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 Stamp - 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 - $25GC

Gina K. Design - 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. :)


cuecards said...

Hello! Will the cards be mailed to the nursing homes in a package? Can we use buttons and ribbons on the cards? Also, do the envelopes need to have a return address?

Vera Yates (Ling) said...

Yes, we will package all the cards in a box. You can use button,etc. No need for return address. You can put your name if you'd like though.

Donna Cala said...

I have made cards for the drive and now need to fill the inside with uplifting words. Any suggestions would be welcome. Thanks, donna

KathyinMN said...

Update on the drive-did you get a lot of cards? Winners?

Vera Yates (Ling) said...

KathyinMN check out this post: http://lingshappyplace.blogspot.com/2013/12/caring-hearts-card-drive-prize-winners.html

We collected over 3600 cards and sending cheers to over 30 nursing homes. :)

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