Halloween and Thanksgiving cards are here: Crystal Card sales in October

Bobbie Reed

Looking for cards for the fall? In addition to the obvious holidays – Halloween and Thanksgiving – maybe you need cards for family birthdays or anniversaries. Or maybe you just want a nice card for a friend to say “I’m thinking of you.”

Crystal Cards can help. Cards will be on sale three different days in October: at the Renaissance on Monday, October 8, from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and at Oakwood Clubhouse Bradford Room on Wednesday and Thursday, October 17 and 18, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Crystal Cards are “recycled,” since they are fashioned from parts of used cards that might otherwise be thrown away. The money raised by selling these beautiful new cards (at only $1 each) goes directly to help victims of domestic violence.

If you would like to help by donating cards – entire cards so we have the inside message as well as the front – donation bins are in each of the five Sun Lakes clubhouses. You can also bring donated cards to any sales event or work session.

If you would like to help create and assemble cards, our next work sessions are on Wednesday, October 24, and Wednesday, October 31, from 12:30 to 3:00 p.m. in the Ceramics Room (A-8) at Cottonwood Country Club. Just stop by for part or all of the time.

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