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.

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Stollery kids love their cards!

Wanted to take a few minutes to share this email from Lynnette, our Alberta coordinator.

Yesterday we delivered 167 easter cards to the Stollery. I received a good report from Diane and she was willing to visit with us for awhile.  She says that they are fitting the cards into their programs with great success. Also that kids and parents are thankful for the cards they have gotten.  Parents are asking for thank you cards to give to the hospital staff and they are happy with the cards that  are given to them to use.   She also said that some of the children just want to hug the card and to not give it up or write in it so this is okay with staff.  I and my husband, Horst my driver were thrilled to hear this and this makes it all so worthwhile. She also said that mother's day and father's day are huge at the hospital.  If it were any way possible they could use 200 for each of these holidays. 
Smiles, Lynnette
We hear this type of thing all the time - the kids just love to give and receive your handmade cards! Whether you donate a single card or huge batch, please know that you are part of helping a child's hospital stay just a little brighter. Thank you!!!

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