Saturday, October 6, 2012

Caring Hearts Card Drive


Hi all. It's almost holiday time again and I am back for the 3rd year for my annual Caring Hearts Card Drive to collect holiday cards for the elderly that lives in nursing homes. Last year I teamed up with the fabulous Jennifer McGuire and we were able to send card to quite a few nursing homes.

This year, since Jennifer just had a new baby, I am back to running it again by myself. I hope that many of you will join and help me to reach as many nursing homes as possible and continue to spread more joy.

The holidays are about family, about kindness, and joy. During this time many of the elderly who lives in nursing homes would really feel the loneliness or missing their family. Wouldn't it be so awesome if we can bring a smile to their face & brighten their holiday season simply by sharing our love of card making? A simple gesture to let them know that they are not forgotten.

We all love making cards and what’s better than knowing our creations can bring a smile to others? I hope that many of you will help out in the effort to spread joy & cheer.

We have some people that already agree to help us deliver the cards to selected nursing homes.

A few important details:

  • This card drive will be going on till November 30, 2012. I will need to receive your cards by November 30, 2012.
  •  Please make the cards for Christmas or Holiday Wishes. Anyone can send a card, your children, church group, scout troops, etc.
  • All cards need to have a message in it (can be stamped or handwritten or both).  
  • Please sign your name and where you are from. 
  • Please don't seal the envelope.
  • Please stick to just cards (all size welcome)
  • And please don't use any pins (safety reason).
  • You can mail the cards to:
                        Vera Yates
                        P.O Box 19158
                 
      Sugar Land, TX 77496


  • In each package, PLEASE include a piece of paper with your name, address, email address and how many cards you sent.  This helps me 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, I have several PRIZES ready for several winners. There will be many winners and remember… the more cards you send the better your chances. :)

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

Avery Elle - $20 GC




You Say Goodbye and I Say Ello- CLEAR






Hero Arts - 4 cling stamp of your choice

             

Lawn Fawn - $30 GC



May Arts - 3 rolls of ribbon of your choice

Neat & Tangled - $30 GC

From Jennifer McGuire - Online Card Classes - 2 classes of your choice

Paper Crafts Magazine - 5 Special Edition


Some Odd Girl - $25 GC


Paper Smooches - $25 GC


Penny Black - 1 clear & 1 cling set








Two Peas in A Bucket - Free Workshop of your choice $25 value



Wplus9 - $20 GC


                                                             Simon Says Stamp






I will update the prize list as I get more. :) Please feel free to share about this card drive. I really appreciate your support & kindness. Let's rock this card drive and bring Christmas joy to as many nursing homes as we can!! Thank you. 

48 comments:

Ren-Yi said...

hi Vera - i'm so in! you know you can count on me. are we doing a blog hop? if so, count me in too! i am also reaching out to a few people who might want to do sponsorship for this great event...

Linda McClain said...

Oh my goodness. I am so in. In fact, I'd like to help in any way I can. I inspect nursing homes, so this is very near and dear to my heart. Please contact me at linda@cateredcrop.com - I'd like to help any way I can.

Wendy said...

I'm in (again)!! :)
Looking forward to it!! :)
Last year, I created a card along with Bella Blvd (and in a blog hop) and this was so inspiring & sweet for those in nursing homes!!

<3 this (and will bring some great smiles & love)

((hugs))
Wendy

www.scrapnspire.blogspot.com

Pat said...

I will make sure to share the news on my blog this week, too! :)

Kelly said...

I'm in again this year, Vera! I have a card drive too for a little girl recently diagnosed with Leukemia. Love to have you join me if you have time!
http://kellybertram.blogspot.com/2012/10/card-drive-for-addison.html

ThePurplePlace said...

Hi Vera -- I will also be sending cards again this year and was happy to share this on my blog today! Thank you for continuing this wonderful drive and thank Jennifer for sharing it on her blog today, as well!!

donna mikasa said...

I'm happy to join your card drive again, and I'll help you spread the word, too!

Judy1223 said...

Hi Vera, I am so glad you are doing this again! I'm thrilled to be able to participate again this year and I will be sure to spread the news!

pcm said...

yay! i was hoping that you were doing this again this year!

Saumya said...

am also in ....I would not only want to contribute in making cards....any other help in promoting it...please let me know....for the time being sharing it on my blog and my Facebook page....
http://scrapyouridea.blogspot.in/

Roanna Wong said...

Awesome! Thank you for sharing. I am definitely gonna join in! *hugs* Have a blessed day!
PS Would it be alright if I repost this on my blog? :)
http://craftersdream2012.blogspot.com/

Mary-Anne V said...

Wonderful..I was just waiting for this announcement to start some cards. Thanks for organizing it and I will see if my class at church can participate too.

Carol L said...

Count me in again this year! My mother lived in a nursing home for 6 years, and I know how much these cards can mean to the elderly! Bless you for doing this!

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Hi Vera - I'll be there again this year! Thanks for doing this - I enjoy it so much! And thanks to all the sponsors - so many fab companies whose products we love.

jintyoo7 said...

