I was thinking about the history of Cardz For Kidz recently and how it has grown. In the early days, we were only receiving cards from a couple of partners and delivering them to one location, so we didn’t have to worry about supply and demand. As we began to receive an influx of cards from partners and more places requesting cards, I began to notice a few trends. People love to make cards around Christmas, Valentine's Day, and Easter, but there’s often a large decrease in production during the summer. To this day, we’re still reviewing the data to determine if this is due to schools being out in the summer, more people on vacation, or maybe people simply prefer not to volunteer during the summer.
The summer lull is what sparked the idea to host a Pledge Allegiance event that took place every July. The goal of that event was to raise funds and get more cards. People would make a “per card pledge” so for every card that was made a specific dollar amount was donated.
Here are a few photos from those historic events: