More than thirty years ago, wishing to show their donors appreciation for making St. Jude’s Ranch for Children possible, the idea was conceived to turn the previous year’s Christmas cards into “new” cards for the coming season. The recipients were so delighted when they received the unique “thank you,” that they requested to purchase the special cards. The program soon expanded to include all-occasion greeting cards.
Operated by Kids’ Corp., a program designed to teach entrepreneurship skills, the children at the Ranch participate in making the new “green” cards by removing the front and attaching a new back. The result is a beautiful new card made by children and volunteers.
Please consider donating your used holiday and other greeting cards to the St. Jude’s recycle program. All you need to do is drop your cards off in the wrapped box located in the narthex. St. Jude’s can no longer accept all cards because of copyright laws so, in order to respect their request and make it easier for you, we will remove the back and only send the cards St. Jude’s is accepting.