Palm Harbor, FL, March 17, 2011 --(PR.com
)-- Paul’s Project announced today that it has received more than $400 in cash donations along with in-kind items perfect for the organization’s PACKs (Personal Accessory Care Kits) from Ethan Long’s 3rd birthday celebration.
Shannon Long, Ethan’s mother wanted to give back to Paul’s Project and share a lesson with Ethan, his siblings Tiffany and Cody and their friends about embracing the value of charity and community service. After all, Paul’s Project was an organization that helped this family through a recent medical crisis Ethan had that found him in All Children’s Hospital and Tampa General for more than 5 weeks. What better way to teach children that they are part of a larger community?
“Words cannot even begin to express the appreciation and gratitude that our family has for Paul’s Project,” said Shannon. “One never thinks that they would be faced with a life or death situation involving their child and Paul’s Project helped to ease the pain, with simple everyday necessities that are forgotten when faced with such a critical situation.”
Ethan is home, progressing slowly and celebrated his 3rd birthday on January 7th. Guests were asked to donate to Paul’s Project. It was an overwhelming success, with parents and kids making direct cash or in-kind donations at the party or at the organization’s website. “Paul’s Project was inspired by my son Paul’s community service project and to see that inspiration spreading to a new group of kids is amazing and goes right to the heart of what we’re all about,” said Amy Whitehurst, Founder & CEO of Paul’s Project. “To know that we are touching the life of those most in need and those that care for them is what we are all about.”
About Paul’s Project
Paulʼs Project, Inc. is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization envisioned by a 4th grade student in Pinellas County. Through the eyes of child, a simple, yet extremely important, need was recognized - Enlightening the community to the urgency and importance of supporting families of critically ill children while nurturing the parents, as every moment together counts. Paul's Project relies on donations to create and deliver its signature Parent Accessory Care Kits (“Paulʼs PACKs”). These PACKs are filled with comfort items to send to local hospitals for parents who suddenly find themselves in the hospital with their children. For more information about or to become a donating partner of Paul’s Project, please visit our website at www.PaulsProject.org or call Amy Whitehurst, Founder & CEO at (727) 460-1027.