Gratitude And Activity



12.10.17  Thank you to Jane M. of GA who sent 12 cards for my Houston hospitals.  I especially thank her for the envelopes as she sent in over-sized cards and I do not have envelopes for that size.  Jane sent in Christmas cards as well as birthday cards – I will save the Christmas for next year as I have already filled all my boxes for the holidays and mailed them off.  I do appreciate her sharing her time and talents with SAS4K, because where would we be without our wonderful card makers?  Happy Holidays to one and all!  jb
12/07/17 - A great big thank you goes to Kimberly Laws of Jackson NJ for her box of 62 assorted cards. Her cards are so unique and chock full of colors and texture. Kim thank you also for your financial donation which helps out with shipping. I appreciate your faithfulness and the kids (especially those at St. Peter's) are going to love them. ~~ Anne

12/07/17 - Thank you to Sue Carlson of Middleton NH who sent 21 Christmas cards for the kids. I am down to the wire and these cards helped fill my boxes to overflowing with Christmas cuteness for the Kids. Thanks Sue for your faithfulness. ~~ Anne

12/7/2017-I have three wonderful people to thank tonight -- two repeat senders and one SAS4Kids volunteer! Repeat senders Martha Bricker Of CA and Sandra Mullineaux of NC sent boxes of winter/holiday cards -- 24 and 53 cards, respectively. And, SAS4Kids Shipper Janet Bailey sent a large box of holiday/winter cards. I was a little concerned about the box I'm sending to Nationwide Children's next week until these three shipments arrived. Martha, Sandra, and Janet: Thank you, thank you, thank you!!! ~~ Sybrina

12/07/17 - Gingerbread Men, the Peanuts Gang and a few Hanukkah cards were found on my front step today from a repeat card maker Stacy Lazzarro from Zionsville PA. Thanks so much for your cards (30) Stacy and the financial donation as well. The kids are going to love your cute 
cards.  ~~Anne


12.5.17  A very large box was just delivered from Annisa G. in my home state of Texas.  She included a variety of cards as well as MANY kits for card making.  I have friends coming over Thursday who are going to work on cards using these kits.  What fun!  Thank you, Annisa, for thinking of us and sending us a box ‘o fun!  jb
12.5.17  A big thank you to Lenora S. and Ruby H., both repeat donors, who filled up my last box of holiday and winter cards.  I see they both send to other volunteers as well – where do they find the time? Their cards are all so cute and kid-friendly.  Thank you for including envelopes as well.  You gals ROCK!  jb
12/2/17-Received another box and package :)  One from a new donor, Ann P Williams of TN and another from Andrea La Vigne of TX.  Thank you Ann and Andrea for your great cards, more smiles for our kids! :)  Also a thank you to Andrea's mother, Patricia La Vigne for her donation for shipping! :)  All of these donations are needed and greatly appreciated! :)  I have 5 boxes of cards ready to ship tomorrow! :)   Janet Kay

12/02/17 – Received a box of 50 cute cards as well as a generous donation from loyal donor Robin Hayworth in NY. Thank you for the nice variety the kids will have fun with. Angie

12/1/17-Received a package and a box today :)  I also received a box from Dr. Robin Hayworth of NY as well as a donation for shipping.  Thank you Robin for your wonderful cards and your generous dedication to SAS4Kids! :)  I received a package of cards from a new donor, Judy Retz of IN.  Judy also sent a donation for shipping, thank you Judy for thinking of our kids in hospitals! :)   Janet Kay 

12/01/17 - Received a box of 50 assorted cards from Dr. Robin Hayworth of New York NY. Dr. Robin does a great job with her choice of encouraging words for kids of every age group. Thank you Dr. Robin for your continued support of SAS4KIDS and for your financial support as well.  ~~ Anne

12/01/17 - Corine Lockhart of Merritt Island FL sent 18 beautiful Christmas cards. The shaker cards she made are so professional. Also she took the time and effort to line the inside of each card as well as lining, embellishing and coordinating the envelopes. The kids are going to love these cards. Thanks so much Corine. ~~ Anne

