To see my original Caring Hearts Card Drive post, click here.
We're getting to the 'pointy end' of the Caring Hearts Card Drive for 2015. The lovely Linda Langes has provided an update on the Australian-based component of this drive on her blog.
From my end in Melbourne, I have so far received 15 cards from a wonderful crafty friend of mine, with another 10-12 friends providing me with cards at a crafty event next weekend. I am also hopeful that some other friends of mine on the other side of town will get into the spirit of the CHCD and send me some cards in the not-too-distant future as well. Any other Victorian crafter who would like to send cards locally for Victorian-based aged care facilities are welcome to send cards to me as follows:
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I have so far arranged for up to 300 cards to be delivered to five separate aged care facilities across Melbourne. I stopped at that point as I didn't want to promise cards that I wouldn't necessarily be able to deliver (!). Once I get cards in from local crafters, I can then set about contacting additional facilities on my list across the broader Victorian area.
For my part personally, I am busy creating cards for students at my kids' school, Bundoora Primary School. We use this drive as a mini-fundraiser for the school. I donate the cards to the school, the school then sells the cards to the students and families at $2.00 per card ($0.70 for postage costs back to the CHCD and $1.30 profit for the school's fundraising endeavours). We had orders for 105 cards as at last Monday - I'm hoping for many more by tomorrow. Here are some samples of cards I have created this year:
I'm off now to create some more designs - I think I'll do some poinsettias next!
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