Thursday, November 8, 2012

Charity Highlight for November of 2012- extending our Poetry Therapy to Charitable Causes

We are highlighting two charitable organization this year in our Arts in Medicine campaign and Poetry Therapy:

Charity Greetings & National Association for Poetry Therapy (http://www.poetrytherapy.org/foundation.html),
(http://www.poetrytherapy.org/foundation.contribute.html)

CELEBRATE YOUR LOVED ONES WITH A GIFT OF POETRY!Trying to find the right gift for a birthday, graduation, Bar or Bat Mitzvah, retirement or other celebration? Giving the NAPT Foundation a contribution in honor of the person you're celebrating is a fabulous way to honor the recipient and poetry in the world today. Say Happy Birthday, Mazel Tov, Congratulations, or even I'm Thinking of You with a gift of poetry.
REMEMBER YOUR LOVED ONE WITH A CONTRIBUTION TO THE NAPT FOUNDATIONOne way to honor a loved one who had a special connection with poetry and healing, and do something meaningful in his/her memory, is to contribute to the NAPT Foundation. Such a gift adds to your loved one's legacy, supporting the power of poetry to bring healing, growth and transformation.

http://www.charitygreetings.ca/


Charity Greetings

Charity Greetings was founded to provide our corporate clients an opportunity to support charitable causes through the purchase of greeting cards.
We enable companies and individuals to integrate sending their best wishes in a greeting card supporting Canadian Tire Jumpstart Charity, through the purchase of the greeting cards.
20% of the proceeds of the sale of the cards from this site will be submitted to Canadian Tire Jumpstart. With each greeting card, you’re enabling children in financial need the opportunity to be actively involved in community-based organized sports and recreation.
All cards can be personalized with your company logo as well as a signature file. The greeting itself can be selected from traditional favourites or you can personalize your message.
As part of our commitment to reduce our environmental footprint, all cards are printed on recycled and FSC certified paper.
Exclusive images have been graciously supplied from world-renowned artist, Douglas R. Laird.

The Artist

Douglas was born in Edinburgh, Scotland in 1946. He immigrated to Canada in 1965. Doug became interested in art very early in life. By the age of fifteen, he apprenticed at an advertising agency / art studio in his hometown. During that time he also attended the Edinburgh College of Art where he studied life drawing and draped life extensively.
Douglas' travels throughout North America and Europe after his education have had a strong influence on the subject matter and medium now used in his paintings. He enjoys painting and feels comfortable in all mediums. His subjects include; landscape, nostalgia, still life, children and everyday activities.
http://www.mountainrendezvous.com/


Canadian Tire Jumpstart

jumpstart.canadiantire.ca/en
Jumpstart - Giving Kids a Sporting Chance
Canadian Tire Jumpstart® is a community-based charitable program that helps kids in financial need participate in organized sport and recreation.
Jumpstart believes that all kids should have the opportunity to play. However, the reality is that 1 in 3 Canadian families cannot afford to enrol their children in sports and recreation activities (Vision Critical, 2011).
Canadian Tire Jumpstart was created to help provide kids in financial need with better access to the life benefits of community based organized sports and recreation. The charitable program covers registration, equipment and/or transportation costs.
Jumpstart facts:
  • Since its launch in February 2005, Jumpstart has helped give more than 417,835 kids in financial need the chance to play.
  • To date, we have more than 310 Chapters that work with over 1000 organizations across Canada (e.g. Big Brothers and Big Sisters, Parks and Recreation, YMCA-YWCAs) to discreetly identify children that would benefit from the program.
  • Jumpstart helps more than 98,000 Canadian kids annually.
By purchasing cards from Charity Greetings, you will be helping more kids to have the chance to play and grow.
When you purchase a greeting card from Charity Greetings each card has the following information about Jumpstart within it: This card supports a worthy cause. A portion of the proceeds was donated to Canadian Tire Jumpstart®. Canadian Tire Jumpstart® is a community based charitable program that helps kids in financial need participate in organized sport and recreation.
Learn all about Canadian Tire Jumpstart at: jumpstart.canadiantire.ca/en

Format / Prices

  • Images are created by D.R. Laird.
  • All cards trimmed to finished size of 7 1/4 x 5 1/8. Unless specified, black ink will be used.
  • Blank envelopes accompany each order. Envelopes are white wove, 24lb.
  • Cards are printed on Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certified 12 point cover, coated 1 side, as part of our commitment to reducing our environmental footprint and supporting sustainable forestry practices.

Price Schedule

Customized Greeting Cards, priced in Canadian dollars, shipping and taxes extra
$110.00 for each batch of 50 cards. Minimum order is 50 cards (1 batch).
For orders over 1,000 cards, contact sales@charitygreetings.ca for discount pricing.

Shipping costs are extra. This is calculated based on shipping requirements and paid at the time of order. A handling fee is included with the shipping charges. No C.O.D. orders.
Taxes are extra and are calculated based on the province where the shipment is delivered.  Taxes are not applicable for orders shipped outside of Canada.
All prices are in Canadian dollars. If paying online, PayPal will convert to other currencies.
Online payments are done through the secure systems of PayPal and via Visa or MasterCard credit cards. If you prefer to pay by cheque, simply contact us at 647-223-3605. Be advised that orders paid for off-line will not be produced until your payment is received.

Proofing

Proofs are provided online as a PDF as you compose your customized cards.  You will be asked to approve the proof.  If accepted, this constitutes your acceptance of the content and approval to proceed to print. Charity Greetings, a division of IcePick Marketing Inc.,  is not responsible for errors created by the end user.
All printing is done in CMYK which means that company logos that use PMS/Pantone or Special colours will be converted to CMYK values and absolute matching of special colour cannot be guaranteed.
Signatures will be printed in the colour of the supplied file.

Uploaded logos or signatures

Logos or signatures should be provided as high resolution, preferably 300 dpi, JPEG or TIFF files.  Be advised that website logos are normally 72 dpi and will not reproduce well in print.
All printing is done in CMYK which means that company logos that use PMS/Pantone or Special colours will be converted to CMYK values and absolute matching of special colour cannot be guaranteed.
Signatures will be printed in the colour of the supplied file.
Logos and signatures can be uploaded and positioned as required.