Alex knows first-hand just how hard it is to spend days in the hospital or having to visit the hospital or doctor’s office often for Doctor visits, lab work and other ongoing treatment for his medical conditions. Watching other children suffer from chronic illnesses is hard for Alex because he knows just how they feel, he wants to give back to the hospital that helps care for him and others.
“It is my hope to take their mind off being in the hospital and bring some happiness to them, even if it’s just for a little while. I want them to know that they are loved and they are not alone.” Alex M.
Help us help Alex by donating to Alex’s 3rd Annual Toy Drive! We will be collecting donations at Strawberry Fields until December 13, 2019.
Please consider donating to help bring a smile to Children’s faces during the holiday season and throughout the year! Many children suffer everyday and miss out on just being a kid. Help bring some cheer to the children and families that will be spending the Holiday season at St. Mary’s. Any donation is greatly appreciated!
***Due to allergies and immune compromised children we can only accept new toys/unused donations and they must be unwrapped.
Below is a list of items to consider.
Ages Newborn to 18 years(new items only)
-toys (girls and boys, all ages)
-fun pillow cases
-xbox one games (no violence )
-arts and crafts
-crayons, markers, -colored pencils
-block books for toddlers
-UNO cards or regular playing cards
-Hot wheels cars/trucks
-small Lego projects (in a small box or cellophane bag)
-play-doh sets or individual cups of play-doh
– newer movies (DVD)
-Barbies (all skin tones)
-baby dolls (all skin tones)
-new stuffed animals
-infant rattles and toys
-older infant pop up boxes (jack in the box)
-stacking rings or blocks for infants
-inflatable beach balls (can be striped or look like soccer balls)
-fun Band-Aids (non-latex),
-underwear (pre-school sizes and up)
-pajamas or sweat pants or leggings for kids or teens
-homemade cards (to put in the room when a child or teen comes to the room)
-window clings for Autumn/Christmas
-nail files for teens
-small hair brushes
-travel size lotion
-Gift cards for teens (Sweet Frog, game stop,xbox gift cards,Starbucks, movie theaters etc)
-craft kits arts/crafts items
-stickers for any age
-teen coloring books
-travel size shampoo /conditioner
-travel size shower gel for teen boys and girls
-journals for teens
-packs of glow sticks
-reusable decorative-water bottles for teens
-neon gel pens
-shop online have the donation sent to St Mary’s Hospital Pediatrics 6-West
Strawberry Fields is proud to be a part of our community! Starting in November of 2017, we were given the honor of creating our own floral department at Ellwood Thompson’s. As of December, we were asked to provide a taste of our locally made gifts too. Now, we have an additional terrarium & gift area in the produce department. How did we get so lucky? We are thrilled to be showcased in such an amazing Richmond icon & working with so many great folks. Check us out next time you are shopping at Ellwood Thompson’s! Thank you for your support.
Over the last few years we have been working hard on our workshop program. It has given us the wonderful opportunity to meet so many new faces and collaborate with other businesses in the Richmond community. We are so grateful for the enormous amount of participation over the last several years and are looking forward to growing our workshop program even more in 2018!
If you are interested in attending one of our workshops- check out the workshop tab right here on our site! To inquire about a private workshop send us a message through our contact form.
Here is a look back at some of our previous workshops!
Mount a Staghorn Workshop at the shop
Private Bachelorette Terrarium Workshop at Strawberry Fields
Floral Crown Workshop at Blue Bee Cider
Silver Tree Everlasting Wreath at Isley Brewing Company
Floral Crown Workshop at Anthropologie (with an impromtu photoshoot in the store)
Private Wreath Making Class at Blue Bee Cider for a Corporate Work Event
Private Floral Arranging Workshop at the shop
Wreath Making Workshop at Blue Bee Cider
Cactus and Crystals Terrarium Workshop at the Veil Brewing Co.
Last year we started a new tradition at Strawberry Fields. On small business Saturday we offer dog photographs with the Grinch right outside the shop. All photos are free but we accept donations for local animal shelters in the Richmond area (This year we did AARF!). Thank you so much to those of you who came out to support us on small business Saturday! We hope everyone enjoyed their doggy photographs as much as we did!