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  • Feed More‘s huge service area extends across 34 Virginia cities and counties.  If you’re in this area you probably know that the Richmond-based nonprofit fights hunger by collecting, preparing, and distributing nutritious food for its hungry and homebound neighbors in need.  Each of the new Feed More holiday tribute cards represents a $5 donation, and would be a meaningful greeting this year.  If you donate $250, the cards can be customized with your (or your company’s) name.

    Already bought your cards?  You can slip in this tribute insert that lets your friends and customers know that you’ve donated in their names.  If you’re unsure, go to Feed More’s website and read about what they do.  Your donation will help kids and seniors and many other hungry people!

  • It’s mid-October, and lots of new traditional cards and tribute cards are appearing now. (E-cards tend to show up in November, or even December.) For example, we just added new tribute cards from the Greater Minneapolis Crisis Nursery, which works to end child abuse and neglect in the Minneapolis area. The cardinals in the design are made from children’s thumbprints. Each card represents a $5 donation; vellum inserts are also available if you want to use your own cards.

    Greater Minneapolis Crisis Nursery

     Citymeals on Wheels also posted some great new tribute card designs for 2019. Each of these cards ($6.80 each, plus shipping) represents a warm, nutritious meal delivered to a homebound elderly New Yorker.

    Citymeals’ holiday e-cards will appear later in the season.

    We’ll be posting offerings from some new charities soon, so please keep in touch!

  • If you’re a New Hampshire artist, photographer, or student, or your art is inspired by New Hampshire, please consider submitting a piece or two to CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) of New Hampshire this week.

    CASA of NH’s volunteers help about 1,400 of New Hampshire’s abused and neglected children each year, and the nonprofit sells greeting cards online throughout the year to raise money for its important services.

    If your original artwork might be suitable for a thank you, holiday, birthday, or sympathy card, or just a general greeting, please send it in!

    But you need to work fast.  CASA Cards for a Cause submissions will be accepted until June 30, 2019, and voting on submissions will take place in July. For more information and full submission guidelines, visit www.casanh.org/cards or call 603-626-4600.

     

     

  • Sending e-cards is easy and inexpensive.  Do we still need need traditional paper greetings?

    Our site includes e-cards and print greetings, and we recognize the advantages of both.  A recent article by York Baur on Forbes.com about marketing in the real estate industry – Still Allocating Precious Dollars to Print Advertising? Think Again — suggests that traditional greeting cards continue to play an important role in business.

    “If digital advertising is all about direct response, then print is primarily about branding. Even as CEO of a company that provides digital marketing, I acknowledge that print is still very powerful in a specific context, and that is any person-to-person setting. That could be an agent sitting in front of customers with a beautifully printed listing presentation for luxury home. Or the business cards agents are constantly handing out and leading at homes. Or holiday cards or even handwritten thank you notes.

    All of these things are still expensive and hard to measure, but at that point it’s not about direct response, nor should it be. At that point, it’s all about a branding and leaving that lasting impression.

    We’re always interested in others’ opinions about the impact of traditional cards, especially those that include a handwritten message.  Please let us know what you think!

  • Few families are untouched by cancer.  Each year, greetings that help fund the search for a cure are among the most popular on our site.  Cancer charities on GreetForGood.org that offer traditional greeting cards include:

    The American Cancer Society (Atlanta, GA)ACS Joy photo card 2

    The American Cancer Society, New England Division (Framingham, MA)

    The Dana-Farber Cancer Institute (Boston, MA)

    The M.D. Anderson Cancer Center Children’s Art Project (Houston, TX)

    The Phoenix Children’s Hospital Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders (Phoenix, AZ)

    The Roswell Park Cancer Institute (Buffalo, NY)

     

    Holiday greeting cards can also help fund efforts to fight specific types of cancer.  Charities funding research aimed at particular types of cancer — who also offer cards — include:

    The American Brain Tumor Association  (Chicago, IL)

    The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (New York, NY)

    The Ovarian Cancer Research Foundation (New York, NY)

    The Prostate Cancer Foundation (Santa Monica, CA)

     

    lungevity landscape 2013Ecards that help fight cancer include offerings by:

