Tuesday, November 27, 2018

2018 Caring Hearts Update & Prize Winner Announcement

Hi everyone. Sorry it took us a while to finish everything. Thank you for your patience. It's been a whirlwind, crazy few weeks for all of us at Caring Hearts. Most of us work full time, so it's been quite a struggle trying to balance everything out and get this done. And, Lynn one of our volunteer lost her dad a couple weeks ago, so for her to be so committed in finishing this card drive is simply amazing. I am grateful for my team. We did 2018! This year, we have another great turn out for the card drive that truly humble me. 

Here's some of the facts from this year:

- Last year, for US, Canada, & Australia we received close to 47,000 cards. This year, we received 29,147. And we expanded back to UK, thanks to Tania who offered to help collect cards for UK. 

- We have about 600 contributors. THANK YOU to each and everyone of you! You all are amazing. 

- We mailed the card packages to about 300 nursing homes and some elderly that are home bound and lives by themselves.

- Fun tidbits, Rita Andrews our volunteer in Canada got interviewed by her local newspaper and Caring Hearts Card Drive made the news in Canada. It gives me such wonderful feeling that Caring Hearts become part of a school program that encourage students to engage in meaningful and empathetic activities and is a required course.You can see the article HERE.

I am very proud of the way this card drive has grown. In our first year in 2010, I received 750 cards and look at where we are now. And, it's all because of YOU! Your support and generosity are what make it so successful. And, I am so very grateful for your support & kindness. And, huge thank you to my team of volunteers, whose dedication and commitment are simply means the world to me. I love & appreciate each of you!!

Now, what many been waiting for. The winners for Caring Hearts prizes! For all the winners, I'll be emailing all of you this weekend. As you can see the list is pretty long, so please bear with me. Congratulations & thank you for all your supports. :)


A Jillian Vance Design  $25 GC - Adrienna Chavez

Altenew  Two $50 GC - Suzanne Gribbon & Billie Tounzen

Avery Elle  Two $50GC - Mary An & Midori Riecke

Bossy Joscie  $50 GC -  Debbie O'Connor

Butterfly Reflections Ink  Two $25 GC - Cynthia Yankovich & Sharon Christian

Catherine Pooler  Prize Package - Lynn Lohne

Clearly Besotted  approx
 £30 GC - Katya Ireland

Ellen Hutson  Two $25 GC - Eileen Babka & Debbie Dobbins

Gina K. Designs  Two $100 GC - Ann Kikuchi & Enna Adams

Hallmark Scrapbook & Crafts – Three $50 GC - Sharon Roselli, Ayaka Oldham, Adrian Michaud

Hero Arts $50 GC - Cheryl Yamashita

Honey Bee Stamps  Two $50 GC - Kathy Black & Sally Foos

Jane’s Doodle  $50 GC - Alma Dirpaul

Jennifer McGuire Ink  $100 to SSS - Lori Dehaii

Kat Scrappiness  $25 GC - Norma Canete

Lawn Fawn  Three $50 GC - Sue Perkins, Marsha Bennet & Nikki Cochran

Lil’ Inker Designs $50 GC - Anne Slattery

Little Things from Lucy’s Cards £30 GC - Anang Agarwalla

Mama Elephant $25 GC - Laura Litzinger

My Favorite Things $50 GC - Diana Weaver

Newston’s Nook Designs Two $25 GC - Karen Talbot & Takisha Hearne

Organize More $75 GC - Ileana Rivera

Paper Smooches Two $25 GC - Diane Hermiman & Kit Arndt

Picket Fence Studios Two $50 GC - Lercy Rubin & Kaitlyn McCleary

Pink & Main $25 GC - Betty Bywater
Pretty Pink Posh Two $50 GC - Karen Olaveson & Susan Chateli

Reverse Confetti $25 GC - Cheryl Alipio

Right At Home $20 GC - Kirsten Krause

Simon Says Stamp $50 GC - Becky Thomas

Spellbinders  $25 GC - Karen Sanjo

Studio Katia  Two $35 CG - Mary Plaisance & Judy Downey

Stamp & Storage  $100 GC - Kim Washburn

SugarPea Designs $30 GC - Stephanie Mah

Taylored Expressions Four $25 GC - Jackie Sitton, Libby Foreman, Brealynn Mann & Audrey Evers

The Greeting Farm $40 GC - Mellanie Risenhower

The Ton Stamps $20 GC for The Ton stamps - Lisa Dixon

Winnie & Walter Two $50 GC - Robin Hoff & Darlene Russel

Wplus9 $25 GC - Anne Nolan

Monday, November 19, 2018

Caring Hearts Update

Hi all. I just want to pop in to post a little update on Caring Hearts. We are still working hard behind the scene, sorting and packing the cards.

A couple weeks ago, one of our volunteer, Lynn Marasigan lost her father and of course, being with her family was a priority. She just now able to work on the packages on her end. So, please be patient us.

Winners announcement will be done hopefully by mid next week. We need to get all the entries from all the volunteers so we can do the draw fairly.

Thank you all for your understanding. Have a blessed day!

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