Monday, April 4, 2011

Mailroom Monday: April 4, 2011

This week 12,408 cards were mailed out - at a cost of $477.15! This kind of total is becoming more and more regular for our shippers as they go to the post office - we have soooooo many cards going out! Especially right now, we're sealing up our boxes with the very last of the Mother's Day cards.....and thinking about just HOW many happy Moms across America we're creating with all of these lovely cards! Thank you to everyone who makes the cards - and donates the shipping money! This is truly a labor of love from all across America....







Another item of note: 
In March 2010, we shipped 26,140 cards. In March 2011? 62,266!!!!! That's crazeeeeee! Part of that could be getting a lot of the Mom cards out in March, whereas last year we did a lot of shipping the first week of April. But in anyone's world - that's nutty amounts of cards! :)





To  heroes in Afghanistan:
340 cards to an Army unit
336 cards to an Army unit
336 cards to an Army unit
336 cards to an Army unit
345 cards to a Marine unit
180 cards to an Army unit
345 cards to a Marine unit
340 cards to an Army unit
340 cards to a Marine unit
340 cards to an Air Force unit
340 cards to an Air Force unit
340 cards to an Army unit
340 cards to an Army unit
340 cards to a Marine unit
340 cards to an Army unit
340 cards to a Contractor unit
340 cards to an Army unit
340 cards to an Air Force unit
345 cards to an Army unit
345 cards to an Army unit


To heroes in Iraq:

336 cards to an Army unit
336 cards to an Army unit
336 cards to a Navy unit
340 cards to an Army unit
340 cards to an Army unit
340 cards to an Army unit
340 cards to an Army unit
340 cards to an Army unit
340 cards to an Army unit
340 cards to an Army unit
340 cards to an Army unit
340 cards to an Army unit


To heroes at sea:
340 cards to a Navy unit


To heroes in Kuwait:
340 cards to a Navy unit
340 cards to an Army unit

To heroes in Korea:
336 cards to an Army unit

To heroes in Qatar:
336 cards to an Air Force unit





Other fun statistics:
Number of boxes sent: 2,975
Number of hero contacts: 1,226
Total cards sent: 924,008


Deadline reminders:  Calendar is here
March 31 - Mother's Day PASSED
April 15 - Graduation *read special note
May 21 - Father's Day
May 31 - Independence Day
July 31 - Back to school
Sept 16 - Halloween
Sept 30 - Thanksgiving
Oct 31 - Christmas

Current shipper needs: see here.

8 comments:

Paula S. said...

Truly stunning numbers! Way to go OWH shippers!!! :)

SuzAnn said...

YAY!!! Way to go everyone - what amazing numbers!!! Let's keep it up.

TK Cat Herder said...

that is just nutty, and WONDERFUL!

marie said...

That is so awesome!

Melissa said...

Beyond inspiring...

Patricia H said...

That makes my heart smile. :)

Connie said...

That is just great---how much money got sent in for the shipping? Did you have enough to cover the shipping costs with donations? Would like to know....:)

Rufus said...

Stunning numbers! OWH shippers ROCK!
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