EVENT RECAP: KENDRA GIVES BACK TO THE CICU
Last week, I hosted an event at one of my favorite jewelry stores, Kendra Scott. The goal of this event was to raise at least $500 to give to the cardiac ICU at Children's Healthcare of Atlanta, where my daughter spent a lot of time at. To read more about her story, click here. Prior to the event, I decided to utilize the "color bar" at Kendra Scott to design my own 'Emmie' necklace so that people from afar could call in and place a simple order to show support. At the last minute, I feared we would run out of necklaces so I also made a ring and a bracelet. These were a big hit.
During the event, which was from 5-8pm on a Wednesday, 10% of all proceeds were promised to go to the CICU. Kendra Scott in Buckhead also agreed to accept phone orders on the day of the event.
We had an AMAZING turnout! Tons of people came to the store, including several "heart mamas" who are in a similar situation to ours. It was very cool for me to connect with them and hear their stories! Heart moms were encouraged to come out and make their own piece of jewelry in honor of their heart child. This turned out to be a really cool, fun event for them. The phone orders were off the chain as well.
The totals have come in, and we raised $654 for the Cardiac ICU! This means that you all spent over $6000 in honor of my daughter and other heart babies, just in that one day. Mind blown. The amount going to the cardiac unit may not sound much to you, but it will provide a lot for these families during their stay. Programs like Feed the Heart or Child Life will benefit greatly from this. We had a lot of people visiting the store and buying gifts for the future, which was such a great idea. Why not shop for a good cause, since you'll be shopping these items anyway?
I am so encouraged by the turnout. I will absolutely be working with Kendra Scott in the future and forever grateful to all of you who took the time to be involved! Seriously, THANK YOU!
Keep scrolling to see more event photos, taken by the amazing Morgan Hayes Photography.