EK Success Brands is participating in Operation Christmas Cards, a campaign devoted to sending holiday cards to US and Canadian military men and women deployed overseas. The 2011 goal for
Operation Christmas Cards is to send a total of 175,000 cards to bases in Afghanistan, Japan, Iraq, Egypt and Germany. For half of the recipients, these cards will be the only correspondence they receive during the holidays.
This heartfelt outreach is a way to show our gratitude and support to the men and women in the military who put their lives at risk every day for our country, for us. At a time of the year when being away from home and family is especially difficult, receiving a card with a personal note of appreciation and encouragement can raise the spirits and help each individual feel a connection to home. It is a gift beyond measure.
Our goal at EK Success Brands is to collect 9,000 cards before November 11th. All of EK Success Brands’ four office locations—Chicago, Clifton, NJ, Kansas City and Wyomissing, PA—will host office events for employees to take part in the card making, as well as sponsoring a local school in each city with supplies to create and collect cards.
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You can also host your own Operation Christmas Cards event at home with friends or at your church, or join in a class or gathering at your local store. See our projects for a wide variety of ideas. Here are a few simple guidelines to follow:
- Do NOT seal the envelopes, or apply postage
- Write supportive and encouraging notes
- You may include your email or mailing address inside the card
- Please do not use products that contain exposed glitter
- Non-crafted, store-bought cards may be sent as well
- If mailing large quantities please ship in bulk; indicate the number of cards on the outside of the box.
Send cards to arrive at the following address no later than November 11, 2011:
EK Success Brands, c/o Operation Christmas Cards, 100 Delawanna Ave, Suite 700, Clifton NJ, 07014.
Cards sent after November 11, 2011 should be sent directly to Operation Christmas Cards. To find out more, visit www.operationchristmascard.org.
Make a difference to someone this Christmas with a gift of your thoughtfulness and support. It’s what we crafters do best!