Opportunities to send cards & letters to the military community

Links for additional support organizations (airport greeters & welcome home signs, Bibles, devotionals & Bible studies, care packages, chaplain resources, coloring pages, humanitarian aid, military working dog & handlers, other deployment support organizations, pet adoption & foster care, prayer support and many other resource) are all listed above.

Click to view the list of organizations that send cards & letters to:
Caregivers
Deployed military personnel
Home front families
New recruits
Wounded warriors
Veterans
​Families of the fallen (Gold Star families)
Deployed military personnel to send home to loved ones



Cards and letters for caregivers

Soldiers' Angels Women of Valor program
https://soldiersangels.org/programs/family-support/women-of-valor-team/
The Women of Valor program focuses on the female caregivers of post-9/11 wounded, ill and injured service members and veterans. The caregivers may be the wife, girlfriend, mother or other female relative of the wounded hero. Our team of Angels focus on giving support, encouragement and “Angel Love” to the ladies of the Women of Valor program. With the challenges that caregivers face on a daily basis, the love and encouragement offered by their Team Angels provides them with that extra little bit of strength and inspiration.

All caregivers are vetted to ensure eligibility and are then approved for the program. Team Angels will provide ongoing support throughout the year for each caregiver, adhering to the specific dates of significance based off of their individual support requests. What this means is that each caregiver will receive personalized cards, letters, care packages and small gifts from our many dedicated Team Angels.

Soldiers’ Angels will provide educational and other reference materials to the caregivers, selected by experts in the field. This, paired with the Team Angel support, results in a comprehensive program, and provides a well-rounded team to walk alongside these incredible ladies during some of the most difficult times in their lives. 


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.

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. 

​​Blue Star Moms - Operation Post Card
https://www.bluestarmoms.org/operation-postcard
Operation Post Card - There is nothing like a letter or postcard from home 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!

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.

Military Missions
​https://militarymissions.org/cards/
We send thousands of cards each year in our care packages. Cards donations are received from people living across the USA in all 50 states! From ages 2 to 102, thankful Americans are making cards and writing notes of encouragement for our troops. We include 10 to 15 personalized cards and letters in each care package. Your messages are the most important part of the package! If we send out 8,000 care packages in a year, this means 80,000 cards are needed. Recruit your friends and family to make cards and write letters.

Operation Christmas Cards for Troops Overseas
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We are a veteran family-founded organization seeking to connect the community with deployed service members each year during the holiday season. What began as a great idea in 2010 supporting just one person in Afghanistan, has flourished into an over-5,000 member network supporting deployed service members world-wide.

Operation Gratitude
https://www.operationgratitude.com/virtual-volunteerism/
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 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 [email protected] 

Soldiers' Angels
https://soldiersangels.org/volunteer/virtual-volunteer/letter-writing/
Volunteers on this virtual team write letters to deployed service members who have registered to receive support from the Deployed Adoptions Team. The letters help to engage service members while they wait to be “adopted.” In addition, angels write letters to service members who may need an extra boost of support.


Cards and letters for the home front

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 [email protected]

Soldiers' Angels
https://soldiersangels.org/programs/family-support/cards-plus-team/
The Cards Plus Team is dedicated to supporting deployed service members, veterans, and their families with encouraging or celebratory cards and notes. The Cards Plus Team also joins forces with many other Soldiers' Angels Teams to provide cards for service members, Post 9/11 wounded veterans, caregivers and military families supported by these programs. Cards of support sent by the Team include, but are not limited to:
  • Birthday
  • Encouragement
  • Thinking of you/Get well
  • Anniversary
  • New baby
  • Welcome home


Cards and letters for new recruits

Operation Gratitude
https://www.operationgratitude.com/virtual-volunteerism/
Operation Gratitude thanks you for your interest in writing letters to our nation’s heroes! We like to include at least 5 letters per care package, so we need hundreds of thousands of them for our Deployed Troops, New Recruits, Veterans, and Wounded Heroes. We can only do that with your support and participation!


Cards and letters for wounded warriors

Operation Gratitude
https://www.operationgratitude.com/virtual-volunteerism/
Operation Gratitude would like to thank you for your interest in writing letters to our nation’s heroes! We like to include at least 5 letters per care package, so we need hundreds of thousands of them for our Deployed Troops, New Recruits, Veterans, and Wounded Heroes. We can only do that with your support and participation!

Operation Healing Angel (Homefront Hugs)
https://www.homefronthugs.org/missions
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!

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
https://soldiersangels.org/programs/family-support/cards-plus-team/
The Cards Plus Team is dedicated to supporting deployed service members, veterans, and their families with encouraging or celebratory cards and notes. The Cards Plus Team also joins forces with many other Soldiers' Angels Teams to provide cards for service members, Post 9/11 wounded veterans, caregivers and military families supported by these programs. Cards of support sent by the Team include, but are not limited to:
  • Birthday
  • Encouragement
  • Thinking of you/Get well
  • Anniversary
  • New baby
  • Welcome home

​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.


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.

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. 

Daughters of the American Revolution
https://www.dar.org/national-society/military-support-service-veterans
DAR members are passionate about supporting our active-duty military and veterans and they do so in a variety of ways.

Thank You Cards for Our Veterans: DAR members distribute thank you cards to veterans during visits to VA facilities, shelters, and state facilities. Veterans displaying veteran stickers on their cars or wearing caps noting their service are thanked as well. DAR members find any occasion to thank our veterans for the tremendous sacrifice they have made for our freedom. 

Operation Gratitude
https://www.operationgratitude.com/virtual-volunteerism/
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.

Soldiers' Angels
https://soldiersangels.org/programs/family-support/cards-plus-team/
The Cards Plus Team is dedicated to supporting deployed service members, veterans, and their families with encouraging or celebratory cards and notes. The Cards Plus Team also joins forces with many other Soldiers' Angels Teams to provide cards for service members, Post 9/11 wounded veterans, caregivers and military families supported by these programs. Cards of support sent by the Team include, but are not limited to:
  • Birthday
  • Encouragement
  • Thinking of you/Get well
  • Anniversary
  • New baby
  • Welcome home


Cards for families of the fallen (Gold Star families)

Soldiers' Angels Living Legends Team
https://soldiersangels.org/programs/family-support/living-legends-team/
The Living Legends Team conducts one of the most delicate and demanding missions of Soldiers' Angels: comforting the loved ones left behind when a warrior falls in the performance of their military duties. Our goal is to make sure the families of America's fallen heroes know that they are supported and that their loved ones' sacrifices are honored and respected.

The Living Legends Team sends personalized sympathy cards to grieving families to convey our compassion and heavy hearts. Additionally, each year on the anniversary of a service member's passing, the Team Angels send cards of remembrance to the family. It is often the wish of the surviving family members that their loved one not be forgotten, and it is the mission of the Living Legends Team to ensure that never happens.


Cards and letters for deployed military personnel to send home

Cards for Soldiers
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The Cards for Soldiers program supplies our deployed soldiers with handmade cards to send home to their friends and family. Send your handmade cards to:

Cards for Soldiers
C/O Charly Mathews
388 E M 72 HGWY
Grayling, MI 49738
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