Monday, May 26, 2014

Memorial Day Operation Write Home (OWH) Card making parties

In April and May my children and I have been quite busy hosting card making parties for military appreciation month via Operation Write Home. In a nut shell it's a non-profit dedicated to supporting the troops ability to write home on handmade cards made and donated by crafters.

Another aim is to provide AnyHero mail to keep the troops' morale and spirits up during this season in their lives. We focused on AnyHero mail to thank the troops for our freedoms. During three parties we created a total of 150 thank you letters, pictures and coloring pages. Participants were children from just a few months old to 12 years old.

Once I told my daughter about the cause and provided her with coloring pages, she completed several herself, enlisted friends and asked to bring this community service event to her 3rd grade class and her multi-level girl scout troop (daisies, brownies and juniors). Lastly, we presented the idea at my son's day care that educates children newborn to kindergarten through art.

This is my daughter. Operation Write Home suggests pictures without faces to protect the children's identities. So that's why these pics are taken from different angles. We wanted to show the children working on their thank you notes and coloring pages.

There are many organizations that you can work with to support our troops. I hope you are inspired to   get yourself and the children involved in this very needed year-round cause. It was a pleasure to volunteer and share the spirit of community service with the children and I am especially proud of my daughter for seeing the vision and carrying it further.



  1. Wonderful idea La-Vie and so nice to see your kids learning young the value of giving back!

  2. How awesome is that? Just precious!



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