The Crystal Card Project comes to SunBird

Donation bin for used greeting cards is in the alcove across from the library in the SunBird clubhouse. Drop your cards here to support The Crystal Card Project.

Bobbie Reed

Go Green and Give is the motto of The Crystal Card Project. This volunteer program fashions new greeting cards from parts of used cards that might otherwise end up as trash. The new cards sell for $1 each. The money raised is donated to My Sister’s Place, a Chandler program supporting victims of domestic violence.

You can support this wonderful volunteer program in three ways.

Buy cards: Crystal Cards will be available for sale Saturday, November 3, at the Kare Bear Faire from 8:00 a.m. to noon and at the annual Community Day on Wednesday, November 14, from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 a.m.

Donate cards. Donate used cards – entire cards so we have the inside message as well as the front. A donation bin is now located in the SunBird clubhouse in the alcove across from the library. You can also bring cards to donate to any sales event or work session.

Help make cards: No experience is necessary. There are lots of tasks to convert donated cards into beautiful new cards. And the card making sessions are fun, sharing the work with other volunteers. The next work session is Wednesday, November 28, at Cottonwood in the Ceramics Room (A-8) from 12:30 to 3:00 p.m. Stop by for part of the time or the entire session. You can just show up. No advance notice is necessary.

Check our website,, or our Facebook page for a full calendar of events as well as other information about this project which in its first two years has raised over $10,000 to support programs at My Sister’s Place, a shelter for victims of domestic violence.