Have you ever wondered how you can help to make a difference in the world we live in? Perhaps you're an advocate for our environment and fight the cause by recycling. Perhaps you're an advocate for animals and you volunteer at a local shelter or donate to one in need? Perhaps you're an advocate for our oceans and you help clean up the beaches. Whatever your heart desires, it's where you follow. Right?
Well, mine is for our children. I've been volunteering at Characters of Character since the day I created it back in 2007. Why so many have asked? Even family members have asked why, you don't get paid for your time or talent? It's true. However, when you have a passion, and you believe in something bigger than yourself, you do whatever it takes to enrich the life of a child. This video is short and sweet and was sent to Aquent for funding for new costumes for our characters as they are actually over ten years old and need some remodeling of their own! While they are a lot of fun to be in and feel the love from others when they meet the characters, they need an update. If you can, please feel free to donate here.
Or, perhaps you've had a child who had to stay or visit the hospital. We all know how scary that can be. Our organization donates our Superhero Activity Boxes to Children's Hospitals! We found just before Covid that there is a great need for such resources and so we have made this our projects to donate to Children's Hospitals each and every year. So far with Sponsorships and Donations and Fundraisers, we have been able to donate over 500 boxes this past year and we would love to double that each year. After all, unfortunately, there are always new patients in the hospitals and to give them something that brings them calm and joy helps us to fulfill our mission, and to make a difference. If this is something you might like to become involved in, please contact me here or visit us online to learn more about our hospital donations here.
Some of the places we've donated to our as follows:
Ann & Robert Lurie's in Chicago, Illinois
Shriner's in Chicago, Illinois
Huntley in Huntley, Illinois
Vanderbilt in Nashville, Tennessee
East Tennessee Children's Hospital
South Texas Children's Hospital
Coming soon we are adding Northwestern Medicine, McHenry Hospital, McHenry location, Woodstock location and the Huntley location. If you would like to donate or Sponsor these Superhero Boxes, please do so here. Together we will make a difference in the life of a child. As the year is coming to close sooner rather than later, we would like to donate at least 500 more Superhero Activity Boxes and we hope you'll consider a donation today. Thank you.
Just a little peak at the impact the boxes have on children's patients, Please donate today.
As you can tell above, the box is colorful! It's sturdy and it includes a Superhero Activity Book, a canvas that says, I AM SUPER, an easel to display it on, watercolor paints, superhero sticker, crayons, a character lanyard to become a Superhero Agent and a personalized letter from one of the Characters of Character!
If you can imagine, ordering the items, writing grants, reaching out for donations, sponsorships and supporters, fulfilling these boxes is time consuming. It's well worth every hour, knowing that the children, the staff and the families appreciate these boxes. And, that's how you make a difference! Your support is appreciated to continue what we do. Thank you.
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Married with children since 1981. Love working with children and sharing the Characters of Character.