Saturday, August 28, 2010

Operation Write Home Program at Niles Library

Wednesday, September 8, 11:30am-4:30pm

"Help us support the nation's armed forces for the holiday season by creating blank homemade greeting cards for them to write home on, as well as cards of gratitude to be sent to AnyHero soldiers who need mail."

The library will furnish card-making supplies and no registration is needed for this special program in the Large Meeting Room.

Operation Write Home began in 2007 with just a few cards made by friends on a message board; what began as an outlet for a hobby has become a much larger mission to help heroes keep in touch with home - and the effort has been joined by thousands of cardmakers!
OWH receives handmade cards donated by crafters across America (and beyond!). Cardmakers range in age, location, and level of skill; cards are provided by individuals and groups, schools and scouts, companies and churches. All have one primary thing in common: a desire to serve those who defend our nation!
Cards are mailed to one of our volunteer shippers in quanities both small and large. The shippers process, sort, repair, and document each donation, and then pack and ship boxes of over 300 cards each to our contacts. Our heroes request cards (families may also request on their behalf; we serve all branches in all deployed locations.

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