~~~standing together as Ansley battles non-hodgkins lymphoma~~~

ways to serve

"...for this reason also, since the day we heard of it, we have not ceased to pray for you..."

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Giving Suggestions

To so many dear friends and family... Lots of people have asked what they can do for Ansley - toys, games, etc. We are so blessed by the overwhelming response! Thank you so much! However, we are so blessed that we have more than enough right now. But, there are lots of kids here that do not. Many of the children are not from Charleston and many do not have families/friends with financial resources. Thus, one way that you could really give to us would be to share with others, particularly during the season of Advent of King Jesus. Betsy McMillan from MUSC Child Life helped me with the following options of ways to give that could make a big difference:

1. For tangible toy giving (local), go to www.musckids.com/childlife. There you will find information about holiday toy giving and their wish list.
2. Monetary donations go through the Children’s Fund, which is the pediatric branch of the MUSC development office www.musckids.com/giving. There you can find the link financial contribution where different children’s hospital services can be specified to give to (children’s hospital fund, pediatric oncology, child life, etc…). It would be a blessing to Ansley and us if you gave to Child Life or Pediatric Oncology, but giving to any category would be great.

Please do not feel like you need to do anything. But, if you were considering giving, even $10 would be great. The Child Life staff here is WAY underfunded for all of the services they provide, and they are a TERRIFIC blessing to the children that come through the MUSC clinics, ER, and Children's Hospital. Also, if we know you well, we'd love for you to give to others in this way - and we'll let you serve us later as well! :-)

In all seriousness, giving to these programs has taken on a totally different meaning over the past 5 days.

Blessings to you!