The Caring Hearts team are excited to continue bringing holiday cheers to many nursing homes.
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. That someone still thinking of them.
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.
This card drive will be going on from October 2 to November 17, 2017. We need to receive your card by November 17, 2017.
Please make the cards for Christmas or Holiday Wishes only.
All cards need to have a message inside (can be stamped or hand written).
Sign your name and where you are from inside the card.
Please include an envelope for each card and please don't seal the envelope.
Please stick to standard size A2 or 4-1/4" x 5-1/2" card as this will help us in packing more efficiently
Please don't use any pins (safety reason).
This is totally optional. But, if you'd like to include $2 or $3 to help with shipping, it'll be much appreciated. We cover the shipping cost ourselves, so any donation toward shipping would help tremendously.
For US, you can mail the cards to:
- Vera Yates, 1314 Roy St., Houston, TX 77007
- Christy Wilkerson, 8057 Hunters Ridge Drive, West Chester, OH 45069
- Jana Millen, 1047 Valley Wood Dr, Batavia, OH 45103
- Deb McCleary, CHCDrive, PO Box 213, Heidelberg, VIC 3084, Australia
- Caroline Bredeson, 7 Brown Street, Ottawa, ON K1S 1L9, Canada
- Rita Andrews, 28 West Gissing Rd, Cochrane, Alberta T4C 1L6, 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, we have several PRIZES ready for several winners. There will be many winners. :)
Also, if you 'd like to help us promote the card drive, whenever you're sharing your projects for Caring Hearts on social media, please use the hashtag #caringheartscarddrive. Part of my life goal is to spread kindness and make kindness a trend. :)
The nursing homes that we supported are based on what people suggested to us. If you want your local nursing homes to receive cards from the card drive, please email me or Jennifer the name of the nursing homes and the number of residents, so we can make sure that we send enough cards. Each year, we never know how many nursing homes we can support as the number are totally based on how many cards we received. To keep things organized, we assigned the 6 collecting addresses above.
I'll update the prize list as more prizes coming in. And huge thank you to all the fabulous, generous companies who support this card drive by donating awesome prizes.
PLATINUM PRIZES (everyone sending 100+ cards will be entered for these prizes)
Hero Arts - $100 GC
Gina K. Designs - $100 GC
Jennifer McGuire Ink - $100 in craft supplies
Organize More - $75 GC
Waffle Flower Crafts - $100 GC
GOLD PRIZE (everyone who send cards will be entered for these prizes)
Altenew - Two $30 GC
A Jillian Vance Design - $20 GC
Avery Elle - $30GC
a2z Scrapbooking Supplies - $25 GC to the store,
$25 in Hero Arts Digital Stamp
Bossy Joscie - Christian Greeting & Planner set
Butterfly Reflections Ink - Two $25 GC
Catherine Pooler - $50 GC
Ellen Hutson - $25 GC
Hallmark Scrapbook & Crafts - Three $50 GC
Honey Bee Stamps - Two $50 GC
Jane's Doodle - $50 GC
Kat Scrappiness - $50 GC
Lawn Fawn - Two $50 GC
Lil' Inker Designs - $35 GC
Little Things from Lucy's Cards - £25 GC
Mama Elephant - $25 GC
My Favorite Things - $50 GC
Neat & Tangled - $50 GC
Newston's Nook Designs - Two $25 GC
Online Card Classes - Three free class spots for 3 winner
Paper Smooches - $50 GC
Pink & Main - $30 GC
Pretty Pink Posh - Two $25 GC
Reverse Confetti - $30 GC
Right At Home - $20 GC
Simon Says Stamp - $50 GC
Studio Katia - Canada $50 CG
SugarPea Designs - $50 GC
Taylored Expressions - Two $25 GC
Technique Tuesday - $30 GC
The Ton Stamps - $20 GC for The Ton stamps
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. :)