Hello, everyone! Back in November, Kelley introduced us to Operation Write Home, a wonderful organization founded by Sandy Allnock, which provides hand-made cards for our service men and women to send home to their loved ones. Here is a little info from their website, which explains their mission:
This merry band of thousands of cardmakers is made up of Americans - and citizens of other nations too - who care about our military, and want to support them through creativity and encouragement. Many thousands of crafters of all ages and levels of experience have participated since 2007!
Care packages filled with hundreds of handmade cards are sent to our contacts, restocking every 6-8 weeks, and are sent in time for the long journey back home to loved ones. Each box is packed with great care, alternating styles, colors, and cardmakers from all over the USA, creating "eye candy" for heroes who see only khaki around them. The topper on each box is a plastic bag filled with 20-30 letters from adults and children across the country, letters handed out especially to those in need of a positive word from the homefront.
Boxes are shipped through every week of the year, so join us anytime in sending your beautiful creations to help our heroes keep in touch with home!
Because of all of you big-hearted stampers out there, and thanks to Sandy and her helpers, Operation Write Home has sent 1,749,393 cards (and counting) since 2007......what a blessing this is to our troops and their families who miss them!
If you would like to help out, by sending cards, or with a donation, please visit Operation Write Home for instructions on the do's, don'ts, and deets!
Not only does Operation Write Home support our troops around the world, but they also have us stampers in mind as well. There are weekly and monthly blog challenges HERE to help with your creativity, plus special challenge events during holidays, such as the Virtual Card Making Party during the three-day Labor Day weekend.
Our Daily Bread designs sponsors the monthly ODBD Challenge at Operation Write Home.......there are two challenge participants chosen each month to win a $25.00 gift certificate to the Our Daily Bread designs store....woo hoo, that could be you! First thing Saturday morning, September 1st, the ODBD Monthly Challenge will kick off the Virtual Card Making weekend event......hope you can make it!!!
So, after you check out the Our Daily Bread designs September New Release Blog Hop, which begins at 8 am EDT here on the ODBD Blog, you'll have to scoot on over to Operation Write Home and check out the fun!
See you there! God bless!