Since Cardz for Kidz! started in Chicago, as expected, the majority of our cards have been sent to hospitals in the Midwest (as of April 2016 – 53% of cards were delivered within the Midwest). Recently, we’ve been striving to get more hospitals in an array of locations. In order to make that evident, we worked with the developers of our website to make sure that people can drag the map around so you can see ALL of our locations. For example, when you draaggggg the map, you can see our 4 destinations in Africa.
It’s actually interesting that we’ve shipped a total of 1,210 cards to children or seniors outside our 50 states. Thankfully, we know this number will consistently grow since we have lasting partnerships with our bordering neighbors – Mexico and Canada.
Canada – St Joseph Health Center – an overall hospital in Canada with a pediatric department that requests approximately 25 cards a quarter.
Canada – Reseau Selection – a senior retirement home in Quebec that strictly wants cards in French.
Mexico – Dr. Sonrisas – an organization that works to change children across Mexico’s pain and suffering to moments of hope and happiness.
No matter what, we’ll continue to find ways to work with individuals to carry a bit more so we can send cards to some distinct destinations. Here are some examples:
Bernard Mevs Dagbe One Village
While we do have those special deliveries, thankfully we’ve been able to LOVE OUR NEIGHBORS and consistently send cards to Canada and Mexico. Pictures coming soon.