You-can-help.jpgHere it is!! Help Save Mik’s Hidden Hearts Alliance for 2017/18!!!! Make your pledge team today!!  (Please no soliciting those affected by Hurricane Harvey or Irma)

**We must raise these funds by 9/30/2017 (2 weeks) or we have to shut down MHHA for the year.

Simply go to the page below and click the big FUNDRAISE FOR THIS CAMPAIGN button and you’ll instantly have your own fundraising page as a part of our Team.

Important Status of Mik’s Hidden Hearts Alliance:

Due to the widespread destruction to South Texas due to Hurricane Harvey, our upcoming year 2017/18 is in jeopardy.

So many in our community are hurting and in 95% of our donations that we receive that sustains us for the year comes from local donations and sponsorships. We can not in good faith ask our community when they are hurting now and for an indetermined amount of time in the future.

In normal years, we start running low on funds in the summer, but then start receiving Boo Bash fundraiser donations which sustains us for the rest of the school year. Quite honestly, we are just about out of funds.

No funds coming in starting on Sept 1 (from Boo Bash) means we have no funds for socials including the much anticipated Anti-PROM, no money for the storage for all our event supplies. No money for Hope Kits and mailing. No money to pay the rest of the money due for the generous discounted rate from our Boo Bash vendors. Etc.

We run 100% on volunteer hours. There is no where we can scrap by to make Boo Bash work. No annual fundraiser Boo Bash means no Anti-PROM (and our other programs).

WHAT DOES THIS MEAN?

With your help, if we raise a minimum of $20,000, we will have enough to sustain us through the upcoming year… including hosting Boo Bash at no charge to our local community who have been hit hard by Hurricane Harvey.

If you would be willing to actively ask your non-affected Harvey/Irma friends and family for pledges, please sign up to have your Crowdrise MHHA Team (see details at the end).

**We must raise these funds by 9/30/2017 (2 weeks) or we have to shut down MHHA for the year.

Honestly, without participation of approx 100 people to do this, MHHA 2017/18 will not be viable. We need each and everyone of your help.

MHHA is more than a charity to us. We are family. This is a heartbreaking dilemma we face. We DO NOT want the families we serve who face huge medical bills or our community affected by Hurricane Harvey to donate their precious dollars to make this happen.

WHAT IS OUR NEEDED FINANCIAL GOAL?

To run the organization for the school year 2017/18, have Anti-PROM, Boo Bash, other local smaller socials, Hope Kits care packages with mail costs, cover website hosting and storage for our event items, we will need to raise a minimum $20,000

We thank you for your prayers for our MHHA families. Prayers for all our chronically ill youth who greatly need some joy and distraction.

Individual Goals: If we have minimum 125 people sign up to seek pledges, this would mean you would only need to get 10 people to donate $20 each. Making a total of $200. $200 times the 100 people equals our goal of $20,000.

Thanks to the generosity of our donors over the past 7 years, we have served over 1,000 chronically ill youth all over the country. It is our hope and prayer we can continue to bring hope and joy to them this upcoming year.

Prayers for Hurricane Harvey & Irma victims. And prayers for discernment on how best to proceed this upcoming year and that we reach our goals so we can continue to serve the Hidden in our community.

Thank you for your consideration to help.

**The campaign goal here has been set for $25,000. To cover our basic costs for the upcoming year, we need $20,000. To cover Crowdrise fee and unexpected expenses throughout the year, we set the goal to $25,000. Anything above and beyond this will help us to secure our funding for 2018/19.

Peace and Blessings,
Mik, Keri and Aunt Ronda

Executive Board

www.MiksHiddenHearts.org

To create your own MHHA fundraising team:

Simply go to the page below and click the big FUNDRAISE FOR THIS CAMPAIGN button and you’ll instantly have your own fundraising page as a part of our Team.

https://www.crowdrise.com/help-save-miks-hidden-hearts-2017…

Questions? Please email at info@MiksHiddenHearts.org

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Important Status of Mik’s Hidden Hearts Alliance:

