Save the Date: Network of Care 6th Annual Crab Feed

The Network of Care will be hosting its 6th annual Crab Feed on Saturday March 10, 2012 at the Antioch Fairgrounds in the Sunset Building. Doors will open at 5:30 pm with dinner being served at 7:00 pm.

Tickets are $50 per person and there will be raffle prices plus a silent auction. Tickets must be purchased ahead of time as no tickets are sold at the door.

For tickets, please contact Janet Frazier (925) 584-4086 janetfraz@yahoo.com or Jim Frazier (925) 250-6831 jmfrzr@sbcglobal.net

Please make checks payable to:
Stephanie Marie Frazier Memorial Foundation
24 West Cypress Place, Oakley CA 94561

All proceeds benefit The Network of Care Feeding Families of Children in Hospitals. You may learn more about this foundation on their website: www.thenetworkofcare.org

About the Network of Care

The Network of Care program is a program of The Stephanie Frazier Memorial Foundation, a registered 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization. The foundation relies completely on donations from the community and a caring group of volunteers.

Volunteers put together bags of non-perishable foods and distribute them to community hospitals with pediatric wards. Nurses and social workers hand them out to families whose child has been suddenly hospitalized. The gift of food provides strength, support and comfort to families under an extreme circumstance.

Large Meal Bags: Designed for families that have been or are going to be at the hospital for a longer period of time. The bag has enough food to sustain a small family through one meal. A typical Bag includes: cup of noodles, ravioli or stew type of item that is microwaveable, granola bars, Jello and/or fruit cups, cookies and crackers, and utensils.

Small Snack Bag: The smaller bags are designed for parents who may just need some snacks while they are waiting to speak to their child’s doctor before they can visit the cafeteria.

Jim & Janet’s Story

On December 16, 2000, our lives changed. Our daughters, Stephanie (age 20) and Lindsey (age 17) were involved in a tragic car accident. We frantically drove to the hospital, leaving with only the clothes on our back.

Our oldest daughter Stephanie did not survive the accident; our youngest daughter Lindsey was in critical condition.

It was an endless day and night for us. Sometime in the darkness, I rose from my chair to check on Lindsey and nearly fainted.

A kind nurse asked when we had last eaten and we certainly could not remember. All we had inside was grief and worry. Since the cafeteria was closed and we did not want to leave Lindsey’s side, the kind nurse shared her sandwich with us, which gave us the physical strength we needed.

We think of those first hours and the nurse who did something so small, yet so meaningful. That simple Act of Kindness made all the difference in the world to us, knowing there are people that care.

The foundation was established in Stephanie’s memory to support others in their time of need. We operate exclusively on donations. Our caring network of volunteers purchases the food items, then fill and deliver the bags to the hospitals in our network. Lindsey has recovered from her injuries and is very involved in this cause.

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