Our mission relies on the generosity of individuals and corporations who donate their time, money and products and we are so grateful for the support. Check out how you can help us continue to be a beacon of hope for individuals affected by Apert syndrome!
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Your donations will help us accomplish two very important goals — to create and send custom “Whooo’s Brave Kits”, and to help cover printing costs for our marketing materials to provide information to hospitals, doctors and caregivers. As a 501c3 charity, your donation to apertOWL is tax deductible.

 

If you would like to "sponsor a kit", the value of one Whooo's Brave Kit (including shipping) ranges from $75-100.

 

We accept checks payable to apertOWL at PO Box 357 Prospect, KY 40059 or donations via PayPal below.

 

We are always in need of items for our “Whooo’s Brave Kits”. The following list shows just some of the items that would be beneficial to have on hand for our kits. To make donating simple, you can now find many of these on our Amazon Wish List. When purchased online, simply choose the apertOWL shipping address to have your donations sent directly to us! Or, you may mail your donations to: apertOWL PO Box 357 Prospect, KY 40059.

 

  • Snap-up or button-up onesies, pajamas, shirts (infant sizes to child size 8-10). These make it easy for children recovering from skull and mid-face surgeries so that they don’t have to try to fit clothes over their head.

  • Pillow cases and/or blankets. So they do not have to worry about getting their own getting stained or dirty while at the hospital.

  • Leg warmers or long socks in soft and colorful/fun fabrics. Children with Apert syndrome often have surgeries to separate their fingers and toes. Typically, they wear large casts for several weeks while they heal. Covering their casts helps prevent them from scratching their face or hurting themselves with the hard casts.

  • Owl-themed anything. To put a smile on their face 

  • Restaurant gift-cards. Let’s face it, hospital food isn’t always appetizing, but paying for restaurant food at each hospital stay can be quite expensive. Any amount and to any national restaurant chain accepted (we will ensure cards are put with recipients where locations are within proximity of a particular hospital).

  • Socks or slippers. Something cute to wear when they get to roam the halls and visit the play room.

  • Water bottles with straws. Dishwasher safe, please.

  • Small dry erase boards and markers. Kids use these to communicate when they may not feel well enough to talk post-surgery.

  • Small notebooks. For parents and caregivers to take notes, write down medication dosage times, jot down questions, etc.

  • Lullaby CDs and/or iTunes gift cards. Soft music is very soothing and can help promote faster healing times during recovery.

  • Infant/child size toothbrushes and/or Toothettes. The smaller size is helpful for kids who have had the RED device placed for midface distraction.

  • Plastic baby spoons. Good for feeding after the midface advancement surgery.

  • Thick plastic straws. Make it easier for drinking blended foods after midface advancement.
     

* Due to the sensitive medical nature of the recipients, we kindly ask that all donated items are new and in the original package. Handmade items must come from a pet-free, smoke-free home. If you would prefer to make a monetary contribution to allow us to purchase needed items, please click HERE.

 

The gift of time is just as valuable, as it enables us to expand our reach to more fully support our mission. Volunteers help us in many ways. As a 501c3, ApertOWL welcomes the support. How can you help?

SUPPLY DRIVE:

Collect items that we can use in our Whooo's Brave Kits. ApertOWL will provide marketing materials for you to share to help people understand how donated items are used. If you are local, we can arrange to have items picked up. Outside of KY? Donations can be mailed to PO Box 357 Prospect, KY 40059. 

 

COMMUNITY SERVICE / SERVICE HOURS:

The inside of our Whooo's Brave Kits are decorated so that when they are opened they are just as much of a gift as the items inside. We have had local Girl Scout Troops, Beta clubs, school organizations and individuals of all ages spend time customizing our kits. ApertOWL provides all necessary items including the boxes and craft supplies and can facilitate the entire process.

Email info@apertowl.org if you are interested in any of the above opportunities.

Our mission is to be a beacon of hope for families affected by Apert syndrome
by providing support, resources and inspiration throughout their journey.

© APERT OWL Inc.    PO Box 357 Prospect, KY 40059    info@apertowl.org