Saturday, February 7, 2009

And The Winner Is....

Well the winner of my blog candy for our Valentine quest of 1000 is....drum roll....bells and whistles....Velta Wesson.
The package is wrapped and ready to go, so let me hear from you so I can get it addressed and in the mail.
I want everyone to know that the goal was easily reached very quickly and then the cards just kept coming and coming. As of today I have received over 5000 cards. Needless to say this was a success beyond success. How do I thank you all for participating? Well, I have to say I just can't thank you all enough for showing your love and support to these wonderful children. When the cards are all delivered I will take pictures of Children's Hospital of Michigan to show you this fantastic place for sick children. Many of you asked me to take pictures of the kids but that is not permitted and I totally understand that and hope you all do too. The staff has made this a safe and private place for the children and families so we must honor that. So to all of you I say Thank You and God Bless You for your generousity of your time and talents to this most rewarding project. I love you all for your help and hope that down the line I can call on you again and you will jump in and help. Thanks from the bottom of my heart, Pat

14 comments:

Shirley said...

Well, hugs to you, Pat, for a job and a half well done! How proud you must be with over 5000 cards. Also congratulations to the winner also. Just so wonderful!!!

Cheryl said...

That is awesome! 5000 cards is amazing!

Velta said...

Pat, I am so happy that you were rewarded with soooo many cards...I KNEW you would get more than 1,000 cards! (well, I kinda prayed about it). I had SO very much fun making the cards I sent for these children, just because I could see smiles on those beautiful faces with every card I made. Congratulations on your efforts to give to these children :)

Velta said...

I am such a ditz...I forgot to tell you thank you for the blog candy! Go Me! You are so sweet with your offering. Pat, JOB WELL DONE! So many people out in our blogland are so very giving. Thanks to all of you who gave to Cards 4 Kids :)

Anonymous said...

Pat, Blessings are top notch when Jesus is honored in loving our neighbor in HIS Name. That's all we need. Knowing how heavy your boxes are and the helps we can be to each other is icing on the giving tree.
Simply Special Sunday Serving in Jesus' Name.....ah, delightful.
Keep Looking UP!

Anonymous said...

Yes! 5000! plus! Ever get the feeling we are eyeing Easter papers and embellishments for Children's Hospital, Detroit!?!?!?!?!?!!!

Dolce Deb's Designs said...

WOW Pat 5000 cards that is wonderful I knew the stamping community would step up to the plate for this one.

Congrats Velta the winner even though I feel we are all winners in this challenge.

Pat you are an inspiration to us all. If you ever need anything in the future please let me know.

Blessings
Debbie/Phx AZ

Diane said...

Congrats Velta! And Pat for putting this on,it is such a fantastic thought!!! I was glad to be part of it!

pacools said...

Thank you for all you do for others. I enjoyed meeting you and the joy of delivering over 5400 cards must have the adrenaline pumping. I look at your blog often and I will continue. Look forward to seeing the pictures. Pat

Janine said...

YOu are most welcome Pat!!!

PR Man Dan said...

Thanks goes to everyone for the joint effort, especially Pat for organizing such a grand feat. My name is Dan Fuoco and I am a Public Releations Representative for the Detroit Medical Center (Children's Hospital of Michigan is one of the hospitals under the DMC umbrella) and I wanted to offer two points in this post, one was to thank everyone as I just did and the second was to inform you that I have linked this blog post and others of the past to DMC's Twitter account: DMCheals (http://twitter.com/DMCheals) so that the Twitter community can see what outstanding individuals you all are.

I work frequently with the PR staff of DMC Children's Hospital of Michigan and I can say confidenly that we are touched by the amount of support that you all have for these children and we know they are greatful too.

Again, thank you for your support and if anyone needs to reach me for whatever reason, I am trying to fine tune my blog but a more reliable souce to reach me is my e-mail: dfuoco@dmc.org.

Have a great day!

Gina Wrona said...

Congrats to the winner, and mostly to the children for being so blessed from all of us with so very many cards and of course to you Pat for being in charge of this blessed event.

Hugs,
Gina

Eva said...

WOW!!! That is amazing!!! I am so glad to have participated and I am working on birthday cards, so those should be on their way to you soon, as well. Pat, thank you so much for such a beautiful cause.

And congrats to Velta!!!

acreativeneed said...

I'm so happy to hear how successful Cards4Kids was!! Congratulations to you for organizing such a wonderful thing!
smiles,Deena