Wednesday, December 10, 2014

2014 Caring Hearts Card Drive Report & Winner List


First of all,  THANK YOU all so much for your support for Caring Hearts Card Drive. It's our 5th year and it's also our biggest one. We received over 17,000 cards from all over the world (Qatar, Moscow, France, Germany, Australia, South Africa, etc)! That's way more than what we received the last 4 years combined!! And we're distributing to over 100 facilities in US, Canada and Australia. I couldn't quite give the exact number as some of the head facilities we sent the cards to, distributing them to several more facilities under their jurisdiction. So, safe to say we bring Christmas cheer & joy to lots and lots of people.

Our hearts are filled with gratitude. We spent hours organizing, sorting, packing and making sure your gorgeous cards get to their final destination. And as we packed the cards, I can tell you that we are so amaze and humble by your creativity and your generosity. The process also get slow down because I was busy admiring your cards. :)

Thank you for making a difference. Thank you for supporting my dream, my vision to bring Christmas joy to as many elderly as possible. I never thought it'd grow to this magnitude or that now we're even branching out to Australia & am totally blown away.

I have asked several of the volunteer to see if they're allow to take pics to share with us. If I get some, I'll share it here on my blog. 

To all the sponsors, thank you so much for your support. And, I encourage all of you to please support our generous sponsors as well.  

Now, without further delay, here's the list of the prize winner. Winners, I will contact each of you by email, so please be patient as I try to get the email out ASAP. I work full time as well, so you know how it goes.

Ali Edwards – Four new stamp sets: Jennifer Howes

Altenew - $25 gift certificate: Jayne Hoffman

Avery Elle - $30 gift certificate: Cheryl Yamashita

Becky Higgins - $50 Worth of Project Life Products: Laurie Wardenski

Butterfly Reflections - $25 gift certificate: Teresa Ryals

Clearly Besotted - £30 ($45 US dollars approx.): Bundoora Primary School

Crafter’s Companion – Embossing folder & dies package: Jennifer Moyer

Ellen Hutson – The COMPLETE line of Julie Ebersole’s stamp and die release. A $210 value: Tiffany Au

Frantic Stamper - (2) $25 gift certificate: Stacy Reynolds & Elizabeth Stewart 

Freckled Fawn - $50 gift certificate: Paula DiGiovanni

Hero Arts - $75 gift certificate:  Veronica Guzman

Impression obsession - $25 gift certificate: Leesa Berry

Inspiration emporium – $25 gift certificates: Marybeth Kaiser

Jane's Doodle - $50 gift certificate: Robin Logue

Online Card Classes – class of your choice! (THREE winners): Eileen Lum, Samantha Buckman, Kathy Blaney-Murphy

Jennifer McGuire Ink – TEN fabulous stamp/die sets from Jennifer’s favorite companies: Rubeena Farooqui

A Jillian Vance Design - $20 gift certificate: Pat Doyle

Latina Crafter - $35 GC: Julie Bagocki

Lawn Fawn - $50 gift certificate: Anne O'Donnell

Lil inker - $25 gift certificate: Nichole Wade

Mama Elephant - $25 gift certificate: Lynette Pinno

May Arts – 2 roll of ribbon: Sandy  John

My Favorite Things - $50 gift certificate: Glorie Alvarez

Neat and Tangled - $25 gift certificate: Dawn Erho

Newton’s Nook Designs - $25 gift certificate: Nancy Jordan

Organize More - $40 gift certificate: Adrennia Hughley

Paper Smooches - $50 gift certificate: Toni Maddox

Poppy Stamps - $50 gift certificate: Emily Harris

Reverse Confetti - $25 gift certificate: Victoria Mazzotta

Simon Says Stamp – $50 gift certificates: Adrian Michaud
Spectrum Noirs - The COMPLETE line of Spectrum Noir Alcohol Markers + accessories! Includes 168 markers, storage unit, nibs and a DVD! Over a $400 value: Patricia Craighead

