Monday, May 24, 2010

Mailroom Monday: May 24, 2010

14,790 cards were shipped out this week! What would 14,790 cards look like? Here's a little experiment you can do at home to find out.

Take your regular folding craft table, 30 inches x 6 feet surface, and invite all your neighbors to bring theirs out to your street too. Put out 174 of those tables. (Now THAT is a cardmaking party!) Then cover each and every one of those tables with a single layer of cards. THAT is 14,790 cards!

Or try this. Go out to your street with your box of cards, and start laying cards in a row. End to end. Keep on going for a mile and a half. THAT is 14,790 cards!

The way OWH counts them, that's 44 boxes, shipped at a cost of $550 this week. In one week alone! Our shippers did an insanely amazing job as always!! 


Thank you so much to all of you who donate funds along with your cards - when we combine all our gifts, we have enough to cover our costs!!



To  heroes in Afghanistan:
325 cards to an Air Force unit
325 cards to an Army unit
350 cards to an Air Force unit
335 cards to an Air Force unit
335 cards to an Army unit
335 cards to an Air Force unit
335 cards to a Marine unit
335 cards to a Marine unit
335 cards to an Army unit
335 cards to a Marine unit
335 cards to an Army unit
335 cards to a Marine unit
335 cards to an Army unit
335 cards to a Marine unit
335 cards to an Army unit
335 cards to a Marine unit

To heroes in Iraq:
325 cards to an Army unit
325 cards to an Army unit
340 cards to an Army unit
340 cards to an Army unit
340 cards to an Army unit
350 cards to a USO
350 cards to an Army unit
350 cards to an Army unit
350 cards to an Air Force unit
335 cards to an Army unit
335 cards to an Army unit
335 cards to an Army unit
335 cards to an Army unit
335 cards to an Army unit
335 cards to an Army unit
335 cards to an Army unit
335 cards to an Army unit
335 cards to an Army unit
335 cards to an Air Force unit
335 cards to an Army unit
335 cards to an Army unit
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
335 cards to a National Guard unit
335 cards to an Army unit
335 cards to an Army unit


Other fun statistics:
Number of boxes sent:  1,517
Number of hero contacts:  787
Total cards sent: 430,967


Deadline reminders:

Graduation: passed
Father's Day:  passed
Independence Day: June 1* Note: You can keep making patriotic cards all the time, just don't put "Happy Fourth of July" on them. Take advantage of those great sales on patriotic papers and supplies!

August 2 - Back to School
September 20 - Halloween
October 1 - Thanksgiving
October 30 - Christmas
November 30 - Any Hero Christmas Letters


Current shipper needs: see here.

2 comments:

Debi! said...

WOW!!! Sure does put it all in perspective!!! WAY TO GO!!!!

Paula said...

That's amazing Sandy. How cool that you took the time to even think of posting these figures!