Saturday, October 5, 2013

2013 Caring Hearts Card Drive

Hi all. It's that time of the year again! Holiday time is approaching and we are back for the 4th year for our annual Caring Hearts Card Drive to collect holiday cards for the elderly that lives in nursing homes. This year, I teamed up again with Jennifer McGuire and we really hoping that we can bring holiday cheers to as many nursing homes as possible. 

We also have a couple ladies helping us in collecting the cards. Tina Schrof is working with Jennifer in collecting the cards. And we w
ant to support the nursing homes that are located in Canada as well, so, we have Anita Recksiedler helping out for our Canada joint venture. Since international shipping is expensive, those of you in Canada can mail your cards to Anita and she'll distribute the cards.

I hope you will join and help us 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, right? Some helpful people 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 28, 2013. We need to receive your card by November 28, 2013.
  •  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 (it can be stamped or hand written).  
  • Please sign your name and where you are from. 
  • Please include an envelope for each card and 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                                         Card Drive                                             Piney-fine
                       109 N. Post Oak Lane Ste. 430               c/o Tina Schrof                                    Attn: Anita
                       Houston, TX 77024                                        P.O. Box 75                                          P.O. Box 30       
                                                                                                     Springboro, Ohio 45066                  Piney. MBR0A 1 K0

  • In each package, PLEASE include THIS SUBMISSION FORM 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, 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 - $30 gift certificate

Elise Blaha Cripe - 3 stamps of winner's choice & a spot on quilting e-course

Ellen Hutson - $25 GC

 Fresh Squeezed Stamps - 1 stamp set of your choice

5 Cling Stamp of your choice

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

Lawn Fawn - $30 GC

the Lawn Fawn blog

May Arts - 3 rolls of ribbon of your choice

Neat & Tangled - $25 GC


Paper Crafts Magazine - 4 Special Edition
Handmade Cards, Holiday Cards & More 8, Birthday Creations, and Card Creations: Volume 11

Paper Smooches - $25 GC

Secret Sponsor

Simon Says Stamp

Studio Calico - 3 months subscription

The Twinery - $40 GC

Latina Crafters - $30 GC

Wplus9 - $25 GC

Gina K. Designs - Petite Border Clear Stamp

Spectrum Noir - (2) 6-marker set of your choice

Melissa Bickford - 3 Papertrey Background Sets

Uniko Studio£15 GC

I will update the prize list as I get more. :) Please feel free to share about this card drive. We 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. 

PS: Thank you to Kristy from Some Odd Girl for designing the badge. :)


Mary-Anne V said... excited to start.

Trinh said...

Woo hoo, excited to see the card drive kicking off today! Thanks to you & the other ladies; I know it's a lot of work behind-the-scenes.

Angi Barrs said...

I will be sending some cards your way Vera. This is such a sweet thing that you ladies are doing! :)

~amy~ said...

awesome Vera!

pcm said...

can't wait to join in the fun again :)

Judy1223 said...

Oh, I'm so glad you are doing this again! Count me in!

Alice said...

will be sending cards in! thanks for doing this, Vera!! <3

marie said...

Hi Vera,
Do these cards all need to be handmade? My boys want to send cards and want to buy the cards.

Thank you!

angel4ever said...

This is very nice! I need to make a note to whip up a bunch next week to send them out!

Thanks for sponsoring this wonderful event!

*Beatriz Jennings* said...

very nice, I will be sending some cards to :)

Lisa Renée said...

Great cause, looking forward to participating.

Chark said...

I love how many people are supporting this! The idea is fab and so are the sponsors and volunteers! thanks for letting us be a part of this!

Stacey Schafer said...

what a wonderful idea!

Emily Adams said...

My mom and I spent our afternoon making 11 Christmas and Holiday cards to send - we love them! We're proud to be able to participate, and to hopefully put a smile on some faces this holiday season. This is the first time I've heard of this card drive, and I'm so glad I did. I will be posting my cards on my blog this Monday. I'll be spreading the word and encouraging others to join. I hope the turnout is tremendous!

*Vicki* said...

Wow! this is the first time I've heard of this card drive, but I am so happy to get on board with it! I will be placing badge on my blog to help spread the word and now I'm off to hop! :)

Thanks to the sponsors for their generosity!

jeannine said...

What a nice thing to do! I will be proud to be a part of this! I was just thinking of what to do with all the holiday cards that I make and this is just wonderful!

cm said...

Wonderful opportunity to share what we do to brighten the spirits of others! Thank you for organizing this!!

Jackie said...

What a great idea!

Lydia said...

Cant wait to see what everyone has in store x

Heidi C. said...

Receiving a card always warm people's hearts! So this is a wonderful idea.

Unknown said...

Wow, this is such a neat idea!! Glad I heard about this :)

Phyllis Beaver said...

Great cause, great idea!

Unknown said...

Awesome cause Vera! Hopping off now:-)

croppinmama said...

Just saw the post on Simon Says Stamp for this great cause. I'm looking forward to creating cards that can be sent to deserving people to make their holidays a bit brighter to let them know someone cares.

Tam said...

Good give aways and some awesome cards.

Jody Green said...

This is a wonderful cause! Thanks so much for sharing it with us. You can count me in!

Unknown said...

Huge thank you, Vera, for running such a great initiative!

Buttarcrafts said...

Wow, huge Thanks to all the sponsors! What a great cause!

Anonymous said...

What a great cause. I have hopped around and seen all the wonderful and inspiring cards. I wonder if there is such a group here in Australia? I usually give my 95 year old Gran my extra cards.

Indy's Designs said...

I can't wait to submit some happiness to those in nursing homes! Thanks ladies!

Papermoon Dreams said...

Thank you for doing this. I'll help.

Weenie Thomas said...

Such a great cause. A BIG Thanks to everyone who is participating in this drive.

Colleen said...

What a wonderful cause, we do this for the nursing homes in our home town too, but this is much bigger, thanks for thinking of all those wonderful people this way.

Nikki said...

I will be sending a few cards for such a great cause :)

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

Yay!!! Getting my cards together and hoping to make more before sending them all off! Thanks for putting this together!

Hannah said...

What a lovely thing to do - thank you for allowing us the chance to partipate! Hannah x

Nikkia Chanel said...

wow awesome Hop thanks for the chance to win!!! Great cause

ChrisM said...

Love this card; simple and clean.

Funky Finds said...

I am so happy to learn about this via Lawn Fawn! I will mail in my cards within the next few days. I also shared on the Funky Finds FB page, so hopefully you will get tons more donations! Happy holidays to you & yours! ~ Jessica D.

Deborah said...

Thank you to those who are working this drive I'm sure a lot goes into it but the rewards are many.

Karenladd said...

Sent my cards last week and so happy that you are doing this! I work with seniors and I know how much they will appreciate the cards.

JustYolie said...

Thank you all those involved with the card drive. My cards have been mailed. ♥

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