B.I.G. Love Blog
Upcoming BIG Love Events
"We cannot all do great things but we can do small things with great love" (Mother Teresa). This one quote sums up the entire purpose of BIG Love Cancer Care we will serve and love and care for others one little step, one little gift at a time.
I will post more details about BIG Love later. We have been very busy this month with all our "yucky" paperwork. I have missed writing on the Carepage and reading all your great encouragement!
I wanted to post a "somewhat" quick update this time about our many upcoming opportunities to love BIG. First, we have Mother´s Day and Father´s Day Gifts that we are going to take to ACH and TCH. We are so excited about this this is our opportunity to not only care for the kids but to care for their caregivers! We will need 41 Mother´s Day and 41 Father´s Day gift baskets for Arkansas Children´s Hospital (Cancer Unit and PICU). And we will need 36 Mother´s Day and 36 Father´s Day gift baskets for Texas Children´s Hospital (Cancer Unit). Send me an e-mail if you are interested in putting together a gift basket.
Mother´s Day Baskets
Book light, Socks, House shoes, Body Lotion, Shower Gel, Bath Scrubber, Pedicure or Manicure set, Lip Balm or Lip gloss, Thank you cards or stationary set, Pens, Journal, Snacks(chips, pretzels, peanuts, cookies, crackers, etc.), Drinks(waters, tea or juice), Coffee mug, Flavored coffee, Flavored powered creamer, Razors, Shaving cream. Put all the Mother´s Day items in a laundry basket. We found that laundry baskets are very practical at the hospital.
Father´s Day Gift
Mach 3 razor and blades, Shaving cream, $10 in quarters (for vending machines), Key chain flashlight, Cap, Socks, Snacks(chips, pretzels, peanuts, cookies, crackers, etc.) Drinks(waters, tea or juice), Coffee mug, Flavored coffee, Flavored powdered creamer, Sports magazine. Put the Father´s Day items in a large gift bag. You can drop off your Mother´s Day baskets on May 3 or 4, and you can drop off your Father´s Day gift bags on June 7 or 8 to one of the addresses listed below. Please call before you come.
Church 802 Shepard Dr.
Houston, TX(near Washington Ave and I10).
Call Tom @ 713-862-6683Sharron Phillips´ house
13802 FM 523
First Assembly of God
1319 Maul Road
Please call Diane @ 870-836-2589
107 Wanda Gail Dr.
El Dorado, AR
870-881-0547 or 504-982-7482.
Also, all our recipes(and cancer kid pictures) are due by April 30th. We hope to have the cookbooks ready by the Fall. Please send recipes to:firstname.lastname@example.org or you can give them to Robin Haidacher at TCH or Carolyn McCarley at ACH. The cookbook is going to be a great tribute to all our cancer kids and their families! Thank you so much to the families who have sent us recipes and pictures of their kids. (You do not have to be a cancer family to send a recipe. Please just send your name and city/state).
Our Website should be complete in a few weeks. It looks great. Thanks to Butch McReynolds and Kent Phillips (www.biglovecancercare.org)!! You can sign up for our BIG Love newsletter on the website. We hope to send out our first newsletter in June(it is free). Also, our blog is complete(www.biglovecancercare.org/blog). We are going to try to transfer from our Carepage to our blog and website. So please visit our blog if you have not already. I will post more frequently on the blog.
Thank you for keeping in touch with us all your encouragement and love helps us MORE than you will EVER know!
Also, we are headed to Austin, TX this weekend. On Monday, TX State Representative Dennis Bonnen and Senator Jackson will make presentations in honor of Brooke´s life and BIG Love Cancer Care. Brooke is a little history maker. I continue to be amazed by her!