HIS RADIO'S "HEARTS FOR KIDS"
Brightening Little Hearts with Valentines
For a kid, being in the hospital is difficult. During the COVID-19 pandemic, it's been even harder as hospitals have limited movement and visitors within hospitals. Hearts for Kids is a chance to put a smile on the face of a child in an area hospital this Valentine's Day!
HIS Radio teams will deliver cheer packets of homemade valentines cards and fun goodies to the children’s wards at these area hospitals:
North Carolina Children’s Hospital, Chapel Hill
Wake Med, Raleigh
Vidant/Maynard Children’s Hospital, Greenville
Cape Fear Valley Medical Center, Fayetteville
Betsy Johnson Hospital, Dunn
Nash General, Rocky Mount
We need your help! Please get your family, office group, or church group together and create fun, uplifting cards to encourage these kids. Your messages can share love and joy with children this Valentine's Day.
Deadline to receive your cards and packets at our North Raleigh offices is Friday, February 5th. Please make sure to get us your cards as soon as possible! With COVID-19 restrictions we need your cards ASAP! * You can mail or hand deliver packages to:
HIS Radio--Hearts For Kids
7610 Falls of Neuse Rd, Suite 155
Raleigh, NC 27615
Here are some tips and requested guidelines as you're preparing your homemade cards:
--Wish the child a Happy Valentine's Day
--Please make your cards "gender neutral"
--Custom create original, "homemade" cards, which come from your heart.
--Make your card cheerful, creative, and uplifting. Spend some time and thought on them! HIS Radio listeners get so creative with this every year!
--Phrases like, "I'm thinking of you!" or "I hope this puts a smile on your face!" are acceptable to use.
--We can also receive cards in Spanish, which will benefit Hispanic children.
Children will come from a wide variety of social backgrounds and medical histories, the hospitals have also requested the following consideration that you keep in mind:
--No religious references. This includes phrases like "God Bless You", "I'm praying for you", "Jesus loves you", etc. (this is a HOSPITAL policy that HIS Radio has agreed to abide by)
--No manufactured or "store bought" cards, please
--NO GLITTER of any type or any loose attachments
--No references to "get well soon" or "hope you feel better".
--Please don't include your personal contact information.
--No envelopes on the cards.
***Out of an over-abundance of caution, HIS Radio asks that you please make sure to wash your hands before making and handling cards. If you or anyone in your group have symptoms of COVID-19, currently have been diagnosed with COVID-19, or are currently quarantined due to an exposure to COVID-19, please do not make cards until you are clear of the virus. If you are going to deliver packages to the HIS Radio office in North Raleigh, please wear a mask when you enter our building.