Guidelines and support for students and school personnel (These guidelines also work for business/organizations)
Thank you for your interest in the Holiday Card Challenge for our Military! Your contribution makes a real difference to the morale and spirits of our warriors abroad.
Students from preschool through college create the most heartfelt messages for our warriors. In 2018, New Hampshire students and teachers alone provided 30,000 holiday cards!
In 2019, the New Hampshire Commissioner of Education challenged all New Hampshire schools to participate and -more recently- invited every school across the United states to participate in this program. To date (2022) all 50 States have a sent in holiday cards for our military, resulting in tens of thousands of cards of holiday cheer!
2020 brought its own challenges with the Pandemic. Schools across the Country, whether in remote, hybrid , or in-school education joined in and sent tens of thousands of cards. I applaud the teachers and students for their generous hearts amidst such complex times.
2021 was a success with 138,000 cards sent out!
2022 is up and running with 18,000 cards already received, sorted and ready for Fall 2022 mailings. Summer schools, camps, civic organizations, and businesses are hosting summer card signings, recognizing that it is ALWAYS a good time to write holiday cards!
Please feel free to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I will brainstorm with you to create a Holiday Card Challenge for your students, (or business) be they once again in remote, hybrid, or full-in-school learning setting! If you are interested in having your school join in on a #cards2connect Challenge for our Veterans and/or Troops throughout the year, let me know! Thank you !
NOTE: I have a one-page-go-to guideline that I am happy to send to you!