Cards and letters for deployed military personnel

AdoptaPlatoon
www.adoptaplatoon.org
AdoptaPlatoon strives to provide a better deployment quality of life by sending cards, letters and care packages to lift the morale of Troops as they serve far from home and assist military families. AdoptaPlatoon provides an on-going mail support system, creates projects that meet the need of military requests, and establishes special projects that benefit deployed Troops representing all branches of the U.S. military. AdoptaPlatoon also serves injured Troops through AAP Walking Wounded Project and assists military veterans who remain our Nation’s Heroes. Project created by the AdoptaPlatoon™.

Adopt a US Soldier
http://www.adoptaussoldier.org/
Adopt A US Soldier is a non-profit organization that seeks volunteers to help show the brave men and women fighting for our freedom that their sacrifices will not go unnoticed. It connects supportive civilians with deployed troops and offers a channel by which to communicate encouragement and express gratitude to those brave men and women serving in the United States Armed Forces.

Staffed fully by volunteers, AAUSS has helped thousands of soldiers find friendship, support, and a much loved and needed touch of home.

Adopt A US Soldier is active in over 170 countries/ territories/ independent states with thousands of active volunteers supporting our troops by adopting a soldier. It is very easy to do and more rewarding than you can imagine, and you will show a soldier that you support them and cherish your freedom.

American Citizens Encouraging Support
http://acescares.org/aces/support.aspx
We provide a variety of troop support, from cards, letters, care packages, seeing them off and welcoming them home and much more. 

America's Adopt a Soldier
http://www.americasadoptasoldier.org/
Please join us as we thank our deployed service members for their service and sacrifices. Please send your cards and letters thanking our veterans. A pack of crayons and copy paper is just perfect to draw or write a note of thanks and encouragement. 

A Million Thanks
www.amillionthanks.org
A Million Thanks is a year-round campaign to show our appreciation to our U.S. Military Men and Women, past and present for their sacrifices, dedication, and service to our country through our letters, emails, cards, and prayers. 

Caring Kids Cards
www.facebook.com/CaringKidsCards
Caring Kids Cards (TM) makes and sends cards to the military in London, Germany, Bangkok, Moscow, Korea, Afghanistan and Iraq. Others are given to orphans, firefighters and police, and senior homes. Their goal is to give out over 10,000 cards, notebooks, school supplies, meals, or gifts by the time they are teenagers. If you make cards or have any questions email CaringKidsCards@live.com or visit www.facebook.com/CaringKidsCards.

Heartillery Group​
www.heartillerygroup.com
Heartillery Group is a non-profit organization who's mission is to show support, love and gratitude to our troops overseas in simple ways. Heartillery Group collects cards from all over the world showing love and gratitude to help boost soldier spirits. We send cards to troops who are stationed throughout the globe. 

Holiday Mail for Heroes Campaign (Christmas Letters)
www.redcross.org/holidaymail
Each year the American Red Cross provides assistance to more than 2 million service members and many of our nation’s 24 million veterans. We support military families, military and veterans hospitals and provide emergency communications across the globe. And once a year, we get the joy of delivering holiday cards to veterans, military families and active-duty service members at hospitals and installations around the world.

Please note that some American Red Cross chapters are not participating in this program this year.

Hugs for Soldiers
www.hugsforsoldiers.org
Our program is dedicated to offering comforts from home and brightening a Soldier’s day with a care package, card or letter of encouragement. Our “adopted” troops, who are deployed thousands of miles away from home, need to be reassured that America cares about them. We appreciate the great sacrifices they are making, and we will do all we can to boost their morale and lift their spirits during this difficult time. We have been supporting the troops since 2003.

Kidz 4 Troops
www.kidz4troops.com
Kidz4Troops connects you directly to the men and women in our military. We take your words of encouragement and pass them along.

Letters to the Troops (Flags Across the Nation)
www.flagsacrossthenation.org/our-projects/letters-to-the-troops
Parents, teachers, children and patriots of all ages, write letters and we will send them to our troops. Download the template - it's ok to reproduce.
  • For children: color the American Flag and write your thoughts.
  • For older children and adults: write letters about yourself, poetry, words of praise, words of wisdom, words of friendship.

