Posted on December 19, 2010

St. Jude’s Ranch for Children: Recycled Card Program (Send Your Old Christmas Cards Today!)

Are you looking for a small way to make a big difference for some very special children? You are probably familiar with St. Jude’s Hospital. St. Jude’s is a pediatric research hospital that provides treatment to children- regardless of whether the family is able to pay for services or not. No one is denied service and everyone who walks through the doors receives cutting edge treatment.

The St. Jude’s Ranch for Children is another amazing facility for kids in need. “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.”

Recycled Card Program
Send your used cards (Christmas, birthday, any type!) to the children at St. Jude’s Ranch. The kids there will cut the fronts off of the old cards and affix new backs, creating new cards! The cards can be purchased on their website.

Who does this program benefit? It benefits all of US by encouraging us to “go green” and recycle. It benefits the children at St. Jude’s Ranch by teaching them about recycling and earning some spending money!

St. Jude’s Ranch is accepting used, all-occasion cards YEAR ROUND!

You can mail your donations to:
St. Jude’s Ranch for Children
Recycled Card Program
100 St. Jude’s Street – Boulder City, NV 89005
877-977-SJRC (7572)

Some 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.)
  • They can not accept Hallmark, Disney or American Greeting cards.
  • 5″ x 7″ size or smaller is preferred.

Here is the batch of my own cards that I shipped to St Jude’s Ranch for Children after Christmas last year. I definitely plan to send along this year’s cards as well!

  • Dolly epperson

    I would love to send in all my cards, and I have ALOT. but i am a single mother, on a fixed income. I cannot afford to send these cards….is there any way of getting help to get them to you? St. Jude has helped my friend and her daughter, I would like to be able to get these cards to them…………thank you

    • Hi Dolly! Perhaps give the folks at St Jude’s Ranch a call? Maybe they could help?

  • donna mcmullan

    This is awesome I work at a retirement community and I will put the word out

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