Friday, May 13, 2016

Exciting News and Updates

We are thrilled today to announce SAS4Kids is continuing to grow and we are adding one new volunteer who will be delivering your cards to kids who are inpatient in another children's hospital! I was contacted recently by Barb MacAskill and she wanted to volunteer to receive cards for the University of Vermont Children's Hospital in Burlington, Vermont. This is what she shared with me:


"As a child I had cancer twice and was treated by the amazing staff at the hospital. All of the nurses and doctors were wonderful and I still keep in touch with some of them over 35 years later. Most of the staff attended my wedding and my doctor is my son's godfather." 

Here is Barb's address:

SAS4Kids C/O
Barbara MacAskill
187 Erskine Road
Williamstown, VT 05679

Barb is ready to start receiving cards from our wonderful donors right away. Currently all our volunteers (except LeeAnn- see note in the last blogpost), are looking for Father's Day cards if you can send in the next few weeks. Otherwise, there is always a need for everyday cheer, thank yous, birthday and all holidays. Please keep the older kids in mind when designing cards too. Even if there is not a current update here or on the side, please keep sending in your handmade cards for our kids. We do update the challenge side every week and the cards the design team makes are good examples of the types of cards we would love to receive for our kids.

Welcome Barb! And as always, thanks to all of our awesome card making donors!

Stamping Smiles 4 our Kids, Karen 

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 did get moved but she is much farther from her hospitals now. She will get cards delivered when she can, but has enough cards for now.**

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 (aslatz@verizon.net) 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.