Wednesday, November 18, 2009

St. Jude's Ranch

Wondering what to do with all those Christmas cards you receive this year? Don't throw them away! Instead, join me in sending the used card fronts to St. Jude's Ranch!

St. Jude’s Ranch for Children rescues abused, abandoned and neglected children of all races and faiths from the vicious cycle of child abuse. They provide healing and nurturing in a safe home-like environment where children can learn life skills to start new lives with new chances, new choices and new hope.

"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".

Doesn't this sound like a wonderful cause?! Great opportunity for you recyclers out there! (Suz, Jen and Betsy!)

Cards may be donated by sending them to:

St. Jude's Ranch for Children
Recycled Card Program
100 St. Jude's Street
Boulder City, NV 89005

21 comments:

Jan and Tom ~ at Rose Haven said...

What a GREAT idea!! Not that we usually receive that many cards!

I was also glad to read that Scout's doing better!!

Jan

Brandi said...

Thanks so much for this address. I have so many cards from several years because I just can't bear to part with them. What a great way to have them used again!

Brandi

Kath ~★The Olde Weeping Cedar ★~ said...

This is wonderful! Thanks so much for sharing this, Shelley.

Cedar ... said...

Excellent idea,... thanks for sharing the address Shelley!

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

What a wonderful idea! Thanks for sharing this and providing an address!
Hugs,
Penny

Deb said...

What a wonderful idea ~ thank you for sharing the address Shelley.

grammy said...

Great idea. I get so many cards now that are Family pictures... but I will still save them up (0:

Busy Bee Suz said...

I LOVE this idea Shelley. I always find new ways to reuse our cards (usually as gift tags) but this is wonderful. I hope you don't mind, but I would love to repost this on my blog as well????? This is the kind of thing I love to spread around.

Blessedmom's Simple Home said...

Thanks for sharing this Shelley. I've heard of recycling programs for cards, but didn't ever know the specifics before.
Blessings,
Marcia

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Great idea, Shelley. Thanks for the address. I will do just this, this year!!!! I had been giving them to churches for the chidlren's programs, but your idea is even better. Thanks!!!!

Hugs,
Betsy

Arlene said...

That is a great idea!! Thank you so much for letting us know!! I have the addy too and will send mine out!!

The Retired One said...

I like this concept...now I have to remember that when I send out cards myself, not to write on the back of the picture part of the card.
I do that all the time!

bennie and patsy said...

That is a great idea, thank.
Patsy

Debbie said...

I think this is a great idea Shelley! Thank you for sharing the address.

Is it getting cold up there yet? :) It is here. Looks like a pot of potato soup in our future today.

Take Care and Stay Warm,
Debbie

April said...

Thank you for telling us about this wonderful organization! I'll be happy to help out!

dj reinertsen said...

thanks for sharing this idea.

dj

Just a little something from Judy said...

This is a great idea to me! I almost got rid of some of my past Christmas cards. This excites me to be able to help the special little children take part in this worthwhile cause. Thank you for this valuable info.

John Poole said...

Thanks for posting this, Shelley. Would not have even known about this had you not. What a great idea...all my old cards usually end up in the recycling bin the following season, but now they'll go to St. Judes! ~John

This DVM's Wife's Life said...

That is such a fantastic idea! I hate to part with some of those cards every year we receive because they are so pretty. Love this idea!

George said...

Thanks for bringing this great project to our attention. I'm glad Betsy said we would participate this year.

Jeanette said...

Thank you for that wonderful information. I always hate to throw beautiful Christmas cards away!