Furnishing a better world.
As a company, Arhaus believes in giving back.
One of their stores is located right here in Manhasset, Long Island. Having recently visited the Manhasset location in our quest to find a new couch, we found we loved the store and their furniture. We were retiring our old couch, the one Maggie grew up on. It had served us well as a family for the 11 years we had it. It’s tragic that Maggie only got to share 9 of those years on it with us. We miss her and her quest for the perfect back flip she would practice over and over again using the chaise to catch her.
On #GivingTuesday, we opened an email from Arhaus asking people to vote for their favorite charity on social media. Having known about Arhaus’ mission to give back, we got busy right away by asking friends, family, and supporters to tag Maggie’s Mission (@maggiegivesback) on Instagram.
Imagine our surprise when Arhaus selected Maggie’s Mission as the winner of their 2019 #GivingTuesday giveaway of $10,000!
Furnishing a home with appealing and functional furniture has always been important to us. We strove to make our house a cozy, warm and inviting space. We called it being “Cozy Wozy”. To us, it is a home filled with love, a fire always going in our wood stove in the cold of winter, lots of food, and comfortable nooks and crannies to feel secure.
Sadly, cancer came knocking at our door and changed everything. And while our lives are drastically different, there is much that remains the same. There is still that desire to create a nest – a sanctuary away from our troubles and frantic schedules. A place where we can still honor our beautiful daughter, Maggie, and make new memories with our son, Steven and two pups, Cody and Max McCree. And perhaps, most importantly, serve as a place where we can be creative and brainstorm new ideas and visions to help our growing foundation.
After Maggie died, we realized an urgent need for change. It’s the reason our foundation exists. The expert physicians at MSK Kids, Memorial Sloan Kettering’s pediatric program, shared the shocking reality that less than 4% of the federal budget to find cures for cancers goes towards finding cures for pediatric cancers. We’re working to address this by funding pediatric cancer research, bringing awareness to communities across the world, and giving back to help children and families going through every parent’s worst nightmare.
Thank you Arhaus for filling Maggie’s Mission holiday stocking and for your support which will provide hope to sick and suffering children. With your help, we believe cures can be found. We hope you will follow our journey as we grow.
We have big plans in store!
— Maggie’s Mission