Thanks to ALL of you, $3,600.50 in donations was raised from the #GVstrong wristbands. This speaks to the thoughtfulness and generosity of every Garnet Valley family who participated! 100% of the proceeds will be distributed as follows:
• $1,800.25 to GV-CTC to provide Garnet Valley families in need with grocery store gift cards.
• $1,800.25 to AI DuPont Nemours Children’s Hospital COVID19 Emergency Fund and additional support for discharged families in need with gas/food gift cards.
Despite necessary social distancing, we hope these wristbands provide a smile to you and your families and show support for the awesome Garnet Valley community. #GVstrong
Wristbands are free of charge and bagged in individual packages and shipped for sanitary purposes.
In early 2019 we had similar wristbands made for our friends and family when we were in isolation with our son Ben. He was fighting a rare pediatric liver cancer and was undergoing chemo treatment. While it was hard to not see our loved ones (aside from immediate family) through this timeframe, it always made me smile when I would look down and see my happy band! Even more so, I loved seeing photos of friends and family sporting their Team Ben bands. It made me feel like we were not alone, and had a community of support.
I had the idea to make wristbands, as we navigate COVID19 and these uncertain times, to similarly bring a feeling of unity to our Garnet Valley Friends. #GVstrong
Stay safe and remember, we are Garnet Valley Strong! #GVstrong