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 digitally 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.  See some examples to the right of Care Can cards signed this way.  

2) Email us your nature themed artwork or photos that we can turn into 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) Print blank cards for your classroom or group to color, then mail them to us!  To get started, just print the following 2 documents.  If you have any trouble downloading them, just email us.

Download Links:

Guidelines PDF

Notecards PDF (best printed on heavier paper like cardstock)

Once printed, your group can color them (colored pencils work really well!), then mail them to us so we can add them to a Care Can.  Make sure the first line of each card has a first name, but listing a last name or last initial depends on the group.  The second line is for the signer’s general location, such as a city, state and/or province.   

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 is a new program for summer 2013.  

Being in nature helps people feel better.  Sometimes, because of long-term illness, injury or other reasons, people are not able to get out in nature as much as they like, so Care Cans bring it to them.

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

How can I participate for FREE?  

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

*Sign your name in support of the project - we’ll add it digitally as a signature on a Care Can card

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

*Email us your nature photos so we can turn them into cards

*Groups anywhere in the world! Download and print pre-designed cards for your group to color and email back to us

*Groups local to Tampa, FL! Host a Care Can assembly time!  We bring prepped materials to your group and together we will put the cans together.  Email us for more information!

Who receives the Care Cans?  

This project started with individuals in spring 2013, and grew to include hospitals in June 2013.  Individuals may be anywhere in the US or Canada.  Hospitals, at this time, need to be within deliverable vicinity of Tampa, FL.  Care Cans are growing and in the future, we hope to expand.  Anyone is welcome to email us to suggest a person to receive a Care Can.

How  can I donate?  

Any individual or group can sponsor Care Cans!

$10 Individual Care Can sponsorship (if recipient is in cont. U.S.) for $15 (if recipient is in Hawaii, Alaska or Canada).  

$100 Hospital delivery of 20 Care Cans (partial hospital sponsorships are welcome!)

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.  

WOW!  Guess what arrived in the mail in May?  $500 for Care Cans!

Thank you so much to Radio Disney and Youth Service America for the Radio Disney Heroes for Change Award,

Which has helped fund Care Cans!

Care Cans Update


8,330 cards in the USA and Canada

(8 states, 1 province)


People from 6 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