The Hailey Project


Around Thanksgiving 2016 our daughter, Hailey Jo, who was 5 years old at the time had questioned us about Thanksgiving and why families get together on Thanksgiving and from there a discussion had started about sick kids and them not being able to go home to their families and have what we label a "normal" holiday.

She couldn't believe that children who were in the hospital didn't get to go home for the holidays and be with their families. The thought of this really affected her and so she thought that if she collected coloring books and crayons to donate to the hospitals for the children that had to stay there for the holidays, then that would help ease the sadness just for a little bit. It could be a part of their Christmas gift. Hence The Hailey Project was founded.

That year my Husband and her put out a video that we were going to start collecting the coloring books and crayons to donate to the local children's hospital. The outpouring of love and generosity was astounding.


As holiday season approached in 2017 we asked Hailey if she wanted to again collect coloring books and crayons and donate just like the previous year. She said "Of course."

Again the outpouring of love and generosity from all over the United States had coloring books coming in from Minnesota, Florida, New York, Texas, Arizona and Nevada.

We knew we had doubled what we had done the previous year and Wayne and I couldn't be more proud of our girl.

Stick around for many more years of The Hailey Project and if you have donated to her cause THANK YOU from the bottom of our heart!!!!
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