Monday, January 30, 2012

Mailroom Monday: January 30, 2011

Surprise! Yes, we do have a Mailroom Monday report for you, amid the CHA chaos :) Your shippers were extra-wonderful this week and got their data entry done before I left town, so I got to sneak in a little report here while at the airport. Unfortunately I have no time to get your map ready, but here's at least a limited report! :) -Sandy

This week, we shipped 9965 cards at a cost of $457.85 -- and that after how short we were on cards! Thanks to all who helped us get the waiting list down to 8 units of heroes!

To heroes in Afghanistan
350 cards to an Air Force unit
170 cards to an Air Force unit
175 cards to an Army unit
365 cards to a USO unit
175 cards to an Air Force unit
355 cards to an USO unit
170 cards to a Marine unit
170 cards to an Navy unit
45 cards to an Army unit
175 cards to an Army unit
370 cards to an Army unit
175 cards to an Army unit
370 cards to an Army unit
195 cards to an Air Force unit
195 cards to an Air Force unit
335 cards to a Marine unit
335 cards to an Army unit
335 cards to an Army unit
195 cards to an Army unit
335 cards to a Marine unit
335 cards to an Army unit
335 cards to an Army unit
335 cards to an Army unit
340 cards to an Army unit
340 cards to a Navy unit
155 cards to an Air Force unit
340 cards to an Air Force unit
155 cards to an Air Force unit
340 cards to a Marine unit
340 cards to an Army unit
340 cards to an Army unit

To heroes in Kuwait
340 cards to an Army  unit

To heroes in Kyrgyztan
170 cards to an Air Force unit

To heroes in Oman
170 cards to an Air Force unit

To heroes in Qatar
370 cards to a Civilian unit
375 cards to an Army unit

To heroes in SouthWest Asia
195 cards to an Army unit

   

Deadline reminders:
January 1 - Valentines PASSED
Feb 1 - St Patricks
Feb 15 - Easter
March 31 - Mother's Day, graduation

Current shipper needs: see here.

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Thankful Thursday: January 26, 2012

Happy Thursday! I'm so excited to report our numbers went up a bit this week....hooah! We received 8,398 cards - which is close to what we had received for the whole month of January before that - - thank you to everyone stepping up to keep our boxes going out!

This is the last Thankful Thursday report til after the cruise when we return and get all the data entry done...please be patient with Sandy and Kris! (Caro's keeping an eye on you all, so keep her busy!)

PS Don't forget OWHtv tonight!


