Update 12/11/2017: We’ve collected 70 Holiday Hope Chests this year! Thank you everyone who contributed! Comment below if you want some communication about this next Fall!
Holiday Hope Chest Campaign 2017!! What is it? How can you get involved? Child info/ drop off days and locations at the bottom! The Weekly Sparkle has been involved with this campaign for 5 successful years with over 500 boxes donated!
Can you believe we are already 1.5 months away from Christmas? Well… Happy Holidays! While I know it feels far away, the Giving Season is upon us, and now is the prime time to start thinking about whose holiday you’d like to make sparkle. ✨ It feels like just yesterday I was asking who would be interested in donating Holiday Hope Chests for Lehigh Valley children… and here we are again for another year!
SO LET’S DO THIS!!!!
When I started The Weekly Sparkle, I set out to make a difference through social media by inspiring others to do good locally. Whether it was through thought provoking blogs, The 100 Happy Days Challenge (http://wp.me/P2TGRQ-nO) a one stop shop to locally volunteer in our “Community Support Calendar” or above all, promoting positive thinking, the goal of The Weekly Sparkle was always to spark change. Over four three years, I’ve been able to speak with people from all over the world (200 countries) who have gone to my site and expressed appreciation or wanted to share a similar experience they had to topics on the site. This has been nothing short of amazing. I can honestly tell you that I feel as though this website has done more and has gone further than I could have ever dreamed, and that I feel so thankful for the incredible support I’ve received.
From the bottom of my heart.. THANK YOU for all of the messages, kinds words, re-posts, Facebook likes, Twitter retweets and every other bit of support all of you have provided. I love you more than you know.
So, to celebrate The Weekly Sparkle reaching out to 200,000 unique visitors since it’s first post less than 5 years ago, we have decided to continue running a campaign to help others!!! This years the goal of the Holiday Hope Chest campaign we are running, is to donate 50 gift boxes to children in need across the Lehigh Valley! Can you help us make this happen? Do you and your friends at work what to commit to boxes? How about some family members? To date, we’ve helped collect over 500 boxes!!
Here is how it works: You let me know how many boxes you’d like to donate (or your coworkers, friends, family, etc) and I give you the ages and gender of the child whose Hope Chest you can create! For example, if you receive a six year old girl, you could get them barbie items, coloring books, stickers, gloves, etc… basically ANYTHING that a child may want/need that fits in a shoe box. We ask that you wrap the base of the box and the lid of the box separate, so that each box can be examined before giving it to the child, but that it stills appears wrapped.
Ages for this year: To Be Announced SOON
Boxes need to be in before Dec 1- as it takes a lot of planning to get the boxes to each child. I would LOVE to see some committments for Holiday Hope Chests!!! Let me know how many you’d like to do and when you want to meet!! I would like to have them all in by Wed Nov 30, to ensure proper delivery by Christmas!
Let’s inspire the Lehigh Valley to sparkle more, shall we 🙂
Xo – Aurora Brunovsky
Below is a list of suggested items for the children as well as a list of things to not gift for safety reasons.
Suggested Listing is below!
Have a large group that you know will want to form a sponsorship together?
Check out the other volunteer and giving opportunities in the Lehigh Valley here!!
FOLLOW THE BOX. Let’s take a look and see where the box goes! Follow the Box Video
Box drop off days and times to be announced!