Emily's Hopeful Holiday

Raising money for families who have children with cancer ~ since 2007

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  • 9th Annual Emily’s Hopeful Holiday Annual Event

    November 8th, 2015
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  • Who We Are, What We Do

    Emily’s Hopeful Holiday was created in honor of our daughter Emily, who was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia at the age of 7 in 2007. She was treated at Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital in Cleveland, Ohio and is now a CANCER SURVIVOR at the very young age of 15. During our painful journey we discovered that there are many families who are struggling with the staggering cost of cancer treatments. We have raised $116,150.00 since the fund's establishment in 2007. 100% of the money raised goes directly to the families at Rainbow to assist them in paying their bills (utilities, rent, etc.). For more information on EHH, please review this blog for links to media and other information. Emily's Hopeful Holiday Fund is through Rainbow Babies & Children's Hospital in Cleveland, OH and we are always accepting donations. Please use the CONTACT ME button to email me if you would like to make a contribution or use the PAYPAL DONATION button on the right side bar to make a donation. This fund assists families throughout the entire year, however, we focus our fundraising efforts during the holiday season. We will always remember the fear and heartache of chemo treatments, lumbar punctures, sedations, medical procedures, surgeries, and anxiously waiting on every test result. Our nerve wracking, yet relatively simple routine trips to the Ireland Cancer Center for Emily’s check-ups remind us of where we have been and that there are families and children just beginning this journey, continuing to endure this journey, and/or ending this journey with either an immense gratefulness or an unspeakable sadness. We are so grateful for Emily’s amazing prognosis, for her health, for her laughter, for her smile, for her silliness, for her. We thank God everyday for His blessing upon our family and for all the wonderful people who surround our lives with love and support.

Important Facts about EHH that you may not know

Posted by emilyshopefulholiday on August 21, 2013


Some Important facts about Emily’s Hopeful Holiday:

  • We use the abbreviation “EHH” for Emily’s Hopeful Holiday.
  • We are based out of Amherst, OH (Lorain County)
  • We focus our fundraising efforts during the holiday season but our fund assists families throughout the entire year.
  • We accept monetary donations all year round via cash, personal check or donation through this website (Paypal button located upper right-hand corner).
  • We accept raffle donations of all kinds.  If you have a direct selling business and would like to advertise your business by donating an item with your business card, if you have a business and would like to donate a gift card/merchandise, individual/family donations of baskets, misc. items.  Popular theme baskets:  lottery, OSU, Italian; other: miscellaneous electronics (Kindle, Garmin, etc.).
  • Our fund is operated through Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital in Cleveland, OH through a social worker who determines the need for assistance and issues funding directly to the billing entity on behalf of the family.  
  • Emily’s Hopeful Holiday is the ONLY FUND OF IT’S KIND AT RAINBOW BABIES & CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL.
  • Types of bills we assist with:  basically, anything the family is in need of.  Utilities, rent, mortgages, car repairs to get their child to doctor appointments, etc.
  • We do not raise money for cancer research, toys for the kids, or the hospital.  The very first year, we raised money, asked for gift cards, and requested toys for the kids and supplies for the art room on Rainbow 2, but now we simply raise money for families who have kids with cancer.
  • Our very first EHH began in November/December, during the Holiday season, hence the name Emily’s Hopeful Holiday.
  • Although we are affiliated with Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital, our fund’s mission is to raise money for families who have kids with cancer.  100% of the money raised goes to families who have kids with cancer being treated on Rainbow 2.  We receive no money from the hospital, nor do we raise money for the hospital.
  • EHH provides assistance to families on Rainbow 2 (the second floor of Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital/the cancer floor).  No family is turned away due to race, religion, gender, etc.  There is no discrimination — as long as they have a child being treated for cancer on Rainbow 2, they qualify for assistance.
  • Our Annual event is in November, locally in our hometown of Amherst, Ohio.
  • Event is a dine to donate event at a local restaurant, we have raffles/silent auctions to generate most of our money at our event, along with entertainment.
  • EHH has been successful through generous donations from family, friends and local businesses by donating to our raffles, monetary donations, and sponsorship in our Sponsor Booklet.
  • Our event has approximately 200 – 250 in attendance.
  • As a two time cancer survivor myself, and our daughter, Emily, whom the fund is created in honor of and now a childhood cancer survivor at age 13, our mission is to assist families who embark on this dreadful journey by providing financial assistance to them. This foundation is run by our family consisting of me, my two daughters and my husband and our operation center is our home.  
  • Questions about how we can give 100% of money raised to families at Rainbow:  Our family pays for the administrative costs it takes to run the event/solicit raffles/sponsors, etc.  Unless otherwise stated or specifically requesting money toward an item for the event (i.e., requests for donations for big ticket items for the raffle/Apple MacBook), we pay for all administrative costs.  This is why we are able to give 100% of the money raised directly to the families at Rainbow.
  • You can subscribe to this website page by clicking “follow” in the lower right-hand corner.  You will then receive all blog posts/updates for EHH.
  • You can find us on FACEBOOK:  https://www.facebook.com/EHH2007.

