Our Glitterful Getaways are 1-2 day stays at one of our Partner hotels or resorts. These partners have paired up with Sprinkle Love to provide a special experience for a child, teen, or young adult facing a serious chronic Autoimmune Disease or related illness who have NOT been on a trip or vacation due to medical expenses.
These special trips are reserved for families who have been severely impacted by medical expenses and/or financial hardships due to their child's illness.
All of our Glitterful Getaways include:
- Overnight accommodations at a parter hotel
- Access to any and all amenities provided by the hotel
- 1 Dinner with the founder and director of Sprinkle Love
- A private photo session to celebrate your hero
- Sprinkle Love T-shirts and goodies
- Other surprises and experiences!
(Travel, meals excluding 1 dinner, and incidentals not covered by Sprinkle Love or the participating hotels. These are the responsibility of the family.)
GLITTERFUL DAY TRIP'S
Our Glitterful Day Trip's are 2-5 hour trips to local partner establishments and/or activities to help distract both our heroes and their families from the hectic lifestyles they live due to serious chronic Autoimmune Diseases or related illnesses. These are not overnight trips, but magical day trips full of lot's of love and surprises.
These Day Trip's are reserved for families who have been impacted in any way by medical bills relating to their child's illness.
Examples of day trips include: Movies, concerts, plays, museums, indoor amusement parks, zoo's, painting studios, bowling alley's, dinning experience's, waterparks, factory's, etc.
OUR Glitterful DAY TRIPS can INCLUDE:
- Tickets or entry for the entire family
- Any included amenities at the establishment
- A "Glitter fairy" Volunteer to make your day special
- A Sprinkle Love-T for the participant
- Private photographer to capture your day (when possible)
- Snacks or a meal (when possible)
- VIP upgrades (when possible)
(Travel and meals (when not provided) are not covered by Sprinkle Love or our partner establishments.)
FAQ & INFO FOR PARTICIPANTS
Do we get to pick the location?
-Yes and no. When your sign your child, teen, or young adult up for either a Getaway or Day Trip we will ask you to provide a short write up about your hero. This includes his/her likes, favorite places, or a place they wish they could visit or experience. Our partners are always changing, and we will contact you when the right experience comes up. We take in consideration your heroes age, likes, and location before offering you a sponsored trip. We also do "contests" for our big trips where you can apply directly for an already established getaway.
Do we have to be Illinois residents to apply?
-Yes. While we would love to help all young people fighting Autoimmune Diseases and related illnesses, we are focused on giving back those currently residing within Illinois.
Can we go on more then 1 day trip?
-No. Because of the nature of our programs, we only allow each family to participate in 1 Getaway or Day Trip so we can giveback to as many families as we can.
Can we bring extended family or friends?
-Depending on the Day Trip, it may be possible to purchase extra tickets or entries for extended family or friends, however we encourage our families to take the time to enjoy their experiences on there own- to maximize family time! Depending on availability, extended family and friends are welcome to book rooms at our parter hotels or resorts during your stay.
Can we pick our Trip month?
-Sprinkle Love provides 1 Day Trip a month and sponsors 2 Getaways a year for our participating families. We do our best to book our Day Trip's and Getaways at least a month in advance.
Can you provide medical care during our Day Trip or Getaway?
-No. Unfortunately Sprinkle Love volunteers are not medical professionals and cannot provide medical advice, treatment, or care. Families are responsible for looking up safety and medical services beforehand for the selected venue.
What should we bring?
-Before your Getaway or Trip you will get a detailed list of things to bring!
Can we reschedule our trip for an unexpected emergency?
-We know all too well how unexpected health emergencies can impact your life. If this should happen, we will do everything we can to reschedule your Trip or Getaway. Please understand that a lot of planning goes into both experiences by Sprinkle Love and our partners. There may be some experiences that unfortunately cannot be re-booked. These would include: Date specific tickets to movies or shows, date specific entry to special venues and experiences. If you should have to cancel your trip please let us know ASAP. We may not be able to reschedule your trip within the same month, and it could be as long as 6 months to a year before another trip can be put together.
We are going on a day trip, can we purchase shirts for our whole family?
For our Day Trip's a special shirt is provided for the hero only. The family is welcome to purchase shirts in advance if they wish! Adult shirts are $25 and children's shirts are $18
Does our application ever expire?
-No! Your application for a Getaway or Day Trip never expires. The only thing we ask is that if your heroes health status or diagnosis changes that you let us know so we can update your information. Even after you are granted an experience we will still keep your information on file for events, possible sponsorships, Love Mail, and other goodies as our foundation slowly grows.
Are we Guaranteed an experience?
Unfortunately we cannot Guarantee that all families who apply will get an experience. We strive to help as many families as we can and match Getaways and Trip's to each heroes specific personality.
Do we need to provide private information?
Sprinkle Love respects our families privacy. We will never share your personal information with third party websites or businesses. When you apply for a Getaway or Trip you are agreeing for us to share limited information with our partners to help enhance your experience. Credit cards and other forms of payment are never shared through our website. Hotels and resorts may ask for your credit card information for incidentals on reservations. We reserve the right to ask for a letter from your child's doctor confirming their eligibility, but no medical records will be required.
What are the age qualifications?
We accept applications for those between the age of 3 and 25. Unfortunately most trips and activities are geared towards toddlers and above. We believe that making sure the child is old enough to enjoy their special day is very important. There may be some events and venues that have a minimum or maximum age limit, we will take this into consideration before granting you a Trip.
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