Destiny’s Cards for Kids (Country)
March 7 - April 14
Making cards for CFHK is a simple, yet meaningful, way to make a difference in the lives of hospitalized kids. Using our card-making guidelines, individuals and groups of any location can make cards and then send them to CFHK for distribution in hospitals. CFHK distributes cards to Children’s Hospitals across the United States in all 50 states as well as Ronald McDonald Houses.
15 cards = 1 hour of service
Cap: 5 hours
CARDS WILL BE COLLECTED BY EITHER DESTINY, GOLDEN, or STEFFI (Preferably at meeting)
Details for making the Cards:
1. Addressing the card:
Since we do not yet know the child’s name, please make sure you do not address the card to a specific person.
If you want to address the card, here are some suggestions:
“To: a very special person”
2. Writing on the front/inside of the card
At the request of hospitals, we ask you not to write “Get well”, “Feel Better” or other illness related comments. We prefer to focus on the child as a whole, rather than their illness. Some of the kids that receive our cards suffer from chronic, life-threatening and/or terminal conditions. Some may also be facing uncertainty regarding their treatment and diagnosis. This is why it is important to write uplifting messages rather than “Get Well” or other illness focused comments.
We recommend writing the following uplifting messages:
You are awesome
Never forget how amazing YOU are
I hope you have a great day today
You shine brighter than the sun
You inspire me
I believe in YOU
These messages focus on the child as a whole, rather than their illness, which is important, according to Child Life Specialists. You can also come up with your own uplifting comments. If you want us to review your comments, feel free to contact us.