In 2008, Johnny's Angels raised over $10,000 for Children's Hospice Coalition (to date we have crossed the $40,000 mark)– but more importantly, we continued a dialogue about the many ways we ALL can help terminally ill children. There are many ways to help that don't cost you a penny, and this is the place to get inspired and inspire others!
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Michelle, Katie. Joanne and Jennifer have all used their amazing artistic ability to create Johnny Depp-inspired crafts to help raise funds for Children's Hospice via our Angel Marketplace. Michelle has created some amazing portraits of the actor which she graciously donated to our marketplace for sale. Joanne is an incredible painter who has donated her gorgeous creations not only for sale to raise funds for the children but as special prizes to accompany our fundraisers. Katie has designed some beautiful beaded bracelets in our signature logo colors. And Jennifer uses all types of media to express her support for the Angels. Thank you all and bless you for your incredible talent and dedication.
For the second year, Ken O. brought the Florida CR-X Meet to Old Town in Kissimmee, Florida and chose Johnny's Angels and Children's Hospice as his charity of choice. Lots of car enthusiasts turned out for a great day, including raffles, a scavanger hunt and special giveaways. Special sponsors like Disney, Dave and Busters, Arabian Nights, Cadence Music and Allied Auto Parts donated items, with 100% of all funds raised going to Children's Hospice. A wonderful time was had by all and $700 was raised for the children.
Thomas took our cause to heart and spread the word about Children's Hospice to his third grade class. Working as a heroic spokesperson for Johnny's Angels, Thomas raised $40 among his schoolmates and teacher by relaying the message about the importance of CHPCC.
We applaud Thomas for getting involved in his community and proving that together we can make a difference. We hope his actions encourage and inspire other children to also spread the word and act locally to help a cause they believe in. Thank you, Thomas!!
Johnny Depp impersonator Dale Clark devised a wonderfully original idea to help raise funds for Johnny's Angels. During the month of January, Dale donated ten cents for every new Facebook friend request he received.
Not only did he give our supporters a novel way to help by merely taking a moment to click, he helped spread the word about our cause to the hundreds that sent him a request, many which were unfamiliar with our group.
Dale even took the time to create a PSA which spoke of his plan and our mission to help CHPCC.
Thank you so much, Dale, for creating such a unique way to help us make a difference.
The Douglas Macmillan Hospice in Staffordshire provides specialist Palliative Care for people facing cancer and other life-limiting illnesses, as well as offering help and support to their families and caregivers. They do not charge for care but rely solely on voluntary donations and some statutory funding to meet running and development costs.
When Kyrila S. of Orlando was in the process of moving, she took time out of her hectic schedule to contact Johnny's Angels to make a huge donation of items she suggested we auction off on ebay with proceeds going to CHPCC.
Kyrila is a huge Johnny Depp fan and had accumulated many years' worth of magazines and a myriad of movie memorabilia.
Truly she put the TGAL project into action, and hopefully her kind act will inspire others to explore similar methods of helping raise funds in such a personal and special way.
Marcia, an English teacher in Brazil, translated our flyers into her native Portuguese and distributes them locally to shops, friends and other establishments. She helps spread the word about our cause and encourages others to support CHPCC by using GoodSearch, visiting our website and buying the Dustin bracelet. We are so thrilled that she is raising awareness in her country and helping us reach beyond borders.
Rachel in Sacramento wanted to make the holiday season brighter for the young patients at Shriner's Children's Hospital. She baked cookies and packaged them in festive Angel boxes and bags along with chocolate kisses to be shared and enjoyed by the children there.
She also hand-decorated dozens of Christmas cards with colorful stickers wishing the children a very happy holiday. Dropping them off at the front desk, she asked the administrator to let everyone know the treats were from a Christmas Angel with love.
This year the staff at Library H.Q. in Essex England decided that instead of sending each other Christmas cards, they would do something different to help raise funds for a local children's hospice.
For a minimum £1.00 donation they are able to purchase a Christmas tree bauble and write a personal Christmas greeting on it. They then add the bauble to the Christmas tree in the entrance of the building.
The money raised from the tree decorations is to be donated to Little Havens, a local children's hospice.
Joseph Hammett was moved by the story behind the Little Princess Trust, which provides wigs and hair pieces for child cancer sufferers who lose their hair during treatment.
So two years ago Joseph, who goes to the Cathedral Primary School in Chelmsford, Esses in the UK and is a chorister, decided to act.
He grew his hair in a pony tail to just over 11 inches before it was snipped off by hairdressers at Headhunters, close to his home.
Proud Mum April , 37, said: "He was fantastic. He had it all chopped off and sent to the charity. It was well received by the choir and his school because as a chorister it is not uniform to have long hair."
Terry Beverley was so moved by the work of Children's Hospice and by the reality of childhood cancer she wanted to make a difference in a very big way - a way that meant the most to her. Terry generously donated 12" of her hair to Locks of Love. Terry had been growing her hair for fifteen years and felt that this was the perfect and very special way in which she could Act Locally to make a difference in the life of a child. Terry says "This was all for love. The children need the hair more than I do." Her selfless and personal gift is a very inspirational act indeed and a beautiful expression of her commitment to children's causes.
Elizabeth, Pablo, Ethly and Zamira of California made their bake sale for our TGAL event a family affair. The residents of their small town wholeheartedly supported their event and helped them raise $203 for Children's Hospice. We are honored and delighted that this wonderful family were so creative and hardworking and took the project immediately to heart. Thank you so much for your amazing participation.
In Texas, Tammy and her family have set up an area
of their farmers' market store dedicated to Johnny's
Angels and CHPCC and will be sending the money
raised twice a year - at Christmas and Easter. They take photos periodically of the guest book names of all the generous patrons who have purchased items and of the
other market vendors who are donating items to be sold
in their shop.
Thank you Tammy, you are a star!
Anna Maria in Italy has put our Johnny's Angels flyers in her local library and all the shops in Pietralunga, has written articles in newspapers about Johnny's Angels and our charity work, and is now putting flyers up in the larger town of Gubbio. Please click here for printable PDF versions of our flyers.
Jackie in England is selling her homemade baked goods at a local boutique, with the proceeds donated to the pediatric ward of her local hospital.
Virginia in Missouri has collected over 50 boxes of crayons
to donate to St John’s Hospital in Springfield.
There is Emily in California, whose A Box of Crayons website reminds us how much it means to bring a small token gift to a hospitalized child — some crayons, a coloring book or a toy car.
Lia in Germany is a dance teacher who is donating the revenue from her “Mommy and Me” classes to a local children’s hospital.
Melinda in Florida is a school librarian who installed the
GoodSearch engine on all the computers in her district.
Diana in Texas set up recycle bins at her office so that her co-workers’ empty cans and bottles may be turned into cash for her local children’s hospital.
Lizzy in Utah collected 2,093 homemade valentines from local elementary school students that were then shared with young patients at Primary Children's Medical Center, a Children's Hospital that serves the needs of families in Utah, Idaho, Wyoming, Nevada and Montana.
Our goal here is to inspire you to act in your own communities. We cannot officially sponsor your efforts or events, and for that reason we must request that you do not relate your project to Johnny’s Angels WITHOUT OUR PRIOR WRITTEN APPROVAL. This includes any use of our trademark, logos, banners or official group name. Thank you for your cooperation.