Due to the widespread destruction to South Texas due to Hurricane Harvey, our upcoming year 2017/18 is in jeopardy. 
So many in our community are hurting and in 95% of our donations that we receive that sustains us for the year comes from local donations and sponsorships. 
We can not in good faith ask our community when they are hurting now and for an indetermined amount of time in the future. 
In normal years, we start running low on funds in the summer, but then start receiving Boo Bash fundraiser donations which sustains us for the rest of the school year. 
Quite honestly, we are just about out of funds. No funds coming in starting on Sept 1 (from Boo Bash) means we have no funds for socials including the much anticipated Anti-PROM, no money for the storage for all our event supplies. No money for Hope Kits and mailing. No money to pay the rest of the money due for the generous discounted rate from our Boo Bash vendors. Etc. 
We run 100% on volunteer hours. There is no where we can scrap by to make Boo Bash work. No annual fundraiser Boo Bash means no Anti-PROM (and our other programs). 
WHAT DOES THIS MEAN?
We have a few options that will need to be fulfilled within the next 2 weeks before we have to put a hold on MHHA for 2017/18
Option 1:. Corporate sponsors:. If you can get  corporate sponsor(s) to pledge part or full needs for this upcoming year which includes financing the Anti-PROM for 150 to 200 chronically ill youth, this will enable us to move forward this year. We would need you to do the leg work on this. We appreciate referrals and recommendations, but we need quick direct help. 
Option 2:. We setup a campaign for you to ask your out of state friends and family to pledge money towards our costs this year. If we do not receive enough pledges in the approx 2 week timeframe, we will not process those pledges and have to stop MHHA for the year. 
If you would be willing to actively ask your out of state friends for pledges, please let me know. Honestly, without participation of approx 150 people to do this (same number of Anti-PROM guests last year) this will not be viable. 
MHHA is more than a charity to us. We are family. This is a heartbreaking dilemma we face. We DO NOT want the families we serve who face huge medical bills or our community affected by Hurricane Harvey to donate their precious dollars to make this happen. 
WHAT IS OUR NEEDED FINANCIAL GOAL?  
To run the organization for the school year 2017/18, have Anti-PROM, Boo Bash, other local smaller socials, Hope Kits care packages with mail costs, cover website hosting and storage for our event items, we will need to raise $20,000
We thank you for your prayers for our MHHA families. Prayers for all our chronically ill youth who greatly need  some joy and distraction. Prayers for Hurricane Harvey victims. And prayers for discernment on how best to proceed this upcoming year. 
We looks forward to hearing your comments. 
Peace and Blessings,
Mik, Keri and Aunt Ronda
Executive Board

http://www.MiksHiddenHearts.org
UPDATE
Possible pledge update:
If only 100 of the hundreds youth we have served over the past 6 years would commit to actively pursuing pledges for only a total of $200, this would raise the needed $20,000. 
What to do now?
1.  Notify MHHA that you are willing to ask your non-affected Harvey family and friends for pledges totaling $200 (or more)
2.  If at least 100 people commit to pursuing pledges, we will setup the campaign in approx 1 week. 
All you need to do now is let us know you are willing to help. 
We do appreciate your kindness and help us to help the chronically ill youth we serve. ❤️

Update Anti-PROM Check In List for Guests and Volunteers (See Below) – PLEASE VERIFY YOU AND/OR YOUR GUEST IS ON THE LIST.  INCLUDES VOLUNTEERS

