We are so proud of these Bala Cynwyd Middle School students for packing 114 bags! This was our third MLK Day of Service event and to date we have packed over 1500 swag bags for kids in treatment as well as donated $17,000 to the Art Therapy Department at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. Together, we are making a difference for families. We are thankful to each and every one of you. Make Art and Smile!
On Friday, January 12th the 8th grade students of Bala Cynwyd Middle School will be packing bags for Lucy Belle's Rainbow with items they have collected. This project is to commemorate the Martin Luther King Day of Service. The Lower Merion School District has a long history of Day of Service participation. We are honored to be a part of this effort. This event would not be possible without Georgine Heibeck at BCMS as well as our sponsor, School Specialty Supplies. School Specialty donated 200 sketchbooks and watercolor kits. Also a big thank you to all the students, families, faculty and administration student at BCMS. We cannot do this without you!
Local heroes took center stage at a very special Phillies Charities, Inc. Holiday Giving Party. The event saluted dozens of local charities and organizations making an impact in the community, and also recognized those who were selected to receive a 2017 Phillies Charities, Inc. grant. This past year alone, over $1.2 million was awarded by Phillies Charities, Inc. to charitable organizations in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware and in the communities of the Phillies spring training and minor league affiliates.
Among those attending the event included Phillies’ Manager Gabe Kapler, General Manager Matt Klentak, President Andy MacPhail, Chairman David Montgomery, Chairman Emeritus Bill Giles, Managing Partner John Middleton, Partner Jim Buck, former President & Senior Advisor Pat Gillick, Senior Advisor to the General Manager Larry Bowa, and Phillies Charities, Inc. President John Weber. Also taking part were broadcasters Tom McCarthyand Gregg Murphy, as well as Phillies Director of Public Affairs Scott Palmer, the Phillies Ballgirls and many more front office members.
Lucy Belle’s Rainbow was thrilled to be chosen as a 2017 grant recipient. Also thrilled to mingle with the Phillies front office (Larry Bowa!) and some amazing charities. We were truly humbled to be among such great company. The Phillies rolled out the red carpet, The Philly Phanatic and a jazz band. Lucy’s mom and grandfather were in attendance. Bev Rusoff and Christine Cavalier-Purpura created some amazing centerpieces for the event.
Thank you, Phillies, for this amazing opportunity.
Lucy Belle's Rainbow had an amazing morning helping Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation in the 2017 Lemon Walk. We especially love and appreciate the photo of Lucy in the hero’s alley during the final stretch of the walk. Thank you to everyone who braved the cold and ran/walked for a cure!
We are proud to announce that Lucy Belle's Rainbow has received a $10,000 dollar grant from the Philadelphia Phillies! We are so grateful and thank for helping us on our mission to create for a cure!
Lucy Belle's Rainbow is proud to sponsor the 13th annual Maroon Madness Event at Lower Merion High School.
Now in its 13th year, Maroon Madness has become a staple in Lower Merion basketball culture. The annual event celebrates the opening of the Aces boys and girls basketball season while building school spirit and launching season-long Coaches vs. Cancer fundraising efforts. Activities include team introductions, an intra-squad scrimmage, on-court fan contests, live music and entertainment, giveaways, and raffles for exclusive, limited edition Aces merchandise.
Butterflies are now flying proudly in the Penn Wynne Cafetorium!
At the installation we were at 250 butterflies! We have now been given the GO AHEAD to continue the sale of butterflies in the hopes of having them fly ALL OVER THE ROOM! Butterflies are available to purchase: 1 for $ and 3 for $5 At Penn Wynne. This is a great way to honor teachers, staff and others.
Special shout out to Alison Hartstein for her creativity and Keri Kimbrel Berger for taking the extensive time and amazing effort to create and install the most INCREDIBLE quote on the wall! YOU ARE BEYOND TALENTED!
10% of all September+ butterflies sales go to support Lucy Belle's Rainbow
Thank you to everyone who donated supplies for our Back To School Haul! Thank you to the Havertown Community Acupunture and The Mudroom!
