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va.sunshine 04-01-2013 06:20 AM

April 2013 Mission-CARDS FOR A CAUSE
 
2013 Cards for A Cause
APRIL MISSION
Stamp from the Heart!


ORGANIZATION BEING FEATURED:
St. Baldricks Foundation

Description of Organization: Since its inception in 2000, St. Baldrick’s has raised approximately $150 million for the cause. Worldwide, 160,000 kids are diagnosed with cancer each year and despite tremendous progress, cancer remains the number one disease killer of children in the U.S. and Canada.

If you have been touched by a child with cancer you know the urgency for finding a cure. As childhood cancer research is severely underfunded it is essential that we take a stand for these young lives.

The St. Baldrick’s Foundation awards more grants for childhood cancer research than any organization in the world, except the U.S. government. Expert researchers receive funds to search for new cures and less toxic treatments. Young researchers receive funds that will enable them to flourish into the leading experts of tomorrow. Experts at more than 200 institutions where kids are treated for cancer receive funds from a multi-million dollar cooperative research grant. This will help give kids everywhere the best hope for a cure and long, healthy lives.Here is a link to our website: www.stbaldricks.org

CONTACT PERSON:
Teresa - va.sunshine


REFERRED BY:

Fellow SCSer: Caterina Grove-caterinafmig

TYPE OF CARDS REQUESTED: Thinking of you, Encouragement, Happy Birthday, Thank You, and Way to go. Blank on the inside. Also, if possible please include envelopes. Cards are for all ages of children; infants, toddler, pre teen, teen, and young adult.

SPECIAL RESTRICTIONS:
NO religious/religion, scripture related stamps or sayings. No Get Well

MAILING ADDRESS:
Please mail cards to...
St. Baldrick’s Foundation

1333 S. Mayflower Avenue,
Suite 400
Monrovia, CA 91016
C/O Avis Matsuda

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Also, we are starting an OPTIONAL challenge each month. This is only optional and you do not have to play along to still send your cards to the featured cause for the month. We always take cards no matter if you play along in the challenge or not.
This months challenge is just in time for spring, use a flower on your card; be sure to use the keyword C4AC3 so that we can check out your card and comment!To see this months gallery click here C4AC3 .

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Another exciting announcement, we now have a badge for you to proudly display on your blog; here is the link.
Sticky:Cards For A Cause Blog Badge

Also, we have a section now for on going Cards For A Cause, these are organizations that take cards all year. If after your monthly generous giving you have others, go here..thank you so much for all you do!


Fellow SCSer's, thank you for spreading your SCS love! Please feel free to mail your cards all throughout the month of March!

Once you have mailed them come back to us here and let us know they have gone postal!


Thank YOU!

caterinafmig 04-01-2013 06:54 AM

Thank you in advance for all the beautiful cards that will be given to this terrific organization that raises much funds to fight Childhood cancer.

Kathleen Lammie 04-01-2013 08:11 AM

What a wonderful organization! I love all the smiling faces on the website :) I am guessing cards for children and teenagers?

caterinafmig 04-01-2013 08:42 AM

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Originally Posted by Kathleen Lammie (Post 20090096)
What a wonderful organization! I love all the smiling faces on the website :) I am guessing cards for children and teenagers?


Kathleen, have been involved with childhood cancer for several years, if fact, my wonderful husband shaved his head for St. Baldrick's last month. Several children were honored during the event... ages range from infants, young children, teens and some young adults.

Thank you so much for your willingness to help!

Kathleen Lammie 04-01-2013 10:50 AM

That is awesome Caterina! You have a special hubby too! Thanks for letting us know about infants and young adults too. I will try for a range of ages :)

cydstamps 04-01-2013 11:12 AM

What a wonderful organization. Will definitely get some cards sent off.

va.sunshine 04-01-2013 12:25 PM

thanks so much for asking, I meant to add the ages groups. I have edited the above!


