Our soldiers are out there walking a very loney road. They are defending our freedoms, and because they are keeping the enemy back, we can live our normal lives. Help support them with cards, letters, and most of all your prayers.

We have sent over 350,000 Kards 4 Soldiers, and counting

  • Troops – we need addresses to send packages t0. If you are willing accept a package of 500 – 1,000 Kards, for you and your budies. Please leave us a message or email us. 

These are the activities that we have participated in over the past several years.

Collecting Thank you Kards all year, plus Valentines, or Christmas.

Moms & Grandmas Group meets and makes 300 Kards each month

Cut n Paste group from Santa Clara  Baptist Church make from 300-2245 Kards per month

Dec. We delivered Kards to Veteran Hospitals, Rest Homes, and Veteran Housing Center

Nov. – 10,000 Christmas Kards 4 Soldiers were sent

Nov 10 – Veterans Kards given out at the San Jose Veterans Parade

Sept –   10,000 fall  Kards 4 Soldiers went out

Nov  6 – Los Gatos Women Group – Debi spoke to the women about Kards 4 Soldiers and helped the ladies make Kards.

Sep  28 – Los Gatos Youth Citizen Speech. I was able to share with these youth, how I have gone on since this award to accomplish many things, and I encouraged them to do the same.

Sep 16 – Cal Run for the Fallen ( I served as support to Gold Star families. I also had the priveldg3e to stand along the 150 mile journey when the names were read & flags posted for each California Fallen Hero. Many times there was no family only 2 Gold Star moms, a PGR, my mom and me, plus the military runner and support staff)

Sep 9- Kard folding

Sept 6 – Kards 4 Soldiers with “Moms & Grammas

August 7 – National Night Out – with Councilman Kansen Chu

August 1-4  – Santa Clara County Fair – Kards 4 Soldiers booth 500 kards were made

August 1 – Delivered 500 Kards 4 Soldiers to USO San Jose

July 22-27th – California State Competition (see California State tab)

July  – California State Capital – on the Senate Floor

July – Stanislaus Fair

July  California State Fair

July – Alameda County Fair

July 14Charles Palmer !! memorial Packing party

July 9 – crowning Miss Santa Clara County

July 7 – Silver Dollar Fair (judging Miss HeartShine Pageant)

July – Lassen County Fair – my last fair as Miss California State

June 29 – USO Run & Kards 4 Soldier booth

June 22 – San Jose, Saber Cats Football game – Kards 4 Soldiers booth

June 22 – Welcome Home Veterans in San Jose – Kards 4 Soldiers Booth
sponsored by Councilman Chu – who came and made a Kards 4 Soldier

June 21 –

June 11-16 Merced Fair – Kards 4 Soldier booth, and gave 500 Kards to Veterans. Visited the booths, vendors, and animals.

June 5 –  Sang “One Kard” at recital

June 3 – Spoke at The Monday Club, was established in 1885

May 31 – Atria Chateau Gardens – Ceremony for the Veterans at the facility, and help them make Kards 4 Soldiers

May 29 – Monticello Academy Art AuctionKards 4 Soldiers Booth

May 26 Manteca Woodward Park Memorial WeekendKards 4 Soldiers Booth

May 25 – Good turn Graveside Decoration – Gold Gate National Cemetery – gave            Kards 4 Veterans kard out.

May 25 – Judging Miss Hearshine Pagent & attended the Chico Fair

May 17-18 Judging California State Talent Competition

May 13 – Attended Charlie Weydemeer Dinner and Bowl

May 3 – Travis Layfield Memorial Golf TournamentSang National Anthem – gave out Kards 4 Veterans, Monitored 10th hole for a chance to win a car.

