Today I wanted to share with you some information about a charity that we learned about when we lived in Seattle, WA.
Many of you know that last month Krista Smith at Saturated Canary put together a fundraiser of sorts to help raise money for St. Jude's Children Hospital. After reading through her posts about giving big and thinking about my own life and what I support, my husband and I decided that we wanted to start contributing more to different charity organizations. There are so many out there, and most if not all of them run off of the money that they receive from gracious donors.
One such organization is Child's Play located in Seattle, WA. Child's Play works with several hospitals worldwide to create wish lists of items that the hospital would like to have available for the patients staying there. You can view these wish lists and donate an item by visiting their site. They also accent donations that will go toward the purchase of new games, toys, and other items for the hospitals.
Living in a hospital doesn't seem to be an easy way of life. And having a life threatening condition doesn't help. But Child's Play works to make the lives of these children a little more enjoyable and interactive with the games and consoles they provide.
A quote from their "About" section seems to say it all: "These donations allow for children to enjoy age-appropriate
entertainment, interact with their peers, friends, and family, and can
provide vital distraction from an otherwise generally unpleasant
We all wish for distractions from some things in our lives. Why not help provide that for an ill child?
So here is my card to go along with the Child's Play charity:
I embossed the background behind the image with the traffic jam folder and then dabbed a blue ink pad across the pattern. The red card stock behind the red ribbons are embossed with the swiss dots folder, along with the yellow flags on the banner. The banner is cut from the Birthday Bash cartridge. I cut out and wrote up a little Happy Birthday banner at the top that is removable...I wasn't totally set on a birthday card, but wanted something at the top of the flags.
The 3 red stars are gems that I covered in red paint :) Worked out pretty good!
I then made a die cut of the Child's Play logo and mounted it in the corner next to the boy.
I hope this blog post helps to draw your attention to new charity organizations and encourages you to consider giving. So many people need help in so many ways and if there is something in this world that touches your heart, there is probably a charity organization dedicated to it! And you can always help!
I am entering this card in the following challenges in hopes of having as many people as possible hear about Child's Play:
2 Sisters #107-Primary Colors
A Gem of a Challenge #54-A Boy Thing
By the Cute and Girly-Boys/Men
Cardz TV #115-Color Play
Cooking with Cricut #101-What did you do this Summer?
The Crazy Challenge #128-Seeing Spots
Divas by Design #50-Let's Celebrate
Forever Friends #44-Embossing
Lia Stampz #24-Red, Ribbon, Rhinestones
My Heart Pieces-Layers Layers Layers
My Mum's Craft Shop #72-All the 3's (3 stars)
One Stitch at a Time #129-Use a Digi
The Paper Shelter #79-Layers on Layers
Pattie's Creations #51-Birthdays
The Pink Elephant #164-Use Patterned Paper
Saturated Canary #25-Dotty
Simon Says Stamp-Anything Goes
Sketches by Carly #64
The Squirrel and the Fox #25-One for the Men
Stampin Sisters in Christ #155-Birthday Card
Thank you so much for stopping by and enduring my long post :) Please leave me a comment! I'd love to hear what charities you are drawn to, or if my post encouraged you to consider your own contributions :)