What got us started?
The founders' daughter Dana was diagnosed with Juvenile (Type 1) Diabetes two days after her fourth birthday. Although multiple injections per day, constant testing of blood sugar levels, and balancing food and exercise can be a hardship to such a young child, it is nothing when compared to the complications of this serious disease.
The potential complications of diabetes are blindness, kidney failure, cardiovascular disease and neuropathy (or nerve damage which is the most common, non-accident cause of amputations in the United States) and shortened lifespan.
As any parent would, they tried to get their daughter the best care and help her stay healthy and live a healthy lifestyle. However, although insulin allows her to stay alive, it is not a cure for the disease, nor does it prevent the development of serious physical complications.
WE NEED TO FIND A CURE so that these children can grow up to live long and healthy lives. We are hopeful that running a program like MTC can help make the "cure" a reality for diabetes and other chronic illnesses.
After developing and running a successful regional greeting card fundraiser for the Rocky Mountain JDRF organization for several years, MORETHANCARDS.COM was formed by John and Rosemarie Feeney to provide the process, infrastructure and end-to-end coordination support necessary to assist non-profits, initially the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation to initiate or expand their Greeting Card Programs. Since 2001, MTC has fully managed the nationally sanctioned program for the JDRF organization, expanded its support to the Children with Diabetes Foundation, and is currently working with several other national and international non-profit groups on developing their greeting card programs.
More Than Cards.com (MTC), provides design, coordination, printing and web-based online ordering to support your non-profit Greeting Card Program. We offer customized solutions, including offset printing and warehousing, web to press customized printing and fulfillment processes.
MoreThanCards.Com is located in Lyons, Colorado and is run with a specific focus on keeping overhead, design and production costs low.
Our philosophy is simple. Help to fund a cure for diabetes and other life threatening diseases through leveraging the success we've had in supporting our current foundations. Keep the upfront costs to the organization minimal, if any, and contribute a very high percentage to the organization first, via a pre-committed contribution from each sale.
As an example, in 15 years of the national JDRF program, we have designed and sold over 2,100,000 greeting cards for diabetes research. Proudly, proceeds of the card program (roughly 30 cents on the dollar) went directly to JDRF to fund research (after design, printing and distribution costs).
MoreThanCards.com performs all of the work for this program, leaving the staff of the non-profit organization free to do the fundraising and research funding within their mission.
ONLINE PRIVACY STATEMENT
By: Bob Gilson. More Than Cards
Date: March 01, 2014
MoreThanCards, LLC is committed to protecting your online privacy and MoreThanCards, LLC adheres to the requirements of the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998.
We do not collect information from children under 13 without the consent of a parent or guardian. We only request that you supply the child's name, age, and the age at which he or she was diagnosed with the disease, along with your name, address, telephone number and e-mail address. This information will be used only by MoreThanCards, LLC to notify the parents of those who submitted the winning designs in an art search. No other information is collected by MoreThanCards. If your child's artwork is one of the winning designs, you will be notified and asked for your permission to let MoreThanCards post your child's name, age, and age diagnosed on the MoreThanCards.Com web site. You will be able to review your child's information on our site and you may contact MoreThanCards and ask that your child's information be deleted at any time; however, your child's artwork will also be removed from the site.
If you have any questions, contact us at:
More Than Cards
P.O. Box 1730
Lyons, Colorado 80540
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