mhha-prom-flyer-2017-with-sponsorsDue to safety reasons, if your name is not on the list, you will not be admitted.  (Pretty please do not make me turn anyone away!)  Parents, if you need to stay to be near your symptomatic teen/young adult, we completely understand.  We will need your name asap to add to the check in list.  We will have a caregiver room for your to socialize with other parents and eat dinner.
Also, I have been working on returning all emails and phone calls.  If you have a question that has not been answered, kindly email me again.  Mik has been in the hospital and we are trying to balance her care with Anti-PROM planning.
FAQ – 
ARRIVAL TIME & CHECK IN – Guests, please arrive no earlier than 3:45 and preferably no later than 4:00 to check in.  We have a bunch of fun planned and do not want you to miss a minute of it!
Also, YOU WILL NOT BE RECEIVING A TICKET for check in.  Your name will be on the check in list.  Please make sure your name, including your guest if applicable, is on the list.  (See below)
PARKING – Magnolia Hotel offer valet parking.  If you need assistance paying for the $15, MHHA can cover your costs.  **Must get validation sticker at CHECK OUT desk.
Also, please remember we will have many cars arriving during a short time.  Please do not worry or feel anxious.  We promise we will get you to where you need to go.  We will have our welcome volunteers there to greet you from the valet parking all the way to our Anti-PROM floor location.
DROP OFF/ PICK UP – Drop off / pick up is allowed through the same valet parking line.  Especially during pick up, please try to stay in contact with your teen/young adult and our volunteers will assistant them to your car safely.
WHEELCHAIR ACCESS – We understand your wheelchair/assistance walking needs can change day by day.  If you know you will need assistance and wheelchair friendly seating and did not mention this on the registration.  Please contact me as soon as possible so we can accommodate.
NO EARLY LEAVING – Due to safety and planning reasons, no minor guests or volunteers can leave before the end of Anti-PROM at 7:30.  We take your health very seriously.  If you know ahead of time you have to leave early, please contact me asap for us to coordinate.
BEHAVIOR – Luckily, we have the best guests we could ever ask for!  We just ask that language and actions stays PG, conversation topics stay positive, and everyone ….. friends new and old…. are included.  If the unexpected happens and someone does not follow our Terms to attend Anti-PROM, they will be asked to leave.  This has never ever happened, but please don’t be the first!
MEDICAL TEAM – We always try to plan for the unexpected.  We have two amazing RNs who are on standby to help take care of anyone is starts to feel off.  I promise it is completely okay if you are not feeling right.  So many of our guests in the past are afraid to say anything because they do not want to be forced to go home.  It is our goal to make you feel comfortable, prop up your feet, check your vitals, etc.  so you can hopefully go back to the Anti-PROM.  This is our 5th annual and to date we only had 1 teen who was unfortunately too sick and had to leave.  The rest we have been able to help get back to the fun.  **Nurse’s station will have gatorade too if you need.
WAITLIST – We have people wanting to come to the Anti-PROM and on the waitlist.  If you or your guest are unable to attend, please let us know asap so we can offer that spot to someone else.
PRIZES – We have even more amazing prizes this year!!  EVERY chronically ill guest goes home a winner with some fantastic prizes and swag bags.  Their guests will even be recipients of swag bags filled with a ton of MHHA gear too!  Our donors and volunteers have worked hard this year to make everything perfect for you.  Kindly remember to show your appreciation to these great people.  Hidden youth (chronically ill) will all receive a door prize.
At the end of the night, there will be Casino Prize baskets, vacation getaways and more you (hidden youth) will get an opportunity to win.  Please note, once the Casino Prizes begin, hidden youth may only win ONE prize.  It is the first one you win (if you are lucky to have your ticket drawn again).  NORMIES (Healthy) GUESTS who are registered as guests, are NOT eligible for these casino prizes.  Meaning, only chronically ill youth, NOT their guests, are allowed to win these prizes.  So, some hidden youth will have a door prize AND a casino prize.  However, they can not have a door prize and 2 casino prizes… does this make sense?  (We will explain more at Anti-PROM)
Any other questions?  Please let me know!
CURRENT ANTI-PROM Registration List
**Please note, Mik has been in the hospital, so if your previous change/update is not below, kindly send me a reminder.  
 
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Mikaela As
Kyle As
Kamden As
Keri As
Tim As
Juan David Av
Pamela Ba
Brookelyn Ba
Jamie Ba
Rebeccah Ba
Phil Ba
Holly Ba
Christian Ba
Giovanita Be
Samantha Be
Lauren Bl
Michelle Bo
Larissa Bo
Destiny Bo
Antoinette Bo
Eric

Maia

Zoe

Bo

Bo

Bo

Paige Bu
Shelby Bu
Chloe Ca
Madison Ca
Carlyjosephine milagros Ca
Haileystar Jazmine Ca
Blanca Ca
Cara Co
Myrna Co
Mikayla Co
Danielle Co
Ashley Cu
Lesha Da
Jacklyn Da
Kaitlyn Da
CARTER DE
Elijah De
Julia De
Ari De
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Cristina Du
Marissa Du
Kincaid Dw
Peyton Ei
Victoria Es
Nicolas Es
Jacob Es
Makila Fa
Mason Fl
Polly Fl
Taani Fo
Reid Fo
Riley Fo
Kambri Fo
Karris Fo
Mandy Fo
Lauren Fr
Megan Fr
Marissa Ga
Hannah Ga
Chandler Ge
Melaney Gi
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Henry Gl
Brittany Go
Amelia Go
Brianna Go
Benjamin Gr
Elizabeth Gr
Shaeli Ha
Samaria Ha
Nichole Ha
Mia He
Alyssa He
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Hannah Ho
Miranda Ho
Marielle Hu
Ashley Hu
Kayla Hu
Illy Hu
Sarah Hu
Hellen Ik
Nick Is
Madeline Jo
Nolan Jo
William Jo
Mitch Jo
Kaylin Ke
Elizabeth Ki
Daniel Ki
Michael Ko
Phillip Ko
Sean Ko
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Grace La
Alicia Le
Emily Li
Claire Ll
Rachel Lo
Jessica Lu
Bella Lu
Emma Ly
Rebecca Ma
Ronda Ma
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Sarah Mc
Krista Mc
Olivia Mc
Shelby Mc
Michael Mc
Ronnie Mc
Shirley Mc
Payton Mi
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Shelley
Clayton
Mi
Mi
Mi
David

