Monday, October 26, 2009

Mailroom Monday Report: Oct 26, 2009

Reminder: Holiday cards due postmarked Nov 1st! We still have many many heroes waiting...ask your friends if they have a stash of handmade Christmas cards they might be able to send!


4,423 cards mailed this past week:

To  heroes in Afghanistan:
185 cards to an  Army unit
185 cards to an  Army unit
295 cards to an  Air Force unit
336 cards to an  Air Force unit
336 cards to an  Air Force unit 

To heroes in Iraq:
295 cards to an  Air Force unit 
295 cards to an  Army unit
295 cards to an  Army unit 
336 cards to an  Army unit 
336 cards to an  Army unit 
336 cards to an  Army unit 
336 cards to an  Army unit 

To heroes in Kuwait:
185 cards to an  Army unit

To heroes in Kosovo:
336 cards to an  Army unit

To heroes in the Philippines (first time sending there!):
336 cards to an  Army unit

Other fun statistics:
Number of boxes sent: 873
Number of hero contacts: 547
Total cards sent: 225,539!!

Deadline reminders:
Halloween: passed
Thanksgiving: passed
Christmas: Nov 1
Hannukkah: Nov 1
AnyHero Christmas letters: Dec 1
Valentines: Jan 7

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

  1. Shipping funds: You'll see by this week's shipping total that our costs are rising right now due to shipping all these holiday cards! 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 had to purchase15,000 more envelopes recently, 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: Mom's been helping sort cards, so thanks everyone for sending cards in. I can still use LOTS more though, I picked up another 8 heroes this week (that's an extra 2400 cards past the normal ones I send!) With all these boxes I am also blasting through AnyHero letters - I would love love love more!

Fabre: Bring on the holiday cards!  I have lots of heroes waiting, and need to fill boxes!  Don't forget to include some cards for general use also - everyone still needs love you/miss you, and birthday cards! Winter themes would be great too.  Thank you so much!

Kris: CHRISTMAS CARDS!!! I need these as I have lots of contacts that have requested a box of just Christmas cards.  Remember the deadline!!  If you are done with your OWH Christmas cards, how about starting on Valentine's Day.  Of course, there are the general themes that I need as well.......anniversary, birthday, all occasion, etc.  I'm especially low on thinking of you and thank you cards!  Thanks!


GretaB said...

Fabre, I'm putting a box of cards in the mail to you today, most of which are holiday cards. This will be my first time contributing but definitely not the last. Thanks to all of you for such a great program for the troops.

the PaperTemptress said...

Hi, I want to add some shipping funds but not quite sure where the link is. Can someone contact me or just let me know how to do it Email the PaperTemptress Thanks

the PaperTemptress