Our Mission: To promote environmental education, awareness and action that benefits both the natural world and people, inspiring youth and communities to Conserve It Forward

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More Information About How To Participate

1) Sign your name and location from anywhere in the world; it just takes a minute to participate by email!  

Just email us your name and location as you want it listed, and we will add it to a Care Can card.  

2) Email us an image of your nature themed artwork or photos that we can put on Care Can cards!

Email us a decent size digital file of your artwork or photo, along with the information below.  By emailing us your donated artwork or photo, you indicate 1) your permission for Conserve It Forward to reuse and reprint it indefinitely as part of this Care Can project, and 2) the submission is your own work and that you own all rights to it.

Please include the following information:

ARTWORK 1) your name as we should credit it on the card, 2) a title (make sure to include the name of anything specific in the artwork, like the type of animal), and, 3) a suggested greeting to include on the card (remember, space is limited!).

Click HERE for some great examples of Care Can cards we have made with donated artwork!

PHOTO 1) your name as we should credit it on the card, 2) location of photo, and 3) short message, whether information or inspirational, about what is in the photo.  

3) GROUPS! We are preparing to offer a new way for groups to participate! Once our summer 2013 pilot program is complete in Chicago, we will update this section! If you have a group that would like to participate before then, please email us.

Download Links:

New download links for groups coming soon!

Please make sure to include a note with the name, email and phone number of a group contact person, as well as a group name so we can thank you publicly on our website and social media.

Mailing address:

Avalon Theisen

Conserve It Forward, Inc.

16108 Lake Magdalene Blvd.

Tampa, FL 33613

Conserve It Forward Care Cans

Nature helps people feel better.  Care Cans bring nature to people.  YOU can help from anywhere in the world for free.

Conserve It Forward Care Cans started in summer 2013.  

Care Cans started as cans of miniature cards delivered to people in hospitals and private homes, but has grown to include many recipients, including those in assisted living centers and other places.

Care Can cards are filled with nature themed messages, artwork, photos and care from people around the world!

Individuals and groups can participate in this fun service project that combines nature and people!  

Lower on this page are full descriptions, but here is a quick list of free ways you can help!

*Sign your name to a card - we’ll add it digitally as a signature on a Care Can card (just email us your name/location)

*Email us a photo of a picture you draw, color, paint or other artwork, so we can add the image to a card

*Email us your nature photos so we can add them to cards

*Groups anywhere in the world!  A fun, easy service project activity for birthday parties, Scout troops, classrooms and camps!

Who receives the Care Cans?  

*Patients in hospitals (pediatric, Veterans, labor & delivery, etc.)

*Residents in assisted living centers

*Individuals (at this time, we can only mail to individuals in the US or Canada)

*Anyone who deserves some care in the form of nature from around the world…oh, wait!  That’s anyone!


Know a person or facility who could benefit from Care Cans?  Email us to tell us about them!

How  can I donate?  

Any individual or group can sponsor Care Cans!

$20 Materials for, assembly and delivery of 75 card packets for 75 recipients at a single facility.  ($25 if receiving facility is in Hawaii, Alaska or Canada).

$??? Any amount you would like to designate for this project!

You will be thanked on our website unless you let us know you prefer to remain anonymous. Sponsorships can be made by PayPal or check.  

Care Cans Update


9,710 cards in the USA and Canada

(8 states, 1 province)


People from 7 countries, including 17 US states and 3 Canadian provinces, have contributed artwork, photographs and signatures

Please email us if you want to suggest a Care Can recipient!


*Assembly help

*Your nature photos or artwork emailed to us!

*Funding (See “How can I donate?” on this page for more information.)

How the Care Can Sets are organized.  All cards are assigned to a set, maintained in digital form, and reprinted for future Care Cans.   

Thank you,

Care Can Sponsors,

for  sponsoring this project!

*Pacha’s Pajamas

*Balance Edutainment

*Farm Rich

*Radio Disney Heroes for Change Award in partnership with Youth Service America

*Carrie Peterson

*Kaitlyn Allen & her family

*Brenda Goldstein

*Vicki Parsons on behalf of Bay Soundings

*Roy & Barbara Theisen

*Lora L. Smith, PhD

*George & Murray Sellers on behalf of Lucy & Sally

*George & Murray Sellers on behalf of Andy

*The Theisen Family