Last day for the Birthday Project--we're over $5,700!

Give in Johnny's honor and support a Wisconsin children's hospital.
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Unread postby SqueakyDoor » Mon Jun 09, 2008 5:37 pm

As the parent of very healthy, "normal" children, it is a privilege to be able to donate to a hospital that dedicates itself to making sick children better. What better gift to give someone, or yourself? :heart2:
Thanks to all of you ladies for just being your generous, sweet selves! :bouquet:
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Unread postby part-time poet » Mon Jun 09, 2008 7:05 pm

LiMoss wrote:Nearly $6,000 - now that's a beautiful thing! :goodvibes:


It certainly is! :cloud9:

And when you think of what it can do for the Child Life Fund at American Family Children's Hospital, it becomes even more beautiful.

For example, $6,000 will supply a birthday party for 240 different children who have to spend their birthdays in the hospital. That's twenty different birthday parties a month, every month for a year!

That's a whole lot of cheer spread around a whole lot of little faces . . . day after day after day. A gift that goes on giving--like the happiness that Johnny gives to all of us.

Well done, Zoners.

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Unread postby Lucky13 » Mon Jun 09, 2008 7:18 pm

The generosity of all the Zone members is absolutely wonderful.... I hope we can reach $6000... time to make one last contribution to help all these little ones. :angel:
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Unread postby stroch » Mon Jun 09, 2008 7:53 pm

ptp said
For example, $6,000 will supply a birthday party for 240 different children who have to spend their birthdays in the hospital. That's twenty different birthday parties a month, every month for a year!

That's a whole lot of cheer spread around a whole lot of little faces . . . day after day after day. A gift that goes on giving--like the happiness that Johnny gives to all of us.


That is a wonderful thought --thank you. I had not thought of the joy and happiness and fun these gifts would give. I guess I thought that they would provide medical or social services.

I'm going to hold those birthday party images in my mind!

Thank you all for organizing this, and thanks to Johnny for helping all of us become our best selves.
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Unread postby CarrieKY » Mon Jun 09, 2008 8:31 pm

stroch wrote:ptp said
For example, $6,000 will supply a birthday party for 240 different children who have to spend their birthdays in the hospital. That's twenty different birthday parties a month, every month for a year!

That's a whole lot of cheer spread around a whole lot of little faces . . . day after day after day. A gift that goes on giving--like the happiness that Johnny gives to all of us.


That is a wonderful thought --thank you. I had not thought of the joy and happiness and fun these gifts would give. I guess I thought that they would provide medical or social services.

I'm going to hold those birthday party images in my mind!

Thank you all for organizing this, and thanks to Johnny for helping all of us become our best selves.



I am also happy to know that the money will go toward making the child's stay a little happier. Cincinnati Children's Hospital is world renown (polio vaccine) and has so much money they can't spend it fast enough, but my son's many stays there were endlessly boring for him. I love charities that give directly to the children.

So glad I decided to participate. :cool:

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Unread postby Kittycat88 » Mon Jun 09, 2008 9:21 pm

stroch wrote:
Thank you all for organizing this, and thanks to Johnny for helping all of us become our best selves.


I really love that line stroch...it just is so true. The honesty in his art and his life...are really inspirational.

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Unread postby Depp's Pearl » Mon Jun 09, 2008 9:48 pm

Kittycat88 wrote:
stroch wrote:
Thank you all for organizing this, and thanks to Johnny for helping all of us become our best selves.


I really love that line stroch...it just is so true. The honesty in his art and his life...are really inspirational.


Amen! I'm glad I could help this year. I hope Johnny likes his birthay present. It is a very special gift for some very special children and their families!
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Unread postby Theresa » Mon Jun 09, 2008 10:45 pm

CarrieKY wrote:
stroch wrote:ptp said
For example, $6,000 will supply a birthday party for 240 different children who have to spend their birthdays in the hospital. That's twenty different birthday parties a month, every month for a year!

That's a whole lot of cheer spread around a whole lot of little faces . . . day after day after day. A gift that goes on giving--like the happiness that Johnny gives to all of us.


That is a wonderful thought --thank you. I had not thought of the joy and happiness and fun these gifts would give. I guess I thought that they would provide medical or social services.

I'm going to hold those birthday party images in my mind!

Thank you all for organizing this, and thanks to Johnny for helping all of us become our best selves.



I am also happy to know that the money will go toward making the child's stay a little happier. Cincinnati Children's Hospital is world renown (polio vaccine) and has so much money they can't spend it fast enough, but my son's many stays there were endlessly boring for him. I love charities that give directly to the children.

So glad I decided to participate. :cool:


The motto of the hospital's Child Life department is "Helping kids be kids."

What better way to honor Johnny than by donating to a hospital that tries to fulfill that motto?

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Unread postby Joni » Mon Jun 09, 2008 10:49 pm

theresa wrote:
CarrieKY wrote:
stroch wrote:ptp said
For example, $6,000 will supply a birthday party for 240 different children who have to spend their birthdays in the hospital. That's twenty different birthday parties a month, every month for a year!

That's a whole lot of cheer spread around a whole lot of little faces . . . day after day after day. A gift that goes on giving--like the happiness that Johnny gives to all of us.


