American Red Cross

American Red Cross and Pitney Bowes Remind Public to Send Holiday Mail for Heroes Greetings by December 9

Press Release   •   Nov 30, 2011 04:53 EST

The December 9 deadline is fast approaching to send holiday greetings filled with messages of thanks to our men and women in uniform through the Holiday Mail for Heroes program. 

“It’s simple to give the gift of thanks this holiday season, and all you need is a pen and piece of paper,” said Sherri Brown, senior vice president of Service to the Armed Forces at the American Red Cross.  “So many people have supported this program over the years, and we hope people continue to share their greetings and gratitude with our service men and women this holiday season.”

The Red Cross sorts the cards and delivers them to military bases and hospitals, veteran’s hospitals and other locations in the U.S. and abroad during the holidays. Pitney Bowes donates all screening, packaging and shipping.

All holiday greetings should be addressed and sent to:

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

Cards postmarked after December 9, 2011 will be returned to senders. Visit redcross.org/holidaymail for a full list of recommended guidelines.

Pitney Bowes has also created an online card making feature that allows Americans to send a card with a personal message of thanks and holiday cheer to a service member for $1. The new website, www.mailforheroes.com, offers four holiday card designs that will remain accessible until December 9 and will be sent to the PO Box for distribution to service members and their families. .

Simon Property Group is offering additional collection sites free-of-cost at its malls throughout the country throughout the program. Many of the shopping centers are hosting card signing events at their Kidgits clubs.