Kindness Campaign Card Drive

Hello and Welcome to the Kindness Campaign Card Drive.  The Katy M. Murphy Foundation is a nonprofit organization founded by Katy's mom Amiee.  Katy had a congenital heart defect and lost her life at the tender age of 6. Amiee started the Foundation to honor her daughter's memory. Here is a small excerpt from the foundation's website:

Katy's foundation is not about a sad story of a young child that died. It's about honoring her memory by helping other families that are on similar journeys. We have been in their shoes and would like to help ease their load in ways that we feel would be beneficial.

Did you know?:
 * 1 in 100 babies in the US is born with a Congenital Heart Defect; that's 1 every 15 minutes!
 * There are over 36 defined Congenital Heart Defects
 * Congenital Heart Defects are the most frequently occurring birth defects worldwide
 * Congenital Heart Defects are 60 times more prevalent than childhood cancer
 * Twice as many children die from Congenital Heart Defects in the US each year than from all           forms of childhood cancer combined.

These statistics are scary.  These children spend so much time living in a hospital. The Katy M. Murphy Foundation would like to start sending out Kindness Kits to these families. Katy's Kindness Kits will be delivered to patients, inpatient, at Boston Children's Hospital specifically on the cardiac floors.  ( Other floors and hospitals may be added at a future date) 

The purpose of a Katy's Kindness Kit is to share a bit of happiness with a child, and their families, that are stuck in the hospital.  Each kit will contain items that brought Katy happiness during her many hospitalizations. Kits may include but are not limited to:

Colorful pillowcases, books, play dough, crayons, coloring books, iTunes gift cards, chap stick, nail polish, matchbox cars, puzzles, hats/blankets/wubnubs, uno cards, socks etc. etc.

We would like to add a handmade card to each kit and that is where YOU come in. We will need many cards and are turning to the card making community for help.


The Katy's Kindness Kit Card Drive will start on February 14, 2017 and end on April 15, 2017.  

We would like to ask that you send in happy, uplifting cards. They do not have to all be child geared. Some will go to the parents of the younger children and some to teenagers  We do ask that you please do NOT send in Get Well cards.   Hello, thinking of you, have a nice day, etc are all good cards to send in.

If you could send an envelope for each card you send in, it would be most appreciated.

Please, nothing sharp on the cards.

You may sign the cards and add where you are from. You can also write a note or stamp inside the card.

PLEASE DO NOT SEAL ENVELOPES--we will be adding gift cards to them.

You can mail your cards to:  Katy M. Murphy Foundation
                                                    P.O Box 73
                                                    Jackson, NH 03846

Please use THIS SUBMISSION FORM when sending in your cards. It's how we will keep track of your submissions when drawing winners prizes.  The more cards you send in the better your chances of winning some of these amazing prizes will be.

If you share your cards on Social Media please use #katyskindness

If you have any questions at all, please feel free to e-mail me, Michelle Liimatainen, at

We have some AMAZING SPONSORS for this drive, with lots of incredible items to raffle off, to the people who send in cards. Each card you send in gives you an entry to the give-a-ways.  Cards must be Postmarked by April 15th to qualify for prizes

We would like to give a huge shout to the following companies for sponsoring the Card Drive with their many generous prizes:

*We will update the list as the donations come in.


PJTexGal25 said...

Thank you for sharing your sweet Katy with us! And thank you for the opportunity to share a little if ourselves through our cards. 😘

terrie said...

Looking forward in mailing some cards...thanks for sharing

Fawntastic Creations said...

Support is so important! Will definitely send some cards your way!

Kathy said...

Sharing in my FB group, Creating Cards For Kindness

Unknown said...

Hi, I would like mail cards from Ireland, so could you give me full address please?

Jill Norwood said...

What a wonderful organization!!!! I am going to send some cards!!!! 😀

Cindy Groh said...

I was wondering, is it OK if I add dimensional embellishments to the cards that I send in? I'm thinking of rhinestones and pearls. Let me know. Thank you.

tp designs My Craft Addiction said...

Hello. I don't know if I'm missing it but I don't see a submission form. Could you please tell me where to find it? Also do the cards have to be a certain size? Most of my cards are 5x7 but I could do the smaller 4.25 x 5.5 if that is preferred. I would love to send some cards. Thanks so much!

Unknown said...

Hi Ela, the address is above It is:

Katy M. Murphy Foundation
P.O Box 73
Jackson, NH 03846

Unknown said...

Hi Cindy, Yes you can use rhinestones and pearls. Just secure them with a little glossy accents or liquid glue if they are for little ones.

Unknown said...

the link for the submission for is up above. Just click on the words THIS SUBMISSION FORM.

You can send in whatever size you would like! :) We aren't picky! :)

Diane said...

Hey Michelle, hope all is well! I miss you and Tracey! Some of my favorite scrapping memories include you! I am happy to send in some cards- thanks for bringing this great cause to our attention!

Unknown said...

Sending cards today!

Thanks for the opportunity to participate in a great cause!

Cathy P said...

So glad to have happened on this Blog Hop and wonderful cause. I will be sending cards your way and made a donation to Katy's Foundation this morning. Katy's family is inspiring in their spirit and in allowing others to bring respite to families at their time of need.

Veronica said...

Sending my card today, I'm so glad I came across about this wonderful cause..have a wonderful day!,

Karenladd said...

Thanks for letting us help make a sick child's life brighter! I have been working on cards this past month and am ready to send them off. Love being able to share my love of crafting to cheery someone up.

Karenladd said...

Just put my cards in the mail. Thanks again for the chance to help out a wonderful cause!

Migdalia said...

Such a wonderful cause. Sending my cards today.