Here is my Story:
My name is Anne Slattery, I have been married for 42 years to my wonderful husband Jack, and live in Bristol, PA (suburb right outside of Philadelphia). I am the mother of three adult children of whom I am very proud. I am “Grammy” to four handsome grandsons a 14 year old, 5 year old, 3 year old and a 1 year old. I have a gorgeous 12 year old granddaughter.
I enjoy participating in card challenges where I continue to perfect my craft and learn so much from all the wonderful card makers out there. I belong to several Facebook groups which also inspires and encourages me to keep learning new techniques.
I am about an hour and a half drive to the Amish country in Lancaster, PA. I enjoy sightseeing by driving the back roads and visiting the many unique scrap booking and stamp stores in that area, where I get inspired, learn new things and see many new products on the market.
How I Got Started – Worthy Causes
I started donating cards I created to Operation Write Home, a non profit organization formed to send hand made cards to the troops overseas so that they could send them to their loved ones here at home. With our troops coming home (heart warming), Operation Write Home has closed and no longer accepts cards.
I was a shipper for Send A Smile 4 Kids for five years. I also support this group by sending cards to the shippers who are in need of them
I send cards to two Veteran’s Homes here in PA. I send them about 100 cards every two months.
I currently send 40 home made cards to a small Nursing Home in Philadelphia run by the Little Sisters of the Poor. I send the cards on holidays. Valentine’s, Easter/Spring, Thanksgiving and Christmas. I write a little message inside each one letting the resident(s) know that I am thinking of them.
Additional Resources of where you can send cards:
Brings Smiles to Seniors, Inc.
PO Box 226
Odessa FL 33556
Jennifer Cernoch, Ph. D.
2700 NE Loop 410, Suite 310
San Antonio, TX 78218
Cards for Soldiers
388 E M 72 HGWY
Grayling, MI 49738
Scrapbook.com Cards for Kindness Project