Monday, October 12, 2009

Mailroom Monday Report: Oct. 12, 2009

Reminder: Tis the Hero challenge cards due this week - on the 15th!
 

5,598 cards mailed this past week:

   
To  heroes in Afghanistan:
 332 cards to an Army unit
 332 cards to an Army unit
332 cards to an Army unit
 330 cards to an Air Force unit
150 cards to an Air Force unit
330 cards to an Army National Guard unit
330 cards to an Army unit
332 cards to an Army unit   

To heroes in Iraq:
150 cards to an Army unit
330 cards to an Army unit
330 cards to an Army unit
 330 cards to an Army unit
 332 cards to an Army unit
 332 cards to an Army unit
 332 cards to an Army unit
 332 cards to an Army unit
 332 cards to an Army unit





To heroes in Kuwait:
330 cards to an Army unit



Other fun statistics:
Number of boxes sent: 844
Number of hero contacts: 530

Deadline reminders:
Halloween: passed
Thanksgiving: passed
Christmas: Nov 1
Hannukkah: Nov 1
AnyHero Christmas letters: Dec 1



For those who might have missed it last week, we have some holiday needs:

  1. Shipping funds: You'll see by this week's shipping total below that a few of our weeks coming up are going to be this large or higher - this week's shipping costs were $358. That's just one week! So if you're able to request some assistance from your friends and family who want to support the effort to get all these cards overseas, feel free to get the word out! (Remember, donations are now tax-deductible!)
  2. Envelope funds: We're purchasing 15,000 more envelopes this week, so if you're able to contribute a few dollars for envelopes for your cards, it's appreciated!
  3. AnyHero letters: As we're shipping lots more boxes now, we also need that many more AnyHero letters! (Check out this post on the Hero Blog to see what they mean to our warriors!)
Shipper needs this week:

Sandy: Cards dried up last week for me, eeek! Hoping this week will pick up here in WA. I have two special requests for Get Well AnyHero cards for patients at Thanksgiving and Christmas, so if everyone sending cards to me could include just one, that should cover us! (I still need general ones and holiday ones too, the get well are an extra need!)

Fabre: My card donations have been slow this week - would love more holiday cards to fill boxes early, as well as general themes with some wintery colors!  I also have a special request for Chanukah cards and could use some more - please email me if you have any questions on how to make them or what colors to use!  Thank you so much!


Kris: I'm in need of Any Hero letters, thinking of you/miss you, thank you , anniversary and love themed cards.   I have envelopes that use a card base that is an 8 1/2 x 11 piece of cardstock folded in half.....if anyone is interested in making some cards that size.  Would be a great size for Valentine's day cards ... lots of space to write a nice love letter.

1 comment:

Kajikit said...

Sandy, is it too late for sending in Thanksgiving Any Hero cards? If it isn't, when's the deadline?