Last year was a huge success.
Last year, a high school friend of mine, Kelley, spearheaded a volunteer project she calls, “Project Paper Hearts.” She had a goal of sending 200 handmade cards to St. Jude’s Children’s hospital. Check out her website and photos of some of the valentines.
I sounded an all-call asking for the Jo, My Gosh! community to come together and send some beautiful, handmade Valentine’s Day cards to sick children. And y’all came through like rockstars. Kelley was able to send over 700 valentines to St. Jude’s last year!
As Kelley put it on her website: “We couldn’t have done it without each and every one of you. We received valentines from Colorado, Louisiana, North Carolina, Georgia, Hawaii, California, New York, Mississippi, Iowa, Alabama, Illinois, Minnesota, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Tennessee, Wyoming, a few military bases, and even the United Kingdom!”
That’s why this year, I’m asking you to help again!
Here’s what you need to do:
Make the valentine.
Feel free to craft your valentine as creatively as you want. Please remember that the hospital wants you to:
- avoid phrases like “get well soon” or anything that relates to the child’s illness
- avoid religious phrases or imagery
- sign the card only with your first name and without any contact information
Send your card so they are received by Feb. 8.
Mail your valentines to:
Project Paper Hearts
PO Box 331
Annville PA 17003
Make sure that you’ve taken some pictures of your valentines and post them to Twitter, IG, and FB. Use the hashtag #projectpaperheartsJMG so everyone can see the flurry of hearts we’ll be sending to children who need a little cheer!
Let me know if you have any questions. And please feel to share this with as many people as you can. I’d love to send a flood of hearts to St. Jude’s from us!
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