    The American Cancer Society (Atlanta, GA)

    The Breast Cancer Research Foundation (New York, NY)

    The Dana-Farber Cancer Institute (Boston, MA)

    The LUNGevity Foundation (lung cancer) (Chicago, IL)

    St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital (Memphis, TN)

     

    Holiday tribute cards (greetings representing donations) are available from these charities:

    The Dana-Farber Cancer Institute (Boston, MA)

    The Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center (Seattle, WA)

    The Lustgarten Foundation (pancreatic cancer) (New York, NY)

    The M.D. Anderson Cancer Center Children’s Art Project (Houston, TX)

     

    We’re continuing to add more cancer-related charities that offer greeting cards, ecards, and tribute cards.  Please keep checking back with us!

    Anne

  • Our site includes more than 60 non-profits that offer holiday eCards. While most request a small donation to accompany the greetings, the charities listed below invite you to send free eCards to spread the word about their work.

    Breast Cancer Research Foundation
    Chicago Botanic Garden
    Colonial Williamsburg FoundationColonial Williamsburg Cat in Window
    Conservation Fund
    Fairbanks Community Food Bank
    Friends of the National Zoo
    The Jewish Museum
    Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

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    Museum of Health Care at Kingston (Ontario)
    National Parks Conservation Association
    Nature ConservancyNature Conservancy Frosty Leaf2
    San Diego Humane Society & SPCA
    World Wildlife Fund

    (Of course, all of these organizations would welcome donations!)

    We’ll add more charities that offer holiday eCards as we find them.

    Anne

  • The Children’s Hospital of Orange County (CHOC) offers dozens of patient-designed holiday cards.   Cards are available blank or with a greeting, and you can add a logo or custom text.  choc-wreath-berries-white

    The basic card price is $25 for a box of 20, with an additional charge for custom imprinting.

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  • E-cards are perfect for late-December greetings.  More than 50 charities on our site offer them, so we  hope that you can find one that you like.  E-cards that support food banks, humane societies, and hospitals are especially popular, but you can also choose to donate to Water.org, Mr. Holland’s Opus Foundation, Habitat for Humanity,  First Book, and other great nonprofits.

    Some e-cards have minimum donations, such as $5 per greeting, while others are free or allow donors to choose an amount per card.  New York’s Citymeals-on-Wheels offers $15 cards; each represents a festive holiday meal delivered to a homebound elderly New Yorker.  To browse all of them, just go to our home page and select “Holiday e-Cards” from the menu at the top of the page.

  • Thank you to the thousands of families and businesses who found greetings through GreetForGood.org in 2013.  We’ll start posting new 2014 offerings in August; please visit us again then.

    You’ll see some new features on the site: a comments and reviews section for each charity’s greetings, and more information about the cards (inside and back views, for example).

    The hospitals, animal shelters, museums, food banks, and many other non-profits on our site are grateful that you chose to help others while sending your holiday greetings.  Happy New Year!

    Anne

  • If you’re thinking about buying some cards, invitations, or announcements from Minted this month, please use the code FUNDRAISECORRIDOR.  You’ll get 15% off your order, and Corridor Rescue will receive 15% of the purchase price.  This offer is available throughout November 2018.

    Corridor Rescue is works in an area of Houston that is a notorious dumping ground for unwanted dogs. I have driven in this neighborhood many times, and am always struck by the number of hungry, often injured, animals roaming near the busy streets.  Corridor Rescue cares for and rehabilitates these homeless, ill, and injured dogs and finds them permanent, loving homes.  It also educates the local community about spay/neuter and animal cruelty laws, and provides free spay/neuter services to Corridor-area pet owners.

    Minted has lovely designs for business or personal cards, including postcards.  Please take a look here.

  • One of the newest non-profits on our site is the Mr. Holland’s Opus Foundation, which provides musical instruments to under-funded school districts across the country.

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    Each holiday tribute card states,

    “To celebrate the joy of the holidays and to keep music alive in our schools,
    a donation has been made in your honor to The Mr. Holland’s Opus Foundation. By putting instruments into children’s hands, the foundation strengthens music education and gives kids a voice through playing music. May your holidays and new year be filled with harmony.”

