Cards for Hospitalized Kids

Non Profit Organization | Sacramento, California

Cards for Hospitalized Kids

During this pandemic, more and more children who were in hospitalized before the pandemic or during, are stuck in a stressful situation facing not only their complications but also the risks of the COVID-19 Pandemic.

Recognizing the persevearance that these children have, Be Great Sacramento wanted to help bring joy to those kids’ lives.

Led by Ankit Budhiraja, Vice President of Be Great Sacramento, this project involves a call to our community to help us donate cards to hospitalized kids through the Cards for Hospitalized Kids program, which “is an internationally recognized charitable organization that spreads hope, joy & magic to hospitalized kids across America through uplifting, handmade cards.” (CFHK Website)

Mailing Address

** If you do not feel comfortable or are unable to mail the cards, please do not hesitate to contact us, and we can schedule a pick up/drop off of the cards. Also, Dodnot forget to send us pictures of your cards for service hours.

Cards for Hospitalized Kids
7290 W. Devon
​Chicago, IL 60631

To get service hours, please send us images of your cards through our hour log, which can be found on the volunteer dashboard.

See Login Tab to Make an Account. If not interested in making an account, please contact us via Instagram, Email: contact@begreatasac.org, or any of our officers.

**The Following Information has been taken directly from the CFHK Website. We are sending our cards to the organization. **

Guidelines

DO NOT!

–  Other than signing your first name, please do not include any personal information, such as: phone number, address, email address etc. 

Hospitals will not allow us to distribute cards with this information.

– Write any religious comments such as “God Bless” or “I’m praying for you”. Hospitals do not allows us to distribute cards with these comments. Hospitals treat patients of all religions as well as patients that do not practice religion, which is why they do not allow us to give out cards containing religious comments.

MAIN RULE – Forbidden Supplies

The only rule regarding craft supplies is that nothing is excessive to the point of falling off. This is extremely important, as it can create health concerns for some patients.

To see if this is an issue, typically just running your finger over it and seeing how much rubs off will suffice. If little or nothing comes off, it is OK.

This is especially true for glitter.

What Supplies Can I Use

You can use any other supplies you wish, so long as the rule on the right.

Many people choose to use other craft supplies such as: 

  • Special Markers
  • Stickers
  • Glue-on craft decals
  • Other craft supplies.

Addressing

Since we do not yet know the child’s name, please make sure you do not address the card to a specific person.

You can sign your first name on your wall. You can also sign your state, such as “Katie from Nebraska”, if you wish to.

If you want to address the card, or writing within the card, here are some suggestions:

  • “Hey There”
  • “Hey you!”
  • “To: a very special person”

Sample Messages

At the request of hospitals, we you not to write “Get well”, “Feel Better” or other illness related comments.

This is very important since some of the patients suffer from medical conditions that are chronic, life-long, progressive and/or terminal.  

We recommend that you write uplifting messages such as: 

  • Stay strong
  • You are awesome
  • Never forget how amazing YOU are
  • You rock
  • I hope you have a great day today
  • You shine brighter than the sun
  • You inspire me
  • Be Brave
  • I believe in YOU

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