Recently, with the help of my mom, we were able to make Heaven Sent It officially incorporated as a non profit which meant that we could begin accepting donations. That is why I'm writing today. After the newscast aired, we had so many requests, more than I could ever imagine and new emails come in everyday. I knew I needed to ask for help from others so that I could reach as many kids as possible.
In just a few short weeks, I've received some wonderful donations from family and friends (I'm not going to name all of them because I don't want to forget anyone) ranging from money and gift cards to stickers, pens, journals and other supplies. I'm sooooo thankful for their thoughtfulness. This stuff goes really fast when you are making five or more care packages a week.
I do want to give a special shout-out to Cece Meng, author of the children's book "Always Remember" who I wrote about in my last blog as well as her publisher, Jill Santopolo at Penguin Random House. They are so great because they have agreed to provide me with copies of "Always Remember" to include in my care packages going forward. I know this book's message about "keeping memories alive" is going to mean so much to so many. I'm very excited to share it with the children I write to in the future.
My mom and I were also able to take a trip to the Silverthorne Target today and purchase all kinds of supplies (see picture). Thanks to the generosity of the staff there for providing us with a gift card to fund our shopping spree. And, it was so much fun, because like most girls out there, I LOVE to shop.
Thanks to all of you, these next packages going out are REALLLY going to make a lot of grieving children smile. I can't thank you enough.
Lots of love, Sophia