Stampin' Up Package from Alica Thelin: Deb Pollack

Studio Calico - $20 gift certificate: Cindy Techlin

Sweet stamp shop - $10 gift certificate and some additional goodies: Ann Kikuchi

Tim Holtz – Four Tim Holtz stamp sets: Shirley Sanborn

Verve Stamps - $30 gift certificate: Virginia Honeycutt

Waffle Flower - $50 gift certificate: Sue Craig

Winnie and Walter - $30 gift certificate: Suzanne Gribbon

Wplus9 - $25 gift certificate: Anna Chora

WOW embossing – Assortment of embossing powders: Debbie Groff

V Sweet Ideas - $10 GC: Rachel Ines

Sakuralala – (TWO) $15 gift certificate: Jane Lange & Kristen Heagele

Vera Yates - Surprise goodies: Rebekah Hinton Cub Scout # 358

18 comments:

Tina said...

Congratulations to all the winners!! The were awesome cards and I know they will bring awesome smiles!!

Carol L said...

Thanks for all of your hard work in doing this Caring Hearts card drive! I'm happy to contribute every year, and huge congrats to all of your winners! Merry Christmas to you and yours!!

Ruby N said...

First of all, OMG 17,000+ cards?!?! THAT IS AMAZING!! I really do hope we get to see some pictures in upcoming posts :) You and everyone else that helped host, coordinate, sponsor, and support you are beautiful souls. Thanks so much for all your effort. Congrats to all the winners, and I am so thankful too to be a winner...I can't wait to tell Tiffany.. this is the first time she's contribute and first time she's won anything like this :) It's her birthday this month and an early Christmas present!! :) Also, she's a new crafter so she's totally gonna love the craft industry and crafters even more now <3 Thank you, Vera!!!! Lots of hugs!

Ruby N said...

ignore my typos! lol I was too ecstatic :D

Kristie Goulet said...

WOOHOO!!! That is a lot of cards! Awesome! Thank you to everyone for your hard work in doing this drive. I love contributing to this and congratulations to all the winners. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Sherry Eckblad said...

Way to go on the Caring Hearts card drive and congrats to all the winners.

sr said...

What a blessing to so many! I am honored to participate in such an amazing endeavor! Congrats to all winners! Everyone who participated is a winner! Merry Christmas to all!

Dawn LL said...

Thank you so much for all you do and all of the volunteers. I am so thrilled to say I receive cards to hand out. I will send pictures as soon as I can of a couple residents with their cards.
Blessings to everyone

Teresa Godines #6857 said...

WOW!!! 17000 cards. That is amazing.

Congrats to all of the winners too.

Paula said...

I feel blessed that I was able to contribute to this worthy cause. I hope to able to do so next year and for many years after.

Heather Thompson said...

congrats to all the winners, WOW that's a boat load of cards!! WTG every one!!

Marianne B in AZ said...

Wow! I was thinking you might double your total from last year. But, to do that and another 10,000 just proves what I have been saying for years; crafty peeps are generous peeps! Now that I know about this, I will make cards all year long, instead of making just what I can fit in in the shorter time period.

Way to go!

Irina Fonina said...

When I was sending my card from across the ocean (I'm from Moscow) I didn't think that this will be such a great event. Thousands of cards - hard to imagine how much is that! Thank you for your job sorting and sending out the cards. I didn't win a prize, but I hope that my card will win someone's smile on Christmas :)

ahappyscramper said...

Oh my gosh, such a FANTASTIC result Vera. Great job! Congrats to all the winners. But really we all won by just being a part of it. xx

canadian_liner said...

We ROCK! 'Nuff said...

Judy1223 said...

Well done, Vera! Once again...well done! Congrats to all the winners!

Mary-Anne V said...

Wow so happy to hear about the total number of cards you received...thank you so much Vera and to Jennifer, Tina, Caroline, Anita and Linda for all your hard work and long hours! Congrats to the winners. Christmas blessings to you all!

Lori Kobular said...

What an amazing amount of cards you received!! That is so AWESOME!! I am proud to have done a very little part in this card drive. This was my first year to send in cards, but I will be back again next year with many more cards for you! It was a lot of fun making the cards and thinking of the joy it will bring to someone!

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