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Recycle Cards for Kids

Sometimes they are discarded as an after-thought, but with the right message a card can be a gift in itself.

However, it isn’t necessary to spend a dollar or more a piece on multiple cards every time a holiday or special occasion arrives. Instead, you can recycle your card fronts to make new cards.

Better yet, you can donate them to St. Jude’s Ranch, so the kids there can make new cards. Operated by the Kids’ Corp program, at St. Jude’s Ranch children take donated card fronts and attach them to a blank back, making them new again.

Every card made is sold for one dollar each and goes directly to the child who made it. This teaches children entreprenuer skills and basic job skills. It also gives them an appreciation for recycling and its role in environmentally sound living.

To donate your card front(s), you can mail them directly to St. Jude’s Ranch. Before you do, make sure that card fronts

  • Have no writing or scribbles on their blank side
  • Are close to 5″x7″ in size
  • Are not Hallmark, Disney, or American greeting cards, as they cannot be accepted

Remember to send only the front of the card. With that cleared up, card fronts can be sent year-round. All holidays are accepted, including general Christmas cards and religious Christmas cards, in addition to birthdays and other special occasions. Also, if you decide to mail large quantities of card fronts at one time, it is less expensive to use The United States Post Office in a Flat Rate Box. These can be found within the post office and can hold up to 70 pounds.

St. Jude’s Ranch cards come in packs of  10, costing $10 per pack. So you can buy the cards yourself to give loved ones in place of generic greeting found at gift shops and grocery aisles. Doing so sends a message of goodwill that is universal and needs no words.

You can mail your donations to:
St. Jude’s Ranch for Children
Recycled Card Program
100 St. Jude’s Street
Boulder City, NV 89005

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