Friday, April 11, 2014

Big Smiles from Maddy!

Maddy was one happy girl when we went to  visit her to bring her the gifts you all made.  Her smile just lights up the room doesn't it?  She couldn't wait to open the cards and have her mom read them to her!

Beautiful piece of art!

Love the flowers!

 Adorable finger puppets!

Cards for Maddy!

And more cards!

Thank you again to everyone who contributed to this project.  Maddy was so grateful that she wants to make cards for the at-risk children from Tennyson Center for Children, this month's recipients.  Join Maddy in creating birthday or thinking of you cards for the kids.  All you have to do is:


Submit your hand crafted card/s by May 7th to:


Madison Womack
IFTL Project
P.O. Box 1203
Atascadero, CA 93423


Project #31


Please share your project with everyone by linking it to the I Feel the Love Project photo gallery before you put it in the mail. Click HERE to find the photo gallery. Thank you all in advance.  This could never work with out you and all your continued support.  Spread the word!

 The I Feel the Love Project is on Twitter. Follow us at:
@IFTLProject
~Madison

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

I Feel the Love Project - April 2014


Because April is National Child Abuse Prevention month, the I Feel the Love Project would like to shine a light this month on a fabulous nonprofit center that works with abused, neglected, and at-risk children.  Please join us as we create handcrafted cards for Tennyson Center for Children, the April 2014 I Feel the Love Project card recipient.

"At Tennyson Center for Children kids suffering from abuse, neglect, emotional crises and other traumatic experiences will get the help they need while finding healing and HOPE in a safe and caring environment. Our varied programs build trust, offer support, encourage loving, caring, healthy relationships, and teach kids just how precious they are." (taken from the Tennyson Center for Children home page).

Programs at Tennyson Center for Children include: Residential Treatment, Day Treatment, Education Programs, Community-Based and Special Home-Based Services, Outpatient Therapy, and other programs.  

We will be collecting birthday cards for the children.  In addition, we are looking for cards that could be given out when a child, or even a staff member, is having a difficult day (cheer up theme).  The center can keep all these cards on hand to hand out at the appropriate time.  Our hope is to shower this center with lots of cards that they can give out to the amazing young people they work with.

http://www.tennysoncenter.org/
Please join us this month as we create handcrafted greeting cards to send to the Tennyson Center for Children. If you would like to be a part of this month's project:


All you need to do is:


Submit your hand crafted card/s by May 7th to:




Madison Womack
IFTL Project
P.O. Box 1203
Atascadero, CA 93423


Project #31


Please share your project with everyone by linking it to the I Feel the Love Project photo gallery before you put it in the mail. Click HERE to find the photo gallery. Thank you all in advance.  This could never work with out you and all your continued support.  Spread the word!

 The I Feel the Love Project is on Twitter. Follow us at:
@IFTLProject
~Madison

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Love this Update!!




The I Feel the Love Project received a thank you card in the mail this week.  It was from Claire Koreck and her family.  Claire was the March 2013 recipient of the IFTL Project cards.  As you can see on her sign, Claire is now cancer free after battling bone cancer!!

If you think that creating cards for those in need doesn't matter, check out what Claire's mom had to say about Claire receiving the cards from the I Feel the Love Project:
"...I am writing to you to let you know how much those amazing and beautiful hand made cards meant to Claire and our entire family.  They are special, magical, and filled with love, and we appreciate your kindness more than you could ever know.  We told her that the cards were in a box under her bed so that all those well wishes and prayers would protect her while she slept. They are still there!"
It is an amazing feeling to know that the card you donate can have that much impact on a sick child's life.  This is all the inspiration I need to continue to send cards to our recipients each month and I hope this message from Claire's mom has inspired you to join us as we create handcrafted cards for those in need of love and support.

For those of you who don't know how the I feel the Love Project works, we choose a monthly recipient to receive handcrafted cards from individuals all over the world.  To see some of our previous honorees, click HERE.  We have been sending handcrafted cards to individuals and groups since June of 2011.  It is our goal to be able to expand our efforts to include sending gift cards.  We would like to be able to send parents of hospitalized children to lunch, or help them with gas money... We also envision sending gift cards to others who are reeling from a natural disaster.  

We cannot do this without your help.  We rely completely on donations from caring individuals like you.  The IFTL Project is run entirely by volunteers and thus there are no paid staff members.  Donated funds go to help offset the cost of postage, which is one of the biggest monthly expenses, as well as the cost of running the project (i.e., filing fees, advertising, website...). For the past two and a half years, this project has been funded almost entirely by the President, Madison Womack, and her family.  Due to the fact that the project is growing, additional funds are needed to keep it going and growing!!

With that, I am pleased to announce that the IFTL Project finally received the letter that we have been waiting for since August of 2012!  It is official, the I Feel the Love Project is now a tax exempt, 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation.  We are over the moon with this as it will now make it possible for us to start fundraising efforts with this status.

(click to enlarge)

We would appreciate it if you could spread the word. Perhaps you can share this information with friends on your social media sites. There may be individuals out there who may not participate by sending in a handcrafted card, but perhaps these same people would consider sending $5 to further our cause.

