"Anna Kate was a magical soul who I always thought was going to do great things. She could melt a heart with her huge brown eyes. Her smile would warm your heart and her pouty lip could break it.
Anna Kate was put on earth I believe to bring us together as a community, she was there to make sure people knew that there was a greater power above and brought so many people back to their faith. That little girl never questioned her path and did not fear death..."
- Jennifer Wenz, Anna Kate's mother
News and Notes
2017 was an amazing year. We distributed over $80,000 in goods, food and cash to pediatric cancer patients and their families. In our first two years of existence that total is over $150,000! We also awarded our first two college scholarships this year.
We often say we are helping pediatric cancer patients and their families, but that description doesn’t fully explain who they are. The pediatric cancer patients and their families we serve are are real people, real families fighting every day against an insidious disease. Children literally fighting for their lives, some losing this earthly battle. Families that give up their jobs, their homes and life as they know it to try to save the lives of their children. The patients living at Target House are the most critically in need of cancer treatment and up to 20% of the residents are under hospice care. On average one child per day passes away at St. Jude.
Your generosity allows us to help these families by taking away some of the worry about where a meal might come from or how they can afford a Christmas gift for their child. I can never know what the parents experience and don’t pretend to. But any burden we can lift from their shoulders might help make their lives a little easier.
As we move forward into 2018 we strive to continue to grow so that we may help even more pediatric cancer patients and their families. We have some exciting new events we will introduce this coming year and I hope you will continue support our mission.
We continue to seek volunteers and have many ways you can help. Anyone can get involved by contacting us at
TARGET HOUSE CHRISTMAS STORE
Our trip to Target House to work at the Christmas Shop was an AMAZING experience. The families used the word “overwhelming” many times to describe the shop and the generosity shown to them. We were able to deliver over $40,000 in gifts to the pediatric cancer patients at Target House.
To top the night of Mike and Jennifer Wenz were recognized by Target House for their work in providing donations to the families of Target House and to Target House. They were presented with a scale model of Target House.
We would like to thank the following donors to our 2017 Target House Christmas Project
ShadyRays Sunglasses shadyrays.com
Horizon Darts horizondarts.com
Faceplant Dreams faceplantdreams.com
Servo City Robot Zone servocity.com
Wallarroo Hats Wallaroohats.com
Alderac Entertainment Group alderac.com
Blue Star Coloring Bluestarcoloring.com
Dicks Sporting Goods dickssportinggoods.com
Luxury Divas luxurydivas.com
International Paper Company internationalpaper.com
Monograms and More
Martin Taco Bell
Southern Printing Dresden Tn
Angie Miller Insurance
Ollie Brown Realtors
Jeff Ruby Steakhouse
Marietta Hospitality Mariettahospitality.com
Dollar Tree Martin
Casey's General Store
Baptist Memorial Hospital Union City, Tn
Marriott Hotel Huntsville
Fairfield Inn Charlotte
Downtown Marriott Louisville/Kayla Browning
Bob and Ceil Dwyer
Premier Car Wash
Sir Elton John
Bobby King/JJ Watt/Jadeveon Clowney/Houston Texans
Napa Valley Wine Train
Mowhawk Valley Tradig Company
Lawns and More Union City Tn
The Alluvian Hotel
Tennessee Volunteer Quilt Guild
Joe B. Smith
Four Thirteen Boutique
Volunteer Distributing/Randy Gregory
Martin Primary School
Rural King Martin
Elite Island Resorts
Weakley County Press
Bobby Bones Show
Vicki's Designer Touch
The Blessed Pet Shop