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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Military & Veterans Organizations, Veterans

Mission: Supporting our nation's armed forces by sending blank handmade greeting cards to write home on, as well as cards of gratitude to encourage them.

Results: Over a million cards sent for heroes to write home on!

Target demographics: Deployed service members

Direct beneficiaries per year: approx 1000 units receiving boxes every 5 weeks

Geographic areas served: Worldwide, wherever heroes are deployed

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Community Stories

138 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I've been making cards for OWH for about 3 years. I was at a time in my life where I needed to do something for someone, but had no idea what that would be. I saw an article about OWH in a crafting magazine and was immediately drawn to it in a way that I can't imagine being without it for my outlet. There isn't a day that goes by that I don't think about the men and women who are sacrificing for us, and I strive to make a card a day. I have a relative who has recently joined the service, and it makes it all mean even more.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Sending off a care package for a deployed relative was a way to support our troops but it was just to one or two people at a time and just for a limited time. Making cards for OWH not only satisfies my papercrafting interests but also a benfefits a lot of people in a lot of places on an on-going basis or the last two years. OWH is terrific for acknowledging your contribution immediately plus we get wonderful feedback from the heroes. OWH's site offers help and inspiration for making the best possible cards for our heroes with galleries, vlogs, photo tutorials as well as OWH TV. Their Facebook pages also gives you hundreds of "friends" who provide tips and examples of great cards on a daily basis.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I've been making cards for about 9 years and have always made way too many to give to family and friends. So I had boxes of cards stashed away in my house just waiting. While looking around online for card ideas, I came across Operation Write Home's website. I have now been making cards for OWH for the past year and absolutely love this organization. The volunteers are completely dedicated to bringing our heroes a closeness to their loved ones back home. It is all done for the heroes.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been crafting for OWH for about 2 years. The service members really enjoy receiving the cards sent to them by OWH. I really enjoy making the cards for them. It gives me joy and happiness knowing that it is appreciated as much as we appreciate what they (service members) do for us!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been making cards for our troops to send home for over a year. I am so grateful that I can make a difference in a military's family life for all they do for us.....

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I've been making cards for OWH for a little over a year. It's my small way to contribute to the military & hopefully brighten someone's day. I'm glad this group is here for us creative people. :)

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I've been making cards for Operation Write Home for a couple of years. It is very rewarding to know my creative outlet has a place to go - many heroes overseas are receiving beautiful, original, hand-made cards to send notes to their loved ones back home. Let me tell you, it doesn't get any better than knowing that I can activity support these brave men and women who are defending our country.

It is a small contribution on my part - one done lovingly. But it is received in a big way.

Teresa2345

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I've been making handmade cards for over 10 years and you know, you just don't have THAT many friends and relatives to send them to, although I try! So I was looking for a way to support the troops that would involve my craft in some way and found Operation Write Home. This organization is wonderful and ALL volunteer. Hand made cards can be sent to any of 3 different shippers in the States (check out the Operation Write Home web site) where they are sorted and boxed and sent to units overseas for our brave servicemen and women to have wonderful blank cards to write home on. In this day and age of electronic mail, a hand written card or letter is so precious and will be kept as treasured keepsakes for years by many recipients. Snail mail has a way to touch our lives and hearts that e-mail does not.

I am proud to be a small part of this wonderful organization and thank my fellow card makers all across the world that contribute to this very worthwhile project. And especially I thank Sandy Allnock, the President of the organization, that thought this up and keeps it going tirelessly day in and day out. (Well, I know she gets tired, but she keeps going!!)

Thank you Operation Write home for giving me an outlet for my creativity and supporting our Armed Forces.

Sandi F.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I received cards from OWH while I was deployed. It was awesome to take 5 minutes out to write a card and sent it home. My family got involved with the organization while I was deployed, and I joined in when I returned home! This Organization is awesome in helping out Troops!

Laurie2345

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been sending hand made cards to OWH for a couple of years now. They are dear to my heart because I have family members and friends, and even the Pastor from my church (who is also a Chaplain) that have served. I feel that it's the least I can do for those who are serving our great country. It's how I show my gratitude. Operation Write Home makes that easy. I share the craft I love, OWH sends the cards to the heroes overseas, and they in turn can write home to their family. It's a win-win all the way around!