Many thanks to all this week's donors!
  1. Anita O, Shell Lake, WI
  2. Ann M, Hutchinson, MN
  3. Anne N, Franklin Park, IL
  4. Barbara B, Lakewood, CO
  5. Barbara M, Bellflower, CA
  6. Barbara P, Clarkdale, AZ
  7. Becky L, Bethlehem, PA
  8. Bertie G, LuVerne, IA
  9. Bonnie C, Tobyhanna, PA
  10. Brittany S, Buhl, ID
  11. Carol P, Louisburg, KS
  12. Cheryl H-S, Plymouth, MI
  13. Cheryl Y, South Pasadena, CA
  14. Christine S, Chicago, IL
  15. Cindy E and Los Gatos Elks Lodge #1857, San Jose, CA
  16. Cindy S, Reading, PA
  17. Connie T, San Antonio, TX
  18. Cora J, Eugene, OR
  19. Cyndy R, Contoocook, NH
  20. Cynthia C, Slidell, LA
  21. Dawn L, Schenectady, NY
  22. Debbie M-T, Okawville, IL
  23. Debby M, Las Cruces, NM
  24. Deborah O, Mineral, VA
  25. Deborah P, Mercerville, NJ
  26. Denise L, Arroyo Grande, CA
  27. Denise L, Arroyo Grande, CA
  28. Dixie C, Charlotte, NC
  29. Dolores A, Frederick, MD
  30. Donna C, Leesburg, FL
  31. Eileen H, Womelsdorf, PA
  32. Elaine A and Valley Stampers - Jane, Kathy and Chris, Apple Valley, MN
  33. Elsie B, Valdese, NC
  34. Esther E and East Woods Presbyterian Church, Vancouver, WA
  35. Harriet L, Vista, CA
  36. Heather B and girls from Church youth group, Rochester, MI
  37. Heather G, San Clemente, CA
  38. Jamie R-M, Visalia, CA
  39. Jan R, Akron, OH
  40. Janis P and Crazy Croppers, Springfield, MO
  41. Joan T, Breezy Point, NY
  42. JoAnn U, Knoxville, TN
  43. John V, Reading, PA
  44. Josephine J, Houston, TX
  45. Joyce L, Flushing, NY
  46. Judith M, Hudson, IA
  47. Judy K, Orfordville, WI
  48. Judy T, Louisville, KY
  49. Kaki D, Lacombe, LA
  50. Karen T, Auburn, WA
  51. Katherine B, Fairfield, CA
  52. Kathy P, White Lake, MI
  53. Kathy S, Reedley, CA
  54. Kelly B and Stampfield Stars, Apple Valley, MN
  55. Kristie M, Puyallup, Wa
  56. Krystal M and Archiver's customers, Novi, MI
  57. Laurie B, Waukesha, WI
  58. Laurie B, Waukesha, WI
  59. Lee Mae E, Silverdale, WA
  60. Linda B, Allentown, PA
  61. Linda B, Burien, WA
  62. Linda C, Fayetteville, GA
  63. Linda M, Whippany, NJ
  64. Lindy C, Seattle, WA
  65. Lisa W and GirlScout Troop 593, Eagle River, Ak
  66. Lori B, Marietta, GA
  67. Margaret G, Stevenson Ranch, CA
  68. Marge M, Wayne, NJ
  69. Maude B, Las Cruces, NM
  70. Maureen W, Whitmore Lake, MI
  71. Nancy F, Trexlertown, PA
  72. Patricia B, Winchester, VA
  73. Patricia S, Spencerport, NY
  74. Paulette M, Hampstead, MD
  75. Phyllis G, St PauL, MN
  76. Polly R, Peoria, AZ
  77. Ramona S and Iota Sigma Chapter/Pri Iota Xi, Collison, IL
  78. Randee S, Dowagiac, MI
  79. Renee K, Santa Rosa, CA
  80. Robin and Stephanie G, New York, NY
  81. Rocky Mountain Memories and Rocky Mountain Memories, Estes Park, CO
  82. Rosie H, Florence, OR
  83. Ruby H, Walker, MN
  84. Seongsook D, Sacramento, CA
  85. Sharon D, Phoenix, Az
  86. Sharon N and Monroe County Ladies, Waterloo, IA
  87. Sherry H, Arlington, VA
  88. Stephanie K and the Church at Rancho Bernardo, San Diego, CA
  89. Stephanie S and LDS Church Relief Society, Alpine, Ut
  90. Sue B, Justin, TX
  91. Sue G, Galena, MD
  92. Sue K, Cannon Falls, MN
  93. Sue S, Liberty, MO
  94. Susan H, Whippany, NJ
  95. Susan R, Stevensville, MD
  96. Susan S, Grove City, OH
  97. Tanya K, Fulton, NY
  98. Teresa H, Charleston, SC
  99. Theresa E, Wenatchee, WA
  100. Tracy C, Allentown, PA
  101. Verna A, Big Stone City, SD
  102. Wilma B, Haughton, LA

Monday, January 23, 2012

Mailroom Monday Report: January 23, 2012

Happy Monday everyone! This will be the last Mailroom Monday post til Feb 20....I'm taking a rest break from the Monday and Thursday posts, especially since only 5 of you look at them each week anyway. LOL. (I kid.)

The Charity Wings Live from CHA online event* is 2/3 sold out; from what I gather, you pay a fee, they send you a project kit that you make throughout watching all their videos from CHA. You get a discount if you sign up with friends. It is a fundraiser, so the profits should be going to whoever they are fundraising for this first quarter - which now will not be OWH. If you missed the Facebook announcement, I'm asking OWHers to stop voting. The contest rules changed as of yesterday, and robovoting is obviously taking place - so we're just going to pull out of the contest, save our sanity, and go back to what our real focus should be: making cards.
I'm sorry and I appreciate your understanding; next time I promise to do my due diligence and research actual contest rules before getting us into a contest like this where feelings are hurt. You all are awesome supporters, and I appreciate your help when I ask you to jump in on something for our heroes!! -Sandy
*Charity Wings footage is not OWH footage, though they may discuss OWH -  you'll get our vlogs and photos on our blogs and on http://acolourfulworld.blogspot.com



And now....your Mailroom Monday report! We shipped out 39 boxes, and in the west coast's case, that was the very very last of every card on the shelf! Please read this post for more information.


