Saturday, November 22, 2008

RANDOM ACTS OF KINDNESS.. Please join in!!!!


What a Fantastic IDEA!!
(New Information.. that was given to me)
When doing your holiday cards this year, take one card and send it to this address. If we pass this on and everyone sends one card, think of how many cards these wonderful special people who have sacrificed so much would get.
When you are making out your holiday card list this year, please include one to the following address:
Card Guidelines
Please follow these guidelines when mailing a card to ensure that your card will quickly reach service members, veterans and their families. Every card received will first be screened for hazardous materials by Pitney Bowes and then reviewed by Red Cross volunteers working in one of 16 sorting stations around the country.
All cards must be postmarked no later than Wednesday, December 10, 2008. Cards sent after this date will be returned to sender.
Participants are encouraged to limit the number of cards they submit to 25 from any one person or 50 from any one class or group. If you are mailing a larger quantity, please bundle the cards and place them in large mailing envelopes. Each card does not need its own envelope or postage.
Please ensure that all cards are signed.
Please use generic salutations such as “Dear Service Member.” Cards addressed to specific individuals can not be delivered through this program.
Please send cards as opposed to long letters which delay a quick review process.
Please do not include email or home addresses on the cards, as the program is not meant to foster pen pal relationships.
Please do not include inserts of any kind, including photos, as these items will be removed during the reviewing process.
All cards received may be used in program publicity efforts, including appearing in broadcast, print or online mediums.
No 'Care Packages' will be accepted at this address. Those wishing to send care packages should go to http://www.americasupportsyou.com/ and click under "Homefront Groups" to find out how to send care packages.
If you approve, please pass it on.
Not to leave out the other Branches of the Service if you have a Medical Care Facility address where our soldiers are at.. send it to me and I will post it here on my blog :) .....
I Challenge all of my....Apron LOVING friends to send just one Card.... (two would even be better!!!) Lets show those American Troops what we are all about.. we are giving and caring Women :) Lets brighten up one of our Soldiers Holiday by this very simple act of kindness:)
If you post a card let us know ... leave comment on this post :)

1 comments:

RamFam said...

What is the address to which to send? I would like to do this with my Little Girls' Group. This is the address I saw elsewhere online:
A Recovering American Soldier
c/o Walter Reed Army Medical Center
6900 Georgia Avenue,NW
Washington , D.C.
20307-5001

Is yours the same?