Stock up on Crystal Cards for the new year

Bobbie Reed

Now is a great time to stock up on greeting cards for the coming year. The Crystal Card Project can help you do just that. You can buy beautiful cards for just $1 each. The money raised goes entirely to charity.

Birthday cards, get well cards, thank you cards, thinking of you cards and many more will be available at the events listed below:

* January 7 (Monday) 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Renaissance lobby, 9508 E. Riggs Road

* January 9 (Wednesday) 9:30 a.m. to noon, Sun Lakes Ladies Coffee, Cottonwood Ballroom

* January 30 (Wednesday) 9:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Oakwood clubhouse, Bradford Room

* January 31 (Thursday) 9:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Oakwood clubhouse, Bradford Room

The Crystal Card Project is a local initiative that relies on donations of used greeting cards and the work of volunteers to fashion new cards from old and to sell them locally. The proceeds from sales are donated to My Sister’s Place, a Chandler shelter for victims of domestic violence.

Want to help by donating used cards? Drop off cards (fronts and backs – we need the message). There is a donation bin for used greeting cards in the alcove across from the library in the SunBird clubhouse or contact Bettie Norgord at 480-267-1183.

Want to help in other ways? We need volunteers to make cards and to help sell at selected locations. Follow us on Facebook or check our website,, for a calendar of card-making work sessions and other activities.