A little more help?

First, you’ll notice the Make Room for Kids thermometer is gone and the reason for that is I took it down ALL BY MYSELF using HTML and widgets and microtechythingamabobiggities and I didn’t break anything.

Hashtag Jedi knight.

Second, yesterday I spent a few hours at the Mario Lemieux Foundation offices in an effort to stalk Mario and steal stuff get the shopping done for this year’s Make Room for Kids phase.

We shopped and shopped and bought and made Amazon Prime smoke a little. On and on we went until we totaled it all up and the adding machine displayed ,”JESUS, TAKE THE WHEEL!”

The issue is that we like to do maintenance. That is we go to the cancer kids and the transplant kids and the other units we’ve already outfitted and we say, “How you doin’? What do you need?”

And they responded. They asked for some new games, because keep in mind the transplant kids are using games that are now four years old. That’s ¬†ARCHAIC in technology years. The cancer kids asked for more games that girls would like to play. The adolescent medicine unit was hoping for some specific Lego games and some extra controllers.

We did our best to fulfill all technology requests from every unit, and we did a pretty good job. But we need a few more things.

— Movies. I already personally purchased a box of movies for the units, but we need lots more and I’m hoping you’ll buy one or two. They will be divided between every unit, because I’d like to get some newer movies for the cancer, transplant, and frequent flier kids too.

— The transplant kids requested a Leap Pad 2 for the younger transplant patients. We took care of that. But we need some games for these kiddos to play, so I’ve put those on the Wish List too.

Maybe you couldn’t donate before. Maybe you hate PayPal but worship at the altar of Amazon Prime. If you want to pitch in, just click here to be taken to the Wish List. Your purchases from the Wish List will be shipped directly to the Mario Lemieux Foundation. They’ll unpack ’em, kiss ’em, virtually hug you, and then hand them off to the kiddos on install day in April.

Thanks, guys! I can always count on you to help us help our city’s sick kids.

Group hug.


  1. Michelle B
    March 27, 2014 1:05 pm

    Say we have copies of some of those movies in good condition and could donate them – my husband just weeded out our DVDs and he has the complete Indiana Jones set in the donate pile. Do they need to be new for a hospital-related reason? Also, you put the WRONG version of Pride and Prejudice on there. Colin Firth 4-ever!

    • Virginia
      March 27, 2014 1:07 pm

      As long as they are good working copies, I will take them! Email me at virginia [at] thatschurch.com and we’ll make arrangements.

  2. Nathan Wolfe
    March 27, 2014 2:46 pm

    I really just wanted to say a heart felt thank you for everything you are doing for these sweet little angels! I hope they get great joy form the movies we sent via amazon. Thanks again, Nathan, Jennell, and Bella Wolfe

  3. Patricia
    March 27, 2014 6:20 pm

    Always happy to help – especially sick kids. Got my young daughter in on it as well. You do amazing work, and we in this house truly appreciate what you’re doing for the kids and the community….Lord knows it could be any one of us with a child in this situation.

  4. Joanie
    March 28, 2014 7:47 am

    Amazon won’t let me complete the order. :-( I’ve verified my credit card three times, but it’s still not cooperating. D*mn you Amazon!!!

  5. Jackie G
    March 29, 2014 4:26 pm

    Back to the Future sent….because all kids should see it.