Comfort and Joy

I will turn their mourning into gladness; I will
give them comfort and joy instead of sorrow.
Jeremiah 31:13

Friday, March 21, 2014

Five for Friday

Five for Friday (except I did nine) all about the Forrest Spence Fund

1. Lunch/Dinner Out for the Fund this Monday, March 24th at Chiwawa!  Great food for a great cause!  Make sure you mention the FSF so we receive the credit.

2.  We give out Angel Dear lovies to new families admitted at Le Bonheur Children's Hospital because of Forrest's deep love for his 2 precious lovies.  Angel Dear is so gracious in donating these lovies to us.  This is the most recent box that arrived on my doorstep.
Look at all these lovies ready for someone to love them!
I wash all of them so when the parents receive them they are ready to be given directly to the child without the family having to wash them and make sure they are clean.
This little guy LOVES his Angel Dear lovie the Forrest Spence Fund gave him.
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3.  We moved into an office on Wednesday...yes, that's right...a real office.  We are so pumped that we officially have an office!  I couldn't wait to put up my picture of my precious angel who inspired this and so much more.  Great things are going to happen in this place. Untitled UntitledUntitled Untitled Untitled

4.  A mommy sent this picture to me thanking me for the crib we purchased for them and giving me an update on their precious baby.  The baby is doing great health wise and obviously enjoying the crib! Untitled

5. Over 150 meal vouchers were given out to families at Le Bonheur Children's Hospital for the month of February. The meal vouchers help families pay for a warm meal from the Le Bonheur cafeteria. Sometimes our meal voucher provides the only complete meal they will eat all day. This is a quote from one of the staff members at Le Bonheur.  "Yes, the vouchers are such a blessing-just gave some to a family from out of state with a serious situation. They were so touched!" 

6.  Every month we serve a warm, free meal to families that are admitted at Le Bonheur Chidren's Hospital.  When we are serving at Le Bonheur we serve 200-225 people and when we serve at the FedExFamilyHouse we typically serve around 50.  This is a time for us to also love on them and find out if they have any other needs that the FSF may be able to meet.
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7. We provide all the bags that are given out at the FedExFamilyHouse when a new family checks in to the House. We see our bags being used to transport families items back and forth from the house to the hospital all the time. We have provided close to 2000 bags to the FedExFamilyHouse. IMG_8529 IMG_8530

8. This little guy needed a special vest to prevent him from pulling out his pic line and keep him from getting an infection. We ordered this special vest and had it shipped directly to his home. 1604709_10152210767914104_505811894_n

9.  Every month we focus on a new Unit/Area of the hospital and show the staff in that Unit/Area our appreciation by giving them a goody bag. The bags are usually based on a theme (holidays, sunshine, winter, etc.) and filled with little goodies to brighten their day. Just a little way for the FSF to show our appreciation to the staff and how hard they work. IMG_8437 IMG_8438
The Forrest Spence Fund is making a difference in the Midsouth.  If you are looking for a place to give and see your giving truly bless lives than consider giving to the Forrest Spence Fund.  Your donations really do make a difference in the lives of others.

Click here to donate.

Happy Friday friends!

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