"Lilly Helps Homeless Babies "
Lilly’s goal is to raise $2500 to buy gifts for homeless kids. Why?
Lilly was born in a homeless shelter in San Diego, CA and she wants to make a difference for parents and kids who are having tough times.
When Lilly was a baby, the homeless shelter was her only hope. Later Lilly’s mom passed away from breast cancer and Lilly was adopted–and eventually moved to Meridian, Idaho.
Lilly benefited from donated items when she was a baby. She wants to take donations so other kids and homeless families can benefit too.
Lilly didn’t learn about her birth story until she was in 7th grade. Since then, helping the homeless has been her passion. Currently Lilly is 13. She attends Sawtooth Middle School. Through Lilly’s story she has become quite famous (see below).
Now what? She wants to use her name to make a difference in the world. In order to do that she needs your help. $2500 will make a big difference at the shelter.
Goal date: December 9, 2016
Where your donations will go for 2016: Kids gifts for the Boise Rescue Mission. https://boiserm.org
Thanks for helping Lilly to help the homeless babies. It brings her joy and healing, and it helps our local community.
As Lilly would say: "There are homeless people everywhere who need help. All kids should get something special at Christmas."
Last year Lilly donated gifts to the homeless shelter where she was born in San Diego: St. Vincent de Paul. This experience was so enriching to her, that she decided she could expand this experience where she lives now.
Here are some pictures of her project last year.
And on a final note...
Lilly has become quite popular. She has a Lilly Helps Homeless Babies FB page. (Two L's in Lilly).
AND her whole story was told in the Nov/Dec issue of American Girl Magazine. Pick one up and read it. I think you'll find it heartwarming and inspiring.
Lilly began this journey 12 days ago. We are humbled and amazed at the wonderful outpouring of donations from friends, neighbors and strangers.
Tomorrow we get up early in the morning and head to San Diego. Here's a video of everything Lilly has gathered up to this point. Any donations we receive today will go toward baby blankets. That's the only thing we are missing.
May God bless you for helping Lilly help the homeless babies at the shelter Lilly was born at. What an amazing journey this has been!
(We'll be sharing pictures tomorrow when she gets there.)
Follow Lilly's Facebook page: Lilly Helps Homeless Babies
Target in Indio was AMAZING! They were so impressed with Lilly's story, they gave us a 15% discount.
We still plan on doing a little more shopping for soft blankets in the next couple of days if she gets more donations.
Thank you EVERYONE!!!!
Our local news station picked up her story. We're hoping the sister station in Palm Springs or San Diego will pick it up when we get there!
Click here to see the video:
We created a FB public group called: Lilly Helps Homeless Babies.
Please share it with your friends
This group was created at the request of one of the families who donated gifts to Lilly this morning. She said that may would like to follow the journey of Lilly as she goes shopping and heads to the homeless shelter on the 23rd.
Here is a picture of the cute family that came to our door this morning. Kate McDaniel took her sweet daughter Chelsea shopping this weekend and delivered gifts for the babies to our house. Chelsea was so excited to give the gifts and hear the story about Lilly.
This group is public. Please feel free to share it and invite others to join.
The count down is happening. We shop in 10 days!