Without a doubt, the most popular items in the care packages we send are the letters of thanks written by grateful Americans of all ages. Some messages are a single sentence long, some go on for a full page or more and others are little more than a sweet drawing and a heartfelt “Thank you.”
But each letter is cherished and greatly appreciated by the recipient!
There is no such thing as a “typical” letter — that’s what makes each one so very special.
Kids send cheerful drawings like this one, left, and the troops decorate their living and work spaces with precious reminders that they are not forgotten by all of us back home.
“Receiving support from home is always welcomed here and my favorite part of care packages are the letters and drawings from the kids. Those make my day! Thanks again! AM2 A.R.H.”
The troops love to write back when time allows:
“I’m always excited to receive a package! I’ve gotten great pleasure in reading the personal hand written letters and drawings from kids and adults alike, and I’ve got a few with addresses that I will be replying to today. SrA D.S.”
We have an on-going need for cards, letters and drawings for the thousands of care packages we send each year…not only to deployed troops, but to Veterans, New Recruits and First Responders as well.
Want to write some letters? Thank you! Please sign-up to receive more details and instructions, as well as helpful flyers to use as a reference:
Los Angeles-area Volunteers: Every single letter and card needs to be properly screened before it can be placed in a care package. This is a massive undertaking, and we want to train more Letter Screening Team volunteers. One requirement after training is that you need to be able to pick up/drop off letters at our Chatsworth location. Are you interested in additional information? Let us know by sending an email to email@example.com (include the words “Letter Screening Team Information” in the subject line) and we’ll get back to you ASAP.
More questions? Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
THANK YOU for your support!