“Saving Gavin” Article Appears in 1/10/07 Edition of Waukesha Freeman

A big thank you to freelance writer Melissa Rigney Baxter and to the Waukesha Freeman for writing and publishing this beautiful article on Gavin. The article focuses on Gavin’s fight for life, the financial burden of his upcoming transplant, and the upcoming Jim Gill concert and fundraising efforts for Gavin.

To read the article, click here.

Shop at Pick ‘n Save and Earn Money for Gavin!

Gavin is now officially part of the Pick ‘n Save WE CARE program.

This is how the WE CARE program works. Every time you shop at any Pick ‘n Save store in Wisconsin and use your Advantage Plus Savers Card at a register (this does not include service desk purchases), Gavin’s fund will receive a cash rebate which is distributed every three months. The cash rebate amount will be a percentage of the total amount of WE CARE dollars that Pick ‘n Save has contributed. The more you use your Advantage Plus Savers Card, the larger percentage of total WE CARE contribution Gavin’s fund will receive.

Here are the steps to take advantage of this program and help Gavin:

  • Visit any Wisconsin Pick ‘n Save.
  • Apply at the service desk for an Advantage Plus Savers Card.
  • If you own an Advantage Plus Savers Card, you can assign/reassign the charity organization for the WE CARE program at the service desk.
  • Assign charity organization #129110 (COTA Children’s Organ Transplant Association – Gavin Winslow) to your Advantage Plus Savers Card for the WE CARE program.

Please consider taking just a few minutes to apply for a Pick ‘n Save Advantage Plus Savers Card and assign Gavin’s fund as your WE CARE charity. If you are the current owner of a Pick ‘n Save Advantage Plus Savers Card, please consider reassigning from your current charity to Gavin’s fund for the WE CARE program. Just a few minutes of your time could mean all the difference in saving Gavin’s life.

Reminder: Purchase Tickets for Children’s Concert on January 21st

Please tell your friends and family about the wonderful children’s concert on Gavin’s behalf that will take place on Sunday, January 21st. We need your help making this a successful event.

A Concert of Music and Play with Jim Gill
Sunday, January 21, 2007
3:30 pm (doors open at 3:15 pm)
Sheraton Brookfield Hotel in the Brookfield Ball Room
Advance Tickets $10 each, $12 each at the door (under 1 year free)

To purchase tickets by mail, please call Samantha at 262-548-0614

To purchase tickets online using a credit card, please click the ADD TO CART button below. Once you have ordered, please print your PayPal confirmation e-mail and bring it to the concert to verify your ticket purchase.

To listen to Jim’s latest CD, please click here

Thank you Katherine and Jacqueline Vo

Once upon a time, two very pretty and special young sisters, 8-year-old Katherine and 10-year-old Jacqueline Vo, like in a fairy-tale, found a way to spin straw into gold for sweet baby Gavin. Both girls filled coffee mugs with candy and then requested donations for them around the Twin Cities. Together they raised over $600 for baby Gavin’s campaign.

Thank you so very much Katherine and Jacqueline, we are deeply grateful. May you enjoy many “happily ever afters.”

Press Release: “Bowlin’ for Gavin” Bowl-a-thon, Sunday January 28th

Greenfield, WI – A fun, family-friendly event and great way to get friends together will be held to raise funds in honor of Gavin Winslow, who is in need of multiple kidney transplants.

“Bowlin’ for Gavin” will take place on Sunday, January 28, 2007 from l:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at Classic Lanes Bowling Alley at 5404 W. Layton Avenue, Greenfield, WI. Cost to participate is $10 for adults and $5 for children under ten, which includes three games of bowling and shoe rental. Tickets may be purchased at the check-in table at the door on the day of the event. Bumper bowling will also be available for the children, and silent auction items will be on display for bid from a variety of vendors. Pizza and beverages will also be available to purchase.

To view the entire press release, please click here.

You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to view this file, please download the latest version here.

Toy Firetruck Auction for Gavin

The Lake Mills Fire Department is hosting a spaghetti dinner. The dinner will be held from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Saturday, January 20th at the Lake Mills Fire Department. For driving directions, click here.

Two toy firetrucks will be auctioned, with all of those proceeds going to Gavin.

A bounce house, obstacle course, and a cake walk are some of the activities planned for children attending the event.

Many thanks to the Lake Mills Fire Department and Angie Hallmark for their help with the auction for Gavin.

Chilton Knights of Columbus Sponsoring Benefit Breakfast

The Chilton Council (Calumet 2556) Knights of Columbus is sponsoring a benefit breakfast this Sunday, January 14th at the Chilton Eagles Club from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. So, if you’re hungry and want to get away from the city, as well as enjoy a scenic drive through the country, we invite you to stop in for this early-morning gala.

The Chilton Eagles Club is located at 1041 E. Chestnut Street in Chilton, Wisconsin. The phone number is 920-849-9223. To get directions to the Chilton Eagles Club, click here.