Send A Smile 4 Kids (Canada) collects and distributes handmade greeting cards to nurses, staff and families to give to hospitalized children on their birthdays and other special dates. Our focus will be on providing happy, upbeat birthday cards and "glad you're going home" cards but we will also make and provide cards for holidays throughout the year.
A huge thank you to Leslie who just this past weekend donated this lovely batch of greeting cards. These are just so perfect for older kids & teenagers!
For the most part I have collected birthday cards but cards like these that are general in nature are also perfect. The nurses and staff at the hospital will be able to write their own message within the card - whether it is words of congratulations or encouragement.
After adding these cards to the collection we are now at a grand total of 38 cards! I'm hopeful that as more people get involved, the numbers will increase even more. I've started collecting cards for Easter and even though it may sound strange, it's never too early to start on those Christmas cards & tags. I've been told that the hospital sets up a Santa's Workshop where the family of hospitalized kids can go to wrap gifts. Last year they went through over 100 gift tags. I think it would be wonderful if those tags could be handmade!
Well, that's it for today. Just a quick thank you and reminder about sending in those cards. Let's put some smiles on the faces of a few sick kids!