Cards headed to VA Hospital and Afghanistan
What is this box? Well, its a box full of fabulous cards from swaps, friends, donations and various classes I’ve held. Why are they boxed up? Well, I’d like to share with you a story of where these cards, made from caring hands, are going.
RaElla is one of my Stampin Up customers and she recently shared this story with me and I wanted to share it with you. RaElla and her daughter, Conner are the definition of what I call a Stampin Angel making a difference one card at a time.
“My 12 year old daughter, Conner and I enjoy making cards for our Military and Veterans,”said RaElla. “In fact, my kitchen table has 150 of 300+ Valentines with the heart treat cups that will be sent to a VA hospital and several more to Afghanistan.
My son is in the military and will be getting out soon. I have been mailing cards since I was little. I had five cousins deployed at the same time during Vietnam. My dad was stateside during Korea and my Uncle served in Korea (that’s where the Valentines for the VA are going, Mt. Vernon Mo.) My husband’s uncle was in Vietnam, and I have best friends that were there too. So this is something that is very close to my heart.”
RaElla “Thank You” for sharing your story and for reaching out to others through this gift of cards and notes. I am so grateful to those serving our country. On its way is a big box full of cards made from caring hands. Thank you for your friendship and may God continue to bless both you and Connor for all you do! Thank You.
Cards that support the PTA
Dawn is also one of my Stampin Up customers and she writes, “I’m on the Washington State PTA Convention Committee and we are celebrating our 100th Convention this year. We are going to be using handmade cards for door prizes. Would you be willing to donate any old cards that you might have? Thanks again!” Dawn
I was thrilled to know that these cards were going to a great group people who support the PTA. I too support PTA in the great state of North Carolina. We need many, many people to step up and get involved in the PTA and all it stands for to make a difference in the lives of our children. Thank you Dawn for asking… your cards from caring hands are on the way!
Girl Scouts create and share
This past December 2012, I had the privalage of crafting with girl scout troop 193. The girls were excited to earn their Ronald McDonald Badge. Each scout member made a handmade card or two to donate to the RMH of Charlotte. It was so much fun!
Their kindness and eagerness to help others was felt through the making cards with caring hands. And as a bonus… they were recognized in our local newspaper, The Huntersville Hearld. Great Job Ladies!