I was recently scrolling through my Facebook feed and a post from a friend of mine immediately caught my eye. I knew I needed to help. A Minnesota family recently lost their beautiful five year old daughter to a rare form of strep. They’re raising funds to support The Ronald McDonald House Charities and a portion of sales from a beautiful line of children’s clothing is helping. I reached out to The Patchery to see how I could help.
The Patchery is an ADORABLE line of children’s clothing that can be custom designed online. You pick what item you want to order (everything from dresses, shirts, skirts, pants and shorts), then pick which fabric collection you want to use (pick the Persephonee line to have $5 donated to Ronald McDonald House Charities in her name!), and The Patchery will sew and ship your creation right to your door.
They even have an adorable romper. I adore this blue striped floral fabric. When can I get a dress in my size from The Patchery!?
From Persephonee’s Dad
This collection, her collection, is an amazing opportunity to spread her sense of wonder and excitement to others. Don’t believe me? Sit down on The Patchery with your kids and let them guide you in designing a shirt or dress for them. Don’t judge or dissuade, just be present. Explain to them that whatever they design will come in the mail in a short while and they’ll get to wear it themselves. Watch how fun it is for them, how much they find joy and laughter in a simple act we as adults often shrug our shoulders at. I remember Per’s absolute astonished joy when she discovered The Patchery dress she was wearing had pockets! Pockets! That’s what P taught me, that everything is a new opportunity to find wonder and excitement in life. I struggle with it now that she’s gone, but I’m trying. I’m trying real hard baby girl, because it’s one of the most important things I have left from you. Thank you for teaching me. How about you? Do your kids teach you? Inspire you? Make you want to be a better person? Persephonee did that for me and I’m betting if you look close enough, your kids do too.
My daughter sat down to design the piece of her choice. She was in the midst of playing dress up and came to the computer wearing a purple Easter hat and a ladybug costume. I just smiled and thought it was fitting for this post. Here’s my spunky six year old in her every day attire. Of course when she noticed me preparing these pictures she was embarrassed when she realized what she was wearing and asked that I edit her out. THIS is my little girl. These are the moments that I will look back and remember as “her” and it touches my heart reading the words of Persephonee’s dad above. Having lost five babies of my own I try to live each day appreciating the moments I have with my girls and capturing memories among the little things that truly are big things.
Watching your child design their own dress captures a piece of that young, creative energy. Her eyes absolutely lit up doing this.
She loved being able to see the colors and patterns change as she designed her dress.
We saw her completed design, full of pattern and color as is her wardrobe every day (“Look mom, I match – all stripes!”) and I smiled as we completed our order.
The collection is equally as cute for the little boy in your life!
I’d wear this!
The best part of your order – seeing a portion of your payment going to help others in need. Please consider ordering and sharing the information with your friends and family.
$5 for every product sold will be donated to Ronald McDonald House Charities Upper Midwest. All donations made will secure a spot for Perspehonee’s name on a star outside of the Ronald McDonald House inside the Children’s Hospitals and Clinics, Minneapolis. Ronald McDonald House provides a comfortable and caring home-away-from-home for families whose child is experiencing a serious illness. As Persephonee’s parents say, “You don’t know how much you need a place like the Ronald McDonald House until you desperately need it.”
From June 1-July 31, 2015, The Patchery will donate $5 for every product sold to the Ronald McDonald House Charities. We are joining efforts to raise and donate $5000 to get Persephonee’s name on a star outside of the Ronald McDonald House at Children’s Hospital in Minneapolis. You can help by clicking the share button below to spread the word about the Persephonee Collection at The Patchery. We received a dress in exchange for sharing this information however all thoughts and opinions are my own.