues with my laptop and also a series of illnesses in my family that have kept me from posting this information in a more timely manner.  SORRY!  Be looking for that information soon! 

In the meantime, please mark your calendars for
01/22/2011 from to at Pleasant Grove UMC for the next Daddy's Dreams Volunteer Session and 01/23/2011 at at Pleasant Grove UMC for the blessing of the "Works of Heart" from the volunteer session.  Volunteering a little of your time can mean so much to those in need of support during a very difficult time. 

Daddy’s Dreams was founded in memory of my Dad, Dennis Carter, who passed away at the age of 61 from Acute Myelogenous Leukemia (AML) in September 2009 after a long and brave battle with the disease. Daddy's Dreams volunteers and supporters are dedicated to being a source of strength for patients with "Works of Heart," "Happy Hats," and "Cards for Cancer Patients."  Please consider volunteering your time or resources - or just sending in a few cards or crochet/knit caps.  100% of the items donated go directly to making the difficult process of treatment just a little easier for those who need it. 

The main focus of Daddy’s Dreams is to provide hand-crafted "rag" quilts for patients who have been diagnosed with leukemia and other cancers to “wrap them in love” during their ordeal with chemotherapy.  Quilts are donated to adults and children on a needs basis in the local community and beyond.  Daddy's Dreams is also currently accepting handmade quilts from individuals who wish to donate them.  These quilts will be blessed alongside the ones created in volunteer sessions and will be distributed in the same manner.  Please, due to concerns about low immune status of recipients, new material/quilts only. 

The Daddy's Dreams "Happy Hats" campaign is on ongoing project.  We are in need of hand-knitted/crocheted hat donations for male and female patients in adult and children sizes!  Female hats will be adorned by Daddy's Dreams volunteers with hand-crafted fabric flowers.  Adult female hats will be donated to a wonderful organization, "Hope for a Day,"  children's hats will be donated to Childrens Healthcare of Atlanta, and men's hats will go to Emory University Hospital in Atlanta, Georgia.   

The Daddy's Dreams "Cards for Cancer Patients" campaign is also an ongoing project.  We are in need of donations of completed hand-stamped cards suitable for all occasions.  Include your own message of hope, love, encouragement, etc. inside the card.  No need to send envelopes.  I will place all cards in a translucent envelope before delivering to the respective facilities for easy distribution to those in need of a little "paper hug."   

For full details and additional information, please visit the Daddy's Dreams online information gateway.  The links listed in red there have tons of information, photos, and inspiring stories.  We are always looking for volunteers and donations to keep this project going!  Thanks for blessing us so that we may bless others! 

Katie Burke
Stampin' Up!® Independent Demonstrator
Pine Mountain / LaGrange, Georgia

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