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Saturday, January 22, 2011

Cards for Abused and Neglected Children

I have joined a team of talented, caring cardmakers to make cards for abused, neglected and battered children. I came across a thread over at and decided to join this group.
Here are the basics: The woman that collects the cards we make is Rhonda Towe. This is her third year doing this special project for these kids. She is part of an organization that runs a camp called Royal Family kids Camp and it is in the US and all around the world. I guess the one she is involved with is in the state of Georgia. Everyday at camp the kids receive cards from their counselor and other staff members. This is were we come in. It wouldn't be possible for the kids to receive these cards without caring people giving their time and creativity to make and donate these cards. The 1st year and 2nd year over 1000 cards were donated to this cause.
If you would like to participate the 'rules' are:

any size card you want to make is ok, but best if they are standard card size or smaller

envelopes are not needed as the cards are placed in the childrens cubbies with their names written on the back

sign your name or your screenname in small letters on the back of your card

Mail cards anytime between now and mid June 2011 to:
                                                              Rhonda Towe
                                                              PO Box 583
                                                              Morrow, GA 30260
Cards can be any theme, boy, girl, or neutral for either sex. other themes can be princess, prince, sports, animals, floral, popular charcters, etc..

They also have an 'Everybody's birthday' so birthday themed cards are great as well.
They seem to get more girl cards than boy cards so try to include a boy or neutral card in your donation as well.

Spread the word about this wonderful project through your blogs as well. The more people that get involved the better.

Here are a few examples of the cards I have made so far.

They are all standard size cards 5 1/2 by 4 1/4 inches. the images were all cut from the Create A Critter cricut cartridge. I printed the sentiments from Microsoft Office 2007 and matted them with cardstock. The background papers are from my scraps shoebox so I am not positive on manufacturers. This project is an awesome way to use up some scraps and it makes you feel good knowing you might help brighten a child's day!!! Thanks for looking. Feel free to comment and let me know if you plan on participating....

1 comment:

  1. Great cards! I sent her a bunch last year and plan to again this year too (so far this year I have only made 3)