NO TEXTING DAY IN NOVEMBER FOR CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL
Belmont High School freshman Danielle Veo, has started a campaign to raise money for Children’s Hospital by asking children of all ages to stop texting for 24 hours and ask their parents to sponsor them for a certain amount per hour. Danielle suggests 50 cents an hour or$12 for the whole day, but you may choose whatever amount is comfortable for your family. ALL OF THE MONEY GOES DIRECTLY TO CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL.
If you can’t bear to not text but want to make a donation, that is okay with her.
You can donate through her website: www.dani4annie.org OR you can send a check, made out to Children’s Hospital Boston, to her address:
200 Rutledge Road
Belmont, MA 02478
WHY IS SHE DOING THIS?
Danielle writes, “My sister Annie has been in and out of Children’s Hospital for the past couple of years with a rare illness that the doctors don’t know much about. My sister has faced many complications
but has overcome them by her strength and willingness to fight. She is now on the road to recovery and will fight any obstacle in her path. Walking through the halls of Children’s Hospital inspired me to help
in some form. I created dani4annie to raise money and awareness to benefit Children’s Hospital.”
WHY SHOULD WE DO THIS? WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS?
“Two extremely positive results are created by not texting for 24 hours. One is you will be raising money and helping a great cause. The second is it will enhance life and communication amongst your family without being distracted by texting.”
HOW SUCCESSFUL HAS SHE BEEN?
“Last year I raised almost $11,000, and every penny went straight to Children’s. 2012 was our first experience fundraising, and we feel we were very successful. One of our donors was the coach of the Chicago Bulls!
“This year we would like to exceed last year’s total. We would like to reach out to as many people as possible in Belmont via social media, so please spread the word! As of today, both the New England Patriots and the Celtics are exploring ways to be involved.
“Please help me make this a successful year.”
Thank you from Danielle Veo, BHS Class of 2017