Saturday, August 22, 2009

Cards for Kate...

Hello friends. Thought I would pass on some info. about a new card drive, Cards for Kate.

Here is some info about Kate:
About 6 weeks ago the life of the McRae family changed forever when their precious 5 year old daughter, Kate, was diagnosed with an aggressive form of brain cancer. Dad (Aaron) is a pastor in Arizona and he and his wife, Holly have two other children, Will and Olivia. Of course this is devastating for the whole family and many are praying for them. (Go to to learn more about this family and their struggle). Kate has a rough road ahead of her for quite awhile. When you hear their story you will want to do anything you can to help. And one thing we can do to help is to send cards to Kate and her family to encourage them, give them strength, and let them know how many people are thinking about and praying for them. And the most generous and kind people in the world are crafters so we thought we’d have a Cards for Kate Card Drive.

Think of how much it would encourage this family to receive cards from all over the world. You can simply send the cards to Jennifer. She will then box them up and pay to send them to Kate's parents.

The details:
Cards can be for any member of Kate's family:
*Kate (age 5) - The sweet girl who is battling cancer.
*Little brother Will.
*Bigger sister Olivia.
*Mom and Dad (Aaron and Holly)

-Cards can be anything cheery, encouraging, supportive, etc. (This family is a family of God, so for all you Christians out there, feel free to share messages of Faith.) Anyone can send a card - even your children!

-Please write a message in the card and sign your name and where you are from. On the card envelope, please write the name of who the card is for (Kate, Will, Olivia, Aaron and/or Holly). Also, please don't seal the envelope, as Kate's parents might want to preview cards before the kids see them.

-With your cards, please include a piece of paper with your name, address, email address and number of cards. We will keep these for picking out prizes. (See below.)

The cards should be sent to:
Jennifer McGuire
Card Drive for Kate
PO Box 428612
Cincinnati, Ohio 45242

Please send the cards to arrive by October 1st. And... how about some prizes as a thank you for participating? For all the cards Jennifer gets, she will pick random winners of some great prizes. Scrapbook Bakery is a proud sponser. Check out her blog HERE for more details. Jana and Kristina are helping Jennifer with this drive. You can check out there blogs HERE and HERE. Please keep in mind that winners will be pick based on piece of paper you include with your cards with your name and info. So, be sure to include it!

I've already started on my cards. Here is one I made for Kate's parents:(the sentiment says,you're in my thoughts and prayers)

Hope you can create some cards too. Please pass this information on to as many crafters that you know. Thanks for stopping by!