Hello readers! Today I am hoping to help spread the word about a card drive headed up by fellow cardmaker and animal lover Ricky Burton-Romero. I am sharing a summary of the drive here, but for all the details and the backstory please head to Ricky’s blog HERE.
Ricky is collecting cards for an organization called Live Like Roo. Live Like Roo's founder, Sarah, started this non-profit to send care packages all across the United States to dogs and their human families that have been diagnosed with cancer. Not all cases lead to death. Sarah and her organization also assist in medical bills, as well. With the help of card makers all around the world, we want to do a card drive for Sarah. She sends a card with every box, and our idea is to get as many handmade cards to her so that she does not have to spend quality money on cards.
Here is what the card drive is looking for:
After the card drive is over, anyone that donated cards to the cause will be entered to win PRIZES! The prize list is currently growing with sponsors like Jennifer McGuire, Studio Katia and many more!
I know that many cardmakers are also animals lovers, so even if it's only one card that you are able to send, both Sarah and Ricky will be grateful as it's one less card the organization needs to spend money purchasing.
If you are interested in donating cards to other worthwhile causes, you can read my post here for more information.
Thank you for sharing in handmade kindess!
Cardmakers tend to make a lot of cards. Most of us have piles and piles, or shoeboxes upon shoeboxes, of our creations, but actually giving them away or sending them seems to be a common dilemma. I frequently hear, "But, I really like this card" or "I don't want to give it away!" I totally get it. I have my fair share of "favorites" or cards that took me hours to create that I would not give to just anyone. So, they sit on a shelf in my craft room only to be admired by me.
Well, what if the very same joy that card brought to you, could be shared with so many others instead of sitting on that shelf, or tucked away in a box somewhere? There are many worthwhile organizations that always need cards, and accept donations of handmade cards to use. Stop hoarding all those cards and pay it forward! Donating to any of these organizations is a great way to enjoy your hobby while also helping others.
Here are some great resources to help get you started:
Types of Cards: encouragement, cheer, thank you, others.
Contact: Your local hospital auxiliary
In their support role for the hospital, local hospital auxiliaries can use cards for patient and staff support. Some hospital auxiliaries also run gift shops that sell handmade items where card donations may be welcomed. (Note that many hospitals will not accept cards with “get well” themes or religious messages, but contact your area hospital directly to see what they accept.)
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