Monday, April 12, 2010

Mailroom Monday: April 12, 2010

This is utterly amazing. Just this week alone, 13,465 cards in 40 boxes were shipped out to heroes deployed overseas!! (Shipping cost: $500.00!)
 
"Them's Christmas numbers!"

Your shippers worked so hard to get these boxes filled with a great selection. They've spent weeks preparing—sorting by themes, removing glitter cards, stamping the backs, matching with envelopes (we had to buy another 18,000 envelopes because we ran out! wahoo!), clearing the card hospital of all Mother's Day cards in time for our shipping deadline. So your shipper may not have gotten back to you with emails as fast as usual, but every time we approach a deadline, prepping for shipping takes us tons of time. So thanks for your patience!!

With Graduation and Father's Day deadlines approaching, please note:
Graduation cards are due by April 19 so our heroes can try to send notes for those May graduations, and Father's Day are due May 15th. But if you, our 'regulars,' can beat those by a couple weeks, it helps us to get started shipping and not be waiting til the last minute to pack up boxes. Thanks! If you think you'll be close to the deadline, please make grad cards that say "congratulations" and Dad cards that are masculine thinking-of-you types. That way if you're late, our heroes can still use them.

And as always, keep sending in lots of AnyHero cards plus the everyday themes—we need those as well as Dad & Grads!



To  heroes in Afghanistan:
 333 cards to an Air Force unit
333 cards to an Army unit
333 cards to an Army unit
333 cards to a Marine unit
333 cards to a Marine unit
330 cards to an Army unit
330 cards to an Air Force unit
325 cards to a National Guard unit
325 cards to an Army unit
185 cards to a Marine unit
366 cards to an Army unit
366 cards to an Army unit
366 cards to a Marine unit
366 cards to an Army unit
366 cards to an Army unit
366 cards to an Army unit
333 cards to a Marine unit
 333 cards to an Army unit  


To heroes in Iraq:
333 cards to an Army unit
333 cards to an Army unit
333 cards to an Army unit
657 cards to a USO in Baghdad
330 cards to an Army unit
330 cards to an Air Force unit
325 cards to an Army unit
366 cards to an Army unit
366 cards to an Army unit
366 cards to an Army unit
366 cards to a National Guard unit
366 cards to an Army unit
366 cards to a National Guard unit
366 cards to an Army unit
366 cards to an Army unit
366 cards to an Army unit
333 cards to an Army unit
333 cards to an Army unit
333 cards to an Army unit
333 cards to an Army unit




To heroes in Kuwait:
 175 cards to an Army unit







Other fun statistics:
Number of boxes sent: 749
Number of hero contacts:1,392
Total cards sent: 390,584

Deadline reminders:
Mother's Day: passed
Graduation: April 19 or earlier
Father's Day: May 15 or earlier, please please!
 

Shipper needs this week: Now updated on our "Biggest Needs" post here.

2 comments:

Rhonda Miller said...

Wow, those are great numbers. Let's hope we can meet those numbers for Father's day and maybe Christmas can be even bigger this year.

Thanks to all the shippers for all your hard work and dedication.

Nancy F. said...

I just read in the May/June 2010 issue of Papercrafts Magazine, a request for each of their readers to send OWH 10 cards!!!