Friday, December 3, 2010

Holiday Mail for Heroes (Non-Doll Related)

May the miracle of Christmas
fill your heart with peace.

"God blesses those who work for peace, for they will be called the children of God."
-Matthew 5:9 (NLT)
D. Garrett

After addressing the above Christmas greeting to go out in today's mail, I thought I'd share the following email that long-time cyberspace friend, Karen Kilburn, CW3, (R) shared with me:

Holiday Mail For Heroes is back for a fourth year! The American Red Cross and Pitney Bowes will collect holiday cards from regular citizens all across the country and distribute them to service members, veterans, and their families. Many active service members must spend the holidays apart from their family. Give back this holiday season by sending a card to thank those who have given a great deal to their country.
Send cards to the address below, and please read the guidelines carefully!

Holiday Mail for Heroes
PO Box 5456
Capitol Heights, MD

All cards must be postmarked no later than Friday, December 10th. Cards postmarked after this date will unfortunately be returned to the sender. This deadline ensures enough time to sort and distribute cards before the holidays.

After the mailbox closes, the cards we received will be screened for hazardous materials by Pitney Bowes and then reviewed by Red Cross volunteers working around the country.

Learn more about the screening process here.


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  1. Thanks for sharing. I am going to get a few of my classes to send out cards.

  2. You're welcome! I am sure the soldiers and their families will truly appreciate it! Remember the deadline is December 10th.



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