Tagged: volunteer

Where Do We Go From Here?

I started this site and this group as a way to keep the memory of my mom alive.  Making other people smile while they’re feeling down from cancer treatments or other illnesses is something that really makes me happy.  I know that lots of kind-hearted people signed up to join me on this mission for the same reason as well.

For some reason though, I have a really hard time getting people signed up to receive cards and tokens from our group.  What can you do?  Think real hard about people who you may know in your everyday life, church, work site, etc.  Is there someone who might benefit from a showering of cards?    If anybody knows of a way to reach out to those who are suffering and could use a “pick me up” from others, please contact me.  I’d LOVE to brainstorm on ways to get this group to grow and touch as many people as we can.

I’m not giving up…

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Thanks for all you do!

Stacie xo

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How Does This Whole Process Work?

Hi Everyone!

I just wanted to take a minute and THANK everyone for all of the GREAT things you have been doing to bring sunshine and smiles to others who are going through tough times in their lives.

If you want to send cards to others, please go to the top of the website page and click on I Want to Send A Smile.  Only after you have filled out the form there will you receive the names of card recipients each Friday.

If you know of someone who would like to receive our cards, please go to the top of the website page and click on I Want to Receive a Smile.  The person’s name will then be added to our list and will be included in the Friday email.

I had a blog button made for this site.  If you have a blog, I’d love to have you put the button on your page and link back to this site.  Spread the word!

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We’re growing every day and I’m so proud of what we are doing!

Happy Holidays!

I hope everyone is having a Happy Holiday Season. Take some extra time to hug your loved ones and enjoy their company.

As always, we are looking for people to send our cards to. If you know someone who could use some cheer, please sign them up by filling out the “receive a smile” form. And if you’re looking for a gratifying experience for yourself please consider signing up at the “send a smile” page.

Thanks again for joining me on this journey in remembering my mom. Happy New Year!!

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Just Do It!

The newest list of Card Receivers has been emailed to everyone on the Senders List.  These lists will be sent on Friday evenings, allowing people to get a head start on sending their cards over the weekends while they are off of work.

If you know of someone who would benefit from a showering of cards, please fill in the appropriate form (located in the navigation bar at the top of this page).  If you haven’t signed up to be a Sender yet, please consider doing so.  Let’s continue to spread those smiles!!

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First Assignments Have Been Sent

I sent out the list of our first 3 “Card Receivers” tonight.  If you did not get that email, then I do not have you on my “Sender’s List.”  Please go to the top of this page and click on the tab that says “Send a Smile.”  Please enter your information.  You will then be added to the list.  I feel that it is important to maintain as much privacy as possible by not posting the lists here on this site.  Doing so might broadcast people’s private information across the internet.  Instead, I am privately sending out emails with the information.  I hope this makes sense.  Please contact me if you have any questions.

Thank you to everyone who has volunteered to send cards!  

Have a wonderful weekend!

Almost Ready to Go!

Thank you so much to my family and friends for supporting this project of mine.  It really means a lot to me!  We are almost ready to start sending out cards to those who may need encouragement and a smile.  December 1st, 2012 is the official kick-off date.

Here is a list of things that you can do to get ready:

  1. Sign up to be a “Sender.”  This is the only way to receive the list of receivers for the cards.  Signing up to receive emails of new blog posts will not get you on the list to be a sender.  Just fill out the simple and quick form which includes your “agreement” to abide by the rules.  We can never have too many Senders!!
  2. Please tell your friends, family and social media circles about this site.
  3. Start buying or making cards.  I usually shop the Encouragement and Thinking of You sections at my local card shop.  Most stores have $1 card sections nowadays.
  4. Stock up on stamps.  I always buy the Forever stamps since postage is always changing.
  5. Do you know someone who is currently suffering from cancer or another devastating illness?  Please sign them up as a “Receiver.”  We are currently seeking more people to receive cards and smiles.

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Together we can make this happen!