Personally, I believe in being kind and helping out as much as I can.  We are all in this together after all, right?

In 2004, I started the “Cards for a Cause” program with my small greeting card business Cathy Sue’s Creations, where I would donate a percentage of items sold to local group or charity for a period of time.  Now, that Cathy Sue’s Creations has ventured into publishing, I aim to partner with a charity, for certain books sold.  If your group is interested, please contact

Additionally, I try to make a difference in the local community and world by supporting charitable organizations, programs and causes by volunteering, monetary and in-kind donations. I’m always open to suggestions.  Below are just a few charities I have supported.

American Cancer Society

Chicago Canine Rescue

Greater Chicago Food Depository


The Salvation Army

The Treehouse Animal Shelter

Veterans of America