We’re sorry, but the whole point of this post is to let you know that we’re going to stick to “it”! Thanks to you, we’ve been able to expand a bit and reach new locations. A lot of those places, as well as places that we’ve partnered with before, have been extremely impressed with your cards.
We try to tell our different partners, “it’s OK, don’t worry, you don’t have to take the time and pay for postage to send us the thank you cards”, but as you can see, that hasn’t been working over the years!
Your cards are just too valuable, and they often feel the NEED to say thanks! It started to get so many that we actually created a separate album on our Facebook page that shows just the pics of the Thank You cards, Thank You Messages. That album only includes the pictures of the cards; that doesn’t include the emails, WhatsApp messages, phone calls, or other ways different partners are saying thanks! But if you take a closer look at the notes, a lot of them are addressed directly to us. Some may think, ‘why are you showing off and posting all of those?’ In our minds, those thank yous should actually be addressed to you and here’s why.
As we always say, Every Card Counts, and that even includes the cards that are made by our team and during some of our events. Overall 391 cards have been made during Cardz for Kidz! events. To put that in perspective, that’s less than Capital One’s 2000+, but we’re still in the top 25% of the 100+ groups. For more background, when we agree to partner with a hospital they “pinky promise” to deliver all the cards room to room and we “pinky promise” to get them a set amount of cards at least once a quarter. So if there are some quarters where we’re a bit short on cards, then some of us behind the scenes may have to start making cards. Or, we hold broad events where we’re trying to spread the word and spark some fundraising.
The way we see it, the staff at the hospitals, shelters, schools and/or homes aren’t thankful that we searched Instagram hashtags to find new groups to partner with, they aren’t ecstatic we were able to complete our Federal 990N form on time all by ourselves, or even that we modified our website and/or wrote blog posts. They’re thankful for the AMAZING homemade cards that we’re able to send them on a consistent basis.
Now, if you compare the chart above, to the chart on our Donate page, you’ll see that while our production of cards has been decreasing, the total amount of cards we’ve been sending has been drastically increasing. Based on your consistent help, just like the hospitals WE’RE THANKFUL TOO and we’re sorry we’re not able to express it more! Please keep up the amazing work!
To see more pictures and stories, please check out our website www.cardzforkidz.org; like us on Facebook; follow us on Twitter and Instagram; visit our Google+ or LinkedIn pages! Also, check out some of our videos on YouTube!