This month's Act of Love (our monthly community service project) is extra super special as it is in memory of Graham Munhall. Graham is the youngest son of YPB team member (and my dear friend) Stephanie Munhall and her husband Dan. Graham was born with Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome and despite putting up a herculean fight, Graham earned his angel wings after only 20 short days here on Earth.
While Graham's time here was limited, he continue's to have an incredible impact on all those who loved him. We want to continue that and spread joy to as many other children as possible, which is why we decided to hold a toy drive.
Because of the seriousness of Graham's illness, his time here was spent entirely in hospitals. Unfortunately, far too many children spend far too much time in hospitals fighting for their lives. This Christmas, we are determined to make their time just a little more bright.
The recipients of our toy drive will be the little warriors at Doernbecher Children's Hospital, here in Portland, Oregon.
Our goal is to donate 200 toys to the kids at Doernbecher this Christmas, and we need your help to make this Christmas one they wont forget. The toy drive will go from today until December 20th. To participate, please bring a new, unwrapped toy to our office which is located at: 2552 NW Vaughn St. Suite E. PDX 97210. Here is a list of the toys/items Doernbecher needs the most:
We do hope you will participate. It is our opportunity to brighten up the day of children who deserve the very best we have to give.
To learn more about our sweet baby Graham, please read this letter from his mom. Also, you can visit his facebook page.
To learn more about the amazing things being done at Doernbecher, visit their website.