Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Giving Back

For Sam's birthday we made a donation to Ronald McDonald House. As I've said before, the RMH together with a local grief therapist provided a free support group for families of loss. We attended 2 groups last year that helped us quite a bit so we wanted to give back.

A friend of mine also made a donation in memory of her son, so we went together. She made yummy looking chocolate chip cookies (homemade- I'm so proud of you!) and donated several household items such as laundry detergent, dish soap, coffee etc. Lots of items they'll get tons of use out of.

And I made spiral cookies and donated a gift for a two year old boy. That was my only request- that the toy be given to a well deserving (aren't they all) rambunctious little 2 year old boy. It was something Sam would have loved and I wanted another child to enjoy it as well. Luckily there was a wee one there who they were going to give the toy to- yay! I wish I could have seen him play with it.

I wrapped them in tissue, put 'em in a "Happy Birthday" box, and tied it with a bow.

I also gave a book that reminded me of my Sam :-)

And wrote a little something inside the cover.

This is the toy we chose for a 2 year old boy. It's fabric covered tools in a toolbox. The drill has a cord that vibrates when you pull it.

And this is everything all dressed up and ready to walk out the door.

If you'd like to make a donation, click HERE or contact me to find out how you can help.


Antigone said...

RMH is a great organization to donate to. I'm sure the gifts made an impact.

How do you make spiral cookies???

Anonymous said...

Everything looked great Monica...how thoughtful and what a great idea.

Becky said...

What a great idea. I'm sure they loved your gifts too!

Those cookies looke AWESOME! How did you make them? I'm sure I'm deffinately not skilled enough to do that, but I'd still like to know : )

I wish I could see the smile on that little boy's face too. It makes me smile to think about.

Hennifer said...

I love Melissa and Doug toys. Those cookies are so fun looking!

Kristi said...

What a sweet way to remember Sam!

Those spiral cookies are awesome! PLease share the recipe.

Anonymous said...


You are like the Marth.a Stew.art of deadbabymommas, have you ever considered being a party planner? Seriously. You sure know how to give back; your creations are absolutely beautiful.

Anonymous said...

you are so wonderful. those cookies looked yummy and beautiful.

I agree with the party planner thing absolutely you crafty woman!! do it! I'll head up the NJ division when you get popular ha ha.