Card Drive for Kids!

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I am so excited to start this.  I love any excuse to make a card and I love any excuse to do something nice for someone.  So, why not combine the two? 🙂

Here is the info:

This card drive is for 3 adorable little kids living in Africa… Taylor (9), Lauren (7) and Samuel (3).  Their family just moved there and are building a home and dental clinic.  They are living there unselfishly – totally to provide dental care to those who would never get it.  To find out more information on their work, click HERE and HERE.

As you may expect, starting a life in Liberia has it’s challenges, especially for the kids.  I thought it would be such fun to send them tons of cards from people across the world – cards that would just brighten their day.  You can simply send the cards to me.  I will then box them up and pay to send them to the kid’s parents – my sister-in-law and brother-in-law.  Their parents will give them each a card a day, just to make them smile.  (I am having you send them to me since it costs a lot to get it there.)

The details:

  • Cards can be anything cheery: “sending you a smile”, “happy day”, something silly, “thinking of you”, etc.  The more cheery the better. 
  • Please sign your name in the card, along with any message you want.  It would be fun to also say what state/country you are from.
  • You can put a sticky note on it telling who the card should be for: Taylor (9), Lauren (7), Samuel (3)… or it can be for all three kids.  That way I can make sure it gets to the right person(s).
  • Mail the card to me as you would any card.  (If you have more than one, you can pack them together – whatever is easiest.)  When I get it, I will put each card in a separate envelope with just their name(s) on it.  This will save in shipping for you since you won’t have to double-envelope.
  • If you have a few extra stickers you want to throw in for them to play with, great!  But please don’t send anything heavy or big, though – shipping really adds up.
  • You are also welcome to do a card for their parents, Keith and Kristin. (I have their permission to do this card drive for the kids, but a few cards for them would be nice, too.)
  • Please send the cards to arrive to me by August 15.  This should give enough time for those overseas to play along.  The cards should be sent to:

                                     Jennifer McGuire
                                     Card Drive
                                     PO Box 428612
                                     Cincinnati, Ohio 45242

And… how about some prizes as a thank you for participating?  For each card you send, your name will be put into a basket.  At the end date, I will draw names for prizes.  You can see a complete list of prizes HERE.  Please keep in mind that I am unable to keep track of everyone’s names and email addresses.  So, be sure to look back the week following August 15th to find out if you are a winner of a prize

I cannot thank you enough for participating in this.  Means the world to me… but mostly to three little kids a half a world away…


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  1. I have to make a card tonight so I’ll whip out a few more. What a great, fun project. I know the kids will love it!

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