Christmas Cards for Isolated LGBTQ+

The Rainbow Cards Project is a nonprofit project that sends birthday, holiday & special occasion cards to LGBTQ+ folks all over the world whose families have stopped sending them cards since they came out. The aim is to combat the isolation that can come from receiving a negative reaction when you come out to family, and to remind recipients they are part of a huge community that is a kind of family in itself.

(photo from last Christmas)

Christmas is a particularly busy time for the project, as most of our recipients celebrate the holidays so there's lots of cards to send off! Last year we sent over 2000 holiday cards to 300 recipients, and we couldn't have done it without the support of generous donors!

This year we need your help even more since the project has grown and now caters to even more recipients - 385 who celebrate the holidays in total - which means the costs will be even higher. Postage is unfortunately very expensive, and if we cannot raise enough money we won't be able to send any holiday cards, which would be a massive disappointment to our recipients. We'd hate to see that happen, so please do donate if you can. Even the smallest donation helps.

If you would prefer to donate directly via PayPal you can find the link on our website or twitter page.

We need to raise the funds by December 1st in time for the cards to be sent. The total estimated cost of sending cards is £1100, for a breakdown of these costs see below. If we raise any extra beyond what is needed to post the Christmas cards, those funds will go towards helping keep the project going and sending birthday cards in 2019!

UK large letter costs £1.40 / 67 Recipients
1.4 x 67 = 93.8

Europe Large Letter costs £2.65 / 64 Recipients
2.65 x 64 = 169.6

World Zone 1 Large Letter costs £3.30 / 251 Recipients
3.30 x 251 = 828.3

World Zone 2 Large Letter costs £3.45 / 12 Recipients
3.45 x 12 = 41.4

93.9 + 169.6 + 828.3 + 41.4 = 1133.2

Total cost of sending holiday cards: £1133.20

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