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St. Jude’s used Christmas, greeting card program is back!

By Chris Graham | Apr 29, 2018

Yes, you ‘heard it through the Mailbag’! Each year around ‘spring cleaning’ time this column receives emails, etc. from readers asking where to donate recyclable greeting cards. Following recent updates to this popular program, St. Jude’s Ranch for Children, Boulder City, Nevada is once again accepting cards (except for Hallmark, American Greetings or Disney), front of cards only. A volunteer at the ranch was pleased that word of the program’s status has spread to New Hampshire.

Recycling cards for a great cause

For 50-plus years, St. Jude’s Ranch For Children, a registered 501 (c) (3), instituted in 1966, has provided a safe, nurturing home with therapeutic treatment services to thousands of abused and neglected children with help from volunteers, and generous donors. St. Jude’s Ranch recycles used greeting cards, creating new holiday and all-occasion greeting cards which are then sold to support programs and services for abused, neglected and homeless children, young adults and families and providing teens with life and work skills. Only the front of the card is used, so any donated cards must not have writing on the back of that donated front picture. While checking with local churches, schools, and senior centers to see if card recycling exists is always a good idea as well, folks wanting to support St. Jude’s program should send (front only) of your recycled cards to: St. Jude’s Ranch for Children, 100 St. Jude’s Street, Boulder City, NV 89005.

Accommodating young visitors; looking for rolls of paper

“I have some visitors coming to stay for a while and I am in need of a baby bouncer seat and an exercise saucer,” says Tammy L. of Nashua (LTR 797). “Also, some time ago I had asked for anyone who may work at a printing press and has the leftover rolls of paper. It was so many years ago that I no longer have the person’s number. Thank you readers!” Thanks to records kept by the Mailbag Lady over the years, Tammy’s original request read “I am looking for rolls of paper that perhaps get discarded when they reach a certain point in printing. I used to be able to get them when I lived in New York, but do not know of anywhere here to get them. I am also looking for anyone that has craft supplies and material that they are willing to part with.” Not sure if Tammy is still looking for craft supplies, and an ‘exercise saucer may be an ‘ExerSaucer,’ but folks could check with Tammy when they give her a call at 566-2759. Good to hear from you again, hope all is well. Let me know how things work out!

Getting set to set up housekeeping

“I am a single female moving from a shelter to an apartment and need a few things to get started,” says Lynda L. of Nashua (LTR 3,360). “I am hoping someone might have a twin bed, a coffee table, microwave and kitchen supplies such as plates, pots/pans, silverware and cups to donate to me. I would also really appreciate it if someone has a small TV set available. My move-in date is scheduled somewhere between May 1 and May 16. Thank you for any help.” Spring cleaning, re-organizing, and redecorating may turn up furniture and other household items no longer needed but could be, perhaps by Lynda, who can be reached at 484-0329. Congratulations on the apartment and let me know how things are coming along.

Nashua library needs help with summer reading publicity

“This year the Nashua Public library is hoping to send every elementary and middle school student in the Nashua School District home with information about our summer reading programs,” says Carol Luers Eyman, outreach and community services coordinator. “We need help bundling brochures into packets of 30 for each classroom and mailing and distributing them. If you have a few hours available this week (time is flexible) please email: carol.eyman@

nashualibrary.org or call 589-4610. Thank you!” Good opportunity for members or folks looking to join the library to get involved.

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