Operation Gratitude - Veterans' Day Letters Team!


Family Volunteering

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1 hours
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Houston, TX
United States

This activity is for all ages!

This activity is virtual and requires you to provide your own suppliesFamilies who sign up for this event will receive a separate email with detailed instructions and further information about our nonprofit partner and how we can help! Feel free to do this activity when convenient for your family.

This Veterans' Day join Generation SERVE to write letters and make cards for our veterans to show them our appreciation for their service. We are partnering with Operation Gratitude, which supports military, veterans and first responders.

-Letter Writing Guidelines:

-Address letters to the following:

"Dear Deployed Troop", "Dear Veteran", "Dear Wounded Hero", "Dear Caregiver", "Dear Graduate"

-Express your thanks for their selfless service to our country.

-Keep messages positive.

-Suggested topics include: expressing gratitude for their service, sharing hopeful messages, well wishes,

and positive thoughts.

-Prayers are welcome, however please avoid excessive religious comments.

-Share about yourself, family, hobbies, work, school, pets, travel, interests, etc.

Avoid all mention of politics.

-Refrain from including contact or distinguishing information for anyone under the age of 18.

This includes last name, home or email address, phone numbers, school information, social media

usernames and phone numbers.

-If you are over 18, you may include your contact information so the letter recipient can reply.

Recipients are not required to write back.

-Can’t find the words? Consider drawing or painting a picture instead. Please add a note to kids’ drawings with their age.

-Please leave letters out of individual envelopes. All letters will go through a screening process and the envelopes slow that down significantly.

Please drop off the letters to our Generation SERVE Storage Unit at CubeSmart, 4211 Bellaire. Don't forget to email us at houstonteam@generationserve.org with your service hours so we can keep track of them for you! More instructions and resources will be sent to you after sign up.

Questions? Contact us at houstonteam@generationserve.org.

**Suggested donation $15 per child/$30 per family to cover our activity costs, or join us as a Houston Family Sponsor and help us inspire a generation of community-inspired leaders in Houston. Please donate now and thank you for your support

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