Donate Cards to St. Jude's Recycled Card Program

This is a tip to not only help sick children learn entrepreneurship, but a chance to teach your own children and grandchildren the gift of sharing and caring, particularly here at Christmas time.


St. Jude's Ranch for Children has a Recycled Card Program where the children takes used cards and make new ones; which they then sell on the St. Jude's Ranch website.

The rewards are great. You get satisfaction in knowing the cards are used to help sick children, plus it helps keep your storage area uncluttered. The sick children get satisfaction in taking an old, used card and making it into a brand new one; plus they receive money for their 'work' and they are taught entrepreneurship skills.

All it costs you is the price of mailing. Please consider this possibility when looking for something to entertain and teach your children during this busy Christmas season.

At this time, they are in particular need of Birthday and Thank You cards. Also, you can buy these 'refurbished' cards through their website.


The ladies in my Bible Study group sends many, many cards each year and split the mailing costs. This system works great for my group.

Their website is: Recycled Card Program

By Norma from Parrott, GA

Editor's Note: St. Jude's was not accepting cards for many years but have just restarted the program (1/2019)

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December 26, 20100 found this helpful

I went to their website today (December 26, 2010) and it says that they now accept card fronts year-round. To clarify, St. Jude's Ranch for children is not for sick children, it is a home for abused, neglected children. This is taken from their website:


"St. Jude's Ranch for Children serves all abused, abandoned and neglected children and families, creating new chances, new choices and new hope in a safe, homelike environment."

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital is for sick children:

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January 31, 20170 found this helpful

Is it true that St. Jude is unable to accept Hallmark and Carlton cards, even if one is only submitting the card front?

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February 7, 20220 found this helpful

Yes. They cannot accept card fronts from Hallmark, American Greetings, or Disney as their 'works' are copyrighted.

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November 9, 20170 found this helpful

Today November 9, 2017...
St.Judes no longer accept old greeting cards of any kind.
Below is their phone number...
Please call 702-294-7142

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December 12, 20180 found this helpful

Update 12/12/18 St. Judes still takes Xmas & all greeting cards

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December 18, 20180 found this helpful

Do you have any information about this? I just checked their site and it still says that they do not want them

"Thank you for your interest, but St. Jude Children's Research Hospital does not currently have a program for used greeting cards."


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January 6, 20190 found this helpful

St. Jude's Childrens ranch website says they are revamping the card program.

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January 7, 20190 found this helpful

Wow, that's brand new. I checked the site on 12/18/18 and they still had a message that they were no longer taking them.

Thanks for letting us know.

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