Here is how it works: (from Operation Love from Home)
HOLIDAY CARD DRIVE FOR DEPLOYED TROOPS OCTOBER 15 to NOVEMBER 28, 2009 The Mission: To collect Christmas/Holiday cards and festive holiday goodies for troops serving our country all over the world, to let them know that we are thinking of them during the holiday season and have not forgotten them! **We are also collecting candy canes, cookies (store-bought only please) and other festive, fun holiday items to include with our cards! Let's share that holiday spirit in a big way! The Reason: Being away from home, often living in harsh conditions with combat & constant danger is difficult ~ our troops need to know we have not forgotten them!!! Mail from home helps to keep our troops' morale strong, making a very real difference in their lives. It keeps them motivated and focused when they know we care about them!
The Address: Send your signed, unsealed thank-you cards to the following address:
OPERATION: LOVE FROM HOME P.O. Box 1660 Loganville, Georgia, 30052 ALL CARDS MUST BE RECEIVED NO LATER THAN SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 28, 2009. The Guidelines: **The cards can be handmade or store-bought. Even regular letters are fine. This is a great opportunity to get your Scout troop, school, church/house of worship and other civic organizations involved in doing something to tangibly show support for our troops. **Please do not write the date on your cards. This is so that, in the event cards reach us after our shipping deadline has passed, we can hang on to the cards and use them for our next card drive.
**Keep the cards fun and light-hearted – this is not a dating service, nor do we allow political or anti-war sentiment! Any cards of an inappropriate, suggestive, or political/otherwise negative nature will be thrown away.
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