Can’t bear to toss those beautiful holiday, birthday and greeting cards into the recycling bin? Give them a new life through creative reuse and support a charity in the process. St. Jude’s Ranch for Children recycles your used greeting cards and creates new holiday and all-occasion greeting cards. Recycled cards are sold to support programs and services for abused, neglected and homeless children, young adults and families.
The program is beneficial to everyone – customers receive fun, “green” holiday or other occasion cards they can feel good sending to their friends and loved ones, and the children at St. Jude’s Ranch receive payment for their work and learn basic job skills and the importance of recycling.
More than thirty years ago, wishing to show our donors appreciation for making St. Jude’s Ranch for Children possible, the idea was conceived to turn the previous year’s Christmas cards into “new” cards for the coming season. The recipients were so delighted when they received the unique “thank you,” that they requested to purchase the special cards. The program soon expanded to include all-occasion greeting cards.
Operated by Kids’ Corp., a program designed to teach entrepreneurship skills, the children at the Ranch participate in making the new “green” cards by removing the front and attaching a new back. The result is a beautiful new card made by children and volunteers.
NOTE: There is currently an increased need for both Birthday and Thank You card submissions.
Cards are sold in packets of 10 for $17.00 including shipping and are available in the following categories:
- General Christmas Cards
- Religious Christmas Cards
- Easter Cards
- Birthday Cards
- Thank You Cards
- All-Occasion Blank Greeting Cards
To Donate Cards:
Year-round, St. Jude’s happily accepts used all-occasion greeting cards. Please review the following tips before sending in your donation.
- Only the card front can be used (please check to be sure the backside of the front of the card is clear of any writing, etc.)
- We can not accept Hallmark, Disney or American Greeting cards
- 5″ x 7″ size or smaller is preferred
- To mail large quantities in the least expensive way, use a USPS (United States Post Office) Flat Rate Box (available at your local Post Office), which holds up to 70 pounds
Mail donations to:
St. Jude’s Ranch for Children
Recycled Card Program
100 St. Jude’s Street
Boulder City, NV 89005
Information via St. Jude’s Ranch for Children.