Saturday, April 21, 2018

Send A Smile 4 Kids Continues to Grow!

SAS4Kids continues to grow and help put smiles on more kids’ faces! We are happy to announce two more volunteers and two more children’s hospitals we are now serving! Our other volunteers have been receiving more cards than their hospitals could handle, so we are thrilled to add two more addresses and volunteers. Their smiling faces have now been added to the side of our blog along with the name of the two new hospitals. Both of our newest volunteers have only one hospital at this time, so we are asking your help again. If you know any children’s hospitals fairly close to East Ridge, TN or Ottumwa, IA who might want to receive your handmade cards for their kids, let us know. (See Contact Us page for email addresses where you could share that information.) You do not need to volunteer if for any reason you are unable to, but it would help us to know of additional children’s hospitals close to these or any of our volunteers that we could maybe add to our list. However, if you would like to become a SAS4Kids volunteer who accepts and distributes cards to a children’s hospital or two near you, we are still open to adding more volunteers in different states across the USA.

Our first new volunteer is Cathy Cusson and she is collecting your cards for kids at Niswonger Children’s Hospital in Johnson City, TN. Here is what Cathy shared about herself:

My name is Cathy Cusson. I have several passions in my life and quite a few of them center around art.  I love card making and scrapbooking.  I retired from teaching May 2017.  I had been in the elementary classroom for 40 years!  While in the classroom I made cards for my kids and also made one for each of the staff's birthdays.  So when I discovered SAS4Kids, it was a perfect fit.  I could make cards and also help others to connect their lovely cards with children. On a personal note, I am single with no children of my own.  If you ask me about children, I do say to the shock of many I have several hundred!  I keep in touch with most of "my" kids.  I love animals and my only "baby" right now is a large black lab mix.  He is spoiled rotten and definitely knows he is the baby!

Cathy’s address is:
Cathy Cusson
716 Pyron Lane
East Ridge TN 37412

Our second new volunteer is Beverly Bethune and she is ready to receive your handmade cards for kids at Blank Children’s Hospital in Des Moines IA. Here is what Beverly shared about herself:

I've been a community college instructor for over 20 years and still love it. In my spare time I prefer being around home so I spend time with my family, do paper crafting, crochet, and cross-stitch. I also love music and play the piano at a small church. When the weather is good I like to work in my yard and I particularly like hostas. That may sound like a boring life to a lot of people, but it keeps me happy.  I am definitely a "kid person" and look forward to working with SAS4kids to provide cards to the children's hospitals in Iowa.

And this is her address to send your handmade kids’s cards to:
Beverly Bethune
Ottumwa, IA  52501

Thanks for helping us share joy and cards in the many children’s hospitals we now serve!
Karen SAS4Kids

Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Announcing Another Volunteer and Two More Hospitals SAS4Kids is Serving!

We are very happy to announce that SAS4Kids continues to grow and we have a new volunteer and two more hospitals full of kids your cards can bring joy to! Angie Seyer lives in South Dakota and she is ready to receive your handmade cards for kids in these hospitals:

Avera McKennan Hospital - Pediatrics
Sioux Falls, SD

Avera St. Luke's Hospital
Aberdeen, SD

*Edited to add: Angie has already added another location to those she will serve: Ronald McDonald House in Sioux Falls, SD!**

I asked Angie to share a little about herself and she said this:

My Mom and I have been making cards for about 10 years.  I have sent cards to SAS4Kids and now look forward to sending cards to hospitals in my home state!  The smiles the cards will bring is why we do it.  Thank you for this opportunity. 

Angie's address is:

SAS4Kids C/O Angie Seyer 
Aberdeen, SD 57401

Angie will need any day cards, thank yous, birthday, smile/cheer and baby cards.

We are still looking for more volunteers and hospitals as all our volunteers have been receiving more cards than the hospitals can use. If you think you might like to volunteer and know of a children's hospital or two close to you, please contact us via our Facebook page or email Karen at khasheck at or Janet Kay Bailey (who is the leader of the volunteers) at bspruce2000 at yahoo dot com.  
Thanks for helping us bring smiles to kids' faces!
Karen SAS4Kids