I know I have said this already, but thank you again for your amazing support in this Joyful Life Library project at Wesley. Your kindness and generosity are so humbling to me. Thank you from the bottom of my heart. I prayed that we would not only fill up the library at Wesley, but that we would also provide books for all the other nine participating hospitals. And that is exactly what we did! Praise God!! Books were purchased for ALL TEN Joyful Life Library locations. 180 of those books went to Wesley. Isn’t that amazing?! And since the book drive, multiple people have contacted Heather about wanting to get libraries set up at their local hospitals (which is awesome!) and a rep from a book distributor also contacted her about grants they offer to help get more books. Yay! It is so amazing to think of all the little hands that will be touching these books because of all of you! I am praying The Joyful Life Library and these books are a blessing and comfort to many.
The Joyful Life Libraries are set up so that donations can be made at any time. Heather will eventually be adding more books to the Wesley wishlist as well. So, if you are looking for a place to give or want to host your own book drive…this is a great cause to support!
And now…how about some winners!? Thanks again to my awesome friends for providing all the fabulous prizes. And the giveaway winners are…
Sarah + Abraham :: Chelsea-I donated Diary of a Wimpy Kid #3 to Hawaii
SnapShop :: Jody-I donated “Are You My Mother?” to Diamond Children’s Hospital in Tucson.
Katygirl :: Megan-Happy birthday to your beautiful daughter — praying that you had a day filled with love and peace and moments of joy from Levi and Griffin. Love all that your friends donated and love that you’re so wonderfully living out her memory still through the books. God bless!!
Gracious May :: Allison-Happy Birthday Cora! I donated Perritos: Un libro para contar y ladrar.
The Paperie :: Kristen-The Berenstein Bears by the Sea
The Joyful Shop :: Ruth-The 3rd book I bought for the San Diego hospital is I love my new toy! Hope they all bring smiles to those who read them.
DaySpring :: Paige-commenting for book number 2 to wesley. thanks again!
Stella & Dot :: Julie-I gave Freckle Juice to IU Health North Hospital Carmel,IN.
Whatever :: Janet-Happy, Happy birthday Cora. Your momma has blessed so many lives by keeping your sweet memory alive. I picked the big animal book because I just KNOW you would have loved animals!
Danielle Burkleo :: Sarah-Happy Birthday Cora! I love that you are honoring her is such a big way. This is so special. I donated Three Clifford books. (I will repost this comment for each book):: Book TWO
Shabby Apple :: Jessica-Happy birthday, sweet Cora. I donated Pete the Cat: Pete at the Beach to Wesley. Pete the Cat is one of my daughters favorites. Hopefully it brings a smile to the face of another little one.
The Rusted Chain :: Jenni-6th book The Horse in Harry’s Room
CMHandmade :: Karen-What a great cause! Thank you for doing this. I met you at the CW in May with Meg and Kim. I donated The Napping House to the KC Hospital. Blessings.
Joys Hope :: Kristina-The fourth book to Children’s Mercy Hospital: Brave Irene.
Premier Designs :: Kristyn-Happy Birthday Miss Cora ~ I know your mama misses you every day, but is so thankful that you sent your two brothers to give her joy in her days !
One book on its way with love, from my daughter Maia
Lauren Haddox Designs :: Monica-Bought Harold and the purple crayon for CHOC!
Lisa Leonard :: Lori-We donated Dr. Seuss’s ABC Book in memory of Cora – my 5-year-old still loves that book.
Cora dress :: Joy-Happy Birthday Cora! I donated Pinkalicious and the Pinkatastic Zoo Day. (Pinkalicious would make any little girls day a little brighter!)
Cora dress :: Samantha-I donated one book (“Today is Monday”). Jess, I am praying for you and your family and remembering sweet Cora alongside you. These books are sure to comfort the kiddos and their families.
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Congratulations ladies! You can check out the specifics of your giveaway winnings here. Since we don’t receive any notice of books purchased from the lists, please forward me the Amazon.com order confirmation email (that should have been sent to you after your book order was placed) to be used as proof of purchase to claim your prize!
My brother is getting married this weekend, so please be a little patient with me if I don’t respond write away. I have a busy weekend ahead, but will do my best to get everyone their prizes in a timely manner.
Thank you, Heather, for dreaming big and giving us such an incredible opportunity to spread compassion and kindness. I love your heart and The Joyful Life Library. And thanks again to all of you who helped us spread comfort by donating books. You all are the best!!
Check back again tomorrow. I just might be hosting another giveaway that you won’t want to miss!