I know it’s been a month since our last update and I’m going to get back on track. My mom has had a lot of health issues- going as far as being admitted to CCU. She’s been in the hospital for about 28 days and has been moved to Lexington, KY. Due to this and me trying to get my health under control, C4K sort of took a backseat. We didn’t stop getting donations or trying to find donation spots but the social media part of it really feel off.
I have a donation planned with a great group in Frankfort, KY called “Pay It Foward Frankfort” that I should be dropping off this week.
Over the last month, we have gotten some awesome stuff….let’s jump right in!!
Duana Danielson – Owatonna, Minnesota
Charles Cascio Jr – Holbrook, New York
Neyer – Portland, Oregon
Scott Krug – Patton, Pennsylvania
Dustin Gardner – Garland, Utah
Anthony Giradi – Gilbertsville, Pennsylvania
Scott Meier – Lexington, Kentucky
Cahall – Bel Air, Maryland
David Busacker – Chanhassen, Minnesota
Robert Ewing – Fullerton, California
Brian Popleo – Canonsburg, Pennsylvania
Matt Hayes – Massachusetts
Thomas Garrison – Placida, Florida
If I missed anyone, please just let me know – email@example.com and I’ll get you added it!
Huge thanks to all the #C4KFamily- you guys keep us going
It’s been a couple of weeks since the last update and we’ve gotten some awesome stuff; let’s jump right in!!!
Collin David from Putnam Valley, New York (resonantfish.com)
Shane Barnett from Bourbonnais, Illinois
Michael Schorr from Lockport, Illinois
Greig from Willoughby, Ohio
Kidder Cards from Fairmont, West Virginia
Dale Cornelius from Columbus, Ohio
Khal Vu from Garden Grove, California
Cory Urban from Great Bend, Kansas
Adam Lenck from Mims, Florida
Huge thanks to everyone and welcome to the #C4KFamily!
A long time ago, we bought a 2005 Dodge Caravan; it seemed perfect for running around down and is a great family vehicle.
Then I created Commons4Kids…then we started driving it to deliver cards- from St. Louis to Pittsburgh, from Chattanooga up to Indianapolis and all the places in between, including tons of trips to closer places like Louisville and Cincinnati.
The miles started piling up and things started to break; $100 here….then $371 there and the miles finally hit over 228,000!!!
We donated 50,000 cards to the Children’s Home of Northern Kentucky this weekend, but on the way up, our air conditioning “blower motor” went out…which means we had no air conditioning and it was around 85 degrees…wouldn’t have been so bad if both door windows no longer go down either.
The blower motor is also what blows heat in the winter time so we didn’t have much choice but to pay another $100 to get that fixed.
We have very, VERY rarely accept cash donations over the last four years but now we really need another van or most of the donations are going to have to stop…which is something we really don’t want to do; but it’s hard to deliver 50,000 trading cards, hundreds of miles away…on a bike.
I’ve set up a GoFundMe page with the hopes that it would go viral and we would raise enough money for a van…not a new van but new to us; something that would allow us to continue to deliver cards to kids as far as possible.
We are also open to a car dealership donating a nice used van but that hasn’t happened yet either.
We are truly doing everything we can to keep C4K going strong- we have donated almost 5.5 million trading cards to kids in 12 states and worked with over 40 charities in just a short 4 years.
I will continue to put everything I can into this project, all I’m asking is that if you have a couple bucks….send them our way; it would be greatly appreciated!
I know the #C4KFamily already does so much to keep us going, which is why I’m not giving up.
Our GoFundMe is HERE!!!
I just confirmed a donation of about 65,000 cards to the Northern Kentucky Children’s Home up near Cincinnati; my contact said they were extremely excited- we’ll drop them off Monday.
It’s slowed down around here but we are still getting cards…got some AMAZING stuff over the last two weeks!
Lois Syrek from Belvidere, New Jersey sent more cards!
Sue Joyce from S. Windsor, Connecticut in remembrance of her late father Paul Botticello -along with the cards below, she sent in several boxes of unopened packs along with tons and tons of unopened hanger packs from 87-88!
Nico Tombras from New Haven, Conneticut
Thomas Patch – Pembroke Pines, Florida
Huge thanks to everyone!!! #C4KFamily is going strong!!