Although we rant about how participating in Cardz for Kidz! helps the entire family, it’s clear by our name and some of the smiles, that we’re focused on the little ones!
Speaking of little ones, it’s interesting to see how we’ve grown. Recently we’ve been partnering with a couple large corporations, but still, a lot of our cards have come from small to midsized companies and/or community groups.
In fact, we’ve taken it a step further and have been partnering with other small organizations. As mentioned in The Dream Team post, we’ve been working alongside Send a Smile Today to get cards to more children with and without cancer. Additionally, thanks to our connection via Instagram, we’ve also been working with Goods Giving Back, https://www.goodsgivingback.com/vendor/cardzforkidz/. They set it up where people can purchase products on their page and they’ll donate a portion of those sales to us, as well as the artists who made the product. Thanks to them, people can now help Cardz for Kidz! in many different ways:
- Simply purchasing handmade artwork (e.g. jewelry) from our page on their site*
- Making handmade artwork (e.g. purses) and selling it on their site – reimbursed for costs of making the product
If that’s not enough, they’re also making cards and introduced us to other midsized nonprofits who started making cards AND our midsized hospital in San Jose, CA!
Goods Giving Back isn’t the only growing group we’ve been working with however. If you check out our participants page, you’ll see a lot of other growing organizations you may not have heard of just yet. On the flip side, we’re just as thankful for the American Heart Association, Little Brothers Friends of the Elderly, Salvation Army, and Big Brothers Big Sisters for taking the time to make a total of nearly 300 cards! These nationwide organizations worked with the LITTLE GUYS to help us reach and impact more children. We’re thankful large organizations and expanding nonprofits have taken the time to help us reach more kids.
To see more pictures and stories please check out our websitewww.cardzforkidz.org, like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter and Instagram, visit our Google+ page, or visit our LinkedIn page! Also, check out some of our videos on YouTube!
*Consumers who purchase these products can see that the donation was immediately made to Cardz for Kidz!