Giving can be a bit tougher than maybe some would like, but if you don't even try to cast your net you will never catch anything.  The steps that brought me to Primary Children's Medical Center were not as swift as they were in Boise, ID. There wasn't a former theatre board member to call.  Instead I posed a question in the women's dressing room of Pioneer Theatre Company.  Does anyone know someone who is involved with the children's hospital?  My castmate and new friend Cheryl Gaysunas Williams emailed someone who knew someone who might know someone.  I was sent an email that was cc'd to a person who could help which led to another email that was cc'd to a person who could help.  Finally, after several days I landed in the inbox of Marie Hendriksen who is in charge of the Primary Children’s Foundation.  
Marie Hendriksen, Primary Children’s Foundation
A day before I ended up in Marie's inbox a colleague of hers expressed a need to replace VHS tapes with DVDs.  These videos would be used in recovery.  Even though HATS FOR ZOE has a bit of a specialty we offer any help that we can.  If a hospital is not in need of hats then we supply care in other areas.  So if it's DVDs you need then it's DVDs you get.  
With the generous donations from HFZ supportes we were able to supply the following:

X-Men Trilogy
Glee: Season 1
Super 8
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part I
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2
Cars 2
Dolphin Tale
The Muppets
Toy Story 1
Toy Story 2
Toy Story 3
Soul Surfer
Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 1
Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2
The Chronicles of Narnia
The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian
We Are Marshall

So, about the red tape.  Is it time consuming?  Yes.  Is it a little frustrating at times because all you want to do is give?  Yes.  Is it worth it?  YES.  YES.  YES.  And in this case the time that was used helped place us exactly where we were needed.  

Again and always, a huge thank you to all of our contributors.  Whether you give financial gifts, hats, advice, love or connect us to people through emails we appreciate you greatly.  We are excited about what lies ahead for HATS FOR ZOE.  

A special thank you to Cheryl Gaysunas Williams.  We are lucky to know you. 

More to come...  


Cheryl Gaysunas Williams
05/02/2012 19:42


Jacklyn Shires - Zoe's Mom
05/02/2012 19:59

Thank you Cheryl!

Jacklyn Shires - Zoe's Mom
05/02/2012 19:59

Thank you Lesley for going above and beyond even with that busy schedule of yours! You are a true gift from God! Love you!

Aunt Nana
11/11/2012 07:13

I am so proud of you Lesley SueAnn. God is using you in a mighty and powerful way!! So.....He will always lead you to just the right people. Bless you!


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