Fundraising 2021

 

CCANN designed two products that were sold for the Summer and Fall of 2021.  This marked our first fundraising efforts for our beloved chapter since the pandemic began.

 

Sweatshirt

Bella + Canvas Unisex Lightweight Full zip hooded long sleeves sweatshirt in vibrant color of teal, navy and maroon are the preferred colors. The sweatshirt embodied the NICU acronym embossed in silver glitter vinyl. This is our very first collaboration with Fully Promoted Branded Products and Marketing Services. The company graciously waived the set-up and artwork fee. The sweatshirt sold for $45.00 and $50.00 each for sizes 2XL and up.

 

Back to school photography

Our very own Siri, owner of Siri Wride Photography, once again captured the beauty of the eager kids going back to school through her lenses. She was able to raise $1000.00 for a good cause. The ten minute photoshoot cost $30.00 . As always, her attention to details was evident as the sessions sold-out rapidly.

 

Boo shirt

In celebration of Halloween, Kim Collins thought of dressing  both day and night shift as “The Boo Crew” for the occasion. The black shirt with an orange friendly ghost was Kim’s brainchild. The shirt sold for a total of $800.00. 

 

Caramel Apple Voucher

The caramel apple voucher sold from October to December for all chocolate lovers out there. Each voucher cost $10.00. Kim Collins partnered with Chocolate Wishes to bring us assortment of delicious chocolate treats.

 

T-shirt sale

Screen printing for the Bella Canvas shirt is planned next year. The proposed color will be gray. The graphic design of the NICU footprint and flowers will be the main motif of the shirt. This coming year, CCANN’s timeline is packed with more fundraising activities . We welcome both members and nonmembers to submit their fresh ideas on fundraising. Get creative and express it well! We encourage you to reach out to any officers to discuss details.

 

 

Helping Hands

 

CCANN continues to lend a helping hand to the community during the pandemic. Terry’s House and Ronald McDonald House: Both Terry’s House and Ronald McDonald House are considered to be a “home away from home for families of patients.” CCANN member and photographer, Sir Wride, BSN donated $1,000.00 to the two organizations by doing Back to School Photo sessions. Thank you, Siri!

 

Fresno Marjaree Mason Center: CCANN continues to recognize our mission of advocacy to support women and children who have been domestically abused through the support of Fresno Marjaree Mason Center. Fresno Marjaree Mason has been “Fresno County’s only dedicated provider of domestic shelter and support service, including education for victims and support of the community. In November, CCANN donated 3 boxes of toiletries.

 

American Red Cross: CCANN supported American Red Cross for its provision of emergency assistance, disaster relief including flooding and fire, and disaster preparedness education in the United States. Under the leadership of our fundraising chair, Kim Collins, BSN, money was raised from sales of candied apple vouchers and her personally hand-crafted “Boo”T-shirts. $2,000 was donated to American Red Cross. We hope this donation can make a difference in people’s lives.

 

Smile Train: Smile Train is a charity that treats children born with cleft lip and palate. It aims to “support families worldwide by creating, connecting, and sharing resources about cleft care.” Part of CCANN fundraising funds came from CCANN Sweat-Shirt’s sales and collection of recyclables. CCANN donated $1,000.00 to the Smile Train organization hoping that it will make someone smile. Indeed, “We are Changing the World One Smile at a Time”.

 

Community Food Bank: Donation were raised from sales of raffle tickets. The raffle ticket cost $5.00 each and 5 tickets for $20.00. Prizes for the raffle were as follows: 1st Prize: Carmel Country Inn Hotel 2 nights stay, valued at $1000.00 2nd Prize: Teeth whitening, valued at $250.00 3rd Prize: Dinner for 2 at Dolphin Bay at Pismo, California, valued at $175.00. 4th Prize: Ear pods, valued at $50.00 According to Community Food Bank, every $1.00 donated will provide 7 meals for hungry children, families and seniors in our community. We had raised $2,000.00, which means 14,000 meals had been provided to the population in need.

 

Toys for Tots: Toys were collected on December 9, 2021 at the annual CCANN Xmas Event. Three boxes of toys were delivered by CCANN member, Cristin Padilla, BSN, to the local toys collection center, Hedrick’s Chevrolet Center. We hope these toys provide a lot of joy to the children in our community. CCANN would like to express the gratitude of everyone’s support in giving back to our local community!