One of Trim-Tex’s Core Values is to “Pay It Forward,” and while that’s a year-round commitment to charitable work, we tend to double down on it around the holiday season. After all, part of being thankful for what you have means understanding what others don’t, so with Thanksgiving, Giving Tuesday and the rest of the holidays coming up, we wanted to make sure we were expressing our gratitude by giving back to our community.
Some of the ways we are giving back include our annual Toys for Tots program and a food drive in association with the Greater Chicago Food Depository. And today we’re spotlighting a cause we love: Cards for Hospitalized Kids. The Trim-Tex Women’s Group recently got together to write cards for this great local Chicago organization, to simply put smiles on the faces of children from all over the U.S. who are enduring challenging health issues.
The Women’s Group worked together to assemble stacks of uplifting cards. Decorated with illustrations of holiday cheer like snowmen and Christmas trees — and filled with words of encouragement, like “Stay strong,” and “You are awesome!” — the cards are meant to brighten these kids’ days with uplifting messages.
Cards for Hospitalized Kids works to distribute cards made by volunteers to spread positivity through the most challenging times for these families. Anyone can participate in sending out holiday cards; as the organization says on their website, “Being in the hospital, battling a health condition is difficult at any time, but especially difficult during the holidays.” All you need to do to chip in is create your cards (all they request is that you don’t directly talk about the kids’ health issues or illnesses) and mail them to Cards for Hospitalized Kids, and they’ll handle distributing them from there. Their mailing address is:
Cards for Hospitalized Kids
7290 W. Devon Ave.
Chicago, IL 60631
Trim-Tex is proud to contribute to this awesome local charity as part of our commitment to “Paying It Forward.” For more information on Cards for Hospitalized Kids’ work and how you can participate — they send cards out to children all year, not just around the holidays — you can visit their website here.