We are thrilled to announce that Send a Smile 4 Kids continues to grow and we are now serving two more children's hospitals and announcing two new volunteers. On the side of the blog you will now see Jen Reece's and Dena Hughes' beautiful faces and the hospitals they will be serving.
I am happy to introduce you to both of them! Dena Hughes lives in Send a smile Washington and shared this intro bio with us: I am a "Send a smile" high school social studies teacher, and still substitute a bit.
I have three grown sons: There are four delightful grandchildren, from 6 months to 12 years old, to keep me smiling. I am a member of P. A dear friend introduced me to stamping 21 years ago, and I've been at it ever since! Tacoma, WA Dena is ready to receive your cards now and will need all kinds of cards appropriate for children watch the side of the blog for updates from all volunteers on current needs.
Here is the intro bio Jen shared with us: Graphic designer by day, crafter by night! I have been doing arts and crafts as long as I can remember, starting with mud sculptures! I am hoping to build a stained glass studio in my basement next year. I want to learn to knit as well as crochet--someday. In my spare time, I volunteer at the local animal shelter walking dogs and socializing cats. Jen's address after August 13th is: We are happy to say we can now Send a smile smiles on more children's faces with your continued support and handmade cards!
Stamping smiles 4 Kids, Karen. Posted by Karen Hasheck at 1: Send a Smile 4 Kids was featured in an article in the July 2nd issue of Women's World, a nationally published magazine available in most grocery stores. On page 54, there was a sweet article about a little girl who was born with health issues and how this miracle baby survived and thrived.
At the bottom of the article, there was a portion that stated her mother read cards to her to help her recover and listed three organizations where the readers could send their handmade cards to make a difference. SAS4Kids was 1 and the note listed our website asking for "fun, colorful, homemade" cards for our kids!
It is our "Send a smile" challenge starting that date and we are celebrating with a huge blog hop with the theme of Christmas in July 4 Kids. It is never Send a smile early to start making holiday and Christmas cards for our kids so that every child inpatient in the many children's hospitals we serve not only receives a Christmas or holiday card, but can also pick out some for special medical staff and loved ones they are missing over the holidays. We have 17 stops on our blog hop and over 30 prizes you could win just by commenting on one or
Send a smile of the stops.
Too busy to hop and comment? Comment on one blog and you have one chance to win. Comment on all and you have 17 chances and if you enter the challenge with a Christmas or holiday card appropriate for a child and you will have a chance at winning 8 prizes which will be drawn randomly for 8 winners! So be sure to stop over there between July 21st and August 3rd and see how you can win some great prizes from our wonderful sponsors!
Posted by Karen Hasheck at 8: Our other volunteers have been receiving more cards than their hospitals could handle, so we are thrilled to add two more addresses and volunteers. Their smiling faces have now been added to the side of our blog along with the name of the two new hospitals.
Both of our newest volunteers have only one hospital at this time, so we are asking your help again. See Contact Us page for email addresses where you could share that information. Here is what Cathy shared about herself: My name is Cathy Cusson.
I have several passions in my life and quite a few of them center around art. I love card making and scrapbooking. I retired from teaching May I had been in the elementary classroom for 40 years! While in the classroom I made cards for my kids and also made one for
Send a smile of the staff's birthdays.
I could make cards and also help others to connect their lovely cards with children.
On a personal note, I am single with no children of my own. If you ask me about children, I do say to the shock of many I have several hundred!
I keep in touch with most of "my" kids. I love animals and my only "baby" right now is a large black lab mix.
He is spoiled rotten and definitely knows he is the baby! East Ridge TN Here is what Beverly shared about herself: I've been a "Send a smile" college instructor for over 20 years and still love it. I also love music and play the piano at a small church. When the weather is good I like to work in my yard and I particularly like hostas. I am definitely Send a smile "kid person" and look forward to working with SAS4kids to provide cards to the children's hospitals in Iowa.
Posted by Karen Hasheck at 3: We are very happy to announce that SAS4Kids continues to grow and we have a new volunteer and two more hospitals full of kids your cards can bring joy to!
Angie Seyer lives in South Dakota and she is ready to receive your handmade cards for kids in these hospitals:.
Avera McKennan Hospital - Pediatrics. Angie has already added another location to those she will serve: I asked Angie to
Send a smile a little about herself and she said this:. I have sent cards to SAS4Kids and now look forward to sending cards to hospitals in my home state!
The smiles the cards will bring is why we do it. Thank you for this opportunity.