Monday, December 29, 2008

Cards 4 Kids Challenge

I am offering you all a challenge that only you can help fulfill. I would like to have 1000 Valentine's Day cards for the children at Children's Hospital of Michigan. Yep, you read it correctly I did say 1000. There are 238 beds at the hospital and I would like to provide the kids with more then just one card. I would and so would the staff, like to get enough cards so the kids can exchange them, send them out to friends at school, or home to their parents and or siblings.

These can be cards with envelopes or just a post card style card. You don't sign the card as the kids and staff will be using them to make the kids have the best Valentine's Day ever. So if you want to get on the wagon and get those fingers inky I would love to have your help. I know we can and will do this and as an added incentive I will offer up some candy. Can't take a picture of it as I haven't bought it yet but it will be good. Sooooo.....are you in?? You can send me your intent to help at
mrsmiley6@aol.com and I will give you my address or if you leave a reply that I can answer at a blog sight then we are good to go. I know that you are all wonderful people so I don't think this appeal will be defeated. Thanks in advance and watch out for my blog candy posting. Pat

EDITED TO ADD: When some of the gals heard about my challenge, they decided to offer up blog candy to sweeten the deal! The lovely Jennifer Buck will have some fun treats at her space as will my DD Julie over at Out To Impress! So check them out!

67 comments:

6 wacky women said...

Way ahead of you, girlfriend. I have some ready to mail!! I hope you make your goal and more.

Have a great day!
Karen

acreativeneed said...

What a great challenge. Count me in! I would love to help!
smiles,Deena

Cindy Lawrence said...

Hey Pat~

I will absolutely help out with this! What a sweet thing for you to do! {{hugs}}

Anonymous said...

Glad to help, Pat! What a blessing to many young warriors in the fight of their dear lives! I'll speak to my local stampin' gals. More on #s as they answer; for now know that there will be at least fifty from north of Billings on the Musselshell River. Keep Looking Up!

Lastel said...

I am sending an email , I have a bunch ready to send !

Amy said...

I'll get some started today!!!

Jeanette said...

I made a bunch that are almost ready to send. I just have to round up some envelopes.

I really enjoy helping with this project.

Suzzi said...

I just posted this to my Girlfriends in Michigan.

I am pledging (e-mailing you.)
Thanks.

WhimsicalThoughts said...

You can count on me ... I'll be sending you some cards in the next week or so.... Hugs and Happy New Year

~ Toni

Anonymous said...

Hi Pat--- Count me in!! What a great idea-- I will e-mail you also so I can get the mailing info. Have a wonderful new year and God Bless You!! and you family
Sherri Alspach
sherrialspach@sbcglobal.net

mimiburroughs said...

I would love to help out too!!

Toni K said...

I'm getting on this today! This is such a great cause, and fun to do too!

jules p said...

I will get on board. I just need to know where to mail them to. thanks

Toni K said...

I have put a post with a link on my blog. Thanks for all you do!

Anonymous said...

Not only will I send some but I have posted it on the JustCards Yahoo group so I am sure you will get more
Faye

Ann said...

Hi Pat,
I sent you an e-mail; I will send you some Valentines.

Diane said...

Hey Pat,you know you can count on me!!! I'm def. in,I already have your addie so as soon as they are done i'll ship them out!
Thanks for doing this for these sick kids,it's so thoughtful of you and so nice of everyone chipping in!!
Way to to card makers!!!!
HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!

Dolce Deb's Designs said...

Ok I am on board. I also put your blog addy on my blog for others to get this info. Thank you for sharing this with us and I know we can do this. Have a very Happy New Year.

Debbie/Phx AZ

Anonymous said...

Hi, Pat,
I just emailed you from Julie's blog to get your address. Will start my valentines when I get off the Internet.
Thank you so much for allowing us to help you out!
Gail S.

Viv (VivLyn) said...

Pat, I'll get busy stamping! How great will this be!!!! I'm sure you'll hit your goal!

Anonymous said...

I would love to be a part of this. I have emailed you also. THanks for doing this.

Kim Janz

Cheryl Koskakura said...

This is such a great challenge, I would love to be a part of this.
-Cher

Anonymous said...

I'm in and I'm extending the challenge to my stamping club!
Good luck with such a great cause.
I'm orginally from Holland, MI

Melissa Leach
meleach22@bellsouth.net

mochamama said...

You know I'm in chickie!! I already have your addie so when they are done I'll ship them off!

Susan (rainy) said...

Sounds like fun to me, Pat! Count me in... I'll email you to get your snail addy.

linda patti said...

I will start working on some valentines this weekend! glad to help

Rina said...

I'm in. Thanks for this blessing. I will get started today and email you for your addy. BTW...is there a deadline set, that you would like to receive all these by?

Aloha and God Bless.

twinklescrapbooks said...

I'm in!
tina :)

Rosie Lilya said...

Hi Pat- I'm in! Just sent you an email

Coco L said...

I will be sending as many as I can make. Bless you for this great challenge.
"Live, Laugh, Love"
Karol H

Tanya said...

I've emailed you and commented on Julie's, but thanks for letting us all in on this! Its always good to help! I hope you do reach the goal!!!

Velta said...

