Jill’s Love Drop!

It was a success!

We did it guys! Jill’s family was beyond excited, and it was all because of YOU! Every last dollar and gift and everything else y’all sent over helped make a positive impact on her family this month.

It was such an incredible experience in every way, and we want to thank you all not only for giving so generously of your time and gifts, but also for allowing us to be a part of telling the story. We can’t wait for next month!

- Nate & J$

PS: For the extended “behind the scenes” video, click here.

(Check out the whole story here)




Here is everything our community brought them:

  • $2,244.78 Check! Love Drop’s very first one!!! (The number’s a bit off from the check you see above due to bad guestimation on our behalf. We did our first Drop a week before the month ended, and were a bit new at how it all would work ;) We came close though!)
  • $100 worth of restaurant gift cards!
  • $50 gift card to Bath and Body Works (Thx Sara!)
  • Target gift card
  • Amex gift card
  • Family 4-pack of tickets to watch the Bulls! Really really good seats too ;) Courtesy of our friends at Goldstar.com who wants everyone to “get out more.” (Indeed!)
  • Two Bears jerseys for the boys – Which was timely because the HUGE Bears vs. Packers NFC Championship game was literally the next day :)
  • iPod Shuffle – Courtesy of USAA (Thx guys!)
  • Box of scrapbooking supplies – Sent in from Love Drop member, Diane, who is a Creative Memories consultant who sells scrapbooking supplies. She mailed a box full of everything Jasmine needed to get started – albums, pages, adhesives, papers, pens, stickers, trimmers, etc. Amazing!! (And heavy!)
  • Box full of girl stuff for Jasmine – Full of all kinds of makeup, perfume, and a whole bunch of other stuff. Mailed by our good friend Bria! You rock, girl.
  • Hand-made earrings and pendants! – From designer, Christine, who also sent along a signed copy of her book, “Making Mixed Media Art Charms & Jewelry” – Thx Christine!
  • Hand-made scarves AND a backpack! – Scarves for Jill and the two boys, and the backpack for Jasmin :) Crafted by Ducky Bumpkins of Happy Knits.
  • Jewelry box & earrings – More gifts for Jasmine
  • Hand-made Hat & scarf (red) – Thanks Karen & Jeannine!
  • More hand-made wintery stuff – Thanks Jacqueline
  • Hand-picked toys for each child from Cute-Stuffs.com

Even AFTER the Drop, people STILL continued (and continue!) to send gifts over to the family! Check out their most recent stuff:

  • U-Haul full of stuff!! – Charity and her family DROVE down a U-Haul full of stuff for the Markussens which included bikes, kitchenware, and even a TV I think? How wonderful is that? All the way down from Grand Rapids, Michigan. WOW.
  • A box of stuff from Hawaii! – A few bake ware dishes, , blender, slow cooker, and a handful of other things from a faraway Kara! That is awesome.
  • A DVD player — Courtesy of Aldo who joined Love Drop a month or two after the Drop :)
  • And another box of scrapbooking supplies! Thanks to long-time member Jacque.

Big thanks also goes out to Kona Grill for believing in us, and providing the after-party location. Truly amazing the amount of support and community this team brought for Jill & her family. Just incredible. THANK YOU to all who participated!

About J. Money

Co-Founder of Love Drop. Financially nerdy.

25 Responses to Jill’s Love Drop!

  1. Emily says:

    This is so awesome! It’s amazing what people can do for each other. Praise God!

  2. Wonderful! Can’t wait to see the next Love Drop! I am giving $5 and challenged everyone else to match my donation in my post on Jill’s Love Drop.

  3. M.E. says:

    Thanks for spreading the love and sharing vibes, guys! I’m grateful and happy to be part of Love Drop.

  4. Angie says:

    Fan-FREAKIN-tastic!

    Truely amazing what happens when people come together for the purpose of doing something GOOD for anohter!

  5. danielle says:

    this is so awesome, Jill and her family seem so sweet and amazing. great job guys!

  6. ethan says:

    congrats guys! Super-inspiring.

  7. *That* was awesome, guys! All of it! In fact, I think I’m gonna go step up my monthly donation because it’s stuff like this that we need more of.

    You all ARE the change we want to see in the world (apologies to Gandhi) – it’s true.

    Well done, indeed.

  8. Jo says:

    Well done guys, it seems to me like the January Love Drop went brilliantly.
    I’m so proud to be a part of this whole thingm and it’s obvious how hard you’ve worked at it. I think you’ve done an amazing job, I’ve really enjoyed hearing Jill’s story and all the updates and seeing what the whole group can do. I’m looking forward to see what you’ve got lined up for Feb!
    Congratulations again!
    Jo

  9. Jenny Blake says:

    I LOVE IT!!! Seeing your faces gives me the hugest smile — the driving scene was so fun. What an inspiring, AWESOME video. Congrats on the first drop!!!

    P.S. J$ – you rock that ‘hawk, boy!

  10. J. Money says:

    Thanks guys!!!! But you should also be thanking YOURSELVES. It was you who made this happen – we’re just the organizers ;)

    @Emily – Yes! Together we really can make a difference.
    @Mrs. Accountability – You are so sweet! Thank you :)
    @M.E. – We’re grateful you’re a part of the team!
    @Angie – And just think – this is only the beginning ;)
    @danielle – They are angels. Thank you for being a part of it all!
    @ethan – Thanks so much for coming out and celebrating with us yo. Always a pleasure :)
    @Lisa at Practically Intuitive – Wooooooo! THANK YOU!!!
    @Jo – You have no idea how much that means to us, Jo. It’s true – we spend all kinds of crazy hours behind the scene, but it’s all worth it in the end :) It’s life, baby!
    @Jenny Blake – Hi Jenny!!!! Love seeing you pop in :) Get ready for the behind the scenes/blooper reel coming up! haha… oh man, we were scrambling!

    Keep loving y’all.

  11. Very so much made of Awesome.

  12. Jill says:

    Thanks everyone, you are so right in saying how AMAZING these guys and everyone who works with them are!! We are so grateful for all of the love and support we have received (and keep receiving), since our fire. Keep spreading the love Nate, J$ and crew, you guys have made an ENORMOUS impact on our lives!!! God’s Blessings on all of your future drops!!!

  13. I LOVE you guys! Awesome generosity!!!

  14. Jill & kids – may this be the start of a wonderful, happy, healthy new life for you all!

    Nate & J$ – LOVE the video (my favorite bit was the in-the-car-scene, lol) and I LOVE being a part of this incredible project! Thank you so much for making this opportunity possible.

  15. Kaleigh says:

    The greatest part of this video was just the sheer joy of everyone and being able to see it. Love Drop is real. It’s real people with real heart making a real difference, and this video shows that. I’m so glad you guys shared it with all of us!

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