    Cards are $5 each and are available in two designs.

    Anne

  • One of the newest additions to our site is Catskill Animal Sanctuary, which provides a 148-acre refuge in New York’s Hudson Valley for hundreds of farmed animals rescued from cruelty, neglect, and abandonment.  Between 250 and 350 animals live at the sanctuary at any given time.

    The sanctuary also educates people about veganism through an innovative “Compassionate Cuisine” culinary program, and is open for regular tours.  You can even stay overnight at its guest house.

    You can support Catskill Animal Sanctuary’s work by sending its holiday cards;  each represents a $5 donation.

     

  • The Art Institute of Chicago is a beloved Windy City institution.  You can support this important museum by sending its holiday cards; 26 designs are available now – here.

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  • One of the things I like about the Art Institute of Chicago cards — besides the fact that they help support a great museum —  is that they include designs by students and alums of the School of the Art Institute.

    The 2014 selection is up now.   Wishful Cat is by alumna  Jyotika Purwar.  The greeting is “May your wishes come true this Holiday Season.”

    Art Institute Cat 2014

    Snow Dove is an offering from current student Brendan Murphy.

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    Alumna Sher Schier’s Good News Angel card says “Rejoice!”  inside.

    Art Institute Chicago Trumpeting Angel

    The entire selection is here.

    Anne

  • Rosie’s Place is “a sanctuary for poor and homeless women” in Boston.  It provides meals and shelter as well as wide-ranging support, housing, and education services.

    Its new 2014  holiday card design features Boston Winter Twilight, a painting by acclaimed local artist Sam Vokey.   You can choose from other card designs too.

    Rosies Place 2014

    The cards cost $18 for a package of ten.  Orders of 50 or more cards can include an exclusive card design, envelopes, and a custom-imprinted interior with your text, signatures, logos, or photos.  Prices for custom orders start at $150.

    Anne

  • The Prostate Cancer Foundation’s mission is to “end death and suffering from prostate cancer through the funding of research.”  Artist Jean Fogelberg designs PCF’s holiday greetings each year in memory of her husband Dan Fogelberg; the 2016 cards are available now.

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    The beautiful wintery photos are printed on thick 120 lb stock; the inside of each card says, “Wishing you hope, health, and happiness this holiday season and throughout the coming year.”  The cards cost $25 for a set of 20 (four of each of five designs).

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  • One of the newest organizations on our site is offering four appealing tribute cards for the holidays.  The Community Food Bank of Eastern Oklahoma is based in Tulsa and has a 100% rating from Charity Navigator, an unusual and impressive endorsement.

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    Each holiday tribute card represents a $10 minimum charitable donation, meaning that each greeting provides at least 40 meals to Oklahomans in need.

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  • Please visit the Detroit Institute of Arts’ online shop to browse their 2016 holiday cards.

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    Besides Matt LeBarre’s Christmas parodies of Diego Rivera’s Detroit Industry murals, the museum also sells letterpress cards by Yoshiko Yamamoto, Inuit designs, and other appealing offerings.

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  • Haven’t added this to the site yet, but this is our newest e-card.  Lab Rescue LCRP is a “non-profit volunteer organization that rescues, fosters, and finds forever homes for abused, neglected, and abandoned Labrador Retrievers in the Mid-Atlantic region of the USA.” 

     

    You can donate any amount; the more, the better, of course! The organization has also created a nice $18 calendar for 2019.

  • Boston’s Dana-Farber Cancer Institute has just opened its annual online holiday shop, which features corporate gifts, ornaments, food, and the Jimmy Fund’s well-known holiday cards.   There are a dozen new card designs, and all can be personalized.

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    All proceeds benefit cancer research and patient care.

  • Enjoy visiting the Indianapolis Museum of Art?  You can help support it by buying a box or two of holiday cards from the museum’s online shop.

    Several of the cards feature images from the IMA’s collection, such as  Epiphany at Bethlehem by Lauren Ford (1891-1973).

