Monday, May 31, 2010

Mailroom Monday: May 31, 2010

3,745 cards were shipped out this week, at a cost of $137.50....and that takes us to a total of $950.00 in shipping for the month of May! Our shippers are anxiously awaiting the final Fourth of July cards to make it in time for our heroes to mail home for the Independence Day holiday.


Typically, we assume approximately 2 weeks for our boxes to travel to our contacts, and two weeks to return home. Those are often much less than is actually needed, which is why we request that our cardmakers attempt to 'beat' the published deadlines; we begin sending cards for a holiday 8 weeks prior, often, if we have them. So if you can help out by being early, that helps our heroes tremendously!



To  heroes in Afghanistan:
335 cards to a Marine unit
335 cards to an Army unit
335 cards to a Navy unit
335 cards to an Army unit
350 cards to an Army unit
350 cards to an Army unit


To heroes in Iraq:
335 cards to an Army unit
335 cards to an Army unit
335 cards to an Army unit
350 cards to an Army unit
350 cards to an Army unit


Other fun statistics:
Number of boxes sent:  1,527
Number of hero contacts:  792
Total cards sent: 434,682


Deadline reminders:

Graduation: passed
Father's Day:  passed
Independence Day: June 1, tomorrow!* 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.

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