We are beyond excited to join the crew of fabulous makers and small businesses who comprise Come Together MKE. CTMKE was created in order to support local makers, small businesses, and our community as a whole.
Part of what makes this group particularly special, is that all makers are asked to donate a percentage of their sales to a local organization or relief fund of his or her choice. We have chosen to donate 25% of our sales this weekend to the Children's Hospital of Wisconsin COVID-19 Response Fund.
We know that COVID-19 is affecting all of us right now and the list of organizations we would like to donate to is endless. We decided that for this specific campaign, we wanted to focus on children. We researched several ways to assist children in our community and landed on this relief fund.
The Children's Hospital of Wisconsin COVID-19 Response Fund provides funding for services and resources such as:
- meals for the families of healthcare heroes
- preventing transmission of COVID-19 to protect their most vulnerable patients (children with cancer, heart patients, and others with compromised immune systems) by procuring PPE and expanding telemedicine
- responding to the needs of families with financial hardships around housing and food scarcity through the work of school nurses and community outreach
- vital PPE needed to maintain Child Advocacy Centers that serve children suspected of facing abuse and trauma
Children's does have a special place in our hearts because they have cared for our own children as well as many of our friends' children. One of my very best friend's son was delivered at 29 weeks. The nurses and doctors at CHW took exceptional care of him and supported our dear friends as they navigated some really rough and uncertain days. Almost 4 years old now, their little boy is such a fighter and an absolute blessing. We love him so very much and are extremely grateful to the staff at Children's. In addition, it is in our backyard (almost literally). Many of our neighbors and friends work there and/ or have children who have been patients there. It is part of the fabric that makes our community so great. We feel very lucky to have such a fantastic facility so close to home.
We hope you choose to shop with us this weekend. You can feel extra good about your purchase as you support local, give back, and get all cozied up!