Collection jar made especially for us by Patti, co-owner of Our Paintin' Place in South Lake (Charlotte). Sure
beats the plastic jug we had sitting out at our yard sale! WE LOVE IT!! Thank you, Patti!!
Our "It's a Wrap Party" held at Our Paintin' Place on 12/06/09. Patty and Cathy,
the owners, opened their doors and tables to us to wrap Sunshine Box gifts. We had 11 people show up and we all had
such a good time. Lots of laughing and sharing going on and new friends made.
Clockwise from center top: Anna, Sharon, Thelma, Laura, Jeanette, Kay, Brenda, Linda
My two aunts, Thelma and Laura
My daughter and event co-organizer, Anna
My Sister, Sandi S. of Woodbridge, Virginia, made this afghan. I love the star shape!
She put many, many hours into many, many rows of stitches, but I know the lucky lady who gets it will love it.
The gorgeous afghan pictured below was a joint labor of love donated by Karen and Tammy, great
friends and former coworkers of mine in York, Pennsylvania. Tammy did the crocheting .. such an intricate pattern.
I am in awe!! Thank you both so much!!
Anna, Ruth, and Ileana made signs for our yard sale on 10/10(Pictured below, Ileana)
Counting money sure put a smile on Sharon's face!We had a great turnout and are very pleased withthe
Pre-yard-sale publicity ... sign by Anna.It doesn't look that big, but it's the size of a shower
Ruth sorted through a MOUNTAIN of clothesso that sizes were grouped together - whichimmediately
L - R: Bud, Jen, Sharon, Ileana, Anna, Jeanette, RichardNot pictured (because she's
taking the shot!) Ruth Lee,who drove up from Greenville, SC, just to help us out!Also
not in photo, Kory, who was a huge help setting upFriday night.
Special thanks to Dr. Catherine Pointon and Dr.
Kristy Gilbert and staff at Dermatology Practice of the Carolinasfor their donation of Sunshine Box items, including journals and puzzle books, plus samples
of name-brand hypoallergeniclotions, cleansing bars, hair products, creams. Lourdes Kistler, good friend of FCI and mother of board member Ileana, spearheaded the drive. Thanks so much!=========================================================================
August 24, 2009, we delivered our first Sunshine Box.
This is a picture of the actual
contents of our first box.
The chemo cap and lap afghan were crocheted by
Sandi Scarfi (my sister) of Woodbridge,
(The peach-colored background item is the afghan)
Me, delivering our first Sunshine Box.
That smile stayed on my face ALL day!