November 3, 2008

Make A Child Smile update......

Edit: Yay, I now have FORTY ONE of my blogging friends signed up for Make A Child Smile!! That was pretty easy, maybe I should double my pledge numbers. Let's go for it girls!!! I know there are thousands of you that hit my site, surely we can get forty more. Leave your comments on THIS post and I'll keep adding to my pledge list! Your heart will swell up REAL big, I swear!! You will feel so good when you do this. I need 39 more pledges to reach 80 Make A Child Smile volunteers. I'm so excited about this!! Thank you all again! When I reach 80 pledges, I'm going to pick a name from the sign up list for an extra special MISHY PRIZE DRAWING!!!!!!!!

Wooooooohoooooooooo, I have 39 of my blogging friends signed up to send cards to children from the Make A Child Smile organization. You can read the original post HERE. Thank you sooooooo much from the bottom of my heart for taking the challenge, guys!! I know there are more of you who could spare some cards for these sick kids. Keep signing up at my original post if you want to join in.

Just a few reminders:
1. Do not put *get well* type sentiments on the cards...use more of thinking of you, have a happy day, etc type of sentiments. Some of the children will unfortunately not recover from their illnesses so more generic type sentiments would be appropriate.
2. You can sign your names and also give an email address. It is not required but some of the kids and parents will email you to thank you for your card. Please do not expect this though as these families are very busy caring for their children.
3. Some fun things to add in with your cards would be stickers, photos of your family or kids, a handwritten note from your kids, etc.
4. The list of kids who would like to receive cards are listed at the MACS website. You can print off the entire list and send cards from there. Please check the listing monthly....it is updated with current names of the children who would like to receive cards. There are also a few kids featured monthly if you'd like to just send a few cards each month.
5. Make this fun for the entire family.....I'm going to include some of my card kits that I showed in my original post in our Christmas advent box this year. I really want my girls to know that life is more about giving than receiving.
6. Gather up your supplies and head to your local girl scout troup, senior citizen center, retirement homes, etc. These types of groups would LOVE to join in on this cause.

Again, thank you from the bottom of my heart. I can only imagine the joy the kids will get from opening your cards!! Bless you all!

37 comments:

Jenny Mick said...

Hi MIchelle! I'm a little behind on my blog reading but I was wondering if it is too late to sign up with you for your pass it on project. I think it would be a wonderful opportunity to make a child smile.

VictoriaG said...

Please add me to the list! I take so much inspiration from reading blogs, it is time to give back to a very worthy cause. Thanks for the heads-up on Make a Child Smile...wonderful!

Dawn Madigan said...

Add me to the list.

Dawn M

Mary said...

Michelle -

I left a comment on the last post (it's the third one in) and I see you have a Mary from California on your list - about 3rd one down - but I'm from Ohio - not sure if you mean me or not! If it's someone else, then add me to this next 40 ok?

http://mbryt1.blogspot.com

MaGoooo said...

Mishie this is sooo AWESOME! I for sure will be one to send out some happy thoughts during the holiday season!

EMTsweeetie said...

Hi Michelle please add me to the list! I think this is such a great cause. You know I work as an EMT and last year I stopped by at some convalescent homes I frequently go to and dropped off lots of my cards and I couldn't tell you how sweet it was to receive so many smiles and thank yous! I'm glad you are doing this!!

Bonnie said...

Count me in! What a wonderful, worthwhile cause. Thanks for making us aware of it.

Lisa and Penny said...

Mish, thank you so much for alerting us to this wonderful cardmaking cause! Please sign me up along with our Daisy girlscout troop 330 in TX! Can't wait to get the girls started on these cards. Again, thanks...I love organizations like these. You are truly the best and what a great way to spread the true meaning of Christmas! Huge Hugs! Lisa K in TX

Daniela said...

Hi Michelle, I was reading the post from the other day, but I guess I did not finish reading. I just clicked to the site to check it out.
Please add my name to the list, this is something I want to do.
Daniela Dobson

Mary Jo said...

Please add me to your list. I would love to send some cards to kids. What a great cause!! I live in Michigan.

Steph K said...

Count me in, too, Michelle! Thanks for passing on this wonderful cause!

Erin said...

What a wonderful idea! Sign me up, its a great time of year to make your heart smile!

Anne Marie Peterson said...

