For the past 30 years, our beloved recycled card 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. We have also experienced limited available volunteers to run the program. Without full-time volunteers, our recycled card program is a time consuming and expensive project as we receive large amounts of cards in the mail from around the nation. 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. As a result, St. Jude’s Ranch for Children has concluded its Recycled Card Program, however THERE ARE STILL MANY WAYS TO HELP!
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.
At this time, we are no longer accepting orders for “new” cards via the mail. Please call 702-294-7142 or visit our store to place your orders for cards we have in stock.