Monday, September 19, 2011

Mailroom Monday: September 19, 2011

This week 7091 cards were mailed out - at a cost of $278.90! And that only includes two of our shippers; one had family business to attend to, so while she did mail boxes, they'll be on next week's report rather than this week's. October is when our shipping gets completely nuts - not just 8-10 boxes per shipper per week - it's several trips for each shipper with that many boxes! Ho Ho Ho!


Several folks have asked how we're doing on our fundraising goal for the holiday shipping. You might remember our goal is $13,000, enough to ship 1,000 boxes. 


Unfortunately so far, we've only reached $2,544.12. If you're busy collecting money from friends and family, keep going! :) You or anyone else can give directly by PayPal here, or mail checks to our HQ location (or your local shipper). HQ address:
Operation Write Home
35205 13th Pl SW
Federal Way WA 98023
Please include an email address so we can email a receipt.

If you'd like to set up a fundraising page to help request your friends and family join in our efforts, you can go here and follow the instructions following the 'Start Fundraising' button. It doesn't cost you to set up a page - and makes it easy to invite people to give. We want to be able to mail out all these beautiful cards, so please help us pay the postman :)


Boxes mailed out in the last week included:


To  heroes in Afghanistan:
355 cards to a Marine unit
355 cards to a Marine unit
355 cards to an Army unit
355 cards to an Army unit
355 cards to an Army unit
182 cards to an Army unit
355 cards to an Army unit
355 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 a National Guard unit

To heroes in Iraq:
355 cards to an Army unit
182 cards to an Army unit
335 cards to an Army unit




To heroes in Kuwait:
182 cards to an Army unit
355 cards to an Air Force unit
335 cards to an Army unit





Other fun statistics:
Number of boxes sent: 3809
Number of hero contacts: 1425
Total cards sent: 1,182,629



Deadline reminders:  Calendar is here
Sept 16 - Halloween - PASSED
Sept 30 - Thanksgiving
Oct 31 - Christmas
Dec 1 - AnyHero letters for Christmas


Current shipper needs: see here.

6 comments:

Redonna said...

When I click the link to donate via PayPal i get the following error:

[Sorry — your last action could not be completed

If you were making a purchase or sending money, we recommend that you check both your PayPal account and your email for a transaction confirmation after 30 minutes.

If you came to this page from another website, please return to that site (don't use your browser's Back button) and restart your activity.

If you came from PayPal's website, click the PayPal logo in the upper-left corner to return to our home page and restart your activity. You might have to log in again.]

Link needs to be fixed or a PayPal button added or the PayPal verified e-mail address posted.

Operation Write Home said...

Agh! html. I tried it again, Redonna - see if the new link works. I do get some folks who can't seem to use the PayPal link on our site (http://operationwritehome.org/donate.html) because of the browser they're using, or how they're logged in, and I don't know what's up with that :(

Redonna said...

Still get same error.

Redonna said...

Tried 3 different browsers: Chrome, Firefox and IE - no luck with any of those 3.

Redonna said...

Interestingly, if I click the link that takes me to current shippers needs: http://operationwritehome.org/needs.html . I can link through the "Ways to Give": http://operationwritehome.org/donate.html and click that Paypal button and it takes me to PayPal. I will submit a donation through that path.

Operation Write Home said...

Weird, Redonna! I changed the link to be the same one from the donate page, and yet when here on this blog, it just fusses at me. Geeeez! Thanks for being persistent and getting your donation in!