Thursday, September 1, 2011

I Feel The Love- Septmeber

Welcome to Funky Cards
Today I would like to announce the 
recipients for the month of September
"I Feel the Love Project"
Spreading the Love One Card at a Time- Funky Cards

The Children at
Pediatirc Specialty Care (PSC) has been successfully serving medically fragile children and their families for nearly 20 years.  Many of the children who reside at PSC were born severely prematurely -- NICU babies whose lungs never had the chance to develop in-utero.  While miracles of medicine have enabled some of the tiniest babies to survive and thrive with no developmental delays or physical problems, some require a lifetime of assistance to breathe, using a ventilator.

Some babies suffer the effects of having become drug-addicted or alcohol dependent while their moms were pregnant.  Others have had a traumatic birth, where they were "anoxic" or starved of oxygen, affecting their brains. Some have syndromes or diseases, like muscular dystrophy, sickle cell anemia, and cerebral palsy.

Some kids only spend a month or two at PSC while they receive specialized medical care that is considered "sub-acute", that is, not quite severe enough to spend the days in the hospital, but not quite well enough to go home.  Sometimes, those homes may be unstable or unsafe -- a family facing eviction, for example, or a home that still needs to have ramps built for a wheelchair.      

Other kids have spent much of their entire lives at PSC -- decades, because their care is too complex to be carried out at what had been their home.  Now, PSC has become their home where they can live and grow up with families.  These kids can go out on a school bus with a nurse to be educated in the community, either in special classrooms and/or mainstreamed.

Please help us fill these children's rooms with Halloween cards this year:)  Nothing scary, just fun!  We will be creating Halloween cards for the month of September so that they can be mailed at the beginning of October and handed out to the kids by Halloween.

Here is how you can help.  Each crafter can submit one or more cards by September 30th to:

Madison Womack
(IFTL) Funky Cards
P.O. Box 1203
Atascadero, CA  93423

                      Project #4

It would be fun to share our cards with one another, so please feel free to link a photo of your card/s to my blog before you put it/them in the mail.

Please submit a card that would be appropriate to give to a medically fragile child for Halloween.  Nothing scary please.  

Thank you in advance to all my online crafting friends.  Let's make this a huge success for these kids who need to "Feel the Love!" 


  1. Oooh Great cause! I feel so bad I missed last months due to my move, but I'm all over this one! :)


  2. Madison,
    Since some of the kids are old enough to go to school, do you think it would be okay for me to make some corner fold bookmarks and send them. I don't celebrate halloween, but since they were for school, I was wondering if I could use any kind of paper. Please let me know. I saw the recipients this month and I'd really like to do this if you say it's okay and age appropriate.

  3. Madison, you're a gem!! For your commenter asking about bookmarks, absolutely anything that the kids know you're thinking about them would be more than welcome. Remember that many of the children at PSC don't learn traditionally, as they're often not able to move their hands to turn pages in a book. For these kids, there are advances in technology with computers now recognizing the movement in the child's eyes to aid them in communicating. Two days ago, I just saw one of our older children who is unable to move or speak communicate with his family for the very first time with this technology -- absolutely amazing! Later, once he is adept at using the word-spell using eye movements to "type," a voice will be associated with what he "writes" on the computer -- so at last, he will speak.
    What wondrous things are making life so much better for kids today!!

    THANK YOU AGAIN for all you are doing for all children in need. I look forward to our Hop this weekend!!! AND I'll be linking up some cards, too!!

    Very fondly,
    Ellen ♥ CardMonkey
    (Admissions Coordinator, Pediatric Specialty Care)

  4. Thank you Ellen for your wonderful response. You said it better than I ever could have:)

  5. Hi Madison ... I'm just running through tomorrow's hop line-up, sending reminders that we'll look for your posting tomorrow at 6 a.m. EST. Kisses to you for the love you've shown to the children at Pediatric Specialty Care. Please let me know quickly if you have any issues with posting on time; this is a fantastic hop and we're looking forward to TONS of people enjoying it! You can check out my sample posting at If you need anything, have any concerns, etc., please don't hesitate to contact me at xoxoxo

  6. Oh my, you are quite wonderful. :0) This is such a worthy cause and I would be so very happy to participate. I will do my very best to make some cards and get them sent to you. Thank you for putting this together. What a beautiful person you are. It always shows in everything you do. These kids deserve so much in life and to be able to give them just a moment of happiness would make my heart so happy. I can't wait to get back from my trip and get started. I have a ton of Halloween cards to make for various reasons and I'll be sure to make them fun, not scary, so I can send them to you. Thanks again for all you do to make this world a better place. :0)

    XO ~ Amy Jo (follower & FCCB Coordinator)
    amyjrockstar at gmail dot com

  7. I think this is such a wonderful event. I just know you will be blessed for such wonderful giving. Your banner is beautiful. I'm so touch by this project. You all get A++++.

  8. Beautiful and great cause! Loving this

  9. I think this is an awesome cause. I am sending a few cards to make sure that everyone will get one. Great job Madison!

  10. Hi Madison! I will be sending 2 cards for the kids! When do I have to have them to you by? By the way, the hop was awesome and I think it was a WONDERFUL THING you all did!!!

  11. Whoops! Answered my own the 30th! OK!

  12. This has been such a fantastic hop, loved all the banners and for such a good cause! Thank you for inviting me to join you in this hop. Debbie T

  13. Madison,
    Thanks for getting back to me.I am clueless as to why I didn't think to check the website-sorry. I have a ton of Hlloween paper to get rid of-my kids are past that stage in life. I'll see what I can do about getting several cards made. I also have 150 thank you cards to get made in the same time period, so I may have to switch back and forth.

  14. This is Such a Great Cause! I will definitely be sending a card or two! BTW I am your newest follower and I hope you can stop by my blog when you get a chance!

  15. Okay I've got my photo of my card posted... I mailed it to Ellen with my banner so it's on it's way if not already there.

    Thanks for everything.
    mpetrovich23 at yahoo dot com

  16. Thank you for letting me know Michelle:) You are awesome!!

  17. Hi Madison, yes...I would be so honored if you used my card in your post. Thank You and I hope there will be many more cards on the way!!!

  18. Madison I have approx. 5 cards that I am sending with my banners to Ellen. I just wanted to let you know, but They are already packaged so I don't want to have to undo them to load them online to view.

  19. Dee, I sent you a comment on your blog to let you know that Ellen will send me the pictures. All your cards will still be linked here:) Thank you so much!!!

  20. I just posted my card. This is a wonderful idea!


  21. Madison, I have three cards going out to you tomorrow. :)

  22. Madison, you are such a blessing! :o) I'm ecstatic to be participating in this incredible project. Thank you!

    Hugs and blessings! :o)



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