Wednesday, November 15, 2023

 A Season of Thankfulness

Thanksgiving is a great time to celebrate all the good things in life, so it with a grateful heart I send A BIG THANK YOU to everyone who has sent in cards, monetary donations, card-making supplies or kind words to SAS4Kids! We couldn't send as many smiles without everyone's help. 

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Friday, October 20, 2023

 Happy World Card Making Day (WCMD)

Celebrated around the world on the first Saturday of the month, WCMD is a celebration of crafty artisans who create handmade cards. I hope many of you were able to take some time and create a card or two! If you did, consider entering it on our Monthly Challenge! Our theme this month is "Celebration" but we always have an "Anything Goes 4 Kids" theme as well. You don't have to have a blog to link to the party either, so there's really no excuse not to enter. Simply go to the Challenge Rules Tab and scroll down to see how to link your latest creation. Check out our DT's sample cards and other entries on the Challenge Tab page. 

SAS4Kids sends handmade cards to hospitalized kids around the country, and the fall is our busiest time of the year due to the many holidays. However, we send happy mail and encouragement cards year-round, so it's never too late or too early to send on cards. Check the Current Needs Tab to see who needs cards! Addresses are on the Contact page.

Thank you to everyone who has sent in cards and shipping donations. I have sent more than 2,150 smiles this year and more will be sent next month. Other shippers have similar numbers! We couldn't do that without our crafty volunteer card makers and generous donors. 

Thursday, August 24, 2023

Heading into Fall

Hello crafty friends! I am happy to report that our own Kris Adams will be taking over two hospitals currently being served by Janet Kay who is "retiring" after a long and successful run as a volunteer shipper, trainer, hospital-finder, facebook guru, card-fixer, and all-around wealth of information and support. We wish her well in the future and know that she will be popping in every now and then.

Kris has been a shipper with SAS4Kids since 2019 and has happily and graciously agreed to add Riley Hospital for Children in Indianapolis, IN, and OSF Children's Hospital in Peoria, IL, to her responsibilities. Thank you, Kris!

Our new challenge starts on the first Saturday of the month, September 2. Our next theme is Cute & Fun Fall/Halloween Cards 4 Kids! You still have a few days to join our current challenge, which is Birthday Cards 4 kids, so head over to the Challenge Tab to join the fun! There is a lot of great inspiration from the Design Team as well as the talented card makers who play along with us every month. 

Our shippers are now accepting fall, Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Holiday cards. Check out our Current Needs tab for who needs what. Our Contact page has mailing addresses for each shipper accepting cards. 

Thank you for your support! 

Wednesday, June 21, 2023

We are searching for one or more volunteer shippers!

Have you ever wondered what it's like to be a volunteer shipper for SAS4Kids? It is very rewarding and doesn't take a whole lot of time, AND you get to see many great cards from talented card makers across the country— it's a ton of fun! 

Want in?  

We are currently in need of one or two volunteers to take over sending cards to two existing-client hospitals. One of our volunteers has to step back but she is willing to send you her existing card inventory and to answer any and all of your questions! The two hospitals are in Peoria, IL, and Indianapolis, IN. 

Are you interested?? Contact me at sas4kidsjen at gmail dot com. 

We are also hoping to increase our services to other hospitals, so if you know of a pediatric department/ children's hospital in need of some smiles and cheer, or you want to make a difference to pediatric patients in a hospital near you, please contact me at sas4kidsjen at gmail dot com. 

Check out our challenges on the first Saturday of each month and join in! The details are posted on the Challenge tab and anyone can play along!

Happy summer!