Letters to Soldiers
www.letterstosoldiers.org
Letters To Soldiers is a volunteer crew sending letters, care packages and support to our troops in Iraq. Your donation will help us ship what soldiers need most - messages from home. Help us send letters and packages, or organize letter-writing in your area!

Military Moms in Action
www.militarymominaction.org
Our mission is to reach out and touch the lives of as many U.S. soldiers with support and encouragement as we can. We do this by sending them boxes of goodies and letters "monthly" wherever they are around the world. We especially want to encourage those not receiving any or little support from home. We desire to lift them up giving them hope and the knowledge that someone cares.

Military PenPals
http://militarypenpal.tripod.com
We, Military Pen Pals (MPP) are here to support the troops and connecting people from the United States with military personnel as well as US Contractors who are stationed overseas or are back in the country.  Many are in need of receiving letters and care packages and you can make a difference. Please join us if you are interested in finding a penpal.  

Mollys Adopt A Sailor
http://mollysadoptasailor.com/
Molly's Adopt a Sailor Project, a broad based, collaborative and community initiative to support deployed United States Military Personnel by way of cards, letters, and care packages filled with love, support, and necessities from home.

Operation Appreciation (Blue Star Families)
http://www.bluestarfam.org/strengthen/operation-appreciation
Write a card for a parent, spouse, child of a servicemember (or a veteran). This is your chance to let America's military community know how much you appreciate all that they have sacrificed in order to keep our country safe.

Operation Gratitude
https://www.operationgratitude.com/writeletters/
Our troops tell us the most cherished items in the packages are the personal letters of appreciation from Americans. We welcome as many letters as you can provide. We accept letters year-round. It will only take 5 minutes out of your day to write a letter, but it will bring joy to our troops that will last a lifetime.

Operation Helping Hand/American Angels
www.operationhelpinghand-americanangels.com
Operation Helping Hand Afghanistan was started in 2004 and is made up of volunteer Mom's, Dad's Veterans, Friends and Active Duty service members through out the United States. We want to reassure all members of the armed Forces that they are not forgotten by procuring support through mail, emails and care boxes and displaying continuous Patriotic standards in our city, towns and communities.

Operation Post Card (Blue Star Moms)
http://www.bluestarmoms.org/index.php?page=postcard
There is nothing like a letter or postcard from the home front to let a Soldier, Sailor, Marine or Airman know that he or she is supported and their service is appreciated. Don't underestimate the value of your greeting!

Operation Shoebox - Looking for penpals, classrooms to adopt
www.operationshoebox.com
Sends care packages to the Troops. Looking for donations of AT&T phone cards and used printer ink cartridges. Currently looking for Teachers and Troops for for classrooms to correspond with troops. 

Operation Tarjeta De Navidad (Esposas Militares Hispanas USA)
www.esposasmilitaresusa.org
Sends cards and letters to deployed military personnel and to Hispanic military families!

Este projecto nos permite enviarle tarjetas de navidad a todos los miembros del grupo y a los esposos(as) de militares que esten desplegados "deploy", en training, companias, TDY y/o fuera de la casa, etc.

Si deseas recibir una tarjeta de navidad de nosotros o deseas que le enviemos una a algun militar que va a estar solito dirante la navidad, envianos tu direccion a janet.sanchez@esposasmilitareusa.org 

Soldiers' Angels
www.soldiersangels.org/cards-plus-team
The Cards Plus Team is dedicated to supporting service members, their families, and even Angels with encouraging or celebratory cards and notes. Cards can be requested for deployed soldiers for: birthday, encouragement, thinking of you/get well, anniversary, new baby, welcome home. 

Tell Them Thanks
www.tellthemthanks.com
Our mission is to support our military heroes who are deployed abroad.  We want every Soldier, Marine, Airman, Sailor and Guardsman to hear their names called at mail call.  Our dedicated members “adopt” one or more servicemembers and then support them for the length of their deployment. Our members are required to send at least one letter a month, but many of them write more often and send care packages as well.

