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Dear Chasing Rainbows Partner,
Imagine being confined to the walls of a cold, sterile hospital. You are surrounded by strangers in white coats, that are talking about you, and you have no idea why. People come into your space to poke, prod and look you over constantly. Then imagine someone else walks in—they are not there to touch you or hurt you or talk about you. They are there to give you something special—a toy, a book, a new stuffed animal to make your stay a little more comfortable. In return, they want nothing more than your smile, or maybe even a little giggle of excitement. That is the mission of Kemarah’s Chasing Rainbows—to bring Hope and Smiles to kids and families that are experiencing a medical crisis. We strive to make a child’s stay in the hospital a little less scary, and a little more cheerful. Since you cannot see their faces, I am writing to let you know how truly wonderful it is to see those smiles and hear those giggles and also to thank you for partnering with us in the past. Your support has helped so much, but the need is still great.
Each year we help hundreds of families through our hospital outreach programs in Houston and El Paso. We support families through a scholarship program at a local El Paso Private school, and we are even able to provide a temporary housing solution (our Happy Heart House) for families receiving treatment through the Heart Center at Texas Children’s Hospital in Houston. We also partner annually with the North Texas chapter of Make-a-Wish to grant the wish of a local Wish Kid in the El Paso area. Without donations like yours, Kemarah’s Chasing Rainbows cannot operate in all these areas. We are hoping to raise $25,000 to continue blessing these families through our hospital, school, and housing programs. This is the amount we typically raise at our annual fundraising gala. A financial gift from you will be a huge help in reaching our goal. No amount is too big or too small. Here is an example of what your gift will do:
Purchases toys for one month of hospital outreach
Covers a month of utilities for the Happy Heart House in Houston
Covers a month of tuition for an eligible student and Jesus Chapel School
Helps fund a Wish for a local Make-a-Wish family
Covers one month or rent for the Happy Heart House in Houston
As you know, we are all facing unique challenges this year, due to the COVID 19 pandemic. Unfortunately, this global health crisis has prevented us from holding our annual fundraising gala—our only significant fundraiser. This year, we are asking for your support financially, just like we have before. If you have bought tickets to our gala in the past, we are asking that you simply donate that amount this year. If you have been one of our sponsors in the past, we are asking for your donation in the same way. Our sponsors will be posted on our website as well as our Facebook page. These services bring so much joy and hope to hundreds of children and families each year, and we simply cannot do it without you. Together we are sharing hope and smiles with families in some of their darkest days. Please continue to partner with us and make our mission possible. Thank you so much for your support!
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