The Bumble Blog

  • Rob Trhlin

Our first big event was a success due to all the great donations we collected and the volunteers that have been helping us over the last 8 months. We were very honored to partner with WomenSafe, Inc. of Geauga County, an organization that helps and supports victims of domestic violence. We hosted a private event party for over 30 adults and 40 children in which they could come and celebrate the beginning of the Christmas Season. The event included, a Christmas Trees lot, Christmas Town Village, ornaments, lights and all the home decor needed to make their Christmas Season a little more magical. The children had an opportunity to shop in our Secret Santa section and then they could wrap those presents with the help of our elves. The children also had the chance to decorate Christmas Cookies and make some beautiful crafts while relaxing in a Christmas Wonderland. Special thanks to Starbucks in Mentor, Pink Bandana Bakery in Mentor and Sunny Street Cafe of Concord for helping to provide the food and beverages. Everyone had the chance to eat lunch and pick out whatever they needed to take with them and give it a new home for Christmas. The big excitement came when Santa himself rolled on in to meet with all the children and of course adults!

Below are some pictures of the event and the hall. Again, as you look at these photos please remember everything you see was donated by gracious individuals like yourselves and given a new home for Christmas!

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  • Rob Trhlin

We are very pleased to be teaming up with The Center for LifeSkills as an official drop off location for Donna's Christmas Trees. We are asking that this location be used for any Christmas items other then artificial Christmas Trees. If you have an artificial Christmas Tree you want to donate please contact Donna's Christmas Trees directly as we will be happy to coordinate that donation.

Please drop off your items at: 

30325 Bainbridge Road, Suite A5, Solon Oh 44139 

Look for the blue canopy with our tree logo.  Right inside the double doors, you will find a box for donations look for the Donna's Christmas Tree logo.  You can leave your donation for Donna's Christmas Trees there.  The doors are unlocked during business hours M-F 9am-6pm and weekends 9am-3pm. 

Please see below for more information on both of our partners.

The Center for LifeSkills - Helping Kids Grow

For children needing speech and occupational therapy, The Center for LifeSkills is the interdisciplinary health resource that provides experienced, flexible care to help kids flourish in a fun environment.  That's because The Center for LifeSkills is easy to work with, results driven, offers convenient schedule, takes a variety of insurance providers, and genuinely cares about kids with their innovative therapy style and positive approach.

Our Misson:

To help children with speech-language and occupational therapy needs improve or maintain skills that increase their overall well-being.

TimberNook of Greater Cleveland - Sensational Experiences

TimberNook provides nature-based play experiences for children that challenge the senses and inspire creativity, independence, and imagination in the great outdoors.  

TimberNook was designed as the vehicle to get children outdoors in sensory-rich experiences that inspire, restore, and challenge the mind and the body. We strive to be the “living example” of what real, authentic outdoor play should look like.

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  • Rob Trhlin

Bronner's CHRISTmas Wonderland was Donna's favorite place.

Donna Schafer, Carla Spletzer, Donna Trhlin, Wally Bronner pictured in 1982

I had the pleasure of stopping back to Frankenmuth Michigan and visiting with Carla at Bronner's CHRISTmas Wonderland. Carla and her family have been friends of ours for over 38 years. I can't say enough about her, her family and the entire Frankenmuth Community. The love, compassion and kindness they showed Donna during her life has meant the world to us. Of all the people Donna met over her years, Carla and Wally where the first to thank my Father for sharing Donna with them, for that we are eternally grateful. Enjoy some beautiful pictures I was able to capture and if you haven't visited Frankenmuth or Bronner's it is highly recommended.

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