I received an e-mail today from Elfster about an Elfster Gift Exchange to help children with Epidermolysis Bullosa (EB). The children with EB are sometimes called Butterfly Children because their skin is as fragile as a butterfly’s wing. I’d like to share the e-mail with you…(for the sake of the event, I have copied the letter exactly so as not to leave out any information.)
This year Elfster is excited to partner with The Butterfly Fund to offer a Secret Santa Gift Exchange for kids in need. We are looking for generous people willing to send a gift to a child suffering from Epidermolysis Bullosa, a life threatening illness. Elfster will make it easy for you to view their wishlist and send gifts directly to the family.
The Butterfly Fund is a non-profit grass roots charity to help those who suffer from the disease Epidermolysis Bullosa also known as EB. EB children are sometimes called Butterfly Children, due to the fact that their skin is as fragile as a butterfly’s wing. There currently is no cure for epidermolysis bullosa.
If you choose to help support the cause, you will be matched with a child that has a wishlist of items to choose from, including toys and medical supplies. We request that each person spend a minimum of $25 but the maximum you want to give is up to you. You will receive the name of the child you have been matched up with on November 5. We ask that all gifts be selected from the wishlists and sent to the family by November 20.
You can sign up for the exchange individually, or get a group of your friends, family, or coworkers to go in together to give these kids a great holiday!
For more information about The Butterfly Fund and EB you can check out their website at www.thebutterflyfund.org or their Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/sonomabutterflyfund.
The Butterfly Fund is committed to having 100% of donations go directly to family assistance in the form of financial aid, food, housing, clothing & care. Absolutely NO salaries are paid. The Butterfly Fund does not discriminate and anyone and everyone who has a child with this serious illness may inquire with them.
Together we can make a difference for these special kids and their families. If you have any questions, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
If you would like to join the fun and spread good cheer among these children – click on the “Sign Up Here” button above.