Based on some of the touching and impacting stories that surround the entire Cardz for Kidz! process we decided to create this blog so we can share new stories, as well as, hear from you on how Cardz for Kidz! events or deliveries have impacted you!
First, we want to give you some background information on our organization. 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! We connect with companies, organizations, and/or schools and help them host events where participants impact disheartened children around the world by creating encouraging cards. The very first event was held the summer of 2010 where young adults from across the country worked with children to make cards for patients at Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children’s hospital in Chicago. Now, thanks to the help of Grace Aduroja, Ndu Ozor and Veronica Farley-Seybert we submitted all of our 501(c)(3) paperwork in August 2013. In addition, as of September 2013 we’ve partnered with 16 different hospitals in 6 different states, as well as, 1 hospital in Haiti.
No matter how quickly we gain new hospitals or participants we’ll make sure that we stick to 1 of our key criteria; ALL participating hospitals must hand deliver ALL cards room to room. We understand that there are many children who are alone in their rooms and cannot leave their bed due to testing or other painful procedures. Compassionately, we want to make sure these patients understand that someone IS thinking of them.
Also, here are a few of our other key destinations:
- Sandy Hook Elementary School, children involved in the school shooting in Newton, CT
- Neighborhood Charter House School, classmates of a Boston Marathon Bombing Victim
- Dagbé, an organization dedicated to impacting disadvantaged children in Benin, West Africa
- One Village, on organization dedicated to reaching orphans in Ghana, West Africa
Thank you for your help in reaching thousands of hospitalized and/or traumatized children across the globe!