If you would like to make a donation to the I Feel the Love Project, click on the icon below:


or send a check payable to "I Feel the Love Project"

I Feel the Love Project
c/o Madison Womack
P.O. Box 1203
Atascadero, CA  93423

~Madison

Sunday, March 9, 2014

Fundraiser for Maddy! Let's fill her donation jar:)

The layout pictured top left was created by Cheryl from Creative Kutz. Creative Kuts will donate all monies received for the purchase of I Feel The Love layout, $5, to Maddy's family.  To purchase the layout, click HERE. If you create a card and send it to the I Feel the Love Project by April 1st for the current project, Creative Kuts will give the files for the card and treat box shown bottom left for free.  Thank you so much Cheryl for your generosity and for shining the light on Maddy's story. 

   

Please join us this month as we create handcrafted greetings cards to send to Maddy. If you would like to be a part of this month's project:


All you need to do is:


Submit your hand crafted card/s by April 1st to:


Madison Womack
IFTL Project
P.O. Box 1203
Atascadero, CA 93423


Project #30


Please share your project with everyone by linking it to the I Feel the Love Project photo gallery before you put it in the mail. Click HERE to find the photo gallery. Thank you all in advance.  This could never work with out you and all your continued support.  Spread the word!

 The I Feel the Love Project is now on Twitter. Follow us at:
@IFTLProject
~Madison
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Saturday, March 1, 2014

I Feel the Love Project- March 2104

When a jar filled with cash was stolen from a restaurant in a small Central California town, the restaurant owners and customers were shocked and dismayed. This was not an ordinary jar sitting on the counter for the purpose of leaving a tip – this was a special jar, filled with heartfelt notes and monetary donations for a very special little girl, 6-year-old Madelyn “Maddy” Gonzales, our I Feel the Love Project March 2014 card recipient.  

Diagnosed in the fall of 2013 with acute lymphocytic leukemia, Maddy often travels with her family – mom, dad, and older sister – for treatments. The stolen jar of cash, filled with donations from community members, would have helped to offset some of the expenses incurred by the family.

“I was sad when I found out,” Jessica Gonzales said. “Just to know that there’s people out there that would do something like that. I’m not na├»ve, and I know things like this happen, but when it directly affects my daughter, well, it’s just sad.” And what was Maddy’s reaction when she heard the news a few days later?

“She said ‘That’s just stupid!’ when I told her what had happened,” Gonzales said. “Then she said she was sorry for using a bad word; she doesn’t like saying ‘stupid.’ She’s a sweet little girl and for this theft to happen was just not right.”

 I Feel the Love Project- March 2014

After reading Maddy's story, we knew that she was our girl for our March project.  The exciting news for me is that for the first time since project #1 (June 2011), this is a local project for me and I get to hand deliver the box of goodies to Maddy.  That will be an extra special day!  

Please join us this month as we create handcrafted greetings cards to send to Maddy. If you would like to be a part of this month's project:


All you need to do is:


Submit your hand crafted card/s by April 1st to:


Madison Womack
IFTL Project
P.O. Box 1203
Atascadero, CA 93423


Project #30

Please share your project with everyone by linking it to the I Feel the Love Project photo gallery before you put it in the mail. Click HERE to find the photo gallery. Thank you all in advance.  This could never work with out you and all your continued support.  Spread the word!

 The I Feel the Love Project is now on Twitter. Follow us at:
@IFTLProject
~Madison
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Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Kids Creating for Kids!

Look at these precious scenes created by 8 year old Hayllee and 6 year old Lillie Kate from Texas!  How sweet is this!  We just love when kids create for kids.  Thank you so much for sending these in for the hospitalized children at Santa Monica UCLA Medical Center, the February 2014 recipients of the I Feel the Love Project.
Please join us this month as we create handcrafted greetings cards to send to the Pediatric Floor of Santa Monica UCLA Medical Center in Ashley's honor. If you would like to be a part of this month's project:


All you need to do is:


Submit your hand crafted card/s by March 1st to:


Madison Womack
IFTL Project
P.O. Box 1203
Atascadero, CA 93423


Project #29


Please share your project with everyone by linking it to the I Feel the Love Project photo gallery before you put it in the mail. Click HERE to find the photo gallery. Thank you all in advance.  This could never work with out you and all your continued support.  Spread the word!

 The I Feel the Love Project is now on Twitter. Follow us at:
@IFTLProject
~Madison

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Paying it Forward in a BIG way!

When we opened our email today we discovered one of those emails that just warms your heart.  Back in October of 2013 you may remember that we sent Thanksgiving cards to the residents of Chancellor's Village.  This care facility has over 200 residents and we were able to send over 200 cards, making sure that each resident received one.

Well today, the amazing group of residents have decided to pay their gift forward by creating cards for our February 2014 project.   And that isn't all, starting this month they have scheduled a crafting session specifically to make cards for the I Feel the Love Project recipients!  How amazing are they?  Can we just say praise God for this selfless and fabulous group!!

