Monday, April 19, 2010

Mailroom Monday: April 19, 2010

This week saw 3,640 cards heading out to our heroes overseas...some of the first Dad cards, and lots of grads!  (Shipping cost this week: $137.50)

Here's a little fun video short...even our boxes lend a helping hand!

Do you have any ideas for fun little videos like this? We're having a blast putting them together! Email if you have suggestions!

With deadlines approaching, please note:
Graduation cards are due by today 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.

To  heroes in Afghanistan:
335 cards to an Army unit
335 cards to an Army unit
335 cards to a National Guard unit
335 cards to an Army unit
325 cards to an Air Force unit
325 cards to an Army unit

To heroes in Iraq:
 335 cards to an Army unit
 325 cards to an Air Force unit
 325 cards to an Army unit
 325 cards to a USO center

To heroes in Kuwait:
340 cards to a Red Cross Center

Other fun statistics:
Number of boxes sent: 1,404
Number of hero contacts: 751
Total cards sent: 394,264

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

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

1 comment:

Heather said...

I just read about this cause in Creating Keepsakes magazine and now I am passing it on on my blog What a great idea! Thanks for all your hard work and caring.