Charlotte's Wings is a non-profit organization that is dedicated to supporting ailing children throughout Michigan through donations of new books to the children and their families in hospital and hospice care.

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Mark it in your cal­en­dars! Our 9th Annual Ben­e­fit is set for Sat­ur­day, April 30, 2016, at the Royal Park Hotel. We will have live music from LoveSick, din­ner, and danc­ing. Ticket details com­ing soon — watch this space!. Thank you so much to our com­mit­tee, donors and spon­sors for help­ing us make this event a success!

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Apr30

The 2015 Charlotte’s Wing Benefit Most Successful to Date!

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Jennifer Buck, Director

Dear Charlotte’s Wings Supporters:

Thank you for making Saturday our most successful Benefit in Charlotte’s Wing’s history. It was a wonderful evening full of friends, fun, and generosity in support of our mission to donate books to children in hospital and hospice care. In total, we raised nearly $88,000! This is a fantastic result and will make a dramatic impact to the scope and magnitude of projects we are able to take on in the coming months.

A special thank you to Fogler’s Greenhouse and Farm Market for supplying the beautiful centerpieces, LoveSick for the great live music, and Angela Youngblood for the moving video that captured our mission so well.

And finally, hats off to the 2015 Planning Committee for their outstanding efforts. We could not stage an event of this magnitude without their dedication and commitment.

Please check out our Facebook page for beautiful pictures of our 8th Annual Benefit, compliments of Edward John Photography -and continue to follow us there so that you can see how we put your generosity to work all over Michigan throughout the coming year.

We hope you will join us to do it all over again on April 30, 2016, for our 9th Annual Benefit – mark your calendars! We look forward to seeing you then.

With our warmest thanks and best regards,

Charlotte’s Wings
Jennifer Buck
Director
Charlotte’s Wings
charlotteswings@gmail.com
248.375.2998

Apr29

8th Annual benefit Video

Another great video from Jumping In with My Fingers Crossed from our 2015 Benefit. Take a look:

 

Charlotte’s Wings 2015 from Jumping With My Fingers Crossed on Vimeo.

Mar16

Charlotte’s Wings donates books and cart to Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital

Via WOTV 4 in Grand Rapids (http://wotv4women.com/2015/03/03/reading-is-part-of-healing-at-helen-devos/)

 

Jan05

Happy New Year!

Dear friends of Charlotte’s Wings:

As we get ready to welcome the New Year, we wanted to quickly update you on our efforts over the holiday season and 2014 in general.

This holidays season, Charlotte’s Wings made a special holiday book offering to its beneficiary hospitals and hospices so that any child under hospital and hospice care over the holidays would receive a special seasonal book. The participation was outstanding, as CW donated over $15,000 worth of holiday books as part of this special offering.

In addition to our holiday offering, we continued our regular book donations throughout the state. In the past year, we expanded our list of beneficiary hospitals to include the University of Michigan Medical Center’s Division of Adolescent Medicine & Comprehensive Eating Disorders Program, Beaumont Hospital’s Children’s Pediatric Surgery Center, St. John Hospital and Medical Center’s Pediatric Ambulatory Surgical Unit, Lakeland Hospital (St. Joseph), and Lake Superior Hospice (Marquette).

In all, Charlotte’s Wings has donated over 40,000 books to children in hospitals and hospices across Michigan, thanks to your generosity and support!
Please save the date for our 8th Annual Benefit: Saturday, April 25, 2015. We will be providing more information on this next month.

You can follow us on Facebook to keep advised of our activities, donations and events.

Thanks again for making 2014 a successful year for Charlotte’s Wings’ mission, and we wish you the very best for 2015!

Jennifer Buck
Director
Charlotte’s Wings
charlotteswings@gmail.com
248.375.2998

Nov11

How your online shopping can help Charlotte’s Wings! Amazon Smile

Exciting news if you plan on doing some of your holiday shopping online this year….Charlotte’s Wings is now eligible to receive a percentage of sales when you make purchases with Amazon Smile. It is super easy! AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support us every time you shop, at no cost to you. When you shop at smile.amazon.com, you’ll find the exact same prices, selection and convenient shopping experience as Amazon.com, with the added bonus that Amazon will donate a portion of the purchase price to CW! Just go to AmazonSmile (http://smile.amazon.com/), select Charlotte’s Wings, and get started! What better way to support CW this holiday season! Thanks so much!

Nov11

PRESS RELEASE – BARNES & NOBLE, ROCHESTER HILLS, AND CHARLOTTE’S WINGS ANNUAL HOLIDAY BOOK DRIVE

As you head out to do your Black Friday shopping and to get your holiday buying off and running, Charlotte’s Wings and Barnes & Noble, Rochester Hills, are asking you to consider helping Michigan children as they face the holidays in hospital and hospice care. The Rochester-based non-proft, has once more joined forces with the store for an annual book holiday book drive. As customers at the Rochester Hills store check out, they will have the opportunity to purchase an additional children’s book, which Charlotte’s Wings will ensure reaches the hands of a Michigan child who is spending time in the care of Michigan’s hospitals and hospice services this winter.

