One of my favorite programs is back for 2013: Holiday Mail for Heroes! This is one of the easiest ways to encourage your children to give to others, all while supporting our troops during the holiday season. The American Red Cross will deliver your holiday greetings and well-wishes to veterans, military families and active-duty service members all around the world.
This year, I’d like to encourage you to take it one step further–host a card-making or card-signing party with your children’s playgroup, your MOMS Club, or a group of friends, so you can reach even more service members. Plan your party for November so that you’ll have time to mail the cards by the receipt deadline of Friday, December 6th.
Please keep these guidelines in mind as you sign your cards:
- Use generic salutations like “Dear Service Member.”
- Make sure all cards are signed, and do not use your home address or email address.
- Do not include inserts like letters or photos, and avoid cards with glitter since it can come loose.
- No need to use envelopes, as they will be removed before distribution.
All holiday greetings should be addressed and sent to:
Holiday Mail for Heroes
P.O. Box 5456
Capitol Heights, MD 20791-5456
Holiday Mail for Heroes would make a fun and meaningful activity for a November meeting or playdate. I hope you’ll join my family in participating!
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