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Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Cards for the Kids events - You provide the volunteers, we provide the materials, cardstock, DSP, Big Shot and build a bear dies

The Stampin Up Demonstrators in the Las Vegas area are hosting a FREE Make-n-take booth for the children again this year. If you are a Stampin Up demonstrator or a Customer of Stampin Up you are invited to join us for a morning of paper crafts with the kids.

Each month we hold a build a smile event to Create Cards and Journal Covers for the kids.
Bring your Big Shot and your retired cardstock and come make build a bear paper bears with us to give to the children.

Our next build a smile event is May 25th 10 am - 4 pm at the Clark County Library.

Clark County Library
1401 E Flamingo Rd
Las Vegas, NV 89119

Come put a smile on a child's face.
We will be making these for the children of Ronald McDonald House
as well as for sick children in Sunrise Hospital.
Bring a glue stick and the card board from your cereal boxes. Please have the card board cut to 6x6 or 6 X 5 1/2
thank you for all you do for the kids.

You can RSVP for this event at

The 6th annual Runnin’ for the House is only a few weeks away and we are looking forward to our largest event yet! Register today for the 5k run or 1mile walk and get your friends, family and co-workers to join you. We’ll have a free Family Festival with pancake breakfast, music, interactive kids activities- crafts, education, and just plain old fun! At Ronald McDonald House Charities of Greater Las Vegas, we believe that when a child is ill, nothing is more important than keeping families strong by keeping them together. Your participation will help us do just that!

To us, the Ronald McDonald House was always just that box where we dropped our change at the drive-thru. That changed, as did our lives, in March of 1999 when we were told that our daughter Amber (11) had a severe narrowing in the artery that delivers blood to her lower body. We were sent to the Ronald McDonald House in Las Vegas by her cardiologist and found that everything was all set up and the staff was waiting for us. After her surgery, Amber spent a week in I.C.U., and the Ronald McDonald House took care of me, my wife Robin, and our two sons P.J. and Max by providing us a comfortable, “homey” atmosphere that greatly reduced our stress. In October 1999, Robin, Amber and I were again welcomed by the Ronald McDonald

House when Amber had a heart catheter procedure. We were told that the ends of the graft placed in her aorta in March were closing because of scar tissue and we had to take her to San Francisco for a special procedure. Then on March 2, 2002, one of Amber’s stints shifted and cut a hole in her aorta and esophagus. She lost over half of her blood and developed a severe bacterial infection in her bloodstream. She had emergency surgery that afternoon. As I write this, I am sitting at a table in the dining room of the House in Las Vegas where I have shared meals for the last 45 days with my family, the staff and volunteers of the House. I am not sure how long Amber will be in the hospital, or how long after her release we will stay here. But I am sure that no matter how long it may be, the staff and volunteers will be here for us. These people will forever be in our hearts. We will continue to stop in just to say “hi” or try to help with fundraisers for this miraculous team of people. I cannot think of any words that express it as deeply as we feel it, so I must simply say “Thank You.”

- Minor M. Adams

Pop Tabs

The little, seemingly insignificant tab you pull to open your aluminum cans is like gold to the Ronald McDonald House. We collect these pop tabs, recycle them, and the proceeds go directly to Ronald McDonald House families. When family needs assistance with travel costs, clothing and hygiene items, or the costs associated with the death of a child, our Pop Tab funds are there to help. Clickhere to download Pop Tab flyer.

Anyone and everyone can collect pop tabs. It’s easy, fun, and a great project for schools and community groups. Simply:

1.) Pull the tab off any aluminum can.
2.) Collect the tabs.
3.) Drop the tabs off or mail them to:

The Ronald McDonald House
2323 Potosi St.
Las Vegas, NV 89146

Office Hours: 9 AM – 9 PM
If your church or organization would like to host a Build a Smile card making event please contact me and we will pick a date. You provide the volunteers and the glue sticks and we provide the materials, cardstock, DSP, Big Shot and build a bear dies. It's easy and fun and is a great way to give back to the community.
May God bless you and your family,
Sherrill Graff
Website: my recruit password is scrapbook1

1 comment:

Sarah said...

It looks like you all are having fun!