Friday, September 21, 2007

Now I Lay Me Down To Sleep

Now I Lay Me Down To Sleep
Annual Fall Gala

Join us as we celebrate the precious gifts of portraiture that we have provided for families across the country and in eight nations thanks to the Now I Lay Me Down To Sleep Foundation network of professional volunteer photographers.

Thank you photographers for your countless hours of volunteer work.

When: Saturday, November 3rd at 7pm

Where: The Atrium at South Denver Cardiology Center at 1000 SouthPark Drive in Littleton, Colorado

What: Silent auction, dinner, multi-media presentation and more!

Why: To raise money to help with numerous projects including the following:

* Training & education materials for photographers
* Support with mailings, shipping of NILMDTS materials, etc
* Overhead & payroll for NILMDTS employees
* Costs associated with our move into our new complex in 2008

Tickets: Individual tickets are $100 each. We will provide a discounted rate to our member photographers. E-mail your ticket requests to or call 720-283-3339.

NILMDTS consists of more that 3000 professional VOLUNTEER photographers. And honestly, through the photographers volunteer services, their $25.00 yearly membership fee (yes they pay a membership fee to be involved) and generous random donations from families, this is how NILMDTS has survived. This year we have recently incurred expenses by moving the foundation out of Maddux's bedroom in my home to an office space. We hired an executive director, Mrs. Jessica Roe, and two part time assistants, with a donation from White House Custom Colour. [WHCC] These three ladies have done wonders with the foundation, and are taking NILMDTS to levels we only dreamed about. They have been feverishly writing for grant requests, and until those are approved and come through, your support is still needed.

With that said, how can you help?
We are looking for items for our silent auction.

* New sporting equipment. (His and her golf clubs, snowboards...)
* 2 night Hotel packages
* Airline tickets
* Spa gift certificates
* Themed gift baskets
* Health Club memberships
* Jewlery
* Gift certificates to national chain restaurants and retail stores
* Art and sculpture
* Unique one of a kind items

And any other ideas that you can come up with.

One idea we are doing here in Denver is delivering large 'Themed' gift baskets to our local hospitals. One for L&D and the other for NICU's. Asking the nursing staff to become involved and purchase the items needed for the basket, and auctioning that basket, acknowledging the department and hospital it is coming from.

If you are able to donate any of the items above, please contact either Jessica Roe at
or Cheryl Haggard at
If you can get larger items, but think that the shipping might be a financial burden, please CONTACT US! We will come up with a way to provide the shipping for you.

As always, thank you for your support.
May you be blessed as you reach out to those suffering the death of a child.
Cheryl Haggard
Co Founder NILMDTS

1 comment:

Mrs. Fun said...

this is so great. i tried to become a member but i guess my photography isn't good enough :( I never heard back after signing up twice. oh well.