11/30/17-Received a box and a package today from Lilian Wiedmaier of AZ and Karen Peterson of NE :)  Thank you ladies for your special cards that will bring smiles to small faces! :)  Janet Kay

11/29/17-Received two boxes this day, one from Donna Wakefield of IN and one from Alyce Hill Brown of CA.  Thank you ladies for your great cards and for thinking of our kids at Christmas! :)    Janet Kay

11/30/2017-Received a wonderful box of cards and a cash donation from repeat donor Dr. Robin Hayworth of NY! Robin included ever-popular thank you cards and some lovely anytime cards that will brighten the spirits of patients at Nationwide Children's. Thank you so much, Robin, for all you do for SAS4Kids.  :)  ~~ Sybrina


11/28/17 - Received a box of 140 Christmas Cards yesterday from Eileen Koffroth who lives in Pennsburg PA. Each card was different with unique images. She also makes lovely tags - large ones that the kids can hang on their doors. Thanks so much Eileen for your faithfulness. ~~ Anne 

11/28/17 – Received a box of 18 beautiful Christmas cards from a donor in Saco, ME. I’d like to send a special thank you to all of the anonymous donors I hear from throughout the year. I appreciate you all! Angie

11/27/17 - On Friday I received a box of  90 cards from Sybilla Greiner of Gilbertsville PA. She always uses the most stunning images on her cards and each one is unique. Thanks Sybilla, the kids are going to S M I L E when they see these Christmas/Holiday cards. ~~ Anne

11/25/17-Received 2 more boxes, just in time for packing! :)  A box from Trish Cudney of MN, and another box from Brenda Zellner of WI :)  Thank you ladies, I have lots of boxes to pack and send smiles to! :)   Janet Kay

11/24/17-Received 3 boxes of great cards from Roz Hawotte of IL, Lillian Abrams of MI and
 Lee Mae Elkins of WA:)  What a nice surprise when I opened my door! :)  Thank you ladies for your Christmas cards that will be packed up this weekend to ship! :)  Thank you as well for your included misc. cards :)  Lots of fun in store for our kids! :)   Janet Kay 

11/22/2017-Received a box of 9 adorable holiday/winter cards and a cash donation from repeat sender Sherry Hickey of VA! Thanks so much, Sherry, for your loyal support of SAS4Kids and Nationwide Children's. I know the kids are going to love these fun cards.  :)  ~~ Sybrina

11/22/17 - WOW! I feel like it is Christmas today. Another box on my doorstep was from Patricia Hays of Verona VA. She sent 50 beautifully made cards which included Holiday, Birthday, Thank You, Winter and Encouragement cards. She packed her box with folded cartoons from the newspaper which I will include in my Christmas shipments to the hospitals. Thanks for the wonderful idea Patricia and I appreciate your faithfulness. Also thank you so much for your financial contribution which is so helpful with shipping. ~~ Anne

11/22/17 - Sixty beautiful, gorgeous, lovely, happy, inspiring, and cute Holiday/Winter cards showed up on my doorstep today. A big thank you goes to Elaine Bailey of Yardley, PA. Thanks Elaine for your faithfulness. ~~ Anne

11/21/17 - Thanks so very much to Barbara Suhaka of Manville NJ and Ruth Bielanski of Hillsborough NJ for the box of 60 Holiday, General and Kid Friendly Birthday (age 10 and under) Cards. They are all so cute and I appreciate the incredible attention to detail. We want our kids to feel special and these cards certainly will. ~~ Anne

11/21/17 - A big Thank You to Nancy Rigoglioso for the 30 adorable Christmas/Holiday cards. The quality of her work shows in each and every card. Thank you also Nancy for your financial contribution which helps with gas/shipping. ~~ Anne

11/20/17-Received a package of Christmas and misc. cards from Tammy Gullett of IA.  Thank you Tammy for these great, fun cards! :)   Janet Kay

11/18/17-Received a small but requested box, of Welcome cards from Roberta Giefer of TX.  Thank you Roberta for filling one of our special requests! :)   Janet Kay

