Today's post is being shared from Jennifer McGuire's website in an effort to bring support and generosity to a great cardmaking cause.
The purpose of this card drive is to collect holiday cards for the elderly that live in nursing homes. Vera Yates started this card drive 8 years ago, in honor of her mom’s request. Last year over 66,000 cards were received and distributed to various nursing homes throughout the US, Canada, Australia and United Kingdom!
Vera and Jennifer McGuire are excited to continue bringing holiday cheer to many nursing homes.
The holidays are about family, kindness, and joy. During this time, many of the elderly who live in nursing homes feel lonely. Wouldn’t it be great if we brought a smile to their face & brightened their holiday season simply by sharing our love of card making? A simple gesture to let them know that they are not forgotten – that someone still thinking of them.
All you do is make cards. As many as you want and/or have time for. Anything helps! You mail them to the address listed below and then they are mailed out to volunteers who distribute them to nursing homes around the world.
For US, you can mail the cards to:
In each package, PLEASE include THIS SUBMISSION FORM. This helps us in keeping track for prizes! For each card you send, you will get a chance to win a prize. So the more cards you send, the better your chances.
To thank you for your generosity in supporting this drive, we have several PRIZES ready for several winners.
Also, if you’d like to help us promote the card drive, please use the hashtag #caringheartscarddrive.
The nursing homes that we supported are based on what people suggested to us. If you want your local nursing homes to receive cards from the card drive, please email Vera or Jennifer the name of the nursing homes and the number of residents, so we can make sure that we send enough cards. Each year, we never know how many nursing homes we can support as the number are totally based on how many cards we received. To keep things organized, we assigned the 6 collecting addresses above.
PLATINUM PRIZES (everyone sending 100+ cards will be entered for these prizes)
Please feel free to share about this card drive. We really appreciate your support & generosity. Let’s rock this card drive and bring Christmas joy to as many nursing homes as we can!!