Mish, what a super idea! Count me in!!
Anne Marie
http://didsomeonesaystamp.blogspot.com

Victoria said...

I have already signed up so I hope you don't count me twice! I am going to take kits to my Daisy Troop and have the girls make cards for the kids. It will make all the kids smile.

I guess you can sign up Daisy troop #563 from Cary, NC!

Thanks,
Victoria

Carrie said...

Mish,
I am going to start doing crafts with some of the Jr. High & Sr. High girls. I'll talk to some of them on Wednesday and I'll see how many I can get for this great cause.

ctemommy said...

My kids and I would love to join your effort. We plan on making Snowman cards for the kids and will send them out in early December.
Carla D
cddewing@hotmail.com

Connie M. said...

Mish-
Count me in-thanks for bringing this great organization to our attention. My 6 year old son has even agreed to help with the cards.

Thanks for being such a terrific inspiration,
Connie (NJ)

glitter girl said...

Hey Mish -sign me up! I actually mailed out one card today from a child on that list. I'll definitely be sending more! You are so amazing and thoughful - thank you for getting so many people on board for this cause!!!
Kerry

Steve and Katie said...

Add me too. I also mentioned it to my stamp club, so you may get more volunteers!

Nichole said...

Please add me to the list. I have been looking for a project like this to do with my boys.

-Nichole in Arizona

wandykj said...

Hi! What an AWESOME idea! I know it would put a big smile on their faces:) I lost my 6yr. old nephew 4 yrs ago to JMML & a card to cheer is soooo helpful to these little people:) Count my daughter & me in!!!

Wanda & Amy

Tami McBeain (tmarie) said...

I just signed up under your original post, I can't wait to get started.

Elaine said...

Hey Mishers, Add my name to the list... It'll be fun :)

Mel said...

Please add me to your list.

Anonymous said...

Please count me in on this..I can't think of a nicer thing to do with our crafting than to bring a smile to a child..

Winnie Uffelmann
winniepoley@hotmail.com

Amy said...

Count me in!

--Amy Y.

Angel Plank (VT) said...

I have already signed up for myself and my daughter. I wanted to let you know that I spoke to her teacher this morning. I will be making cards with her entire class!

Barb W said...

Hey Mish! This is a great thing you've organized here...count me in! Blessings~Barb

Kriss said...

Count me in Mish! I think this is such a wonderful idea. I spent part of my day at work looking up the info on the kids, and some of the stories are really heartbreaking; but sounds like they all love to get cards, I can't wait to start creating!

Brenda said...

Please include me on your list. My family and I will be participating.
Brenda from California

Tricia said...

Hi Mish - sign me up! I'll have my First and Second Graders (10 students) make cards, too!

Anonymous said...

I would be honored to start sending these children some cards. As the mother of a cancer survivor, I know just how much a little thing like a card can do to brighten a sick child's day. This is a great idea and I appreciate you providing us with the information about it.

Peggy

christine said...

Hi Michelle:)
Okay so I have to say I was sitting here just minding my own business going through my list of favorites to see what was new on everyone's blog and I read yours today to catch up and WOW!! I guess I have missed slot with being in the hospital. So I went and checked out the site with the children and spent an entire hour on there reading all the different stories. I have to tell you first off that I have stage 4 malignant melanoma and my 6 year old and 5 year old sons have watched me endure so much that all they have ever known is that they have a very sick mommy. BUT...I have always told them that I am very blessed because there are many children out there that are also very sick and that we need to be praying for them. Now Michelle you have given me another avenue to help those children that are fighting and I can do this with my 2 boys also!! So as I pour my second cup of coffee and recover from having lung surgery, I am going to settle down at my scrapping desk and work on some cards for those children!! Please put my name down for your challenge Christine Uporsky:)
And Thank You for doing such a wonderful challenge. I would have never known about that web site if it weren't for you doing this:)

Fondly,
Christine Uporsky

Kevin & Misti said...

Please add me to your list.

--Misti

Karey in OK said...

Thanks for bringing this to our attention. I teach a 4th grade Sunday School class at my church. We will be happy to make cards!

elizabeth said...

Please add me to the list. I love your blog and I love that you are doing this.

Janet S said...

I'm a little slow in blog reading these days but please add my name to your list for Make A child Smile. It always makes me smile to help out someone else. Thanks for the challenge.

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