Friday, August 21, 2009

Surprise Donations!!

Nathan and I went to the clubhouse of our apartment building to pick up our tote they had for the donation drive. And when we arrived, there were 2 bags full of clothes for the donation drive. It was such a pleasant surprise to find. Thank you so much for your donation. We plan on dropping it off at Meriter next week sometime. Thank you again so much for your donation. It means so much to us to have others donating. We were so pleased with how the drive turned out, but to get more is just awesome. Again, thank you.

Friday, July 24, 2009

What a wonderfu experience it was!!

Yesterday was an amazing experience for Nathan and I. I was so surprised with how many donations we recieved, but I didn't think we would fill 8 storage bins full of onesies and sleepers. I find it amazing and so wonderful with how successful the donation drive was. Thank you again to everyone that donated and have been thinking of us and our daughter, Alivia.

It was so nice to bring in 8 storage bins to the NICU at Meriter, and have the nurse manager be so surprised with how much they received. Also one of the nurses that took care of Alivia was there to see us and our success. She mentioned that they didn't have a lot left, so it was nice that the donation drive happened at the right time.

It was an honor to be able to give back to those who did so much for us a year ago. It really made Alivia's birthday feel like a happy occasion, instead of just a day without her. All of this was possible because of one beautiful little girl, Alivia Agnes Quinn.

These are some pictures from yesterday, dropping all the donations off. Thank you again for everyone who was involved.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Thank you to my sister's work from South Carolina, SC.

Thank you so much for your donation. Alivia's Aunt Katie surprised me with a donation from her co-workers. Her co-workers wanted to donate in honor of her niece, Alivia. It means so much to me that others wanted to donated and make a difference. All the items donated will be helpful to the NICU at Meriter. We really appreciate the donation and thank you so much.

Thank you to Liz and Kyle Henderson from Madison, WI.

Thank you so much for your donation. Liz and Kyle are good friends of ours and donated some really nice onesies and crib sheets. They have been wonderful throughout this the donation drive. Liz actually just left to after helping me sort and fold all of the donations. Thank you so much for everything, You both are wonderful and we really appreciate your help. The onesies you donated are so adorable. Thank you again for your donation.

Thank you for the donation from Madison, WI.

Thank you so much for your donation in honor of Alivia. It means so much to us. We are so happy that so many people have come out and donated. The clothes will be so useful for the NICU at Meriter.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Thank you to Kelly Stoll and Brent Henke, Sun Praire, WI.

Thank you very much for donating in honor of Alivia. Kelly is Alivia's Godmother, and my very best friend. She has been there for me for 14 years, and I am so blessed to have her in my life. It is apartly because of her work that I decided to do the donation drive. Kelly was an OB Nurse at the time of Alivia's deliverly, but she was training for the float pool which would allow her to work in the NICU at Meriter. Once she was trained, I learned about what the needs of the NICU were and thought we could do something in honor of Alivia, and help the NICU at Meriter. Alivia did live there for 34 hours. With the help of Kelly, I was able to contact the right people, and the donation drive began. Kelly knows first hand how helpful it will be to have all of these sleepers and onesies. Thank you not only for your donation, but also your love and support over the last year. We really appreciate everything. Thank you for your donation.

Thank you to the Schnyder Family from New Lenox, IL.

Thank you so much for your generous donations of clothes and blankets. Alivia's Aunt Jill and Uncle Jon's neighbors decided to donate in honor of Alivia, which is so touching to us. We are happy that they wanted to honor our daughter by donating. Thank you so much Schnyder Family, your donation is greatly appreciated and the NICU at Meriter will be so happy for the blankets