Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Flutter By Wednesday #196

So happy to see you here for another Flutter By Wednesday Challenge! Thank you to all who played along last week! I also forgot to do the featured flutterings so I'll do two weeks this Sunday--thanks for being patient with me!!

This week we are doing another card drive for a organization that Flutter By Team Member, Nancy, has been working with. Here's what she wrote about it~

It is amazing to see the wonderful things that kids and teenagers are doing now!  Two wonderful teenagers from Charlotte, NC have started this fantastic non-profit called Butterfly Kisses Care Baskets.  

Butterfly Kisses is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization with the goal of bringing care baskets to children who are battling for their lives against childhood cancer or other serious illnesses.  We realize that when a child is diagnosed with a terminal illness, it not only affects the child but the parents, siblings, and the rest of their family. For this reason, we strive to bring a “butterfly kiss” not only to the child who is ill, but to the siblings as well. Our hope is that we will provide a smile among the shattered world of life-threatening illness, and that we will rally a community to make a difference through the smallest acts of kindness.

What does Butterfly Kisses do for these children? Butterfly Kisses uses a personalized, and intimate approach towards the children in creating beautiful photo collages of the children. Using photos of the child throughout their life and of course, their family, Butterfly Kisses creates a cherished memory for the family. In many instances, these families are fighting for time against the disease. In addition, we send each child and their siblings a personalized, small care box filled with small goodies for them to enjoy, along with a card made by volunteers! And for local children, we provide special care baskets with toys, gifts, and opportunities for memory-making family experiences.

If you would like to make a card for one of the children receiving a Butterfly Kisses care basket, there are some simple rules to follow:
      -- Don’t apologize for their illness, offer words that are encouraging and hopeful (ie:  “Dear brave friend” or simply “Dear Friend”) 
      -- Make the cards cheery and happy…remember who they are going to!
   -- Anyone can make cards from toddlers to adults.

If you would like to donate a card or cards, please mail them to the following address:
Butterfly Kisses Care Baskets
PO Box 49111
Charlotte, NC  28277

Thank You! 

Our challenge this week is to create a Get Well/Thinking of You/Keep Fighting card using your butterfly, fairy or angel and please consider sending it in to Butterfly Kisses. 

Be sure to visit the Flutter By Team for lots of inspiration~

The nitty gritty details~
  • Challenge this week is to create a Get Well/Thinking of You/Keep Fighting card using your butterfly, fairy or angel
  • Once you've created your NEW creation, please leave a direct link in the InLinkz below.
  • I reserve the right to remove any links not linked properly or that I deem inappropriate! 
  • Enter your link before midnight (PST) next Tuesday, April 3, 2012.
  • Have fun


Rhonda Miller said...

What a great cause. I can't wait to play along.

Scrappin Mama said...

I am going to do some cards up and Play along this is an awesome cause!!! Would you mind if I advertised this on my blog to hopefully generate some more cards and stuff for the kids!!!
Thanks Lisa O DD-DT

Teresa said...

I hope that you don't mind, but I posted about your challenge and the wonderful card drive on my blog. I know it’s kind of late, but I hope that if my blog buddies aren’t able to enter your challenge they will send some cards. Thank you so much for letting us know about this awesome organization. My 15yr old daughter and I have already started making cards to send. If you can use any other help please let me know!