OK guys…finally getting around to adding the 50,000 we took a couple weekends ago to Family and Children’s Place and Kids Cancer Alliance on May 10th!
This brings our total to 9,958,133!!!
I have been trying to slow down a bit to match up our 10 millionth donation with my big “event” on July 20th- the one year anniversary of my mom passing away and my first roller coaster- thanks to a lot of weight lost…however, that isn’t going to be able to happen.
We contacted Ronald McDonald House back on May 10th but they responded too late so we already set up two other donations so we put them on the list for our next donation- I plan to take them 41,866 cards sometime later this week…that will put us at 9,999,999.
Back in July 2018, I already had a 1989 Upper Deck Ken Griffey Jr card ready to go as our 10 millionth card and then my mom passed away on July 20th, 2018- If you have read the story about that card on our official webpage- then you know the history.
C4K was, sort of, based on the childhood feelings I got from that card and my mom got one for me in 1989 and my specific card has a long history and is now framed in my house- dirty, bent, creased and priceless.
My mom was really sick for a long time but when we hit our first million- she made it a point to go with us to deliver it- oxygen tank and all and she got to see the kids faces light up (Sunrise Children’s Home)- not because we gave them trading cards but because we knew they existed.
It’s not about trading cards- it’s about the kids.
However, on July 20th, 2018- I felt like it was about my mom. That 1989 Upper Deck Ken Griffey Jr card that would have been number 10 million was buried in the casket with her.
Later this week, I’m going to drop off the cards to Ronald McDonald House in Lexington Kentucky and that will, technically, put us at 10 million trading cards donated to kids (1 being buried with my mom.)
This doesn’t count all of the comic books, figures, toys, Legos, Pop figures, stuffed animals, baseballs and everything else you guys have sent us over the 8 years or so.
I can NOT thank the #C4KFamily enough for getting us to this point- when I first started, the main goal was to donate 1 million trading cards and it only took about a year to do that…now, 8 years later, we are passing the 10 million mark with no end or even slowdown in sight.
I’m using this as a small PAUSE- hitting 9,999,999….then remembering my mom, my childhood, that card and what it means to me…and then working on hitting 10,000,001 and beyond.
Huge thanks to everyone who has ever donated or accepted a donation- to the folks that have bought cards (from my personal collection) to help me fund this thing for so long- all the charities that have worked with us, all the people that have liked, shared and followed us and supported this project for so long…10 million trading cards have reached the hands of kids thanks to YOU guys…the #C4KFamily!!
It doesn’t stop here- I have ton of Pokemon cards to hand out this summer, working on future donations and will hopefully set up at a huge comic-con thing in November and be able to do things we’ve never done before.
I guess…after this week/weekend…we’ll be counting down to 15 million!
Thanks again for everything!