Fun facts about Emily:

  • Emily’s favorite color is orange.  EHH’s logo color is green somewhat corresponding with the holiday season when it was established.  We like to combine these colors for our brochure, sponsor booklet, EHH bracelets, etc. in order to personally represent EHH.
  • Emily is in 9th grade and loves her new sport of tennis.  As a Freshman, she has made both the JV and Varsity Tennis Team at her High School! We are very proud of her. 
  • Emily was diagnosed at age 7 and her cancer treatments lasted 2 years and 2 months.  She is a very happy, healthy and silly young woman. Thankfully, she does not remember a lot about her childhood cancer.
  • Emily recently celebrated her FIVE YEARS OFF TREATMENT on June 15, 2014!  We also received the wonderful news that her check-ups will now be on a yearly basis.  The first time in almost 8 years!  God continues to bless our family!
  • Please see below this post for all our videos on EHH!

 

 

 

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Emily’s Hopeful Holiday Videos

Posted by emilyshopefulholiday on June 27, 2011


 

Our Newest Video from November 2012

 

Here’s a video about Emily:

 

And, our video on how it all began….

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Need your help for a successful EHH2015!

Posted by emilyshopefulholiday on April 22, 2015


UPDATE: 2! Need 2 MORE $100 sponsorships for the Apple MacBook! Please email me if you are interested in helping in any way. Thank you to all who have stepped up and committed $100 toward our biggest raffle prize which generates A LOT of money at our annual event. Any suggestions on another big item? I’m hearing pros and cons on the big screen tv. What would YOU like to see raffled????

EHH2015: November 8, 2015 at Ziggy’s! We are still looking for 7 more $100 sponsors for the Apple MacBook AND….this year, I’d like to add another raffle of a BIG SCREEN TV as our second big ticket item. Anyone with connections or would like to donate to help make this lofty goal happen, email me. Thanks! For more info, please visit https://emilyshopefulholiday.wordpress.com/ and Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/EHH2007

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Need your Help!

Posted by emilyshopefulholiday on April 17, 2015


UPDATE! You wonderful people! I now need only 7 $100 Sponsors for the Apple MacBook….EARLYBIRD ALERT! Just a little something to put in the back of your minds…..EHH2015 – our 9th Annual Emily’s Hopeful Holiday – Childhood Cancer Family Financial Relief Fund — we are looking for 10 $100 sponsors of the Apple MacBook again this year for our annual event in November. This item generates A LOT of money for us at our event in November. Please message me if you are interested in being a part of EHH2015 in any way. Last year, we raised over $24,000.00, bringing our grand total to over $116,000.00 since 2007. 100% of that money goes DIRECTLY to families who have kids with cancer — all due to our very generous sponsors and donors. Fingers crossed for another successful year. Visit our website: https://emilyshopefulholiday.wordpress.com/ and Facebook Page:
https://www.facebook.com/EHH2007?ref=bookmarks

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EHH2015! EarlyBird Alert!

Posted by emilyshopefulholiday on March 25, 2015


EARLYBIRD ALERT! Just a little something to put in the back of your minds…..EHH2015 — we are looking for 10 $100 sponsors of the Apple MacBook again this year for our annual event in November. This item generates A LOT of money for us at our event in November. Please contact me if you are interested in being a part of EHH2015 in any way. Last year, we raised over $24,000.00, bringing our grand total to over $116,000.00 since 2007. 100% of that money goes DIRECTLY to families who have kids with cancer — all due to our very generous sponsors and donors. Fingers crossed for another successful year. Visit our Facebook Page:
https://www.facebook.com/EHH2007?ref=bookmarks

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Looking forward to EHH2015; How YOU can help EHH

Posted by emilyshopefulholiday on December 31, 2014


We are still receiving checks in for Emily’s Hopeful Holiday. UPDATE: 2014: $23,432.09 and Grand total: $116,148.61 since 2007. 100% of this money goes DIRECTLY to families who have kids with cancer. We could not do this without YOU. Thank you to everyone who continues to support EHH.

