Sunday, September 12, 2010
Happy Birthday OWH!
You may be wondering how old OWH is. And that's a bit of a complicated answer. Here are a few dates that will explain....
- April 2007, first box mailed to a Soldier in Baghdad. The project was organized only via message board, blog, and email.
- December 2007, launched first website, http://cardsforheroes.org
- Sept 1 2008, initial directors designated, applied for state registration
- Sept 12, 2008, approved by WA state as a nonprofit corporation!
- Sept 12, 2009, designated a 501(c)(3) by the Internal Revenue Service! Effective date of tax exempt status retroactive to Sept 12, 2008. Name change and new website launched, http://operationwritehome.org
- Oct 27, 2009, name change to Operation Write Home is official at state and IRS!
So it's Sept 12, 2008 that is our actual date of birth...which makes us TWO! Happy 2nd birthday, OWH family!!!
To celebrate, here's Ciara with a little something for you...
And without any further ado: our "Just Three Words" video! Many thanks to all of you who sent in pictures—what an inspiring piece this is!