October 21, 2011
Good Shepherd Church in Cincinnati Teams with KidsKards to
Raise Money for Honduras Project
KidsKards Offers Unique Form of Fundraising
For immediate release: The Community of the Good Shepherd, a Catholic Parish of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati, has pledged to raise $450,000 during a 3 year campaign in support of one of their main global charitable missions, in Intibucá, Honduras.
There are two components to the Honduras Project, 1) to partner with Shoulder to Shoulder (www.shouldertoshoulder.org) to build a bilingual school, which community leaders have identified as an urgent need, and 2) to help the Diocese of Santa Rosa del Copan foster the Catholic faith by assisting in the establishment of a rural parish rectory/training center, and providing materials and support for basic religious education and sacramental preparation for multiple parishes of Southern Intibucá.
To help raise funds for the Honduras Project, Good Shepherd has recently teamed up with KidsKards, an art based fundraising company. KidsKards is producing general purpose note cards and Christmas cards for Good Shepherd to sell to their parish families and friends. The cards will feature original artwork done by some of the children in Honduras who will benefit from the Honduras Project, as well as photos of the children and their country. The cards will be packaged in sets of 20 and will be available for purchase through Good Shepherd beginning in early November.
For nearly a decade and a half, KidsKards has been helping non-profit organizations and schools to raise money by actively involving the children they support in the fundraising process. The children can paint or draw their own artwork, which is then reproduced onto high quality note cards and calendars, and sold for a fundraising profit of up to 40 percent. “KidsKards has been in business for over 14 years, and we have a tremendous repeat following,” says owner Maria S. Leon. “Our focus is on high quality products and first-class customer service.”
According to Leon, KidsKards sets itself apart from the fundraising competition by helping organizations to increase their visibility, in addition to just raising funds. “Each card and calendar produced by KidsKards features the non-profit organization’s logo, mission statement, and contact information. This helps to advertise their organization to the hundreds or thousands of people who receive one of these cards or calendars” Leon says, “It’s a ripple effect which potentially helps them to raise even more money to support the good work that they do.”
If you are interested in learning more about Good Shepherd’s work for the Honduras Project, please visit www.good-shepherd.org (Recent Announcements). Or, if you would like to purchase a pack of Good Shepherd’s note cards or Christmas cards call the Good Shepherd Parish Office at 1-513-489-8815.
To learn more about KidsKards and their fundraising programs for schools and non-profit organizations contact Maria S. Leon at 1-888-543-7527 or visit http://www.kidskards.com.