Doernbecher holiday cards are available

Christmas Tree by Richy Zibell, Doernbecher patient sibling, age 25, Message:

Christmas Tree by Richy Zibell, Doernbecher patient sibling, age 25, Message: “Christmas…Let it shine all year.”

The leaves are only just beginning to turn, but it’s not too soon to think about this year’s holiday greeting cards. As they have for the past 17 years, the Doernbecher Children’s Hospital Foundation and the Friends of Doernbecher are offering the 2008 line of new cards designed by creatively inclined Doernbecher patients or their family members, with net proceeds benefiting the hospital. Last year’s Holiday Cards for Kids program raised more than $84,000 for the region’s premier pediatric medical center.

The cards will appear in stores in November, but shoppers can order online now at the Doernbecher Foundation Web site:

A Santa, snowman, holiday trees and an angel grace this year’s holiday card selection. Eight new greeting card designs and one everyday note card are available at $12 per pack of 15 cards and 16 envelopes. The line-up also includes a $10 donation card. Imprinting services are available at extra cost.

Profits from this year’s cards will go to three important programs supported by Friends of Doernbecher: the Friends of Doernbecher Grant Program, the Family Resource Library in the lobby of OHSU Doernbecher Children’s Hospital, and the Child Life Program at Doernbecher.

Art entries are encouraged and accepted throughout the year. For more information about Cards for Kids, submitting artwork, or becoming involved with Friends of Doernbecher, call 503 220-8344 or 800 800-9583.

The Doernbecher Children’s Hospital Foundation is a 501(c)(3) organization that exists to secure private philanthropic support for OHSU Doernbecher Children’s Hospital. The foundation raises funds from individuals, companies, foundations and organizations, and invests and manages gifts in accordance with donors’ wishes.

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