Cards of Hope is a program in which kids work together with their parents to create colorful greeting cards for those who are hospitalized or experiencing a hard time in their lives and can use a little bit of hope and a warm prayer.
We truly believe how meaningful it is for the little ones to learn the gift of giving to others in times of need. Recently, there has been so many incidents of children partaking in violence on the news. This is what stemmed me to create a program that encourages parents to be more involved with their children at a young age and to work together to teach them how to give to others in times of need. Children need to be taught 'compassion' at a young age as it truly carries on as they transition into adults. I know this because as a child I volunteered through Church, and these moments are still embedded deeply in my heart and have inspired me in wanting to constantly help other people.
Now, why greeting cards? Cards of Hope is a great project that anyone can partake with no limitations on age or skill levels. Anyone can draw! Plus, children would benefit as it would also help to cultivate their artistic skills. How many times has a little child drawn you a picture that put a smile on your face as well as warmth in your heart? Imagine bright colorful cards hanging up on plain white hospital rooms.
Cards of Hope is a non-profit organization. Volunteers would work to create colorful cards to send out to recipients who contact us to let us know that one of their friends, family, or any loved ones are in need of some support or prayers. We then provide volunteers with addresses to deliver the cards to. Through fundraising, we will eventually like to be able to send out supplies and postage to those who would like to participate in the program but can't afford to.
"Caring Cards from Young Hearts"