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Being stats guys we’d like to provide you with a breakout of some of our top contributors as of November 2, 2014:

  1. DePaul University – 842 card

  2. Kforce – 675 cards

  3. Instituto Cervantes – 561 cards

  4. Mindshare – 478 cards

  5. Quicken Loans – 448 cards

Now one may look at the list and be a bit confused. Don’t worry; we intentionally started at #2.

What’s most impressive is that our top “contributors” are Independent Artists. Those are folks who simply make cards in their free time. That means it wasn’t necessarily a large corporation, but maybe a book club making a couple cards here or there. Overall people who’ve made cards in their free time have produced 1,556 CARDS (as of 11/2/2014).

We’ve had a variety of independent contributors (i.e. Beth Kouba), but two staples are Darcy Giovanni and Diane Kalata. Those two are some of our most valuable participants (MVPs), but unfortunately hospitals or groups don’t know them….yet! It’s really impressive that they both have made 50+ quality cards in a quarter at least once. All in all, Darcy has made 150 quality cards and Diane has made 145 quality cards; QUALITY being the key word.

In fact, one time Darcy drove to our “office” (aka old apartment!) to drop off a large stack of cards!

So she went out of her way to deliver the cards, and out of her way to create quality! Based on her ability she actually made it into one of the first Top 10s, Q2 2012

Red Card with Yellow Heart


Then there’s our other artist – Diane Kalata. What’s really impressive is that she has made it to the Top 10 the last 4 quarters! AND if that’s not enough she’s had a great time with patients at C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital!

Flower Basket – lower left

Fishbowl – center

Blue Galaxy – middle left

Swimming Bear – middle left AND Lady Bug Hello Kitty – middle

Also, just saw one of her cards this quarter……wouldn’t be surprised if she keeps her streak going! Based on those contributions we’ve invited her to come make cards with patients and everyone had a good time!

In summary, we just wanted to remind you that although we highlight the top companies, groups or universities who’ve made cards, independent artists are vital to our success. So when you look at the participants tab on our website ( you won’t see their names, we truly appreciate everyone who make cards ON THEIR OWN…even if you don’t make 100+ like Darcy and Diane!

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