Wednesday, January 5, 2011

A visit to Make-A-Wish

Last night we visited the Portland Make-A-Wish office to drop off your donations. It is always a humbling experience to go there and see all of the pictures on the wall and signs and letters from wish recipients and their families. I hope you all know that you DO make a difference in the children's lives and their families. Every donation, no matter how big or small, goes towards a magical experience and wonderful memories made for these very deserving families.

After recounting all of the money, a last minute donation, and the boys emptying the change out of their piggy bank (their choice of course, I am a proud mom!)...the grand total was...


We were so excited and wish that every person who put a donation in that little metal box at the end of the driveway could be standing right there with us!

Monday, January 3, 2011

Drumroll please.....

The grand total for total donations to Make-A-Wish of Maine is........


Thank you to EVERYONE....there are no words to explain how grateful we are to all of those who helped set up, direct traffic, and help to spread the word (friends, neighbors, newspapers, NECN, radio stations, etc, etc, etc). Thank you to our AMAZING and generous neighbors, thank you to our "candy cane fairies" (who knew we were running out and supplied more). Thank you to for your supplies...thank you to Hayley and the Desjardins family for starting the show! Thank you to Mutty Freeman for his help with the intro to the show. Thanks to everyone who waited in line patiently and all of the kind words you shared with showed us what the Christmas spirit is all about and we thank you.

Thank you to EVERYONE at Make-A-Wish of are ALL angels on earth. You make magic for people who need it the most.

What a great year we had and we owe it all to YOU! Thank you.