Sunday, December 6, 2015

Another Update from One of our Volunteers

LeeAnn McKinney of Florida is in the middle of a move to a new home. She has asked that no more cards be sent to her until her move is completed mid-January. I will post her new address when she is ready to receive more cards. Thanks!

**Edited to add: LeeAnn's move went very well and she is settled and ready to receive your packages. See her new address under the tabs above.**

It is time to start making Valentines for all our kids. Then next we will be looking for spring and Easter cards believe it or not. We are always thinking ahead here at SAS4Kids:) But we can always use any day cheery cards and thank you cards. And keep our older boys and girls in mind when designing cards too.

Wishing you all a happy holiday season and a blessed new year!

Thanks for the smiles 4 our kids, Karen

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Update for Nationwide Children's

Hi, everyone! Sybrina here with a status update for Nationwide Children's Hospital in Columbus, Ohio.

It's been a busy week for our mail carrier. He's delivered three boxes of cards -- nearly 450 cards -- already this week... And to think it's just Wednesday! It is so heartwarming to receive these amazing works of heart that have been made with so much love for our kids.

Adding these most recent deliveries to the cards that I had already received, I now have plenty of holiday cards for this year's Christmas shipment. If you have sent cards my way in the last day or so, rest assured that I will squeeze a few extra in my box or pack them away for next year.  :)

Thank you so much for your support of SAS4Kids. Your kindnesses bring huge smiles to lots of little faces.

Have a blessed Thanksgiving celebration with loved ones, family, and friends.

Friday, November 13, 2015

Special Request from our Volunteer Anne Slattery

Karen here and I received the email below from Anne. If you can help the Neonatal Unit out, please send Anne an email to coordinate your gift. And Thanks!!

I have a special request from St. Christopher's Hospital Philadelphia from the Neonatal Unit for baby themed cards. They would like images like rattles, bottles, tugboats, pacifiers, bows, strollers, etc. Probably all the cute little critter stamps that are popular now would be good also. They are requesting 50 cards to begin with. If any of our wonderful card makers can help me out with this it would be greatly appreciated. I just request that they email me first ( to let me know how many and what time frame I could have them as I don't want to be overwhelmed with baby themed cards.

Monday, October 26, 2015

Special Request from Our Illinois Volunteer

Janet Bailey here, your volunteer from Illinois. I have a special request for our kids from one of my hospitals that has 137 beds. Streamwood has requested cards with NO embellishments.  No popups, sequins, gems, buttons, ribbons, or anything that might be pulled off and swallowed.  Glitter glue is ok as long as it's non toxic.  Layers are fine, but everything needs to be flat.  When they first made this request, I thought it would be hard, but I pulled out a number of these cards from what I have on hand and they're beautiful!  I don't need all my cards this way, but I need quite a few since this hospital is so large!

(Edited to Add: Janet can use many more cards than the other locations as she has three large hospitals with many kids. So if you like to make lots and lots of cards, please send to Janet's address. The other new locations are happy to receive your cards as well.)

I am definitely ready for more Fall & Thanksgiving cards so if you have any already made, please ship them to me!   Plus all our hospitals are looking for Christmas and Winter themed cards. Remember that at Christmas and all major holidays, we like to have enough cards for the kids to all receive one, and to share with their parents,siblings and medical staff.  If there is enough, they could also send a holiday card to loved ones they are missing. So please while making these cards for our kids, make some that are without embellishments for these special kids at Streamwood. 

We appropriate every one of our card makers no matter how many cards you send!  Thank you for your dedication to our kids! 

Janet Bailey
11722 Parkway Dr
Apt 6
Roscoe  IL  61073