Gavin’s Birthday Give…

June is turning out to be a busy month for the Owens Family.   Not only  do we have Angela’s adoption finalization coming up on Thursday but also this month on June 14th will be Gavin’s Birthday. Last year Karen and I wanted to do something special in memory of Gavin and we came up with the idea of Gavin’s Birthday Give.   We have joined with DuPont Hospital for Children where Gavin spend most of his days, and we have collected new toys and some clothes, and other things for children and families who are stuck being inpatient at the hospital.  Last year was an amazing time, and to see the look on the faces of nurses and staff when we rolled in the 2 full kid carts of the items you helped us donate was completely amazing.

This year we wanted to do the same thing again.  We want to continue to help other families who are in the same spot that we were in, because in all honesty it is this simple gestures that may seem insignificant to the outside world but when you are stuck in the confines of a hospital room a new toy for your child can make the day so much better.  We have recieved many emails from families who have received a toy or a pair of Baby Legs thank us, and thanking YOU for remembering families who are going through a rough time.

To be perfectly honest Karen and I have a lot of fear going into this second time around.  we never want the world to forget Gavin and the legacy he left here on earth — but the truth is  time is going on and we understand that people are also moving on.  Despite our fears this is something we want to continue — no matter how many donations we are able to colletct, just one toy will impact the life of another family.

Donations will be accpeted all through the month of June.  Toys can be mailed to our PO Box which is PO BOX 985 Boyertown PA 19512.  Monetary donations will also be accepted.  We realize that many people don’t like to just give money to any old website or cause — we get that — so no pressure.  But rest assured we will bring you along for the ride and keep everyone informed about how things are going — not to mention Karen will provide lots of photos when we make the delivery!

Thanks for helping us remember and celebrate Gavin and the amazing impact that he had on us all!


 

8 Responses to “Gavin’s Birthday Give…”

  1. Jon
    June 5, 2011 at 8:53 am #

    What you guys are doing is just awesome. Love your hearts. Love you guys. You know I’m on board.

  2. Adam
    June 5, 2011 at 9:12 am #

    Jon… thanks so much man. We really appreciate it. You are awesome.. 🙂

  3. Moe
    June 6, 2011 at 10:12 am #

    Happy Birthday Gavin. One day I’ll get to meet you and tell you how your dad has been behaving down here. 🙂

    Thanks for your heart (and your wife).

  4. dustin
    June 6, 2011 at 12:18 pm #

    Happy Birthday, Gavin!

  5. Moe
    June 6, 2011 at 12:22 pm #

    Yikes, just realized how wrong that sounds. I meant your wife’s heart. Sorry, I can’t edit the original comment.

  6. Jon
    June 6, 2011 at 2:46 pm #

    LOL Moe….

  7. Adam
    June 6, 2011 at 6:57 pm #

    HAHA i didnt think anything of it until you corrected yourself. so so funny.

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