#EdenGivesBack - Children's Hospital Presents

- Kira - - Kira -
Hello everyone! I'm so happy Eden has this program set up during the holiday season. This year I wanted to volunteer for a cause near and dear to my heart.

Back when my son was a week old, he got very ill. We were in the hospital for a little over a week right around the holidays. It was one of the scariest and most heart wrenching times of my life. One day a group of volunteers came to the children's wing of the hospital with presents for all the children. While my son was too young at the time to remember, I'll never forget that day. It was a little ray of sunshine at a terrible time for our family. We went to visit the main area to see all the other children receive their presents. The joy on the children's faces is still so vivid in my mind.

For children and their families who spend time in the hospital around the holiday season, it's hard to manage the hospital and giving at the same time. This year I wanted to bring the same joy to other children and their families as someone was kind enough to do for us.

I will be buying up as many toys as possible for all age ranges to bring to the hospital in my area. With help from you guys, hopefully we can make this a holiday to remember for those who have to spend them outside of their home.

Thank you so much to everyone who donated to the Eden Gives Back Drive! I know it will mean the world to those kids!
12/03/2012
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Ansley Ansley
Thank you so much for volunteering! I'm sure the children will love everything you pick out for them! Have you seen the new furbies? They come in all sorts of adorable colors!
12/03/2012
- Kira - - Kira -
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Originally posted by Ansley
Thank you so much for volunteering! I'm sure the children will love everything you pick out for them! Have you seen the new furbies? They come in all sorts of adorable colors!
I have! We were at Toys 'R Us the other night with my son and I saw them. They look much less creepy than the original ones. LOL! The colors are great - so bright and fun.
12/03/2012
Beck Beck
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Originally posted by Ansley
Thank you so much for volunteering! I'm sure the children will love everything you pick out for them! Have you seen the new furbies? They come in all sorts of adorable colors!
I love the Furbies! I want to get my boys one each.

Awesome cause Kira!! I love this one! I'll send in my points for the day.
12/03/2012
Ansley Ansley
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Originally posted by Beck
I love the Furbies! I want to get my boys one each.

Awesome cause Kira!! I love this one! I'll send in my points for the day.
Hey the donation period ended this morning, but we appreciate the thought!
12/03/2012
Kindred Kindred
Thank you for doing this!
12/03/2012
Gracie Gracie
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Originally posted by - Kira -
Hello everyone! I'm so happy Eden has this program set up during the holiday season. This year I wanted to volunteer for a cause near and dear to my heart.

Back when my son was a week old, he got very ill. We were in the hospital for ... More
Thank you Kira!!!
12/03/2012
Sammi Sammi
Thank you so much for doing this!
12/03/2012
Carrie Ann Carrie Ann
What a wonderful idea! There is so little that is worse than being little and being in the hospital. Or being big and having a little one in the hospital.

Very awesome that our little fundraiser will be able to make so many people so much happier. Joy is hard to find in some situations and it's always satisfying to bring joy.
12/04/2012
Mikemanz Mikemanz
that's really great!!
12/10/2012
unfulfilled unfulfilled
This is a wonderful idea Kira thank you!
12/11/2012
- Kira - - Kira -
Hi everyone! Just wanted to post an update on the donations. I got to go shopping today for all the presents. I got a TON of stuff! I'm bringing everything over to the hospital Friday and I just know we'll have made plenty of kids happy! I managed to get enough so that hopefully every child will get at least one item. I also got a few boardgames that the hospital had on their wish list.

Thank you all SO MUCH for the donations that made this possible!! I can't say enough how much this will mean to the kids and their families. Thanks for making this a holiday to remember for them (and me)!

For frame of reference, I took a picture of the toys in the basket. I had it full to the top. The people in line behind me were not fans, but oh well!



Here's some pictures in detail of everything I got:









Seriously, thank you to each and every one of you guys! I'm so happy I got to do this.
12/19/2012
Beck Beck
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Originally posted by - Kira -
Hi everyone! Just wanted to post an update on the donations. I got to go shopping today for all the presents. I got a TON of stuff! I'm bringing everything over to the hospital Friday and I just know we'll have made plenty of kids happy! ... More
Yay! That is a lot!!
12/19/2012
Kitka Kitka
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Hi everyone! Just wanted to post an update on the donations. I got to go shopping today for all the presents. I got a TON of stuff! I'm bringing everything over to the hospital Friday and I just know we'll have made plenty of kids happy! ... More
This is so great! I'm so glad everyone was able to do their part to help you out with your cause, and what an awesome cause it is! Way to go everyone and way to go Kira, you do truly inspire
12/19/2012
- Kira - - Kira -
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Originally posted by Kitka
This is so great! I'm so glad everyone was able to do their part to help you out with your cause, and what an awesome cause it is! Way to go everyone and way to go Kira, you do truly inspire
Aww thanks!
12/19/2012
Kitka Kitka
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Aww thanks!
Welcome!
12/19/2012
Gary Gary
Outstanding!!!!!!
12/19/2012
travelnurse travelnurse
That is so cool, thanks!
12/20/2012
Ansley Ansley
That's amazing, Kira!!! I'm sure those kids will be quite happy Christmas morning! What are those two pink spiral bound books in the first picture?
12/20/2012
- Kira - - Kira -
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Originally posted by Ansley
That's amazing, Kira!!! I'm sure those kids will be quite happy Christmas morning! What are those two pink spiral bound books in the first picture?
They're little Barbie fashion books. It comes with stickers and outlines where you can draw clothes and whatnot to make outfits. They're too cute!
12/20/2012
Ansley Ansley
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They're little Barbie fashion books. It comes with stickers and outlines where you can draw clothes and whatnot to make outfits. They're too cute!
Ooh neat!!! I love Barbie everything, I may have to run out and pick up one of those for myself. (Downside to not having kids: you never know what the cool "new" toys are.)

Did you hear about the Easy-bake oven? A girl petitioned them to switch up the color schemes to make it more gender-neutral; they'll roll out a black/silver version in February.
12/20/2012
- Kira - - Kira -
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Originally posted by Ansley
Ooh neat!!! I love Barbie everything, I may have to run out and pick up one of those for myself. (Downside to not having kids: you never know what the cool "new" toys are.)

Did you hear about the Easy-bake oven? A girl petitioned ... More
No, I didn't. That's really cool that they're doing that. I bet the black and silver version will look awesome.
12/20/2012
Carrie Ann Carrie Ann
This made my heart all ooey gooey. Thanks, Kira, for doing such a fantastic job!
12/26/2012
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