    IMA Epiphany at Bethlehem

    Santa Hiking, a vintage design from Artists to Watch, is new to the museum’s shop this year.  (The card doesn’t mention the IMA, however.)

    IMA Santa hiking

    Anne

  • The National Wildlife Federation’s 2016 holiday cards are available now.  The collection includes nearly 100 designs, including photo cards, and all can be personalized.

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  • New this week: 2016 holiday tribute cards from the Oregon Food Bank.  Each card represents a minimum donation of $10, helping the charity provide nutritious meals to Oregonians in need.

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    Two designs are available.  The message inside reads, “In the true spirit of the season, a gift has been given in your honor to Oregon Food Bank.  This gift will feed the human spirit by providing healthy meals to our neighbors experiencing hunger.”

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  • So happy that it’s Labor Day!   We’re already seeing some great new greetings that support strong, effective organizations.  I’ll start featuring them here.

    First up: the Pine Tree Society, which supports people with disabilities in Maine.  Each year the Society selects two holiday card designs from submissions by local artists.  Here are the 2014 winners.

    Pine Tree Society Perfect Tree 2014

    The Perfect Tree by Marieluise Hutchinson

    Pine Tree December Sunlight 2014

    December Sunlight by Sandy Crabtree

    Both cards and postcards are available.

    Anne

  • Americans bought 1.9 billion Christmas / winter holiday cards last year, according to recently updated information from the Greeting Card Association.  The industry association also estimated that the total number of cards sold each year (seasonal greetings plus everyday cards for birthdays and other occasions) is about 6.5 billion, with annual retail sales of between $7 and $8 billion.

    The purpose of GreetforGood.org is to make it easy for people to buy their greetings — including tribute cards and e-cards — from non-profit organizations.

    Apart from the immediate income these purchases and donations provide, the greetings also spread the word about the valuable work that these food banks, animal shelters, hospitals, and other organizations do.

    We hope you find some greetings you like on this site!

     

  • CASA of Los Angeles has posted its 2019 tribute cards. If you’re a business (or a generous individual!) in the area, these greetings would be a great way to recognize clients and friends.

    As you may know, the CASA (Court-Appointed Special Advocates) organizations around the country recruit, train, and support volunteers to transform the lives of abused and neglected children in foster care. The volunteers are sworn in as officers of the court and serve as advocates for the foster children.

    Each card represents a $5 donation to CASA LA.  The message inside reads:

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    If you haven’t found a greeting that works for you or your business, please keep checking back!

    Thanks –

    Anne

     

  • If you’re looking for e-cards that say Happy New Year (and benefit a non-profit too), here are some ideas:

    Water.org — $5 minimum donation

     

    Houston Food Bank — $5 minimum donation

     

    St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital — $5 minimum donation; animated

     

    World Wildlife Fund — donation optional

     

    World Wildlife Fund — donation required; donor chooses amount

     

    Tarrant Area Food Bank (North Texas) — $3 minimum donation

     

    Kids Food Basket (Michigan) — Donor chooses amount.

     

    Traditional paper New Year’s cards that benefit nonprofits are harder to find.  The only option on our site that’s still available is this greeting from New York’s Museum of Modern Art.  It’s on sale, though, so it may not last long.

    Museum of Modern Art – package of 8 for $10.95

     

    Of course, our site includes hundreds of e-cards and other greetings with general winter holiday themes.  It’s the ones that specifically say Happy New Year that are harder to find.  We’ll find more options to show you next year!

  • Many people like to send New Year’s greetings after the holiday rush.  If you are one of those people, we can help you find New Year’s cards and eCards that benefit charities.

    Nonprofits that offer New Year’s cards include:

    ACS New Year Fireworks.260  The American Cancer Society

    Autism Happy New Year Gold.260Autism Speaks

    LLS Happy New Year Sparks.263For the Troops

    Autism Happy New Year Dots.261The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

    Michael J Fox Happy New Year.261The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research

    Ounce of Prevention New Year.246Ounce of Prevention

    Veterans Moving New YearVeterans Moving Forward

     

    If you’d rather send a digital greeting, here are some nonprofits that offer New Year’s eCards:

    ACS Happy New Year eCard.262The American Cancer Society (animated)

    Houston Food Bank Joyous New Year eCard.260The Houston Food Bank

    NPCA Pouncing New Year.260The National Parks Conservation Association

    North Shore Happy New Year Puppy.260borderThe North Shore Animal League

    UNICEF New Year eCardThe United States Fund for UNICEF (animated)

    WWF New Year eCard.276The World Wildlife Fund

    If you haven’t yet chosen a holiday greeting for your family or company, don’t worry.  New Year’s greetings may get extra attention because they arrive at a less busy time, and can be sent any time in early January.

