Solemnly Swear

  • ‘Do you swear to tell the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth so help you God?’
  • ‘I do’
With this post we’re giving away the punchline in the beginning, but we’re making a promise… That we might regret later! We promise that we’ll post pictures on at least one of our social sites of the cards that we receive from the different groups and/or independent artists. Seeing it from our perspective, we get thousands of cards each quarter. Often people don’t sign their names on the cards and the vast majority of people do not sign what group they’re a part of, but no matter what we’ll try. Here’s a special situation.
Originally the purpose of posting the Top 10 cards per event was to help us remember where the cards came from. Since we make a big deal about inviting the top artists to come to Lurie Children’s Hospital to play games with patients, after the judge selected the OVERALL Top 10 we could just look through our Top 10 cards per event album on Facebook and find those cards. Then we contact our point person and work to get a hold of those artists.
Now, based on our promise, we can work together to make sure those pictures have a dual meaning. First, as mentioned, we’ll be able to find the artists at the end of the quarter. Second, for your sake, you’ll be able to tell if the person running your event actually sent the cards, Seal the Deal.
Thankfully, we saw some pictures people posted on Instagram and other sites about their cards. We double checked our records and noticed that we never got cards from that group. Then there’s another time where we recall we checked in with a group because we happened to be in the area. They confirmed they happened to have just made some cards. Turns out it was 150+ cards that were for a holiday that passed a couple months ago.
But, we do want to make it clear that we understand it’s a bit harder to host an event and we’re very grateful. We’re always trying to ease the process (e.g. put together a sheet that has links to Amazon where you can purchase the art supplies).

Even more importantly, we work to make sure that the people who have helped get the events up and running at the different groups get the first choice on whether or not they’d like to attend the Cardz WITH Kidz event if their group makes 1000+ cards.
Thanks again, Trevor!

All in all, we’re thankful for everyone who steps up to take the lead on hosting an event with their friends, coworkers and or just themselves. We understand depending on the size, prepping for the first one can be at times a bit intimidating. But, we know that it is A LOT of fun and very rewarding to participate in Cardz for Kidz! since you get to use markers and glitter pens AND know you’re impacting a child. In order to help make sure the second part stays true, we SOLEMNLY SWEAR to do everythingpossible to post pictures of cards we receive whether or not there’s enough to post a Top 10. Actually, to make it even more official, we pinky promise we will! Here’s an example-
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2 thoughts on “Solemnly Swear

  1. Theresa says:

    I sent a box of over 150 cards I hand made that was delivered to your location according to tracking with usps last Tuesday. I signed every single card, and I sent a cover letter within the box. I have seen no pictures of any of my cards on any of your sites. I did PM on the group site, and I know you get lots of cards, but I was told only that “if the tracking said it was delivered then it probably was. You are all volunteers and can’t confirm every delivery.” Again, I know you get lots of cards, but I really would appreciate knowing that mine were definitely received before I send another big, heavy, not to mention, costly package of 150 to 200 more cards, without any acknowledgement whatsoever. It would be greatly appreciated. Thankyou for your response.

    • admin says:

      Hello! Not sure what exact date you’re referring to, but here’s a quote from the comment that’s currently pinned to the top of our Facebook page, “Since we’re serving people with pre-existing conditions and seniors, we wait a couple weeks after we receive the cards before we open the packages, take pictures and send them to our partners. As promised before, we will take pictures of your cards and post those on our social sites – //cardzforkidz.org/solemnly-swear/, but now it’ll take a bit longer. Thanks for your patience and for helping the people we serve.”

      Therefore, yes, we’ll double check each card that comes in and post it on social media, but based on the safety of our volunteers and the people we’re serving, we’re pleading for patience on all sides. Even though no one is being paid for their service, we’ll double check each card that comes in and post it on our social sites. Based on COVID-19 and the status of the people you’re helping us serve, we won’t even think of looking at the cards for AT LEAST a few days. Thanks for your help and for making a difference! Can’t wait to post a pic of those cards!

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