I am a volunteer for SAS4Kids (Send A Smile 4 Kids) accepting your hand made cards for 120 kids at St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children (Philadelphia). I also accept cards for 72 kids at Penn State Health Children’s Hospital in Hershey, PA. Please visit SAS4Kids website to find out the guidelines and for the mailing address. Go to “A Little About Me” page to see how I got started.
Send A Smile for Kids is a charitable organization created for the purpose of collecting donated handmade cards to be distributed to children while they are inpatient at Children’s Hospitals. The cards are all child appropriate including Birthday, Encouragement, All Occasion, Thinking of You, Love, Valentine’s, Easter, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, Summer, Halloween, Thanksgiving and our all time favorite Christmas/Holiday/Winter.
The cards are used in many different ways. Here are a few examples:
- Inpatient child has a birthday — staff, parents, doctors, nurses, children can all take a card, write a personal message and give the Birthday Child a card. Parent of a child has a birthday and the kids can go find the best birthday card ever to give to their parent. Maybe the kids have siblings at home that need a birthday card — there you go another reason that SAS4KIDS works.
- Thank you cards — parents or kids to thank staff members, kids who want to thank someone.
- Encouragement cards — No explanation needed here. Just to uplift and encourage a child (or a parent).
I have many card makers who love to donate their cards and my goal is to find more hospitals who could use these cards. Two of the hospitals I ship to right now are St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children in Philadelphia and Penn State Children’s Hospital Hershey PA.
Your kindness and cards are greatly appreciated and serve a wonderful purpose.
Up for Grabs:
A very generous card maker has donated an abundance of card making supplies and I want to offer them to our loyal/faithful card makers. You must be a current card maker donating to Send A Smile 4 Kids to qualify. All I ask is that you pay the shipping cost.
First up are some Christmas Stamps — the following are all wood mounted:
Christmas Village. The wood block measures 5.25 x 3 so the stamped image would be a little less. From Embossing Arts Co.