2014 Valentine's Day Cards For A Cause Campaign // by atiliayA year ago I had this little idea that I might be able to raise meals for children in South Africa by creating Valentine’s Day cards.  With that I launched the first Cards For A Cause Campaign and with many card senders, we raised enough meals for the 60 children at The EEC Preschool + Nursery in Motherwell, South Africa for 1 year and 94 days!

I can’t believe a year has passed and that we’ve come full circle and it’s time for the second round!

I am ecstatic to share with you the 2nd Annual Valentine’s Day Cards For A Cause collection! Each card will help to provide nutritious meals for babies and toddlers at The Ebongalethu Educare Center in Motherwell, South Africa! The EEC is a preschool and nursery atiliay sponsors through Food4Africa, an organization I met while in South Africa on a TOMS shoe drop back in 2007.  They do amazing work to try to alleviate child hunger and to help give children living in poverty a chance at a good start in life.  With your help, I hope we can secure meals for these little ones for an entire year again!

The EEC Preschool + Nursery In Motherwell, South AfricaTHE CAMPAIGN

Send a unique handmade card to friends and family and help feed children in need at the same time! Each card helps to provide nutritious porridge for the children at The EEC Preschool + Nursery. The porridge is specially formulated and consists of cooked maize, soy, 26 vitamins, minerals and amino acids, carbohydrates, fiber, and cereal fats that work to maximize nutrient intake on a daily basis. Providing the proper nutrition at this young age is crucial to their development and gives them a good start in life!

Little ones from The EECTHE CARDS

See the entire card collection and purchase them at atiliay’s Etsy shop and comes with tracking.  It can be sent to you or I can send it directly to your recipient for you!  There are single cards, sets, and kid-friendly designs!  In addition to designs from hand carved linoleum stamps, these cards also include hand stitching and hand lettering.

If you’d like a custom order, feel free to email me at hi.atiliay@gmail.com.

atiliay's Valentine's Day Cards


The goal is to raise enough meals for 365 days for the 60 children at The EEC which is 21,900 meals. That may seem like a lot but I know we can reach this goal together!

Thank you to everyone who has already made a purchase- you have helped to raise 734 meals so far!

Please help spread the word- share on Instagram and Facebook, pin it, tweet it, and tell everyone you know! :)

I will be posting updates on what we have raised on my Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter– I’d love for you to follow along!

Happy (early) Valentine’s Day and please help make the 2nd Annual Valentine’s Day Cards For A Cause Campaign a success!