Monday, October 1, 2012

Holiday Cards 4 Veterans & Donation Drive

Last year we did our “Christmas Cards for Veterans” program and Sunnybrook Veterans care center received over 200 cards to give out to Veterans over the holidays.

This year we’re going even bigger and adding a twist. For our members in the UK we could not find anyone that would accept holiday cards on our behalf but will be posting a link where people can make a donations to various organizations below.

So whether it's sending a card or making a donation to one of the charities listed at the bottom of this page, let's see how much of a difference we can make this year!

You can send a “Christmas Card” or “Thank You” card and may include a message inside with your card if you like however please observe the following guidelines to ensure a quick reviewing process:

· Ensure that all cards are signed.
· 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 or include letters.
· Do not include inserts of any kind, including photos: these items will be removed during the reviewing process.
· Please refrain from choosing cards with glitter or using loose glitter as it can aggravate health issues of ill and injured warriors.
· If you are mailing a large quantity of cards, please bundle them and place them in large mailing envelopes or flat rate postal shipping boxes. Each card does not need its own envelope, as envelopes will be removed from all cards before distribution.

Where to send cards : 

For our Canadian page members : 

Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre,
Recreation Therapy, Room L1-108,
2075 Bayview Ave, Toronto, Ontario, M4N 3M5

Four our members in the United States
Operation Gratitude has come on board with us and going to be distributing cards from our U.S. members in their care packages. 

Operation Gratitude/California Army National Guard
17330 Victory Boulevard
Van Nuys, CA 91406

There is no limit to the amount of cards we can send so if you want to do a group package you are more than welcome to do that. 

Team Thank A Soldier donation drive : 

As you know we don’t accept donations but a few months ago we posted a status asking page members there top charities that they frequently give to so we have one charity from the top five regions with the most representation on our Facebook page. Included you will find the donation link and on all these pages there is a spot where to put a additional note and we are asking that you put “Courtesy of Team TAS” in it.

 After you make a donation please let us know by commenting on the original Facebook Photo and which one you donated to so that we can keep a running total or emailing with your amount.

Who's up for a friendly competition to see what country can donate the most money between October 1st to November 30th?

Canada :

Donate to Soldier On 

United States 

 Donate to Operation Gratitude 
 United Kingdom :

Donate to Help For Heroes 
Australia : 
Donate to Legacy 

Note : For people asking why there are only links for Canada, United States, UK & Austrailia, these four regions represent 89% of our Facebook page members.  However if you are located in another region you are welcome to make a donation to them on behalf of "Team Thank A Soldier" and report it is as well. 
Thank You - Dave Murphy

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