I have a soft spot in my heart for any organization that helps kids, so St. Jude’s is right up there. I just got an e-mail reminding me about their “Recycled Christmas Card Program”, and I plan to do it this year.
The program, in a nutshell, takes old Christmas Cards that have been sent in, gives them to the kids and volunteers at the St. Jude’s Ranch, and new cards are made out of them. They are then sold in the St. Jude’s Gift Shop and online to raise money for the hospital, the ranch, all of the St. Jude programs.
So instead of just pitching those cards, stick them in the mail for a worthy cause!
The info, directly from the site:
We are accepting used, all-occasion cards from:
November 15, 2009 – February 28, 2010
You can mail your donations to:
St. Jude’s Ranch for Children
Recycled Card Program
100 St. Jude’s Street – Boulder City, NV 89005
For even more information, the website: http://www.stjudesranch.org/help_card.php
I received so many cards for my birthday this year that I may send some of them, too… others shouldn’t be viewed by children…
If you’re like me, this is a great alternative to pitching the cards. I always feel so bad throwing them away – these are sentiments from friends and family – but I just can’t keep them! I don’t have the space, and if I start saving them, I reawaken my pack-rat tendencies, which must be restrained at all times.
So I’m sending mine. How about you?