Saturday, January 17, 2009

Recycle your Christmas cards for charity

I found this on A Mama's Rant and have been looking for this address for a while. Up until two years ago I mailed my Christmas cards to St. Jude. The reminder must have dropped from my Outlook calendar because I haven't done this in two years. This post made me remember and provided the address.

St Jude's Ranch Recycled Card Program St. Jude’s Ranch for Children rescues abused, abandoned and neglected children of all races and faiths from the vicious cycle of child abuse. They provide healing and nurturing in a safe home-like environment where children can learn life skills to start new lives with new chances, new choices and new hope.

One of their fundraising activities is the St. Jude’s Ranch for Children Recycled Card Program. The children and St. Jude’s Ranch volunteers turn the previous year’s Christmas cards into "new" cards for the coming season. They remove the front of the cards and attach a new back made with recycled paper.

The benefits are two-fold: customers receive "green" holiday cards for use and the children receive payment for their work and learn the benefits and importance of going green. Since the program was started over 30 years ago, it was expanded to include all occasion greeting cards.

Donate your cards

People from all over the world have send their used card fronts and you can, too. Currently, St. Jude’s Ranch is accepting used, all-occasion greeting cards from November 15, 2008 thru February 28, 2009.

Mail your donations to:

St. Jude's Ranch for Children
Card Recycling Program
100 St. Jude's Street
Boulder City, NV 89005

To purchase cards

Cards are sold in packets of 10 for $8.00 and are available in the following categories:

  • General Christmas Cards
  • Religious Christmas Cards
  • Easter Cards
  • Birthday Cards
  • Thank You Cards
  • All Occasion General Greeting Cards

Orders may be placed by any of the methods below:

  • Email
  • Phone 1-800-492-3562 or
  • Send your request and donation to:
    St. Jude’s Ranch for Children
    ATTN: Donor Office
    P.O. Box 60100
    Boulder City, NV 89006-0100

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