#CardsForCubs FAQ

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Are envelopes required?

Yes, envelopes are required for each card (30 cards = 30 fitting envelopes). Please keep 10 envelopes bundled with 10 cards to aid the sorting process.

Do we write messages inside the card?

No, we are asking that all cards be BLANK inside, so foster care agencies can write in special messages in order to tailor each card to its specific need.

Can I make cards that are not birthday or encouragement?

Right now we are only accepting Birthday and Encouragement by request of the foster agencies we work with. These themes are the easiest for them to customize to a child's specific situation.

How do I bundle my cards?

Please bundle cards in stacks of 10 and along with 10 size appropriate envelopes. This makes it easier for us to review each card before they go out.

How long is registration open?

Registration is open once a year from March 1st ~ March 31st. We ask that you can register soon so we can keep an accurate count of cards.

How can I help if I do not want to make cards?

There are multiple ways you can help beyond creating cards! 

If you are local to the DFW area and want to volunteer to come in and help sort cards! Follow this link to see our available volunteer slots!

We accept donations year round in either monthly or one time installments.

Get some #CardsForCubs merch! 100% of merch proceeds go to Cards For Cubs.

Can cards only be sent during the card drive? 

No! You can create and send in your cards year round; they just will not be included in the official yearly card drive count. 

Can I update the number of cards pledged?

Yes of course! Simply reregister with the same email you used to sign up and the system will update your response. 

Can card be sent in from outside the US?

Yes absolutely! We can accept cards from anywhere and they are sent to foster agencies around the US.

When do cards need to be shipped by?

Cards need to be postmarked by March 31st every year.

What foster agencies are my cards donated to?

We work with many Foster Care Organizations to make sure all cards get to the hands of foster children across the United States. 

How does the entire process work?

We have complied a page (including pictures!) explaining how cards that you craft make it to the hands of kids and young adults in foster care. Take a look to know more!