I could have sworn I posted a comment here...nonetheless, I am making cards to send to you and TFS cause it feels great to be doing these cards 4 kids. I will post the cards on my blog when I am done and posting your generosity :)

Alex said...

I am so in for this - what a wonderful cause!! I will get started on them today!

*STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

Cal said...

I will be sending mine in shortly. I relly hope that with all of us in the stamping community, you are able to really surpass your goal and have tons of cards for these kids to send out.

Ilina Crouse said...

Hi PAt, my cards (and enveloped) went in the mail on Tuesday. SHould be there in few days.

Laurie said...

Pat...just emailed you with my commitment to help with this project. Love the idea of those kids getting Valentines. I'll be checking with the childrens' hospital close to me to see if there is a need/opportunity for something like this in our community. Thanks for the inspiration!

Jerusha said...

I would love to help out as long as you don't mind getting cards from a Canadian!

Angela said...

I am making some for you this weekend and mailing them out. This is a great thing!!

Debbie said...

Sent you an email...making cards to send your way! Can't wait to hear back from you. Thanks for doing this! Just SO SWEET! *hugs*

joar001 said...

Thank for you the chance to contribute. The cards are waiting for the postman tomorrow.

tonya said...

I am in for sure!! I have a goal for my morning now :) Look for my email.

jenn said...

Here are a few I'll be sending as soon as I get your address (I e-mailed you). Thanks. http://jennscrafts.blogspot.com/2009/01/stamp-for-cause-part-one.html

Tracey said...

Great cause Pat! I just sent you an email!!

Tracey said...

I whipped up a couple of cards tonight and posted them on my blog. Am hoping to get some more done too!!

Chelle said...

I'm about to go work on my cards now! I've already emailed you for the address!!

Jess said...

I'll be sending some soon!

Anonymous said...

Pat what a great thing to do for the kids at the Childrens Hospital! A friend of mine son was there not too long ago, and they are such wonderful people there. Please count me in and send me your mailing address please! my email address is Yogi25j@wowway.com

thanks
Jenny Wrona

betz61 said...

I live in Michigan also so I just have to help so count me in.

lisa808 said...

Pat, thanks for getting back to me so quickly with the mailing address. My three cards (perhaps more if I get to it tonight) will be in the mail tomorrow. I posted them on my blog and on SCS. Gotta spread the word, right?!?!? Anyway, here is the SCS link to my cards:

http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1189756?cat=500&ppuser=150659

Lisa Hjulberg said...

Hi Pat! I'm standing by, waiting for mailing instructions. My four cards are ready to go. What an awesome cause! Thanks for doing this.

Cheri Howard said...

I've already emailed you about counting me in, but I've also posted on my blog about your card drive. You can see it at The Paper Freak.

sandyh50 said...

Hi Pat, I have 10 cards done ready to mail and I have a friend making another 10. I emailed you for your address!

sandyh502001 at yahoo dot com

Jami {sgtStamper} said...

What an amazing effort Pat. I will absolutely help out... I will send you an email to get the address.

Thanks!
hugs & blessings,
Jami

Linda S. said...

I am glad to have a chance to contribute in some small way, Pat. Thanks for all your work. I have already sent an e-mail for your address. Linda lsfouratwindstreamdotnet

Amanda said...

This is wonderful. I just sent you an e-mail. Hope you succeed your goal of 1,000!

Gina Wrona said...

Hi Pat!

Count me in! I'll send you an email since I don't have a blog, but I can't believe I followed your link from a blog in Hawaii that led me back to Michigan, where I've lived all my life. What a small world, eh?

Hugs,
Gina

Tamara said...

I have my first one on my blog, and I will make a few more this weekend, then in the mail they go!

Julia Aston said...

My 20 cards are on their way to you Pat! and I posted your challenge on my blog yesterday! what a terrific project you are doing for the hospital! Thanks for letting us help you!

Melanie said...

Hi pat, I've posted about your request and thrown in another prize, as are some of my readers! :)

http://melaniemuenchinger.blogspot.com/2009/01/hand-in-hand-challenge-month-1.html

Angi said...

Hi there, count me in!! I will contribute as many as I can this weekend and get them off in the mail if you can send me your addy. this is fantastic, I love this idea!! count me in, anytime you do such a thing? Do you want any cards or just valentines? Would you like some made from other kids too? I would love to include my boys in a project like this!

Mothermark said...

Hi Pat!

This is a wonderful thing you are doing for the kids.....This works perfectly with today's limited supply challenge at SCS. I made 6 cards this morning for you and will be sending them off!

Hugs to you!

MariLynn said...

I would love to help. Thanks for the opportunity.

Diane said...

This is so great, I hope you take a picture of all of them in one big photo...too fun...and I am from Michigan, great diea!

Crazy Creations said...

I sent my card friday hope you like them .Thank for letting me help .Sarah

terriavidreader said...

OK, I've sent my email to get address, and I love participating in such a good cause! Plus, more reasons to make valentines!

Suzzi said...

I did it last year and can't wait to do it again!

Please send info (didn't keep)

Anonymous said...

Were getting busy........

stamp stamp stamp....


hugs,

Pearl aka Rosiebudstamp
and Kotasgasbaggers SCS