While the last two weeks were epic for the cards we received; we’ve been hard at work to keep the turn around time low and get these cards out of our hand and into the hands of kids- no reason to keep these things setting in boxes, stored around here…right!!!
The first donation was pretty special to me personally.
I went to school with a guy names James Downey, who had a brother named Todd, who I had met a few times. Recently Todd passed away and one of his friends set up a program called Toys From Todd. It was set up to try to make a difference in the lives of kids, which is what we try to do.This is a very new program and it could succeed or fail but they have 61,000 trading cards to hand out to kids to help them be successful. Running programs like this takes a ton of effort, work and time and it’s not easy but we wish the Toys From Todd program a ton of success and luck! We are very happy to donate to folks wanting to make a difference.
The 2nd donation was to a charity that we have worked with in the past – The Boys and Girls Club of Kentuckiana! We were heading to Indiana to take our son to the big Santa’s Workshop and we don’t like going to another state without taking a ton of cards with us to give to the kids in that area. We dropped off 71,232 cards to the great folks at Ed Endres Boys and Girls Club located in New Albany, IN!
These two donations add 132,232 to our total to bring us to a grand total of -
3,762,249 – that is 3.76 million trading cards in just over 3 years!
This is an amazing number for a guy that started out wanting to try to donate his 100,000 cards from his personal collection- then we wanted to shot for 1 million cards…and here we are, not too far from 4 million.
The #C4KFamily is beyond amazing; I want to thank all of you for the help over the last 3 years, it’s all been amazing, epic, incredible, mind blowing and greatly appreciated!
It’s been another really busy couple of weeks here at C4K!
You guys continue to load us up with cards and we have donated just over 130,000 cards to kids just over the last two weeks!
We weren’t just handing out cards though, we got some amazing stuff in!
First up we got some great stuff from Dennis E. Griffis, Jr. from Cottage Grove, Minnesota- including a ton of unopened packs….even Garbage Pail Kids from the 80′s!
We got some awesome cards from William Zinn from Belmont, Massachusetts! Including a ton of comic book characters!
We continued to get box after box after box after box…and more boxes from Greig from Willoughby, Ohio which included all the big names!
We got several boxes from R. Porter from Fisherville, Virgina which include a bunch of Batman cards!
Got some cool cards from Michelle Jessee from Gallatin, Tennessee! She included a ton of variety!
To added to the awesome week, Kevin Meyer from South Plainfield, New Jersey loaded us up with some classic wrestling cards including tons of WWF greats like Hulk Hogan!
We got some cool cards from John Bollinger from West Palm Beach, Florida! With several unopened packs!
And to bring the week to an epic close, we got a mind blowing donation from Ming Wong from New Hyde Park, New York and this thing was LOADED with huge names, jersey cards, serial numbered cards, autograph cards…..everything!!!
Huge thanks to everyone that sent in cards and welcome to the #C4KFamily – you guys are amazing and keep this thing going strong; we can’t thank you enough!!!
We are quickly coming up on our 4 millionth card donated- we always make sure that the millionth card is a 1989 Ken Griffey Jr Upper Deck Rookie and we already have it ready to go, thanks to the great folks over at Kidder Cards!
It’s been crazy! Tons of donations, Thanksgiving, Black Friday…hopefully we haven’t missed anyone or screwed up the names with the donations. If there are any issues, please just email me at Jerry@commons4kids.org and I’ll try my best to get them sorted out.
Up first, we got another amazing donation from our buddy Eric Stangel from Brooklyn, New York! Mr. Stangel has send tons of packages over the last few years.
We got a huge variety from Jeff Harber from Chino Hills, California.
Then we got some cool stuff from Trent Camp from Oklahoma City, OK!
We got some amazing stuff from Lois Syrek from Belvidere, New Jersey. Ms. Syrek sent us several “firsts” including Dukes of Hazard, Home Improvement, The Beatles, KISS and a ton more!
Then we got some cards from Rich Ionato from Morganville, New Jersey!
Got a box from Declan Conroy from Capitola, California!
Got some really cool non sports stuff; as well as sports stuff from Adam Lenck from Mims, Florida!
Our long time buddy Gregg sent even more boxes!
And finally we got a great donation from David Brehm from Findlay, Ohio and it was loaded with Reds, autos, jerseys and kinds of awesomeness!
Huge thanks to everyone and welcome to the #C4KFamily.
Please let me know if I missed anyone or if the names are with the wrong pictures…I’m but just one guy and these two weeks you guys loaded us up!!!