Wonder Works Thanks Heaven for Harper!
All this week, we invite you to help us “Thank Heaven for Harper” as we celebrate the life of Harper Drolet, a wonderful little girl who taught us how to appreciate every moment of our lives. To join in this tribute, please visit our Facebook page to share how you were touched by Harper. Christine Osborne, owner of Wonder Works, says that thanks to Harper, “MAGIC HAPPENED!”
It is not often that one meets a child with a twinkle in her eye and the “can do it” attitude, where “nothing is impossible.” I was lucky enough to meet such an individual…and her name was Harper Drolet. Not only did she BELIEVE…but HARPER BELIEVED BIG! Her idea was to get thousands of toys, not hundreds for MUSC’s Happy Wheels Program and thousands we got….to the tune of 10,000 TOYS! She not only got the community rallying around her, but an entire toy industry….how is that for the power of ONE child…only 10 years old, but 100 years of wisdom and HEART! She made everyone a better person for just participating in one of her ideas!…for that …I say…THANK HEAVEN for HARPER!
Visit our Facebook page to share how you thank heaven for Harper. Harper, we love you and miss you! Thank you for touching our lives!
Wonder Works lemonade stand in honor of Harper Drolet raises $1,271!
Our book signings and lemonade stand over the weekend was a HUGE SUCCESS! Thank you to everyone who came out on Saturday! With your generosity, Aiden’s Lemonade Stand Against Pediatric Cancer raised $1,271! We are so, so excited to share this wonderful news, with all the money being donated to MUSC’s Pediatric Oncology Research in Honor of Harper Drolet. Thank you, again and again!
Wonder Works Celebrates the Life of Harper Drolet
On Friday, we received news that we lost a magical little girl in our community. Harper Drolet, who has been a constant inspiration to the entire Wonder Works and Charleston community for her courage, grace and selflessness, lost her long battle with cancer.
Harper brought so much to our lives and affected so many, and our hearts are heavy with this enormous loss. With Harper’s lead, last December we donated 7,000 toys to MUSC Children’s Hospital Happy Wheels cart through our Week of Wonder and Facebook toy FunRaiser. Happy Wheels had been facing the threat of shutting down unless its toy donations drastically increased, and the ever generous Harper, then a patient at the hospital, came to us to see how we could help. Our Facebook Toy FunRaiser was such an amazing success that we have continued it through this year, giving a child a toy for every new fan who likes our Facebook page. Harper truly brought blessings to us and to all the wonderful children we have been able to reach out to thanks to her.
Giving back was such a passion of Harper’s, and we hope that we can continue to spread her love and magic through what we do and how we live. Through her family and the many, many people she touched, Harper’s spirit lives on.
We will continue to sell bumper stickers and bracelets that benefit Harper’s family and legacy. If you would like to place an order, please give us a call at 877-841-6757.
Check out Wonder Works today in the Moultrie News for REA recognition!
Thanks to the Moultrie News for sharing our Week of Wonder success. It would not have been possible without Harper Drolet who is such an inspiration to us, as well as our agency Momentum Marketing for helping us pull off such a creative and successful campaign for Happy Wheels!
We can’t wait to share with you more WONDERFUNTASTICAL ways we hope to give back! Thank you again to our amazing supporters!
Wonder Works Receives National Distinction for our Week of Wonder Facebook promotion!
We are ecstatic to share that our “Week of Wonder” Facebook promotion we held last December was recently recognized as a Marketing Achievement Finalist at the 2011 Gifts & Decorative Accessories’ 60thAnnual Retailer Excellence Awards! Our wonderfuntastical owner Christine Osborne flew to NYC for the honor.
For every new person who liked our Facebook page during December 1-7,2010, we donated a toy to MUSC Children’s Hospital Happy Wheels Cart, which provides a toy weekly to every child in the hospital. As a result, we were able to donate 7,000 toys to Happy Wheels!
Caroline Kennedy, Editor-in-Chief of Gifts & Decorative Accessories magazine, also said some very kind words that we deeply appreciate: “In these challenging times, it is difficult enough just managing, let alone growing your business. But to plan and execute such a creative marketing program incorporating social media along with traditional marketing methods to support local charities, generate new business and increase sales is an achievement truly worthy of recognition. It is the professionalism, creativity and determination of retailers like Christine that sets Wonder Works apart.”
Read more about our Week of Wonder. If you’re not already a Facebook fan of our page, please like us! Through the rest of this year, we are committed to giving a toy to a child for each new Like our Facebook page receives.
Thank you again for your incredible support. None of this would have been possible without you, our WONDERFUNTASTICAL friends, family and community! An extra special shout-out to our agency, Momentum Marketing, which helped us create and execute this amazing campaign!
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