11/16/17-Received 4 boxes of cards!  Alissa McKinny of IN.  Debbie Caldwell of MI, and Paula Kysilka of FL. Also a box from our own Jill Blasche of TX, plus her friends, Ginny and Jan.  Thank you all for your wonderful cards! :)   Janet Kay

11/17/17 - Thank you to Linda Wood of Des Moines IA who sent in 10 adorable Christmas Cards each one unique and different. Thank you Linda for your cards. ~~ Anne


11/17/17  -  Received boxes from two loyal donors. Penny Wierzbicki of TX made 135 cute cards – lots of Christmas and general. Pam Moore of TX made 78 adorable cards and included a generous donation. Thank you both for brightening the lives of the kids at Children’s of Alabama. Angie

 11/17/2017-Received a wonderful box of 20 Christmas and thank you cards from repeat donor Lee Ann Elkins of WA! Lee Ann's cards are always so bright and cheery, and I know those Christmas cards of hers are going to brighten up the holidays for some special little patients. Thanks so much, Lee Ann, for all of your support of SAS4Kids.  :)  ~~ Sybrina

11/16/17 - A huge thank you goes out to Penny Wierzbicki of Arlington TX who sent in a box of 136 cards including a variety of sentiments and sizes of cards. A few of her cards stuck out - one with Zentangles which I think she did herself and a Santa/Chimney embossing folder of which I own and now I can case. Thanks so much Penny for all you do for SAS4KIDS. ~~ Anne

11.16.17  Miracles do happen!   I am almost out of cards and today I received two boxes in the mail.  Wonderfully cute cards came from Penny W. in my home state of Texas as well as Heather G. and her fellow card makers at the SCP Craft Guild in Fl.  Since I just heard from another hospital in my area that they indeed want our cards, these boxes came at the best time ever.  Thank you ladies for thinking of these kids in Houston and sending cards to help bring smiles to their hearts.  jb
11/16/2017-Received a wonderful package of 56 cards from repeat donor Penny Wierzbicki of TX! Penny sent a wonderful assortment of holiday and inspirational cards that are perfect for our older patients. Thank you, Penny, for all you do for SAS4Kids and all the smiles you've sent to Nationwide Children's these last few years.  :)   ~~ Sybrina

11.15.17  I have had so much fun these past few days, going through all the cards that have come my way.  As it brings such joy to me just to look at each one, I can only imagine how the kids must feel when they receive them.  Thank you to everyone who shares their time and talents with the kids.  I received cards from Angie S. of SD, Barbara R. of KS, and more great cards from repeat donor Connie M. of my home state Tex.  I could not spread all this cheer without the help of such generous card makers.  I also want to thank each of these ladies for the envelopes they include – it really helps.  Thank you one and all!  jb

11/13/17-Received a final box of cards from Barbara Roe, of CA.  Barbara will be spending time teaching card making :)  Thank you Barbara for the cards and best wishes for your next chapter in life! :)   Janet Kay
11/2/17  A big Thank You to Ashlie M. from Austin, TX for the donation and sending 13 handmade cards by her Pre-school class! The cards are so pretty and that was so sweet! Thank you to Odin, Luke, Micaya, Molli, Ireland and Emma for making such cute cards! I’m sure that the kids at the hospital will just love the cards! Great job! ~~Cyndi

11/6/17  Thank you to Elizabeth H. from SC who sent 35 cards for the kids! Her card are all so lovely and I can’t wait to take them to the hospital for the kids! They will love them! ~~Cyndi

11/6/17  A huge thank you to Brenda K. from TX for sending 68 fabulous cards for the kids! I think the kids are going to love the cards and will really appreciate them! ~~Cyndi

11/13/2017-Mailed a large box of cards to Nationwide Children's yesterday! While the box had lots of fall-themed and Thanksgiving cards, it also included some general sentiment and birthday cards. Thanks so much to all our amazing card makers who made this possible! ~~ Sybrina

11/09/17 - Claudia S. from sunny Florida, sent 27 cards, most were much needed birthday cards (kids). She also sent the cutest thank you cards for the kids to give to doctors and nurses. Thank you Claudia. ~~ Anne

