About Cards for Hospitalized Kids
"Cards for Hospitalized Kids provides patients and families an unexpected note of encouragement and support when they need it most. These messages have a tremendous impact at the right time, and we are forever grateful to Jen and all those who participate in Cards for Hospitalized Kids for their efforts.”
Cards for Hospitalized Kids (CFHK) is an internationally recognized nonprofit charity that distributes uplifting, handmade cards to Children’s Hospitals and Ronald McDonald Houses in all 50 states. Doctors provide the medicine and CFHK aims to provide hope, joy & magic through cards. CFHK was founded in 2011 by a high school student named Jen Rubino whose own experiences a "hospitalized kid", undergoing 20+ surgeries, inspired her to start CFHK to help others.
While CFHK began as a local endeavor, it quickly expanded. CFHK is now national and receives cards from all over the United States as well as countries abroad such as France, Australia, China, etc.
Using CFHK’s card-making guidelines, individuals and groups (schools, companies, churches, teams, extra-curricular groups, families, Girl Scouts & Boy Scouts, etc) donate their time + creativity to make cards and send them to CFHK for distribution. CFHK has also been fortunate to have companies such as Erin Condren, Gallery Collection, Hershey and others donate supplies & materials to further our mission. In addition to cards, CFHK also provides autographs from celebrity and athlete supporters. People of all ages and walks of life have come together under this common cause of spreading strength and smiles to sick kids.
CFHK distributes general cards monthly as well as holiday cards for major holidays. Each card is unique, just like the child who receives it. Over 500,000 cards have been distributed since CFHK’s inception.
While a card may seem simple, it is truly impactful for the hospitalized kids who receive them. Hospitalized kids often feel lonely, isolated, afraid, etc. and often miss out on normal joys of childhood taken for granted. Receiving a card helps brighten their day and shows them someone is thinking of them. The cards are particularly impactful for kids, battling chronic or serious health issues, who receive cards from CFHK regularly.
The CFHK team has exciting plans to expand to more hospitals, and looks forward to continuing to spread strength & smiles to as many hospitalized kids as possible. CFHK's Tax ID is 92-192-7887.
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