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Donating Old Greeting Cards

January 18, 2014

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.

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January 21, 20143 found this helpful
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You can take them to a Retirement Center in your hometown. They will either give them to the residents there, or sell them in their little (recycle) gift shop if they have one. You could probably also give them to a women's shelter, or a church for their missionary program. Some churches have a room where they stock shelves with donated items for their missionaries.

You could also send them to "Samaritan's Purse." They would find a good use for them.

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November 21, 2019

Where can I donate old greeting cards near Minneapolis?


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November 21, 20190 found this helpful
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Some ideas on where you can donate old greeting cards:

  • St. Jude still accepts recycled card program, read exemptions via site stjudesranch.org/.../
  • Contact schools (daycare or art classes if they'd like them)
  • Local charities
  • You could repurpose cards into Christmas gift tags, create new cards, ornaments & etc.
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November 21, 20190 found this helpful
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Daycare centers love old greeting cards. They can use them for art projects for small childern. I do believe that Saint Jude's Children Ranch still accepts old greeting cards. You can also try to donate them to art and craft center. They could use them for different types of craft projects or even for bottle art. Other than this cut them up and make some name tags with them for the holiday season.

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November 22, 20190 found this helpful
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Looks like Open Arms of Minnesota may still accept unused birthday cards:

www.openarmsmn.org/.../

612-872-1152

Cards are heavy and mailing to charities is nice, but what I have found is it is better to take a large or medium USPS mailing box (the one flat rate kind), and fill up a the box with them and then list the for sale on eBay.

I then use the proceeds either for donating the money to my favorite charity or for household expenses.

I am pasting a link of the sold auctions on eBay at the moment so you can get a feel for how to write the ad, photograph, price, and sell.

www.ebay.com/.../i.html?_from=R40&_nkw=large+lot+vintage...

There is a huge market for old cards (used or new) with artists and junk journal creators. If your home is smoke and odor free be sure to mention this in the ad as it is a huge plus for selling.

Post back with updates on what you decide!

PS if you have not sold before, I can walk you through the process!

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April 27, 2010

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

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April 28, 20101 found this helpful

You can call the local preschools and ask if they need them.The nursing homes, senior centers always need things for crafts. I used to make "Get well, Hope you feel better soon,Sunshine" cards for people in the hospital, out of used cards and construction paper. Maybe a Girl Scout troop can use them? GG Vi

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April 29, 20101 found this helpful

I am an environmental educator, and am always in need of greeting cards for lots of projects I teach! I can use the entire card, front and back (many of the sayings can be re-used for multiple projects!). If you'd be willing to help, please send cards to my attention. Thanks very, very much!

Editor's Note: This member has not responded to many messages and greeting cards that are sent to this address have been returned. Because of this, we have removed the mailing address on this feedback.

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April 29, 20100 found this helpful

Most elementary schools will use them, especially Christmas cards. But they will likely not turn down your cards. Phone around.

I was a teacher for years, and we used cards for numerous projects.

Sunday schools might use them as well.

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April 29, 20100 found this helpful

St. Jude's Ranch for Children accepts all types of greeting cards.

Editor's Note: St. Jude's no longer accepts greeting cards. Because of this, we have removed the mailing address on this feedback.

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May 2, 20100 found this helpful

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.

www.stjudesranch.org/help_card.php

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May 3, 20100 found this helpful

Thank you all for your very good suggestions. I have several places I can go to now.
Ginny

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Where can I donate used greeting cards?


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November 20, 20170 found this helpful
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I would have said St. Judes but I believe they stopped it (says below)

stjudesranch.org/.../

Other places you can see may want used cards they can recycle to do crafts or make new cards are day care centers, shelters, local charity organizations even prisoners.

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December 1, 2013

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?

By George

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January 17, 2012

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

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January 18, 20120 found this helpful

One way to reuse greeting cards is put a white label over the signature which is generally on the inside, sign it and send it on. This way the card can be used multiple times.

Looking for an envelope? Go to a store where they sell greeting cards and ask to speak to the person who stocks the cards. Ask the person if you could have the envelopes that they find that don't have a card to go with them. This is a great way to collect different sizes of envelopes and in color too.

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January 18, 20120 found this helpful

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.

www.stjudesranch.org/.../

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January 18, 20120 found this helpful

Editor's Note: This organization appears to be no longer in operation. Cards sent to this address have been returned to the sender.

I am an environmental educator and would love to have your cards for the workshops I teach to kids, from preschool to high school. I can use the entire card, including the saying inside, which we use for multiple purposes. Also, I can really use everyday cards such as birthday, anniversary, get-well, etc. If you'd like to help, please send your cards to: Earth Inspired Crafts, P. O. Box 1981, Allen, TX 75013-1981. Thanks so much!

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January 11, 2014

I live in Twickenham TW2 7BS, UK. I am looking for a place to donate used greeting cards. Any suggestions?

By William


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January 13, 20140 found this helpful
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Day cares, children's clubs, and schools sometimes can use them for arts and crafts.

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September 5, 2017

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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April 7, 2013

Does anyone know where I can donate used greeting cards?

By Jaclyn T.

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April 7, 20130 found this helpful

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.

www.stjudesranch.org/.../

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I have some really pretty used Christmas cards, birthday cards, and other greeting cards. I hate to throw them away, if I tear off the written part and just save the front of the card is there anywhere I can send them to be used for crafts.

etc.?

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March 3, 2018

I would like to send used greeting cards that I have saved for many years to an organization that can use them. My husband and I are downsizing and I don't just want to toss them out. Please forward to me a current address of someone or an organization that would like the greeting cards to use for their purpose. I will mail them out as soon as I receive an address.

Thank you very much for your assistance in this matter.

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February 8, 2019

Dhere can I send old greeting cards in Dayton Ohio?


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January 16, 2018

Is there a source for recycling used 1958/1959 wedding and shower cards?


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January 29, 2019

I have used greeting cards to send to someone who can put them to good use for projects, etc.


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June 11, 2018

I had a member of my family that worked for a greeting card company and received many cards that were never sold. I now have many cards that I would love to give away.

I just don't know who to give them to. Any help would be needed, I get more every few months.

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Where in St Petersburg Florida can I donate old greeting cards?


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