Katy's Kindness Card Drive:
Did you know?:
* 1 in 100 babies in the US is born with a Congenital Heart Defect; that's 1 every 15 minutes!
* There are over 36 defined Congenital Heart Defects
* Congenital Heart Defects are the most frequently occurring birth defects worldwide
* Congenital Heart Defects are 60 times more prevalent than childhood cancer
* Twice as many children die from Congenital Heart Defects in the US each year than from all forms of childhood cancer combined.
These statistics are scary. These children spend so much time living in a hospital. The Katy M. Murphy Foundation would like to start sending out Kindness Kits to these families. Katy's Kindness Kits will be delivered to patients, inpatient, at Boston Children's Hospital specifically on the cardiac floors. ( Other floors and hospitals may be added at a future date)
The purpose of a Katy's Kindness Kit is to share a bit of happiness with a child, and their families, that are stuck in the hospital. Each kit will contain items that brought Katy happiness during her many hospitalizations. Kits may include but are not limited to:
Colorful pillowcases, books, play dough, crayons, coloring books, iTunes gift cards, chap stick, nail polish, matchbox cars, puzzles, hats/blankets/wubnubs, uno cards, socks etc. etc.
We would like to add a handmade card to each kit and that is where YOU come in. We will need many cards and are turning to the card making community for help.
The Katy's Kindness Kit Card Drive will start on February 14, 2017 and end on April 15, 2017.
We would like to ask that you send in happy, uplifting cards. They do not have to all be child geared. Some will go to the parents of the younger children and some to teenagers We do ask that you please do NOT send in Get Well cards. Hello, thinking of you, have a nice day, etc are all good cards to send in.
If you could send an envelope for each card you send in, it would be most appreciated.
Please, nothing sharp on the cards.
You may sign the cards and add where you are from. You can also write a note or stamp inside the card.
PLEASE DO NOT SEAL ENVELOPES--we will be adding gift cards to them.
You can mail your cards to:
Katy M. Murphy Foundation
P.O Box 73
Jackson, NH 03846
Please use THIS SUBMISSION FORM when sending in your cards. It's how we will keep track of your submissions when drawing winners prizes. The more cards you send in the better your chances of winning some of these amazing prizes will be.
If you share your cards on Social Media please use #katyskindness
If you have any questions at all, please feel free to e-mail me, Michelle Liimatainen, at Pagemasterdesigns@gmail.com
We have some AMAZING SPONSORS for this drive, with lots of incredible items to raffle off, to the people who send in cards. Each card you send in gives you an entry to the give-a-ways. Cards must be Postmarked by April 15th to qualify for prizes
We would like to give a huge shout to the following companies for sponsoring the Card Drive with their many generous prizes:
The Katy M Murphy 1st Annual Rock Star 5k Road Race and Fun Run
Jackson, New Hampshire
Click here to register!!
Help us make our first annual event spectacular!!
Our special campaigns
Annual Toy Drive for Boston Children's Hospital
Each December we distribute toys at Boston Children's Hospital ... watch for our Toy Drive later in 2017
Assistance with Headstone Purchases
We understand the pain of losing a child and are very sensitive to your feelings during this extremely difficult time. If you are in need of financial assistance ... please click here to download our assistance form, fill it out and return it to us.
Save The Date - December 9, 2017!!
Join us for our 1st Annual Holiday Heart Gala ... Additional information coming soon.