To heroes serving in Afghanistan
190 cards to an Army unit
190 cards to an Army unit
190 cards to an Air Force unit
190 cards to an Air Force unit
190 cards to an Army unit
340 cards to an Army unit
190 cards to an Army unit
190 cards to an Army unit
190 cards to an Army unit
340 cards to an Army unit
190 cards to an Air Force unit
340 cards to an Army unit
340 cards to an Navy unit
340 cards to an Army unit
340 cards to an Civilian unit
190 cards to an Army unit
190 cards to an Army unit
190 cards to an Army unit
190 cards to an Army unit
190 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
145 cards to an Navy unit
335 cards to an Army unit
335 cards to an Air Force unit
340 cards to an Army unit
335 cards to an Army unit
340 cards to an Civilian unit
145 cards to an Army unit
335 cards to an Air Force unit

To heroes serving in Kuwait:
340 cards to an Army unit
190 cards to an Army unit
335 cards to an Army unit

To heroes serving in Qatar:
190 cards to an Army unit
340 cards to an Army unit

To heroes serving in Korea:
335 cards to an Air Force unit
190 cards to an Army unit



Other fun statistics:
Number of boxes sent: 4,733
Number of hero contacts: 1,605
Total cards sent: over 1.4 million!



Deadline reminders:
Calendar is here
January 1 - Valentines PASSED
IMPORTANT: read note about spring holidays!
Feb 1 - St Patricks
Feb 15 - Easter
March 31 - Mother's Day, graduation

Current shipper needs: see here.

Thursday, January 19, 2012

A Letter from the President

Dear OWH family,

Sandy Allnock
I am so very excited to present you with our Annual Review celebrating our accomplishments in 2011! Our gratitude for your amazing support is not only from those of us at OWH—myself, our volunteer shippers, our board of directors—but from our heroes themselves. Just spend some time on the Hero Blog and soak in the thanks in their own words!

As I spent time reviewing the data from the year, and remembering back to so many wonderful things that happened for us, I was truly humbled by all that has come our way. And the numbers may be impressive, but each one of the numbers represents people—and our people, both our donors and our beneficiaries, are the best.

In no way did I ever imagine this little project started on a message board and a blog would grow this way, or engender the passion in so many people with such big hearts.

Just last night, I was interviewed for Paper Trey Ink's podcast, and as the hostess' questions brought up answers of such scale — I could hardly believe it myself, even though I've lived through it. Who would be able to imagine just how many cards are made and donated every week? Or who would guess how many heroes - about 200 units served at any given time, every 6 weeks - we would be keeping up with? Or that all the costs would be so generously donated for shipping, postal supplies, triage tools and materials, website maintenance - plus our adventures at the Craft and Hobby Association tradeshow? The support of individuals and companies is nothing short of amazing - and it's an honor to see how America has stepped up to serve those who so bravely serve us.

So...please accept my heartfelt thanks. And keep on with your own personal mission, joined with ours: helping our heroes keep in touch with home...one card at a time, until they all come home.

Humbly yours,
Sandy Allnock, President, Operation Write Home






Please enjoy this graphical review of 2011 - and be sure to share the link with others!

Thankful Thursday Report: January 19, 2012

Thanks to those sending in cards this week! Our list is short, for two reasons - one, we have a shipper on vacation; and two, we're getting so few cards right now! West coast has seen 3 mail days in a row with no boxes at all :( Our heroes need you, ladies!

Many many thanks to these folks for their wonderful help this past week!
  1. AJ S, Denver, CO
  2. Anneliese I AND Cub Scout Pack 415, St George, UT
  3. Barbara B, Tucson, AZ
  4. Barbara M, Iowa City, IA
  5. Bonnie V, Chesterfield, MI
  6. Cara S, Phoenix, AZ
  7. Cheryl H, Zephyrhills, FL
  8. Danielle L, Clinton Township, MI
  9. Denise W, Pueblo, CO
  10. Hannah M, Naples, FL
  11. Jama D, Bellevue, NE
  12. Jean D, West Valley City, UT
  13. Jennifer M, Marshfield, WI
  14. JoAnn B, Roseburg, OR
  15. Judith M, Hudson, IA
  16. Karen O, Las Vegas, NV
  17. Kit P and Scrap Happy Sisters, Glendale, AZ
  18. Kristie M, Puyallup, Wa
  19. Leslie F, APO, AE
  20. Lise G, Glen Rose, TX
  21. Marlyn M, Fox Lake, WI
  22. Maureen L, Cedar Rapids, IA
  23. Paula H, New Ulm, MN
  24. Sheila G, Puyallup, WA
  25. Trish C, Spring Valley, MN
  26. Wilma H, Arkins, AR

