Arts & Entertainment

Fanwood Shop to Help Make Young Girl’s Last Christmas Special

Addie Fausett
Addie Fausett and friends

FANWOOD, NJ – The tragic story of Addie Fausett, a 6-year-old girl from Utah, who is suffering from a degenerative brain disease has touched the heart of Amy Boroff, owner of Be Craftful, who is inviting local residents to stop into the store (on 250 South Ave. in Fanwood) to make Christmas cards at no cost for Addie on Tues., December 16 from 3:30 to 5 p.m.

Recently, doctors estimated that Addie has less than a year to live due to this rare health condition, so this is expected to be her last Christmas. Her family has asked that anyone who wants to help make this holiday memorable for Addie to send a Christmas card.

Be Craftful, a children’s toy and walk-in crafting boutique, has grown accustomed to giving back to the community and to those in need. Just over the summer, the retailer sent a birthday package that included cards created at Be Craftul to Danny Nickerson, a 5-year-old boy who is suffering from an inoperable brain tumor.

Sign Up for E-News

Boroff said that they try to do at least one free craft event each month to help those in need.

“I’ve had such a great response from the community for this event,” explained Boroff. “This is a great opportunity to help a young girl in need and it gives everybody something to feel good about this holiday season.”

If you’d like to send something to Addie and can’t make it to Be Craftful’s event on December 16, you can send any packages to the following address:

Addie Lynn and Sisters

P.O. Box 162

Fountain Green, Utah 84632

For more information on this event, contact Be Craftful at 908-322-3226 or email at

TAP Into Another Town's News:

You May Also Be Interested In

Sign Up for E-News

Scotch Plains/Fanwood

New Ice Rink Gets Green Light from Westfield Town Council

May 23, 2018

WESTFIELD, NJ — A standing room-only crowd cheered and booed Tuesday night after the town council, with a 6-3 vote, passed a resolution granting Mayor Shelley Brindle the authority to negotiate a lease agreement with Arena Realty Partners for a temporary ice rink at Gumbert Park this winter.

Brindle made her case for testing out the public-private partnership.

“I don’t ...

Capitalist or Communist?

Karl Marx may have been the pioneer, but many other Jews were also involved in the struggle for communism, particularly in the early days of the Russian revolution. Personally, I don’t think that we have any apologies to make for this phenomenon. Having suffered unbearably under successive oppressive regimes, many of those political activists genuinely thought communism would be better ...

The Facts About Vaping

May 13, 2018

Dear Editor:

The recent public discussion about vaping and “Juuling” that occurred at our high school really opened the eyes of a lot of parents who may have been clueless about what their kids are doing to themselves. There is a lot of conflicting and confusing information available online, on YouTube and social media about the so-called benefits of vaping vs. smoking ...

Wardlaw+Hartridge Students Shine at Spring Concert

May 23, 2018

EDISON, NJ -- Lower School students at The Wardlaw+Hartridge School in Edison showcased their vocal and instrumental talents in the Grades 2-5 Spring Concert on May 10.

Highlights of the concert included two vocal selections from The Sound of Music - My Favorite Things by the third and fourth grade and Do Re Mi by the third grade, the Hebrew lullaby Numi Numi by the second and fifth ...

Upcoming Events


Thu, May 24, 7:00 PM

Scotch Plains Public Library, Scotch Plains

The Great American Read Kickoff Celebration

Arts & Entertainment

Fri, June 1, 8:00 AM

Royce Brook Golf Club, Hillsborough Township

Liam's Room 5th Annual Charity Golf Outing

Giving Back Sports