Making handmade cards for charity is one of the easiest way to craft for a cause. While some people may make intricate designs that feel daunting to the self-professed non-creative types, the simplest of cards will make a person’s day.
Even in today’s technology age, most children anxiously wait for the mailman to arrive in the hopes that something tangible is addressed to them.
Adults aren’t immune to the reaction either. Who can’t help but smile when a handwritten note or card is given to them? That small gesture lets us know that someone took their time and energy to let us know they were thinking about us.
So, imagine a child in the hospital who doesn’t have that opportunity. Even worse, children in the hospital for extended periods of time are often allowed only a limited number of visitors. This makes them even more isolated.
Make Handmade Cards For Charity
Making a handmade card for a child is a straightforward and simple way to bring a little sunshine to their day.
I realize, however, that even if you are inspired to make handmade cards for charity, there are still questions around exactly where to send them. Even more important, will the card you make end up forgotten on a desk somewhere or actually in the hands of a child as intended?
Enter Cardz For Kidz! which is “dedicated to uplifting the spirits of hospitalized and/or traumatized children across the globe by delivering inspiring homemade cards.” Since its inception in 2010, Cardz For Kidz! has received and delivered over 10,000 handmade cards to people around the globe.
You can feel confident your card will be given directly to a child because participating hospitals promise that each card is delivered to a child’s room.
Who Makes Cards For Cardz For Kidz?
The beauty of this type of “create to donate” project is that groups large or small can come together to create handmade cards for charity.
This is a great team building event for your next corporate event or, as a community-focused project with family and friends. You can even sneak in a card or two if you find yourself with an “extra” ten minutes and set them aside once you have a bunch to send.
Working with Cardz For Kidz is so easy, it is merely two simple steps:
- Create as many cards as you’d like using your existing crafts supplies or upcycle some fun things from around the house.
- Send the cards to Cardz For Kidz! (who will review and distribute them).
The most important thing to remember when making handmade cards for this charity is their golden rule: Make messages positive! Please do not write, “get well” or refer to the child’s health or health status. These cards are meant to let the children focus on something other than the condition of their health.
To learn more about how to work with Cardz For Kidz! and donate your handmade cards, click here.
Share The Goods?
What materials will you use to make your handmade cards for charity?