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We’ve talked about St Jude’s before and how awesome it is. It’s a leader in children’s disease research and never turns away a child, because they can’t pay. It was started by Danny Thomas years ago…and his daughter Marla still promotes it.
This is part of that family, it’s Ranch. It’s more geared to treating the minds of kids – from abuses of all kinds in a safe environment. You can read more HERE.
This is just another thing you can do to help someone, without having to spend a lot of money.
Recycled Card Program History
Over thirty years ago, wishing to show our donors appreciation for making St. Jude’s Ranch for Children possible, the idea was conceived for turning the previous year’s Christmas cards into “new” cards for the coming season. The recipients were so delighted with their unique “thank you,” they requested the children sell them the special cards. And so, the St. Jude’s Ranch Recycled Card Program was born.
Since then, the program expanded to include all occasion greeting cards…just about anything that starts with a used greeting card. People from all over the world have sent us their used cards!
Operated by Kids’ Corp., a program for the children at St. Jude’s Ranch to learn entrepreneurship skills, the children participate in making the new cards by removing the front and attaching a new back. The result is a beautiful new card made by the children and volunteers. 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”.
The ongoing support for the Recycled Card Program has been overwhelming! The Program grew and soon we were receiving over one million cards. We have since redesigned the process to more efficiently manage the increased production from the increased volume and we welcome your submissions!
NOTE: We currently have an increased need for both Birthday and Thank You card submissions.
I will be sending mine in on January 5th– if you are in the Sun Prairie area, you can drop yours off to me and I will add to the box. Just shoot me a note at firstname.lastname@example.org
Of course, you can send them in yourself…I cut the backs off before sending to fit more in the package, keep it lighter and save the personal notes my friends write.
To Donate Cards:
We welcome your donation and ask that you please review the below tips before sending your donation. Currently, we have found the least expensive way to mail large quantities of card donations is through the USPS in a Flat Rate Box which holds up to 70 pounds (available at the Post Office).
Card Donating Tips:
•All types of greeting cards, including Christmas are used.
•Only the card front can be used (please check to be sure the back side is clear of any writing, etc.)
•We can not accept Hallmark, Disney or American Greeting cards.
•5″ x 7″ size or smaller is preferred.
•Mail donations to :
St. Jude’s Ranch for Children
Recycled Card Program
100 St. Jude’s Street
Boulder City, NV 89005