Frequently Asked Questions

Are you still accepting and delivering cards during the COVID-19 pandemic?

Yes, we are! Please continue to check our social sites for updates.

Where are the cards being sent?

Your wonderful cards are being sent to hospitals, foster homes, senior living homes, patients’ homes, and schools across the globe!

Are you able to sign off on volunteer hours?

Currently, we are unable to sign off on volunteer hours

How else can I get involved?

There are 4 ways to get involved:

  1. Make cards
    1. Host a video conferencing event at work
    2. Host an event with family or friends
    3. Make cards on your own
  2. Donate (donations help cover)
    1. Postage costs
    2. Shipping supplies (boxes, labels, tape)
    3. Art supplies
    4. Portable gaming systems donations
  3. Prep cards for delivery (Chicagoland area only)
    1. Counting/reviewing card content
    2. Taking pictures of cards for social media pages
    3. Packaging cards for shipping
  4. Spread the word
    1. Tell everyone why you love volunteering with Cardz for Kidz!

Please visit cardzforkidz.org/how-to/ for more details

Are there any card design rules?
  1. Get as creative as you’d like! Some people like to create abstract pieces, trace, or even cut out pictures from magazines
  2. Uplifting Spirits is our main goal, so our Golden Rule is, please DO NOT say things like “Get well soon”, “Stay Strong”, “Hang in there”
  3. Card Stock is preferred over Construction Paper
  4. Please avoid fuzz balls and pipe cleaners
    1. They don’t stick to the cards
    2. Less likely to be sanitary

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Should we make holiday cards?

Although holiday cards are great, we’d prefer if you don’t make holiday cards. The people that we serve have lasting conditions and your cards should be enjoyed year round and not just around the holidays.

Do you only need cards in English?
We need cards in many different languages! Here are the current languages needed with more requests coming in!
There has been a increased demand for cards in Spanish, Arabic, Somali and Romanian.
  1. English
  2. Spanish
  3. Arabic
  4. Somali
  5. Russian
  6. Romanian
  7. Vietnamese
  8. Korean
  9. Chinese – Mandarin
  10. French – Quebec & Haiti
  11. Portuguese – Portugal & Brazil
  12. Creole – Haiti & Florida
  13. Chinese – Cantonese – Hong Kong
  14. Samoan- Alaska
  15. Polish – Illinois
  16. Kinyarwandi – Michigan
  17. Italian – Massachusetts
  18. Marshallese
Where do I send the completed cards?

Cardz for Kidz!, 323 East Wacker Drive #11, Chicago, IL 60601

We do not have global mailboxes at this time. 

Where do I send pictures taken while making cards?
Email pictures, including video conference screenshots, to makecardzforkidz@gmail.com
You can also tag us on your social media posts using these hashtags:
#UpliftingSpirits
#CFKVolunteer
#EveryCardCounts
Will I be notified when my cards are received?

Currently, the most efficient way for us to notify you is via social media. Be sure to include your Instagram and/or Twitter handle with your deliveries and we’ll have a thank you post to confirm receipt and share the card destinations!

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