The Swanky Stork supports a foundation - The Fireflies & Fairytales Foundation. You can mash here to read more about it. But - in a nutshell - we, my sisters and I, lost our Mom to cancer almost 14 years ago. Since that time, we've always wanted a way to honor her memory. She was a loving, caring, completely selfless and giving woman, who particularly had a heart for children. She was a kindergarten teacher, volunteer children's worker at our church, etc. She loved children and was extremely gifted at working with children. So, we thought - what better way to honor her memory and put into practice the values she instilled in us than to create a foundation in her memory that would benefit and support children.
My mom's story, and our story, is cancer. Cancer is a horrible disease that claims many lives and leaves behind often unforgotten and nameless victims - like the children of those who lost their battle with cancer. The Fireflies & Fairytales Foundation supports and benefits those children, the ones who have lost a parent to cancer. We are those children and know that pain and want to do our part to comfort, encourage and support those children and their families.
We are always taking nominations of families who need help and are grateful that we have been able to support 3 families to date. The Foundation is funded through a portion of the proceeds from sales at The Swanky Stork and Fireflies & Fairytales, our children's boutique, and through sales of Fireflies & Fairytales Originals. If you would like to nominate a family, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Here is an article in Alabama Baby about the Foundation and another story from the Shelby County Reporter and one other story in the Birmingham News.
So - know that as you are growing your little miracle and shopping at The Swanky Stork - you are also helping to take care of someone else's little miracle(s) in the process. We are grateful for the opportunity to create and support this Foundation and pray that it grows into more than we could ever dream or imagine!
We love you and miss you, Mama!