Sunday, July 1, 2012

I Feel the Love Project- July 2012

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Sheffield Place opened its doors in February 1991 as a community response to the growing population of homeless mothers and their children in the Kansas City area. Since then, Sheffield Place has assisted more than 560 families in making the difficult journey from homelessness to self-sufficiency.

The Director of Sheffield Place has asked that one of their volunteers throw a birthday party once a month for the kids at the shelter. It would be great if they had a stash of birthday cards and decorations to use for these occasions. I was thinking that we could really contribute in a big way! Let's show him just how much we care. Please consider joining me in making birthday cards for boys and girls and/or birthday decorations, such as a banner that can be reused. This homeless shelter would be very grateful to receive a big box of cards and decorations from us!

I can see it now. The face of the homeless child celebrating his or her birthday in the shelter and receiving a beautiful homemade card. His or her face will light up knowing that someone out there cares enough to send such a gift. That someone can be you! All you need to do is:

 Submit your card/s or decorations by July 31 to:
Madison Womack
(IFTL) Funky Cards
P.O. Box 1203
Atascadero, CA  93423
                                Project #12

 Please share your project with everyone by linking it to my blog before you put it in the mail.  Click HERE to find the photo gallery.



  1. Hi Madison, I have really enjoyed seeing all the updates during June. I am eager to jump in and help with this next project. cards and banners come to mind. Should we try to make things like cupcake picks and treat boxes also? If so, is there a certain number we should make in order to ensure that there is one for every child?


  2. Jani, there are currently 25 children in Residence at the Kansas City Sheffield Place. Cupcake picks and treat boxes would be so awesome!! That hadn;t even crossed my mind!

    Madison, you are SUCH a sweet young lady, and I am so inspired by your work and heart every day!! ;) I wanted to mention, my dear friend Nikole has volunteered to do the parties once a month, and Mason and I will be joining her as often as we are able!! Can't wait to see what everyone comes up with!! PS I LOVE YOUR Sesame Street Cards!! I will start working on something tonight!!


    Jess @

  3. Hi Madison,
    I participated in the Cards for Cause for Mother's Day. Jessica had asked us on FB if we would like to help and I jumped on as quickly as I could. It was a Great cause and we need to come together and help others as much as we can. I read this posts several days ago and cannot stop thinking about it.Please I would so LOVE to help in this cause...I saw your Sesame Street cards and Love it!I just recently made some crafts with my Elmo & Friends Holiday Cart and thought I can so use this cart for this GREAT cause.I would start on the Birthday cards and then on to the treats..I can make 1x8 cello treat bags if thats ok?Madison,Just wanted you to know that what you are doing is absolutely Amazing!!!May you have a Blessed Day!

    Migdalia Rodriguez

    1. Thank you so much Migdalia:) All your work is really appreciated. Thank you for all the kind words.

  4. Stopping over from Lauries Blog today!! ;) Hope you had a great time at camp!!


  5. Suzanne your are rocking these cards. I so need to go make some myself!!

  6. Hi Madison! I have a boxful of cards coming your way for Sheffield House. I didn't take pictures of them at all, simply because there were too many! I make birthday cards whenever I have a spare minute or two and keep them in my stash. This month, I de-stashed for Sheffield House, a very worthy cause. Also, today I am in a Lemonade Blog Hop. I made a banner for a Lemonade stand. I sent it along to you too for Sheffield House, thinking that they could use it on a lemonade-day for the families at the house, or they could sponsor a Lemonade Day fundraiser for Sheffield House.

    There is a national fundraising organization that does a similar thing: it's called Alex's Lemonade Stands. It was started locally by a little girl named Alexandra Scott. Alex had cancer, and as she fought the disease (and has lost her battle), she started lemonade stands to raise money for cancer research. Through her concept, she and others who followed in her footsteps have raised $55 million and provide grants to more than 250 research foundations worldwide, all in an effort to find a cure for cancer.

    So a little cup of lemonade can start many a smile, so I hope my banner launches a few smiles.

    Ellen ♥ CardMonkey

  7. Another fantastic month of IFTL... it is always an honor to participate! :o) Seeing all the goodies above makes my heart dance. :o) I am so thankful for you, Madison!

    Hugs and blessings!



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