Caring Hearts Card Drive 2014

Holiday time is approaching and we are back for the 5th year for our annual Caring Hearts Card Drive to collect holiday cards for the elderly that live in nursing homes. Last year we received over 3600 cards and we hope to collect even more this time around!

As we celebrate this milestone, Vera Yates (the true mastermind behind this card drive) and I are excited to continue this journey and we really hoping that we can bring holiday cheers to as many nursing homes as possible.

We have a few ladies helping us in collecting the cards. Vera is collecting some and Tina Schrof is working with me in collecting the cards. And to support the nursing homes that are located in Canada, we have Anita Recksiedler and Caroline Bredeson helping out for our Canada joint venture. And Linda Langes in Australia! Since international shipping is expensive, those of you in Canada can mail your cards to Anita or Caroline and they’ll distribute the cards.
The holidays are about family, kindness, and joy. During this time many of the elderly who lives in nursing homes would really feel the loneliness or missing their family. Wouldn’t it be so awesome if we can bring a smile to their face & brighten their holiday season simply by sharing our love of card making? A simple gesture to let them know that they are not forgotten.We all love making cards and what’s better than knowing our creations can bring a smile to others, right? Some helpful people already agree to help us deliver the cards to selected nursing homes.

A few important details:

  • We need to receive your card by November 28, 2014.
  • Please make the cards for Christmas or Holiday Wishes. Anyone can send a card – your children, church group, scout troops, etc.
  • All cards need to have a message in it.
  • Please sign your name and where you are from.
  • Please include an envelope for each card and please don’t seal the envelope.
  • Please stick to just cards (standard size A2 or 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″).
  • Please don’t use any pins for safety reasons.
  • This is totally optional: If you’d like to include $1 or $2 to help with shipping, it would be much appreciated. We cover the shipping cost ourselves – with no sponsor – so any donation toward shipping would help tremendously. However, this is NOT necessary.
  • 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.  So the more cards you send, the better your chances.
  • You can mail the cards to any of these addresses:
    • Vera Yates, 109 N. Post Oak Lane Ste. 430, Houston, TX 77024
    • Card Drive, c/o Tina Schrof, PO Box 75, Springboro, OH 45066 (NOTE: If you mailed to this address and it was returned, please email me. The post office made an error and I will reimburse you. The address works now!)
    • Caroline Bredseson, 7 Brown Street, Ottawa, ON, K1S  1L9, Canada
    • Piney-Fine, Attn: Anita, PO Box 30, Piney, MBR0A 1 K0, Canada
    • Linda Langes, ℅ Gilston State School, 588 Worongary Rd, GILSTON  QLD  4211 AUSTRALIA

Once we collect cards, we will then distribute them to volunteers all over the country (and Canada) to take to various nursing homes.

To thank you for participating in this drive, we have many PRIZES for lucky contributors. A huge thank you to all the fabulous companies who support this card drive by donating awesome prizes! (Please note that there will also be a blog hop in celebration of this card drive soon… and we will have more prizes from Simon Says Stamp, Online Card Classes, Inspiration Emporium and Verve Stamps for that also!)


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