Sunday, April 11, 2010

Project History

CHERUBS H.O.P.E Totebag Project
(Helping Other Parents Expecting)

Beginning in 1997, CHERUBS sent expectant and new families New Member Packets.  These were just basic folders that included newsletters, our Parent Reference Guide, fundraising and awareness information, information about CDH and parent matches.   It was simple but it was the only source of information about CDH that were was at the time.   These packets were sent to 100's of families over the years.  We continued to send them out as long as we could afford to do so.  We now still offer the same information free on our web site. 

We always felt that expectant parents needed more but we couldn't find the funding.

Project Creation: 
This project was started by a member in 2007 in memory of her son.   Items were collected for 2 years with 10 bags sent out to families.   Our main office took over this project in July, 2009 and bags were immediately sent out starting in September, 2009.

Over the summer of 2009, a new project name was voted on by members - CHERUBS H.O.P.E. (Helping Other Parents Expecting) Totebags.  

CHERUBS HOPE Totebags are a joint project by dozens of CDH families and friends.    It is not named for or run in honor or memory of one child;  our members donate items as a team, helping and donating items needed so that each bag is an outpouring of love from many CDH families.   This keeps our focus where it belongs - on the families that we are helping.

CDH Totebag

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