Good Afternoon Mr. Fodor,
I’m not sure if you will remember me, but I am the sister of Ursula Harris. Ursula was blessed to be a patient of the Abbey Hunt Bryce Home (AHB) in May 2012 before going home to be with the Lord. My family is so grateful for everything that AHB did for my sister during her illness. In an effort to show our gratitude, we started a campaign that we titled the “Nana Box.” We wanted to somehow show our gratitude in a way that would be a blessing to the AHB and the people they serve. The idea was born based on something Ursula would do every year for her grandchildren (who called her Nana). Every year she would start buying gifts for her grandchildren at the beginning of the year. Then around Christmas she would send the box to them full of goodies. Her grandkids started looking forward to receiving the “Nana Box”, hence the name was given.
We thought this would be a good way to show our appreciation to the AHB by gathering items throughout the year for AHB and delivering them around Christmas time. And the name “Nana Box” was two-fold. It would honor my sister’s memory and would be our way of giving back.
I don’t know that we can ever truly repay Renita Johnson and her staff for all of their love and kindness that they showed my sister, and I’m sure all of the other patients who have entered into the AHB home. But we hope in some small way the Nana Box will be our way of saying “Thank You from the bottom of our hearts.”
I have attached some pictures of the items we delivered in 2014. The picture of my husband and me, is of us holding top for the box that we use every year. We use the same box which was decorated by our son and his girlfriend. It has 2012 on it because that was the year we started. I pray that we will be able to continue it for many years to come.
Again, so many heartfelt thanks go out to the staff of the Abbie Hunt Bryce Home. They are truly a blessing.
Abbie Hunt Bryce Home residents are always in need of food, clothing, and other household and living supplies. If you wish to donate, contact the Home at 317.860.0484.