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St. Jude's has a fun racing program that sells recycled greeting cards. This is a guide about donating greeting cards to St. Jude's recycled card program.
I found a way to help my school, recycle, and make a child smile. I received a box full of old Christmas cards. Since most of them had been written on, I decided to fold them in half and glue them down. I passed them on to the librarian at the school where I work. Since they are in different sizes, the kids love them from kindergarten to 5th grade. I can also do this with old greeting cards for other holidays.
By Jetruth from Waterloo, IA
I live in Barefoot bay , Sebastian Florida and want to donate a large volume of used greeting cards
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I live in Twickenham TW2 7BS, UK. I am looking for a place to donate used greeting cards. Any suggestions?
Day cares, children's clubs, and schools sometimes can use them for arts and crafts.
Any nursing home or senior citizen's center
I have accumulated quite a lot of assorted greeting cards (birthday, get well, etc.) that I can't use, but surely someone can use them. Where can I send them by 3rd of 4th class mail? Thanks.
Hi Casey, I have several years of cards from different holidays and would like to send them to you, Is the Texas address the correct one and what's the best way to mail them to you?
We have lots and lots and lots of cards of every description and trying to find somewhere to donate these cards to someone who can use them could you please contact me at 870 571 9590
I was saddened to find out St. Jude is no longer accepting cards. But then I read your post. My husband and I are downsizing and I have kept 46 years worth of Christmas cards. We'd love for them to go to good use. Would you be interested in them? I will cut them down and won't send any with writing on the back of the front side. Do you have any other stipulations? Ricki Stroud
Does anyone know where I can donate used greeting cards?
By Jaclyn T.
St. Judes has a program. It is wise to visit their site so you know the kind they can't accept, saving them time and you postage. Here is this wonderful program.
Where in St Petersburg Florida can I donate old greeting cards?
Any ideas where to donate unused small sympathy, thank you, and "in appreciation" notes with envelopes in boxes? They are from a funeral home that no longer uses these. I also have tons of prayer cards on 8.5 x11 sheets that are 8 up perforated with picture on the front and verse on the back. here are lots of different ones. I hope someone can use these.
I am going through my cards new and used ones and want to know if I need to just send the fronts of them or all of the card? I also need to have an address to send them to. Thank you.
By Carolyn from Edgar, NE
Are you a business, using the cards to make money for yourself? You say you are an educator and teach kids, is that your main goal? Just want to know who will benefit from what I donate.
My mother made greeting cards. She passed away in 2008. It's time to let them go. I would like to donate them to a group that could use them to help encourage others. I would like to get a tax deduction if possible. I have 20,000 plus all occasions cards without the envelope. I live in mid Michigan.
Do you just want the front of the cards or the whole card?
I have a large box of assorted greeting cards and would like to donate them. Could you give me an address to send them too?
By Ginny from Port Townsend, WA
St. Jude's Ranch for Children only needs the fronts of the cards (only send ones that do not have any personal writing on the back). It will also save you in postage.
Thank you all for your very good suggestions. I have several places I can go to now.
Do you still use greeting cards, I have a lot to send if you do.
I have several cartons of brand new notecards I received as samples from my factory. They are mostly full boxes, still shrinkwrapped. I would like to see them go to good use. I live in Hingham, Massachusetts on the south shore of Boston. Suggestions?
The Red Cross sends Christmas cards to soldiers - maybe they take ALL types of greeting cards. Try to find a local Red Cross or Google where to send them.
Wish I would have seen your post before this! We would have loved to get your notecard samples! I teach workshops to kids and adults and we use notecards, greeting cards, etc. Thanks for trying to get your notecards into the hands of those who could "put them to good use"! If you have any cards in the future that you'd like to send us, please do so to: Casey, Earth Inspired Crafts and Education, P O Box 1981, Allen TX 75013-1981. Thanks very, very much.
Where can I take my used Christmas cards locally in the London NW3 area?
By Michael W
Do I donate only front of card? The inside messages are personal to me.
Do you collect only the front part of the card or the entire card with writing?
By Paulette from Silver Spring, MD
Where are these cards to be mailed and how many can be sent? I currently support St. Jude's with a monthly donation and have an accumulation of cards for various occasions.
Where do I donate greeting cards?
By B Turner