Glimmer of Hope Foundation was born on July 9th 2020. Here’s all of what we accomplished from July to December 2020…
To kick off the start of Glimmer of Hope, we created a magical day. Ten cancer fighters and survivors ages 4 to 19 were treated to a day of pampering and celebration.
So many amazing people and businesses came together to make this day so magical. The day started off with hair by The Hair After and makeup by Julia Potts and Jessica Abreau. Lunch was catered by Sonoma Bistro and Wine Bar and additional desserts were provided by Back 40.
Real flower crowns made the girls feel like princesses thanks to Michelle Jeanna Floral. Details and Swirls provided us with stunning signs that made the photos shine. Connerton Photography by Kath Connerton brought the magical day altogether by capturing all of the magical photos during golden hour.
Many incredible vendors donated so that it was possible to provide each of our Glimmer Girls with two gift baskets. These gift baskets consisted of:
- Golden Floral Headbands donated by Headbands of Hope
- Golden Earrings donated by the Cherry Chop Shop
- Slip-resistant socks donated by Resilience Gives
- Beaded Bracelets donated by the Sis Kiss
- Beautiful Filled Golden Gift Baskets donated by My Mamma and Me Shop
- Items donated by Magnolia Boutique
- Bald Barbies donated by Glimmer of Hope Foundation
Making a Magical Christmas
In 2020, we were able to provide 4 families with assistance with Christmas gifts for their children battling cancer, and one family with a full Christmas provided for their 3 daughters, one of which is battling relapsed cancer.
24 Days of Dolls
Thank you to the donations of so many, we were able to turn our intended “12 Days of Dolls” into “24 Days of Dolls.”
From December 1st to 24th we donated a doll each day to a child battling cancer. Each doll was sponsored by an individual, business, family, friends, etc.
Santa Sacks for the Izzy Room at Hasbro Children’s Hospital
We partnered with the East Providence Police Department for their “No Shave November” to create a magical Christmas for those battling cancer at Hasbro Children’s Hospital
We provided 30 custom made “Santa Sacks” to the Izzy room at Hasbro Children’s Hospital. The bags were custom made for children of all ages, but directed at children ages 10-18, who are often overlooked when it comes to hospital donations.
We partnered with the Maddie Potts Foundation to transport the bags to the hospital, and the Izzy Foundation handed out the bags to the children for us.