Monday, January 16, 2012

Mailroom Monday Report: January 16, 2012

This week our volunteer shippers packed up and sent out 45 boxes of cards to our heroes! We always slow down a little after the holidays, though the requests increase during December - so we have a long waiting list growing. 

After the holiday blitz of AnyHero mail, we're also starting to run out of letters to include in our boxes! The stacks aren't as big as they ought....so if you're able to help your shipper out by including some AnyHero letters, please do!


Here are the specifics about where cards went this week:

To heroes serving in Afghanistan:
175 cards to a mixed unit unit
360 cards to an Air Force unit
50 cards to an Army unit
50 cards to an Army unit
42 cards to a Marine unit
40 cards to a National Guard unit
170 cards to an Army unit
170 cards to an Army unit
170 cards to an Army unit
365 cards to a Civilian unit
175 cards to an Army unit
175 cards to an Army unit
345 cards to an Army unit
345 cards to a National Guard unit
340 cards to an Army unit
345 cards to an Army unit
345 cards to an Air Force unit
345 cards to an Air Force unit
345 cards to an Army unit
340 cards to an Army unit
345 cards to an Army unit
340 cards to an Army unit
340 cards to an Army unit
345 cards to an Army unit
340 cards to an Army unit
340 cards to an Air Force unit
340 cards to an Army unit
155 cards to a Marine unit
155 cards to an Army unit
155 cards to a Marine unit
155 cards to an Army unit

To heroes serving in Iraq:
340 cards to a Civilian unit
340 cards to an Army unit
155 cards to an Army unit

To heroes serving in Japan:
340 cards to an Air Force unit

To heroes serving in Kuwait:
340 cards to an Army unit
340 cards to a National Guard unit
345 cards to an Army unit
345 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 a National Guard unit
340 cards to an Air Force unit

To heroes serving in Qatar:
45 cards to an Army unit



Other fun statistics:
Number of boxes sent: 4,733
Number of hero contacts: 1,605
Total cards sent: over 1.4 million!



Deadline reminders:
Calendar is here
January 1 - Valentines PASSED
IMPORTANT: read note about spring holidays!
Feb 1 - St Patricks
Feb 15 - Easter
March 31 - Mother's Day, graduation

Current shipper needs: see here.

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Vlog with a flashmob!


Thursday, January 12, 2012

Thankful Thursday: January 12, 2012

Happy Thursday everyone!! Today I wanted to show off this superspecial pile of AnyHero mail from Beekman Elementary and Jr High - these letters are really going to make some heroes SMILE!


Many thanks to all of you who also donated cards, letters, and funds this week....you all make our shippers smile every day at the mailbox :) Speaking of mailboxes - don't forget, postage is going up January 22nd. Get your package in the mail before then and save 50cents on your USPS package!

