My sister and I are having a great Saturday night watching a movie and tagging bows and ballcaps to send to East Tennessee Children's Hospital in Knoxville. I'm so excited and can't wait for them to get them!!!
Last night, I had so much fun with these crazy ladies!! A group of 5th grade girls in a missions class at First Baptist Church in Hendersonville invited me to come share the story of BOWS & BALLCAPS. The funny thing is that I knew a few of the girls from either preschool or swim team, so it was great catching up with them and also making new friends. And the best part is that I got to share our story which is always so much fun. It was just another part of our awesome 1st birthday week celebration. Today is our official birthday.... and the best possible birthday present would be to get donations to help us keep reaching more and more kids. Thank you all for supporting me!!!
Lots of love!!!
It’s our birthday!!! On August 21st, BOWS & BALLCAPS turns one-year-old. I really can’t believe that it was a year ago when this little idea turned into a reality. And I REALLY can’t believe all that has happened during this year. If I had sat down a year ago and written out my greatest dreams for what we would accomplish in this first year, I wouldn’t have even come close. It’s completely humbling, overwhelming, and exciting all at the same time. Here are a few highlights from this amazing year:
§Adopted two hospitals to keep in constant supply of our BOWS & BALLCAPS where we gave out close to 2,000 bows and ballcaps to kids living without hair
§Launched a care package program where we sent packages to 30 kids across the US
§Had 18,000 unique visitors to the bowsandballcaps.org website
§Wrote 50 blog posts
§Welcomed nearly 1,100 friends on Facebook
§Held a toy drive at Christmas that collected more than 200 toys for Vanderbilt Children’s Hospital’s Santa Shop
§Talked to kids at different church groups about how to make a difference in their communities
§Met the Governor of Tennessee and even had him talk about me and my sister in his speech
§Named Citizen of the Year in Sumner Country by our local newspaper, The Hendersonville Star News
§Featured on NBC Nightly News and even got to meet hosts Lester Holt and Erika Hill in person in New York City
§And most importantly, had the wonderful opportunity to make new friends and help kids all around the country!!
Just amazing, right!! So what are my goals for year two? Well, there’s really only one. To reach more kids!! We hope to adopt several more hospitals, increase the care package program and do lots more talks at gatherings and groups. To do all of these things, we need something from all of you. Since it’s our birthday, we’re asking for presents. And our version of presents is specifically donations. If every person that visited our website or was our friend on Facebook donated at least $2, we would have enough money to adopt 5 more hospitals and quadruple our care package program almost immediately. So I’m inviting all of you to my virtual party and asking you to send a birthday gift to BOWS & BALLCAPS. Information on how to donate is under the DONATIONS tab on the website. Thank you so much for all of your love and support that keeps this program growing and growing. Here’s hoping for another amazing year!!
Sending out a couple of care packages tonight!! I always have so much fun putting these together and trying to pick out things that they will like to go inside. We want to send out more and more, so if you know of any kids out there who have lost their hair from cancer or alopecia, PLEASE, PLEASE, send us their information. Or forward this post to them so they can contact us through the website or facebook. Thanks for all the love and support!!! -&-HannaH-&-
This week was my first week back at school. Sixth grade!! The first day of school was really fun!!! I got to see all of my friends and make a couple of new ones. Having great friends is very important, and I'm so glad and fortunate to be going to this school. I love Sumner Academy!! Thank you all for making last year such a great year and for making the start of this year such a fantastic one. Thank you so much besties for being there for me. I love you guys so much!! I can't wait for another great year!!!
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