Wednesday, October 13, 2010

OWH Halloween Party in Kuwait!




As soon as we opened the box and could see how beautiful the cards were we knew that we had to do more than just stick them on a shelf and let people wait until the last minute to send them home, so we held a Operation Write Home Greeting Card event! 


We had a day where we displayed all of the cards and let service men and women come in and take a few and write home to their loved ones. 



We had treats, drinks, decorated the office, and even had a “mail box” where they could drop them off and we took them over to the post office! 

The event was such a hit that even our pet volunteer Lance stopped by all dressed up!



Thank you so much Operation Write Home and all of the people involved with your organization. The cards have already brought smiles to the faces of those here in Kuwait and will bring more smiles once they make it to the families mail boxes!


-S.B., Red Cross, Kuwait



12 comments:

Anonymous said...

What a super clever idea to get the cards out in a timely fashion! Never saw this done before but I love it!! Great job.

Yolanda said...

Fun!

ltnbrn said...

How wonderful that you are enjoying the cards! We are so grateful for your service to our country and the sacrifices you make everyday.

Pam said...

Soooo happy to see you all happy & able to celebrate !! I just finsihed 77 holiday cards for you all !! God bless and thanks for everything you do for our freedom !!
ox Pam

Nancy J. Baker said...

It's AWESOME to see all of the cards that my friends and I create put to such good use!! We make cards, upon cards, upon cards... and sometimes don't know why. THIS IS WHY!!!

Jennifer Moore said...

The card-signing party looks like such fun. Thank you for your service.

Paula said...

What wonderful pictures! I am so grateful to everyone who serves and blessed to be able to do a little something to let you know it.

Ronda Archangelo said...

Thank you for sharing the wonderful photos of your Halloween card writing party. It's great to see our cards put to such good use...oh, and love that party animal, Lance! Way to bee, Lance.

Cyn said...

How wonderful! I so love making these cards for yall!!

S.B @ Kuwait Red Cross said...

Thank you all so much for making them! The service men and women over here really loved them and had a great time! The most touching was to see parents come and get the kid friendly cards to send home to their little ones!

Dolores A. said...

Thank you so much for letting us see our cards for you being put to use for your families and friends.
Such a great idea to get everyone involved. You are all awesome...
and truly appreciated by us here at home, so that's why we do what we do for ya!
Dolores A. (Sandy's Mom!)

TK Cat Herder said...

Bless you all and Three Cheers for the Red Cross. What a great idea for getting the cards out! We love doing this. (Thank you Sandy and OWH for this opportunity to share our talents....OK, mine is just an obsession and nervous energy, but still....)