Our 3rd Annual St. Patrick’s Fundraiser was a huge success! Thanks to your support and kindness, we were able to raise over $40,000. This money will continue to be used to support children and young adults in their time of need. We hope that you all enjoyed the event, along with our first ever oral auction. We would like to thank Ken Tucker for using his professional auctioneering skills to run the auction and help make it a success. For those of you who were not able to attend, be sure that you buy your tickets early next year, as we would love to see you there. To view pictures of this years event, click on our Events Gallery page under the News section. Thank you again for all of your love and support and please be sure to check back soon to read about our new recipients, as well as upcoming events!
We at Danielle’s Gift would like to take this opportunity to say thank you for your support of our organization. We donated enough funds to help provide 4,356 meals for starving children to the Feed My Starving Children organization. We also donated our time to help pack the meals. This proved to be a wonderful experience. Danielle’s Gift helped Joe Owens, a young man from Hughson who needed help
Our participation in this years first annual Walk for Love proved to be a great success! Thanks to the support of the Walk for Love organization and all those who walked on behalf of Danielle’s Gift, we raised over $11,000 ensuring that we will be able to continue our mission of helping children in crisis. We look forward to participating in the Walk for Love next year and would again like to thank all of you for your continued love and support! We will be posting pictures of the event soon.
Please come and support Danielle’s Gift at the 1st Annual Walk for Love walk-a-thon. Danielle’s Gift, along with several other foundations from Hughson, will be participating in the event. We would like to invite you, along with your family and friends, to come and walk on our behalf. The event will begin at 9 a.m. on September 16th at the Hughson High track and will last until 4 p.m. We will be scheduling walkers to walk during both morning and afternoon time slots, so please let us know which you would prefer. Those who walk for Danielle’s Gift will be given a special edition Danielle’s Gift bracelet along with other items. A special gift will also be awarded to the walker who raises the most money! To receive a donor form please contact us by email, through our Facebook or by phone at 209-765-7059. Food will be available for purchase at the event and all of the proceeds will be distributed among the participating foundations. Danielle’s Gift will also have merchandise available for purchase, so don’t forget to bring your wallet. We also encourage you to wear any purple clothing you have, as this is the official color of Danielle’s Gift for the event. We cannot wait to see you there and we thank you for all of your love and support!
Danielle’s Gift was proud to walk in support of Jessica Huse. The 5K walk-a-thon proved to be a great experience for us as we were able to help a wonderful family during their time of need. To learn more about Jessica and her struggle, please visit this link: http://www.journeyforjessica.com/ From the bottom of our hearts, thank you again for all of your support. Many children and their families are breathing a little easier because of you. Thank you!
Isabella is a five year old who lives in Turlock. Last year she was hospitalized due to a deadly E coli bacterium she ingested and was diagnosed with renal failure. She was in need of a life-saving kidney transplant and in May of this year, she received one. Thankfully, her father was a perfect match! Isabella now faces a life long battle with medical challenges and as a result, her family has turned to a national charity for help. The Children’s Organ Transplant Association (COTA) organizes and guides community volunteers in fund-raising to provide for transplant related expenses for kids like Isabella. In response to the families need, we at Danielle’s Gift made a donation through COTA to help with future medical expenses. If you are interested in learning more about Isabella or making a contribution, please visit: http://www.cotaforisabellac.com/
We are happy to announce that we recently contributed to the bay area organization One East Palo Alto. It is because of your support that we have been able to donate funds to help support their summer employment program for kids at risk. To learn more about One East Palo Alto, their mission and their summer employment program, please visit: www.oneepa.org.
Joe is a Hughson native who has been battling leukemia since July of 2010. As of January 2011, Joe has been in remission but unfortunately, in January of this year, it was found that Joe’s leukemia had returned. Joe is in need of a bone marrow transplant and fortunately his sister, Jamie, is a perfect match. Jamie approached us asking for assistance with living expenses for Joe during the transplant. We were more than happy to offer our assistance and are praying for a positive outcome for Joe and his family! Below is a picture of Joe wearing a pair of UFC fighting gloves given to him by a close friend. They represent Joe’s determination to continue the fight against his leukemia.
Kimber Genzoli and Teresa Angle of Danielle’s Gift help to prepare fava beans for the 19th Annual Fava Day Kids Fundraiser. Fava Day is a local fundraiser thats goal is to provide assistance to families who have children fighting cancer. Danielle’s Gift will also be donating to Fava Day Kids to help them achieve their goal. If you are interested in attending the fundraiser, please see the information below. There is no ticket purchase for the event and the meal is free so show up with an appetite for fava beans with linguica, potatos, rolls and soft drinks. Money is raised through donations and a silent auction during the event.
19th Annual Fava Day Kids
When: May 9th 2012 @ 5:30 p.m.
Where: Stanislaus County Fairgrounds Building E-2 (enter through east gate on N. Broadway)
Jasen is a 5 year old male who is diagnosed with bilateral retinoblastoma (a rare pediatric cancer of the eyes). In Jasen’s time of need, Danielle’s Gift was happy to help by providing the funds to pay for expenses during his trip to the Los Angeles Children’s Hospital. While at the hospital, Jasen underwent a medical procedure to remove cataracts from his left eye in hopes of improving his vision. Jasen loves t-ball and Danielle’s Gift was able to pay for his registration cost to play, as well as buy him a new pair of cleats. Thanks to your love and support of Danielle’s Gift, Jasen will be able to enjoy the upcoming t-ball season in a new way!