Sunday, September 12, 2010

Happy Birthday OWH!

It's finally here...the day we've been working toward! How exciting to have another year under our belt...or is that under our craft apron?

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!

6 comments:

Celeste said...

Absolutely wonderful..... Happy Birthday OWH......
Time to just sit today and make cards.....

Cyn said...

I really love this video! yall did a great job!

ML Design Works said...

Oh very good, Sandy! Wonderful!!
And Ciara is so sweet with her friend! Thank you for making this video! Lisa :-)

Rhonda Miller said...

WooHoo!! Happy Birthday OWH!!!

Our Little Inspirations said...

Congratulations on the great job everyone! God Bless our troops and God Bless OWH!!

cre8tiveVet said...

Happy Birthday OWH! I am so happy that you are here. Tomorrow is my day off and I plan to get many cards done for my birthday pledge. Thank you for all that you do!