If you or your business want to be part of EHH, please email me and let’s make it happen!

Some ideas on how you or your business can become involved with EHH and DIRECTLY make a difference in the lives of families who have kids with cancer:

  • Become a sponsor by placing an in our Sponsor Booklet for our annual event; see https://emilyshopefulholiday.wordpress.com/coupon-sponsor-recognition-booklet-info/ for more info.
  • Provide raffle donations at our annual event.  This is one of our biggest money makers!  (Annual event is the second Sunday of November in Amherst, OH).
  • Monetary donations are accepted throughout the entire year.  Use our convenient Payal donation button on our website or contact me for further info. 100% of your donation goes directly to families who have kids with cancer.
  • For business owners, have a work-related fundraiser with your employees.  Example of what others have done for us:  $1 – $2 dress down day with proceeds going to EHH, donate to EHH on other’s behalf in lieu of sending out gifts during the Holidays, etc.
  • Spread the word!  We’ve made some amazing relationships with businesses because the employee has taken the initiative to start the process of connecting their boss or their connections to us because our cause has spoken to their heart!
  • We’ve been very fortunate to have other individuals, groups, and businesses host a fundraiser on our behalf.  The sky is the limit with your creativity!  Some fundraisers on our behalf include: A a Fashion Show with a lovely lunch, Bible Study Groups making EHH the benefiting charity of their holiday donations from their group members, etc.

We can’t wait to see what EHH2015 has in store for us! Happy New Year!

The Zichi Family

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EHH2014 Year End Totals! THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT!

Posted by emilyshopefulholiday on December 18, 2014


We are still receiving checks in for EHH. UPDATE: 2014: $23,432.09 and Grand total: $116,148.61

It gives me great pleasure to announce our end of year totals for EHH2014: $23,232.09, making our grand total since we began in 2007, $115,948.61 – 100% of that money goes DIRECTLY to families who have kids with cancer. Thank you EVERYONE who continues to support Emily’s Hopeful Holiday – Childhood Cancer Family Financial Relief Fund and for making a difference in the lives of families who have kids with cancer. MERRY CHRISTMAS! See you next year!

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EVENT TOTALS ARE IN! RECORD CROWD AND RECORD TOTALS!

Posted by emilyshopefulholiday on November 13, 2014


We are still receiving checks in for EHH. UPDATE: 2014: $23,432.09 and Grand total: $116,148.61

EVENT TOTALS ARE IN! We have hit a new record for EHH this year! Just from the event itself on Sunday — all raffles, Gracie Girl’s cupcakes, EHH Bracelets, donations at event + Kohl’s employees who volunteered (Kohl’s Cares For Kids gives EHH $500) + Ziggy’s 15% gave us $1135 (which is almost $500 more than last year) + pre-sales were $645.75….our grand total for SUNDAY’S EVENT is 10,399.75! Our Sponsor Booklet brought in another $3200…bringing us to $13,599.75! My early calculations from all the previous fundraisers we’ve had this year, paypal donations, other donations, etc. is that we will be over $22,000 for the year. 100% of that money goes to families who have kids with cancer. 100%! I will keep you posted when the final amount is known. Again, thank you to everyone who supports EHH in any way and thank you to all our amazing volunteers! This would not happen without all of you! We are always accepting donations…so it’s not too late to donate through our website at any time. Lastly, thank you for letting me hijack your facebook the last several months with all my posts. It’s for a good cause https://emilyshopefulholiday.wordpress.com/

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TODAY! The 8th Annual Emily’s Hopeful Holiday at Ziggy’s/Amherst, 3-7

