Wishing to show 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.
That was over thirty years ago and 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 their used cards to St. Jude’s!
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 they were receiving over one million cards. They have since redesigned the process to more efficiently manage the increased production from the increased volume and welcome your submissions!
Currently, 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