CARDS FOR A CAUSE: Valentine’s Day 2013

UPDATE 2/12/13:  View the results here!  Thank you for being a part of Cards For A Cause this Valentine’s Day!

In lieu of (or in addition to) chocolates, stuffed bears, and flowers, give your loved one a Valentine that represents kindness, generosity, community, and love.

Make a $5 donation in honor of a loved one and a Valentine’s Day card will be sent to them (who doesn’t love mail that isn’t a bill?) and your donation will provide 1 day’s worth of food for the 60 children being cared for at The Ebongalethu Educare Center (ECC for short!) in Motherwell, South Africa (which is located on the outskirts of Port Elizabeth).  To learn more about the center, please go here.

Your recipient will find a hand block printed card waiting for them in their mailbox by Valentine’s Day!  The card comes in 3 designs (hearts, cupid’s arrows, valentine trio) and 3 colors (pink, shown below, red, and black) you can choose from and will include a note to let them know a donation has been made in their name and details of this project.  You also have the option to include a message inside the card.  Find more photos and details on each card over here.

PLEASE NOTE CARD DELIVERIES CAN ONLY BE MADE IN THE USA AT THIS TIME.  IF YOU WOULD REALLY LIKE TO SEND ONE OVERSEAS, PLEASE EMAIL ME.  THANK YOU!

Once you make your donation and fill out the form, you will receive a confirmation via email.  All cards will be mailed on Thursday, Feb. 7th to ensure arrival by Valentine’s Day, Thursday, Feb. 14th.

Last day to sign up for a card delivery is Saturday, Feb 3rd (donations will continue to be collected!)

The goal is to have 365 cards sent out which would mean we have secured meals for all the children at The EEC for an entire year!!!  This also enables the Yummy Year Project to support and fundraise for additional causes that are important to us such as helping to relieve hunger in the US,  supporting arts education, helping our furry friends, assisting homeless Veterans and youth– just to name a few.

Ready to get started? Click below!

If you have any questions, send an email to yypcards (at) gmail (dot) com and I will be happy to help!  Please also contact me if:

  • You would like a card shipped outside the US
  • You are interested in making a larger donation and having more cards sent
  • You are a boutique and would like to have a card table set up
  • You have any other questions

*Special thanks to my friend Judy Tang, for first suggesting this idea for birthdays– a year-round birthday edition will be up soon!