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purpleflowers 12-31-2021 02:53 PM

January 2022 Mission - Cards for A Cause
 
HAPPY NEW YEAR!

2022 Cards For A Cause
JANUARY Mission


Organization being feature: THRU Project (San Antonio, TX)

This is a new group for Cards For A Cause. They help young adults as they transfer out of the foster care system and do not have an adult to help them.

Types of Cards Requested: birthday (given to youth ages 15 to 25), graduation cards, or holidays. Envelopes are very much appreciated but not required.

WEBSITE: thruproject.org

Please mail cards to:

8103 Broadway, Suite 204
San Antonio, Texas 78209

hotwheels 12-31-2021 04:40 PM

Kerry Question::
Are these youth kids that are graduation from? I am trying to figure out what colors to make thegraduation cards? Thanks
San Antonio, TX

russnzella 01-01-2022 10:12 AM

Happy New Year!!!! So hard to believe it is already 2022!!!

I'm in....starting to some cards today actually. I'm going to make 2 graduation cards (since the ages are 15-25 that they support it would be high school grads) and then 8 Valentine's Day cards. I will get them sent out Monday since I have to go to the post office anyway and that way the Valentine's Day cards will get there on time :)

Have a fantastic day everyone!!!!

pblibby 01-02-2022 06:02 AM

I'll make cards! :)

mac4551 01-02-2022 07:54 AM

I'm in.... I have a variety from my stash I can pull to send, and will make some graduation cards as well.

russnzella 01-03-2022 05:59 AM

Mailing 10 cards today....2 Grads and 8 Valentine's :)

NewBDooBDoo 01-03-2022 10:19 AM

I'll get cracking, I mean scraping! =)

rainykay 01-03-2022 10:23 AM

Count me in. Already have some birthday and will work on graduation and a few valentine.

shendrian 01-04-2022 05:43 AM

Count me in.

susie718 01-04-2022 09:52 AM

I’m working on cards now.

DLS881 01-04-2022 02:23 PM

Wonderful cause!!! Looking forward to making cards.

Ldumont999 01-05-2022 11:11 AM

MIA
 
I've been MIA for a few months. It was discovered that my d-i-l has a rare form of cancer. They have two girls ages 12 & 10. Also have a new grandson from one of my other sons. Between going out of state to help my son take care of his girls and my d-i-l, and taking care of my other grandson who lives near us when they needed a break I just haven't the time or the energy to make cards. I'm coming up with a bit of a break now, so maybe I'll be able to get a few cards out to this group. My stash is down to almost nothing so I can't even draw from that. Bless you all who continue to send cards to all these worthy causes.

Sarge 01-05-2022 07:09 PM

Cards gone in the mail!

Kathi127 01-05-2022 08:57 PM

Count me in! I have some graduation cards, birthday cards and Valentine Cards I can send.

susie718 01-08-2022 10:54 AM

I mailed 44 cards today. Most were birthday and graduation, but I had a few each of Valentine’s, Easter, Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas.

JLP0806 01-09-2022 06:32 AM

I'm in! I'll send some birthday cards and will update when they're postal :-)

russnzella 01-10-2022 09:30 PM

Oh Louise - you have had quite a full plate!! How is your DIL doing? I'm praying for her and her family...and for your whole family with so much going on. Big hugs to you my friend!!!

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Originally Posted by Ldumont999 (Post 22141102)
I've been MIA for a few months. It was discovered that my d-i-l has a rare form of cancer. They have two girls ages 12 & 10. Also have a new grandson from one of my other sons. Between going out of state to help my son take care of his girls and my d-i-l, and taking care of my other grandson who lives near us when they needed a break I just haven't the time or the energy to make cards. I'm coming up with a bit of a break now, so maybe I'll be able to get a few cards out to this group. My stash is down to almost nothing so I can't even draw from that. Bless you all who continue to send cards to all these worthy causes.


hotwheels 01-13-2022 04:18 PM

My craft partner Dr. Sonja help me make she will mailing some cards in for in next few weeks. Thanks Linda

purpleflowers 01-13-2022 06:10 PM

I checked with Thru Project and they said that in terms of colors for graduation cards, it does not matter, as their youth are all over San Antonio.