Jan

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Rachel Ne
Grace Ng
Kat Ny
Juliana Or
Evelin Or
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Brett Pe
Lexi Pe
Sheri Pe
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Emily Pi
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Alice Qu
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Joanna Re
Mario Re
Claudia Re
Elizabeth Re
Natalia Ri
Alex Ri
Amber Ri
Manda Ri
Ash Ri
Sarah Ru
Abby Ru
Liana Ru
Victoria Sa
Deyton Sc
Tammy Sc
Ashtin Sc
Ana Sc
Megan Sc
Allison Sc
Paige Se
Bruce Se
Becky Se
Michael Se
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Kinza Si
Arianna Si
McKenna Si
Stacy Si
Kyler Sm
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Emerson St
Elijah Sw
Michael Sz
Victor Ta
Ethan Ta
Eileen Ta
Avery Th
Grace Th
Nicole Th
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Abigail Ti
Jill To
Paris To
Ireland To
Ajay Va
Kelly Va
Clotilde Va
Kaitlyn Vi
Kristina Wa
Lila Wa
Max We
Beebo (Brendan) We
Beckie We
Bert We
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Anti-PROM 2017
501c3 Charity that brings hope to teens and young adults with Dysautonomia and other life-changing chronic illnesses

We have reached capacity for our 5th Annual Mik’s Hidden Hearts Alliance Anti-PROM.  Sometimes, additional spaces become available, so if you have not already registered, please email us at info@mikshiddenhearts.org to be added to our waitlist.

Are you a hidden youth and bringing a guest?  They MUST be registered separately.  If you are unsure if they have registered, please contact us as soon as possible.  Every seat will be taken and we want to make sure your guest is properly registered.

We look forward to a special fun night!

See last year’s Anti-PROM video here!

 

www.MiksHiddenHearts.org serving teens and young adults with #Dysautonomia and other life-changing chronic illnesses.

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Hi Friends, we are down to the last few tickets and we want to make sure you are included. RSVP today!

Also, don’t forget your guest has to register separately, if you are bringing one. 

Register at:. http://www.MiksHiddenHearts.org on the Anti-PROM page

Oops! Not perfect timing…

Posted: February 28, 2017 in Uncategorized

Hi friends!

We are already at 50% capacity for Anti-PROM registration and we have only had it open for 2 days!  This is going to be bigger and better than ever!

The not so good news is I just found out our website host company is down, making our website completely inaccessible.  Not good timing!  We will notify y’all through our Facebook page when it is back up and running…making the Anti-PROM registration ready to go again.

Until then, please let us know if you have any questions, ideas for awesome prizes for our chronically ill youth and/or donations (prizes) for Anti-PROM.

www.MiksHiddenHearts.org

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13217250_10107580857622430_5653130320284486507_oWe are so excited for our upcoming 5th annual Anti-PROM at the beautiful Magnolia Hotel in downtown Houston!

Anti-PROM is a specially planned prom for chronically-ill youth with Dysautonomia and other life-changing chronic illnesses.

Tickets are free, but rsvp is required and tickets limited.  Register today at our website www.MiksHiddenHearts.org!

Please see flyer below for more details.

FREE PROM Dresses for our registered Anti-PROM ladies.  Stay tuned for details!

Prize donations needed:  We make sure everyone of our chronically-ill guests have a prize valued at $50 or more to win at Anti-PROM and we could not make this possible without your help.

 

  •            Can be a themed basket (requesting a minimum of $50 in value and up)
  •            Individual prize items (gift cards, electronics, teen friendly gifts, etc)
  •            Grand prize (have something big you can donate?  Please message us!)

Swag Bags

Our goal is to have each guest receive an amazing Swag Bag filled with MHHA gear and prizes.  Have a business and would like to donate items toward it?  Can be individual items, gift certificate or up to 125 items for each of our guests.  Special recognition for our business contributors will be given on our website, blog, Facebook page and at the event.

Please message us through our contact page with your donation.

Thank you so much to our donors and sponsors who help make Anti-PROM 2017 possible!

Questions?  Email us at info@mikshiddenhearts.org.

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Mik’s Hidden Hearts Alliance serving teens and young adults with Dysautonomia and other life-changing chronic illnesses.  501c3

www.MiksHiddenHearts.org

#CharityProm #Dysautonomia #ChronicIllness #Teens #Spoonie #POTS