We invite everyone to send a letter to a hero.
We’ll supply complimentary cards (up to 100) to anyone who wishes to write a serviceman or servicewoman. No purchase is required.
Here are the details on the program:
All cards must be postmarked no later than Friday, December 7, 2012. Cards postmarked after that will be returned to the sender. This deadline ensures enough time to sort and distribute cards before the holidays.
The Red Cross provides these additional guidelines for sending cards to service members:
Use generic salutations such as “Dear Service Member.” Cards addressed to specific individuals can not be delivered through this program.
Only cards are being accepted. Do not send letters.
Do not include email or home addresses on the cards, as the program is not meant to foster pen pal relationships.
Do not include inserts of any kind, including photos, as these items will be removed during the reviewing process.
Please refrain from sending holiday cards with glitter. Many of these cards will be delivered to military and veterans medical facilities and the glitter could interfere with a patient’s recovery.
We encourage participants to mail as many cards as they are comfortable sending. If you are mailing a large quantity, please bundle the cards and place them in large mailing envelopes or use a flat rate box from the post office. Each card does not need its own envelope, as cards will be removed from all envelopes before distribution.
The cards should be sent to:
Holiday Mail for Heroes
Post Office Box 5456
Capitol Heights, Maryland 20791-5456
We’re here Monday – Saturday from 10 am to 7 pm so you can pick up a holiday card.