  1. Allison G, Ft Worth, TX
  2. Amy B and Girl Scout Troop 55331, Roseville, MN
  3. Anita A, Turlock, CA
  4. Anne J, Gering, NE
  5. Bonnie C, Charlotte, MI
  6. Bonnie C, Tobyhanna, PA
  7. Carmen P, Peoria, IL
  8. Caro H, Mint Hill, NC
  9. Cat B, Mineral Wells, TX
  10. Cristy B, Watertown, WI
  11. Daphne P, Charlotte, NC
  12. Deborah N, Parker, CO
  13. Dee N, Brimley, MI
  14. Denise R, Martinez, GA
  15. Denise R, Martinez, GA
  16. Denise W, Pueblo, CO
  17. Diane V, Norfolk, VA
  18. Dixie C, Charlotte, NC
  19. Dixie C, Charlotte, NC
  20. Donna D and Beekman Elementary and Junior High, Monroe, LA
  21. Esther E, Vancouver, WA
  22. Felisia K, San Leandro, CA
  23. Gail S, Elgin, IL
  24. Garnet P, Lynden, WA
  25. Gwen S, Cedar HIll, MO
  26. Heather T, Pineville, NC
  27. Jean B, Meadville, PA
  28. Jennifer F, Ashdown, AR
  29. Jennifer M, Marshfield, WI
  30. John V, Reading, PA
  31. Judith M, Hudson, IA
  32. Judy S, Iola, KS
  33. Julie F, Shreveport, LA
  34. Kadie Q, Downey, CA
  35. Karen W, Hanford, CA
  36. Kari R, Roanoke, VA
  37. Kate B, Sebastopol, CA
  38. Kathie J, Kennesaw, GA
  39. Kathy T, The Villages, FL
  40. Katiani P, Pembroke Pines, FL
  41. Katlyn T, Whitewater, WI
  42. Kay M, Victorville, Ca
  43. Kim T, Johns Creek, GA
  44. Kodie S and Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, Highland 2nd Young Women and friends, Highland, CA
  45. Kym A, Florence, Or
  46. Linda G, Simenill, OK
  47. Lisa H, Rockport, MA
  48. Lori W, Federal Way, WA
  49. Lori W, Indianapolis, IN
  50. Lynn R, High River, Alberta
  51. Marie W, Cottage Grove, MN
  52. Mary Ann L, Pittsburgh, PA
  53. Mary Ellen G, West St Paul, MN
  54. Mary P, Mt Vernon, IL
  55. McGraw-Hill C, Princeton, NJ
  56. Meighan S, Pittsburgh, PA
  57. Monica P, Alamogordo, NM
  58. Pam C, Aledo, TX
  59. Paula R, Cleveland, TN
  60. Roberta O, Lafayette, IN
  61. Rose H, Burke, VA
  62. Ruby H, Walker, MN
  63. Sandra K, Andover, CT
  64. Sharon P, Fort Mill, SC
  65. Stampers Corner Inc and Stampers Corner, Elk Grove, CA
  66. Susan F and Checkered Cottage, Kirkwood, MO
  67. Susan S, Santa Ana, CA
  68. Susi G, Brodhead, WI
  69. Sybrina K, Pickerington, OH
  70. Trish C, Spring Valley, MN
  71. Trudi K, Ellenboro, WV
  72. Victoria M, Carlsbad, CA
  73. WCCW , Gig Harbor, WA

Monday, January 9, 2012

Mailroom Monday report: January 9, 2012

This past week, the first week of the new year - OWH shipped 44 boxes with 12,360 cards at a cost of $500.00....thank you to everyone who makes this possible, both crafters and financial donors alike!
We're going to try something just a little different with the Mailroom Monday reports....the maps we've posted here before didn't give perspective as to where the cards are headed, and a lot of Americans really don't know where these countries are anyway. So how about plotting them on a world map? Not sure if this graphic is do-able every week, but it was an interesting experiment :)



Here are the specifics about where cards went:

To Afghanistan:
175 cards to an Army unit
170 cards to an Army unit
365 cards to an Air Force unit
370 cards to an Army unit
175 cards to an Army unit
365 cards to an USO unit
360 cards to an Army unit
355 cards to an Army unit
360 cards to an Army unit
375 cards to an Army unit
175 cards to an Army unit
375 cards to an Army unit
180 cards to a Navy unit
175 cards to a Navy unit
175 cards to a Civilian unit
175 cards to a Marine unit
340 cards to a Civilian unit
340 cards to a Marine unit
340 cards to a Marine unit
340 cards to a Red Cross 
340 cards to an Air Force unit
340 cards to an Army unit
340 cards to a Navy unit
340 cards to a Marine unit
190 cards to an Army unit
340 cards to a USO 
340 cards to an Air Force unit
340 cards to a USO 
340 cards to a USO 
340 cards to a USO 
340 cards to an Air Force unit
340 cards to an Army unit
340 cards to a Civilian unit
340 cards to an Army unit

To heroes serving in Qatar:
340 cards to a Civilian unit

To heroes serving in Kuwait:
365 cards to an Army unit
340 cards to an Army unit
340 cards to a Navy unit
340 cards to a Red Cross 
340 cards to a USO unit





Other fun statistics:
Number of boxes sent: 4,688
Number of hero contacts: 1,605
Total cards sent: over 1.4 million!




