Monday, November 30, 2009

Returned!

The hiatus has ended! But unfortunately, I only have a speck of time with which I must tell you that Frosty and Elf Rita are planning their annual trip to Wesley Hospital in Wichita for December 23!

I cannot believe another year has passed. Sometimes it's difficult to type past the lump that thought creates in my throat. However, there are children and families that will light up with surprise and gratitude over the bestowal of unexpected gift from Frosty and Elf Rita—I choose to focus on that.

This holiday weekend, I dropped off my bag o'goodies for the big trip at Frosty's parents' home. Frosty's dad, Buster, mentioned how wonderful it is to bring a little joy into these hospital rooms. He should know because he's been a helper both years now. He's seen the little miracles firsthand.

So ... if you'd like to donate a few toys to the trip, Frosty and Elf Rita would LOVE to have your support. Here are a few ideas

• groovy stuff for teen kids
• snuggly, new stuffed animals
• giftcards for the parents (Wal-Mart, Walgreens, McDonald's, Spangles, gas cards)
• books, activity packs, little electronic games, young child toys and anything you think would be easy to do while laying in a hospital bed.
• stickers

And of course, any cash donations go to the purchase of whatever might be in short supply for the trip this year. This year, the big visit is scheduled for Wednesday, December 23! So if you could have your donations to Susan by Sunday, December 13, that would be swell.

Susan Jae Eckel
3738 S. Dugan
Wichita, KS 67215

1 comment:

Chad said...

I challenge everyone to contribute something to Susan's hospital visit. The families and children that will receive these gifts are true heroes and I hope we can all do our part to ease their struggles, even for just a moment. Please contribute if you can.

Thank you,

Chad