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