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Send A Free Valentine’s Day Message To Sick Children At These Hospitals

Could there be a sweeter opportunity?!

When it comes to Valentine’s Day, chances are you either love it or you hate it. But even if you’re not a fan of Cupid, you have to admit that if someone hands you a Valentine’s Day card, it can’t help but brighten your day.

With that in mind, children’s hospitals around the country are holding “Valentine Drives”  and asking everyone who can to send their patients a virtual valentine. It takes less than a minute and is free. All you have to do is choose a participating hospital(s) via your computer, mobile device or tablet and then choose a card to send. Write your own Valentine message or choose a pre-written one — the choice is yours and either one is sure to put a smile on a child’s face.

Children's Hospital Los Angeles

You don’t even have to live near one of the hospitals to send a card, so feel free to choose one that’s near or far away. Or if you’re really in the Valentine’s Day spirit, send a card to all the hospitals on the list. Just click on the hospital name below to make and send your free Valentine:

Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago (Illinois)

Arkansas Children’s (Arkansas)

Boston Children’s Hospital Trust (Massachusetts)

Cincinnati Children’s Hospital (Ohio)

Children’s Health (Texas)

Children’s Hospital Los Angeles (California)

Cincinnati Children’s Hospital (Ohio)

Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital (Texas)

Children’s National Hospital (Washington, D.C.)

Phoenix Children’s Hospital Foundation (Arizona)

St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital (National)

Texas Children’s Hospital (Texas)

If you’d like to do more than just send the free Valentine’s Day card, you can also order and ship art supplies to the children at Arkansas Children’s Hospital so they can create Valentine’s Day crafts. They’re accepting donations of everything from watercolor paint to markers, crayons, paint brushes and even googly eyes. In order to protect patients from infections, all art supplies must be new and in the original packing.

As another bonus, for each card sent to a child at the Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles, Party City will donate $1 to the hospital, for up to $25,000.

Will you be sending a free Valentine’s Day card to a children’s hospital this holiday?