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Simon Says It’s the Little Things

Simon says Holidays are fast approaching.

 

It’s the Little Things…

 

Yesterday, I saw these fabulous, huge, cuddly stuffed animals. I bought as many as I could fit in our SUV. These will be given out at the annual UIC Craniofacial Holiday Party. Face the Future is a wonderful foundation that helps put smiles on children’s faces. We volunteer because it’s such a great group of people trying to make a difference, one smile at a time.

 

simon says

simon says

I was like a little kid in a candy store. I was so excited that I had the ability to buy these stuffed animals for the kids. At the checkout line a lady said, “Oh wow, do you have a lot of grandkids?”. I explained that these would be given to children at a hospital Holiday Party. It was only later that Colleen said the woman thought we had grandchildren. I guess it’s time to pull out the old Clairol hair coloring box! I was so caught up in hugging the stuffed animals that I didn’t even hear her comment. Nothing wrong with her thinking they were being bought for our grandkids but I’m in my mid 50s and thought, well, that I always looked younger than my age. 😊

My heart was so happy yesterday. Just imagining the smiles on the kids faces. The fun that they will have at the annual Holiday Party. It really felt good to do something for others.

The children of the Craniofacial Center at the University of Illinois come from very diverse socio-economic, ethnic and racial backgrounds. No child is ever denied services. All receive state-of-the-art care regardless of their ability to pay.

Face the Future Foundation ends the year with a joyous celebration at the Children’s Holiday Party, which brings patients, families, and the Face the Future team together in festive show of support and community.

Over 600 patients and families attend. Face painting, cookie decorating, mural coloring and other activities fill the afternoon. The highlight is always Santa’s visit. Santa’s helpers give each child a present.

 

simon says holidays
simon says
simon says
simon says

 

It’s the little things.. Taking time out to help others. No better gift for yourself and for others..

 

So,  if you are able to, please consider volunteering. I guarantee you that you will get so much out of it. And, it’s just a really nice thing to do.

simon says holidaysIf you are not able to volunteer, please consider making a donation to Face the Future Foundation. You will be so happy that you did!

*Click to Our Resources Page for Their Website.

Click on Face the Future Foundation’s Holiday Party Invitation Below…

HOLIDAY PARTY