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Username Post: me again!! Cards for kids!        (Topic#1562519)
randasue
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hi ya'll!!! i am back to le you all know that i am starting my card project again for Royal Family Kids Camp, a camp for battered, neglectedand abused children. our camp is in clayton county, ga. ech week at camp all the campers receive cards with notes written by their counselors and other camp staff. i started this project here 3 years ago, and the great people here have helped me make it a wonderful project for the kids. i could not have done this by myself, each year we have donated over 1,000 cards and they are pretty much all used by the end of the week. I am posting the info below for you to read, and if you want to be a part of this worthwhile project, just post here and let me know. if you have any questions, just pm me, or post here. thanks for taking the time to read this.

My family is involved in a camp for battered, abused, or neglected children. The camp is called Royal Family Kids Camp, and it is a church sponsored camp, but we don't push anything on the children. We are just there to let them know that someone cares about them, and we treat them "Royally". There is a camp website that you can go to if you want to check out the organization; www.rfkc.org. There are many camps here in the US, and around the world. The camp that this project is for is the Clayton County, Ga camp. However, my dream is to spread this project to other RFK camps around the country, and the world.

Every day at camp, the campers receive cards from their councelors, and other staff members. I started this project in 2008, for the 2009 camp. This project couldn't happen without the caring people here at sb.com who helped make my dream a reality. At the camp in 2008, I had a idea that instead of just 3x5 cards with notes and stickers stuck on them, that it would be neat if we could have handmade cards for the staff to use for the notes to the campers. The first year, we had over 1,000 handmade cards donated, and the second year, we had about the same. The look on the camper's faces when they realized that someone who didn't even know them would take the time to make these cards for them was so special. The campers could be found at night, taking their cards and reading and talking about the cards, sharing their favorites with their cabin buddes. This project touches so many hearts who truly need to know that there are good people in the world, who want to help them,and care about them.

I will use this thread to post the names of those who sign up to participate, and will mark your namess as the cards are received. I do want you all to know that I understand that sometimes, situations change, and you may not be able to participate as planned. Please, just pm me, and let me know, and I will understand. If the shipping cost of the cards is a problem, pm me and I have some people willing to help in this area.

You will find all the information you need listed below, but if you have any questions, please post them here, on this thread, because you might ask a question that someone else has as well. But please feel free to pm me if you still have any questions not answered here.

1. The cards can be any size that works for you, but it is best if they are standard card size, or smaller. This is a great time to use up scraps..some of the cutest cards I have seen, are little...3x4 or so, when folded. Envelopes are NOT needed. We just write the campers name on the back of the card and put in the camper's cubby in the camp mailbox.

2. Please sign your name or screen name on the back of the cards, in small letters on the side or bottom of the card.

3. Mail the cards at any time, just be sure to mail them by mid june 2012 for the July 2012 camp. Please put your screen name on the package you mail them in to help me out.
mail to Rhonda Towe, P.O. Box 583, Morrow, Ga 30260
4. The cards can be any theme, girl, boy, or for either sex. Other themes can be: princess, prince, popular characters( Disney, movie characters, etc}, sports, floral, animals, etc.
We have an "Everybody's Birthday" party, so bd cards are great too. We also have a tea party for the girls, so that is a nice theme too. Also, positive words or quotes are nice too; way to go, awesome, you rock....etc. We seem to have more girl cards each year, so if you especially like boy themes, then that helps too. Your cards can be as simple or as elaborate as you want them to be. One person here sent me some valentines that were from the movie CARS, and I am going to cut them up and use them on cards this year. So, keep your creative mind alert, and you can come up with some great inexpensive ideas for your cards. Be sure to share any such ideas here to help out the others working on this projec.

5. Lastly, please help me spead the word about this project. I had a private school that made some cards that were just precious, and the campers loved that children like them, would do that for them! Think about groups you are involved with; girl and boy scouts, church groups, crop groups, schools, etc. For instance, if you have a blog, post a link about this on your blog. If you host a crop, give door prize tickets to anyone who brings or makes cards. If you sell sb products, or card making products, challenge your customers or crop attendees to make some. Please help me get this out to as many people as you can. If we get more cards than our camp can use, I wil send some to another rfk camp.