Quote:

Originally Posted by Kathleen Lammie (Post 20090096)
What a wonderful organization! I love all the smiling faces on the website :) I am guessing cards for children and teenagers?


va.sunshine 04-01-2013 12:25 PM

thank you all so much, it is wonderful to see such an outpouring of help!

Ruemom 04-01-2013 04:58 PM

St. Baldrick's Foundation is close to my heart.
 
I have been a member at SCS for a while, but I've never participated in a group, or posted anything for that matter, but Avis Matsuda at St. Baldrick's sent me a link to this thread and I would very much like to participate. My son, Michael, passed away on Nov. 1 of 2012. He did not have cancer but he was a three time shavee for St. Baldrick's and our family and many, many of his friends have continued to support the Foundation in memory of Michael. I would love to combine my love of card-making and my support of St. Baldrick's in such a fun and constructive way. Thanks for doing this.

Ruemom

va.sunshine 04-01-2013 05:12 PM

My deepest sympathy goes out to you, I am so very sorry for your loss. Thank you for wanting to give back, what a blessing you are to others. Please feel free to chat away with us, we are a friendly bunch! {{{hugs}}}


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Originally Posted by Ruemom (Post 20090873)
I have been a member at SCS for a while, but I've never participated in a group, or posted anything for that matter, but Avis Matsuda at St. Baldrick's sent me a link to this thread and I would very much like to participate. My son, Michael, passed away on Nov. 1 of 2012. He did not have cancer but he was a three time shavee for St. Baldrick's and our family and many, many of his friends have continued to support the Foundation in memory of Michael. I would love to combine my love of card-making and my support of St. Baldrick's in such a fun and constructive way. Thanks for doing this.

Ruemom


caterinafmig 04-01-2013 05:23 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Ruemom (Post 20090873)
I have been a member at SCS for a while, but I've never participated in a group, or posted anything for that matter, but Avis Matsuda at St. Baldrick's sent me a link to this thread and I would very much like to participate. My son, Michael, passed away on Nov. 1 of 2012. He did not have cancer but he was a three time shavee for St. Baldrick's and our family and many, many of his friends have continued to support the Foundation in memory of Michael. I would love to combine my love of card-making and my support of St. Baldrick's in such a fun and constructive way. Thanks for doing this.

Ruemom


My heartfelt sympathies to you as you mourn your sweet wonderful son. He had to be very special to shave three times for St. Baldrick's. Sending much love and hugs your way.

shendrian 04-02-2013 03:33 AM

A wonderful organization. Looking forward to making cards for them this month!

Scrappin Nona 04-02-2013 04:44 AM

Hey Catrina remember me.
You can count me in on this great cause.
Ciao
Nonna

va.sunshine 04-02-2013 05:10 AM

good morning everyone, so glad to see such an out pouring...thank you, this is going to be awesome for the St. Baldricks children!

amyk3868 04-02-2013 11:32 AM

Packed up 12 cards and dropped them in the mail today. I'll see if I can get a few more done and on the way before the end of the month. :)

va.sunshine 04-02-2013 12:14 PM

wow Amy, thanks so much for your generous giving...what a blessing!


Quote:

Originally Posted by amyk3868 (Post 20091954)
Packed up 12 cards and dropped them in the mail today. I'll see if I can get a few more done and on the way before the end of the month. :)


RileyRuxpin 04-03-2013 04:56 AM

Wow! Thank you for another great opportunity to contribute to such a worthwhile cause! I'm so in! Am shooting for a minimum of twelve cards and will post when they go out.

Y'all have a lovely day!

va.sunshine 04-03-2013 06:09 AM

thanks so much Donna, you are FAB! I must tell ya I adore the "aka" in your signature totally cute!


Quote:

Originally Posted by RileyRuxpin (Post 20093009)
Wow! Thank you for another great opportunity to contribute to such a worthwhile cause! I'm so in! Am shooting for a minimum of twelve cards and will post when they go out.

Y'all have a lovely day!


Ruemom 04-03-2013 07:23 AM

A couple of questions...
 
First of all, thank you va.sunshine and caterinafmig for your kind words of sympathy!

I'm not sure how many cards folks usually contribute, but I was gonna try for one a day! And am I correct that Birthday, thank you, thinking of you, encouragement - are all suitable sentiments? Is it ok to leave inside of cards blank? And, one more question - I assume CAS and one- or two-layer cards are the best; wouldn't want to add anything that might increase the postage required to mail a card.

Let me know if I'm off base and thanks again for doing this for such a worthy cause.

Ruemom

va.sunshine 04-03-2013 08:15 AM

you are very welcome!

Yes, you have all the details correct. One a day is very generous, thank you! I usually have a stock pile and always grab some of those to go to each months "cause". Please don't stress about the number of cards, many hands make light work! Together we can support St. Baldricks in a mighty way!

Any of the cards you mentioned are great. Yes, leave them blank on the inside. And, yes CAS is great too, makes it easier when mailing.

Thank you!

Quote:

Originally Posted by Ruemom (Post 20093281)
First of all, thank you va.sunshine and caterinafmig for your kind words of sympathy!

I'm not sure how many cards folks usually contribute, but I was gonna try for one a day! And am I correct that Birthday, thank you, thinking of you, encouragement - are all suitable sentiments? Is it ok to leave inside of cards blank? And, one more question - I assume CAS and one- or two-layer cards are the best; wouldn't want to add anything that might increase the postage required to mail a card.

Let me know if I'm off base and thanks again for doing this for such a worthy cause.

Ruemom


bensarmom 04-03-2013 05:09 PM

Teresa, have added the badge to my blog and will gather cards to send this week. Thank you for the opportunity to serve.

va.sunshine 04-03-2013 05:17 PM

thank you sooo much, I hope you will join us each month as we help others! yeah!


Quote:

Originally Posted by bensarmom (Post 20094163)
Teresa, have added the badge to my blog and will gather cards to send this week. Thank you for the opportunity to serve.


bensarmom 04-03-2013 06:39 PM

Teresa, do cards need to be blank in the middle?

bensarmom 04-03-2013 07:33 PM

Teresa, I'm sending a bunch of cards out tomorrow.

MicheleUke 04-03-2013 09:28 PM

Questions about cards
 
I have some questions about cards for this challenge. I have a Cricut machine. Is it okay to use it to make images for the cards like owls, cats etc. (Create A Critter cartridge) or teen/women cards (Forever Young cartridge)? Is it okay to use google eyes on the cards and other embellishments?

Do people use their Cricut machine or Cuttlebug to do these challenges or is this frowned upon?

va.sunshine 04-04-2013 03:12 AM

yes, that would be great! I added that in the description, thanks!

Quote:

Originally Posted by bensarmom (Post 20094307)
Teresa, do cards need to be blank in the middle?


va.sunshine 04-04-2013 03:19 AM

Well, of course you can use your Cricut. Embellishments are fine, just like with any recipient, discretion should be used by the giver. I know the months we send to our troops we do not use glitter or sparkles for their protection.

thank you so much for your willingness to help, I hope you will join us each month!

Quote:

Originally Posted by MicheleUke (Post 20094472)
I have some questions about cards for this challenge. I have a Cricut machine. Is it okay to use it to make images for the cards like owls, cats etc. (Create A Critter cartridge) or teen/women cards (Forever Young cartridge)? Is it okay to use google eyes on the cards and other embellishments?

Do people use their Cricut machine or Cuttlebug to do these challenges or is this frowned upon?


va.sunshine 04-04-2013 03:22 AM

thank you so very much Sue!
Quote:

Originally Posted by bensarmom (Post 20094393)
Teresa, I'm sending a bunch of cards out tomorrow.


RileyRuxpin 04-08-2013 06:17 AM

Going out tomorrow!
 
Quote from Teresa:

thanks so much Donna, you are FAB! I must tell ya I adore the "aka" in your signature totally cute!

