Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Ellianna's Ohana: Toy Drive Safe

Hi Super Hero friends and family! We took the month of October off but we're ready to hit it hard in November and we need your help! Our next mission is one that is very important to this Super Hero Mama. If you're a parent, you'll understand why after reading the following exerpt from one of my best friends since the 6th grade. Please read below:

"This will be the fourth event I have hosted in honor of my daughter, Ellianna. Ellie was killed in January of 2009 in a car crash that occurred on Union Hills Road. She was just ten days shy of her fourth birthday when the car she was safely strapped into, in a car seat installed by the fire department, was hit by a car speeding 92 miles per hour in a 45 mile per hour zone. The driver had a current warrant out for his arrest for a previous DUI and was on a self-proclaimed "beer run" at the time of the crash. Ellie was unconscious on scene and remained so during her four days at St. Joseph's Hospital as the doctors there did everything they could to save her life. The injuries she sustained were unrecoverable. We hosted her funeral on the day that was to be her 4th birthday party. Because of the way that Ellie was killed, the safety of our streets is an important cause for me. I have volunteered with our law enforcement at several DUI checkpoints where I have witnessed DUI vans fill with the "taking" and they overflow with it during the holidays. The Governor's Office of Highway Safety has provided a DUI processing van that we will fill with toys and other needed items for the children of Crisis Nursery. Let's fill this van full of "giving" instead of "taking", especially as we head into the holiday season. Let's help meet the needs of these children while we remind our community of the need to drive safe!"

My friend who wrote this and who is organizing this, lives in Arizona and is once again doing something so special in her precious Ellie's name. I would really like to be a part of this and thought maybe you all could help here in the Springboro area. So our Super Heroes are banding together to collect toys for the Dayton Children's hospital in Ellianna's name.  If you would like to share Ellie's love and donate a new, unwrapped toy in Ellie's name, please let me know! If your little one would like to dress in their Super Hero attire and collect toys for this mission and deliver them with us, let me know! Send me a message or email me at superheroesofservice1@gmail.com. Our Super Heroes will be collecting the toys and delivering them to the hospital on Saturday, November 23. The more super heroes the better, but more importantly, the more toys donated in Ellie's name, the better!!

Please share and like the Ellianna's Ohana: Toy Safe Drive Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Toy-Drive-Safe/574734322594987

(The flyer for the event in Arizona)

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