The little woman from Stroudsburg was given the Christmas of her desires final yr due to Olsen Christmas Want. Now she desires to present again to households like hers.
EAST STROUDSBURG, Pa. — At Rudy’s Tavern in East Stroudsburg, the decor on the wall isn’t typical for the bar scene: work of flowers, and people work are value fairly a bit of cash. The artist is 5-year-old Madelyn Hewitt.
“So Madelyn painted two work which are of flowers. They’ve carried out very properly. They’ve undoubtedly caught the general public’s eye,” stated Erin, Madelyn’s mother.
The kindergartner from Monroe County was recognized with a sort of Leukemia final September, and in December, she and her 3-year-old sister got the Christmas of their desires, receiving each current they requested for, due to officers from Stroud Space Regional Police and their charity Olsen Christmas Want.
“It was simply an incredible time. It was a darkish time for us. They actually helped make clear the scenario. Our mission now’s to pay it ahead,” Hewitt stated.
So Madelyn is raffling off her work. All the cash raised will go instantly again to Olsen Christmas Want and SchylerStrong Basis, a non-profit that helps households of youngsters with most cancers with bills.
“Simply retains going and going. It is a present that retains on giving. I find it irresistible,” stated Sgt. Thomas Lemond, Stroud Regional Police.
The Hewitt household says a fundraiser likes this really takes a village. Rudy’s Tavern agreed to host the raffle due to its involvement with Olsen Christmas Want annually.
“There’s at all times a household that sticks with you yr to yr and this yr it is these guys,” stated Kelly Quaresimo, Rudy’s Tavern proprietor.
The raffle has raised almost $10,000 in only one week.
“Our hearts are simply full as a result of the neighborhood pulled collectively. We’re serving to to present households which are going by hardships the Christmas they deserve,” Hewitt stated.
If you wish to put in for the raffle to win Madelyn’s work, cease by Rudy’s Tavern in East Stroudsburg earlier than Halloween.
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