Hi everyone. Thank you for your patience. It's been a whirlwind, crazy few weeks for all of us at Caring Hearts. Most of us work full time, so it's been quite a struggle trying to balance everything out and get this done. But, we did it! This year, we have another AMAZING turn out for the card drive that truly humble me.
Here's some of the facts from this year:
- Last year, for US, Canada, Australia and UK we received close to 64,000 cards!! This year, we didn't get to do UK (cross fingers we will for 2018) and we received close to 47,000 including cards from Hongkong, Italy, Norway, The Netherlands, Poland and India. At my end alone, I received 22,889 cards. For Australia, we received about 3000 cards and Canada received about 4500 cards.
- We have 878 contributors and I, personally feel inspired by many of your cards. All I can say, THANK YOU! You all are amazing.
- We mailed the card packages to about 300 nursing homes and some elderly that are home bound and lives by themselves.
- Fun tidbits, Caroline our volunteer in Canada got interviewed by their local channel and Caring Hearts Card Drive made the news in Ottawa, Canada. Woot, woot! You can see the news HERE.
I am so proud of the way this card drive has grown. In our first year in 2010, I received 750 cards and look at where we are now. And, it's all because of YOU! Your support and generosity are what make it so successful. And, I am so very grateful for your support & kindness.
NOTES: Also, many of you are working in advance for next year card drive and I just want to let you know that we'll have to do some changes. Due to the work required to keep doing this card drive and to keep things manageable, we request that you send no more than 100 cards (this number could change as we're still working on the logistic, but for now this would be the maximum) per person. We're hoping this would help reduce the craziness behind the scenes and help all our volunteer in managing collection, packing, & shipping. I hope you can understand why we have to make this change.
Now, what many been waiting for. The winners for Caring Hearts prizes! For all the winners, I'll be emailing all of you this weekend. As you can see the list is pretty long, so please bear with me. :)
CARING HEARTS GIVEAWAY WINNERS
Hero Arts $100 GC - Reta McDavid
Gina K. Designs $100 GC - Matgorzata Batko
Jennifer McGuire Ink $100 in craft supplies - Judy Rogers
Organize More $75 GC - Gina Piazza
Waffle Flower Crafts $100 GC - Stela Kang
Altenew Two $30 GC - Cheryl Farnhill & Charlotte Williams
A Jillian Vance Design $20 GC - Kathy Denny
Avery Elle $30GC - Laura Williams
a2z Scrapbooking Supplies $25 GC to the store Karen Rice, $25 in Hero Arts Digital Stamp - Lisa Wright
Bossy Joscie Christian Greeting & Planner set - Angie Rigelwood
Butterfly Reflections Ink Two $25 GC - Mandy Walker & Tersesa Cherka
Catherine Pooler $50 GC - Mark & Tamara Payne
Clearly Besotted approx $50 GC - Melissa Hungria
Cutcardstock.com $50 GC - Linda Goron
Ellen Hutson $25 GC - Marsha Bennet
Hallmark Scrapbook & Crafts – Three $50 GC - Cassandra Jones, Fe Mejia & Kerry Yamamoto
Honey Bee Stamps – Two $50 GC - Barbara Haan & Kym Maxwell
Jane’s Doodle – $50 GC - Theresa Pollack
Kat Scrappiness $50 GC - Kathy Wong
Lawn Fawn Two $50 GC - Patricia Bui & Stefanka Asparutiova
Lil’ Inker Designs $35 GC - Brenda Zellner
Little Things from Lucy’s Cards £25 GC - Margaret Crawford
Mama Elephant $25 GC - Margaret S. Cashion-Hudson
My Favorite Things $50 GC - Carla MacLafferty
Neat & Tangled $50 GC - Robin Logue
Newston’s Nook Designs Two $25 GC - Linda Weatherall & Sharon Christian
Online Card Classes Three free class spots for 3 winner - Ellen Carlson, Vivien Connell & Janice Kullas
Paper Smooches $50 GC - Glenda Thornton
Pink & Main $30 GC - Susan Sisk
Pretty Pink Posh Two $25 GC - Victoria Chu & Charlanne Bittinger
Reverse Confetti $30 GC - Rachel Ines
Right At Home $20 GC - Janet Porter
Simon Says Stamp $50 GC - Veronica Leigh
Studio Katia Canada $50 CG - Sandy vanBiesen
SugarPea Designs $50 GC - Daniella Burgess
Taylored Expressions Two $25 GC - Nancy Stott & Delia Rice
Technique Tuesday $30 GC - Ruth Meyer
The Ton Stamps $20 GC for The Ton stamps - Lisa Dixon
Winnie & Walter $50 GC - Nicole Primeau-Leduc
Wplus9 $25 GC - Ann Richardson
Update 12/7/2017: All winners have been notified of their winning.