Uplifting Spirits, One Card at a Time

Our Mission

Cardz for Kidz! is an organization dedicated to uplifting the spirits of hospitalized and/or traumatized children across the globe by delivering inspiring homemade cards!

History

Reached the mark of 70 different groups hosting events

Shipped 650+ cards to 14 different international destinations

Partnered with over 20 hospitals and shelters to deliver over 3,500 cards to children in 11 different states; also sent cards to Benin, Ghana and Nigeria

Submitted all 501(c)(3) non-profit certification paperwork

Cardz for Kidz! held its first corporate event at Ogilvy Chicago

Participants created 170+ cards that were donated to Lurie Pediatric Hospital

Surpassed the 30,000 card mark and 19 different groups have made over 500 cards

Received over 13,000 cards that were given to kids and seniors in 30+ different locations

Surpassed the 10,000 card mark for total cards produced and delivered

Approved as a 501(c)(3) certified non-profit

Over 1,750 cards created and delivered to 10 hospitals; sent cards to Sandy Hook elementary school

Achieved non-profit status in IL, December 2012

Connected kids with young adults from across the country to make uplifting custom cards for patients at Lurie Pediatric Hospital

Held multiple other events with the children

Goal

Impact as many children as possible and help them take their minds off their current situation by reminding them they truly are special.

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Current Recipients

  • Children’s Hospital of Illinois

    Peoria, Illinois

    Advocate Children’s Hospital

    Park Ridge, Illinois

    Rush Children’s Hospital

    Chicago, Illinois

    Advocate Children’s Hospital

    Oak Lawn, Illinois

    Lurie Children’s Hospital

    Chicago, Illinois

    Sinai Children’s Hospital

    Chicago, Illinois

    La Rabida

    Chicago, Illinois

    Rainbow Children’s and Babies

    Cleveland, Ohio

    Memorial Children’s Hospital

    South Bend, Indiana

  • University of Illinois Chicago

    Chicago, Illinois

    Family Programs Hawaii

    Honolulu, Hawaii

    Children’s Hospital of Georgia

    Augusta, Georgia

    Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta

    Atlanta, Georgia

    Mercy Children’s Hospital

    Toledo, Ohio

    St Joe Mercy Hospital

    Ann Arbor, Michigan

    St Mary’s Hospital for Children

    Bayside, New York

    Fairbanks Memorial Hospital

    Fairbanks, Alaska

    Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago

    Chicago, Illinois

  • Laredo Medical Center

    Laredo, Texas

    St Agnes Hospital

    Baltimore, Maryland

    St Charles Medical Center

    Bend, Oregon

    The Gift of a Helping Hand

    Detroit, Michigan

    Akron Children’s Hospital

    Akron, Ohio

    Franciscan Hospital for Children

    Brighton, Massachusetts

    INTEGRIS Medical Center

    Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

    St Joseph’s Hospital, Baycare

    Tampa, Florida

    Dr. Sonrisas

    Mexico City, Mexico

  • Reseau Selection

    Lévis, Canada

    St Joseph’s Health Center

    Toronto, Canada

    Little Brothers, Friends of the Elderly

    Chicago, Illinois

    St Christopher Hospital for Children

    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

    Renown Health

    Reno, Nevada

    Women Against Abuse

    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

    Santa Clara Valley Medical Center

    San Jose, California

    Alameda County Family Justice Center

    Oakland, California.

    Hope for Haiti’s Children

    Port-Au-Prince, Haiti

  • Arizona Children’s Center

    Phoenix, Arizona

    Camden County Women’s Center

    Camden, New Jersey

    Texas Scottish Rite Hospital

    Dallas, Texas

    Virginia Mason Medical Center

    Seattle, Washington

    Children’s Hospital of Minnesota

    Minneapolis, Minnesota

    Crittenton Children’s Center

    Kansas City, Missouri

    Bradley Hospital

    East Providence, Rhode Island

  • Children's Hospital of Illinois

    530 NE Glen Oak Avenue |Peoria,IL| 61637

    Advocate Hope Children's Hospital

    4440 West 95th Street, Oak Lawn, IL 60453

    Rainbow, Case Western

    11100 Euclid Ave Mailstop: 6041, Cleveland OH, 44106.

    Advocate Lutheran General

    1775 Dempster St. E205, Park Ridge, IL 60068

    Mt Sinai

    1501 S California, Chicago, IL 60608

    Memorial Children's Hospital

    615 N. Michigan Street|South Bend, IN 46601

    Rush Children's Hospital

    1653 W. Congress Pkwy, 599 Jones, Chicago, IL 60612

    La Rabida

    Ozark

    UIC

    1740 West Taylor Street, Chicago, IL 60612