April 29 – Salute ot Youth Dinner – Speech and gave out trophys to outstanding youth

April 27 Callippe Golf Tournament to support Blue Star Mom’s – gave our 50 Kards 4 Veterans 1,000 Kards 4 Soldiers, and sang National Anthem

April 26 – Veteran Memorial troop  run. delivered 2,000 Kards 4 Soldiers and followed about 100 motorcycles to San Nella Veteran Cemetery for a memorial service Gave out about 50 Kards 4 Veterans

April 20 – Cut n Paste – Kards 4 Soldiers event made 900 kards

April 19 – Honor Flight for Veterans going to Washington Dc. – give Kards 4 Veterans to them and talk to them about their experiences

April 14 – Basketball Game, give Kards to San Jose Sheriff Officers

April 13 – Dedication of Mountain View Post Office to Fallen Marine Ken Ballard

April 13 – PGR procession, Miss California State to Rock tape, signing banner, and deliver 7,000 Kards 4 Soldiers, to be sent with owners overseas.

April 12 – Kards 4 Soldiers speech and helped Junior High School make Kards 4 Soldiers

April 6 – Kards 4 Soldiers booth at Little Leaaague baseball field

April 6 – Served Breaakfast at Applebees – raising funds for Travis Layfield Memorial Golf Tournament

March 30 – Welcome Home Rescue Wing at Moffett Air Force Base

March 23 – Miss May Day Pagent – judging

March 16 Kards 4 Soldiers card making event  1120 Kards were made

March 8-9 Judging Manteca Youth Focus Miss Manteca Contest

March 3 Manteca Leadership Dinner, meeting Mayor, Police Chief and others from city council, and Manteca Youth Focus

March 1-2 Judging Youth Talent Competitions

Feb 23 Pick up Kards my community has been making for me 1,500

Feb 21 Deliver Kards 4 Gold Star Families to be used at Gold Star Memorial Ceremony in San Franciisco

Feb 12 – Deliver Kards 4 Soldiers to Wounded Warrior Wing Palo Alto Veterans Hospital, and 600 Kards 4 Veterans to the Palo Alto Veterans Hospitial

Feb 11Deliver Kards 4 You – to Hopsitals in Santa Clara

Feb 2 – Kards 4 Soldiers Celebration – a time of entertainment, and to Honor our Military & their families.   7:00pm Bayside Church  1901 Cottle Road off Curtner. Please join us if you are active military,  a Veteran, Blue, Silver or Gold Star Family,  are a Kard maker or , interested in finding out more about us.

Jan. 19 – Kard making event 3:00 – 8:30 @ Santa Clara Baptist Church  -832 Kards made

Dec – Hillside Church made 150 Kards 4 Soldiers

Dec – San Jose Heritage Home – made  Kards 4 Soldiers 202

Dec. – Fisher Junior High Builder Club made  121 Kards 4  Soldiers

October 20, 2012 – booth at Uesugi Farms –

October 14, 2012 – booth at Day on the bay –

October 13, 21012 @ Santa Clara Baptist Church   813 Kards were made

October 7, 2012 – booth at Manteca Pumpkin Fair

September 21 – booth at San Juaquin Fair –

August 10, 2012 – Los Gatos Fiesta De Artes827 Kards 4 Soldiers made

August 2-5 Santa Clara County Fair – Kards 4 Soldier’s Booth – makes 500 Kards

July 27, 2012 – Ruth Cormier – Crowned Miss California State

July18, 2012Joni & Friends Camp – makes Kards 4 Soldiers 25

July 4, 2012 Ruth Cormier, Executive Director, and Miss Santa Clara County  represented Kards 4 Soldiers at the parade. Many people heard about  Kards 4 Soldiers that day, and are interested in helping.

July 1, 201230,000 Kards sent

June 21, 2012 Ruth Cormier, Executive Director was presented with a Gold Congressional Medal.

June  11 – Joni & Friends Camp – make s Kards 4 Soldiers

June 2, 2012 Founder and Executive Director, is crowned Miss Santa Clara County

May 27, 2012 San Mateo sponsored a booth for Kards 4 Soldiers, and many kards were made

May 11,2012 Cut n Paste Life group from Santa Clara Baptist Church made 539 Kards 4 Soldiers

May 1, 2012 –  26,000 Kards 4 Soldier made and sent

April 1, 2012 20,000  Kards sent this year

March 21,201215,000 Kard sent overseas so far this year.

