"Lyssa Zwolanek, a Gold Elite demonstrator from the United States, received the Heart of Stampin’ Up! award. Her association with Stampin’ Up! allowed her to connect her team, the Song of My Heart Stampers, with a worthwhile cause: they used their love of stamping to show appreciation and kindness to war veterans. Lyssa’s hard work has made quite a difference for her local community and for many deserving men and women across the country.
Lyssa and her team recently gathered for their annual Honor Flight Stamp Night. The Honor Flight Network is a charitable organization that serves veterans from World War II, the Korean War, and the Vietnam War by sending them on all-expenses-paid trips to the war memorials in Washington, D.C. Together with the Honor Flight Network, the stampers set a goal to create 1,000 handmade cards in one day to help raise funds for this organization. They were more than successful, surpassing their goal by an astounding 1,952 cards! Through this project, Lyssa helped to further unify her team and the stampers that joined by creating cards to honor the veterans. As part of Lyssa’s award, Stampin’ Up! donated supplies and sponsored trips for eight veterans and their companions.
What an incredible story! Thank you, Lyssa, and the Song of My Heart Stampers for making a difference."