Used greeting card collection

Christmas cards, Hanukkah cards, Birthday cards. Valentine’s Day cards. St. Patrick’s Day cards, Mother’s Day cards, and Father’s Day cards, The greeting card companies have provided us with innumerable kinds of greeting cards to celebrate and acknowledge special days throughout the year. It seems a shame that these should only merit a single use. Here is a plan to give those old greeting cards a new lease on life.

Winnebago/Rockford Clean & Beautiful has announced a one-month collection period for old greeting card fronts, from Dec. 15 through Jan. 15. Cards will be collected at the Roscoe Recycling Center (the parking lot adjacent to Waste Management in Roscoe) on Saturday mornings from 9 a.m. to noon. Cards can also be delivered to the Winnebago/Rockford Clean & Beautiful office at 5417 N. 2nd St. (next. to the Dairy Depot) during the same time period.

The cards will be donated to an organization that provides a home for abused children. St. Jude’s Ranch for Children, whose clients make new greeting cards from old, is in Boulder City, Nev. Winnebago/Rockford Clean & Beautiful is happy to help area residents redirect yet another used product to a facility that can use the item to their benefit.

For more information on this program or any other projects sponsored by Winnebago/Rockford Clean & Beautiful, please call (815) 637-1343.

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