SERVE at Home - Make Cards for Hospitalized Kids


Family Volunteering

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1 hours
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Austin, TX
United States

Please check the calendar for activity instructions.

Please complete this form to let us know you've completed the activity! Don't forget to take a photo to share with us!

Activity Description

SERVE at Home is a way for your family to spread kindness and help our community on your own, anytime, anywhere! We want to keep Austin volunteering all week long! Please RSVP on our calendar so we can let our non-profit partner know how many items to expect.

Let’s get crafty and make some fun and cheerful activity cards for children who are in the hospital.

You will need to provide the supplies for this activity. You can complete this activity on your own anytime during the month.

Activity Directions

Supplies needed:

  • Construction paper or blank cards
  • Markers or crayons
  • Stickers, stamps, or other art supplies you may have at home
  • A mailing envelope and postage

To start, make fun and colorful designs on the front of your cards. You can include drawings, stickers, stamps and more. Please avoid glitter as it can rub off and can cause health concerns for some kids.

On the inside of your cards, include a message:

I hope you have a wonderful day!

You are strong!

Wishing you laughter and happiness!

You are the coolest!

You rock!

Sending you sunshine!

Or anything else fun, positive, and uplifting! You can write a joke or draw a picture. Please do not put anything religious on the cards. Please do not say anything such as, “Get well soon!” or “Feel better soon!” on the cards as we want the focus to be on the child, not their health condition.

Sign the cards with your first name only. Examples include:

From Katie in Austin, TX

Your friend John from Texas

Please try to make 3-5 cards and mail them directly to:

Cards for Hospitalized Kids

7290 W. Devon Avenue

Chicago, IL 60631

Tell Us When You're Finished

Please complete this form to let us know you've completed the activity! We would love to see pictures of your family working together to complete this activity, so please take a photo to share with us! You can submit the photo through our form.

Activity Requirements

  • This activity is great for all ages. 
  • Our program is designed to be a family experience. We want parents and caregivers to work alongside their child(ren) for all our Family Volunteering activities.

More About Our Partner

Cards for Hospitalized Kids was started by a teenager who spent a lot of time in the hospital during her childhood. Her goal is to make kids who are hospitalized feel loved and special. Making these cards will let them know someone is thinking of them. Homemade cards are distributed in all 50 states.

Support Generation SERVE

A $10 donation would help us continue developing new activities and ways for families to spread kindness throughout the community. You also can become a family sponsor to support us in providing fun volunteer opportunities for other families! Thank you for your support and generosity! We appreciate it!

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