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Cards for a Cause - 2014 card drive

Hi Everyone.  Happy Thursday.

Well, my regular blog followers will know that for a couple of years now we have been working together to produce cards for different causes.  We have created cards for children with terminal illnesses.  For mothers and children in homeless shelters.  For our troops stationed overseas.  Together we have created and dispatched over 7000 cards.  That's pretty amazing and I thank each and every one of you who has contributed.  I never cease to be amazed at your creativity - and generosity.  The other thing that is so amazing, is that these cards didn't just come for this side of the Pond either!  We have had cards from Canada, England and Australia.  AMAZING!

Well, I know that Rach was wondering what to do with the cards that she has been saving.  As have I!  I went looking for some deserving causes and came up with a couple of great choices.

Splitcoaststampers has a "card for a cause" challenge.  Each month a new recipient is identified and a challenge is issued.  However, there is a "sticky" that Teresa Kline has at the top of her challenge.  This lists a couple of charities that area always looking for cards.  

Well, I couldn't decide on one out of the three.  So.... your challenge peeps - is to create cards for one of these organizations and.... I think you will agree... these organizations touch all of our lives in one way or another!

Let's start with these two organizations:

Card Care Connection

The Dragonfly Foundation

I don't know about all of you.... but cancer has touched my life in so many ways.  From my mother.  My grandmother.  My brother.  My husband.  My father-in-law.  Several friends.  Even a beloved blog follower - Trish.  I bet there isn't any of you reading this blog post that hasn't been affected by this disease.  Consequently, choosing these two charities was a must.   Please check out the links and the amazing work that they do and I think you will agree that they are both organizations deserving of your help.

Then..... I saw this charity.

Operation Quiet Comfort

I knew that many of you would want to help support this organization.  Especially as we recognize 100 years since the start of WWI.  Again, this was a cause that I knew many of you would want to support.

SO...... what should you do?

  1. Check out the links and the needs of each organization
  2. Decide whether you want to support 1, 2 or all 3 organizations
  3. Create - or package - your cards into sets of 10.  Put them into a plastic zip log bag and write on that bag which organization you want to support.
  4. Put your collections of cards into a box/envelope and send them to me
  5. Make sure you follow the rules/requests of the specific organizations

WHAT DO YOU GET FOR THIS?

  1. As always... a chance to win some SU goodies courtesy of MOI.  The prizes are paid for solely by me.  I don't ask SU to help with these prizes, they are my way of giving each of you that participate a chance to win some fabulous goodies.  Over the last couple of years I have learned that prizes aren't the reason you support these card drives... you support them because you are amazing people.  BUT... they are a way that I can thank you.
  2. For every set of 10 cards that you send to me, you will get 1 chance at the prizes.  If you can only send in 10 cards.... then that's 10 cards that we wouldn't have had - and - you get a chance to win.  If you send in 10 sets of 10 cards - then you get 10 chances :-)  
  3. I will be giving away 3 main prizes.  
    • Grand prize $100 in your choice of SU goodies.  
    • Second prize of $50 to spend on SU goodies.  
    • Third prize of $25 to spend on your choice of SU goodies.
    • I cover the shipping costs, so the prizes are the full amount that you have to spend :-)
    • In addition, depending on the number of cards received, I will also have some give-ways that will be selected at random from the names of the people who participate.  The prizes will also be US goodies, but will be from my stash of unused goodies :-)

I know the next question you will have is.... when do we start... and when does this card drive finish?  Good questions!!!!  We start NOW.   We finish at the end of October.

I know you will have lots more questions and I plan to do a full Q&A post on Sunday that you will be able to reference.  This post will have the links to the organizations.  The dates.  The requirements for each organization and anything else I think you might want to know.

I'd love to know if you are willing to join in to support these great organizations.... just

  • send me an email.  
  • Send a tweet to @jaydeestamping.  
  • Leave me a message on this blog post.    

AND... if you have friends that you think would like to participate.  PLEASE pass the message around. Send the message to your crafting friends via Facebook, email, twitter, snail mail - hey even leave a telephone message... you know... on an answering machine :-)

I know that I can count on my fabulous creative crafting blog readers to help out with this card drive.

Are you in? :-)  Just let me know.

As always, thank you for your visit.  I look forward to hearing from those of you who will be helping to card for a cause :-)   

Warm hugs and prayers for those of you who need a little lift tonight.

Hugs

Jaydee

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Rach

Yay! I can't wait to get started! :o)

Hugs!

Marina

Jaydee,

Thanks so much for this explanatory message for the cards drive. Before asking questions, I think I should visit the sites of the organizations. I am active volunteer for Catholic Relief and why not extend my help? Will you post your physical address? I would mail my contribution on arrival to the States. I will be waiting for your Sunday post, I am sure it will bring lots of answers to your followers. I read you had received cards from Canada, Australia and England . . . next time I would love to read that you have received cards from Africa and Peru -- I am writing to my friends in Peru.

God bless you.

Marina . . . . . . . from far Africa

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