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Project Update from CHERUBS - 07/30/13

The following post is a project update from Anna Holcombe, Campaign Organizer, and the CHERUBS Grassroots campaign that raised $3,390 to send care packages to families of babies born with congenital diaphragmatic hernia, a life-threatening birth defect.

The entire CHERUBS organization was overwhelmed with the success of this fundraiser. We hit our tipping point in less than one day In the end, we received 336 $10 donations in support of the CHERUBS HOPE tote-bag program.

The HOPE tote-bag program provides tote bags to families expecting a child to be born with a congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH) or a child currently in the NICU with CDH. These tote bags are valued at about $50 per bag. Even though many of the items included in the bags are donated, CHERUBS typically has to ‘fill in the gaps’ with items the organization needs to purchase. Plus, it costs about $20 to ship each tote bag.

With the funds raised, CHERUBS has been able to purchase 120 CDH baby books, 100 canvas tote bags, 100 sets of infant wings (used to take pictures and help promote awareness), and 100 disposable cameras. Finally, the remaining funds raised nearly covered the entire cost of shipping 100 tote bags in the past four months.

In the end, the funds raised have helped CHERUBS provide support to at least 100 families going through what will probably be the toughest time of their lives.

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