Have you received a bag, organizer, box, or gown?

Have you received a bag, organizer, box, or gown?

If you have and are willing to share your story please send us an email at danyasgift@gmail.com or visit our facebook page and share photos, your story and rate our organization. We are always in need of family stories to share so that our donors know exactly what we are up to.

If you know of someone who has and now you would like to help, that's amazing please contact us and we will help you make that happen.

Mahalo, and hope to hear from you soon!

Thursday, December 21, 2017

10 Years Then and Now

Danya is growing up way to fast, somehow it feels like just yesterday they were telling us to prepare for her death. Today we know her as a strong and often determined 10 year old who can add dancing on a Disneyland stage to her resume. While on our visit we took the photo of Danya with a photo of herself 10 years ago next to one of the new isolettes that the hospital just implemented.

Each year we prepare a large donation to deliver on her birthday. Well due to hospital construction and things we were forced to wait a few months to make it happen. Last weekend we were able to make our 10th Birthday drop off, thus kicking off our 10th year of giving.
this was our pile to drop off:
12 Caylee Couture Bereavement gowns
12 Lego sets for Santa's Workshop
10 Sibling Surprise bags
24 Transported Family Bags
34 Bedside organizers
42 Tear blanket hankies

We made drop offs in the Chapel, NICU, and Playroom. It was a big day and we are so grateful for our continued partnership with Kapiolani Medical Center.

We began 2 new projects this year, both of which are represented in our drop off.
Sibling surprise bags, which are small tote bags filled with boredom buster toys for young siblings (5 years and younger) who have a sibling in the NICU.

Sibling Surprise bags were developed by a Girl Scout troop from Ewa Hawaii for use with our other projects. Above you see most of the troop and a couple of the siblings who received the first bags that were dropped off.

Our second new project was inspired by a Big Island Momma who has been doing it for a few months. These are small blankets, about the size of a hanky wrapped up to look like a swaddled blanket for moms who experience a miscarriage. These were donated through the Hospitals Chaplain service to be given out as the need comes. 

They are the perfect size for throwing in a bag or purse for whenever tears happen, which is not always expected. They are felt on one side and a cotton on the other. This project does not have a name yet but will soon.

As always keep up with us on Facebook for all our needs and news.

Friday, July 7, 2017

Approaching a Decade....

10 years ago I was pregnant with Danya. Doing all of the things expectant moms do. We had the nursery set, decorations were in place, baby showers were happening. I was waiting. It was summer I was hot. No one knew or had any idea what would come.

In just a few short months we will mark Danya's 10th birthday with the start of our epic 10th year of partnership with the hospital who saved her life. We have begun a collection of items to fill the need. We need so much more than we have on hand. We are in need of plastic shoe boxes, party supplies, small toys, and party favors. We are also in need of funds. If you can please donate we are about $85 short of our goal to be able to buy printed reusable shopping bags for the Stranded family bag project.  Our recent fundraiser with 31 bags did very well but the need is still there. Please consider a donation.

The website will be updating as well in the next few days so please keep an eye out for new content as we anticipate our Decade of Giving!

Sunday, May 22, 2016

The transformation of a dress

A few months back we introduced you to Caylee Couture, a new project for Danya's Gift named after a little angel who fought hard her whole, but short life.  I met Caylee's Momma while doing some volunteering at the hospital. She has become one of our board members and when it came time to name this project Caylee was the right choice. When a dress is donated I have promised to take a photo of the dress, and then all that it becomes. These photos will always be shared on our Facebook page. Often it seems like there should be more outfits made out of a gown, but remember that sue to seams and decoration some times parts of the dress end up to small to make a full piece. This means that I save these parts and use them to accessorize or piece together an outfit from the parts of other dresses.

It is fitting then that I share with you Caylee's Grandma's gown's transformation here.
 This gown turned into a wrap gown for a preemie
 And 3 full term-3 month old outfits.

Gowns are always needed. We are planning a drop off at the end of June, so please consider helping us out.

It's Official!

I am pleased to announce that Danya's Gift is officially a 501c3 Federally recognized Community Charity! Now it's time to seek out some grants and really see what we can do! So excited!

Friday, February 26, 2016


Spring is right around the corner. New years resolutions have come and gone. Sigh, days fly past way to fast some day. Thanks to Facebook I know that 5 years ago we just made one of our bigger donations, 3 years ago we were bringing back donations from our trip to Minnesota, and here we are in 2016 getting ready to not only roll out a new project in earnest, but also letting our community know we exist and in a few short months we will be an official 501c3 if the feds work quickly.

IF you have never heard of Danya's gift take a minute to browse through the pages listed accross the top of the page. You will see a brief description of each of the projects we do and what we need to do them, as well as why we do what we do.

As always you are our greatest resource. If you are reading this it means you care enough to help. We've also added a donation button to our website all cash donations will go towards these projects.

Saturday, November 14, 2015

New Things On the Horizon

Amazing things are happening with Danya's gift. We have now entered phase 2 of our process to become a full fledged 501-C3 corporation. This will mean bigger and better things for Danya's gift in the future. This means we can apply for grants to be able to do more, we will be able to dream big. It also means more work and some new projects. Stay tuned because soon you will see more details about new projects and needs. Can't wait for all that is coming!

2015 Girl Scout Cookie Partnership

For 3 years running now Troop 590 out of Waipahu, Ewa, and Kapolei has partnered with us to provide Celebration boxes for Kapiolani Hospital. It has been a treat to see the girls grow as they serve and learn about those who are not as fortunate as them health wise. This year the girls made 42 celebration boxes! What a great gift they have given to the keiki of Kapi'olani Medical Center.
Way to go Girls!