11/09/17 - Received 6 much needed Birthday Cards (kids) from Angie Seyer of Aberdeen SD. Angie did not include an email address -- thank you so very much Angie. ~~ Anne

11-9-17-Yes, I received two more packages of cards today, one from Roberta Giefer of TX and one from Angie Seyer of SD :)  Thank you ladies for your Fall, Christmas and Boy cards! :)  Fall will be saved for next year, but the Christmas and boy cards will be going out soon! :)   Janet Kay

11-8-17-It's been a busy week for me!  On this day I received a box and an envelope with cards.  A box from Ruby Haugen of MN and an envelope from Michelle Stalder of NC!  Thank you ladies for your Fall and Winter cards! :)  Ruby is a long time sender, and today was Michelle's first time with me :)  Janet Kay

11/7/17-Received on 11/6- Six boxes and envelopes of cards!  I received cards from Jeannine Gork of GA, Kathy Jaken of IL, Holly Blaskie of MI, Lisa Simokatis of IL, Patricia Moyes of VA, Janelle Klapperich of SD and today a small box from Kayla Ford, of IL!! Thank you ladies for all of your great cards!  I love the Fall, Winter, Christmas and Misc. cards that will be finding their way into boxes to bring smiles to our kids at my 4 hospitals! :)   Janet Kay

11/07/2017-Came back from an extended vacation to find four packages waiting for me at our local post office! Huge thank yous to these wonderful card makers!!! All of your fall-themed and thank you cards will be immediately going into a box headed to Nationwide Children's. ~~ Sybrina
  • Arlene Armenta of IL sent 19 cards, including cute cards for younger and more sophisticated card. Her package also included much-needed thank yous.
  • Elaine Thomas of AZ sent a wonderful variety of 27 cards. In addition to fall-themed cards, Elaine included birthdays, thank yous, and general greeting cards.
  • Repeat donor Jane Lange of MN sent a box full of lovely fall-themed greeting cards. Jane's cards included 26 cards expressing Thanksgiving wishes and heartfelt thank yous.
  • Repeat donor Robin Hayworth of NY sent a generous cash donation and 50 terrific cards. Robin included cards without any sentiments.... which are the most commonly requested cards at Nationwide Children's.
11/07/17 - Patricia Moyes of Fredericksburg, VA sent in 15 lovely Winter/Holiday cards. Thanks so much Patty for your continued support! ~~ Anne

11/07/17 - Found a box of lovely cards in my newspaper box yesterday from a local card maker, Beverly Yurkanin of Levittown, PA, 34 Holiday/Christmas cards and 6 very adorable encouragement cards. Thanks Beverly for your loyalty. ~~ Anne


11/06/17 – Sent off a box of 135 cards to Children’s of Alabama. Sincere thanks to all who made this possible! Angie

11-6-17 A big thank you to Roberta G. from Arlington, Tex. for the wonderful cards she sent for my hospitals. Roberta's cards are always so creative and fun. I am pleased to say she is a friend of mine and we share tips and dies and stuff all the time.  Thank you, Roberta, for supporting me in so many ways. jb

11-2-17  I received a box of wonderful cards from Lenora S. Her cards are so cute and kid-friendly.  She certainly has been busy as I see she sent cards to other volunteers as well.  Thank you, Lenora, for sharing your talents with all of us.  The children are going to smile big time when they get your cards! Jb

11/2/17-I also received a package from Lenora Scott of MO.  Thank you Lenora for thinking of our kids:)  Janet Kay

11/02/17 - Thank you to Lenora Scot of Springfield MO who sent in 56 Fall, Winter, No Sentiment and assorted other cards. A nice variety and much needed. Thanks so much Lenora. ~~ Anne


11/1/17-Received a box of Winter cards from Trish Cudney of MN.  Thank you Trish for these great cards and letting me know where you bought the nice Winter paper! :)  
Janet Kay

10/30/17-Received 50 cards from Cassandra Young of FL.  Thank you Cass for the Winter and Christmas cards :)  Janet Kay

10/29/17 – Received a box of 50 sweet cards from repeat donor Robin Hayworth in NY. Included was an appreciated donation, a nice assortment of birthday, thank you and cards for general use. Thank you for thinking of the kids at Children’s of Alabama! Angie