Well, I hope this isn't too much info, but I appreciate you taking the time. If you want to help, just post here, and I will add your name to the list here.
Thanks for reading, and Bless you!

********EXTRA INFORMATION; THIS YEAR'S CAMP WILL BE THE OLYMPIC THEME. OF COURSE, WE DON'T WANT ALL CARDS TO BE THE OLYMPIC THEME, BUT IT IS GREAT TO HAVE ALOT THAT ARE.

1. bj9268
2. Sharon Elise
3. disneylisa
4. jaspernonyx
5. bbarthehj
6. cnsarenee
7. dlanvinson
8. susanlk
9. pinkpaperairedale
10. SarahWscraps
11. renwa33
12. peridotskies
13. armygirl
14. renwa33
15. ximxyoursx
16. veejer
17. ximxyoursx
18. logawood
19. Katz101808
20. DKravec
21. texlady
22. laceykat
23. Linny
24. Christine 19850
25. Scrap-peace3
26. MichelleAdams
27. Sue-Z-Que
28. prittb
29. kiyawinn
30. lamoo12
31. vivian lake
32. missymckibben
33. scrappnmom2il
34. nautolan


 
bj9268 
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In response to randasue

Sign me up for this. I've always wanted to participate but didn't for some reason. With this advance notice I'll definitely start making cards during my spare time.


 
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In response to bj9268

I want to do this again...Please sign me up.


 
disneylisa
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In response to SHARON ELISE

I'm in again. Have about 50 made already.

I also gave my nieces a book of stickers and printed out some cards with simple borders. We'll see what they come up with.


 
jaspernonyx
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Sign me up, too!


 
bbarthej
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I'm in!


 
cnsarenee
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In response to bbarthej

My daughter and I would like to sign up again!


 
dlanvinson
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In response to bbarthej

Sign me up too! I've already made a few. Dori


 
susanlk
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In response to dlanvinson

Please sign me up. I only got a few cards to you for the 2011 camp, but I hope to do much better for 2012.


 
pinkpaperairedale
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I would like to participate. This will be my first time at this particular benefit/goodwill event. I have some "boy" embellishments and stickers that I was keeping for just the right thing. Well... this is JUST THE RIGHT THING. Thanks for the reminder. Best wishes on another successful year and thank you for being an advocate for children.


 
SarahWscraps
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Sign me up again. I already have a few done. I am hoping to double what I sent this year.


 
randasue
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In response to SarahWscraps

hi ya'll! sorry i haven't been on here for a week or so.. school started last week, and my class doesn't have a teacher yet (I am a paraprofessional, or assistant to teacher) but NOW i am the teacher!!!! so needless to say, i have been busy, and not leaving work on time, an coming home exhausted!

BUT... i am so glad i got on here tonight!!!! thanks everyone for signing up...to returning people and to new people!!! it is going to be a great year, and we are going to have fun making the cards. thanks everyone! I am going to start the list on the first page now!


 
randasue
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btt


 
randasue
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still recruiting for this years camp project!!! you know you want to help!!! it is alot of fun, so think about joining us...we need you!


 
scalvert2542
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I have always wanted to get involved with something like this. Please sign me up!


 
randasue
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Adding you to the list! You will have a great time doing this project....thanks for wating to help! let me know if you have any questions!


 
scalvert2542
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I think I only have one question right now. Is it ok to make some duplicate cards? Ex: 5 of one card design, 3 of another, etc. or do you want all different?


 
randasue
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yes it is fine to make duplicate cards! i usually do a little of both....whatever i have and what i am in the mood for. thanks for helping out !

to anyone considering joining us...this project is open all year, to join in at any time. the cards will just have to be to me by June 25 or so, we will leave for camp on the last Sat. of June. Please help!!!


 
Peridotskies
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I would love to help!


 
armygirl
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My daughter Scrap-peace3 and I will join again for next years camp.


 
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