Frequently Asked Questions
Q: Does CFHK accept cards year-round?
A: Yes, we do.
Q: How often can I send cards?
A: Cards can be sent in as often as you would like to do so. We distribute cards monthly.
Q: Can I send the cards together in one large envelope?
Q: Does CFHK need spanish-written cards?
A: Yes!! We definitely need cards written in Spanish.
Q: What is the deadline for sending holiday cards?
A: We prefer to receive them at least 2 weeks prior to the holiday to ensure enough distribution time. However, we can accept cards up until 7 days before the holiday.
Q: Can we write "Merry Christmas" on holiday cards?
A: Yes. We also recommend making a few cards that simply say "Happy Holidays" or "Happy Hanukkah" for kids that don't celebrate Christmas.
Q: What hospitals do the cards go to?
A: Cards are not given to a single hospital. We give cards to hospitals around the USA as well as Ronald McDonald Houses (RMH).
Q: Where do I mail the cards?
A: Cards for Hospitalized Kids, 7290 W. Devon Ave., Chicago, IL 60631
Q: Should I address the card to a specific person?
Q: Should I sign my name on the card?
A: Yes, please sign your first name on the card.
Q: Does each card need an envelope?
A: No, the cards do not need to be in envelopes.
Q: Can I earn service hours for making cards?
A: Yes, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for more info on this.