Holiday Mail for Heroes


The American Red Cross and Pitney Bowes, Inc. have joined together to invite all Americans to “send a touch of home” to United States service members and veterans across the country and abroad.

The Holiday Mail for Heroes program is now in its third year. This wonderful program is such an easy way to share joy and thanks with service members during the holiday season and all it takes is a greeting card.

Here’s what you do:

Send a signed holiday greeting card entitled “Dear Service Member, Family or Veteran” by December 7, 2009 to:

Holiday Mail for Heroes
P.O. Box 5456
Capitol Heights, MD 20791-5456

  • Limit cards to 15 per person or 50 for school class or business group
  • Bundle groups of cards in single, large envelopes (there is no need to include individual envelopes and postage for cards)
  • Here’s what you don’t do:

  • Send letters
  • Include personal information such as home or email addresses
  • Use glitter – excessive amounts can aggravate health issues of wounded recipients
  • Include inserts of any kind as they must be removed in the screening process
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