ELLE's Winter Highlights

 ELLE's Winter Highlights
 December 2018
Reflecting on  Lauren Elle's Vision

Out of fear comes strength and out of the ashes we rise to make a difference in the world.

Thursday, December 18th 2008 - Lauren, Dean, Dana & I were waiting for Lauren to have her final MRI. In our minds we knew what the results would be but our hearts could not except the reality that Lauren would soon be returning home to heaven. We never wanted to give up hope and acknowledge that science had failed Lauren and her treatment options had come to an end.

Lauren, however, had come to terms with her destiny.   Lauren knew her dreams of becoming a lawyer (and one day president of the United States) would never come true.  The physical and emotional pain that she had to endure was taking its toll. The time had come for us to change what we were praying for.

Lauren was always asking questions and giving our family direction and this day was no different. Lauren asked us to play a game - "Name My Favorite". She made a list of items and we had to guess each others favorite foods, ice cream, movie, TV show, book, vacation place, etc. Lauren was preparing us to always remember ...........

Lauren was also determined to have her vision of taking care o f the "Really Sick Children" become a reality. Lauren wanted to create a foundation that would grant second wishes for the children, like herself, that have to face the physical and emotional pain of battling cancer for a second time.
That day we did not know that 2 days Lauren would pass and never get to experience the joy that her ELLE Foundation has brought to the children that she so worried about.
It is impossible to understand how 10 years have gone by since that day, and as we reflect on this time we are amazed that with Lauren Elle as our inspiration ELLE has touched the lives of 52 wish children & their families. 
Everyone on ELLE's Wish Team,  including yourself, is the amazing group of individuals, organizations & businesses that have embraced ELLE's Mission. and every one of ELLE's Wish Kids & their families know not only how Lauren Elle battled cancer but we all know how she lived.

of a Thank You to Charles Schwab, Bridgewater, NJ
Moment of Joy Sponsor

The ELLE Foundation was honored to be chosen as the local charity highlighted at the grand opening of the new Charles Schwab office in the Village at the Bridgewater Commons Mall. 
Our "big check" will help grant our next wish. 
Welcome to ELLE's family!

One ELLE of a Thank You to the Raritan Valley Chapter of UNICO
ELLE's Vision Sponsor

For the fifth year the Raritan Valley Chapter of UNICO has demonstrated their commitment to ELLE's mission. Each year they have donated a portion of the proceeds from their annual Harvest Moon Dance to the ELLE Foundation.  We are so proud to have this wonderful organization as part of ELLE's Wish Team.

Most Recently Granted Wishes

Kyla - age 11
Wish - One ELL of a San Diego Zoo Adventure
Kyla, an aspiring vet, and her family  enjoyed VIP tours of the Zoo & Safari Park. 

Zein - age 11
Wish - One ELLE of a Chillaxin' Cancun Vacation
Zein and his family had one ELLE of a time swimming, chilling and relaxing in sunny Cancun.

ELLE's Newest Wish Kid

Kallista - Moment of Joy at the Radio City Christmas Spectacular
Meet Kallista, an 12 year old from Beachwood, NJ, who is battling acute lymphoblastic leukemia at Robert Wood Johnson Hospital.
Kallista wants to go to New York City with her family to see the Radio City Christmas Spectacular and have a backstage tour with a Rockette.
Roman Jewelers - Share the Heart this Holiday Season
Roman Jewelers - Share the Heart
Roman Jewelers partners with ELLE Foundation.
This beautiful sterling silver heart on a diamond-cut sterling silver chain was custom-designed by Roman Jewelers' master artisans and can be purchased at Roman Jewelers' Bridgewater location or online.  

For every heart purchased under the ELLE Foundation, Roman Jewelers will donate $50.

Upcoming Events

Generations of Dance proudly presents:
The Nutcracker

Saturday, December 22nd
1:30 p.m. Matinee performance
7:00 p.m. Evening performance

Roxbury High School
1 Bryant Drive, Succasunna, NJ

Tickets can be purchased at the door
or in advance by texting
Beth at 973-985-7239 

100% of all ticket sales go directly to 
ELLE Foundation!
Be One ELLE of an Ambassador
  1. Submit ELLE for Charity Grants and Workplace Charity Programs
  2. Coordinate a local fundraiser at your school, business, community organization. Teachers can coordinate a Jeans or PJ Day. 
  3. Highlight your or your business' commitment to ELLE's Kids by donating at a 2018 ELLE Wish Team LevelAll donors will receive recognition in the ELLE Foundation's newsletter and on the ELLE Foundation website. Businesses will have a link to their website on ELLE's website.
Donate your car-truck-motorcycle-boat-trailer.
Call 1-855-500-RIDE or 1-855-500-7433 , 24 Hours/7 days a week  or click on the link above to be directed to their website.
The ELLE Foundation will receive a donation from the sale of your vehicle and you will get a tax-deductible receipt. If the vehicle sells for over $500 you will receive an  IRS 1098c form with your receipt.