SERVE at Home - Make Cards for Service Members


Family Volunteering

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Austin, TX
United States

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Activity Description

SERVE at Home is a way for your family to spread kindness and help our community on your own, anytime, anywhere! We want to keep Austin volunteering all week long! Please RSVP on our calendar so we can let our non-profit partner know how many items to expect.

In honor of Memorial Day, let’s get crafty and make handmade cards & letters for members of our military. These cards will go to A Million Thanks who distributes cards & letters to service members across the world. Making them now gives them enough time to get to service members on time!

You will need to provide the supplies for this activity. You can complete this activity on your own anytime during the month.

Activity Directions

Supplies needed:

  • Construction paper or blank cards
  • Markers or crayons
  • Stickers, stamps, or other art supplies you may have at home
  • Please do not put your cards in separate envelopes.
  • A mailing envelope and postage

We will be using A Million Thanks's letter writing guidelines to make cards. Make fun and colorful designs on the front of your cards. You can include drawings, stickers, stamps and more. Please avoid glitter as it can rub off.

On the inside of your cards, include a drawing and a supportive message such as:

Heartfelt thanks for your service!

We love you and are proud of you!

Sending you love from back home! Thank you for your service!

Or any other fun, positive, and/or uplifting message! You can also write a joke or riddle. Please sign the cards with your first name, age and where you are from.

Please try to make 3-5 cards and mail them together in one envelope directly to:

A Million Thanks

17853 Santiago Blvd. #107-355

Villa Park, CA 92861

Tell Us When You're Finished

Please complete this form to let us know you've completed the activity! We would love to see pictures of your family working together to complete this activity, so please take a photo to share with us! You can submit the photo through our form.

Activity Requirements

  • This activity is great for all ages. 
  • Our program is designed to be a family experience. We want parents and caregivers to work alongside their child(ren) for all our Family Volunteering activities.

More About Our Partner

A Million Thanks was started by a 15 year old with the goal of sending one million letters and cards of appreciation to U.S. military members. To date, more than seven million letters and cards have been distributed to U.S. troops stationed around the world.

Support Generation SERVE

A $10 donation would help us continue developing new activities and ways for families to spread kindness throughout the community. You also can become a family sponsor to support us in providing fun volunteer opportunities for other families! Thank you for your support and generosity! We appreciate it!

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