Holidays for Heroes: Card Party & Brunch @La Madeleine (South Arl)

  • November 17, 2013 · 11:00 AM
  • La Madeleine Bakery (S Arlington)

Grab your Christmas cards, pens and stamps and let’s send some holiday cards! Join us for brunch and a holiday card signing party. This event is kid-friendly.

AMERICAN RED CROSS
Each year the American Red Cross provides assistance to more than TWO MILLION SERVICE MEMBERS and many of our nation’s 24 MILLION VETERANS. They support military families, military and veterans hospitals and provide emergency communications across the globe. And once a year, they get the joy of delivering holiday greetings to veterans, military families and active-duty service members at hospitals and installations around the world.

The cards and personal messages, sent by tens of thousands of Americans, provide a welcome Touch of Home for our troops during the holiday season. Each year the American Red Cross collects cards between October and early December and then distributes them at military installations, veteran’s hospitals, and in other locations.
http://www.redcross.org/support/get-involved/holiday-mail-for-heroes

GUIDELINES
Every card received will be screened for hazardous materials by PITNEY BOWES and then reviewed by RED CROSS VOLUNTEERS working around the country. Please observe the following guidelines to ensure a quick reviewing process:

• Ensure that all cards are signed.

• Do not include email or home addresses on the cards: the program is not meant to foster pen pal relationships.

• Use generic salutations such as “Dear Service Member.” Cards addressed to specific individuals can not be delivered through this program.

• Only cards are being accepted. Do not send or include letters.

• Do not include inserts of any kind, including photos: these items will be removed during the reviewing process.

• Please refrain from choosing cards with glitter or using loose glitter as it can aggravate health issues of ill and injured warriors.

POSTAGE
Please supply your own stamps! If you are mailing a large quantity of cards, please bundle them and place them in large mailing envelopes or flat rate postal shipping boxes. Each card does not need its own envelope, as ENVELOPES WILL BE REMOVED FROM ALL CARDS before distribution.

ADDRESS
All holiday greetings should be addressed and sent to:
Holiday Mail for Heroes, P.O. Box 5456, Capitol Heights, MD[masked]

DEADLINE
DEADLINE FOR HAVING CARDS TO THE P.O. BOX IS DECEMBER 6th. Holiday cards received after this date cannot be guaranteed delivery.

Join or login to comment.

  • Dawn

    Great afternoon! Thx for mailing them Lorie!

    1 · November 17, 2013

  • Nancy R.

    Please don't give up on me!

    November 17, 2013

  • Nancy R.

    So sorry! Will not be getting out this morning and - will miss meeting all of you.

    November 17, 2013

  • Joy H.

    Running late, but will be there.

    November 17, 2013

  • Dawn

    Have the table closest to the door. We can grab another when folks show up!

    November 17, 2013

  • Dawn

    Plus my daughter.

    November 17, 2013

  • Donna

    I'm all messed up with dates right now..Sorry I'm a mess..

    November 16, 2013

  • Donna

    I'm all messed up with dates right now..Sorry I'm a mess..

    November 16, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Unfortunately I have to work so I cannot join you :-(

    November 16, 2013

  • Joy H.

    My 7 & 8 year old granddaughters are going to be with me that day. Will it be okay to bring them?

    November 14, 2013

    • Joy H.

      Sorry I just read through the event again and saw it is kid friendly. I will add them to my RSVP.

      November 14, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I go there all the time. If you love French food its up your alley.

    November 12, 2013

  • Nancy R.

    What a wonderful event! Food, new friends and a marvelous way to start out the Christmas holidays.

    November 7, 2013

15 went

Our Sponsors

  • Polar Air Cooling & Heating

    972-296-0154. Owner is Around Arlington member Joseph Bohnsack.

  • LegalShield / IdentityShield

    From the Trivial to the Traumatic. Wills. Power of Attorney.

  • Millenium Designs

    Haircut, Color and Massage by Francis, Lincoln Square, 817-226-4247

  • LuLu's Tamales

    Order homemade tamales with a zing for your holiday celebrations.

  • Prudence Mathis, ABR, e-PRO, GRI

    Stanfield Realtors, Inc. 972-641-0447 Office, 469-583-0608 Mobile

  • Donna's Damsels in Defense

    Educating and empowering women about personal safety.

  • Parklane Jewelry By Faith

    Jewelry that's upscale, trend-conscious and reasonably priced.

People in this
Meetup are also in:

Create a Meetup Group and meet new people

Get started Learn more
Allison

Meetup has allowed me to meet people I wouldn't have met naturally - they're totally different than me.

Allison, started Women's Adventure Travel

Sign up

Meetup members, Log in

By clicking "Sign up" or "Sign up using Facebook", you confirm that you accept our Terms of Service & Privacy Policy