COLOURING OUTSIDE the LINES - by Gwyneth Branch


Often when a child is hospitalized and his/her stay is extended, providing a handmade card can brighten that child's day. Many elderly people are also forgotten and not remebered until holiday time rolls around. Providing people with a unexpected greeting card that is handmade could make a world of difference.


I formed a non-profit which teaches the art of creating handmade greeting cards which are then provided to the elderly, hospitalized children and survivors of violence. I have sent handmade cards to nursing homes and rehabilitation facilities in Virginia and other states. I have also sent cards to survivors of domestic violence and students who experienced shootings in their schools. Each card sent represents the time, creativity, and innovativeness it took displaying kindness, care, and concern for people tragic situations. "Staying within the Lines but approaching it with a creative mindset allows an individual to explore beyond ordinary Lines!" This is the philosphy of COLOURING OUTSIDE the LINES.

What do I need to get it done:

Understanding the ins and outs of fundraising.