The Crystal Card project sends greetings to our troops

Bobbie Reed

The Crystal Card Project joined with Intel and a local military support group to let our troops know we are thinking of them.

Over 1000 cards were created especially for our troops by our many Sun Lakes volunteers. Intel employees wrote personal messages on each card with seasonal greetings and good wishes. The Military Assistance Mission, a Phoenix-based group founded to support active military members and their families, is directing the cards to military personnel deployed overseas.

In addition to providing good wishes from home to our troops abroad, this project also raised $2000 for My Sister’s Place, a Chandler shelter for families escaping domestic violence, providing those families some additional funds to celebrate the holidays.

The Crystal Card Project is a local Sun Lakes 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. All cards sell for $1.00, and the proceeds are donated to My Sister’s Place.

To donate cards to the project, including Christmas cards for next year’s “Holiday Cards for Soldiers” project, there are containers in all five Sun Lakes clubhouses.

Check our website,, for more information about donating cards, volunteering to help and a calendar of sales events for buying Crystal Cards. v