Gretchie’s Gifts

GRETCHIE’S GIFTS: a collection of seasonal writings
By Rus VanWestervelt

Publication date: 20/11/2020
Genre: Single Author Collection
Sub Genres: short stories, essays, Christmas
Pages: 151
Immediate Digital Download: Free (we ask instead for the donation of an Amazon gift card.)
Previously published as: Faith, Hope & Legacy (2016). This edition has a new preface and contains a never before release short story, The Christmas Crane.


They wish wearing a mask would keep them safe from cancer.

The sad truth is, masks and social distancing won’t stop cancer and other life-threatening illnesses from attacking the children who will be spending the holidays in the hospital, most likely alone.

But you can make a difference.

You can bring light to the lives of the innocent who battle their diseases behind the walls and windows of our pediatric wards.

Download Gretchie’s Gifts for free, read the preface, donate an Amazon gift card and be a part of a 40-year movement to make a difference for our children in need.

We have choices; they don’t.

Join us in letting them know they are not alone for the holidays.

Download Gretchie’s Gifts

Support the 2020 Gretchie’s Gift Childrens’ Christmas Drive* by:

Purchasing an Amazon Gift Card and emailing your e-gift card to RusVanWestervelt

Alternatively post a gift card to:

Gretchie’s Gifts
Rus VanWestervelt
PO Box 19081
Baltimore, MD 21284

All donations must be received by 10th December

*Our first goal is to help the children at the Children’s Hospital at Sinai and the Mt. Washington Pediatric Hospital, but if we are fortunate enough to receive donations exceeding our $1,000 goal, we will use that money for other children in need at other Baltimore-area hospitals.