SAN ANTONIO – During this pandemic families around the country have spent more and more time inside -- but that doesn’t mean you can’t be productive.
A pair of local teens have been using the lockdown as an opportunity to start a business to help fight pediatric cancer.
“I volunteered at the children’s hospital downtown last summer, and I definitely did have some encounters with pediatric patients,” Izumi Vazquez, founder of Cards Against Cancer said.
Izumi is now using the experience to fuel a new venture she and Ayumi started: Cards Against Cancer.
“Essentially we are creating handmade cards in hopes of raising awareness and also funding for pediatric cancer,” Vazquez said.
The philanthropic duo say crafting is something they’ve always loved to do and they just realized they can use their passion to help others.
“So on a laptop, we’ll design our original designs, create the layout, and then once our design is ready, we’ll send it to the cricket to print separate pieces. And then we assemble it,” Vazquez said.
The Vazquez’s only started a couple months ago -- but already they’ve had a wave of customers and an efficient platform.