I googled some of the 114 high schools in the San Antonio area:

Brackenridge - purple and gold
Brandeis - navy and orange
Brennan - black, white and gold
Central Catholic - navy and white
Clark High - black, silver, white
Harlan High - black, silver, light blue
Highlands - maroon and white
Johnson High - Columbia (a brighter blue), navy and silver
MacArthur - royal blue and white
Marshall - maroon and white
Ronald Reagan High - dark green and grey
San Antonio Christian - maroon, taupe, black
Southwest High - dark green and white
Taft - maroon and blue
Veterans Memorial - red, white and blue
Warren High - purple and silver

Hope that helps.


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Originally Posted by hotwheels (Post 22139702)
Kerry Question::
Are these youth kids that are graduation from? I am trying to figure out what colors to make thegraduation cards? Thanks
San Antonio, TX


hotwheels 01-13-2022 06:26 PM

Thank Kerry

QUOTE=purpleflowers;22143344]I checked with Thru Project and they said that in terms of colors for graduation cards, it does not matter, as their youth are all over San Antonio.

I googled some of the 114 high schools in the San Antonio area:

Brackenridge - purple and gold
Brandeis - navy and orange
Brennan - black, white and gold
Central Catholic - navy and white
Clark High - black, silver, white
Harlan High - black, silver, light blue
Highlands - maroon and white
Johnson High - Columbia (a brighter blue), navy and silver
MacArthur - royal blue and white
Marshall - maroon and white
Ronald Reagan High - dark green and grey
San Antonio Christian - maroon, taupe, black
Southwest High - dark green and white
Taft - maroon and blue
Veterans Memorial - red, white and blue
Warren High - purple and silver

Hope that helps.[/QUOTE]

MerMer5050 01-15-2022 09:02 PM

Hello, first timer here to this challenge. Do we leave the inside of the card blank because people from the selected organization will be filling out the cards to give away to the target group (example, the staff and volunteers at THRU Project will fill out the cards before handing them out to the youth) or are we including our own note inside and signing our name? Thanks!

rainykay 01-17-2022 11:29 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by MerMer5050 (Post 22143797)
Hello, first timer here to this challenge. Do we leave the inside of the card blank because people from the selected organization will be filling out the cards to give away to the target group (example, the staff and volunteers at THRU Project will fill out the cards before handing them out to the youth) or are we including our own note inside and signing our name? Thanks!

I don't know about anybody else, but I usually leave the inside blank, unless otherwise noted. Since the cards are going to a variety of people, the sender can write something that is suitable for the recipient.. Hope this helps.

hardanger40 01-17-2022 05:33 PM

Valentine's and graduation cards being mailed tomorrow.

purpleflowers 01-18-2022 07:13 PM

Welcome and thank you for your contribution!

It varies depending on the charity/mission. For the Thru project, yes, I would leave the inside blank (if you want to stamp a coordinating sentiment that would be fine) and not sign it. There are some missions coming up in future months where I believe the charity will be asking for a message and signature (if I recall properly).

Quote:

Originally Posted by MerMer5050 (Post 22143797)
Hello, first timer here to this challenge. Do we leave the inside of the card blank because people from the selected organization will be filling out the cards to give away to the target group (example, the staff and volunteers at THRU Project will fill out the cards before handing them out to the youth) or are we including our own note inside and signing our name? Thanks!


rainykay 01-20-2022 11:47 AM

Mailing 20 Birthday and Valentine cards out tomorrow.

terry serman 01-20-2022 01:56 PM

I mailed a box of cards today.

Kathi127 01-21-2022 05:16 AM

Mailing 38 cards today. A variety of birthday, congrats, Valentines, & St, Patrick Day.

