Frog Centerpieces for Gabby Krause Foundation
I have a lot to catch up for you……we have been really busy and the rest of the month of October looks that way too.
Today’s blog is about one of my favorite charities… gosh I have quite a few of them. But seriously this is an awesome charity started by my friend Tammy Krause.
She started the Gabby Krause Foundation 10 years ago. It all started with the passing of her daughter Gabby. I never got to meet Gabby, but I am sure I would have fallen in love with her.
I have a soft spot for kids any way, but Gabby was different in so many ways……. Now how can I say that without ever meeting her.
She had a smile that could like up a room and eyes that make you melt. But there was so much more. Things that I admire in people; determination, spunk, drive and getting back on your feet when you’re beaten down. Gabby had that and more. In short she had spirit and the will to fight and live.
Now Gabby is gone physically but not in the minds of so many. See Tammy learned from her daughter, determination, spirit and what makes living………. living.
The Gabby Krause Foundation gives “Bags of Joy” to little boys and girls who go into the hospital to fight Cancer. These bags contain the “Good Stuff” that enables them to endure the pain and suffering they will have in fighting Cancer.
Tammy has made it her mission with the help of so many of her friends to do this worth whiled task. It really is a labor of love. The foundation has given out over 3,000 bags, free of charge, no real questions asked.
Each year, Balloons by Absolute Value has had the honor of decorating the Gabby Krause Foundation fund raiser. This is where the money comes from to buy those “Bags of Joy”
Now I would be remiss on not mentioning my friend Bridget Zerr who tells me what she wants for the decor for the gala.
Each year we brain storm and I some how come up with some thing that is unique and I have never done before. Bridget does challenge me and I like that, besides I really like working with her. Another awesome lady.
Now if you want to learn more about the Gabby Krause Foundation…….just google it and then if you have some extra change laying around, give it to this worthy cause.
The Frog Centerpieces where used for table tops and floor bouquets as well. Hope you enjoy them