Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Update on our fundraiser

It's hard to know where to begin. I don't seem to have the right words to express the gratitude in my heart. Saying thank you just doesn't seem enough. I am in awe at the generosity of others. That people are so willing to help my son, a stranger to some, is simply amazing.

When we came up with the idea for the name Connor's Commandos it was originally the name for our Walk to Cure Diabetes JDRF team. My son loves G.I. Joe and anything that has to do with wearing camouflage. So we thought it was a fitting name. After starting this blog I looked up the definition of the term commando. According to  Wikipedia the term commando stands for elite light infantry and/or special forces units. Those of you who have given of your time, have bought bake sale items, or have made donations in the form of monetary gifts or items that we can sell truly are an elite special force. We couldn't have come so far with out you! Because of you we have raised over $1000 for Connor. That doesn't include the items that have been donated waiting to be sold at our upcoming garage sale.

We were also blessed to be lead to a wonderful organization called The Prayer Child Foundation. They are an amazing foundation that helps children in need. We told them about our son Connor and what we were trying to do for him. We were just recently informed that Connor had been granted $1000 to put toward purchasing his insulin pump. Once again I have no words to convey the depth of my gratitude. All I can do is simply spread the word so that other deserving children may also be blessed like we have. The Prayer Child Foundation will be holding a walk/run on April 9, 2011 to raise money to help other children like my cute Connor. For more information please visit http://www.prayerchildrun.com/

In just a few weeks time we have raised just over $2000 of the $3000 that Connor needs to be able to get his insulin pump. I never dreamed we would have raised so much in such a short amount of time. I wish I could hug each of you and share how much joy and hope you have given to our family and my son. A simple thank you isn't enough. But, from the bottom of my heart THANK YOU so very much!

We are still collecting items to be sold at our garage sale. If you have any items that you no longer need and are willing to donate please let us know. We would be more than happy to come pick up your items from you. Still want to help but aren't sure how? Become one of Connor's Commandos and click on the donate button located on the left side of this blog.

For more about what's happening in our family please visit our other blog Bless Our Nest

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Bake sale pre-orders

We are off to a good start. Thank you to those that contributed to our fundraiser so far. I can't even begin to express my gratitude to you. Your generosity and support have meant the world to our family. As we've started to sell some of our baked goods or have received donated items to sell I've noticed a change in Connor. There is once again a sparkle in his eyes. That little glimmer of hope. And for that I will be forever grateful.

I wanted to give everyone an update on our bake sale items. We are currently taking pre-orders and are filling them as soon as we can. Bake sale items will also be available on the days of the garage sale.

Bake sale items:

Homemade beef tamales $20 per dozen or $2 individual
Salsa $5 per pint (courtesy of El Rico's )
Homemade cinnamon rolls $7 for a box of 4 or $2 individual
Caramel corn $3 (approximately 8 cups)

We still need help with items to sell at the garage sale. If you have any items that you no longer need and would be willing to donate to help us raise the money for Connor's insulin pump please let us know. We'd be more than happy to come and pick up your items from you. We will be collecting items until February 21st.

Again thank your for your support. We can't do it without you!

Still want to help but are unable to attend the fundraiser or don't have any items to donate? Become one of Connor's Commandos and make a donation. Simply click on the donate button on the left side of this blog.

For more details of what's been going on with our family please visit our other blog at Bless our Nest