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RYP Volunteers: 4th Annual Cards for a Cause
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Join RYP Volunteers as we get our craft on to help Cards with a Cause with their annual card making event! Come out to Bitter Honey on Wednesday, December 13th from 6:30-8:30 for the 4th Annual Cards for a Cause! Volunteers will be celebrating the season and making holiday cards for kids in need. Artistic talent is helpful, but not a necessity – All skill levels are welcome!
This year cards will be sent to:
Cards for Hospitalized Kids – an internationally recognized group that sends homemade cards to children’s hospitals around the country. Over 100,000 kids in hospitals in all 50 states have received cards. Making cards is a simple, yet meaningful, way to have a big impact on both a hospitalized child and their family.
Crisis Nursery of Greater Rochester – a program at the Center for Youth that provides temporary care to babies and children during family crises. Crises include medical emergencies, domestic violence, homelessness, loss of a parent, etc. This year, Crisis Nursery will take care of 28 children during the holidays. Many of these children would not be receiving anything this holiday season without the help of the community.
Willow Domestic Violence Center – provides a full-continuum of services to victims and families of domestic violence and has helped more than 7,000 people in Monroe County in the last 40 years. Nearly 300 children receive services from the agency each year. This year, Willow will have 33 children in their shelter for the holidays.
Some of the children receiving services from these groups don’t have a lot of family nearby or spend most of their lives in the hospital. Something as simple as drawing a snowman on a card can brighten their holiday and remind them they have friends in Rochester, NY – so let’s get together, count our blessings and try to make their holidays a little nicer!
Bitter Honey has delicious beverages for sale and has kindly offered to host the event! Parking in the lot across the street is complimentary. There is also street parking and public market parking.
There are a few supplies remaining from last year’s event, but please feel free to bring markers, blank cards or stickers to share! If you cannot attend, but would like to make a supply donation please send a message to @roccardsforacause on Facebook.
We hope to see you there!