A Lady Drives From Pittsburgh!

We had another huge week this week; we got a ton of stuff in the mail but we also meet a guy for a pick up and had a young lady drive about 200,000 cards all the way down from the Pittsburgh area!!!

Rebecca Rock drove down from Hermitage, Pennsylvania (Pittsburgh area!)

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Chris Rollins from Grand Junction, Colorado

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Skyler Davis from Winder, Georgia

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Lacey Plumley from Washington, DC

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We got another box of cards from Sue Joyce from S. Windsor, Connecticut in remembrance of her late father Paul Botticello

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Chris Barnett from Florence, Kentucky

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Laura Riordan – Naperville, Illinois

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Huge thanks to everyone and welcome to the #C4KFamily!!!

 

50,000 Closer & A Radio Show!

We dropped off 50,000 cards to the YMCA in Lexington, KY which brings our total to 4,858,560!! That is only 142,000 away from 5 Million and we have those cards IN OUR INVENTORY!!! We also have the 5 millionth card which is always a 1989 Upper Deck Ken Griffey Jr Star Rookie thanks to Signatures for Soldiers!

The problem is finding places to donate too and it’s getting harder and harder; we’ve donated to almost 50 different charities and the more we add, the worse it is to find new places; our van has over 220,000 miles on it now from going to Pittsburgh, St. Louis, Cincinnati, Chattanooga and we just can’t get to other states at the moment, which also makes it harder.

I’m trying my best to find new places to work; we welcome any leads! Just email jerry@commons4kids.org – we are open to anything!

The other news is that I will be doing an interview with Beckett Radio sometime in August!!

Be sure to follow us on Twitter and Facebook – @commons4kids for more updates when we get closer to the date!

Thanks for all the support over the past 3.5 years!

A New State!

So, how hectic has stuff been around here lately; a week or two ago, we shipped 10,000 cards to Kansas and forgot to add it to the total and to our list of states!

We worked with SRO Chris Curry in the Kansas City area and sent the cards to the Louisburg Police Department to use in D.A.R.E. and for officers to just hand out to random kids to help build a relationship between kids and the police.

We tried to load it up with autographs, memorabilia cards and Royals- the best we could anyway.

This makes the 12th stated that we’ve donated cards in and brings our new total donated to 4,808,560!

That is 200,000 cards away from the 5 million mark and a lot of you may be thinking that is a long way off; well, you must not follow us very well :)

I have a 50,000 card donation set up with the YMCA in Lexington KY for their summer camps and we are just waiting on a Ky State Trooper to call us and set up an appointment to pick up a 100,000 card donation!

That would put us to within 50,000 cards of the 5 million mark!

The plan was to have our 5 millionth card donated at the Commons4Kids Night with the Lexington Legends but that isn’t until September and we try to keep the goes going out as fast as they come in, so I’m pretty sure that isn’t going to happen!

Tons of Stuff This Week

It’s been a really crazy, busy week here at C4K!

I’m trying to work out our 2nd donation to Trooper Island here in Kentucky; which is a camp for kids. Hopefully we’ll be able to send 100-150K cards down that way for all the kids.

Let’s welcome everyone that sent all the amazing stuff this week to the #C4KFamily!!

Sue Joyce sent in cards on behalf of her late father, Paul Botticello from S. Windsor, Connecticut

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Kevin Brenner from Shrewsbury, Massachuttes

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Robert Ewing from Fullerton, California

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Aaron Curran from St. Louis, Missouri

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Thomas Patch from Pembroke Pines, Florida

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Michael Hurley from Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

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Chris Rollins from Grand Junction, Colorado

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Even more amazing stuff from Edward Chin from Brooklyn, New York

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Pete Giacopelli from Easley, South Carolina

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We also got some boxes of cards that I haven’t had the time to get to yet -

John Bollinger from West Palm Beach, Florida
Joe Maher, Jr. from Wyandotte, Michigan

Huge thanks to everyone for the awesome week; welcome to the #C4KFamily