February 2012 – 5,000 Valentines were sent overseas. Many were bright pink, the brightest thing these soldiers have seen in months.

Our Celebration was a success: We welcomed  Captain William Williams USAR, EN, and thanked all those who have helped Kards 4 Soldiers this year.

We are collecting Valentine Kards 4 Soldiers – by Jan 26, 2012

December 29,  201122,000 Kards 4 Soldiers our total for the year

December 21, 2011 – 665  Kards 4 Soldiers delivered to Palo Alto Veterans Hospital.

December 13 – 21,000 Kards 4 Soldiers completed

November 29, 2011 – 20,000 Kards are completed. We have requests for 550,00 Kards 4 Soldiers per year.

October 29, 201115,000 Kards are completed. That’s not the end, I have requests for 300,000 Kards.

September 2011 – We are gearing up for 15,000  Kards. We need the majority by November 1. Email us if you are working on Kards, then drop them off at one of our locations.

August 19,2011 –  We made 571 Kards 4 Soldiers at the Santa Clara County Fair.

August 4-7, 2011- booth at the Santa Clara County Fair. Stop by and make some cards.

July 4, 2011 We made 5,000 cards – our goal for 2011 is 15,000 cards. Please join us in telling our soldiers that we appreciate their fighting for our freedoms.

Kards 4 Soldier sent 11,151 cards overseas to soldiers in 2010

Kards 4 Soldiers is up and running. The dream to get cards overseas to soldiers is becoming a reality. I have the support of our Congressman Mike H0nda and his staff, and we now have the way set to send the cards overseas.

Now I need you. I am committed to make 15,000 cards in 2011. I committed myself to make 9,000 in 2010 and I made 10,000 homemade cards. Can you make 100, 20, or 5; each one counts.

Why 9,000 you say? Well I got a sale on paper and that was all they had.

Why did I want to make some many? Making one was easy, yet important to thank that soldier. Yet when he got his card, the soldier next to him would not have one, so I wanted to make more. Compared to what these men and women are doing for me, making 9,000 cards is not even a drop in the bucket.

Why homemade? It seemed too easy just to pick up a card at the store sign it and send it overseas. I wanted to put something of myself into it.

Why did I print the inside of mine? My mom said I could not hand write 9,000 cards, and she was right. So I added stamps, and personally signed each one. Funny she was ok with me signing 9,000 cards.

May 2011 – 4,000 Kards 4 Soldier so far. We need your donations of cardstock, colored paper and cards.

April 2011- Kards 4 You – sent cards to all the assisted living and nursing homes in Los Gatos, as well as the Los Gatos Polilce, Fire Department, and City Counsel.

March 2011 – We are collecting Kards 4 Soldiers again. Won’t you join us to making cards.

February 16, 2011 – All of the Valentine Kards were delivered to hospitals

January 2011 – Kards 4 You sent 1000 cards to hospitals

December 20, 2010 – Collecting more Kards 4 Soldiers – set your goal, make a few everyday. Watch for more updates about Kards sent.

December 19, 2010 – 11,151 – Kards 4 Soldiers – on their way

December 17, 2010 – 10, 876 – Kards 4 Soldiers

December 15, 2010 – 10,678 – Kards 4 Soldiers

December 14, 2010 – 10,522 – Kards 4 Soldiers

December 13, 2010 – 10,395 – Kards 4 Soldiers

December 6, 2010 – 10,107 and counting

December 5 , 2010 – 9,000 Kards We meet our goal, plus another 807 we made tonight. Total 9,807

December 1, 2010 – 8,000 Kards 4 Soldiers

November 30, 2010 – 7,675 Kards 4 Soldiers

November 26, 2010 – 7,000 Kards 4 Soldiers completed

Nov. 25, 2010 – 5,875 Kards 4 Soldiers completed

Nov. 20, 2010 – 4100 Kards 4 Soldiers completed

Nov. 1, 2010 – 775 Kards 4 Soldiers completed

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