Although this article isn't about travel I thought it was something that might interest readers.
I always hate to throw away all the beautiful Christmas cards and other greeting cards that arrive throughout the year. With the holidays soon approaching here's a way to donate those used cards and they'll get a new life and won't go into the trash.
For more than 40 years, St. Jude’s Ranch for Children has provided a safe, nurturing home and therapeutic residential treatment services to more than 1,000 children in Nevada and Texas. St. Jude's Ranch is making a difference by creating new lives with new skills for abused, abandoned and neglected children of all races and faiths.
Here's the information from their website about the recycled greeting card program.
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!
To Purchase Cards:
Cards are sold in packets of 10 for $10.00 and are available in the following categories:
General Christmas Cards
Religious Christmas Cards
Thank You Cards
All Occasion General Greeting Cards
Orders may be placed by any of the methods below:
By US Mail:
Send your request and donation to:
St. Jude’s Ranch for Children
ATTN: Donor Office
P.O. Box 60100
Boulder City, NV 89006-0100
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
NOTE: We currently have an increased need for both Birthday and Thank You card submissions.