Heartstrings' tag line is "A Community of Support for Grieving Parents." And we mean it. When you join a Heartstrings support group, or find a Connections match, or even just come to one of our events, you immediately become a part of something over ten years in the making. This community is a safe place of support, encouragement, and hope that we all benefit from and contribute to.
Illustrating that spirit is the Walk for Remembrance & Hope fundraising competition. Families create teams in their child's honor to raise donations in a friendly competition. Those donations directly benefit future Heartstrings participants.
To show our appreciation for your efforts, the Walk Committee has secured prizes for our top teams. Donated by people who believe in Heartstrings, the team prizes are very exciting this year!
Personalized Print - Top Three Teams Prize
The top three fundraising teams will each receive a personalized print of the e.e. cummings poem, "I Carry Your Heart"! Created by local artist Suzanne Cabrera of An Open Sketchbook, this gorgeous print could feature your child's name and birthdate! (Check out Suzanne's website here.)
Wine & Design - First Place Team Prize
Wine & Design Greensboro has donated an exciting night out for two! From their website: "At our wine and paint parties, your canvas, paints, paintbrushes and corkscrew will be waiting as local Greensboro artists guide you step-by-step to ensure you walk away with your very own unique masterpiece." First place team winners will receive a gift certificate to use at their leisure at the Greensboro location.
Handmade Wings - Second Place Team Prize
Heartstrings dad and Walk volunteer Mike Vorys hand-makes wooden angel wings in honor of his son, Carpenter. Made from reclaimed wood and distressed to look aged, the winning pair will be custom made for the second-place team.
All teams raising more than $50 will be featured throughout 2015 on the Friends of Heartstrings webpage.
HOW TO DONATE:
To register a team, first register for the Walk, then you will be prompted to start a fundraising page. FirstGiving will then walk you through the process of setting up your own, personalized page. You can add video, pictures, and a message to your friends and family. Set up your page, then share across your social network! To donate to an existing team, find your team on this page, click on the team name to be taken to their fundraising page, then click "Donate"! Team Fundraising Winners will be based on highest totals as of 5pm October 9, 2015.
If you have any questions about team fundraising for the Walk for Remembrance & Hope, email Annie at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Due to questions about "Teams" vs "Pages", we've developed an infographic with some of the major points: