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Mothermark 08-02-2012 07:54 AM

AUGUST 2012 MISSION ~ CARDS FOR A CAUSE
 


ORGANIZATION BEING FEATURED:

Hospice of St. Francis

This month we are featuring Hospice of St. Francis. Our cards will be donated to brighten the days of patients.

Hospice of St. Francis is an independent, not-for-profit organization that provides quality, compassionate care to patients and families facing life-limiting illness. The goal of hospice care is to maximize quality of life based on the patientís choices. We provide medical, social, spiritual and physical care to patients at home, whether that home is a nursing home, assisted living or private residence. This care is provided as long as the patient wants and needs hospice care, regardless of age, race, gender, color, national origin, handicap or ability to pay.

Hospice of St. Francis was established in 1977 and was named for the Patron Saint who was known not only for his love of animals but for his devotion to consoling the dying. Our hospice was the first hospice established in Brevard County Florida, and the second in the entire state.


CONTACT PERSON:
Cindy ~ Mothermark


REFERRED BY:

Fellow SCSer - Mary Larson Mary

TYPE OF CARDS REQUESTED:

Birthday cards! They can use birthday cards for men and women, larger cards are easier for them to handle and read, but they will use any that are donated. Blank inside is best and a lighter background makes it easier for the senior patients to see the writing. Envelopes are appreciated but not required.

In addition to birthday cards, they would also LOVE to have patriotic-themed cards to send to the Veteran patients to thank them for their service, acknowledge special holidays like Veteranís Day, or for birthdays. These could be blank inside and they will personalize them as needed, but good old RED, WHITE AND BLUE, STARS AND STRIPES, EAGLES, etc, would be awesome! Their patients who are Veterans really appreciate being acknowledged, and this would help them do that.


SPECIAL RESTRICTIONS:



ADDITIONAL IMPORTANT INFORMATION:

Website Hospice of St. Francis


MAILING ADDRESS:

The cards should be mailed to:


Mary Larson, Volunteer Coordinator
Hospice of St. Francis
1250-B Grumman Place
Titusville,FL 32780


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

Once you have mailed them come back to us here and let us know they have gone postal! Mary and the Hospice of St. Francis are very grateful!!

Thank YOU!



CraftyInWilm 08-02-2012 01:18 PM

Awesome cause!! We have unfortunately had to use hospice for my Mother-In-Law, and I just received some sad news today that my Mother-In-Law's best friend has been diagnosed with the same thing she had and has been given 2 weeks to a month. Hospice is going to talk with them tomorrow. This is a cause near and dear to my heart, and I will do my best to get as many cards out to them as I can. I wish I had some patriotic stamps!!

Mothermark 08-02-2012 01:52 PM

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Originally Posted by CraftyInWilm (Post 19593989)
Awesome cause!! We have unfortunately had to use hospice for my Mother-In-Law, and I just received some sad news today that my Mother-In-Law's best friend has been diagnosed with the same thing she had and has been given 2 weeks to a month. Hospice is going to talk with them tomorrow. This is a cause near and dear to my heart, and I will do my best to get as many cards out to them as I can. I wish I had some patriotic stamps!!

Aww....I am so sorry to hear that......

Hospice does do wonderful things. I am sure they will make her final days much more comfortagle....I am sad to say! Thanks so much for all you do!!

Buncobuddy 08-02-2012 01:54 PM

My father was in hospice until his death at the age of 80. My mother would thank that organization whenever she could (monetarily). I live just north of Titusville, Florida. I will be glad to send about 50 cards. What a great cause. Thank you for getting this going.

Debbie J 08-02-2012 03:36 PM

This cause will be a real pleasure. Both my mother and father were placed under hospice care before their deaths. Knowing they were soon to leave me was dreadful, but the hospice workers took such a huge weight off my shoulders and gave much joy and comfort during the last few months. My mother especially loved her workers, and referred to visits from them as "spa days" because they made her feel so good. Thanks for choosing another great cause.

Mothermark 08-02-2012 05:32 PM

Aww....thank you for sharing guys...both of you. I have no personal experience with Hospice but I have heard lots of wonderful stories from friends and acquaintences like yours.....it warms my heart. Thank goodness for Hospice!

And thank goodness for you all...sending these cards!

mary larson 08-03-2012 05:53 AM

Thank you so much for wanting to help others who are experiencing what you have been through with your own loved ones. I'm glad you found hospice to be helpful. Looking forward to seeing some of your beautiful cards and knowing how much joy they will bring to our patient!

mary larson 08-03-2012 05:56 AM

Hello fellow Floridian!! :)
It's always wonderful to hear how much hospice care helps. Thank you for sharing your experience. We will make sure that your hand-crafted cards reach patients who need uplifting! Thank you so much! Mary Larson

scootsv 08-03-2012 05:43 PM

Great mission! I will gladly do a bunch of Veteran's Day cards. I have a great stamp for that!

Mothermark 08-04-2012 03:40 AM

of course you will Rita! You always do girl! Hugs....

Thanks Mary for poppin' in here! We love that you do what you do!

mary larson 08-06-2012 04:45 AM

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Originally Posted by scootsv (Post 19596721)
Great mission! I will gladly do a bunch of Veteran's Day cards. I have a great stamp for that!

Thank you! I can't wait to see the cards and to share them with our patients who are Veterans. Thank you for helping us to uplift lives!

Scrapjanny 08-06-2012 04:33 PM

This is a wonderful cause! Fortunately, my family hasn't had to use hospice services, but I know that they do wonderful, vital work. I will start making cards tomorrow. Is it OK to share a link to this thread on my blog?

mary larson 08-07-2012 05:28 AM

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Originally Posted by Scrapjanny (Post 19602226)
This is a wonderful cause! Fortunately, my family hasn't had to use hospice services, but I know that they do wonderful, vital work. I will start making cards tomorrow. Is it OK to share a link to this thread on my blog?

Hi Scrapjanny! Thank you so much, we would love to receive some cards from you and would be very happy to be included in your blog!

FYI if anyone specializes in bookmarks or other little crafts, we can accept those as well for patient birthdays.

I thank you and all who have responded so enthusiastically to our request for cards. It's wonderful to know how much love is out there in the world that folks like you want to donate your handiwork to bring cheer and joy to complete strangers. Thank you for helping us to uplift lives!

Sincerely,
Mary Larson

Kathleen Lammie 08-07-2012 08:28 PM

Four Veteran and six Birthday cards ready to go out in the mail. Another wonderful cause! It is such a honor to help out such special folks!

Ldumont999 08-08-2012 04:14 AM

Just found this thread. SO awesome. I will spend the weekend making patriotic cards - received a ton of wonderful images through Wish RAK that I can use for this purpose. I will post again once they go into the mail. Thanks to all who give so much back through SCS.

mary larson 08-08-2012 05:03 AM

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Originally Posted by Kathleen Lammie (Post 19605624)
Four Veteran and six Birthday cards ready to go out in the mail. Another wonderful cause! It is such a honor to help out such special folks!

Thank you so much! You make the world a better place!:)

mary larson 08-08-2012 05:05 AM

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Originally Posted by Ldumont999 (Post 19605849)
Just found this thread. SO awesome. I will spend the weekend making patriotic cards - received a ton of wonderful images through Wish RAK that I can use for this purpose. I will post again once they go into the mail. Thanks to all who give so much back through SCS.

This is wonderful! Thanks so much for the care and love that you will put into making the cards for our hospice patients who are Veterans. Mary Larson, Hospice of St. Francis, Melbourne FL

Karen Campbell 08-09-2012 05:18 AM

Hi, I'm brand new to the forum. I'm fairly new to cardmaking too. Am thinking about this Challenge to help me practice!

Mothermark 08-09-2012 10:13 PM

WELCOME KAREN! GOOD TO SEE YOU HERE! THIS IS A GREAT PLACE TO GET YOUR PRACTICE...AND YOUR CARDS WILL BRING A BRIGHT SPOT TO SOMEONE IN NEED AS WELL!

Mothermark 08-09-2012 10:13 PM

Hi everyone! Tickled to see you all here...and Mary, thank you so much for being here to answer questions! You rock!!

debsee 08-11-2012 03:48 PM

Mailed a package of 25 cards to Mary on Friday Aug 10, 2012
Hope they are just what you need. Always love seeing what the next Cause will be and look forward to making more for next month's worthy recipient
Deb Pollock...Verona, Wisconsin

deansgal 08-11-2012 07:29 PM

One of my goals for the summer was to participate in a SCS challenge.....my summer is almost over (I teach school and go backs on the 20th!)....so I better get busy on my goal! Will be sending some birthday and patriotic cards this week....will post again when they go in the mail!

scootsv 08-12-2012 04:08 PM

I have 10 Veteran's Day cards ready to go. DO WE SIGN THEM FROM US, OR SEND THEM BLANK? Always happy to support our military and ex-military!

scootsv 08-12-2012 04:15 PM

Here are my cards! Ten to go in the mail tomorrow. tfl

August Mission - Veteran's Day by scootsv - Cards and Paper Crafts at Splitcoaststampers

Mothermark 08-13-2012 03:43 AM

Thank you Deb! Whoot!
Deansgal ~ Hard to believe the summer is almost over! Geeze! Thank you so much for doing your part to keep those goals! Yah, you meet your goals and other's are touched!
Rita, those cards rock! You always come through! I am pretty sure they want blank ones girlfriend!

mary larson 08-13-2012 06:04 AM

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Originally Posted by Karen Campbell (Post 19608105)
Hi, I'm brand new to the forum. I'm fairly new to cardmaking too. Am thinking about this Challenge to help me practice!

Hello Karen,

We would be delighted to have your practice cards!! They will bring a smile to their recipients as much as cards made by "experts" :)

Mary Larson
Hospice of St. Francis

Karen Campbell 08-13-2012 07:10 AM

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Originally Posted by mary larson (Post 19616142)
Hello Karen,

We would be delighted to have your practice cards!! They will bring a smile to their recipients as much as cards made by "experts" :)

Mary Larson
Hospice of St. Francis

Thanks Mary! I made 7 birthday cards last Friday; I'll have to look through my stash to find something that will work for a veteran...

Ldumont999 08-13-2012 07:39 AM

23 cards going in the mail today. I made a bunch of vet cards and I had some birthday cards from a swap that I donated as well. May God bless each and every recipient.

mary larson 08-13-2012 07:48 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Ldumont999 (Post 19616335)
23 cards going in the mail today. I made a bunch of vet cards and I had some birthday cards from a swap that I donated as well. May God bless each and every recipient.

I look forward to looking at each one and am certain that they will bring cheer to our patients. Thank you so much for sharing your gift with others!!
Mary Larson
Hospice of St. Francis:grin:

LisaV1 08-16-2012 07:28 PM

I am sending these very deserving folks 10 Veteran's Day cards and 10 birthday cards. I love being able to make these cards and help the hospice.

deansgal 08-16-2012 07:30 PM

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I'm sending 6 birthday cards and 4 patriotic cards to you in the morning....so excited to complete my first SCS challenge!

RileyRuxpin 08-17-2012 06:05 AM

Sent twelve misc. cards yesterday. Thank you for this opportunity!

mary larson 08-17-2012 06:29 AM

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Originally Posted by scootsv (Post 19615183)

Your patriotic cards are spectacular!! I am in awe of your talent and so appreciate that you are willing to share these with our hospice patients. Bless you!
Mary Larson

Scrapjanny 08-17-2012 06:35 AM

I should be mailing my cards early next week. I'll post a photo here before I send them.

mary larson 08-17-2012 06:55 AM

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Originally Posted by RileyRuxpin (Post 19624461)
Sent twelve misc. cards yesterday. Thank you for this opportunity!

Thank you thank you! I look forward to seeing them and want you to know how much your kindness is appreciated!
Mary Larson
Hospice of St. Francis

mary larson 08-17-2012 06:57 AM

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Originally Posted by deansgal (Post 19623877)
I'm sending 6 birthday cards and 4 patriotic cards to you in the morning....so excited to complete my first SCS challenge!

That card is adorable and will be perfect not only for a veteran but for one of the many patients of ours who retired from the Space program...:)
thank you so much!
Mary Larson
Hospice of St. Francis

mary larson 08-17-2012 07:04 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by LisaV1 (Post 19623874)
I am sending these very deserving folks 10 Veteran's Day cards and 10 birthday cards. I love being able to make these cards and help the hospice.

We are so grateful for your contribution to our card collection! Please know your efforts will uplift the lives of our patients at a very critical time in their lives. :)
Mary Larson
Hospice of St. Francis

deansgal 08-17-2012 10:08 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by mary larson (Post 19624610)
That card is adorable and will be perfect not only for a veteran but for one of the many patients of ours who retired from the Space program...:)
thank you so much!
Mary Larson
Hospice of St. Francis

So glad you you like the snoopy astronaut! I thought he was cute and kinda patriotic....if you would like more for the retired space employees, PM me and I can send more!

Deb:grin:

mary larson 08-17-2012 10:14 AM

would love to have a few more of the snoopy astronaut when you have the time to make them. They are perfect! :) Thank you again!

hardanger40 08-18-2012 08:27 AM

Sending 8 veteran cards and 7 birthday cards tomorrow. Now I need to replenish my red, white and blue cardstock. Thanks for another great challenge!!


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