What I want for my birthday

What do I want for my birthday? With only 19 shopping days left I’m sure that question has been on your mind. Well, as much as I’d love a massage, maid service or a MacArthur Fellowship, what is probably more in reach is to collect birthday and greetings cards for kids that the staff at Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago can distribute to its patients.

More details on this project can be found in my original post, but the summary is that being stuck in the hospital on your birthday sucks especially when you’re a kid. If you can send a card or two I’ll organize them and deliver them for the Lurie Children’s Hospital staff to spread some extra cheer to patients on their birthdays.

Mail a card before April 21 to

Kim Z. Dale
Card for Kids

Kids don’t care about envelopes so don’t worry about including an extra one.

Here are some guidelines for the types of cards needed.

  • Cards should be new and unused.
  • Cards for a variety of ages are needed since Lurie has patients from newborns to 20 year olds.
  • The hospital cannot distribute cards with religious content.
  • If you choose to make a card and want to use glitter, please use glitter glue rather than dried glitter that can be glued to a surface.

Although my idea was to collect birthday cards since I’m doing this to celebrate my own birthday, other uplifting cards are also welcome. The hospital recommends messages like “Stay strong” and “You’re awesome.” Avoid the obvious “Get well soon.” Let’s make these happy diversions!

Being able to provide some cheer to kids in the hospital. That’s what I want for my birthday.

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