1.17.09 – NEW Team Member: Stanley Stevens

January 17, 2010

Upon completion of our Holiday Party with Bottomless Toy Chest, we decided it was time to officially ask Stanley Stevens to join our team as our L2G Photographer. He has graciously captured irreplaceable moments at our Mongolian Barbeque Grillout, Adventures in Toys shopping spree, Ryan’s Oakland University Induction Speech, toy Wrapping Party and now our Holiday Party. His photos are worth a million words and we are ecstatic to have him join the team. He said it best, “All I want to do is take pictures and give back.” WELCOME STAN!

CLICK HERE to learn more about Stanley.

12.13.09 – Holiday Party

December 13, 2009

Our 2009 Holiday Party marked our most successful event to date! In collaboration with The Bottomless Toy Chest, we hosted a party at the Detroit Golf Club for 80 people, including 34 family members that have been directly affected by cancer. The Nelsons, Yahias, Masseys, Dittmans, Perezs, Gaytans and Aikens were absolutely floored by metro car pick-ups, a massive brunch, arts and crafts, a kid’s game room, video shout outs from some of our donators, Channel 4 news, a visit from Santa, stockings and thousands of dollars of gifts and needs. It was a day of surprises, hugs, and tears of joy for these Metro Detroiters and we were glad to have had the pleasure of helping. CLICK HERE for pictures and the event movie!

12.13.09 – Channel 4 & Oakland Free Press

December 10, 2009

Our Holiday Party with Bottomless Toy Chest was a huge success. 7 local families touched by cancer had a Christmas they will never forget. Check out the stories that were covered below!

Channel 4 News

Oakland Press

12.6.09 – Wrapping Party

December 1, 2009

After buying $4,000 worth of toys, games and needs for the 7 Bottomless Toy Chest families, we needed to wrap them! The teams got together with the help of a few volunteers and wrapped the night away. Watch the movie or visit The Bottomless Toy Chest webpage to see the excitement!

11.18.09 – New Video – Adventures in Toys

November 7, 2009

With some of the money we raised at our Mongolian Barbeque Grillout, we went to Adventures in Toys in Birmingham to buy games, projects and interactive toys for kids fighting cancer. See how many toys we bought!

Photography: Alison Martinez & Stanley Stevens 

Cinematography: Maki Fehri

11.6.09 – NEW TEAM MEMBER: Ashley Lorano

November 6, 2009

Ashley LoranoOur 9th team member has been added to the Live to Give Dream Team…Ashley Lorano! Ashley is completing her education at Oakland University with a degree in Human Resource Development. While her name is common within this team, expect uncommon greatness from her. Welcome Ash!

CLICK HERE to learn more about Ashley and her role within the team.


November 1, 2009


It’s been 3 years since the “ah ha” moment and 2 years since our launch. Time to celebrate hard work, persistence, vision, truth and love. Thank you to everyone who helped us get this far!

“Be the change you wish to see in the world.” –Mahatma Gandhi