Monday, April 30, 2012

Learning about Community Caring

"Shinko came along to our local Culver's restaurant tonight. We usually do a monthly fundraiser there to collect money for our home and school board, but tonight's fundraiser was for a 12 year old boy named Eric.

Eric was at baseball practice last week when he was struck in the neck with a ball. Sadly, Eric passed away the day after the accident. Our wonderful community came out in full force tonight to show support to Eric and his family. Culver's is donating a portion of the entire days proceeds to Eric's family to help lessen any financial worries they may have.

I was told by our sweet waitress that the restaurant was packed all day long! The district had a half day today so it was a steady stream of students from our community throughout the whole day. It's pretty chilly today so nobody was eating outside. It was standing room only inside the doors, and the drive thru was wrapped around the parking lot at least twice with many many more cars in surrounding lots waiting to pull in.  Such a heartbreaking loss, but I am so proud of my community."  ~Nikki, host Mom

Shinko is being hosted in Illinois right now, with his third host family.  Check out the host Mom's lovely shop for some unique gifts for all ages at DreamNColor and follow DreamNColor on Facebook.

If you would like to host Shinko in your home for a week, please be sure to read all the details on his blog pages here (tabs above) then email to get the process started. is a blog of As You Wish Creations, a Mom-owned small business specializing in creating lovable sock monkeys like Shinko.
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