Saturday, May 29, 2010

Kohl's Kids Who Care

A few months ago, one of my sweet friends (Melissa) told me about a contest for which she wanted to nominate Rebecca!  What a sweet thing!  As she got into the process, it became clear that the nomination needed to come from someone closer to Rebecca and so I completed the paperwork for her for the Kohl's Kids Who Care contest.

I shared about her work raising money for children with heart defects at Duke University.  She was touched by all that Eliana had gone through and wanted to do something to help others that needed it.  She began making bracelets and selling them.  To date, she has raised over $8000.  We are hoping to set up a store for her to be able to sell online, but it hasn't happened yet.  (One of the many things on my undone to do list.) 

Well, this week she received a large envelope from Kohs ... and she WON!  She won for the local store division and is now entered into the regional division.  Way to go Rebecca!  She was given a Kohl's gift card which she is pretty excited about!

I know that she didn't start this for the recognition.  Rebecca has an amazing heart for children.  I see this over and over again in the ways she interacts with children, in volunteering to help with the children at church, in her desire to help orphans, in her help with our family all in addition to helping children with heart defects.

I'm proud of you Rebecca!



PS  If you are interested in seeing some of her bracelets, I know I've posted about them on my blog in the past.  Hopefully the search function can help you find them.  Her ministry is called Wholehearted.


  1. CONGRATULATIONS, REBECCA! I'm proud of you, too!

  2. Woo-hoo!!! Congratulations, Rebecca! :)
    So many lives have been touched, inspired, and challenged through Rebecca's selfless, generous love. I'm thrilled that she won, but even more thankful for her beautiful, caring heart. She's so much like her mama. :) Rejoicing with all of you!

  3. OH that is so wonderful! She is the perfect example of what that honor/title represents. Say, try the stores, you control it, and it seems pretty (well, fairly) simple to get set up. Don't know what they charge, but it is worth the look-see. Blessings!

    What's in the Box?

  4. Oh! Oh! Oh! Yippee!! It's so nice when something I can't get off my mind turns out to be the right thing to do!

    Congratulations, Rebecca! You deserve it!


  5. Rebecca, we are so happy for you! And proud to call you a friend. That is an amazing accomplishment. You deserve it!

    Lynn and Michaela

  6. How wonderful! I know that you are very proud of your dd. You have done a wonderful job raising her. What a good mother you are. Your last co-op looks wonderful. You asked if I was going to NCHE this year. Unfortunately I will not be able to make it this time.
    Many blessings to you friend,

  7. That is SUPER! I'm just thrilled for you both!

  8. Oh...that is awesome Leslie! You have such amazing kids!

  9. Yeah!! I am so excited for her. From what I have read she really deserves it. All the pics you take of her helping her little sister and other children. She seems to have such a big heart for children. Please keep us posted about the next step in the contest.

  10. Wow! I am excited and not the least bit surprised!! I think Rebecca is just amazing and I'm so glad she's being recognized in this way. What a precious, precious young lady you have, Leslie!

  11. Congratulations Rebecca!! How exciting!

  12. That's so wonderful!! Congratulations Rebecca!

  13. Great work to Mom and daughter alike!

  14. YAY for Rebecca!! That is just wonderful! :) Also, I'm glad you got the comments thing figured out, because I was kind of sad to not be able to comment anymore over here! And, while I'm at it...if you get the chance to change my blog link over on your sidebar, it is still my very ooooold blog link. :)

  15. Ok, oops...just noticed that on your separate page of friend's links, it is the correct link to my newer blog, it's the link on the home page of your blog that is old. anywho, not that it really matters...just thought I'd tell you what I realized after posting! :)

  16. How wonderful!! Congrats!! May God lead you to do wonderful things!! xoxo

  17. I can help you set up a store online! I do my own store, from the hosting and design to the management. It helps that my hubby has a web business and I had to learn along the way to help!

    I couldn't maintain it, but I could design/customize it and point you in the right direction to learn how to do it yourself. PM me if you are interested! I would give you hosting for it, you would just need a domain name. Godaddy is cheap and I have promo codes for it.

    My store is


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