Lend a Hand

Many of the 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. 


Eric's main mode of transportation was this bicycle. Unfortunately it got stolen recently. Eric needs a new bike (and bike lock) to help him get around Washington, DC. He's 6'3" so he needs a large frame bicycle.
UPDATE: Eric received a bike and bike lock. Huge thanks to Joe in Dupont for helping him out. 


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 8/2020: With the pandemic still dramatically impacting our day to day lives, Ken's ability to earn an income has been greatly diminished. Bardia Saeedi, an inspiring artist and social entrepreneur, created a GoFundMe page to help Ken buy school items and a birthday gift for his daughter - she turns 18 on September 9th. Also, one of Ken's other children had a baby girl and he would like to start saving money to see his granddaughter who lives in San Diego - he's never met her. Although he doesn't plan to travel until it's safe, he's hoping to start saving some funds now. Please consider supporting Ken directly - he's over half way to his goal!


Great news! Dana has found a place to live and can move in at the end of April. We're looking for a bed and dresser for Dana - if you know anyone who might have either, please let us know. Dana also needs some clean, presentable clothes for interviews. A size 46 dress slack and size 13Wide shoes. Dana also hopes to find a bicycle (and U-Lock) to get around DC. 




We're thrilled that last August Levester finally found housing after more than a decade on the street in our nation's capital. One thing that Levester really wants right now is a humidifier. Humidifiers add moisture to the air and help prevent dyrness that can cause dryness of the skin, nose, throat, and lips. They can also ease some of the symptoms caused by the flu and common colds. 

UPDATE: Levester received a humidifier! Thanks to those who reached out and offered to donate one to him.