Due to a sharp decline in card sales, limited volunteers to run the program, and a shift in our teen work-skills program, St. Jude’s Ranch for Children will be concluding its Recycled Card Program. For the past 30 years, the program taught teens work skills by creating “new” cards from used greeting cards, which were then resold in the campus thrift store and online.
Unfortunately, card orders have slowly declined over the past four years. At the same time, without full-time volunteers running the program, it is a time consuming and expensive project for the charity to receive the large amounts of cards in the mail, as well as to open, catalog and dispose of what isn’t needed. Additionally, most of our teens who are gaining life and work skills go through our transitional living program, which has developed real-life training experiences.
We are very grateful to the many supporters across the country that have sent us their used greeting cards over the years. We hope, as we continue to focus our efforts on saving the lives of traumatized children, that those donors will continue to support us in the years to come.
We are no longer be accepting orders via the mail. Please call 702-294-7142 or visit our store to place your orders for cards we have in stock.