Get excited! Our Telethon format is being modified and enhanced and it is almost time for the FIRST annual Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals week on KY3! The new CMN Hospitals week will begin on Monday, Nov 28th and run through Sunday, Dec 4th. Leading up to Miracle Week, we are inviting all of our families to participate in the annual Every Family Campaign. The Every Family Campaign is designed to give our families the opportunity to get involved and give back. The Every Family Campaign will begin on Aug 1st and will end on Oct 31st! That’s three full months to fundraise! If $500 or more is raised in honor of your miracle child, the top 5 families raising the most will be given the opportunity to be featured in (3) 15 second promotional spots that will air on KY3 during the CMN Hospitals week, featured in our newsletter, as well as being highlighted on our social media pages. There will also be some fabulous prizes for the top earning families as well!
So how does it work? Families that have received assistance from CMN Hospitals can ask their friends and family to make a donation to Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals in honor of their “Miracle Child.” There are multiple ways that families can get involved:
1) Create your own website with your child’s picture and story by logging onto: http://www.helpmakemiracles.org/event/EveryFamilyCampaign2016. You can direct your family and friends to go to your website and make a donation. You can also send out emails with the link asking for donations, or post/share the link on your Facebook page asking for donations in honor of your child! Donations that are mailed into the CMN Hospitals office will not show up on your website; however they will count towards the child’s final total and the amount of mail donations received will be posted for each child on the website so that you may keep track of donations that are mailed into our office. Please ensure that all donations that are mailed into the CMN Hospitals office indicate what “Miracle Child” they are in honor of so that we can ensure the donation counts toward your child’s total.
2) Here is a spreadsheet for you to write down the names and addresses of your friends and family so Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals may send a letter asking for their support in honor of your child if you choose not to create a website. We do encourage you to let that friend or family member know ahead of time that we will be sending them a letter. You can view the sample letter as an example of exactly what our office would mail out to the names that you provide us. After you fill out the spreadsheet, please mail it back to my attention (Kassie) at 3525 S. National Ave, Suite 203 Springfield, MO 65807 as soon as possible!
3) CMN Hospitals Families in the past have even held their own events to raise money in honor or memory of their CMNHospitals child! Garage sales, silent auctions, dessert auctions, anything and everything works! Get creative!
Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals will track donations received on behalf of each child. All donations must be received by Oct 31st, 2016 to be counted towards the child’s total for this year. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to call!
Please join us in helping us make this year’s Every Family Campaign the best and most successful yet! Together we are making miracles happen!