ScrapperBecca 01-21-2022 07:47 AM

Dropping off 60 Birthday cards at the post office today.

Have a great weekend everyone!
Becca

russnzella 01-25-2022 02:37 PM

Message from THRU Project
 
Hi everyone! This message just came from our January cause:

Hello!

My name is Alexis Lara I am the Lead Program Coordinator for THRU Project. We have received quite a few cards from you all in the past month, and we are so grateful!

We send out cards to our youth regularly for birthdays and holidays.

However, we have received so many that we don't have the capacity to take in more. We have more than enough thanks to you all!

I wanted to reach out to thank you all and let you know we have received plenty!

Thanks,

Alexis Lara
Lead Program Coordinator
THRU Project
(210)255-3430 - Cell
[email protected]
www.THRUproject.org

“Fostering Hope after Foster Care"
Choose THRU Project at Smile.Amazon.com when you shop to benefit former foster youth!'

NewBDooBDoo 01-26-2022 10:53 AM

Suggestions on where to send?
 
THAT IS AWESOME!!! WAY TO GO SCS!!!

I have my box ready to go - lots of graduation, some birthday and thank yous. Now I just need a new place to send them to. =)

I checked the continuing causes, but didn't see anything about graduation. Are there any other groups that could use these? Thanks!



Quote:

Originally Posted by russnzella (Post 22146334)
Hi everyone! This message just came from our January cause:

Hello!

My name is Alexis Lara I am the Lead Program Coordinator for THRU Project. We have received quite a few cards from you all in the past month, and we are so grateful!

We send out cards to our youth regularly for birthdays and holidays.

However, we have received so many that we don't have the capacity to take in more. We have more than enough thanks to you all!

I wanted to reach out to thank you all and let you know we have received plenty!

Thanks,

Alexis Lara
Lead Program Coordinator
THRU Project
(210)255-3430 - Cell
[email protected]
www.THRUproject.org

“Fostering Hope after Foster Care"
Choose THRU Project at Smile.Amazon.com when you shop to benefit former foster youth!'


purpleflowers 01-28-2022 03:49 PM

Well that is an awesome problem to have! I had started a couple of graduation cards but maybe I'll hold off on finishing mine.

I will take a look through the upcoming charities to see if any of them mention graduation cards. Even if they don't specifically say they want graduation cards, I can check with charities if they seem like they would serve the appropriate age group. They might not have thought about needing graduation cards. I also was looking at some other charities for next year and there is one which might be able to use graduation cards, but I need to reach out and check with them.

russnzella 01-29-2022 08:35 AM

Hmmm...Graduation cards could be sent to groups that ask for any type of cards....I'm sure the Embrace could use some and they are an upcoming group - even though they are a pregnancy center they could use them for their clients who graduate from their programs or even for their volunteers. That is just one off the top of my head. I'm sure there are others in the upcoming groups as well as the ongoing causes.

JLP0806 01-29-2022 01:59 PM

You know how they say things happen...or DON'T....for a reason? LOL I went to the post office yesterday to mail 2 dozen cards to the THRU Project but forgot to bring the address. I happened to check in just now and see that they've received an abundance...so I'll hang onto them (a dozen each birthday and congratulations) and wait for the next CFAC opportunity. :-)

purpleflowers 01-30-2022 05:29 PM

I will be posting the February mission, as well as special request mission soon. Both causes are requesting birthday cards (although one is specifically for kids). February's main mission probably would use/accept the encouragement cards but there are a couple of causes in the on-going missions thread that want encouragement cards.

Quote:

Originally Posted by JLP0806 (Post 22147358)
You know how they say things happen...or DON'T....for a reason? LOL I went to the post office yesterday to mail 2 dozen cards to the THRU Project but forgot to bring the address. I happened to check in just now and see that they've received an abundance...so I'll hang onto them (a dozen each birthday and congratulations) and waif for the next CFAC opportunity. :-)



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