On behalf of our Board of Directors, Advisors, Volunteers, Supporters, Families, LHF Staff and all the children that have felt hope and seen their lives improve in 2012 – Merry Christmas & A Happy New Year!
Archive for the ‘Love’ Category
Monday, December 24th, 2012 Merry Christmas!!
Tuesday, October 23rd, 2012 Help for kids in Afghanistan!
Our co-founder LaRee Hansen’s cousin, Trent Weaver, is serving in Afghanistan and has recently asked if we could collect winter hats, gloves, coats, boots, shoes, and socks for children in his area.
New and used items will be accepted. Let us know if you like to help! 100 children is our goal
Email our Executive Director Annie Sundwall: firstname.lastname@example.org
We have had someone step forward and offer to pay for the shipping – now we just need the goods to ship!
Monday, October 22nd, 2012 2012 Christmas Donation Needs
As part of our Little Heroes “Be a Hero” Christmas effort to provide Christmas for 50 local families, we ask that any donors who would like to participate choose items to donate from the list provided below:
- Kitchenware (baking and cooking things such as frying pans, cookie sheets, pots, cooking utensils, etc.)
- Kitchen towels
- Bathroom towels
- Soap (kitchen soap, laundry soap and body soap)
- Toothbrushes and toothpaste
- Shampoo, conditioner and other hair care products)
- Blankets and sheets (all sizes needed)
- Coats and/or jackets (adult and children sizes needed)
- Socks (adult and children sizes needed)
- Small candy items for stockings
Donated items should be dropped off to the Little Heroes Foundation offices by Monday, December 3.
Questions concerning donations should be directed to email@example.com.
Saturday, August 4th, 2012 Emily Austin
A dear girl that the Little Heroes Foundation had the privilege of knowing has passed away. Emily Austin struggled through 13+ years of leukemia and finally lost that battle yesterday. She was a true hero to all who had the opportunity to meet her.
Emily Nadine Austin, 19, of Orem passed away Thursday, August 2, 2012 after a long battle with leukemia. Funeral services will be held Monday, August 6, 2012 at 11:00 am in the Orem Cascade Stake Center, 481 East Center, Orem. Family and friends may attend a viewing Sunday evening from 6-8 pm at Olpin Family Mortuary, 494 South 300 East, Pleasant Grove and at the Stake Center on Monday from 9-10:45 am. Interment will be in the Lindon City Cemetery. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.olpinmortuary.com
Monday, July 16th, 2012 Amanda de Lange’s Final Message
In 2011 the Little Heroes Foundation provided a grant to the Starfish Foster Home in support of the foster children staying at the home in Xi’an, China.
Since that time, LHF has stayed in touch with the efforts of the Starfish Foster Home and it’s founder and director, Amanda de Lange.
On Saturday, July 14, Amanda passed away after a short battle with cancer. Amanda will forever be remembered for her tireless efforts to improve the lives of orphaned children in China.
Little Heroes was proud to have the opportunity to help Amanda in her efforts and learn from her enthusiasm for helping children in need. Read more about Amanda, her efforts and her final message in this Huffington Post article.
Wednesday, March 14th, 2012 Talkin’ with Trav: Fatherhood
Little Heroes Co-founder Travis Hansen writes for the Deseret News in his bi-monthly column. This week he focuses on the important topic of fatherhood.
Men, we’re getting outdone by many of our mothers and wives.
It seems they’ve got this nesting thing down pretty good. They nurture like they are on steroids, they foresee needs like oracles and their boundless energy with the small things that have big outcomes in our families belong in the Super Hero file.
It seems to me that a lot of women get it and a few of us guys do. In some homes, fathers are MIA.
Monday, December 12th, 2011 Hero Tree – LHF’s Christmas Event
We invite you to take part in the Little Heroes Foundation Christmas project to benefit local children and families
In conjunction with the Shadow Light Foundation, Little Heroes has received names of children and families in need this Christmas.
With the help of local companies, families and individuals who will generously purchase items for individual children, LHF will be able to provide clothing, bedding, food, a few small gifts and other household needs for these families. It is our way of providing a small holiday miracle to so many children in need. We hope you will consider joining in our efforts and make this part of your family’s holiday celebrations.
Families and individuals can participate by picking up ornaments from the Hero Tree (located in our office at 3585 N. University Ave #325 in Provo) BEFORE December 9 or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org to receive an entire family to purchase items for Monetary donations are accepted.
Questions should be directed to Annie at 801.377.1423
Thursday, October 13th, 2011 Congratulations Sharee and Beau!
The Little Heroes Foundation’s public relations specialist, Sharee Olsen, had a baby boy on October 10th, 2011. Beau James Olsen was born at 12:57pm and weighed 5 lbs 15 oz. Congratulations to Sharee and her husband Beau, Sr.
Monday, September 26th, 2011 Travis Hansen (Little Heroes Co-Founder) retires from basketball
Travis Hansen just retired from professional basketball at the age of 33.
A guy that young shouldn’t have done all he’s done. Since leaving Mountain View High, Utah Valley University, BYU, the NBA and a high-level lucrative career in European basketball, he’s made millions. Yet he projects himself as a regular guy with a regular home and life. If he sells his fancy car, which he vows he will do, and wears around denims with holes in the legs like he did this week, the ruse might eventually work.
“Really, I’m just a regular kind of guy,” he says.
Regular guys don’t play against LeBron James and call Houston Rockets star Luis Scola a teammate and best friend. Regular guys don’t find themselves making a global health and educational impact on tens of thousands of children from Mali to Nepal, from Moscow to Utah. Regular American blokes don’t have former Russian prime minister Vladimir Putin issue you a Russian passport.
Thursday, July 21st, 2011 HELPING YOUR KIDS DEVELOP HEALTHY EATING HABITS
Good nutrition is the bedrock of lifelong health, and it begins in infancy. Healthy eating can stabilize children’s energy, sharpen their minds, and even out their moods. Unfortunately, kids are bombarded by messages that can counteract your efforts. Between peer pressure and the constant television commercials for junk foods, getting children to eat well might seem more futile than fruitful.
However, there are simple steps that parents can take to instill healthy eating habits in their kids, without turning mealtimes into a battle zone. By encouraging healthy eating habits now, you can make a huge impact on your children’s lifelong relationship with food and give them the best opportunity to grow into healthy, confident adults.