2014 Caring Hearts Card Drive

Holiday time is approaching and we are back for the 5th year for our annual Caring Hearts Card Drive to collect holiday cards for the elderly that lives in nursing homes. When I started this card drive, I never thought it would continue this long and that we're actually reaching a 5 year milestone!! That first year, I have no clue on how to run a card drive and thought I'd be lucky if I could get 100 cards. You all surprised me with 750 cards! And each year it continue to grow bigger. Last year we received over 3600 cards.

As we celebrate this milestone, Jennifer McGuire and I are excited to continue this journey and we really hoping that we can bring holiday cheers to as many nursing homes as possible. 

We have a few ladies helping us in collecting the cards. Tina Schrof is working with Jennifer in collecting the cards. And
to support the nursing homes that are located in Canada, we have Anita Recksiedler and Caroline Bredeson helping out for our Canada joint venture. Since international shipping is expensive, those of you in Canada can mail your cards to Anita or Caroline and they'll distribute the cards.

We 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, 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, 2014. We need to receive your card by November 28, 2014.
  •  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 (standard size A2 or 4-1/4" x 5-1/2")
  • And please don't use any pins (safety reason).
  • This is totally optional. But, if you'd like to include $1 or $2 to help with shipping, it'll be much appreciated. We cover the shipping cost ourselves, with no sponsor, so any donation toward shipping would help tremendously.
  • You can mail the cards to:
         Vera Yates                                             Card Drive                                 
            109 N. Post Oak Lane Ste. 430           c/o Tina Schrof                        
            Houston, TX 77024                                P.O. Box 75                                      
                                                                               Springboro, Ohio 45066           
            Piney-fine                                                Caroline Bredeson
            Attn: Anita                                               7 Brown Street
            P.O. Box 30                                              Ottawa, ON
            Piney, MBR0A 1 K0                                K1S 1L9

            Canada                                                     Canada
  • 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.

Ali Edwards - 4 new stamp sets

Altenew - $25 GC

Avery Elle - $30 gift certificate

Becky Higgins - $50 worth of Project Life product

Clearly Besotted - £30 (approx. US $45) GC

Crafter's Companion USA - Embossing folders & Dies package

Ellen Hutson - The COMPLETE line of Julie Ebersole's 
stamp & die release. $210 value.

Frantic Stamper - Two $25 GC

Freckled Fawn - $50 GC

Hero Arts - $75 GC

Jane's Doodle - $50 GC

Jennifer McGuire Ink - 10 fabulous stamp/die sets from her favorite company

 Jennifer McGuire - Online Card Classes -  class of your choice - 3 winners

Latina Crafter - $35 GC

Lawn Fawn - $50 GC

the Lawn Fawn blog

Mama Elephant - $25 GC

May Arts - 2 rolls of ribbon from May Arts Holiday Collection

Neat & Tangled - $25 GC

Organize More - $40 GC

Paper Smooches - $50 GC

Poppy Stamps - $50 GC

Reverse Confetti - $25 GC

Stampin' Up! Bright Blossom & Make A Cake from Alicia Thelin

Simon Says Stamp

Spectrum Noir - The COMPLETE line of Spectrum Noir Alcohol markers + accessories. 
Include 168 markers, storage unit, nibs and DVD. Over $400 value!

Studio Calico - $20 GC

Sweet Stamp Shop - $10 GC & some additional goodies

Tim Holtz - 4 Tim Holts Stamp sets

Verve Stamps - $30 GC

Winnie & Walter - $30 GC

Wplus9 - $25 GC

WOW Embossing - Assortment of embossing powder

V Sweet Ideas - $10 GC

Sakuralala - (2) $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 & generosity. Let's rock this card drive and bring Christmas joy to as many nursing homes as we can!! Thank you. 

PS: Thank you to Chaitali Narla for designing the badge. :)


Lori Kobular said...

I am posting one of my cards that I made for this card drive on my blog tomorrow and I was wondering if I need to put the Card Drive badge on my post or not.

Unknown said...

Are you looking for Nursing Homes and addresses? We have a "County Home" I would love to see get some cards. I'd send cards there myself, but would never be able to make enough in time by myself.

Vera Yates (Ling) said...

Tracy please email me wirianta at hotmail dot com

Dipali said...

Hi Vera. What is your email address? I have a couple of questions regarding the card drive. Thank you. :)

Vera Yates (Ling) said...

Wirianta at hotmail dot com Please see all the details above as well as it answer many of the questions. 😊

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