|Ventura County'sTHE STAR
January 2, 1999
Fundraising gaps will be filled at Interface Children, Family Services of Ventura County thanks to a gift received from AT&T Wireless Services. The funds
were raised through its purchase of custom holiday cards from Cards With a Heart.
Through a partnership with corporations, Cards With a Heart custom designs greeting cards for holiday use and then donates 50 cents for every greeting
card purchased to the company's charity of choice. Through AT&T Wireless Services, purchase of greeting cards and its designation of Interface as the
recipient of its gift, the nonprofit organization will receive $5,000, according to Wendy Hauptman, owner of Cards With a Heart.
"With Cards With a Heart, a company is giving more than a card, it is giving a gift to the community," Hauptman said.
This philosophy of caring for the community is right in sync with AT&T Wireless Services' values, according to Sylvia Munoz Schnopp, AT&T Wireless
Services director of communications and public affairs for the Nevada and Ventura/Santa Barbara regions.
"AT&T Wireless Services received quality, custom cards and we were able to give to a local nonprofit organization. Giving to the community is the best gift
of all, so with this program we created a definite 'win-win-win' situation for everyone involved," Schnopp said.
During the holiday season, Interface targeted raising $40,000 for its counseling, education, shelter and treatment services for abused children, battered
women, their children and troubled individuals and families.
"This contribution really helps fill the funding gaps we have with the programs we provide to children and families throughout Ventura County," Chris Rutter,
development director of Interface, said.
Launched only this year by Hauptman, a former AT&T employee, Cards With a Heart already has generated more than $10,000 for nonprofit groups with
its holiday greeting card purchases by major companies.
"This does not include the amount raised through independent fundraising through the sale of greeting cards by nonprofit agencies," Hauptman said.
Without incurring any additional expense over what large corporate supporters generally budget for holiday greeting cards, Cards With a Heart designs
custom cards and helps promote their choice of charity by raising funds for and awareness about the group. In addition to generating funds for nonprofit
groups, the back of each card carries a message about the contribution and its contributor, as well as benefiting the organization.
Nonprofit organizations also can benefit by using their own custom cards for fundraisers, Hauptman said. In its inaugural year, Cards With a Heart helped
more than a dozen companies and nonprofit groups work together for the betterment of the community, Hauptman said.
AT&T Wireless Services, Inc. is the largest digital wireless carrier in the United States and also provides messaging, wireless data and aviation
communication services. At the end of the third quarter of this year, AT&T Wireless Services, Inc. had more than 1.47 million Digital PCS customers and
more than 7.83 million total wireless customers on a proportional count. AT&T Wireless Services, Inc. is a wholly-owned subsidiary of AT&T Corp.
(NYSET), the world's leader in telecommunications services and technology.
|NOVEL HOLIDAY CARDS HELP RAISE FUNDS FOR NONPROFIT GROUPS
AT&T Wireless Services recently purchased custom greeting cards from Cards WIth a Heart which donates 50 cents for every greeting card purchased
to the Interface Children, Family Services of Ventura County.
Through the AT&T Wireless Services purchase, the nonprofit organization will receive $5,000 according to Wendy Hauptman, owner of Cards With a Heart.
|AT&T purchases benefit cards
|THE VENTURA JOURNAL
January 1, 1999
|Cards With a Heart Prints Celebrity-Designed Greeting Cards for the EBMRF
Using the artwork of eight Hollywood celebrities, the Epidermolysis Bullosa Medical Research Foundation has introduced a set of greeting cards that will
be sold to the public in support of their cause. Andrea Pett-Joseph, executive vice-president of the EBMRF, called upon Cards With A Heart to print the fun,
whimsical card line.
With a pirate-themed birthday card using Orlando Bloom’s art and a colorful, fun butterfly design by Heidi Klum, these cards are absolutely delightful.
Reese Witherspoon decorated her birthday card with bright, colorful dots and Natalie Portman chose to draw an adorable picture of her dog, Charlie.
Courteney Cox and David Arquette partnered to create a card from the heart that urges “Peace on Earth,” while Gwen Stefani and Gavin Rossdale’s
collaboration inspires love, rock ‘n roll style. The Pete Sampras and Bridgette Wilson-Sampras family decorated a fun birthday card for youngsters and
with heartfelt sentiment, Adam Sandler delivers a touching message with sketches of his dog.
The official debut will take place at the invitation-only EB Carnival on September 29. In observance of EB Awareness Week in October, the greeting card line
will make a splash at the Frederic Fekkai salons and may also be purchased online through Cards With A Heart.
Cards With A Heart is well-known for programs that help nonprofit organizations create awareness while raising funds, including their highly successful Holiday
Card Programs. Nonprofits of all sizes are welcome to contact Cards With A Heart via their web site at www.cardswithaheart.com.
& David Arquette
|Gwen Stefani &
|created by Wendy Hauptman and Linda Kaidin
|At Cards With A Heart, we take pride in our personalized service. Please feel free to call us
at (818) 430-0738 with any questions or suggestions. We always welcome your comments!