Genesis…A New Beginning

Genesis is our eldest daughter Elliott’s middle name, it means a new beginning. A lot of people choose to look at the new year in the same light, a new year is like a new chapter, a new start, a new beginning. With 2017 being our first year of fundraising and starting the launch of A Charlie Girl Foundation, 2018 also feels like our new beginning, our Genesis as a full fledged foundation. It begins our ability to give, to use the generous donations each one of you has provided to take care of the children and families affected by congenital heart defects.

The end of 2017 brought in additional donations, making our year to date total approximately $30,000.00! An incredible number for our first year! This has allowed A Charlie Girl Foundation the ability to give $3,000.00 to the University of Minnesota Masonic Childrens Hospital and $3,000.00 to Childrens Hospital and Clinics of Minnesota. It also gave us the flexibility to choose to sponsor two families in our first year instead of one. Being able to support two families is an incredible beginning for our foundation, and a huge incentive to keep going. The more money we raise the more families that we can support! Each month we will provide a stipend of $500.00 to each family to use as they see fit. We will provide this support for the full calendar year. We will introduce you to the families soon!

As always we thank you for your incredible support and generous donations to such a worthy cause.


Kelly and Ryan and the board of A Charlie Girl Foundation