Treasure our Troops
www.treasureourtroops.org
Treasure Our Troops was started when the founders nephews were deployed to Afghanistan in January of 2009. Finding out that a lot of our soldiers have no one to write to them, send them care packages Treasure our Troops was formed! Our mission is to send as many care packages and written letters as possible to our deployed soldiers overseas as well as our wounded soldiers in the local hospitals.


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Cards and letters for the home front

HOME Helping Our Military Everywhere
http://www.home4mil.org/Military-Spouses-.html
Are you a Military Spouse? We know that deployments are hard on everyone involved. We know that while your spouse is deployed you may be living far away from family and friends.

This is why we are introducing our newest 'adoption' program: "Adopt a Military Spouse." So, if you feel you would benefit from a mail call program of weekly letters and monthly 'care packages' please apply.

Operation Appreciation (Blue Star Families)
http://www.bluestarfam.org/strengthen/operation-appreciation
Write a card for a parent, spouse, child of a servicemember (or a veteran). This is your chance to let America's military community know how much you appreciate all that they have sacrificed in order to keep our country safe.

Operation Tarjeta De Navidad (Esposas Militares Hispanas USA)
www.esposasmilitaresusa.org
Sends cards and letters to deployed military personnel and to Hispanic military families!

Este projecto nos permite enviarle tarjetas de navidad a todos los miembros del grupo y a los esposos(as) de militares que esten desplegados "deploy", en training, companias, TDY y/o fuera de la casa, etc.

Si deseas recibir una tarjeta de navidad de nosotros o deseas que le enviemos una a algun militar que va a estar solito dirante la navidad, envianos tu direccion a janet.sanchez@esposasmilitareusa.org

Soldiers' Angels
http://soldiersangels.org/cards-plus-team.html
The Soldiers' Angels Cards Plus Team is dedicated to supporting service members, their families, and even Angels with encouraging or celebratory cards and notes.

Support Military Spouses
http://www.supportmilitaryspouses.org/get-involved/create-caring-cards/
Show your appreciation by making a card or writing a letter! Wives and husbands of service members are often overlooked for the love and support they provide their active-duty spouses. Their commitment and patriotic sacrifices such as living far from family, friends, and even spouses for several months at a time are also frequently unacknowledged.

Writing a card to a military spouse is not only patriotic in service, but also uplifting and encouraging. All of the cards and letters received will be included inside of a Shoebox Gift that will be delivered to a deserving military spouse.




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Cards and letters for wounded warriors

American Citizens Encouraging Support
http://acescares.org/aces/wounded.aspx
We have a variety of Wounded Soldier Projects which includes sending them get well cards and comfort kits. Comfort Kits are special kits that we send to various hospitals for our wounded soldiers to help them be more comfortable in their hospital stays. 

Coalition to Support America's Heroes
https://saluteheroes.org/get-help/other-programs/
The Coalition communicates with millions of Americans about the needs of our veterans and how they can help through its direct mail program. For example, the Coalition has distributed hundreds of thousands of Thank You and Get Well cards signed by its donors and friends to veterans in VA and DOD hospitals to encourage them by letting them know that their fellow citizens appreciate their service and the sacrifices they have made – and continue to make – for us. 

Military Get Well Cards
www.sohelpmegodstore.com
Sponsored in part by Operation Thank You, these professionally printed get well cards will uplift the spirits of our wounded warriors! Include some of these cards in a care package being sent to a military hospital.

Operation Angel
http://www.projectrudolph.org/operationangel.html
On New Years Day 2007 we went to the local military installations here in Germany to hand out gift bags to injured and deployed Service Members. We had gone earlier and the Soldiers had fallen in love with Ceilidha, who called herself the ladybug princess. On New Years Day she wanted to go as a fairy and she danced and sang for the troops. As we were leaving she saw a Soldier who was going for a "walk" in his wheel chair. She asked him how he got hurt and he offered her a sucker. He turned around to head back to his room to get her one and she said she wanted to help, so she pushed him in his chair back down the hall, got the sucker and then pushed him back out of the ward he was in, down the hall and to the elevator.

There is nothing as heart warming as seeing a little Angel pushing a wounded soldier in a wheel chair. The Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Marines loved when Ceilidha came to visit. This is why we have decided to continue Operation Angel in the spirit of Project Rudolph, and hand out "Guardian Angel Bags" to injured service members transitioning through Germany.

