Friday, December 5, 2008

Non-Profit (or Doing) of the Week: Xerox Helps Us Give Thanks

Whenever I see a member of our Armed Forces, I almost always feel compelled to tell them "thank-you" for their dedication to serving our country. With millions overseas as we speak, there are plenty of troops that I (or you) will never get to thank. Xerox has decided to help us and increase community morale with their project, Let's Say Thanks. Originally started in local communities as campaign drives, Xerox hosts a free service that allows visitors to select from a range of postcard designs created by US children and add a personalized message to a soldier. The cards are then printed out and delivered to soldiers deployed in Iraq, Afghanistan and other locations.

There are no tricks up Xerox's sleeves, just good will. Let's Say Thanks is an easy way for anyone to send thanks and good wishes to deployed servicemen and women. their way to provide. All you have to do is pick a design (a nice stack of them picked from thousands of entries drawn by children in the U.S.) pick a standard message or write your own and send! Xerox then prints all the cards and mails them in care packages made by military support organization Give2TheTroops®.To date, more than 12,000 postcards have been mailed to soldiers. With the launch of Let's Say Thanks, more soldiers can expect to receive messages from home.

So take just a minute to write a warm message to travel far, someone is sure to love it. Now, I wonder if Xerox will send my Christmas Cards for me? Nah.

1 comment:

ink&&ink said...

I am going to send one right away!

thank you so much for posting this i put it up on my blog too! I want this to get out more and i want more people to do this i believe our troops deserve this and they should know that we support them and our countries and that our prayers are with them.

I think that this is an incredible non profit thing for xerox to do and i think its just right for them, too.

I believe that everyone who hears about this or sees this should send out a card it only takes a minute to pick a card and write your name and city on it and im sure it would mean alot to someone especially when they havent seen their family or loved ones in a long time!

Beautiful thing for xerox to do and for you to post!

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