Before we know it, Thanksgiving and Christmas will be here! All of the volunteers listed on the Contact Us page are currently in need of winter and holiday cards for the kids in the hospitals they serve. We would like all the kids to receive a holiday card and to also be able to choose some to send to family or friends they are missing. The suggested deadline is early December so the volunteers have time to check, label, box and mail the cards to the hospitals in time.
As for other types of cards, please keep in mind the numbers of kids needing birthday or any day cards just isn't the hundreds you may have sent in for OWH. I have added this paragraph to the Guidelines:
**Please know that we appreciate all the cards sent in, but do not have the need for hundreds of cards from any individual card maker. Holiday cards are always in demand, but as for the other categories, please make your cards unique and think "Quality over Quantity." Our volunteers have asked that you check your cards to be sure they are sturdy and clean of all adhesive marks and that all card elements (such as sequins or ribbons) are securely attached. Please line the insides of all darker colored cards. We are working to fulfill as many hospital requests as possible while ensuring the cards are in great shape when given to one of our special kids.**
After Christmas we will need Valentines and Spring cards such as Easter, Mother's and Father's Day. Please keep older boys and girls in mind, too, as you design your cards.
Thank you so much for all you do to put smiles on our kids' faces!