2019 5th Annual HHH Bar-b-Zoo!!!

Sunday, September 8, 2019

Please join us for HHH’s 4th Annual Bar-b-ZOO @ Boulder Ridge Wild Animal Park!  The event will be held on Sunday, September 8th from 3:00-6:00pm. Arrive anytime after 3:00pm to be a part of this special fundraising event.

Your admission ($15 for 13+, $12 for 3-12 year olds and free for 2 and under) includes admission to the park, safari rides and a delicious picnic style dinner graciously provided by Distinctive Catering!  You’ll enjoy seeing all kinds of animals while helping to raise funds that will benefit kids that are dealing with a serious health situation. It really is a FUNdraiser! 😉

Buy tickets in advance at our online store!!!  Buy online and receive 2 free raffle tickets for each admission ticket you purchase!  There is a $1/ticket processing fee when purchasing online. Show your receipt at the door (either printed or electronically on your phone) to get into the event.  Guests can reference your name at the door to get in if you’ve purchased tickets for people who will arrive separately.

Dinner: 5:00 – 6:00
Raffle: 5:45!!

Meet our friend, Ava!

Usually when we share a photo of a sweet kiddo it’s a friend that has received an item from HHH. Today we are thrilled to introduce you to sweet Ava. She celebrated a big birthday (#6!) recently and instead of gifts for herself, she asked for art and craft supplies to gift to kids that could use some extra fun! We love your heart, Ava! Thank you for bringing big smiles to kids in the hospital. ❤️Check out the photo below for a look at what Ava donated and a fun “interview” to get to know her a little better!

HHH Polar Plunge – 2019

We’re jumping again!  On February 16th @3:30pm, our dedicated plungers hit the icy cold waters of Gun Lake in Hastings, MI as participants in the Winter Fest. We’re not crazy enough to do this kind of thing just for fun, though! We were jumping to bring joy to pediatric patients during their hospital stays.

Contact us for ways to participate and/or donate here.

The funds raised will continue to provide items to entertain children that are undergoing long-term treatment, fuel and restaurant gift cards to ease a little of the stress their families are under and tokens of appreciation to encourage the medical staff caring for them.

A Swing Set for our friend, Jordon!

We were able to provide this swing set for our friend, Jordon! Thank you to our supporters for making this possible. Kendra, Jordon’s mom, tells his story below:

My name is Kendra and I have three children, two with special needs. Jordon (11), my oldest was born at 27 weeks and spent several months in the hospital before coming home for the first time. He has had a total of 11 surgeries and was in and out of the hospital for the first three years of his life. He struggles with mental health issues, and requires a feeding tube for 100% of his nutrition. I always wanted a few children; Jordon’s needs were many and it was around the clock caring for his disabilities, but I went for it anyway. Jordon was just under three years old when Evelyn (8) was born – healthy. I almost didn’t know what to do with a “normal” baby. I found it strange that she was so easy to care for. Then came Roman (6), he was rather colicky and required to be held most of the time. He only slept for 20 minutes at a time, day and night. Testing later found that he is severely ADHD, both with attention problems and sever hyperactivity. He also has sensory processing issues. I met my fiancé, Steve a few years ago, together it is us against the world!

Playing outdoors is what we do best. It is a great outlet for the boys to be free. We enjoy sledding and playing in the snow but most of the warm months we get away camping up north on my step dad’s property. We hike, play baseball, ride bikes, throw a ball to the dogs, and relax at the end of the day at the camp fire.

We are very blessed to be recipients of a gift from Healing with Hope and Happiness. Together we decided that a swing set would be a great addition to our home away from home. It’s nestled in the woods just feet outside of camp, easily viewed from anywhere within camp. This swing set has endless possibilities! The look out deck is equipped with a steering wheel and a telescope directly facing the lake. The swings are not only fun, but also soothing when anxiety sets in, and the rock climbing wall takes just enough strength to burn off excess energy. And a plus, the adults can enjoy this swing set with the kids too!!! The kids love it and there is no doubt in my mind that this swing set will provide hours of entertainment. Thank you HHH!

2018 4th Annual HHH Bar-b-Zoo!!!

UPDATE: We had such a great time at the 4th Annual Bar-b-ZOO and, thanks to your support, raised over $1,300!  Huge thanks to Distinctive Catering and Team Rian for their generous donation towards the meal and raffle.

Sunday, September 16, 2018

Please join us for HHH’s 4th Annual Bar-b-ZOO @ Boulder Ridge Wild Animal Park!  The event will be held on Sunday, September 16th from 3:30-6:30pm. Arrive anytime after 3:30pm to be a part of this special fundraising event.

Your admission ($15 for 13+, $12 for 3-12 year olds and free for 2 and under) includes admission to the park, safari rides and a delicious picnic style dinner graciously provided by Distinctive Catering!  You’ll enjoy seeing all kinds of animals while helping to raise funds that will benefit kids that are dealing with a serious health situation. It really is a FUNdraiser! 😉

Buy tickets in advance at our online store!!!  Buy online and receive 2 free raffle tickets for each admission ticket you purchase!  There is a $1/ticket processing fee when purchasing online. Show your receipt at the door (either printed or electronically on your phone) to get into the event.  Guests can reference your name at the door to get in if you’ve purchased tickets for people who will arrive separately.

Dinner: 5:30 – 6:30
Raffle: 6:15!!

Thank You Aspen Surgical!

Thank you to our friends at Aspen Surgical for partnering with HHH to provide some bucket buddies to inpatient kids at the children’s hospital! The time you took to personalize each bucket for a child that’s struggling with treatment means more than you can know! The kids are so excited to cook up some fun in their new kitchen too! Your compassion and generosity is inspiring.