Hey all you back to school shoppers!!! Please consider getting a little something extra this year for the kiddos in treatment.
64 packs of crayons, Markers, Colored pencils, Water color kits, Glue sticks, Elmer's glue or equivalent, Sticker books, Model magic, and Small sketchbooks no larger than 9x12 inches are all fantastic and greatly appreciated!
*We also accept craft kits and gift cards - especially nice for tweens and teens. All supplies must be brand new due to decreased immune capabilities.*
Come help fund better treatment for our kids! Our family will be away this year, but it's always a good time and a great cause.
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Thanks to all of our supporters, the Christmas In July event was a huge success. Thank you to everyone who came out and joined us on this important day. We appreciate you all greatly. Thank you for making art with us and smiling along the way. Happy birthday, Lucy Belle.
We have added a new section to our blog! This section is called Features and there we post short biographies and thank you's to our loving supporters! In the Blog Drop-Down menu, click Features to read about Sean Fox! Sean, his family, and friends have broken our fundraising record and we are extremely grateful! Read more about it here!
Join us on Lucy's birthday, July 25th, from 6-9 pm for a Christmas In July, a fundraiser and celebration of Lucy. The fundraiser will include pizza, pottery, and friends! Donations are welcome, but the suggested amount is 10 dollars! The event is located at The Mudroom, 11 Station Road, Ardmore, PA, across from the Train Station! We hope to see you there!
Meet Macy Bronte. Macy chose to help continue Lucy’s legacy by choosing Lucy Belle’s Rainbow as her Mitzvah project. Macy hails from Narberth, Pennsylvania and is a seventh grader at Welsh Valley Middle School.
Macy learned about Lucy from one of Lucy’s seventh grade teachers, Moira Messick. Lucy was in treatment her entire seventh grade year and Moira made seventh grade a great year for her. She thrived in her classroom. Moira also worked with Lucy’s family and was completely present during the awful period when Lucy became very sick and later died. Through Moira and Moira’s daughter Kate, Macy came to know Lucy even though the two girls have never met.
Macy was drawn to Lucy and Lucy’s story and decided that Lucy’s story needed telling. She incorporated her in all aspects of her ceremony – from the invitations to her Torah speech. She collected donations and art supplies and questioned why things like this even happen. It is a lot for a kid to absorb, the bad things of this world. Macy decided that despite the bad thing that happened, something good was coming from it. A tiny drop of Lucy was being placed in every person that Macy told. And those parts were uniting to help kids with cancer, something Lucy felt very strongly about. Because of Macy, Lots of children are going to be able to do something completely normal. They will get to create art and take their minds off treatment, if only for a moment. A drop of Lucy is going into each one of those bags and to each one of those kids.
Thank you, Macy, for your work to honor Lucy and to help kids with life threatening illnesses make art and smile.
We have teamed up with The Mudroom to present "The Summer of Art Lovin'". For the months of May, June and July, The Mudroom is accepting donations for Lucy Belle's Rainbow. All donations will qualify for $1 off studio fee.
We will be accepting:
- 64 packs of crayons
- Colored pencils
- Glue sticks
- Sticker books
- Water Color Kits
- Elmer's glue of equivalent
- Model Magic or Playdough
- Small sketchbooks no larger than 9x12 inches
_ Small craft kits, gift cards, toys and books are also accepted
We request that all items be brand new and in the original packaging as many of the recipients are immune compromised.
The Mudroom Studio is a 'paint your own' ceramic and craft studio. Their mission is to provide you with an enjoyable and fun environment to create unique pieces. The Mudroom Studio provides you with your every need - brushes, paints, glazes, and stencils. Whether you are a beginner or a professional, The Mudroom Studio provides you with an endless possibility of expression! The Mudroom is located at 11 Station Road in Ardmore, PA. For more information please click here.
These posts are written by our wonderful, loving team who are dedicated to creating for a cure!