As Thanksgiving has wrapped up and the calendar turns to December, our volunteers are working tirelessly to collect more holiday cards to deliver to our veterans. We want to thank them for their incredible work and also thank the people around the country who have seen or heard about the Holiday Mail for Heroes program and have written cards themselves. Every card that we are able to deliver to our veterans is so meaningful and special. Over the past several weeks we have received cards from people across the United States and more cards continue to come in every day.
As a reminder, if you are interested in writing a card, you can do so and mail them into us to bring to our veterans. The following can help you write a card this holiday season:
DO... - Write a sentimental and upbeat message and sign the card at the end
- Make the cards more meaningful to a wider audience of veterans by starting the card with "Dear Hero" or "Dear Veteran"
- Remember that cards will be delivered locally and not overseas so do not include messages such as "come home safe" or "get well"
- Include any glitter in any cards for the safety of our veterans - Include any personal information such as an email or home address (first and last names as well as school names or states are okay)
Below are some examples of cards people have written in past years:
Any written cards can be mailed to:
1254 Dartmouth Lane
Deerfield, IL 60015