Friday, January 13th, 2012...3:38 pm

jookie 2012 winter fundraiser for Saving tiny Hearts Society

It is jookie’s goal to not only be a part of our community as a successful business, but to give back and help support important children’s causes through our annual Halloween Costume Contest and our annual Kids in the Square event (every April) for the local food pantry.  This year, we are pleased to announce a winter fundraiser in conjunction with Valentine’s Day to raise money for Saving tiny Hearts Society: Kiss & Tell Quick Takes! (Scroll down to our pdf for details.)

jookie was honored to work with Saving tiny Hearts for our 4th annual Halloween fundraiser in 2009.  We’ve come to know some of the families well, and with Congenital Heart Defect Awareness Week being Feb 7-14, we immediately knew we wanted to support StHS again and tie in with Valentine’s Day.

Since 2006, the Saving tiny Hearts Society has been working to fulfill its mission of raising seed money for grossly under-funded, lifesaving grass roots research of congenital heart defects. This seed funding acts as a bridge for this research to millions of dollars of extramural funding from the National Institute of Health or other outside funding. To date the StHS has raised almost one million dollars and funded eight (8) research projects.

The StHS has no paid employees and their organization and board of directors functions with only volunteers who share the passion for helping to extend the lives of these children born with congenital heart defects.  I know several of the volunteers who serve as the officers of StHS.  They are the hard-working, seemingly tireless, super loving parents that keep this amazing organization going strong year after year.  You can read more about how we came to know StHS and one of their families here.

Our Kiss & Tell Quick Takes is a $35 donation that will benefit StHs 100%.  Call us at 773-463-5665 or email us at to reserve your 10 minute Quick Takes spot either at Little Threads clothing boutique from 3 to 6 pm Wednesday, January 25th or here at jookie from 9 am to noon, Saturday, January 28th.

When you contact us to reserve your spot, we’ll send you more information on our specially priced Kiss & Tell portrait collections and all the details for the event itself.  Plus all participating families will receive a $175 gift certificate toward custom artwork!

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