Teresa!

Hi there! Glad you like my "signature". As you well know, dogs have owners - cats have staff! If they had thumbs they'd rule the world! :-D

I've got sixteen cards going out tomorrow to St. Baldrick's Foundation. Thanks again for an opportunity to give back!

va.sunshine 04-08-2013 01:29 PM

Donna, you totally rock! You are funny too, luv what you said about cats having staff..cute and true..lol. I appreciate you very much!


Quote:

Originally Posted by RileyRuxpin (Post 20101796)
Quote from Teresa:

thanks so much Donna, you are FAB! I must tell ya I adore the "aka" in your signature totally cute!

Teresa!

Hi there! Glad you like my "signature". As you well know, dogs have owners - cats have staff! If they had thumbs they'd rule the world! :-D

I've got sixteen cards going out tomorrow to St. Baldrick's Foundation. Thanks again for an opportunity to give back!


debbies 04-08-2013 01:45 PM

Wonderful cause! I will go through my cards to make sure they meet the requirements.

va.sunshine 04-08-2013 02:38 PM

thank you so much Debbie for helping!


Quote:

Originally Posted by debbies (Post 20102607)
Wonderful cause! I will go through my cards to make sure they meet the requirements.


harvestmoon 04-09-2013 11:01 AM

This is the first time I've heard of Cards for a Cause, and I don't understand. Are the cards to be given to young cancer patients? Blank inside? Or are they for St. Baldrick's fund-raising? If they are for patients, will someone who knows them be adding a message inside? Thanks for your work in this worthy area for card-makers!

caterinafmig 04-09-2013 11:30 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by harvestmoon (Post 20104248)
This is the first time I've heard of Cards for a Cause, and I don't understand. Are the cards to be given to young cancer patients? Blank inside? Or are they for St. Baldrick's fund-raising? If they are for patients, will someone who knows them be adding a message inside? Thanks for your work in this worthy area for card-makers!


Having recently involved with a St. Baldrick's event, the cards can be sold at the event, auctioned off or given out to kids and their families. The ones I took to the event in Baltimore were blank inside. Hope that helps and thank you so much for your willingness to do this. St. Baldrick's truly is an amazing organization... my husband was a shavee one month ago and is hair is starting to grow back. :-)

va.sunshine 04-09-2013 12:30 PM

thank you for your interest to help. Most months we leave the cards blank, they are given to patients, families, friends care givers, just about anyone. We give the cards with no expectations. There are details in my original post, some places do not want scripture or they are sending just thank yous or birthdays. Each month is different and you will have to stop back by each month to see who we are spotlighting and get the details. Please let me know if you have anymore questions.

thank again!

Quote:

Originally Posted by harvestmoon (Post 20104248)
This is the first time I've heard of Cards for a Cause, and I don't understand. Are the cards to be given to young cancer patients? Blank inside? Or are they for St. Baldrick's fund-raising? If they are for patients, will someone who knows them be adding a message inside? Thanks for your work in this worthy area for card-makers!


MsBree 04-09-2013 04:35 PM

Thank you for this posting
 
I have a box full of cards I will be happy to send. There are probably 60 that will suit this group.

dsp245 04-09-2013 07:26 PM

Am so glad to be back here again, sorry been idle. I have lots of extra cards and would love to send them to this organization and the rest listed here.

MsBree 04-10-2013 09:24 AM

Sent a box of cards off this morning.

va.sunshine 04-10-2013 01:47 PM

thank you so very much, I am thrilled to have you join us!


Quote:

Originally Posted by MsBree (Post 20106589)
Sent a box of cards off this morning.


va.sunshine 04-10-2013 01:47 PM

woohoo, this is awesome, thank you for your willingness to help!


Quote:

Originally Posted by dsp245 (Post 20105680)
Am so glad to be back here again, sorry been idle. I have lots of extra cards and would love to send them to this organization and the rest listed here.



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