Notes of Hope

Notes of Hope

This project was started by Grace who wanted to help brighten the day of children in the hospital.

Open Project!

Do you enjoy expressing your creativity through art?

Notes of Hope is a great project to do at home by yourself or with siblings. All you need is some construction paper, crayons or markers and your imagination! Scroll down for some awesome card writing tips and message ideas.

Once cards are complete please email us to coordinate distribution of the cards. We will take care of all the details and make sure they get delivered to brave patients and medical personnel who are working hard each day to stay strong during this time!

Project History

Notes of Hope was started by Grace.  Here is her story:

“My name is Grace Targonski and I started Caring with Grace when I was 12 years old. I help children affected by cancer 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 lets them know that other people are supporting them in their journey. I hope you can help me by making some encouraging cards. They will be donated to hospitals here in CT.  Feel free to make them generic or a holiday card. (Read below for details!)"

As part of our Giving Day pledge, we promise to make a handmade greeting card for every $10 donation we receive.  Giving Day this year is on Thursday, February 27th. We will be making cards that afternoon between 4:00 and 7:00 p.m. Bring your friends, creativity and enthusiasm. KHK will provide a fun environment, good company and all the card making supplies.

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!