Deadline reminders:
Calendar is here
January 1 - Valentines PASSED
IMPORTANT:  read note about spring holidays! 
Feb 1 - St Patricks
Feb 15 - Easter
March 31 - Mother's Day, graduation

Current shipper needs: see here.

Sunday, January 8, 2012

The return of the vlogs!

It's been a few weeks, but here's a tidbit for you...with our very cool banner for our CHA booth :) Don't forget to check out our CHA page too :)

(And that has to be one of the worst thumbnail images YouTube ever picked, eh?)

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Thankful Thursday: January 5, 2012

Welcome to our very first Thankful Thursday post of 2012! These are some of the best posts I (Sandy) think we ever put up...they may not be filled with visual inspiration for you, but each Thursday gives us the chance to provide a wonderful shout out across America for all the wonderful cards and donations sent in! Thank you all!!

An update on your summary emails: last night I set up the emails to automatically send out through the next week. If you don't get a summary by next Thursday, let me know and I can get you a copy of the email. And if you see something incorrect, let me know and I'll do what I can to fix it. I've set the system to automatically post them, and I'm hoping that actually happens the way I told it to! :)

Thank you to this week's wonderful donors!!!!
  1. Angela E, Johnston, IA
  2. Angela V, Spicewood, TX
  3. Ann C, Bonney Lake, WA
  4. Ann M and Park Tower friends, Hutchinson, MN
  5. Anne L, Reading, PA
  6. April C, Eugene, OR
  7. Ashley S and Olivia E, Richardson, TX
  8. Bank of America , ,
  9. Becky N and Marilea P., Elk Grove, CA
  10. Bernardine C, Santa Clarita, CA
  11. Bertie G, LuVerne, IA
  12. Carmen Z, Northville, MI
  13. Carol O, Phoenix, AZ
  14. Chris F, Monument, CO
  15. Christy N, Charlotte, NC
  16. Cilla F, Blue Springs, MO
  17. Cyndy R, Contoocook, NH
  18. Cynthia E, Artesia, NM
  19. Cynthia T, Lemon Grove, CA
  20. Danyse K, Charlotte, NC
  21. Dee N, Brimley, MI
  22. Deloris T, West Salem, OH
  23. Dena L, St Cloud, MN
  24. Dolores A, Frederick, MD
  25. Donna K, Gainesville, MO
  26. Dorene D, Apple Valley, CA
  27. Dottie T, Wichita Falls, TX
  28. Dulce M, Sunnyvale, CA
  29. Elaine H, Keene, NH
  30. Elaine T, Lake Stevens, WA
  31. Elizabeth A, Birmingham, AL
  32. Ellen D, Leander, TX
  33. Emily S, Port Allen, LA
  34. Erica W, ,
  35. Harriet L, Vista, CA
  36. Health Sciences Library Stony Brook Univ , Stony Brook, NY
  37. Helen M, Ocean Park, WA
  38. Helen M, Spring Creek, NV
  39. Highlands C, Sebring, FL
  40. Jean B, Meadville, PA
  41. Jean S, St Louis Park, MN
  42. Jennie G, Guarbo, PR
  43. Joanne T, Spring Nells, PA
  44. Joanne T, Spring Nells, PA
  45. Judith M, Hudson, IA
  46. Judy K, Orfordville, WI
  47. Julie B, Murrietta, CA
  48. Julie S, Buckley, Wa
  49. Karen D, Clifton Park, NY
  50. Kathleen S, Visalia, CA
  51. Kathy H, Ocala, FL
  52. Kimberley M, Kennewick, Wa
  53. Kimberley M, Kennewick, Wa
  54. Laura C, Jeffrey, NH
  55. Laura P, Seatac, WA
  56. Linda B, Carrboro, NC
  57. Linda B, East Brunswick, NJ
  58. Linda E, Parkersburg, WV
  59. Linda G, Ypsilanti, MI
  60. Linda S, Denton, TX
  61. Linda S, Menomonee Fls, WI
  62. Lisa E, Taylorsville, NC
  63. Lori B, Marietta, GA
  64. Lori B, Marietta, GA
  65. Lynne M, Hoquiam, WA
  66. Mary D and Daughters of the American Revolution, Bettendorf, IA
  67. Mary P, Mt Vernon, IL
  68. McGraw-Hill C, Princeton, NJ
  69. Melissa S, Allen, TX
  70. Meredith T, Zephyrhills, FL
  71. Monica P, Alamogordo, NM
  72. Nancy C, Hollister, CA
  73. Pam W and Grateful Texans, Big Spring, TX
  74. Pamela L, Mineral Bluff, GA
  75. Pamela N, Virginia Beach, VA
  76. Pat T, Arcola, IL
  77. Patricia F, Hixson, TN
  78. Patricia W, Philadelphia, PA
  79. Peggy C, Glenwood, MD
  80. Rebecca F, Monroe, MI
  81. Sally Y, Westerville, OH
  82. Sandra K, Andover, CT
  83. Sandy A, Federal Way, WA
  84. Sandy B and Jen A, Sheboygan, WI
  85. Sandy N, Eugene, OR
  86. Sherri S, Vienna, VA
  87. Stephani M, Bainbridge Island, WA
  88. Sue N, Wyoming, MN
  89. Susan O, Goose Creek, SC
  90. Susan S, Simpsonville, SC
  91. Teresa D, Centerville, UT
  92. Traci A, Mahomet, IL
  93. Trudy A, Anaheim, CA
  94. United Way California , Sacramento, CA
  95. Veronica B, Webb City, MO
  96. Yvonne B, Salem, OR

