Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Please Read and Please Do As asked

First of all I want to thank all of you that have sent in cards for the program Cards 4 Kids, the outpouring of talent has been totally amazing. I do have a problem that I need to address and that is this....I have received many boxes and envelopes that once opened I am hit with the odor of cigarette smoke that is lingering on the cards. The problem is many of the sick children have respiratory difficulties and for them to receive a card that could further impare their breathing is just not a safe issue for them to deal with. So, if you are a smoker and are making cards for this program, I would appreciate as would the staff and the hospital, that you would not smoke in the area of your crafting. I know that those of you that smoke are not aware that this smoke odor stays with the papers. Thanks for listening and please try to adhere to this small request. I am trying to air out the smoke odor so these cards can get to the little ones who love getting them. Pat, and all at Children's Hospital of Michigan.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Oh how glad I am that the hospital has mentioned this request. My allergy hits on cig smoke like sonar in the Maryanna's Trench. A local cafe built a casino attached to cafe only to have fans oppose each other sending smoke into the eating area. What a tummy turner and reason to walk out not eating a bite. Thank you for your most current reminder.

Cheryl said...

I don't smoke and have never tried to get the smoke smell out of anything but do you think that if you put the cards in a container with some activated charcoal (not touching the cards of course) that it would take the smell out of the cards? Or maybe baking soda? I hope you can get the smell out of the cards.

Susan (rainy) said...

Pat I am not a smoker so not an issue with the cards that I am making. And, I just want you to know that I am making a few cards... just haven't got them in the mail yet. Hope you are able to get the cards aired out.

tonya said...

put the cards in a freezer ---in a day or two you should see a huge difference