I am asking all who can to please write a Thank You letter to "Dear Service member" and please send them to me. We will hand them out weekly to the Service members at the hospital. Thousands pass through there each year with a turn around of only 2-3 days. Please help us continue to be angels to these service members.

We are also accepting monetary donations to help purchase items for the "Guardian Angel Bags" which accompany the letters. 

You, your family, or your organization can help put together these bags so we can help cheer even more service members during this tough time in their lives. 

Operation Gratitude
http://opgrat.wordpress.com/2011/02/03/operation-gratitude-wounded-warrior-care-package-program/
https://www.operationgratitude.com/writeletters/
Operation Gratitude is requesting personal letters of support and encouragement for their Wounded Warrior Care Package Program.

Operation Healing Angel (Homefront Hugs)
http://www.homefronthugs.org/operation-healing-angel/
You can send cards THROUGH us to any wounded hero– and they will  land in the hands of a wounded hero- send them to us as  we just adopted the biggest hospital in Iraq and cover Landstuhl, Tripler, and Tampa James V.Haley VA Medical Center too! Make them personal and add photos if you can.

We need cards ! LOTS OF CARDS !  MAKE THEM PERSONAL PLEASE.... And so do the doctors and nurses – too!

Operation Second Chance
www.operationsecondchance.org
Our mission: to aid in the recovery and rehabilitation of wounded service men and women, to assist in the modification of housing to accommodate disabled veterans, to assist the families of wounded service men and women, to facilitate the transition of wounded service men and women back into civilian society. Some programs included: DVD Drives, Gift Card Collection, Letter/Card Distribution.

Operation PAL - Prayers and letters for Injured Marines
www.operationpal.com
Our injured Marines need your support through Prayers and Letters. We invite you to participate in this project as an individual or as an organization to send much needed prayers, letters and cards to the Marines who have been injured or become ill while serving in combat zones, as well as Marines that have recently served, and then been injured or become ill.

Project Lifting Spirits
www.projectliftingspirits.com
We regularly visit our wounded troops and deliver cards, gifts, and especially words of encouragement. Operation Note Card - There is nothing like a handwritten note from someone's heart to let a soldier, sailor, marine or airman know that he or she is supported and their service is appreciated. Don't underestimate the value of your greeting! 

Soldiers' Angels
www.soldiersangels.org
"May No Soldier Go Unloved," encapsulates the motivation behind Soldiers' Angels. We have over 30 different teams supporting all branches of the U.S. Armed Forces. Through special projects, dedicated teams and individuals supporting our troops, we make a visible difference in the lives of our service members and their families. Our nearly 200,000 volunteers assist veterans, wounded and deployed personnel and their families in a variety of unique and effective ways.

Some teams and projects include:
  • Blankets of Gratitude - Handcrafted love for hospitalized veterans
  • Blankets of Hope - Handcrafted comfort for the wounded 
  • Eagle Cane Project - Handmade canes for the wounded
  • First Response Backpacks - Supplies for wounded in-country
  • Hero Flights - Emergency travel assistance
  • Tank Support - Helping Veterans Travel to Medical Appointments
  • Valour-IT - Adaptive laptops for the wounded
  • VA Crochet & Craft - Handmade comfort & dignity for hospitalized Vets
  • Veterans Support - Assisting veterans facilities
  • Wounded TLC - Letters and care packages for the wounded

​The General's Kids (cards for children of Wounded Warriors)
www.thegeneralskids.org
If you are the parent or guardian of a child living at a military hospital you may sign up for the sponsorship program of The General's Kids. We’ll connect you with an individual, family, or school class that wants to make your child feel appreciated for their service to our country. Please fill out the registration form and we will be contacting you within the next 3 business days. When a sponsor signs up the priority will go on a first come first serve basis. We will try to place families with more than one child with sponsors who want to reach out to the whole family that way all the children receive the same amount and frequency of cards. When available we’ll also pair school classes with children of the same age. That way it makes a good connection for both parties.

