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Encouraging Cards for Bullied Kids

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Raised by 20 people in 15 months
Hello everyone! My twins and I run an initiative called The Friend Send.  www.thefriendsend.ca ‌ 
     We started sending out birthday cards to kids who had no one show up to their birthday party. We wanted to let them know there are friends in the world who think they are AWESOME!! We really quickly 'expanded' into sending encouraging cards to kids who were being bullied or going through a rough time. We don't want any child to feel they are alone!!
      Thanks to other wonderful people on Facebook who want to send cards too (many of them the parents of a child who got a card from my kids and I), we have sent out tons of cards - the twins and I have personally written and sent over 440, and to every single province in Canada!! We have even worked with teachers to have entire classrooms send out cards to a kiddo needing some extra support!! 
     I intend to use any money raised here towards the rental of my P.O. Box, where members of my FB group can send their cards - and also to buy stamps so that I am able to then forward these cards to the children (turning 12 or younger) who could really use smiles. The two beautiful kids in the photo here are just two examples of the children who have received cards from The Friend Send - and it has meant as much to them as it has to their parents!!
       Thank you so much for reading this - I hope to keep the smiles, and birthday and kindness cards - going forever!!
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We are so thrilled to have students in classrooms all across Canada join us in sending cards out to kids who are being bullied!! Teachers have their students make cards for a kiddo who is going through a rough time, and the joy and empathy this project spreads is truly heartwarming!! (*Privacy is always respected, and all mail is sent to our P.O. box so that the child's address is protected)
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2018 was an amazing year for The Friend Send - we sent out over 400 cards to kids in literally every province and territory in Canada!! Some were going through really rough times and just felt like they had no friends, so we partnered with schools across Canada to have students send out a ton of cards to support them as well!! Just last week, the twins and I sent a birthday card to an amazing boy who was one of the first kids we ever wrote to.
He remembered getting the card from us last year and hoped for another, and it's kids like that who make The Friend Send so important ❤️
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This has been an incredible year for The Friend Send!! The twins and I have sent out over 430 cards to kids who are being bullied or in tough situations across Canada!! And lately we have started something new - partnering with teachers who want their students to participate in this amazing initiative!! Now kids who really need support are getting a whole classroom's worth of kind messages!! The goodness keeps on growing!! ❤️❤️
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I just wanted to thank everyone who has contributed so far from the bottom of my heart! It means so much to me, and so does this project!! Please help spread the word and let's send more kids more birthday cards!!
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