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Cardz for Kidz Chronicles
Summer greetings from your friends at Cardz for Kidz!

A 60’s classic song, "What the World Needs Now," is an awesome expression of our mission, to bring love, healing, smiles, and encouragement to people of all ages around the world. Unique, handmade cards delivered to patients in hospitals, rehabs, schools, and many other locations, bring immeasurable help to patients and their families during difficult times.

In this issue, we share videos from our card recipients and volunteers, parents, and kids to help bring our mission to life. Please click on one or more of the videos below to see the impact of your commitment to Cardz for Kidz.

Please share this newsletter with friends and neighbors.  And consider a donation to our non-profit so we can continue to expand our global reach.

What the world needs now is love, sweet love 
It's the only thing that there's just too little of 🎶

The Cardz for Kidz Podcast will highlight the people behind the scenes. Subscribe to hear stories from our volunteers, card recipients, donors on what Cardz for Kidz means to them and the impact it has had on their life. 
Announcing our 2nd Annual International Cardz for Kidz Day! If you have been to one of our virtual events in the past, you know how much fun this will be. If you haven't...well you're in for a treat!

Activities include:
  • Cardmaking
  • 50/50 Raffle to raise money to support our mission of bringing smiles to kids, seniors, and veterans in need
  • Story sharing from card recipients and our extraordinary volunteers
Our goal is to have at least 85 supporters sign up for a $5 minimum monthly contribution on 8/5. The first $1500 raised from individual supporters will be MATCHED by two generous donors. So, this is a very special once-a-year opportunity to show your support and double the financial impact of your contribution. RSVP Here

More details to be shared in the upcoming weeks. See you on 8/5!!
We Need You!
We receive many cards each week and always in need of people to help count, review, and package cards for delivery. If you live in the Chicagoland area or surrounding suburbs and would like to help behind the scenes, sign up below! 
We can't thank you enough for your continued support whether it's monetary support and/or the creativity in the cards that you send us. They make a huge difference. Don't believe us? You don't have to! This newsletter is packed with testimonials thanking you directly!!
Julie Atkinson
Card Recipient
Our challenge is very clear:  to manage and grow the volume of cards and electronic systems we send around the world. We need our friends to help us with financial support. Based on the surge of cards we receive each month, we project that we need to raise $100,000 this year.

Achieving our financial goals will support:
  • The cost of donating Portable Gaming Systems/iPads to hospitals, foster homes, and Ronald McDonald Houses across the globe
  • Shipments of at least 100,000 cards this year
  • Improvements to our website, newsletters, and social media outreach to card makers, donors, and volunteers
Here's how you can help: Click the donate button below and please consider a monthly contribution of $10, $20, or even $50.  Every dollar raised goes into the mission of bringing smiles to people of all ages around the world.
The latest board meeting focused on the recent and future growth of Cardz for Kidz.

Recent Growth: We are blown away by the continued support you have provided us on our journey.  To put things in perspective, in 2011 we received 115 total cards.  That figure jumped to 1,752 total cards in 2012.  Yet those numbers are nothing compared to the support received in 2020 - over 120,000 cards!!

Future Growth:  With the tremendous explosion in the total number of cards received over the past year, we have 3 main focus points.
  1. Recruit more volunteers to help process cards behind the scenes
  2. Find new card delivery locations
  3. Increase donations to help cover increased postage and shipping costs
Here's our friend @rmason234 with @solitudelake with some of her artwork. They have made over 250 cards so far!
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Cardz for Kidz, 516 N Ogden #177, Chicago, IL 60642

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