Welcome to Op Write Home Canada.
I decided to start this blog, since i've had a lot of requests for information about "where can i send some cards i've made to the Canadian Troops?"
Here's the background.
I work with the military. I'm not military - just work with them. I had co-workers overseas at Christmas time and sent some cards. When one of the co-workers got back, I asked if they got any cards while he was there. The response was - "we were fighting over the cards!" WELL. I figured in my small way i could help with that. So it became a small project. Make some cards and write a note in them. The project has mushroomed.
The cards that my friends and I made, were sent to a Canadian Forces supply depot in Quebec and were put on a cargo plane overseas, if there was room. That box was over 1100 cards. A HUGE shout out to my friends for helping!
The next year, cards were still coming in and are STILL coming in. Now, the cards don't necessarily contain a note to the soldier, but are meant for the soldier's use to send notes and write home.
There is an organization in the States that is doing this and doing a wonderful job!
If you are interested in sending to the American side of things, send to them!
Anyway - I thought it'd be great to do this for the Canadian Troops.
If you want to write to a soldier directly, here's a link:
http://www.forces.gc.ca/site/Commun/message/index-eng.asp - Morale Message board.
If you want to send cards, so that the soldier can write home, please email me and I'll get you my address
email me at:
braunc13 at hotmail dot com