All of the Mother’s Day cards have been sent. Over $3400 was donated to help build a school in Ethiopia in honor of our moms!! What an incredible blessing that will be. Donations were made on behalf of mothers, grandmothers, wives, aunts, teachers, friends, and daughters who had become mothers. A sweet 10-year-old named Caroline had been saving her money and ordered six cards for the special moms in her life. A donation was made on behalf of a friend who volunteered her time to visit sick children in the hospital. I also noticed one daughter made a donation in honor of her mother, and a short while later, the mother made a donation in honor of that same daughter. I wonder if they had planned it that way or if it was a true case of “like mother, like daughter”. Oh, and two cards were sent by a daughter who was my babysitter 35 years ago! (To her, I’m sorry my brother threatened to shoot you with the toothpaste :)
The craziest part of the fundraiser, however, was that we ran out of cards!! All of the cards were pre-ordered so they could be sent in time to arrive before Mother’s Day. I thought when we placed our order that we were dreaming big and wondered what I was going to do with a bunch of left over 2012 Mother’s Day cards. The donations kept coming though, and on Friday morning, I had to post that all of the cards were gone! It was a bit of a disappointment knowing there were others who wanted to give, but what an incredible way for things to turn out – love and generosity exceeding expectations.
So, thank you again to everyone who was a part of this. I hope you have a wonderful Mother’s Day weekend. I especially hope your mother enjoys knowing that her card will make a lasting difference in the lives of the children at Kind Hearts CarePoint.