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Holiday Mail for Heroes Project


Monday, November 11, 2013



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Each year we collect cards between October and early December and then distribute them at military installations, veterans hospitals, and in other locations.
There are several ways to be part of the Holiday Mail for Heroes program. In addition to sending cards on your own, you may want to start making plans to host card signing parties or card making parties. Here are a few guidelines to help you on your way:

Card Guidelines:
Every card received will be screened for hazardous materials and then reviewed byRed Cross volunteers working around the country.
Please observe the following guidelines to ensure a quick reviewing process:
• Ensure that all cards are signed.
• Use generic salutations such as “Dear Service Member.” Cards addressed to specific individuals can not be delivered through this program.
• Only cards are being accepted. Do not send or include letters.
• Do not include email or home addresses on the cards: the program is not meant to foster pen pal relationships.
• Do not include inserts of any kind, including photos: these items will be removed during the reviewing process.
• Please refrain from choosing cards with glitter or using loose glitter as it can aggravate health issues of ill and injured warriors.
• If you are mailing a large quantity of cards, please bundle them and place them in large mailing envelopes or flat rate postal shipping boxes. Each card does not need its own envelope, as envelopes will be removed from all cards before distribution.
All holiday greetings should be addressed and sent to:

Holiday Mail for Heroes
P.O. Box 5456
Capitol Heights, MD 20791-5456

The deadline for having cards to the P.O. Box is December 6th.
Holiday cards received after this date cannot be guaranteed delivery.






Thanks for supporting our Troops!



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GABIBEAR 11/14/2013 11:40PM

    emoticon Sami! That is such a wonderful thing to do!!!!

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JUMPINJULIE 11/12/2013 2:49AM

    Thank you for the info.

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MSLZZY 11/11/2013 11:16PM

    Can do! HUGS!

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GLAMNGLOWDIVA 11/11/2013 8:33PM

    That is a wonderful thing to do. emoticon

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JANIEWWJD 11/11/2013 7:23PM

    What a wonderful thing to do!!!!! emoticon

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MADAMES 11/11/2013 3:29PM

    Thank you for spreading the word!
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DLDMIL 11/11/2013 2:03PM

    Yes, our local Blue Star Mother's Group will be packing boxes this weekend.

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GENRE009 11/11/2013 12:44PM

    great idea, play it forward. how compassionate. eva.


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MORTICIAADDAMS 11/11/2013 12:29PM

    We send all of the soldiers from the area on active duty a gift box which includes $800 gift cards.

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NPA4LOSS 11/11/2013 12:15PM

    Thank you! I am going out today and will pick up cards! emoticon

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FISHINGLADY66 11/11/2013 11:35AM

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HIKETOHEIGHTS 11/11/2013 10:32AM

    Nice project!

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MOMMACASSEY 11/11/2013 10:27AM

    Count me in!

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1CRAZYDOG 11/11/2013 9:41AM

    Thank you! Doing it.

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