    Anne

     

     

     

  • The newest holiday tribute card on our site comes from the Austin Children’s Shelter.   This Texas charity offers “a safe haven for children and youth who have been removed from their homes due to abuse, abandonment, or neglect.”

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    A child at the Shelter designed the tribute card; each represents a $20 donation.  eCards in holiday designs are available too, also for a minimum donation of $20 each.

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    Other Shelter services include a Teen Mothers Program, assistance for youth transitioning out of foster care, and respite care for caregivers of children with emotional or developmental disabilities.  Charity Navigator has awarded the Shelter its highest 4-star rating.

    Anne

  • Sending holiday greetings is a great idea for businesses.  Ran out of time this year?   Holiday tribute eCards are quick and easy to send.  They help the charity of your choice, show community spirit, and are probably tax deductible, too.

    Each holiday tribute eCard represents a charitable donation in your business associate’s honor.   The typical donation is $5 or $10 per eCard, but amounts range from less than a dollar to $25.

    GreetForGood.org includes information about more than fifty holiday tribute eCard options.   Here are just a few:

    American Cancer Society (animated; $55 for 100 eCards)

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    Idaho Humane Society ($5 minimum per eCard)

    Idaho Humane Society Holiday eCard Puppy

    Cystic Fibrosis Foundation ($10 minimum per eCard)

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    Doctors Without Borders ($5 minimum per eCard)

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    Austin Children’s Shelter ($20 minimum per eCard)

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    Cleveland Foodbank ($5 minimum per ecard)

    Cleveland Foodbank 2013 Holiday Tribute eCard

    Just browse our site to find a charity that you’d like to support.  These holiday tribute eCard donations add up, and can make a huge difference to the nonprofits that offer them.

    Anne

  • We have added several new charities recently.  One is the Elizabeth Gregory Home, which provides a “welcoming and respectful refuge” where Seattle’s homeless and at-risk women have access to compassionate care.

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    Services include transitional housing, a drop-in day center with a wide range of essential services, and individual care management — all helping women break the cycle of homelessness.

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    Shower supplies for EGH guests

    Each of these holiday cards represents a $10 minimum donation to EGH, and the charity will address and mail the cards for you if you’d like.

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  • I’m especially drawn to these holiday tribute cards from Connecticut Fund for the Environment – Save the Sound because I grew up near Long Island Sound, and my first college internship was at CFE.  The office was much smaller back in the 1980s! but it did great work, and now has grown into a powerhouse that uses legal and scientific expertise to protect and improve the land, air, and water of Connecticut and Long Island Sound.

    If your business is in Connecticut, please consider sending these holiday tribute cards to your clients and colleagues.  Each represents a $10 minimum donation and features a beautiful photo by Linda Zonana.  You can write / address the cards yourself, or CFE – Save the Sound will send them for you.

  • It’s been exciting to watch our website expand to include more charities and more shoppers each year. We have just changed our name from CardsThatGive.org to GreetForGood.org, a name that better reflects the variety of greeting options we now offer, including e-cards, tribute inserts, and printable greetings.

    Traditional paper cards still are our most popular option, but we hope that, whatever kind of greetings you like to send, you’ll help worthy non-profits by seeking them here.

    Thank you for your support!  We hope you like our new name.

    Broadway Cares / Equity Fights AIDS

     

     

  • Yankee Golden Retriever Rescue’s new holiday card features Chesney, whose owners surrendered him when their health issues made them unable to give him the exercise he needs.   The rescue group found Chesney a new home; as always, sales from these cards help YGRR continue its charitable work.

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