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! The 8th Annual Ben­e­fit is set for Sat­ur­day, April 25, 2015, at the Royal Park Hotel. We will have live music, 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 RELEASEBARNES & 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 8x10 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 RELEASECHARLOTTE’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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