That is a wonderful thought --thank you. I had not thought of the joy and happiness and fun these gifts would give. I guess I thought that they would provide medical or social services.

I'm going to hold those birthday party images in my mind!

Thank you all for organizing this, and thanks to Johnny for helping all of us become our best selves.



I am also happy to know that the money will go toward making the child's stay a little happier. Cincinnati Children's Hospital is world renown (polio vaccine) and has so much money they can't spend it fast enough, but my son's many stays there were endlessly boring for him. I love charities that give directly to the children.

So glad I decided to participate. :cool:


The motto of the hospital's Child Life department is "Helping kids be kids."

What better way to honor Johnny than by donating to a hospital that tries to fulfill that motto?


Exactly! And every child deserves a birthday party, especially if they are in the hospital.

This project is amazing! :worldhug:

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Unread postby Alicia » Mon Jun 09, 2008 11:30 pm

Even though it's almost over now I just wanted to say how thrilled I am to be a part of the Zone this year and able to contribute to this wonderful project. What an amazing amount of money to have been reached in such a short time. Sometimes we think that because we're only one person we can't make a difference or do anything worthwhile but this Birthday Project is proof that one person can and does make a difference. All the money that was collected was given initially by individual people and maybe those individual amounts didn't seem to be very much to the giver, but when it's all gathered together and totaled up the amount is suddenly much larger and each little individual gift of love becomes one big gift of happiness for kids who may not have much in life to be happy about if they're sick and in the hospital. :thanks!: PTP and all for allowing us to join together and make a difference that most of us could never make on our own!!
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Unread postby Naenae » Tue Jun 10, 2008 12:37 am

I want to thank all the people from the zone who contributed to again a great children's charity. I want to thank all the admins & mods who put everything together. I think Johnny would love the hospital's motto "Helping kids being kids". He would enjoy seeing smiles on those children's faces, and maybe get a chance to read to them.

I think he would be amazed how his admirers chooses the right path, and makes unselfish acts of kindness. He would probably have tears in his eyes :bawl:
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Unread postby CarrieKY » Tue Jun 10, 2008 1:38 am

theresa wrote:
CarrieKY wrote:
stroch wrote:ptp said
For example, $6,000 will supply a birthday party for 240 different children who have to spend their birthdays in the hospital. That's twenty different birthday parties a month, every month for a year!

That's a whole lot of cheer spread around a whole lot of little faces . . . day after day after day. A gift that goes on giving--like the happiness that Johnny gives to all of us.


That is a wonderful thought --thank you. I had not thought of the joy and happiness and fun these gifts would give. I guess I thought that they would provide medical or social services.

I'm going to hold those birthday party images in my mind!

Thank you all for organizing this, and thanks to Johnny for helping all of us become our best selves.



I am also happy to know that the money will go toward making the child's stay a little happier. Cincinnati Children's Hospital is world renown (polio vaccine) and has so much money they can't spend it fast enough, but my son's many stays there were endlessly boring for him. I love charities that give directly to the children.

So glad I decided to participate. :cool:


The motto of the hospital's Child Life department is "Helping kids be kids."

What better way to honor Johnny than by donating to a hospital that tries to fulfill that motto?


I agree! :cool:

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Unread postby Constance » Tue Jun 10, 2008 7:46 am

Alicia wrote:Even though it's almost over now I just wanted to say how thrilled I am to be a part of the Zone this year and able to contribute to this wonderful project. What an amazing amount of money to have been reached in such a short time. Sometimes we think that because we're only one person we can't make a difference or do anything worthwhile but this Birthday Project is proof that one person can and does make a difference. All the money that was collected was given initially by individual people and maybe those individual amounts didn't seem to be very much to the giver, but when it's all gathered together and totaled up the amount is suddenly much larger and each little individual gift of love becomes one big gift of happiness for kids who may not have much in life to be happy about if they're sick and in the hospital. :thanks!: PTP and all for allowing us to join together and make a difference that most of us could never make on our own!!

So very well said, Alicia! :bouquet: I agree 100 %

stroch wrote:
Thank you all for organizing this, and thanks to Johnny for helping all of us become our best selves.

Another lovely sentiment, and so very true! :heart:

Thank you, PtP and moderators for arranging this wonderful opportunity for each of us to follow Johnny's example, if even in a small way. Like Alicia said, one by one we may not be able to do much, but together we can make a difference.
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Unread postby clare d (london) » Tue Jun 10, 2008 8:04 am

OMG! I know I'm late............ but I've just donated a small amount to this WONDERFUL project!
I really really really hope you guys organising it have received it ok. I did it by Paypal. I understand yesterday 'was' listed to be the last day but.... I really hope you get it. Please let me know.

Thank you and love to you all
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Unread postby Moonlight » Tue Jun 10, 2008 1:36 pm

:yikes: :-O :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: INCREDIBLE!! :yahoo: I don't know what to say! Such a beautiful bunch of generous beings here on the Zone! :grouphug: Wow! You ladies are awesome.
I personally couldn't donate, however, I'm sure Johnny would be so proud of all of you, If he ever got to knew! :kiss:

Thank you all for being so wonderful.

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