“My name is Grace Targonski and I started Caring with Grace. I am 12 years old and I help children affected by cancer. I help them in many different ways. One of the things I do to bring a smile to pediatric cancer patients in this difficult time is to bring them homemade cards. It helps their self esteem and let them know that other people are supporting them in their journey. I hope you can help me by making some kind cards. They will be donated to hospitals here in CT. Feel free to make them generic or a holiday card.” Read below for details!
Help us make beautiful hand made cards with messages of encouragement and positive thoughts. When Lexi, founder of KHK, was in the hospital, thoughtful cards were one of the things that kept her spirits up. This project is led by Caring with Grace! Cards can be dropped off at anytime Monday – Friday between 10-3 pm at the KHK office, 110 Lenox Avenue, Suite 102, Stamford.
Please use card making tips below.
Card Writing Tips
Make Your Cards Generic: Making a card that is suitable for either a boy or a girl
Decorate with Crayons, Markers or Watercolors: Patients enjoy receiving colorful cards from well-wishers. However, please do not use glue to add any items to your card — this includes glitter, feathers and other seemingly non-hazardous items. Stickers are superb.
Neutral Messages Are Best: Because some patients may have already been in the hospital a very long time, and are struggling to keep up their spirits, we ask that you use neutral messages. Avoid Specific Spiritual or Holiday References.
Messages That Help:
- Thinking of you
- Just want to say Hi!
- Wishing you the best
- Sending you sunny smiles
- Sending good wishes for you
- Sending “take care” wishes
- Sending comforting thoughts
- Wishing a rainbow for you
- Hope to brighten your day
- Stay strong
- You are awesome
- Never forget how amazing YOU are
- I hope you have a great day today
- You shine brighter than the sun
- You inspire me
- Be Brave
- I believe in YOU
Signing: Sign your first name on the card or sign from Kids Helping Kids.
With all of our Caring Cards projects we have made thousands of cards with Grace delivering them to children in the hospital. You can make them with friends and family and deliver them to our office or join one of our events. Check back for more updates on our next event!