NEW DATE AND TIME!! Sunday, December 12 · 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. for an afternoon filled with Holiday cheer, friends, food, fun, philanthropy and SHOPPING!
Join Macc Designs for a night you won’t soon forget! Discover what actress Jamie Lee Curtis and the entire cast of CSI all ready know and experience first-hand what makes luxurious “Don’t Freak, it’s Faux!” throws so fabulous. Not only are these gorgeous blankets by Macc Designs eco-friendly (no furry friends are harmed in the making of these throws) but for every five blankets sold, one blanket is given to a sick child. To date Macc Designs has donated to Childrens Hospital of Los Angeles, Mattel Childrens Hospital UCLA , The Micheal Houghlin Foundation and others…and hopefully more soon! Macc Designs has thankfully been able to donate every holiday season for 6 consecutive years and now plans to expand donations to a monthly outreach program! Every cozy blanket purchased directly contributes to making a sick child feel just a little bit cozier and loved. And really, what’s more fabulous than that?
Time: 6:00 p.m.
Hosted by: Stacey Uberstine and Merrie Uberstine,
Location: 5719 N. Limoges Court, Calabasas
RSVP to 818-878-0526, Required for Entry.
Feel free to bring your friends, the more the merrier and the bigger the difference we can make for this wonderful cause.
It started out as a hobby – Susie making cozy throws for her family. Then she got the horrible news: a dear friend’s niece, sweet young 17 year old *Carrie, just blossoming into adulthood, was diagnosed with Leukemia.
Susie had an idea. Maybe Carrie would like a cozy throw, and maybe she could give a couple throws to some other kids in the hospital ward.
“This Saturday, I will go to the hospital, visit Carrie, and donate some throws,” Susie decided. Although Susie always does what she says she’s going to do, for some strange reason she didn’t feel like going on Saturday and postponed her visit.
“Tomorrow,” she told herself but when tomorrow came she again felt reluctant and again, uncharacteristically, delayed her visit.
“Tuesday for sure,” Susie thought feeling odd about her inconsistencies.
On Tuesday, Susie and daughter Michelle left for the hospital. They first stopped off and donated some throws to be given to other kids in the ward. When they asked for Carrie’s room number, they were surprised to be directed, not to Carrie’s room, but to the Intensive Care Unit. The two approached the ICU waiting room and immediately saw Carrie’s parents. Overwhelmed with grief, her parents broke into sobs and the group fell into a hug.
Stunned and grief stricken, Carrie’s parents had not yet contacted the rest of their family members and Susie immediately realized why she had arrived on that specific date and time. She was to summon the other family members. Phone calls were made hurriedly and as Carrie’s family came together and comforted each other; Susie and Michelle quietly slipped out. As they walked back through the ward, she saw kids in their hospital beds, snuggled up under her faux fur throws. Susie knew providing needy children with comfort via her throws was to be her mission. Early the next morning, Carrie passed away.
Susie says, “It wasn’t an accident that I ended up making these blankets. God is always trying to talk to us. If we slow down to listen he can do incredible things and connect the lives of people in need.”
*Name changed for family privacy