One table of ladies from Chancellor's Village creating cards!


It looks like they are having a great time!

Here are a couple of the awesome cards that were made!

I don't know about you, but this inspired me to make more cards.  Is isn't too late to get involved. Please consider joining us his month as we make cards for the kids at Santa Monica UCLA Medical Center.




Submit your hand crafted card/s by March 1st to:


Madison Womack
IFTL Project
P.O. Box 1203
Atascadero, CA 93423


Project #29
Please share your project with everyone by linking it to the I Feel the Love Project photo gallery before you put it in the mail. Click HERE to find the photo gallery. Thank you all in advance.  This could never work with out you and all your continued support.  Spread the word!

 The I Feel the Love Project is now on Twitter. Follow us at:
@IFTLProject
~Madison
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Monday, February 3, 2014

Creating for a Cause!!

I wanted to start off the week by saying thank you again for all the cards that were sent in last month for Baylee.  Your generosity and talents are a blessing to us.

Today I want to share a card I just made for a child who is currently hospitalized at Santa Monica UCLA Medical Center, the February recipient of the I Feel the Love Project cards.

 I Feel the Love Project- February 2014


Click on photo to enlarge.

This card is sending HUGS to one special child.  You can find the adorable cutting file, "Support," at Creative Kuts

http://www.creativekuts.com/Support-S1227.htm
As you can see, the original cutting file comes with two girls.  I edited the file using Photoshop just for this card. If you would like to be a part of this month's project:


All you need to do is:


Submit your hand crafted card/s by March 1st to:


Madison Womack
IFTL Project
P.O. Box 1203
Atascadero, CA 93423


Project #29


Please share your project with everyone by linking it to the I Feel the Love Project photo gallery before you put it in the mail. Click HERE to find the photo gallery. Thank you all in advance.  This could never work with out you and all your continued support.  Spread the word!

 The I Feel the Love Project is now on Twitter. Follow us at:
@IFTLProject
~Madison
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Saturday, February 1, 2014

I Feel the Love Project- February 2014

Cards for the kids...
Santa Monica UCLA Medical Center


For those of you who have been following the I Feel the Love Project for awhile, we are excited to announce that this month's I Feel the Love Project was chosen by Ms. Ashley Nelinger.



Ashley is the daughter of Reggie Nelinger, our May 2013 card recipient. Fifteen years ago, Ashley was diagnosed with Wilms', a rare kidney cancer that primarily affects children. She beat the odds that were stacked against her despite losing one of her kidneys.  In January, 2013, Ashley was diagnosed with a very rare form of cancer completely unrelated to the cancer she had as child. It is called rhabdomyosarcoma, an aggressive cancer of the connective tissues, which in Ashley’s case is attached to her sinus passage. Not only is this cancer a bit of a medical baffle due to its rare state, but Ashley only has one kidney and that makes chemo and other forms of treatment more challenging to treat than normal. 

Ashley has a team of Angels known as "Angels for Ashley Nelinger" who continually pray for Ashley and spread the word about her story.  On the FaceBook page that they created, we first learned that Ashley, despite her own medical issues, wanted to be a part of helping others.  We contacted Ashley and asked if she would like to nominate someone to receive our cards so that she could be a part of spreading joy and love to others.  Ashley agreed and selected the Santa Monica UCLA Medical Center, where she has herself received treatment.

Please join us this month as we create handcrafted greetings cards to send to the Pediatric Floor of Santa Monica UCLA Medical Center in Ashley's honor. If you would like to be a part of this month's project:


All you need to do is:


Submit your hand crafted card/s by March 1st to:


Madison Womack
IFTL Project
P.O. Box 1203
Atascadero, CA 93423


Project #29


Please share your project with everyone by linking it to the I Feel the Love Project photo gallery before you put it in the mail. Click HERE to find the photo gallery. Thank you all in advance.  This could never work with out you and all your continued support.  Spread the word!

 The I Feel the Love Project is now on Twitter. Follow us at:
@IFTLProject
~Madison
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Thursday, January 30, 2014

What a darling handcrafted purse!!

Sweet!  Check out this purse that Ms. Amber made for Baylee, the January recipient of the I Feel the Love Project!

http://paperallstar.blogspot.ca/2014/01/hello-january.html
This purse is just so cute!  It came full of goodies for Baylee.
Click HERE to see how she made it and see that adorable card that was a part of the gift.
 
The I Feel the Love Project has the best followers on the internet!  We are blessed each day with the generosity and creativity from all of you!  

 I Feel the Love Project- January 2014 

If you would like to be a part of this month's project:


All you need to do is:


Submit your hand crafted card/s by February 1st to:


Madison Womack
IFTL Project
P.O. Box 1203
Atascadero, CA 93423


Project #28
Please share your project with everyone by linking it to the I Feel the Love Project photo gallery before you put it in the mail. Click HERE to find the photo gallery. Thank you all in advance.  This could never work with out you and all your continued support.  Spread the word!

 The I Feel the Love Project is now on Twitter. Follow us at:
@IFTLProject
~Madison
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