Thank you to everyone who helped make our 4th Annual Interpretation of Hope Event the success it was. The committee members worked so very hard and we want to thank them. Melissa Barns, Ken Waldron, Nancy Waldron, Karen Brendal, Stephanie Merfeld, Karen Cross, Michele Moen, Mary Kay Myrmel and Colleen Mahoney. We were so very fortunate to also have some great volunteers, thank you to all of them for giving of their time. Thank you to the sponsors, Donors, vendors and attendees we could not achieve our goals and missions without your help.
Interpretations of Hope Event – 4-9-2016
Location: Hopkins Center for the Arts, 1111 Mainstreets, Hopkins, MN 55305
Wine & Beer Tasting, Reveal of our Paintings done by some amazing children, DJ, Pat Combs, Games, food and more
Cost of Tickets – $40 per person before the event and $50 per person the day of the event.
You can now go online and purchase your tickets to our fabulous event on 4/9/2016…. just click on the link and away you go. Any questions let me know – Kim @612-599-4221. Thank you.
Wine Vendor for the tasting will be Cannon River Winery. Thank you so much to them for being our wine sponsor for the tasting. https://cannonriverwinery.com/
Beer Vendor for the tasting will be Boom Ilsand Breweing. Thank you so much to them for being our beer sponsor for the tasting. http://boomislandbrewing.com/
This event is open to the public.
How many families lives have we touched since 2007
Here is a breakdown of how many families lives we have touched since 2007
854 (these are families that the social workers send to us for gas cards, grocery cards, Target or Walmart Cards, parking passes, photo shoots, Visa Cards
Weekly deliveries to either the Minneapolis Childrens or the U of MN Masonic – Snacks, Fresh Fruit, toiletries, greeting cards, craft kits, journals 15-20 people weekly
Thanksgiving served at the U of MN Masonic – approximately 120-150 people feed annually
Monthly Crafts at the U of MN Masonic – average 10 people per month
Photo Shoots at the U of MN Masonic – Quarterly average 10-15 people
We are not able to do any of these without all of you, with your sponsorship, donations, participation and support of our Annual Kickball Tournament tentative date 9/24/2016 (Favorite memory of Blair) and our Annual Interpretation of Hope Event coming up on 4/9/2016.
So thank you and please consider helping us give H.O.P.E.
Did you know why we hold our fundraisers?
Our Interpretations of Hope Event on 4/9/2016 is one of our fundraisers that help us to achieve our mission and our goal. If you are interested in attending our event visit our website for more details – cost $40 per person until the day of which changes to $50 per person. www.blairstreeofhope.org This is not a private event it is open to the PUBLIC. Please spread the word Help us to give HOPE to so many families.
Our foundation was formed out of a need that we saw through Blair’s journey!
On 6/22/05 The Anderson family was forever changed. Blair Erin, then 14 years old was taken to the hospital feeling worse then she had ever felt before. After a few tests, the word no family ever wants to hear was quietly spoken…..CANCER. This was the beginning of a journey for one family – one family who mirrors so many others.
Blair, like so many other children, spent months and months in the hospital receiving treatments. In many cases the treatments make these kids even sicker than before they started. Their families are scared, stressed, and have no time in their days to handle the routines that they had been so use to. The basics are left undone as they spend weeks and even months at a time in the hospital. Blair lost her battle on 3/25/07 after conquering cancer on 2 separate occasions. She left behind so many wonderful memories…..and an idea….an idea to help people.
Hospital personnel with Minneapolis Children’s and the U of MN Masonic Children’s make referrals to Blair’s Tree of Hope 501c3 Non-profit for families who need assistance. Items that we provide to the families could be a Gas Cards, Target/Walmart Gift Cards, Grocery Cards, A Housecleaning, Family Photos, A Monthly Parking Permit for the parking ramps at the hospitals. Weekly we take Snacks, toiletries, Magazines, (current), craft kits and lip balm to Minneapolis Children’s and the U of MN Masonic (rotating schedule). We also provide greeting cards that parents can come in and take (Happy Birthday, holiday, etc), and packets of puzzle books and playing cards.
Your donation dollars are put towards helping us to achieve our mission and goals of helping families so that they can spend more quality time with their child(ren) going through a cancer/blood disorder/Bone Marrow Transplant journey!
HOPE…4 SIMPLE LETTERS PUT TOGETHER TO FORM ONE POWERFUL IDEA…..Helping Other People Everyday.