Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Operation Write Home - Crafting For A Cause


     There are many charities I am honored to support each year.  But I have been looking for a way to actually give more of me, my talents or time.  And I am happy to say I have found the perfect match!

     As the Mama of a US Marine Corps Lance Corporal stationed overseas I know how difficult it is for him to send a note on special occasions -- yes there is Facebook and SKYPE -- but there is nothing like getting a card on your birthday or Christmas.  And for so many of our troops it is just not possible to pop into a Hallmark store and pick the perfect card.

     And since I'm addicted to all things paper, how happy was I to find Operation Write Home!  Operation Write Home has sent over one million handmade greeting cards to deployed service members around the world.  As they say, "There's no card store in Kabul or Baghdad".

    Of course you can donate but they are also looking for people to create all occasion cards.  There are some restrictions but they have a great facebook / web / blog site.  You can even get a free rubber stamp for the back of your cards!  You can send cards filled out with words of support and gratitude to help them feel as special as they should as they are serving our country in lands far away from home.


     Please think about putting some of your pent-up creative talent to good use!!!  This is a great project for you to do together with:

  • Your girlfriends -- get a couple of bottles and some basic art supplies and have fun with it!
  • Your boy scout / girl scout troops -- this would be fun for the young men and women in the scout system to support our heroes
  • Church / school groups -- hey teachers this would be a fun project for those busy little hands!
There is great info on their blog and website and lots of fun and free items you can get to inspire you.


     Wouldn't you like to make the day of these hardworking heroes?

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