Tuesday, February 18, 2014

We All Are!

Who’s in first? It seems like it is always changing! One quarter College Students are the top participants (Q3 2013 – 375 cards). Then, out of nowhere, the next quarter is dominated by B to B companies (i.e. Q4 2013 – 449 cards).  One consistent trait is that independent contributors have always been pretty stable!
As of February 2014, here’s the breakout for the different segments:

Among those participants here are the top producers (as of 2/18/14):

  • Grade School:
    • Mayfield Junior School – 250 Quality Cards
  •  College or Above:
    • DePaul – 628 Quality Cards
  • Community Group:
    • Little Brothers- Friends of the Elderly – 100 Quality Cards
  • B to B Company:
    • Ogilvy Chicago – 395 Quality Cards
  • B to C Company:
    • Quicken Loans – 163 Quality Cards
  • Independent:
    • One family who wished to remain anonymous – 175 Quality Cards

In a previous post we were trying to see who benefits the most from all these cards. It was a tossup, but it seems that everyone involved is happy. Thankfully the children who received cards or “artists” who made cards have enjoyed the experience. What we’re excited about is that sooo many people have participated!

Now if someone looks over the statistics and says, “wow over 6,000 delivered. That’s a lot of cards! Who’s responsible for all those?” Our response can be “We All Are”!

#upliftingspirits #weallare

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Monday, February 10, 2014

Both Inside and Out

“You’re beautiful both inside and out.” That’s definitely one of the most uplifting compliments of all time. Gentlemen, if you’re trying to uplift the spirits of a longtime girlfriend or possibly attract a new crush, that’s a phrase to remember.

We agree. We use that phrase all the time but we say “You’re valuable both inside and out.” And by that we’re referring to the children both inside and outside of the United States. But let’s be honest, clearly we are focused on the US. 97% of our cards have been delivered within the United States and since Cardz for Kidz! originally started in Illinois the majority of our hospitals are located in this state.  69% of cards were delivered to hospitals in IL.

But now we’re growing. Not including the United States, we've sent cards to 5 separate countries in 4 different languages and we’re looking to expand. As of 2/10/2014 we've sent 192 cards globally. We understand that these children are truly excited to receive these gifts from their “friends” in the United States. 
Children in Benin

Patient in Haiti
Children in Ghana

We definitely want to make sure that each hospital here in the US has more than enough cards to impact all of their patients, we would love for your help to reach even more children. We want to want to make sure kids Both Inside and Out of the US feel loved!

#upliftingspirits #bothinsideandout

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Sunday, February 9, 2014

They're Thankful!

Thanks for your help! On a consistent basis we've asked for your help in order to deliver cards to pediatric patients.

Thankfully we've received increased participation when we've made "special" deliveries. Even though these locations often get a bunch of donations, your cards make an impact. 

Here are two quotes from the recipients:
  • Sandy Hook Elementary School, Connecticut: "Thank you so much for all those beautifully decorated cards and snowflakes! They were absolutely gorgeous and the most wonderful spirit-lifters for all these children at Sandy Hook."
  • Berrendo Middle School, New Mexico: "The cards were amazing - thank you!"

Those schools received A LOT of donations, but they definitely appreciate YOUR help....THEY'RE THANKFUL!

#upliftingspirits #theyrethankful

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