In-person Get together- Sat, Oct 1st

Watercolor and Tombow pens

Our next in-person get together is in Mount Pleasant on Saturday, October 1st from 10:00am – 11:00am to make some cards. (Obviously, if you’re sick, coughing, or diagnosed with anything contagious – such as covid obviously – please don’t show up.)

Please bring stationary supplies, markers, colored pencils, scrapbooking supplies, etc.., (If you don’t have any supplies, I can share mine)

The whole purpose of this is to spread kindness, not make works of art so everyone over 18 is welcome.

Please message hello [at] bekindcharleston.org for location and to let us know you’re coming. Expect a small, friendly group of stangers!

In-person Get together- Sat, Aug 27th

Photo by Sixteen Miles Out on Unsplash

Yes, the pandemic is still a thing. But we’re still going to get together in-person in Mount Pleasant this Saturday from 10:00am – 11:00am to make some cards. (Obviously, if you’re sick, coughing, or diagnosed with anything contagious – such as covid obviously – please don’t show up.)

If you have blank cards, markers, colored pencils, scrapbooking supplies, etc.., bring them with you. If you don’t have any supplies, that’s no problem. Just bring a friendly face and use whatever I have.

The whole purpose of this is to spread kindness, not make works of art so everyone is welcome. Can you draw a heart? Yes? You’re qualified then and we’re happy to have the help with cardmaking.

Please message hello [at] bekindcharleston.org for location and to let us know you’re coming. (And if you’re weirded out about walking into a room of strangers, the group will be small and most people won’t know each other so don’t freak. It’s also not cliquey. I don’t do cliques.)

Card Request – Hope to Home

Here’s a great opportunity for one all-volunteer organization to help another.

Hope to Home serves people who are working their way out of poverty, domestic violence situations, and homelessness by providing basic furnishings for free as they move into a home.

You can help by providing encouraging messages of support for recipients as they have a fresh start. Cards are included with their move-in kits. (This may be a great opportunity to get your kids involved in drawing pictures of home on blank cards for you to write messages!)

Mailing address:

Be Kind Charleston
c/o Hope to Home
P.O. Box 1171
Isle of Palms, SC 29451

Drop-off location:

I live near Towne Centre in Mount Pleasant. If you prefer to drop off, please get in touch for an address.

Card Request – ECMOW

Group events are on hold at the moment because well…. another new covid variant. We do have a card request though from East Cooper Meals on Wheels for their meal recipients.

Any kind of positive/inspirational messages are appreciated in your handmade or store bought cards. I also think everyone can appreciate clean humor. Feel free to sign your names if you’re comfortable with that.

Mail/drop off:
Be Kind Charleston
c/o Kelley Chapman
ECMOW
2304 N Hwy 17
Mt Pleasant, SC 29466

Group event – May 27th

A group of us met on May 27th to work on cards. We completed about 25 during our time together. I confess I did better with creating than I did with writing since I was chatting with the other attendees! (I’ll need to write my notes at home. )

Now that I know there’s enough interest – both working as a group and individually – I’m opening up the form to request cards. If you’re interested in creating cards, please fill out this form.

Several people have offered to help financially with this project. While I really appreciate the offer, I won’t take anything at this time. If I do down the road, I want to be very transparent. (I’ll start tracking any costs and we can figure that out later for those who are interested in contributing.)

Please note that any cards you create and send from home are a HUGE contribution! By being part of this, you are already graciously giving your time by creating cards and your finances by buying stamps when you send cards from your home.