Yay!! Happy to participate again, will get my friends together for a "card drive making" party :)

jintyoo7 said...

Yay!! Happy to participate again, will get my friends together for a "card drive making" party :)

Disp6194 said...

You know I'm in! Thanks for puuting it all together, you're amazing <3

Jennifer Scull said...

I am more than happy to help out as I can. thank you so much for doing this! :)

Carol Ann Ater said...

I'm in again and will try to send you more than last year's.

Bonnie said...

Vera, I am from a small town in Saskatchewan, Canada. Last year my local care home received these cards and I had the pleasure of giving the cards to the residents. They were tickled pink and it was so much fun to do. I will definitely be sending you some cards from here to contribute! Thanks for your caring heart!

Virginia L. said...

Thanks for organizing this, Vera! I would love to be part of the card drive!

maria f. said...

Wonderful idea. "Message inside" - do you mean just a stamped sentiment or for example, a hand-written message from the cardmaker? BTW - kudos for getting picked for the PS DT!

Vera Yates (Ling) said...

Message can be stamped or handwritten or both. :)

Barb said...

Vera, I'll be sending out some cards for you today. Thanks so much! :)

gberry14 said...

Thanks Vera for doing the drive again-such a wonderful cause and I will be sending some your way. I love being able to give back!-Leesa Berry

walchowDesign said...

Hi Vera, I've just sent the cards to you today and once again thank you for organising this again!

Pendra said...

Hi Vera, I've shared this link on my blog sidebar and will try and get some cards out. What a wonderful thing to do at the Holiday's to share a little of what brings me such happiness with someone else! Thanks for doing this!
Crafty Hugs,
Pendra
pendrasplace.blogspot.com

Basement Stamper said...

What a great cause. I work for a company who owns nursing homes across the US and this is a wonderful idea! Not sure how I missed it the past 2 years but this year I hope to get some cards out to you. Thanks for organizing this and taking it under your wing solo this year.

Marsha said...

Glad to have this wonderful opportunity. I don't send out very many Christmas cards but I love making them so this is such a fun to make other people and myself happy. Thank you for heading this up each year.

terriavidreader (IN-USA) said...

Such a wonderful idea!

jojobeth1 said...

Vera, This is a thoughtful and wonderful idea! I would love to participate! This would be my first time doing this kind of thing. I do have a question though. How many cards would you like in one package? And can the envelopes be made? or store bought?

Veronica Z said...

This is such a kind, and sweet thing for you to do Vera! I'll start gathering up a stack of cards to send your way!

marilynwillauer said...

WOW what a wonderful thing to do for the elderly! I'm so in. . .I will get working on them this weekend and get them shipped out right away!!!

calamity jane said...

What a wonderful cause! I'll try to send some to you after this weekend!

Ashley Nguyen Newell said...

This is amazing, Vera! You rock!

Kris in Alaska said...

I'm hoping to get some done for you soon! Such a splendid idea!

Kris in Alaska
funamom at yahoo dot com

Rose Muse said...

Hello, Just found out about this, what an amazingly wonderful idea! I hope to be able to get some cards made and mailed in time!
All the best,
D

Rose Muse said...

Hello,
I just found out about this, what an amazingly wonderful idea! I hope to be able to get some cards made and mailed out to you in time!
All the best,
Rose

Sherry Gardner said...

I just finished the hop...amazing...and I will get to work on your cards this week...:)

Joyce said...

Hi there. I just wanted to let you know that I posted my first card for your drive, and also linked back to you, so people could learn more. I expect to have a big box of cards for you before long.

Gregsgirl's crafty corner said...

Hi I'm excited to join in again, I just lost my Grandfather who lived in a nursing home I know how lonely they get so I can't to spread a bit of cheer!

Malini C. said...

This is my first tome to hear about this! I would love to join. I would like to spread some cheer. Would it be ok if I link this drive on my blog to spread the word? Love this! will be sending my cards soon :)

Portgas.D.Ace said...

Wow!! I'll definitely make some!! Just a few question tho, each card must come with envelope? Blank envelope or with the sender name? Thank you for such a wonderful event, glad to join! :)

Portgas.D.Ace said...

Thank you for the information, I will send the cards soon :)
And in addition I made post on my blog so others who visit might look at it, and hopefully will join the program :)

http://scrappyace.blogspot.com/2012/11/caring-hearts-card-drive.html

Thank you and have a nice weekend!

*Ace

Crafty Math Chick said...

This is such a sweet cause Vera! I am sure I will be able to get some cards together for you by then! Thank you for doing this!
~ Meredith

maria f. said...

Just got my cards posted off to you (16). Not sure that they will make it to the US in a week. Please keep your eyes open...
I've been posting them on my blog lately:
http://rieslingmama.blogspot.de/
Happy holidays to you!

Kathy H said...

Hi Vera, I've been looking all over the Net. I forgot where I saw this drive! Is it too late to send cards in? I have about 40 if you still need them.

Vera Yates (Ling) said...

Kathy H, I don't have your email, so hop eyou check back here. If you can send them out by tomorrow, I can take them in. Thanks so much. :)

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