Caring Hearts Card Drive 2018

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Caring Hearts Card Drive 2018

Postby GennyV » Mon Sep 24, 2018 8:18 pm

Now that we are full swing into scrapbooking season, I thought I'd post for the Caring Hearts Card Drive 2018. The info hasn't yet been posted yet, and when it is, I will post it here. For now, check out the 2017 post to get an idea.

Otherwise, guys....IT'S TIME TO START MAKING CHRISTMAS CARDS!! :bounce: :bounce:
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Re: Caring Hearts Card Drive 2018

Postby GennyV » Tue Oct 09, 2018 7:15 pm

The information has now been posted at: https://lingshappyplace.blogspot.com/20 ... drive.html

To save you a fraction of a second, here are the details:

"Hi Everyone! Welcome to the 9th Annual Caring Hearts Card Drive. The purpose of our card drive is to collect holiday cards for the elderly that live in nursing homes. I started this card drive in 2010 and for our 9th year, I am honored to do this in memory of Sean Wilkerson, brother of Christy Wilkerson (our volunteer from last year) who passed away recently. Sean was well known for his kind heart and his family’s request is for people to do an act of kindness. I'd like to fulfill Sean's wish trough Caring Hearts.

The holidays are about family, kindness, and joy. During this time many of the elderly living in nursing homes may feel extra lonely or miss their families. We can bring a smile to their faces and brighten their holiday season simply by sharing our love of card making. A simple gesture to let them know that they are not forgotten. That someone is still thinking of them. We all love making cards and what’s better than knowing that our creations can bring a smile to others, right?

Our team of helpful volunteers are all ready to assist us in delivering the cards to selected nursing homes.

IMPORTANT DETAILS:
This card drive will be run from October 1 to November 10, 2018. We need to receive your cards by November 10, 2018.
Please make the cards for Christmas or Holiday Wishes only.
Please limit 100 cards per person.
(The reason for this is because my 5 year old niece was recently diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia and I'll be making a trip abroad during the card drive to be with her. Being with her & my family at this time is very important to me and at the same time I want to continue doing the card drive. Limiting the number of cards will also help in keeping things manageable for our volunteers and me. Thank you for your understanding.)
All cards need to have a message inside (can be stamped or hand written).
Sign your name and where you are from inside the card.
Include an envelope for each card and please don't seal the envelope.
Please stick to standard size A2 or 4-1/4" x 5-1/2" card as this will help us in packing more efficiently.
Please don't use any pins or loose glitter (for safety reasons).
This is totally optional, but if you'd like to include $2 or $3 to help with shipping, it'll be much appreciated. We cover the shipping cost ourselves & postage prices have increased, so any donation toward shipping would help tremendously.

For US, you can mail the cards to:
Vera Yates, 1314 Roy St., Houston, TX 77007
Cindy Groh, 111 10 Mile Rd NW Sparta, MI 49345
Lynn Marasigan, Pine Tree Villa, 3353 Cimmarron Road, Cameron Park, CA 95682

For Australia:
Deb McCleary, CHCD, PO Box 54, Watsonia, VIC, 3087 Australia

For Canada:
Caroline Bredeson, 11 Ave. des Oblats, Unit 112, Ottawa, Ontario, K1S 5V8, Canada
Rita Andrews, 28 West Gissing Rd, Cochrane, Alberta T4C 1L6, Canada

For United Kingdom:
Tania Ahmed, 47a Melbourne Road, Bushey, WD23 3LT UK


In each package, PLEASE include THIS SUBMISSION FORM. https://drive.google.com/file/d/1YyAisV ... NkPhM/view

This helps us in keeping track for prizes! For each card you send, you will get a chance. So the more cards you send, the better your chances.

To thank you for your generosity in supporting this drive, we have several PRIZES ready for several winners. There will be many winners. :)

The nursing homes that we supported are based on what people suggested to us. If you want your local nursing homes to receive cards from the card drive, please email me or Jennifer McGuire the name of the nursing homes and the number of residents, so we can make sure that we send enough cards. The number of nursing homes we support are totally based on how many cards we received. To keep things organized, we assigned the 7 collecting addresses above.

I'll update the prize list as more prizes coming in. And huge thank you to all the fabulous, generous companies who support this card drive by donating awesome prizes.
"

There it is folks! Good luck to those participating! :cheers: :cheers:
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