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Ready to Comfort The Sick?

Create Care Cards!

DURATION

30-60 Minutes

WHERE

From home!

WHEN

Throughout the year

WHOSE HELP IS REQUIRED

Adult

HOW IT MAKES A DIFFERENCE

Your kind words in hand-decorated cards lets families caring for critically ill children know that you care and they are not alone in their journey.
Social isolation is a familiar experience of families. Many children facing critical illness also have compromised immune systems. The spread of COVID-19 in our communities means that families are more isolated than ever.

Your cards are placed into Care Packages of food, gift cards and essential items, and help families know that they are not alone in their journey.

DESCRIPTION

THE FAMILIES NEED YOUR SUPPORT!

We are grateful to everyone who has helped us be there for the families we serve. As we face the spread of COVID-19 in our communities, we are looking at ways to thoughtfully adapt our delivery of programs and care.

The families we serve face critical illness and many have compromised immune systems. In speaking with medical professionals and social workers, the families need the services we provide now more than ever, and we are dedicated to ensuring they are not alone on their journey.

We welcome anyone with any level of creativity to make Care Cards for families and children facing critical illness.


ITEMS NEEDED

  • card stock
  • markers
  • stickers
  • crayons
  • crafting supplies!

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

DROP-OFF items into the collection barrel outside the office at 2682 Middlefield Road, Suite H, Redwood City, CA 94063, between 9:00am and 2:00pm, Monday through Friday. 

Please contact us with any questions at volunteer.bayarea@therewithcare.org


NEXT STEPS

Review the Create Care Card Guidelines and then follow the step-by-step instructions below!


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Sound like fun?VIEW INSTRUCTIONS to get started.
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  1. Review the Create Care Card Guidelines 
  2. Organize your supplies
  3. What to decorate: The front of the card, and the flap of the envelope (if available).
  4. How to decorate: Designs can be simple or elaborate. Use cardstock, folded copy paper, markers, stencils, ink stamps, cut-outs, and more. Please no religious, political or culturally-specific symbols or words. 
  5. What to write: Please do not write: “Get well soon.”; “Wishing you a speedy recovery.”; “Be brave.” or “Have a great day!”. Choose to write any of the following on the inside of the card: “A note to let you know that you are in my thoughts.”; “Sending love, care and warm thoughts your way.”; “Sending a note and a smile to you today.”; “Good wishes and a little sunshine from me to you.”
  6. Can I sign my name? Yes, please write your first name, city, and, if relevant, the group/company name. Children can also include their age.
  7. How many can I make? As many as you choose. We have an infinite need for cards.
  8. Who can make cards? Anyone. Children and adults. Beginners and experienced individuals. 
  9. Can I include gift cards in the cards? Yes, you are welcome to include cards for Gas, Safeway, Target, Walmart, Lyft, Uber, iTunes, and Starbucks. Choose to gift $10 to $25 per card. Thank you!
  10. DROP-OFF items into the collection barrel outside the office at 2682 Middlefield Road, Suite H, Redwood City, CA 94063, between 9:00am and 2:00pm, Monday through Friday.
  11. Please contact us with any questions at volunteer.bayarea@therewithcare.org
  12. Be sure to let us know that you found this volunteer activity through PGK!
  13. Kindly fill out this PGK impact form when you’ve completed the activity.
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