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Saturday, September 12, 2009

Happy Birthday Operation Write Home!!


Operation Write Home, formerly know as Cards for Heroes is a fabulous organization that makes handmade cards for Military members to send home to their loved ones....

As of today 194,206 cards have been sent to deployed heroes! The response from the troops is great, they love sending these hand-crafted cards home.

Operation Write Home is a group of crafters from across America (and beyond!) who have a heart for our nation's armed service members. We make handmade cards and send them to deployed warriors so they can keep in touch with their loved ones at home! We serve all branches of the military in all deployed locations, including those stationed aboard ships.

The project began in 2007 with just a few cards sent by friends on a message board; eventually cardsforheroes.org started, and in September 2009, we became Operation Write Home - to better focus on what we're all about: helping heroes keep in touch with home!

Our crafters range in age, location, and level of skill - but all have a desire to help those who serve us. Cards are made by individuals, groups, schools, scouts, and sent to our volunteer shippers in quantities both small and large! Shipping donations of any size are appreciated - from $1 to any amount - and can be included with card donations to any shipper, or mailed separately, or via Paypal.

If you are interested in contributing, here are some dates to keep in mind.

CARD DEADLINES

Postmark by these dates:
Halloween: Sept 20
Thanksgiving:Oct 5
Christmas:Nov 1
Hannukkah:Nov 1
All other cards: anytime

5 comments:

Andrea said...

Thanks for reminding me of this! I think I've lost my mind recently. One of my family's good friends is actually having a party today before he is deployed to Iraq. Have to get crackin' on my Christmas cards and some extras for the troops... and my son needs give me some time to get it all done too! ;) haha.

Jenny McGee said...

I have a friend who makes cards for this organization. I guess I should try it. I will have to check out the website.

rush8888 said...

i participated in this kind of event before. there is really alot of self-pride and satisfaction associated with this kind of civic "duty".

Larajc said...

I love that this program a lot!

Carolyn Sharkas said...

I would love to make some cards for this group. One of my groups of ladies got together recently and made cards for a nursing home, we sent 63 cards to the nursing home that day, it is really a feel good thing, both for the recipients and for the contributors. thanks for bringing this up and reminding me we need another stamp day.