Thank You Side By Side Design!

thanksWe would like to recognize Tami, Lauren, and friends of Side By Side Design (you may remember them from our post about the Side By Side Card Challenge) for the shipment of beautiful, handmade birthday cards for critically ill and hospitalized children. Each card sent is completely unique and I know they will be truly appreciated by each child that receives one.

just a sampling of the cards!

just a sampling of the cards!

Thank you so much ladies!  We appreciate your hard work and much-appreciated contribution to Mikey’s Helping Place!  Please check out Side By Side Design to see better pictures of all of the awesome cards.

**We always welcome donations of cards, stamps, or toys for hospitalized and sick children so if you would be interested in helping, please contact us at mikeyandzoe@comcast.net**

Make Kiera Smile!

beautiful Kiera

beautiful Kiera

One of our special ‘Operation Smile’ children has had to be admitted to the hospital and is spending her Easter there.  If you have a chance, please take the time to send Kiera a special message on her Hope For Kiera Facebook page so she knows that we are all thinking about her during this time!

You can also send her a cheery card in the mail so she is greeted with smiles when she goes home:

Hope for Kiera, 4 years old (ALL) – 14 B Lloshire Path, Palm Coast, FL 32164.

Thank you in advance for your participation!  eater

An Easter Idea From Zoe’s Corner

Be a shining star to a sick child

Be a shining star to a sick child

This year there will be many children hospitalized over the Easter holiday.  If you could help make their day a little bit brighter, wouldn’t you do it?

Right now, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is offering a free way to do just that!  All you have to do is go the St. Jude website (click on this link) and customize a virtual Easter egg with a special message for the patients there!  It only takes a few seconds of your time, but this small act can make a big difference in the life of a sick child and his/her family.

And, if you feel so compelled, there is also a link for donations.  St. Jude is a wonderful organization that saves so many lives each year and is the perfect place to donate to if you are looking to give a little more hope to the thousands of children diagnosed with cancer each year, many of whom would not be able to afford the necessary care without the facilities at St. Jude.st. jude

Won’t you join us in creating an egg and spreading a little holiday cheer?  And, pass on this information to others who might like to participate.  Together, we can make a difference!

**If you know of a free/inexpensive/easy way to help others or a specific charity, please let us know so we can spread the word!  We’re always on the lookout for new ways to help!**

A Special Charity Project From Zoe’s Corner: The Side By Side Design 200 Cards Challenge

working together we can reach our goal!

working together side by side, we can reach our goal!

We were recently contacted by Lauren and Tami, of Side By Side Design, who are working on a special project to help us continue our Operation Smile outreach.  As they are about to reach their 200th blog post on Side By Side Design, they have set a goal of making 200 handmade cards specifically for Operation Smile.  They need your help, though.  If you would like to assist them in reaching this goal (or exceeding it), please check out their latest blog post for the information.

The lovely ladies at Side By Side Design

The lovely ladies at Side By Side Design

We are always grateful for any cards or stamps sent our way as it makes it so much easier to forward them to the sick kids immediately upon request.  We would also love to team up with our local Children’s Hospital to get these cards to the children as they are admitted to the pediatric ward.  200 cards will make so many families happier as they are going through a tough time so please help us spread the word about this fantastic and easy charitable opportunity.

For more information regarding the Side By Side card challenge or Operation Smile in general, you can email either Tami and Lauren at sidebyside.design@yahoo.com or us at mikeyandzoe@comcast.net.

Thank you in advance for helping these ladies (and us!) on such an important endeavor.

Thank You

thank youWe just wanted to say THANK YOU again to all of our friends who sent cards out for our Operation Smile Valentine’s Day!  We heard from many of the families personally, saying how much the children enjoyed receiving their cards and gifts.  We can’t do what we do without the support of people like you.  So, THANK YOU for helping us make children smile!!!  We appreciate your kindness as much as the children do!

**We look forward to posting a new list in the very near future**

Operation Smile: Valentine’s Edition

heartWe are reposting our list of children who would like to receive cards, with a few new names added just in time for Valentine’s Day.  Please help us make these special kids smile!

Baylee Wheeler, 5 years old (Isolated NK Cell Deficiency) – 2022 E. 619, Jamestown, KY  42629. 

Jillian Miller, 3 years old (Leukemia) – 737 E. 22nd Street, Indianapolis, IN 46202.

Miracles for Michaela, 9 years old (Addison’s Disease) – c/o Julie Swindle, 145 C.R. 463, Jonesboro, Arkansas  72404.

Hope for Kiera, 4 years old (ALL) – 14 B Lloshire Path, Palm Coast, FL 32164.

Parker Zimmerle, 6 years old (Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy) – 31531 Linder Road, Lot 67, Denham Springs, LA  70726.

Sebastian Major, 11 years old (Neuroblastoma) – P.O. Box 198, Savoy, IL 61874.

Prince Enriquez, 8 months old (pulmonary artresia) – P.O. Box 225911, Dallas, TX  75222.

Danny Solis, 16 years old (T-cell Lymphoblastic Lymphoma) – 929 E. Ferguson, Visalia, CA  93292.

Eddie Livingston, 4 years old (Neuroblastoma) – Ronald McDonald House, 405 E. 73rd St., Rm. 403, NY, NY  10021.

Edie Gale Smith, 8 years old (Brain tumor) – c/o Chum Creek Primary School, 705 Chum Creek Road, Healesville, Victoria 3777 Australia.

Trinitie Lunsford, 11 years old (Brain tumor) – 102 Belton Drive, Dothan, Alabama 36305.

Preston Redman, 4 years old (Rhabdomyosarcoma) – 3160 Parfait Place, Acworth, GA 30101.

Cameron Pounders, 8 years old (Muscular Dystrophy) – 33525 Duff Rd., Walker, LA 70785.

Don’t forget to keep checking our Operation Smile posts to learn about new children who would love to receive cards!  

**We would like to keep updating this list often, so if you know a child or family that could use a card, please let us know!*

National Pancake Day at IHOP

ihopToday is National Pancake Day at IHOP.  Each guest who comes to dine at IHOP will receive a free short stack of buttermilk pancakes and all IHOP asks for in return is that you consider giving a donation to the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals or another designated local charity*.

What a great chance to enjoy some yummy pancakes and to give the money that you would have spent on breakfast, lunch or dinner to a wonderful cause!

Since beginning National Pancake Day in 2006, IHOP has been able to collect over $10 million to numerous charitable entities.

So, if you are in the mood for dining out today, please consider making IHOP your choice and help them continue raising money to help sick children around the world! (Click on link above for more information)

*a donation is not required to receive free pancakes

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