The cousin of my co-worker/good friend Nancy had a baby named Layla a little over a year ago who was born in a rare disorder called Apert Syndrome. Her little head was shaped like a cloverleaf at birth due to the growth lines in her skull being fused prematurely.
Nancy and her son Austin decided to throw a fundraiser for Layla's family to help with medical bills and living expenses since Layla's mom quit her job to give Layla the care the she needs. That's where I got to help. :)
I designed a logo for them which I then had printed on t-shirts at a discount that they re-sold to help raise money for the fundraiser itself. I was told that Layla's room was decorated with bumble bees so that seemed to be the perfect image to use for her.
I used one of the logos to make a pillow for the little guest of honor using some cute flannel I found with bees on it. Her mom said she kept petting it because it was so soft. :)
The fundraiser was a BBQ at the home of Nancy's parents where they had music, games for the kids and raffles. They also sold buttons that I made with the logo (no pic... I'm sorry :( ) and t-shirts that had been donated by a local printer using my design. They also got a lot of local businesses to donate gift certificates and items for the raffle. My guys and I purchased 22 tickets total and won 2 gift certificates for a free appetizer at Longhorn Steakhouse and $5 off at Red Lobster. :)
They were able to raise over $7,000 to help out and I am so happy that I got to be a part of that for this wonderful girl and her family.