Holiday Mail For Heroes 2010
It’s that time of the year again!! And this is the third year Ms Sparky has been involved helping to promote the Holiday Mail For Heroes program sponsored by The American Red Cross and Pitney Bowes. Every year I sit down with my grandson (now 7) and write notes and sign Holiday cards for our soldiers who are deployed or recovering in hospitals like Walter Reed Army Medical Center.
The program started September 3rd and all cards must be postmarked buy December 10, 2010 so we need to get on this! Do it today!
The 2010 Holiday Mail for Heroes P.O. Box is now open! Please send cards to the address below. Remember they must be postmarked by December 10, 2010.
Holiday Mail for Heroes
PO Box 5456
Capitol Heights, MD
The American Red Cross and Pitney Bowes needs your help to make this year’s program the best yet. As you start your card-making activities, don’t forget to follow these important tips!
Include your heartfelt sentiments and sign all cards
Entitle cards with generic terms such as “Dear Service Member, Family or Veteran”
Limit cards to 15 per person or 50 for school class or business group
Bundle groups of cards in single, large envelopes
Send letters, care packages or monetary gifts
Include personal information such as home or email addresses
Use glitter – excessive amounts can aggravate health issues of wounded recipients
Include inserts of any kind as they must be removed in the screening process
This year, we are thrilled to welcome back celebrity cabinet member Amy Grant. Amy will once again be joining us for our special kick-off and card signing event on November 11th, Veteran’s Day.
Amy and several other celebrity cabinet members also collaborated with us this year to create custom holiday cards that you can purchase (a $25 donation to our Service to the Armed Forces) and send to the Holiday Mail mailbox as well as to your friends and family. Check out designs from Dr. Phil, Miley Cyrus, and Jane Seymour!
You can also contribute more than just cards. Our holiday gift catalog lists several different contributions you can make to provide much-needed items for service members, such as phone cards and “comfort kits”.
You can get more information at The American Red Cross Blog
Let’s get this done!!