Operation Christmas Cards (OCC) started in 2009 with the goal of sending 10,000 cards to our troops deployed. In just 6 short years, 1.75 million cards have been shipped to our brave men and women. People from every state and many countries around the world fill out or hand make holiday cards to thank our service members and remind them that they are not forgotten, that they are appreciated and supported for all that they do.
It is the mission of Operation Christmas Cards to ‘Love Our Troops to Life One Card At A Time’ and thanks to thousands of folks across the country and our two corporate sponsors, EK Success Brands and Michaels Craft Stores we continue into our 5th season in 2013. We have had a lot of help along the way including that of the New England Patriots, when OCC was recognized as the 2012 Patriots Difference Maker for Military week.
1. Donations are to be made out to “LiveLife Center” (tax deductible)
2. Addresses for your loved ones and friends to receive cards can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org
3. Cards and donations can be mailed to:
Operation Christmas Cards
867 Grafton St #10#2
Worcester MA 01604
-minimum of 5 heartfelt, appreciative or supportive sentences (remember for some this is the only mail they will get)
-please do NOT seal the envelope
-cards can be hand made or store bought
-envelopes can decorated
-children may draw photos and color pictures as well, these are loved by all as many have children
-please do NOT put stamps on each envelope. We mail in bulk as it is cheaper and easier 🙂
-you may include your email or return address to be contacted back (please remember, not all will right back as they may not have the ability to send return mail, or the time as many are in combat zones)
-you may include photos, however, these need to be family friendly and appropriate. Please respect our service members and remember that this is not a dating service.
-DEADLINE December 1, 2015
Your donations are relied upon to send these holiday cards each year through this all volunteer effort. It is estimated that the cost to ship all of the cards will top nearly $5,000. We need your help!! Please consider sponsoring a box of cards for $17 that contains holiday cards for 300-400 service men and women!! You can make your check out to LIVELIFE CENTER and note that it is for OCC and mail with your cards.
Thank you all for supporting our troops and helping us in the mission of ‘Loving Veterans to Life’!
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