10/28/17 - Received 50 assorted cards from Dr. Robin Hayworth from New York, NY. Thanks Dr. Robin and for your financial help as well. I so appreciate it. ~~ Anne

10/28/17 - Thank you so very much to Jennifer Kubo from Sacramento CA for her 31 assorted cards for the kids. Thanks so much Jennifer for hitting all occasions especially kid friendly birthdays and your loyalty to SAS4KIDS. ~~ Anne

10/27/17  A great big Thank You to April F. from Nevada! She sent in a box of 37 fantastic cards for the kids! Her Disney cards are wonderful! ~Cyndi

10/15/17  A super big Thank You to my friend, Laura M. from San Antonio as she gave me a box of at least 100 cards! As soon as I mentioned I was volunteering, she went to work to give me cards for the kids! She has a great big heart! ~Cyndi

10/13/17  A HUGE Thank you Monica P. from New Mexico who sent me 321 assorted cards!! Plus, she labeled them for me on the back! Thank you, Monica! All of your cards are awesome and I am so excited to share them with the kids!! ~Cyndi

10/13/17  I took a total of 215 cards to the Children’s Hospital! ~Cyndi

10/8/17  Thanks a bunch to Doris R. from Minnesota for sending a package of 42 Halloween and Christmas cards! They are all super adorable!! ~Cyndi


10/1/17  Thank you so much to the kids of Shannon O.’s class! Her students handmade 18 beautiful cards for the kids at the Christus Santa Rosa Hospital! All of these cards were made with so much love and it shows! They are so pretty! Thank you, kids! ~Cyndi

10/26/17-Received from Sandy Borsheim of MN, 57 cards for Christmas, Winter, and teen boys.  Thank you Sandy for your variety of cards, also your donation for shipping! :)   Janet Kay

10/25/17-Received from Ruby Hagen of MN, 15 cards :)  Thank you Ruby, wonderful images and coloring! :)   Janet Kay

10/24/17-Received a box of cards from Katherine Torres of IL.  Thank you Katherine for the misc. cards for our kids :)  Janet Kay

10/23/17-Received three envelopes of cards with a total of 30 from Jeannine Gork of GA.  Thank you Jeannine for the wonderful Christmas cards! :)  Jeannine adds small images to the inside of her cards as well as envelopes and card backs, great attention to detail! :)    Janet Kay

10/23/17 - Beverly Yurkanin of Levittown PA left 41 delightful cards in my newspaper slot today. Beverly is one of many loyal card makers who never ceases to amaze me of her wonderful, professional designs for the kids. Thanks Beverly for helping me complete my Thanksgiving boxes and starting my Christmas shipments. ~~ Anne

10/21/17 - Received 12 cute Christmas cards with a snow bear waving hello, from Arlene Rose of Hilton NY. Thanks Arlene for motivating me to make Christmas cards and for your continued support. ~~ Anne

10/21/17 - Received 24 much needed kids Birthday Cards from Stephanie Nguyen of Lake Forest CA. Each one of the cards is different which helps because they can go right into the box for shipment. Stephanie is wonderful in checking our blog to find out what is needed and makes those cards. Thanks Stephanie for your continued support of SAS4KIDS. ~~ Anne

10/20/17-Received a great box of cards from Lee Mae Elkins of WA :)  Thank you Lee Mae, I especially like the new "boy" designs! :)  The kids and I have all been sick this last week so I have been trying not to touch any cards :(  I'm hoping we're all well really soon! :)    Janet Kay

10-19-17- We are sorry to share that this page and all its history of wonderful gifts of cards disappeared today. We are so very grateful for all the cards we have received through out the years and will start over expressing our gratitude here. Many of the cards we have received have been acknowledged on our Facebook page here: https://www.facebook.com/sendasmile4kidsusa

10.19.17  Received an adorable package in the mail today - all covered in hearts.  Thank you Stephanie N from CA.  Your cards are so cute.  I appreciate the assortment as well as the envelopes.  You are so sweet to help support the kids in Houston.  ❤jb

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