Treasure our Troops
www.treasureourtroops.org
Treasure Our Troops was started when the founders nephews were deployed to Afghanistan in January of 2009. Finding out that a lot of our soldiers have no one to write to them, send them care packages Treasure our Troops was formed! Our mission is to send as many care packages and written letters as possible to our deployed soldiers overseas as well as our wounded soldiers in the local hospitals.



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Cards and letters for veterans

America's Adopt a Soldier
http://www.americasadoptasoldier.org/
Our goals are to ensure that every deployed service member and veteran in a Veteran’s home or hospital receives a care package or care letter. Annual year-round support and the Challenge America Campaign (July and November--national packing events) help to support these goals.

Please join us on Veterans Day as we thank our veterans who are in a Veterans Home or Veterans Hospital and our deployed service members for their service and sacrifices. Today we have over 57,000 veterans in VA homes and hospitals; we need your help to accomplish this.

Please send your cards and letters thanking our veterans. A pack of crayons and copy paper is just perfect to draw or write a note of thanks and encouragement.

Cheers for Heroes - Our Heroes' Journey
http://ourheroesjourney.com/cheers-for-heroes/
Our Heroes’ Journey started the Cheers for Heroes program to bring smiles to combat wounded veterans and vets who are living in nursing facilities or hospitals around the country. Together with our wonderful volunteers, we send cards and care packages to make sure all our veterans are remembered during the holidays.

Coalition to Support America's Heroes
https://saluteheroes.org/get-help/other-programs/
The Coalition communicates with millions of Americans about the needs of our veterans and how they can help through its direct mail program. For example, the Coalition has distributed hundreds of thousands of Thank You and Get Well cards signed by its donors and friends to veterans in VA and DOD hospitals to encourage them by letting them know that their fellow citizens appreciate their service and the sacrifices they have made – and continue to make – for us. 

Operation Appreciation - Blue Star Families
http://bluestarfam.org/strengthen/operation-appreciation
Write a card for a parent, spouse, child of a service member (or a veteran). This is your chance to let America's military community know how much you appreciate all that they have sacrificed in order to keep our country safe.

Operation Gratitude
https://www.operationgratitude.com/writeletters/
America owes our military veterans an eternal debt of gratitude. Now is your chance to thank those courageous veterans who served our nation in past military conflicts. Includes a letter-writing guide for teachers and students.

The Art of Encouragement
http://www.theartofencouragement.com/
The Art of Encouragement is a non-profit organization that sends thousands of Christmas cards to veterans in VA hospitals and state nursing homes across the country.
We also pass along cards to veterans traveling in uniform. In addition to Christmas cards, we also have an encouragement package program that honors veterans, of all ages, to ensure they know they're service and sacrifice is appreciated.



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Cards and letters for deployed military personnel to send home

Military Connections
www.militaryconnections.org
LEFT OVER HOLIDAY CARDS - Do you have left over holiday or seasonal cards? Donate them to us and we will use them the next upcoming holiday to send to the troops. We collect all types of seasonal cards and find a use for them.

Scrapping for Soldiers
http://www.scrappingforsoldiers.com/html/greeting_cards.html
We collect greeting cards at our crops - both blank and ones with messages inside and send them to Soldiers Angels to distribute to the soldiers directly overseas to various contacts as well. These cards are very important to the soldiers to keep them connected to their family and friends and to show our support for what they are doing. 

I would like to invite everyone to create handmade cards for the Soldiers. It only takes one card to make a difference for a soldier. Blank greeting cards--Birthday, thank you, thinking of you, anniversary...anything!!! These cards are really appreciated by our Soldiers!




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Patriotic cards to buy

Cards 4 Heroes
www.cards4heroes.com
Specializing in patriotic and military greeting cards & gifts. All holidays. All special occasions. All service branches: Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, Coast Guard, National Guard, Reserves, Merchant Marines, Veterans, and Military Families, too! 

2 My Hero
http://2myhero.com/
2 My Hero is a contemporary line of wholesale and online retail greeting cards. We aim to encourage our troops from a more personal point of view. We have cards for: deployment, welcome home, encouragement, birthday, sympathy, remembrance.
Cards and letters for the military community
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