Hosting a Card-Making Event for CFHK
Individuals and groups can host their own card-making event for CFHK. Card-making events are a great way to have fun and give back at the same time. The nice thing about hosting your own card-making event is that you are entirely in control; the event can be as big or small as you wish. Over the years, individuals and groups have hosted all types of different size card-making events for CFHK--from large scale corporate events with hundreds or thousands of people, to small community gatherings and everything in between!
Corporate companies, small businesses, schools and colleges, Girl Scout & Boy Scout troops, sororities, community organizations, teams, extra-curricular groups and churches, are a few of the many individuals / groups that have made a difference in the lives of hospitalized kids by hosting their own CFHK card-making event.
Often, national companies opt to host card-making events at
several of their locations rather than a centralized event. Examples include: LabCorp, Target, Bank of America, Wells Fargo, Hershey, Anytime Fitness, Sephora, UPS and more. CFHK is also approved on the Benevity platform where companies can log service hours for their CFHK event.
The checklist below can be helpful for planning a card-making event. Supportive materials for an event, such as the CFHK Factsheet, Card-Making guidelines, etc, can also be found on the supportive files page. If you need additional supportive materials for your event (such as: photos of card-receiving kids, media videos + articles on CFHK, etc), please contact us.
You can use the CFHK Logo in promotion of their event on social media and/or in flyers & promo materials. If need assistance designing a graphic and/or flyer for your event, please email team member Nina. If you'd like CFHK's assistance informing local media of your event and/or crafting a press release for your event, please also email Nina at Nina@CardsForHospitalizedKids.com. Our team is happy to help! We've successfully helped groups obtain local coverage of their card-making event such as: this story on NBC4 about teens hosting card-making events.
After the event, you can mail the cards to CFHK headquarters to be distributed to hospitals. You'll receive a thank you note in the mail after your cards are processed.
Since the the pandemic, many schools and companies have hosted virtual card-making events via Zoom. If you are hosting a virtual event and want Jen or another team member to virtually join the event, please contact us.
Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions.
Examples of of individuals and groups that have hosted their own card-making events for CFHK include: