Thursday, November 08, 2007

Our newest recipient: Caring House

We recently got a touching message from Sara of Fort Lauderdale. She told us about the Caring House in North Carolina and the love, respect, and great care they showed her mother and father while her mother was in residence there. After reading her words, we decided to send our current stockpile of caps to the Caring House. Below is her message to us:

"The Caring House is much like a Ronald McDonald House for adults who
need housing while gaining treatment at Duke University. My mother and
father stayed there for close to two months while she was receiving a
new form of cancer treatment that's only done in Duke's medical
facility.

This "house" was incredible. It was not only an amazingly beautiful,
with lavish trees, fireplaces, common rooms, etc, but the love and
care that they give is amazing and selfless. It's completely
non-profit and it serves as a home for people who can not afford
temporary housing while getting treatment. It's run by volunteers who
have more kindness and patients of anyone I've ever come to know,
besides Hospice workers, but that's another post for another day.

In the back of the paper, there is a section for honorariums,
memorials and donations, listing the names of people who have stayed
at the Caring House, with a listing of names of the people who donated
in their honor. Most names had one or two donations, a few had three,
and one person had six. My mother had 11 people listed beneath her
name. I can't even begin to tell you what an amazing and overwhelming
feeling that was to see that so many people cared enough about my
mother, to donate in her honor.

If you want to donate (it doesn't have to be in my mother's honor),
they don't necessarily need monetary donations. Pots, pans, dishes,
cleaning supplies, books, videos, dvds, board games, puzzles,
stationery, bedding, anything and EVERYTHING would mean the world to
them, and the people who unfortunately have to live there. There
information is as follows:

Caring House, Inc.
2625 Pickett Rd
Durham, NC 27705

Tel: (919) 490-5449
Fax: (919) 493-8044"

The Gold Coast Huggers will be sending the caps off in time to arrive before Thanksgiving in honor of Sue Ellen Levine. If you have any caps to contribute, please get them to us soon to make this next shipment! Thanks to all for your support and contributions.

5 comments:

Sara Levine said...

You have all gained a special spot in the hearts of me and my family. Thank you all so much for your generosity!

Anonymous said...

Mimi,
You are fabulous! We really love you and are lucky to have you on our derby team! <3 <3

-Darla

Betty said...

I will give you my knitted caps when I see you tonight. This was a great idea. You guys are the best.

<3
Katie

Dvora said...

Wow,this is just above and beyond. beautiful beautiful beautiful.

Anonymous said...

Good afternoon all,

I was in search of your address to send you all a thank you when I came across this! I work at Caring House and the caps are absolutely gorgeous!!!! We all love them. The weather is finally turning cold and what a great time to have the caps available! What a wonderful way to honor Sue Ellen's and our guests.

I can't thank you enough. Keep up the beautiful work!

(My deepest apologies for the delayed thank you)