Saturday, January 03, 2009

VALENTINE'S CARD DRIVE FOR TROOPS - LET'S GIT-R-DONE!


It's that time again, folks!  Christmas is over with, New Year's celebrations are through (and hopefully recovered from!)... so now is the time to chase away those "after-holiday blahs" for our heroes! (Not to mention, the day-to-day "regular" blahs that come from being so far away from home!)  Check out the info below to see how you can help -- and please do forward this on to others, post on your blogs, message boards, etc -- we need a lot of people working together to reach our goal by January 31! (We also have a nice, printable flyer that you can hand out to folks - just email us and we'll get it to you!) ~ Thanks for your support of our HEROES!  

 

VALENTINE'S CARD DRIVE FOR DEPLOYED TROOPS

 

The Mission: To collect at least 3,000 Valentine's Day cards for troops stationed in Iraq, Afghanistan, and all over the world. We are also collecting Hershey's Kisses and Hershey's Hugs – the more, the better! 

 

The Reason: Being away from home and living in harsh conditions with combat & constant danger is difficult ~ our troops need to know we have not forgotten them!!! Mail from home helps to keep our troops' morale strong, making a very real difference in their lives. It keeps them motivated and focused when they know we care about them!

 

The Address: Send your signed, unsealed thank-you cards to the following address:

 

OPERATION LOVE FROM HOME

P.O. Box 1660

Loganville, Georgia, 30052

 

ALL CARDS MUST BE RECEIVED NO LATER THAN SATURDAY, JANUARY 31, 2009.

(Sorry, no exceptions or extensions can be granted due to shipping time!)

 

The Guidelines:

 

The cards can be handmade or store-bought. Even regular letters are fine. This is a great opportunity to get your Scout troop, school, church/house of worship and other civic organizations involved in doing something to tangibly show support for our troops.

 

Please do not write the date on your cards.

 

Keep the cards fun and light-hearted – this is not a dating service!

 

Send in Valentine's candy if you are able to!

 

If you have any questions, please contact us at Kat@OperationLoveFromHome.org or info@operationlovefromhome.org

 

Check out our website: www.OperationLoveFromHome.org for more info, and join our Yahoo Group to stay in the loop - http://groups.yahoo.com/group/LoveFromHome!

 

Postage costs are our biggest expense, and we are also in need of funds to file our 501(c)(3) application with the IRS. Donations towards postage and/or IRS filing fees are most gratefully accepted!

 

1 comments:

Donna said...

I found some nice cards at www.cards4heroes.com and prices seemed very reasonable.

They actually have all kinds of cards, not just for Valentine's Day. It's pretty cool and folks should check it out.

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