Posted by emilyshopefulholiday on November 9, 2014


TODAY! TODAY! TODAY! Who’s excited?? ME ME ME!
*You do not need a ticket to get in. It’s FREE and a Family event. Simply come, eat and purchase raffle tickets of your choice. If you want your food to go, please just mention Emily’s Hopeful Holiday.
*It will be packed…please consider eating upstairs at their All You Can Eat Pizza & Wing buffet in their new BEAUTIFUL party room. Downstairs is offering a full menu. *Please tip your waitstaff generously too so Ziggy’s willhave us back and they are going to be very busy so please have patience.
*LifeShare will be there so if you can, please consider donating blood.
*Raffles will be called at 6:30.
***PLEASE SHARE THIS LAST REMINDER, THANKS.
****Thank you to all who have helped me share and invite people to this event and for all of your amazing and wonderful support! It looks like it’s going to be AMAZING! We are SO excited! The Zichi Family….https://www.facebook.com/events/310326935819235/?source=1

 

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4 DAYS TO GO TO PURCHASE PRE-SALES

Posted by emilyshopefulholiday on November 5, 2014


We are FOUR DAYS AWAY to our BIG EVENT – the 8th Annual Emily’s Hopeful Holiday to raise money for families who have kids with cancer (we help them pay their bills)

Please visit https://emilyshopefulholiday.wordpress.com/raffle-baskets-now-available/ to PREORDER tickets if you can’t make it to the event and want to participate in our 80 RAFFLE items, INCLUDING:  4 SUITE CONCERT TICKETS TO ARIANA GRANDE,   13 inch, 128 GB MacBook Air, Vitamix, $500 Kent State University basket, Martina McBride concert tickets and many more.

Pre-sales open until November 8th at 6:00 p.m.  YOU DO NOT NEED TO BE PRESENT TO WIN.  

RSVP here if you are on Facebook:   https://www.facebook.com/events/310326935819235/?source=1

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EVENT INFO

Posted by emilyshopefulholiday on November 4, 2014


THIS IS A FREE – FAMILY FRIENDLY EVENT. Bring the kids!  No tickets required, simple come to Ziggy’s, eat and purchase raffle tickets.

Please join us for the 8th Annual Emily’s Hopeful Holiday Annual Event as we continue our mission to: Raise money for families who have children with cancer! 100% of the money we raise goes DIRECTLY to families who have kids with cancer. See website for all info on WHO WE ARE & WHAT WE DO. https://emilyshopefulholiday.wordpress.com/

November 9, 2014, from 3:00 – 7:00
Ziggy’s Pub & Restaurant, 193 Park Ave., Amherst, OH

Ziggy’s will be donating 15% of your dining bill to EHH so come hungry!

There will be a FULL MENU downstairs and for you Ziggy’s Pizza & Wing lovers, Ziggy’s brand new gorgeous party room will be OPEN upstairs and will offer an all you can eat pizza & wing buffet!

Please consider dining either upstairs as well as downstairs as this will help Ziggy’s kitchens tremendously.

 

****Pre-Sales of tickets are are available NOW.    Purchase here:  https://emilyshopefulholiday.wordpress.com/ipod-touch-4th-generation-for-raffle/

 

**RAFFLES WILL BE DRAWN AT 6:30 P.M. – WINNER DOES NOT NEED TO BE PRESENT TO WIN.

Once again, this year’s BIG RAFFLE ITEM: Apple MacBook Air – Value $1000   13 inch 128 GB MacBook Air

Also, this year, we are very excited to announce we have 4 Suite Tickets to Ariana Grande at The Q on March 5, 2015, 2 concert tickets to Martina McBride on December 4, 2014 at the Rocksino Northfield Park Hard Rock Live, vitamix, KSU basket worth $700,  as well as other amazing prizes such as Marzavas & Son’s ladies and men’s watches, Vitamix, Put-In-Bay package, and so much more. This year’s raffles really have something for everyone!   Be sure and check out our amazing raffles here: https://emilyshopefulholiday.wordpress.com/raffle-baskets-now-available/

Entertainment by: Me and My Brother – aka John & Mike Neuhoff

PLEASE share this invite with your Facebook friends and invite them to the Event.

We hope to see you there!

FIND US and LIKE US ON FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/EHH2007

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WE ARE UP TO 80 RAFFLE ITEMS!

Posted by emilyshopefulholiday on November 3, 2014


Pre-Order through November 8th by 6:00 p.m.  You do not need to be present to win

 

Check them out here:

 https://emilyshopefulholiday.wordpress.com/raffle-baskets-now-available/

 

 

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