CREATING GIVING SPIRIT FRIENDSHIP CARDS:
In the coming weeks, The Giving Spirit is committed to serving 10,000 homeless lives by building and delivering new Health and Safety Kits to help protect 10,000 of our most vulnerable neighbors during this dangerous time.
And just as with their traditional Survival Kits, each Health and Safety Kit will include a homemade “Friendship Card” – it’s often the first item that the recipients pull from the bag because it tells them just how much we care and gives them hope that they are not forgotten!
This is where you come in…
We would love your compassion and creativity to help create these cards…and make sure it gets to those in need. It’s totally safe and easier than you might think.
First, fold a sheet of 8.5” x 11” paper in half, lengthwise.
Then fold it again, to make your card.
This is the front of the card.
Here is where you show off your art skills! We encourage the use of color in your drawings: markers, crayons, colored pencils – whatever arts supplies you already have in your house.
This is the inside of the card.
Your personal, written message goes here. Write from the heart. Share your love, your encouragement and wishes for the recipient’s good health and safety.
Just think what you’d want to hear during this very scary time. And feel free to sign your name, so they know who spent the time and effort to brighten their day.
If you’re feeling inspired, make 2…or 10. We need to reach 10,000 – so get your family, friends and classmates involved!
You can get them to The Giving Spirit two different ways. First, you can mail them to:
THE GIVING SPIRIT
10,000 Card Challenge
11693 San Vicente Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90049
Or, you can drop off your cards at “touchless” sites that are outside and easily accessible with your car.
FRIENDSHIP CARD DROP LOCATIONS:
Locations will be added daily, so check back often!
Brentwood Presbyterian Church
12000 San Vicente Blvd.,
Los Angeles, CA 90049
Saint Paul the Apostle Catholic Community
10750 Ohio Avenue,
Los Angeles, CA 90024.
The bin is located on the southeast side of Ohio and Selby in front of or inside the Parish Office.
Culver-Palms Family YMCA
4500 Sepulveda Blvd.,
Culver City, CA 90230
Ivanhoe Elementary School
2828 Herkimer St.,
Los Angeles 90039
Mid Valley YMCA
6901 Lennox Avenue
Van Nuys CA 91405
West Valley YMCA
18810 Van Owen Street
Reseda CA 91335
First Baptist Church
75. N. Marengo Avenue
Pasadena CA 91101
The Giving Spirit needs as many cards as possible in the coming weeks. The next 3000 cards are due by June 4th and the final 4000 cards must be in by June 21st – so grab your art supplies and start sharing your love!