For 2009, the Red Cross is sponsoring a Holiday card drive for soldiers. It's simply and easy to participate, but there is a deadline.
Simply fill out a Christmas or Holiday card, and mail it to the address below by December 7th. That's all you have to do! The Red Cross will then make sure the cards are sent on to soldiers.
Holiday Mail For Heroes
PO Box 5456
Capitol Heights, MD 20791-5456
Cards MUST be post marked by December 7th, or they will be returned to the sender.
Here are some additional guidelines to follow:
Sign all cards
Entitle Cards "Dear Service Member, Family, or Veteran"
Limit the number of cards to 15 from any one person, or 50 from any one school class, business, or group.
Bundle groups of cards in a single, large envelope.
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.
The program is to help deliver holiday cards only. Those wishing to donate phone cards or gift certificates should go to www.aafes.com, scroll down to AAFES Community Connection, and click on Help Our Troops Call Home, or Gift Cards/Certificates For Our Troops.
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