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!**

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**

The Sunshine Award

sunshine-awardValerie at Atlantamomofthree nominated this blog for the Sunshine Award.  As this blog originated from the mind of my older son (and many of the projects have been continued on by my daughter), I thought it would be appropriate for them to answer the questions so you can learn a little more about the 5 & 7-year-old minds behind Mikey’s Helping Place.  Thanks, Valerie, for the nomination! And thanks to all of our readers for helping us spread the sunshine! 🙂

7-year-old Michael’s answers:

  1. What’s your favorite color? Blue
  2. What’s your favorite animal? Dolphin
  3. What’s your favorite number? 36
  4. What’s your favorite drink? Milk
  5. Facebook or Twitter? Facebook because my mom lets me play Words With Friends
  6. What’s your passion? Helping People
  7. What’s your favorite pastime? Playing Sports
  8. What’s your favorite day of the week? Saturday because I get to play in soccer games
  9. What’s your favorite flower? Sunflower
  10. What’s your favorite season? Summer because I have time to do fun things and go to camps.

5-year-old Zoe’s answers:

  • What’s your favorite color? Pink
  • What’s your favorite animal? Butterfly
  • What’s your favorite number? 21
  • What’s your favorite drink? Chocolate Milk
  • Facebook or Twitter? Facebook because my mom lets me play games (and because I don’t know what Twitter is)
  • What’s your passion? Helping Sick People
  • What’s your favorite pastime? Dancing and Making Things
  • What’s your favorite day of the week? Sunday because I get to go to religious school
  • What’s your favorite flower? Pink Roses
  • What’s your favorite season? Spring because that’s when all of the pretty flowers bloom
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The dynamic duo of Mikey’s Helping Place

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!*

Wordless Wednesday – Rest In Peace Little Angels

Then the child opened its eyes, and looked up into the angel's beautiful face, which beamed with happiness, and at the same moment they were in heaven, where joy and bliss reigned. The child received wings like the other angel, and they flew about together, hand in hand. ~Hans Christian Anderson

Then the child opened its eyes, and looked up into the angel’s beautiful face, which beamed with happiness, and at the same moment they were in heaven, where joy and bliss reigned. The child received wings like the other angel, and they flew about together, hand in hand. ~Hans Christian Anderson

Being Thankful

Sometimes we all need a little reminder.  Have a blessed day.

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Thanks For Sharing and Caring

Mikey’s Helping Place would like to recognize one of our supporters, Mrs. Ricki Averbach.

In honor of her recent birthday, she asked that friends and family donate to charity rather than give her gifts.  In response to her birthday request, several family members chose to donate to MHP’s “sharing and caring” fund which allows us to help purchase items for local charitable organizations.

We greatly admire the selflessness of Ricki in encouraging others to give to various charities and we truly appreciate the generosity shown to us by her family.  All donations received in her name will be going to support the Ronald McDonald House of Tallahassee and the numerous deserving families the RMDH helps on a daily basis.

Many thanks to Ricki and her family for replenishing our fund and making our donation of gifts possible!

new games and toys for the newest Family Room of the Ronald McDonald House of Tallahassee!

**If you are interested in donating to our “sharing and caring” fund, please contact us at mikeyandzoe@comcast.net**

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