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Donating Unused Greeting Cards

Where can I send unused cards of all categories? I have many that I have been given when I donate to certain organizations, but I cannot use them all. I would rather give them to anyone who can use them instead of tossing them into the recycle bin.

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September 5, 20170 found this helpful

I would donate to a senior citizen center, an art department of a school, or a Boys and Girls club.

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September 5, 20171 found this helpful

You can donate to local charities or organizations/hospitals like St. Judes, retirement homes, schools.

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September 6, 20171 found this helpful

I'd contact your local children's hospital and surrounding schools.

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September 6, 20170 found this helpful

The first question might be; are you wanting to donate to a place where cards will be reused (numerous ways) or donate to a charity that will resell to benefit whatever they sponsor?

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Step 1
Charities to resell: There are probably several notible charities in your area (Google - your zip code - non-profit charities) but the ones that come to mind; Hospice Thrift Stores, Habitat for Humanity Stores, Salvation Army Thrift Store, Local Humane Society Thrift Store, local church thrift stores.

Step 2
Charity/places where cards will be re-purposed or reused: Local nursing homes, assisted living places, any senior center (all of these love/need to save money - no cost cards), Ronald McDonald House, St. Jude's Shriner's Hospital, elementary schools, and please, do not forget Correctional Centers.

I give a lot of different items to our military centers so if this is of interest to you then you can check this link to see if any of these appeal to you.

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September 6, 20170 found this helpful

Do take them to your local thrift shop, I know they sell them for 25 cents each or 5 for a $1 . Especially if you have any Christmas cards, most people send out 25 plus cards and would really appreciate being able to buy them at a bargain price !!

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September 9, 20170 found this helpful

These are great not only because of the greeting card sending potential but the art project potential

Step 1
put an ad on craigslist, Community, Free. Someone with a craft project or need for greeting cards will answer

Step 2
look on a local buy sell trade facebook group

Step 3
contact local churches

Step 4
contact a local hospital

Step 5
contact a local school, especially an elementary school. These are great for crafts projects.

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September 10, 20170 found this helpful

I would give them to a second hand store like Salvation Army.
You can also post an add on free cycle some one would love to have them.

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September 10, 20170 found this helpful

Some suggestions

Step 1
Surprisingly unused greeting cards well sell on eBay or Etsy when sold in lots of 50-100 cards. You can group by topic or color or just sell them all as one big bundle (lot)!

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Step 2
eBay is free to list and you just are charged a small percentage of sale.

Step 3
Etsy charges a small fee and final sale percentage.

Step 4
Donating for places that resell always feels good but frequently cards that are donated get intentionally "roughed up" (bent or envelopes lost etc.) before they get to the shelves making them virtually unusable.

Step 5
My last suggestion is to invite a group of friends over and have them bring theirs unwanted cards for a card exchange. Then people take what they can use. Everyone wins and you get to spend time with your friends.

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October 6, 20170 found this helpful

What about local organizations for the elderly and handicapped. A dear friend of mine who recently passed was in a group called Chit Chat in our neighborhood, senior citizens and they made all sorts of different things with them.

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