Tuesday, June 26, 2012
We are very thankful to the sweet people at Collin Bank for helping to set up the Alyssa Gilkey fund. The account is now open and ready for donations, which will go toward helping Cyd and her family with the cost of the funeral and medical bills. You can either donate in person at the bank, transfer the money online through your bank, or mail donations to the bank. Make sure checks are made out to the Alyssa Gilkey fund. The Collin Bank is located in Frisco at 8802 Coleman Blvd. Frisco, Texas 75034. 972-930-0500. In Plano, the Collin's bank is also located at 2701 Dallas Parkway, Suite 100, Plano, Texas 75093. 469-326-0050. Thank you for your continued support of this precious family during these difficult times.
Saturday, June 23, 2012
One of Alyssa's classmates has started a program called Alyssa's Purple Passion. He started this program to honor Alyssa's memory by helping other children. Mitchell is asking everyone to donate plush/stuffed animals to be given to Children's Medical Center in Dallas for children who are hospitalized. I will be posting where to bring your stuffed animals soon. Please check the blog for updates.
I wanted to thank everyone for coming to Pack the Pantry at the park. Words cannot adequately describe how wonderful it was to come together to honor Alyssa and help her family. Yesterday, we delivered all the donations to Cyd and her family. They asked that I pass along their sincere appreciation and gratitude for your generous donations as they go through this extremely difficult time.
Wednesday, June 20, 2012
I am writing you with a very sad heart. Our hearts are broken, but our lives will be forever touched by the love and joy that Alyssa shared with each of us. We are still meeting tonight as a time to come together and celebrate Alyssa. We feel that at this time monetary donations for the family would be best. We look forward to seeing you all tonight.
Monday, June 18, 2012
Hello friends, Everyone is asking, "How can I help?" We all feel helpless as we watch Alyssa and her family bravely walk down this difficult path in life. The first and most important thing we can do is pray! I truly believe that God hears each and every prayer and is faithful to answer our request. The second thing we can do is love Alyssa's family. We can show our love by letting them focus on Alyssa while we take care of their needs. We are going to have a Pack the Pantry Party!!! On Wednesday, June 20th we will meet at the pavilion in the park by Mooneyham Elementary. The physical address is 2301 Eden Drive, McKinney, Texas. This is the park where Alyssa and Kailey play so I thought it would be the perfect place. We will be there from 7:30 and 8:30 pm. Feel free to drop off your donations and play at the park a while. I will take pictures and make a sideshow for Cyd and the family. You can donate money that will be used to pack her pantry and meet their needs. You can also bring gift cards for restaurants or snack foods for the waiting room. Cyd's parents and boys are staying at their house. Our goal is for the house to be completely stocked so they don't have to spend their precious time running back and forth to the store. If you are unable to come to the party, but would like to donate please feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. I will be happy to arrange a way to get your donations. Thank you for helping meet the needs of this precious family. If you have any questions please feel free to contact me. I would appreciate your help in getting this information out to everyone...please share this blog.