Charlotte’s Wings is a local non-profit which was founded in March of 2008, in memory of a local infant girl, Charlotte, who died at just 5 months old of a rare degenerative brain disease. In lieu of baptism gifts, her parents made a large donation of books to the pediatric unit at Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak, MI. Charlotte’s Wings was founded to continue and expand this initiative – donating books to children in hospital and hospice care across the whole of Michigan. To date they have donated over 38,000 to pediatric units in hospitals and hospices and founded 4 pediatric reference libraries across the state.

Jennifer Buck, Chair of Charlotte’s Wings says, “Charlotte’s Wings is very grateful to once more have the generous support of the team at Barnes & Noble Rochester Hills and their customers this holiday season. We know the children in the care of Michigan’s hospitals and hospices this holiday season will be so grateful for the books that this event will allow us to donate.”

The Charlotte’s Wings holiday book drive is now underway at Barnes & Noble, Rochester Hills, and will run until the end of December.

To find out more about Charlotte’s Wings and the work they do go to www.charlottes-wings.com or look them up on Facebook.

May14

Charlotte’s Wings Step and Repeat Pictures now available for purchase!

Don’t forget that if you had your picture taken by Edward John Photography on the ‘Step and Repeat’ at our 7th Annual Benefit on May 2nd, you can purchase an 8×10 copy of your picture via the below link to the Edward John website. This is available for a limited time only (until the end of May), so you only have a few more days!!!! 50% of the profits of your purchase goes to CW! Thanks so much!

http://www.edwardjohnphotography.com/wings/

 

May13

7th Annual Benefit Video from Jumping With My Fingers Crossed

Thanks to Angela Youngblood from Jumping with my Fingers Crossed for bringing to life our mission so vividly through this video, produced especially for our 7th Annual Benefit. We think it does a perfect job of bringing to life who we are and why a humble book can be so important.

Charlotte’s Wings 2014 from Jumping With My Fingers Crossed on Vimeo.

May13

Pictures from Our 7th Annual Benefit

Thanks to Edward John Photography for these wonderful pictures of our 7th Annual Benefit, held on Friday May 2nd 2014 at the Royal Park Hotel in Rochester.

Click here to look at the slide show.

May08

PRESS RELEASE – CHARLOTTE’S WINGS 7th ANNUAL BENEFIT A HUGE SUCCESS!

Well in excess of 600 people gathered Friday night at the Royal Park Hotel in Rochester for Charlotte’s Wings’ 7th Annual Benefit.

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The Charlotte’s Wings Board Team

The event featured an amazing array of silent auction prizes – everything from trips to the Caribbean to an evening in ‘Home Plate Suite’ at Comerica Park, a tour of the Channel 7 newsroom courtesy of News Anchor, Vic Faust or a limo-chauffeured pub crawl through downtown Rochester. Guests also enjoyed the Royal Park Hotel’s delicious dinner menu, had their pictures taken by Edward John Photography in the Charlotte’s Wings ‘Step and Repeat’ and danced the night away to local band, LoveSick. An especially popular choice at the bar was the Charlotte’s Wings signature cocktail, the ‘Bookatini’, which returned for its fourth year at the event. Local media personalities Jamie Samuelsen and Christy McDonald performed as Master and Mistress of Ceremonies for the evening.

This is the 7th Annual Benefit for Charlotte’s Wings and the fifth to be held at the Royal Park Hotel. The non-profit was founded in March of 2008, in memory of a local infant girl, Charlotte, who died at just 5 months old of a rare degenerative brain disease. In lieu of baptism gifts, her parents made a large donation of books to the pediatric unit at Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak, MI. Charlotte’s Wings was founded to continue and expand this initiative – donating books to children in hospital and hospice care across the whole of Michigan. To date they have donated over 32,000 to pediatric units in hospitals and hospices and founded 4 pediatric reference libraries across the state.

The 7th Annual Benefit on Saturday night raised $83,000 to further their mission – a hugely successful result for the Charlotte’s Wings team. Says Jennifer Buck, Charlotte’s Wings founder and chair, “The ongoing generosity of our supporters will allow us to continue to expand the scope and quantity of the projects that we are able to take on. We are so grateful for the generosity of our supporters and so excited to think of all of the young lives throughout Michigan that we are able to positively impact as a result”.

To find out more about Charlotte’s Wings and the work they do go to www.charlottes-wings.com or look them up on Facebook.

Attached picture shows the Charlotte’s Wings board team at the 7th Annual Benefit. From Left to right: Joanne Tarling, Jennifer Buck, Brian Etzel, Janelle Napolitano, Karen Holt. Taken Friday May 2nd 2014 at the Royal Park Hotel in Rochester.

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