Help Make Christmas Special for Sick Children


Happy Holidays Friends, Family and Neighbors!

I'm inviting you to participate in a new holiday project : It's an annual event started by a local family and it's called "Project 43.”  Project 43 was started by some of our neighbors so that each year, with community + family donations, a local Des Moines-area children's organization will benefit from their friends' and neighbors' generosity - an easy way to give back in a big way!

This holiday season, a drive for Blank Children's Hospital will kick off Project 43. The drive starts today, December 6th, continuing through December 20th.

From our neighbors: "We feel a giant urge to give back this year because of all the blessings we've received. We wanted to give back with the friends, family and neighbors we hold so dear. We would love for you to participate in our first annual event!"

So, here's the plan......
For the next 15 days, we'll collect new toys, that Project 43 will then deliver to Blank Children's Hospital on December 22nd.  

The toys need to be brand new and age appropriate.  We cannot accept used items, clothing, plush toys or cash.  Follow THIS LINK to Blank Children's Hospital's  "Wish List." Blank's Child Life division is there to comfort children and their families during hospital stays and during emergency room and clinics visits - having experienced their works first hand, there is no better team of people on our planet!

Our goal is to deliver 100 gifts to Blank on December 22nd. 

Project 43 will prepare and wrap all the gifts, we just need your help to reach our gift-giving goal!  Please  know that you may give as much or as little as you'd like to contribute - every gift's appreciated!  Also, if you'd prefer to send a donation, Project 43 gladly accepts major dept. store gift cards (Target, etc.) that we'll turn over to Blank so that they cover needs not met. Suggested gift card options are listed on the wish list.

DROP OFF TOYS/GIFTS AT DOMESTICA, 321 E. Walnut Street,  during any open hours (may leave your name for recognition or choose to remain anonymous) and as a little bonus for driving down here, we'll give you 10% off any one item.