Painting for Hope sponsored by Art & Elixir
Saturday 2/22/2014 we will be at Poor Richards Restaurant, Bloomington, MN along with 10 families whose children will be shown how to paint pictures as shown by Terri and Tara of Art & Elixir. We are looking forward to this fun event and to see the creativity of these children. The art work from this event will be part of our silent auction at our Interpretations of Hope Event on 4/11/2014.
Thank you to Poor Richards Restaurant for letting us come and have our event at their facility and a special thank you to Terri and Tara for sharing their talents and helping us to give H.O.P.E.
Cities 97 Sampler Recipient
Thank you to Cities 97 and to everyone who purchased the Sampler back in November. Blair’s Tree of Hope is one of the thankful 501c3 Non-Profit foundations that was selected to receive funds from the sale of the Sampler 25. Helping us to Help Other People Everyday HOPE
On 2/7/2007 Blair went back in the hospital with RSV and the Leukemia was back. She was such an inspiration to me and everyone else that she touched. She never gave up and we spent hours talking about how we could give HOPE to families. 3 months after she earned her pink and orange wings on 3/25/2007 Tom and I talked and talked and said we know what we want to do and that is bring this dream to a reality. On 7/31/2007 Blair’s Tree of Hope became a legal non-profit foundation that has helped over 6,000 families directly and indirectly. We could not have done this without the commitment of the Board Members, family, volunteers, sponsors and donors of time, money and products. So many people that we have met throughout the past 7 years have touched our lives in ways they may not realize. Thank you so much to each and every one of you for helping us to give Blair’s Hope to so many.
2014 Fundraising Events
Our non-profit foundation holds 3 major fundraisers every year to raise funds to help the families. We are looking for sponsors and donated items for our silent auction and raffle items at these events. IOH Wine Event 3-14-2014, 5k Walk/Run 6-29-2014 and Kickball 9-27-2014. If you are interested in any of these events and/or would like to volunteer your time, contact Kim Anderson at firstname.lastname@example.org or 612-599-4221 and she will provide you with additional information or answer any questions you may have.
With sponsorships and donations from businesses and indviduals our foundation has been able to help directly and indirectly up to 6,000 families at both the Minneapolis Childrens and U of MN Amplatz Hospitals. BTOH helps families that the social workers refer to us with either a gas card, Target gift card, housecleaning, family photos, grocery cards, indirectly by bringing weekly snacks including toiletries, magazines, bracelet kits, serving Thanksgivingt Dinner, monthly crafting events, Pillowcases for families and their children, quilts and gift bags filled with fun items.
We look forward to receiving your support so that we can achieve our mission and our goals of Helping Other People Everyday – HOPE.
As we are nearing the end of 2013, if you are looking for a non-profit to donate to we would appreciate your donation. Know that your money goes directly to the families as we have no paid employees everyone involved with BTOH is a volunteer including the board members. Because of your donations our foundation Blair’s Tree of Hope has been able to help directly and indirectly up to 6,000 families at both the Minneapolis Children’s and U of MN Amplatz Children’s Hospitals. Blair’s Tree of Hope help the families that the social workers refer to us with either a gas cards, target gift cards, housecleaning, family photos, groceries, indirectly by bringing weekly snacks including toiletries, magazines, bracelet kits, serving Thanksgiving Dinner, monthly crafting events, Pillowcase for the families, quilts and gift bags filled with fun items. We are also asked how groups or families can help BTOH and we have put together the attached flyer with some ideas. If you are interested, contact Kim at email@example.com. If you would like to receive our monthly newsletter send an email to Jessica Crelly at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you to the sponsors, companies and people who donated items for our silent auctions and raffles, thank you to our volunteers, thank you to the board members (Ken Waldron, Mary Kay Myrmel, Teri Crelly, Karen Brendal, Deb Lubotina, Melissa Barns, Kim McCabe, Jessica Crelly, Rachel Crelly and Molly McCabe) who give of their time to help us to achieve our goals and our mission of Helping Other People Everyday – HOPE. We are so thankful to all of our family and friends who live in other states who continue to help us spread the word and are always finding ways to raise funds for BTOH.
Tom and Kim Anderson along with our children and grandchildren
Bob, Jodi, Melissa, Drew, Molly, Blair, Ethan, Kaleb, Kaylynn, Audrey, Stella, Grayson, Dalton and Owen