Monday, January 2, 2012

Mailroom Monday: January 2, 2012!

This week a whopping 62 boxes with 17,595 were mailed out - at a cost of $754.90! Yeeeeehaw! We finally had enough valentines to ship in earnest! Thank you to everyone who came through at the last minute, our heroes and their families will be so happy!
Box-shaped pegs. Trunk-shaped hole!
One of the next tasks ahead of us (at least ahead of Sandy!) is setting up the automated receipt summaries for 2011; stay tuned in the next two weeks for one to arrive in your inbox, if we have your email address. The annual report is also in progress - and will be posted here by the end of January!


To  heroes in Afghanistan:
340 cards to an Marine unit
340 cards to an Army unit
195 cards to an Army unit
345 cards to an Army unit
340 cards to an Air Force unit
195 cards to an Air Force unit
195 cards to an Air Force unit
195 cards to an Air Force unit
340 cards to an Army unit
195 cards to an Civilian unit
340 cards to a Marine unit
195 cards to an Army unit
340 cards to an Army unit
365 cards to an Army unit
345 cards to an Army unit
340 cards to an National Guard unit
340 cards to an Army unit
155 cards to an Army unit
340 cards to an Army unit
340 cards to an Army unit
155 cards to an Air Force unit
340 cards to an Air Force unit
155 cards to an Air Force unit
360 cards to a Marine unit
195 cards to an Army unit
360 cards to an Army unit
365 cards to an Army unit
360 cards to an Air Force unit
345 cards to an Marine unit
350 cards to an Air Force unit
340 cards to an Army unit
345 cards to an Army unit
345 cards to an Army unit
345 cards to an Army unit
195 cards to an Army unit
185 cards to an Army unit
375 cards to a Marine unit
195 cards to an Army unit
195 cards to an Army unit
175 cards to an Air Force unit
360 cards to a Marine unit
195 cards to an Army unit
155 cards to an Army unit
175 cards to an Army unit
340 cards to a Marine unit
195 cards to an Army unit
340 cards to an Army unit
340 cards to an Air Force unit
345 cards to a Marine unit

To heroes in Iraq:
340 cards to a National Guard unit
340 cards to an Army unit
350 cards to a National Guard unit
360 cards to an Army unit


To heroes at sea:
180 cards to a Navy unit

To heroes in Qatar:
195 cards to an Army unit

To heroes in Korea:
195 cards to an Army unit


To heroes in Kuwait:

340 cards to an National Guard unit
340 cards to an Army unit
350 cards to an National Guard unit
360 cards to an Army unit





Other fun statistics:
Number of boxes sent: 4,648
Number of hero contacts: 1,594
Total cards sent: 1,426,238




Deadline reminders:  Calendar is here
January 1 - Valentines PASSED
IMPORTANT:  read note about spring holidays! 
Feb 1 - St Patricks
Feb 15 - Easter
March 31 - Mother's Day, graduation

Current shipper needs: see here.