Children On-Line Shoppers and Save Your Holiday Cards for St. Judes


Monday, December 27th 1999, 12:00 am
By: News On 6


Internet companies are hoping to cash in this holiday season. Some industry analysts are predicting on-line sales could top ten billion dollars. One age group contributing to the sales figure is children. You can also help needy kids just by saving old holiday cards.

One on-line company is targeting kids this holiday season by letting them shop without a credit card. With their parents' permission, doughnet.com allows children to deposit money in an account, which they can use to buy products on-line. The web site address is http://www.doughnetdough.com.

The sights and sounds of holiday parades are a tradition for many communities. Another holiday tradition is giving and receiving holiday cards. But when your holiday ends, don't throw all of those cards away. Send the fronts of the cards to St. Jude's Children's Ranch in Nevada.

The children at the ranch make recycled holiday cards and the ranch sells them. All of the money goes back to the ranch to pay for their programs. To find out more, log on to http:// www.stjudesranch.org

If you're shopping for a new home in the new year, a local agency can help you through the process. Consumer Credit Counseling will offer seminars on how to buy a home each month beginning in January. Call 744-5611 for more information and to sign up for the class.

If you have questions, comments or suggestions for Consumer 6, call our tip line at 732-6111. Or send Diane White an e-mail. Her address is dwhite@kotv.com.