Limited Edition Ornaments
In 2014, Jane Foreman Designs began a charitable program to benefit those in need. Jane began this by designing a limited edition Christmas ornament to sell throughout the season. Each ornament is sold to the public for $5 each, with every dime going to a needy family. While Jane Foreman Designs pays for all supplies, over the years, we have gained many generous hearts who have volunteered to help in the ornament-making process.
To date, we have raised over $19,800 for three families! We are so proud of this program and hope to continue it for many more years.
2017 Beneficiary: Brady
Brady was born with Cystic Fibrosis. Diligent and dedicated to his daily treatments, Brady’s hope is for a bright future where CF no longer exists! Brady’s father is an insurance agent and also helps coach the Dallas Center Grimes High School Baseball team. Brady’s mom is active leading community theater for kids and raising three energetic boys!
2016 Beneficiary: Willie
In July, 2016, Willie, who is 9 years old, was in a traumatic car accident that took the lives of his mother, his 12 year old sister and 3 cousins. Willie sustained several broken bones and worst of all, a brain injury. Unable to attend the funerals of his mother and sister, he spent months in the hospital and rehabilitation. Willie is now home with his father and brother.
2015 Beneficiary: Preston
Preston was born with MÖebius Syndrome. MÖebius is a neurological disorder which paralyzes the facial and eye muscles. Because of this, Preston has never been able to smile. Our fund raising went to his family to help fund the operation and other expenses. In the summer of 2017, Preston will undergo the surgery he needs to smile for the first time and for a lifetime!
2014 Beneficiary: Sam
Pastor Sam sustained a traumatic brain injury after he was found unresponsive at the bottom of the stairs at his church one Sunday morning. Since then, he has not been able to work and needs full-time assistance, rendering his wife as the sole care-giver. This has not been an easy road. Sam and his wife, Brenda reside in Kansas where he just received a new therapy dog named Doug.
How can you help or get involved?
There are four ways in which you can help with this project:
- Volunteer – you can be involved in the creation of this year’s ornament. We always need help!
- Purchase an ornament or two – contact us to purchase ornaments. They make great gifts for co-workers, family and friends! (Each year we have people who purchase 20 or more!)
- Pray – please pray for each of our families!
- Give – if you feel led, prayerfully consider a donation to any of the above families. Each family is still in need of support. If one (or more!) of the above stories touches your heart, please contact us and we will help make the arrangements to be in touch. Please note that this program is not considered a non-profit, so donations are not tax-deductible at this time.