Today I’m taking part in Lea Lawson’s Card Drive & Blog Hop in honour of her son Layton’s memory. The Blog Hop also has the aim of helping her to raise money so that she can share a little bit of kindness with parents of children in the Neonatal, Intensive Care Unit at The University of Minnesota Masonic Children’s Hospital – USA.
Lea’s story is heartbreaking. She spent many days at the hospital when her son Layton was hospitalized and she remembers the day when she was given a $20 Starbucks gift card that had been donated to the NICU. She explains how that simple random act of kindness made her feel that someone was thinking about them in such a difficult moment.
Her incredible efforts to extend that act of kindness in her son’s memory already got the support of the most amazing stamping & papercrafting companies in the industry and she has raised over $2000 USD in prizes.
With the money raised, Lea will buysubstantial Starbucks gift cards that can be given to parents of children in the NICU. There are 50 beds in the NICU and it is always full.
Why Starbucks? because there is one of their coffee shops right in front of the hospital.
We are all making cards based on the theme/moodboard (woodland) below to be sent to Lea so she can deliver to parents and families in the NICU together with the coffee gift cards.
I made a couple of cards and as they will deliver Coffee Gift cards I defo had to use the Cup of Coffee Die by Honey Bee Stamps.
|I also used Gather Together, Forest Friends, Prayers Stamp Sets and Hugs dies by Honey Bee Stamps.|
How to help?
For every $5 donated, you will be entered into the prize draw!! All winners will be drawn from donations made through the YouCaring Site. **Prizes will be drawn and announced on
Lea’s Blog on Saturday, May 19th.**
- Share this blog post
I know that not everyone is able to donate, but sharing about the fundraiser gives it more visibility! Please feel free to share the YouCaring Link: https://www.youcaring.com/nicuparents-1162699 , or this post on all your social media outlets!
- Create and send your cards to:
6809 Clinton Ave
Richfield, MN 55423
- Note: it would be fantastic if you can create a card using the theme/moodboard above (woodlands) with an arrival date of no later than May 31st .
Pinkfresh Studiowill be donating 10% of TODAY’S sales, and offering a 15% off discount to you for shopping!
CAS-ual Fridays Stampswill be donating 15% of their sales through May 19th.
- You can also join this blog hop by adding your link below.