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New Happenings with Mamies Poppy Plates

I am so excited that we will be moving into our new headquarters the first of August. This all couldn't have come at a better time. God has lead us every step of the way with Mamies Poppy Plates. Once we get in and settled I will post some pictures. I can't wait to hang the amazing painting Bethany Cannon painted at our race. It will look so good there.

Since the race lots of new and exciting things have happened.

First is getting our awesome headquarters donated to us from Dr. and Mrs. Strong. They have been so kind to us! I couldn't thank them enough as well as their daughter Sharron. Sharron and I went to high school together. I hadn't seen or talked to her in probably 10 years when Mamie died. She sent me the kindest letter and this amazing book that she had put together for me of quotes people had posted on Facebook and places for me to insert pictures of Mamie. Through tragedy you really see who your friends really are and make so many new amazing friendships with people that reach out and want to help you.
Second we had our first out of state hospital St. Michael's was adopted by Blake's Journey down in Texarkana, TX. They have been huge supporters and we are so grateful for them.

Third we are working on a new and improved way of working with the hospitals that will help us expand so much faster.

As of right now we stock the plates in the hospitals where the nurses have to use a special paint that we give them for the footprints. They are then handed over to the families to bring into Firefly for the final painting and firing. We found this amazing transfer paper that we will now be using to get the baby's prints on the plates. We will send packet to each hospital. When there is a loss the nurse will grab one packet for that family. Inside will be our brochure, a blank page for the baby's prints, an information sheet for the family about our organization and the paint worksheet that the family or nurse will fill out and put with the prints in the addressed and stamped envelop that will also be in the packet. We will have volunteer paint days once a month where we will paint all the plates from that previous month. I am super pumped about it. My hands will be in it more and we can be a little more in control of everything.

We hope to have the packets by the first of September. If you or anyone you know in your area wants to help get us in their local hospitals or wants to adopt a hospital for $1200 a year please shoot us an email.

- Sarah

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