4th Annual Handmade Holiday Card Drive for residents of the Old Soldiers Home/ Armed Forces Retirement Home

holiday card drive
cards from last year’s drive

From an email:

“Its that time of year again! We are collecting handmade holiday cards for the residents of the Old Soldiers Home/ Armed Forces Retirement home here in DC. If you know an adult, office, child, daycare, or school that would be interested in making holiday cards to bring some joy to these individuals who have spent years or a lifetime in service to all of us, please spread the word and help us hand out a card to every retired soldier we can this holiday season. Last year we handed out over 600 hugely appreciated holiday cards from all over the country. The cards are delivered along with some hugs, singing and lots of holiday cheer.

I will be happy to pick up the cards you make or you may mail/ drop them at my home. The deadline for this small but meaningful way to help experience the joy of giving back in our own backyard is Friday, December 11th. In the event the number of cards exceeds the number of residents, all of the remaining art will be shipped to operation gratitude for placement in care packages of persons serving overseas. Please help spread the word and lets make this years card drive a success!

Thanks so much/ Happy Holidays.
Sarah Gabriel

4 Comment

  • How do I get in contact with someone to answer questions regurading this opportunity?

  • Do you need children volunteers to hand out the holiday cards to the folks at OSRH? I think that would be great if they could have the personal connection after making the cards. thanks!

    • The same kids who came up with the service project 4 years ago as a way to give back to their neighbors deliver the cards. They work hard to make organize and sort all the cards and then complete the delivery. I would love to expand it so more people can be involved in the delivery but AFRH limits the numbers due to germ spreading and we are in contact with a very vulnerable population that time of year. Thanks!

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