Lend a Hand

Many of our cardmakers are struggling in one way or another.  Whether it be finding a job in a certain field or getting a new pair of shoes, they could use a little help. 

We also know that many of you want to help our inspiring cardmakers so we've created this social good marketplace. Below you will find a list of items that each of our cardmakers needs. Please email us if you are able to help. We are also always open to creative ideas of ways you can volunteer or help Second Story Cards grow. We look forward to hearing from you.   

Dana needs a new winter coat. He's a size 3XL / 4XL. He prefers black but will be happy with a coat that keeps him warm. 

Ken is a moving speaker, gifted writer/interviewer, photographer, and has the quintessential voice for podcasts and narrations. He's actively looking for contract opportunities to help provide much needed income. You can learn more about his work here.


UPDATE 9/2020: With the pandemic still dramatically impacting our day to day lives, Ken's ability to earn an income has been greatly diminished. If you have any type of work that you think Ken might be able to help with, please let us know. Aside from the areas mentioned above, he is open to part-time or temporary work. He mentioned an interest in light wharehouse or clerical work. 

We're thrilled that in August of 2019 Levester finally found housing after more than a decade on the street in our nation's capital. Now housed, he has had time to focus his energy on some other projects. One of them, is his book THE $HORT REPORT FOR A $HORT $TA¢K OF $HORT ¢AKE: THIS IS $HORT WORK… which is a collection of some of his street poetry. You can find it here on Amazon. An item that Levester needs is a microwave for his apartment. 


Second Story Cards 

We too could use some help. Let us know if you are able to help us with any of the following.

Code of Conduct: While we come together with a singular purpose, we're a very diverse group. At our core is respect and we've grown to a level that we would like to formalize a code of conduct for our cardmakers and staff that will help ensure that we work in a safe, respectful, and welcoming environment for all. If you have experience drafting such articles, let us know!

Legal: We have a variety of legal needs that are not financially feasible for us to contract. If you're an attorney who would like to do some good and have experience in licensing, copyright, trusts, SSI benefits, and other areas that most small businesses face, let us know. 

Introductions: Maybe you work for a business that would like to support a community-based social enterprise like Second Story Cards for their printing and design needs. We do a lot more than just greeting cards! From designing a new logo to business cards to personalized corporate gifts, we can help businesses develop stronger relationships with their clients. Virtually every business in the country contracts these types of services, yet very few design shops and printing facilities invest in the social fabric like we are doing. Consider connecting us with decision makers who think differently and want to be part of the solution. 

New Stores:
We're now in your favorite shops in more than 25 states, but in order to help our cardmakers truly transform their lives, we need to expand our distribution. We've relied mostly on word of mouth. So tell us your favorite shop that has the best cards or better yet, consider making an introduction to us via email! We'll do all the rest.