Thursday, December 29, 2011

WAY Overdue

I apologize for my lack of updating this blog. Roses from Rosalynn is still up and running. The donations have slowly been coming in, allowing us to continue to keep donation bags to Ohio State. HOWEVER, there is a HUGE need for these bags! Children's Hospital would LOVE for RFR to be available to their families who have lost beloved children/babies. However, we are nowhere CLOSE to bringing in the amount of donations it would take to do that right now.

There is a book fundraiser in the works as we speak. The details are still in process, but I will keep you all updated as it takes form. Also, remember, at any time, you can click the donate button on this blog, and it will take you to a secure paypal account that evry penny will go to this orginization. EVERY LITTLE BIT helps! NO donation is too small.

Recently I had to send out two packages in the mail. I was approached by 2 coworkers in a matter of 24 hours. They had had close family members lose a baby, and they were all devestated. They knew about Roses from Rosalynn, and their family memebers were NOT at Ohio State. They asked if I had any way of sending a bag to their loved ones. Of course I did. I colected the information I needed, and had 2 bags sent out within the next 24-48 hours.

Feel free that if you have a friend or family member experience a loss, contact me. I don't care where you live in the country, or how far along the baby was, just email me @ and I will gladly help.

Thank you all again!
God Bless!

Christmas Donation

My sister (the NICU nurse) came to me and told me that there had been 2 deaths within 24 hours in the NICU. When they went to their Roses from Rosalynn stash of bags, they had been picked over and had nothing left to give the families. It was night time, and unfortunately the head chaplain who deals with the infant deaths, and who I usually deliver the bags to, was out of the office and they couldn't get a hold of her. This is when we decided the NICU and LandD were going to keep a stash outside of the chaplain's office in order to access the bags after hours.

So, on Christmas Eve I packed up 3 bags for girls, and 3 bags for boys, 10 outfits ranging in different sizes, and a stack of special books (Mommy Please Don't Cry, There are No Tears in Heaven and a book written by my mother's 2nd grade class dedicated to Rosalynn) to be given to the grieving families.

I truly hope this helps in the unfortunate  event of an after hours passing.

Please remember, these bags are only made possible through donations. This is a non-profit, and you will get a tax deduction for any donation made. I know this time of year is really hard financially, but ANY little bit helps!

Thank you so much!! Merry Christmas and God Bless!